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Kathryn Quirk, 25, doesn’t let her minimum wage job define her. Instead, every order of Bush’s fried chicken she serves puts her one step closer to her dream job in theater. “There is no shame in having a job like this,” said the Killeen resident, who has worked at Bush’s for 2½ years. “You have to start somewhere, and this isn’t a bad job to have.”
During his annual State of the Union address in January, President Barack Obama said he would use his executive power to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors, shocking some public officials. This month, a new bill to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 gained momentum in Congress, and Obama followed through on his promise to federal contractors.
- Retired Gen. Robert Shoemaker dies at 93
- Killeen man gets life sentence
- Killeen man arrested after boating incident kills girl, maims father
- Bell County justice of the peace arraigns own son
- Woman indicted in hit-and-run
- County appraisers cut sky-high property value increases in surprise move
- Boat driver allegedly admits he couldn’t see behind the boat
- 2017 Independence Day celebrations around the Killeen-Fort Hood area
- Woman airlifted after shooting to hospital with life-threatening injuries, police say
- Residents: Gen. Shoemaker’s death leaves void
The Central Texas-Fort Hood Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army will host a general membership meeting at 6 p.m. July 12 at Big Hoss BBQ, 9502 E. Trimmier Road.
Central Texas College will host a tailfin tailgate called Friday Night Flights on Friday at its aviation science hangar at Skylark Field in Killeen.