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Six residents braved subfreezing temperatures for three hours at a Killeen park Saturday morning to take part in an event dedicated to reducing veteran suicides.

Between an ongoing police department reorganization, a potential outsourcing of the municipal jail and a recent rash of shootings, residents have a slew of questions for Killeen police.

BELTON — Who received more votes in Bell County in the Nov. 8 election: U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz or Jesus Christ?

COPPERAS COVE — The City Council will meet at 5 p.m. today in a special session at the Economic Development Corporation building, 210 S. First St., to discuss a runoff election for council places 3 and 4.

City building officials in Killeen issued 107 permits last week worth a total value of $1.57 million.

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s weeklong sting at businesses selling alcohol across the state found more than 90 percent don’t sell alcohol to minors.

BELTON — Bell County is in good shape in the run-up to Election Day.

Mayor Pro Tem Brockley Moore is organizing a town hall meeting, hosted by the Rev. Dale A. Moye Sr., at 5:30 p.m. today at Pershing Park Baptist Church, 1200 Old Farm-to-Market 440 in Killeen.

Killeen employees will see a cost increase for their employee health benefits.

City of Killeen municipal offices will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday. All city offices will reopen Monday, according to a news release from the city of Killeen.

Killeen Support Services Director Stu McLennan took responsibility Tuesday night for the City Council’s lack of knowledge regarding some $89,000 in repairs made to City Hall last fall.

In July, Killeen’s streets services director asked city management to fill a vacant traffic light inspector position to ensure public safety. That same month, the city’s transportation director requested an additional engineer to ensure proper inspection for key road projects. In August, ano…

The Texas Attorney General ruled the city of Killeen needs to release documents it had been withholding from the public related to a $247,000 contract for security upgrades at the Killeen Municipal Court.

Two weeks before early voting begins for the 2016 primary election, the latest campaign finance filings show changes for candidates in the local Texas House and Senate races.

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