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Killeen City Council Candidate Sandra Blankenship will host a town hall for District 3 residents from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 30 at Meno’s Mexican Grill, 1100 E. Stan Schlueter Loop in Killeen.

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Tuesday evening, the Killeen City Council authorized City Manager Ron Olson to search for a second assistant city manager, as long as he could also tell the council how the position would be funded.

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A proposed bill intended to update 34-year-old water district boundaries had a surprise: It would change a state ethics code and allow developers to be members of the board controlling water in the greater Killeen area.

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In its first workshop in the city’s newly remodeled chambers, the Killeen City Council met Tuesday for a workshop, where the council heard an update from lobbyist Stan Schlueter about upcoming discussions on the floor of the Texas Legislature.

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The Killeen ISD board of trustees and the Killeen City Council took steps to get on the same page about upcoming projects, as the two came together for a joint workshop Thursday evening.

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The Killeen City Council Tuesday finalized its previous decision to support the regional water district’s expanding its boundaries, but maintain its elections for board members — although it seems the district still plans to take the motion to the state Legislature.

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State Rep. Brad Buckley, R-Salado, whose District 54 includes much of the Killeen area, has been named to the House Appropriations Committee, Ag and Livestock Committee and the Local and Consent Calendars Committee at the state legislature.

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Killeen area residents will have the right to vote for directors of the regional water district board that sets water rates and assumes debt that residents ultimately repay.

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More voices will be soon heard in the debate about voting rights for the region’s water district, as close to 40 people attended a public forum sponsored by two Killeen City Council members Thursday night.

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In a unanimous vote Tuesday evening, the Killeen City Council approved City Manager Ron Olson’s appointment of David Ellison as assistant city manager.

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While the Killeen City Council was tabling the topic of the regional water district’s plans to take away the voting rights of residents Tuesday evening, the Belton council was voting 6-0 in favor of the proposal.

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The Killeen City Council was supposed to move into its renovated council chambers earlier this week, but a construction delay is keeping the governing body out of the room at City Hall a bit longer.

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Councilwoman Shirley Fleming will be making changes to her previously published six-month schedule of public meetings after a policy debate that took place at Tuesday night’s Killeen City Council meeting.

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Killeen City Manager Ron Olson has announced his intent to appoint David Ellison as assistant city manager, according to a Friday morning press release from the city.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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