• February 24, 2017


April Lawrence Grant
  • April Lawrence Grant
  • Correspondent Writer
  • April Lawrence Grant, a New Jersey native, graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications with concentration on journalism. Her background spans the fields of communications, marketing, development and customer service. She has worked as a contributor for Examiner.com, an online news and entertainment website, and a web producer for local NBC affiliate KCEN. As a member of KDHConnects, she writes feature stories, news stories and covers events for KDH Media Group publications and websites.
Bob Massey
  • Bob Massey
  • Correspondent Writer
  • Bob Massey, 60, joined the KDHConnects network in December 2012. He is the designated correspondent for the Harker Heights Herald, where he covers civic organizations, the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce and other events. His photos and stories also appear in the Killeen Daily Herald. Massey served as the public information officer for the Killeen Independent School District for 21 years. Before retiring in 2011, he also worked as a producer, writer, announcer, video editor and videographer for KISD-TV, the school district’s cable access television station. Massey sings in several vocal groups, including The Texas Country Gentleman Barbers
Bob Maindelle
  • Bob Maindelle
  • Correspondent Blogger
  • Bob Maindelle is a professional fishing guide with over 22 years of experience fishing Belton Lake and Stillhouse Hollow Reservoirs. Through his small business, Holding the Line Guide Service, he guides clients of all ages and ability levels on 145-155 trips per year, typically catching & releasing 10-12,000 fish annually. Bob also writes the KDH fishing column “Guide Lines” for the Sunday sports section.
Gail Dillon
  • Gail Dillon
  • Correspondent Blogger
  • Gail Dillon, an Army spouse, writes about life at Fort Hood from a spouse's perspective. She has been married to her soldier for 14 years and lives on Fort Hood with him, their two zany sons and a Goldendoodle named Murphy.
Jodi Perry
  • Jodi Perry
  • Correspondent Photographer
  • Jodi Perry, 42, joined KDHConnects network in June 2013. A Colorado native, Jodi lived in Saudi Arabia prior to her Texas residency and has traveled the world extensively. Her love for photography began when her children were younger and has grown into a professional skill that continues to open new doors for her. Her pictures can be seen gracing the walls of homes in Central Texas in KDH Media Group publications and websites.
Marie Rivers
  • Marie Rivers
  • Correspondent Writer
  • Marie Rivers, an Army veteran, graduated from Howard University with a bachelor’s degree in fashion design. Along with writing feature stories for KDHConnects, she enjoys tennis, sewing and photography. She is currently researching the Chinese language and plans to write a book about its heritage and similarities to other ancient cultures. She and her husband, Ron, have lived in Killeen since 1997.
Kathryn Leisinger
  • Kathryn Leisinger
  • Correspondent Blogger
  • Kathryn Leisinger, 42, joined the KDHConnects network in December 2012. She writes a monthly column – “Dog Tales” – and feature stories for the Harker Heights Herald and and other KDH Media Group publications. Before settling in Harker Heights, she served in the U.S. Army and lived in many states as a military spouse. In 2012, she started School of Wags, a nonprofit large dog rescue organization, where she serves as president and “Dean of Wags.” Kathryn lives in Harker Heights with her husband, four children and numerous mastiffs. www.SchoolofWags.com
Mary Mejia
  • Mary Mejia
  • Correspondent Blogger
  • A speech therapist assistant relates what she has learned about communicating with people with disabilities. Recent winner of a Stuttering Foundation award for her blog.
  • Monique "Mo" Brand
  • Correspondent Writer
  • Monique ‘Mo” Brand, 26, joined KDHConnects in March 2013. An Alaska native, she lived around the globe with her military family before making her home in California where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications at UCLA. Her love for sports led her to become a local sports anchor in Southern California before moving to Texas.
Dr Rebecca Marsh
  • Dr Rebecca Marsh
  • Correspondent Blogger
  • Hello there! My name is Dr. Rebecca J. Marsh, and i am a Clinical Psychologist who has been practicing in the Central Texas area since 1996. I'm very excited to share my new blog with you. Reaching out, effecting change, connecting with others and living better.
Shelly Frank
  • Shelly Frank
  • Correspondent Writer
  • Shelly Frank joined KDH Connects in Dec. 2013. She is a freelance writer and amateur historian. Previously, she worked as a bookseller and served in the U.S. Army as a linguist. After living in several states, Frank now makes her home in Killeen.
Rachel Kaser
  • Rachel Kaser
  • Correspondent Blogger
  • Rachel is the author of the Killeen Daily Herald's popular gaming blog. She we keep you up to date on new games and bring back good memories about older games.
Sandra Duffy Oliver
  • Sandra Duffy Oliver
  • Correspondent Writer
  • Sandra Duffy Oliver, 64, joined KDHConnects in January. She has written for Christian magazines and recently published her first book, “One Life,” a fiction novel. She specializes in writing pastor profiles and feature articles on businesses and personalities for KDH Media Group.
Twila Hill
  • Twila Hill
  • Correspondent Writer
  • Twila Hill, 38, describes herself as a “military brat” who grew up at Army bases in Kentucky and Tennessee. She received her bachelor’s degree in communications from Austin Peay State University in Tennessee and began writing for KDH Connects in 2013. The mother of four children, Hill makes her home in Killeen.

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Memories of the Old Killeen Daily Herald Part I

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Memories of the Killeen Daily Herald Part II

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Memories of the Killeen Daily Herald Part III

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Memories of the Killeen Daily Herald Part IV

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