• February 28, 2017

April Lawrence Grant

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.
United Way funding gives Emancipet ‘stamp of approval’

Emancipet Killeen is set to open a new permanent location Feb. 18 thanks to a major assist from its partnership with the United Way foundation.

Operating as a mobile clinic in Killeen since 2012, Emancipet is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide low-cost, high-quality spay and neuter and vaccination services to pets, said communications coordinator Brenda Thompson.

Local Habitat for Humanity gives new homes, new hope

Bell County Habitat for Humanity has provided safe, affordable, modest housing to disadvantaged families in the Bell County area for nearly 20 years with the help of United Way and other sponsors.

The faith-based nonprofit organization works with families who want to own a home but are not able to receive financing through conventional ways such as going to a bank, said Stephen Church, executive director of Bell County Habitat for Humanity.

Hotel Bibles work of local missionaries

Have you ever wondered where hotel Bibles come from?

Most likely they were hand-delivered by a Gideon missionary as part of the Gideons International ministry. “Hotels are our primary focus, but we do so much more,” said Joe Hines, a Gideon.

Cove High students recognized for excellence

Out of more than 2,000 students at Copperas Cove High School, 10 rose to the top to be nominated for the Excellence in Life Award sponsored by Smile at the World Orthodontics.

“These kids are academically good, but they aren’t No. 1, 2, or 3 in their class,” said Amal Baty, coordinator of Academic and Student Activities for CCHS, who nominated the students. “We recognize them because we see what they’ve been doing, how they perform and how they endured and came out on top.”

Foster children get help with local donations

The National Banks of Central Texas keeps itself in the public eye with various community service projects. The company recently hosted a Shred It Day event with Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful and donated $4,000 to the Cove House Free Clinic earlier this month.

Nicole Vess, bank representative, heads up the worthwhile efforts.


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