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Nature's candy: Melons are summer on a plate

Nature's candy: Melons are summer on a plate

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You know you’re in the heart of the summer when the melons come out to play.

Watermelons, with their bright red smiles, a drop of juice glistening on each slice. Honeydews, green and festive, temptingly arrayed on a plate. Merry, golden cantaloupes, sweet and softly yielding.

Entertainment

Staging ‘Legends’

Staging ‘Legends’

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The shaded hillside in Salado, full of stadium seats, slopes gently downward to the large main stage at the Goodnight Amphitheater, where cast…

‘Annie’ takes stage at VLA

‘Annie’ takes stage at VLA

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Rob Yoho was pleased. “The orphans do a pretty darn good job of corralling themselves,” he said with a smile, as the 11 girls pranced about on…

Locals to celebrate anniversary of Guam liberation Saturday

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COPPERAS COVE — For more than 10 years the local Guam community has celebrated the liberation of Guam from Japan after World War II.

Health

KISD Career Center hosts blood drive today

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The KISD Career Center will host a blood drive from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. today in the Killeen High School cafeteria, 500 N. 38th St.

Cancer Kickers Support Group meets today

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The Cancer Kickers Support Group meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at Metroplex Plaza, 2301 S. Clear Creek Road in Killeen.

Visually impaired athlete prepares for Ironman triathlon

Visually impaired athlete prepares for Ironman triathlon

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It is grueling enough to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles, but imagine doing all of that when you can only see a blur of ligh…

News

Fire in Harker Heights

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HARKER HEIGHTS — Firefighters responded to a structure fire on the 200 bock of Cherokee Lane in Harker Heights shortly before noon Wednesday.

Report: New Law Led to Statewide Drop in Abortions

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Belton asks residents to conserve water

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BELTON — A 12-inch water line has been ruptured on a construction site near Loop 121 and U.S. Highway 190, according to the city of Belton’s w…

Top Businesses

AAA All Stor

AAA All Stor

tel. 254-690-7867

5101 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Killeen, TX 76543

http://www.aaaallstor.com/

Leland's Portable Buildings

Leland's Portable Buildings

tel. 254-791-0800

6148 East Hwy. 190, Lampasas, TX 76550

Just 25 minutes west of Killeen. We have everything from wood and metal storage sheds to completely finished cabins. We also have a full line of carports, RV covers,horsebarns, loafing sheds, garages, etc. We have heavy duty wooden kids playsets and gazebos as well. Purchase or Rent-to-Own with NO CREDIT CHECK and Free Delivery. With over 80 displays to look at it's worth the drive to Lampasas!!! We also have small display lots in Killeen and Copperas Cove where you can inspect our products and pick up a free catalog.

Wing Stop

Wing Stop

tel. 254-501-3278

902 W Central Texas Expy, Killeen, TX 76541

http://www.wingstop.com/

Killeen Veterinary Clinic

Killeen Veterinary Clinic

tel. 254-634-0242

1321 Pershing Dr, Killeen, TX 76549

We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet's health care. We treat your pet as we would our own. Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education.  Our entire healthcare team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner. Thank you for taking the time to read about our veterinary practice and the services we offer. We welcome your comments and suggestions. Please contact us at (254)634-0242 for all your pet health care needs. Killeen Veterinary Clinic in Killeen, TX is a full service companion animal hospital. It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages; and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime.About UsKilleen Veterinary Clinic has been proudly serving the Killeen/Ft. Hood area since 1961. Killeen Veterinary Clinic is a full service companion animal practice, offering the latest in diagnostic, medical, and surgical care for your dog or cat. We also offer boarding and bathing for your pets. We are committed to providing high quality, compassionate veterinary care to the pets of the greater Killeen area.Our doctors and staff are deeply dedicated to the health and well-being of your pet. We will treat your pet as if they were our own. Killeen Veterinary Clinic has been voted the 2010 Best Veterinary Clinic in Central Texas by the Killeen Daily Herald Readers’ Poll.

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Business

McAlister’s tea tastes sweeter on Free Tea Day

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McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea will taste all the sweeter Thursday.

Area gas prices on the decline

Area gas prices on the decline

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As average retail gasoline prices continue to decline around the nation and state, Killeen finally seems to be falling in line.

Social Media Breakfast on Thursday at Sure Fire Tacos

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The Central Texas Business Resource Center is hosting a Social Media Breakfast for the Central Texas business community from 7:15 to 9 a.m. Th…

Taste

Nature's candy: Melons are summer on a plate

Nature's candy: Melons are summer on a plate

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You know you’re in the heart of the summer when the melons come out to play.

Salmon: Even better the second time around

Salmon: Even better the second time around

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I buy more fresh salmon than I need for dinner. Not because I’m lured by the mammoth slabs sold at warehouse clubs or its, well, salmon color.…

What’s that? Frozen dessert? Bring it on

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Ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, granita — if it’s a frozen dessert, I’ll try it.

Faith

Fort Hood thanks Goff, welcomes Whitlock

Fort Hood thanks Goff, welcomes Whitlock

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FORT HOOD — Celebrating the 239th anniversary of the Chaplain Corps, as well as the passing of the stole Thursday, Col. Matthew Goff stepped o…

More than one Christian response to border crisis?

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A 2-year-old boy and his parents start their trek under the cover of darkness. By daylight they will have traveled only 4 to 7 miles. They are…

Lesbian sues diocese over firing

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A parish food pantry worker who was fired over her marriage to another woman sued the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph on Thursday, the lates…

At Home

Tiny houses become all the rage as people embrace simple living

Tiny houses become all the rage as people embrace simple living

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Doug Immel recently completed his custom-built dream home, sparing no expense on details like cherry-wood floors, cathedral ceilings and stain…

Saulsbury garden promotes healthy living

Saulsbury garden promotes healthy living

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TEMPLE — If you’re not looking for the unassuming, fenceless garden along Saulsbury Drive, you might miss it. However, what’s happening in tha…

Shrimp plants: For the birds, eyes

Shrimp plants: For the birds, eyes

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Hummingbird fanatics, you must add the shrimp plant to your garden’s floral menu. Your first thought might be the yellow shrimp or lollipop pl…

Taste

Nature's candy: Melons are summer on a plate

Nature's candy: Melons are summer on a plate

Posted:

You know you’re in the heart of the summer when the melons come out to play.

Salmon: Even better the second time around

Salmon: Even better the second time around

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I buy more fresh salmon than I need for dinner. Not because I’m lured by the mammoth slabs sold at warehouse clubs or its, well, salmon color.…

What’s that? Frozen dessert? Bring it on

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Ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, granita — if it’s a frozen dessert, I’ll try it.

Top Images

USO Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

USO Volunteer Appreciation Lunch

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Col. Matt Elledge, Fort Hood garrison commander and Robin Crouse Fort Hood USO director, thank Walter Brown of Big Hoss BBQ during the annual Fort Hood USO Volunteer Luncheon on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Texas Roadhouse in Killeen. Crouse is resigning from the organization.

WTB change of command

WTB change of command

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Col. Patricia Darnauer, right, commander of Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, passes the Warrior Transition Unit’s colors to incoming commander Col. Douglas Woodall on Thursday at Fort Hood.

MOAA

MOAA

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Robert Miele, executive director of the U.S. Army Operational Test Command at West Fort Hood, spoke to the Military Officers Association of America Friday about his service to the country through the civilian senior executive service program.

Heights Progress

Heights Progress

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Progress of the 2410 bridge widening in Harker Heights is seen on Friday July 18, 2014.

FHH WTU Command Change

FHH WTU Command Change

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Col. Patricia Darnauer, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center commander, passes the unit colors of the Warrior Transition Unit to incoming commandeer Col. Douglas Woodall on Thursday July 17, 2014.

FHH WTB Command Change

FHH WTB Command Change

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Col. Douglas Woodall took command of the Warrior Transition Unit on Thursday July 17, 2014.

FHH WTB Command Change

FHH WTB Command Change

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Col. Patricia Darnauer, left, commander of Carl R Darnall Army Medical Center oversaw the change of command of incoming Col. Douglas Woodall, right, of the Warrior Transition Unit and Col. John Kolessar on Thursday July 17, 2014.

FHH WTB Command Change

FHH WTB Command Change

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Col. Patricia Darnauer, right, commander of Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center oversaw the Warrior Transition Unit change of command of outgoing Col. John Kolessar, left, and the incoming commanding Col. Douglas Woodall on Thursday July 17, 2014.

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