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Book helps children understand finances

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Your child has caught some bug that’s going around.

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Fun, addictive camping stories

Fun, addictive camping stories

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Away from any lights, the stars seem to triple in number. They’re closer to the earth, too, and shinier. When you’re outdoors, you also hear t…

Nolanville resident critical of upkeep of roads in city's 'Plaza' subdivision

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Killeen resident asserts city should eliminate prohibition on fireworks

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Cooking with Clare

An ancient love of ice cream

An ancient love of ice cream

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Ice cream has origins in ancient China and Greece, where people mixed snow, fruits and syrups to create sweet treats. Sorbets and ices were se…

Salad offers easy meal in heat of summer

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It’s barely mid-July, and with a lot of 100-degree days ahead, the last thing I want to do as summer heats up is spend a lot of time over a ho…

Ice cream so tasty, you won’t miss the dairy

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Ice cream is my favorite dessert, and while it’s fun to go to a shop for a scoop or two, I especially enjoy making it.

Down the Line

NICK TALBOT: Local teams not capitalizing on big-time stars

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The talent is here.

Roos get a victory all of KISD can savor

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Wow.

Few bright spots for 8-5A after nondistrict batterings

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It’s going to be a long, brutal high school football season in Central Texas.

The Bookworm

Fun, addictive camping stories

Fun, addictive camping stories

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Away from any lights, the stars seem to triple in number. They’re closer to the earth, too, and shinier. When you’re outdoors, you also hear t…

Financial tips for mothers

Financial tips for mothers

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Back-to-school time is almost here, which means back-to-school bills.

Link up with ‘Untethered’

Link up with ‘Untethered’

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Oh, the ties that bind.

Outside Insights

Take precautions in summer heat

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I heard a weather forecast mention that we would be in the 100 degree temperatures this week. It also emphasized we were actually a couple of …

Learn about reptiles during World Snake Day

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July 16 is set aside each year as an official holiday recognizing snakes, believe it or not.

Appreciate the bounty of trees, grasses in area

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Sometimes we get so used to seeing the same things around us that we forget to appreciate them.

Spare Time

DON WRIGHT: A ‘great ride’ comes to an end

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The official results are in for the Harvest Tournament, and taking top honors is the team Young People with a score of 3,246. The team consist…

DON WRIGHT: Entries for Open tourney are encouraging

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The Greater Killeen-Fort Hood USBC Association will present the Open Championship Tournament on Nov. 7-8 and 14-15, and thanks to the board me…

DON WRIGHT: Rash wins tourney despite painful mistake

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Just returned from a week vacation in Las Vegas with my daughter and son-in-law. My old military police unit from Germany was having its reuni…

Backseat Driver

Killeen says goodbye to Texas Thunder Speedway

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Race fans started lining up well before 6 p.m. Saturday night.

Driver OK after rollover at Texas Thunder

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It’s a group nobody wants to join, but occasionally a new member is inducted.

Jason Batt scores weekend double at HOT, TTS

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With only two weeks left in the life of Texas Thunder Speedway, Harker Heights racer Jason Batt is closing in on a once-in-a-lifetime goal.

Healthy Living

Turning a walk into a workout

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When I go to the park, I look around and I see just that, a park.

Blood pressure woes

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My last check-in with my nurse practitioner brought up a familiar discussion — my blood pressure.

Springing back into a routine

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Usually, I’m a morning person.

Editorials

Depleting Killeen's reserves bad way to balance budget

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Killeen City Council members came to last week’s workshop session looking for answers — and they were right to do so.

Slow budget pace puts City Council at disadvantage

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It’s hard to pay your bills when you don’t know what your expenses are.

Farris should have seen budget red flags sooner

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Killeen’s current budget crisis didn’t happen overnight.