• September 21, 2014

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Sunday 09/21/2014
STAR Medicaid presentation Monday at senior center

A STAR and STAR Plus Medicaid presentation by Enrique Rosado begins at 10 a.m. Monday at the Lions Club Park Senior Center.

The STAR program is for pregnant women and children on Medicaid.

The STAR Plus program is for people on Medicaid disability.

All adults are invited. You do not have to be a member of the senior center to attend the briefing.

The senior center is at 1700 E. Stan Schlueter Loop in Killeen.

Posted in Briefs on Sunday, September 21, 2014 4:30 am. Comments (0)

Gas prices fall across Texas

Retail gasoline prices in Texas fell 6 cents last week, a decline that matched the nationwide drop in prices at the pump.

The average cost of gas in Texas was $3.16 a gallon Saturday, according to GasBuddy.com. In Killeen, the lowest-priced gas was $3.04 Saturday at the H-E-B on Trimmier Road.

AAA Texas on Thursday reported gasoline prices statewide were $3.17 per gallon. The national average was $3.36 per gallon.

Posted in Briefs on Sunday, September 21, 2014 4:30 am. Comments (0)

Saturday 09/20/2014
Health fair set for today at Cove Civic Center

The site of a free health fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, was changed to the Copperas Cove Civic Center because of possible inclement weather.

Star Group-Veterans Helping Veterans will host the fair at the center, 1206 W. Avenue B, Copperas Cove.

Call Jonathan Haywood at 254-681-8029 or email haywood.veteranshelpingveterans@yahoo.com.

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Friday 09/19/2014
2 U.S. Highway 190 accidents reported by Belton FD

Two single-vehicle accidents were reported about 2:30 p.m. Friday on U.S. Highway 190, according to the Belton Fire Department.

One occurred near Paddy Hamilton Road, and the second occurred on Nolanville Hill, fire officials said.

At least one person from each wreck was transported to the hospital.

Posted in Briefs on Friday, September 19, 2014 5:51 pm. | Tags: Single-vehicle Accident , Traffic Collision , Belton , Texas Comments (0)

Altrusa plans clothing drive Saturday at Cove Wal-Mart

COPPERAS COVE — For many low-income and homeless families in the Central Texas area, finding clothing is not as easy as taking a trip to the nearest department store.

That is why, for the first time, civic organization Altrusa International Inc. of Copperas Cove is putting on a clothing drive Saturday.

The organization has held many activities, ranging from promoting literacy to collecting school supplies for children attending Copperas Cove schools. Now that school is underway, members are holding a clothing drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Cove Wal-Mart, 2720 E. U.S. Highway 190.

“The whole mission is for our kids to be comfortable and learn better,” said Silvia Miller, Altrusa International member.

Monetary donations and new items such as clothing, underwear, shoes and coats are being accepted. All donations will benefit Cove students.

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Tuesday 09/16/2014
Public invited to Dems’ meeting Saturday

The executive committee of the Bell County Democrats will meet from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Agri-Life Extension, 1605 N. Main St., Belton.

The public is invited. Call 254-813-5123

Posted in Briefs on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:45 pm. | Tags: Democratic Party , Saturday , Belton , Delbert Belton , Kenan Adams-kinard , Demetrius Glenn , Rob Astorino Comments (0)

Voter registration planned at 2 local Wal-Mart stores

Bell County Deputy Registrars Kathy Bradley and Verda Jarmon will be at the Killeen Wal-Mart from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Thursday registering local residents to vote.

Bradley also will conduct voter registration from 5 to 8 p.m. both days at the Harker Heights Wal-Mart location.

The deadline to register to vote for the Nov. 4 general election is Oct. 6. Early voting for the election is Oct. 20-31. For more on voter registration information, call the Bell County voters office at 254-933-5774.

Posted in Briefs on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:45 pm. | Tags: Walmart , Voter Registration , New York , Coca-cola Comments (2)

Monday 09/15/2014
Lions Club Park center to host dance today

The Lions Club Park Senior Center hosts a dance from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today at 1700 E. Stan Schlueter Loop, Killeen.

Roger Crager features Karaoke and a variety of music.

Admission is $4 per person. Bring a snack to share. Adult guests of members are welcome.

Call 254-501-6399.

 

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Bob Gilmore center announces activities

A Diez y Seis de Septiembre event is from 9:30 to 11 a.m. today at the Bob Gilmore Senior Center.

Sing and dance to the music by Dr. Kott and the Mecca Band. Cake, games and prizes will be offered.

A September birthdays celebration begins at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. Bring a covered dish to feed six people, or pay $5. Alexander Myers-Huston, with Bankerslife, will discuss Medicare.

A butter bean auction begins at 9:15 a.m. Friday. Bring a donation and receive 40 beans. A representative from Integrity Health Care will discuss female urinary incontinence from noon to 1 p.m. Friday.

The senior center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 2205 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Killeen. Call 254-699-1717.

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Killeen ISD hosts Daddy Day on Saturday

The Killeen Independent School District hosts Daddy Day from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Manor Middle School.

Daddy Day offers fathers the chance to learn how they can get more involved in their children’s lives.

Speakers will discuss Advanced Placement and AVID, House Bill 5, Healthy Living for Dads and other topics.

Free child care for potty-trained children will be available at the event.

To register, call 254-336-0240 or go to www.killeenisd.org.

Posted in Briefs on Monday, September 15, 2014 11:45 pm. | Tags: Killeen Independent School District , Middle School , Saturday , Manor Middle School , Killeen Texas Comments (0)

Sunday 09/14/2014
NAACP to host discussion on Martin, Brown shootings

The Killeen Branch NAACP will host a “straight talk” panel discussion  from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post at 3307 Zephyr Road.

Discussion items will include the Trevon Martin and Michael Brown shootings, as well as male mentorship in the community.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 254-286-9211.

Posted in Briefs on Sunday, September 14, 2014 4:30 am. Comments (0)

First Time Homebuyer seminar Saturday in Killeen

A First Time Homebuyer seminar is from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Killeen Arts & Activities Center in the Community Development Training Room.

The public is invited to the free seminar sponsored by Killeen’s Community Development Division’s HOME Program along with Renate Rhodes with RE/MAX and Kawanda Polk with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.

Learn the pros and cons of homeownership, budgeting, goal setting, credit ratings, preapproval and how to choose a mortgage lender and realtor, home inspections and warranties, making an offer on a home, the closing process and the responsibilities of home ownership.

The seminar is at 802 N. Second St., Building E, next to Head Start.

Translators for Korean and Spanish languages are available with 72 hours notice.

Reservations must be made by 5 p.m. Thursday by calling the Community Development Division at 254-501-7842.

Posted in Briefs on Sunday, September 14, 2014 4:30 am. Comments (0)

Telephone Legends Club gathers Saturday in Killeen

The Telephone Legends Club will have a social gathering at 11 a.m. Saturday at Church of Christ-Southside, 1505 Trimmier Road, Killeen.

The Telephone Legends Club meets twice a year in April and September.

Membership in the club is open to current, former and/or retired employees of Mid-Texas Telephone Company and subsidiaries, Centel, Sprint, Embarq or CenturyLink.

Reservations are required and must be made by Monday by calling Linda Bailey at 254-699-6455.

For more information about the club, call Glenda Turnbo, president, at 254-526-8111 or 254-289-9907.

Posted in Briefs on Sunday, September 14, 2014 4:30 am. Comments (0)

Tuesday 09/09/2014
Killeen NAACP to host Straight Talk on Tuesday

Straight Talk, with the Killeen NAACP and a panel of guests, is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9191, 3307 Zephyr Road, Killeen.

Topics will include the shootings of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown and male mentorship in the community.

The public is invited. Call the NAACP Branch voicemail at 254-286-9211.

Posted in Briefs on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 11:45 pm. | Tags: National Association For The Advancement Of Colored People , Shooting Of Trayvon Martin , Trayvon Martin , Michael Brown , Killeen Naacp Comments (0)

GOP women to host fashion show, dinner Sept. 17

Central Texas Republican Women invite the public to the annual fall fashion show and dinner Sept. 17 at Wildflower Country Club in Temple.

A social begins at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

The fashion show featuring local elected officials begins at 7 p.m.

The cost for the dinner and the show is $25 per person.

Justice Jeff Rose, Texas' Third Court of Appeals, also will attend the event.

Reservations are required. RSVP to Kathy Ruiz at 254-681-2112 or email ctrwpac@gmail.com.

Posted in Briefs on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 11:45 pm. | Tags: Jeff Rose , New York City , Joan Rivers , New York City Gay Men S Chorus , Audra Mcdonald , Talk Show , Central Texas Republican Women Comments (0)

Saturday’s walk to benefit American Heart Association

The Killeen campus of Vista College invites teachers, students and local residents to walk in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk.

The walk is set for Saturday at Lions Club Park, 1700 E. Stan Schlueter Loop, Killeen.

To participate, go to www.VistaCollege.edu/HeartWalk and sign up for a Killeen Vista College team. Call Valerie Howell at 254-432-5680.

Posted in Briefs on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 11:45 pm. | Tags: College Football , Killeen , Stan Schlueter Loop , Killeen Texas , American Heart Association , Heart Walk Comments (0)

Retired general plans to address ABWA meeting

Retired Lt. Gen. H.G. “Pete” Taylor is the guest speaker for the Central Texas Area American Business Women’s Association Council meeting Sept. 22.

Taylor will discuss leadership.

An induction ceremony for the ABWA Hall of Fame, celebrating the 65th anniversary of the ABWA and recognizing national ABWA Day also are on the agenda.

Social time is at 6 p.m. Dinner and the meeting begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Shilo Inn, 3701 S. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen.

The cost is $25 per person.

Reservations are required by Monday. RSVP to Linda Hutto at linda@basselectric.com or call 254-220-0351.

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UMHB reports record enrollment this year

BELTON — Whether it’s the green, gently sloping hills and red brick buildings or the expanded recruitment efforts, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor has been attracting students at a high rate.

For the sixth consecutive year, UMHB welcomed a record number of students onto its campus — 3,733, an increase of 241 students. Gary Lamm, associate vice president for enrollment management, said this is more than just the largest class in UMHB’s 169-year history.

“This is the 25th year in the last 30 years we’ve had record enrollment,” Lamm said. “One thing unique about this record is this is the second-largest increase in our history.”

Lamm attributed this year’s enrollment to an increase in the freshman class — 711 students, up from 675 — a higher retention rate and a large increase in the international student population.

Posted in Briefs on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 11:45 pm. | Tags: University Of Mary Hardin Baylor , Belton Texas , Umhb , University Of Mary Hardin-baylor Comments (0)

Monday 09/08/2014
Cancer Kickers support group meets today

The Cancer Kickers support group meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today in room 122 at Metroplex Medical Plaza, 2301 Clear Creek Road, the intersection of Clear Creek Road and Bell Tower Drive.

The group meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the plaza.

Call Judy Steine at 254-702-5449.

Posted in Briefs on Monday, September 8, 2014 11:45 pm. | Tags: Office , Square Foot , Cancer Kickers Support Group Comments (0)

Bob Gilmore center announces activities

Men will cook breakfast for $1 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. today at the Bob Gilmore Senior Center.

The movie, “Heaven is for Real,” begins at noon today. Popcorn served. A Make Your Own Greeting Cards class starts at 12:30 p.m. The $5 fee is for supplies.

Patriot Day is from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday. Join the center for prayer.

The senior center, open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, is at 2205 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Killeen.

Call 254-699-1717.

Posted in Briefs on Monday, September 8, 2014 11:45 pm. | Tags: Killeen Texas , Thursday , Friday , Killeen , Association Of Professional Flight Attendants , Bob Gilmore Senior Center Comments (0)

Monday 09/08/2014
Best of Country playing Tuesday at senior center

DJ Walter Schupp’s Best of Country Music will play at the Lions Club Park Senior Center from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Admission is $4 per person. Bring a snack to share. Adult guests of members are welcome.

The senior center is at 1700 E. Stan Schlueter Loop, Killeen. Call 254-501-6399.

Posted in Briefs on Monday, September 8, 2014 4:30 am. Comments (0)

Friday 09/05/2014
Youth Banquet on Sept. 13

Area youth are invited to the annual Youth Banquet on Sept. 13 at the Fort Hood Catering and Conference Center, formerly the officers’ club.

Tickets are $10 per youth and $25 for each adult.

Dress is semi-formal and formal. Social starts at 6 p.m. Program begins at 7 p.m.

The annual banquet is hosted by Mt. Sinai HRAM Chapter 42 of the York Rite Masonic Family. For tickets, call Victor Wiggins at 254-466-3441.

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Tuesday 09/02/2014
TxDOT to temporarily close parts of U.S. 190 today

As part of an expansion project, the Texas Department of Transportation will temporarily close parts of U.S. Highway 190, beginning today.

From 7 tonight to 5 a.m., northbound and southbound lanes of W.S. Young Drive at U.S. 190 will be closed. Traffic will be detoured to the frontage road at W.S. Young Drive and loop back from Trimmier Road and Stan Schlueter Loop. Also, Spur 172 (Fort Hood Main Gate inbound) will be closed from the U.S. 190 exit to the Fort Hood Visitor Center.

The closures are necessary to allow contractors to do asphalt and concrete work on the main lanes, exits and new bridge lanes.

Motorists should expect some congestion and temporary delays.

Posted in Briefs on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 11:45 pm. | Tags: Texas Department Of Transportation , Frontage Road , Lane , Interchange Road , Interstate 35w Comments (0)

Two dead, one injured after apparent murder-suicide

TEMPLE — A man and woman are dead and another woman was injured Tuesday after an apparent murder-suicide in Rockdale, about 65 miles southeast of Killeen, police said.

Deidreer Coleman Fowler, 48, was found dead at 6 a.m. in the 1700 block of Murray Avenue with a gunshot wound to the head and another to the abdomen, according to a Rockdale Police Department news release.

Ravanique Newsome, 27, was found with a large amount of head and face trauma and swelling. Newsome was transported to Scott & White Hospital in Temple, where she was listed in stable condition, according to the news release.

John Keith Andrus, 52, was found dead with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. The Rockdale Police Department named Andrus the suspect in both attacks.

Posted in Briefs on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 11:45 pm. | Tags: Murder Suicide , Ballistic Trauma , Suicide Methods , Death , Medical State Comments (0)

Town hall on underage drinking planned

The Central Texas College Student and Employee Assistance Program and Substance Abuse Resource Center will host a town hall meeting from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Anderson Campus Center.

The meeting is part of a program entitled, “How Can We Create a Better Future for Our Youth?” and is held in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.

The discussion will feature three speakers, including one from Mothers Against Drunk Driving, and focus on the problem of underage drinking.

The event is free. The deadline to RSVP is Friday.

Call 254-526-1166.

Posted in Briefs on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 11:45 pm. | Tags: Legal Drinking Age , Employee Assistance Program , Mothers Against Drunk Driving , Town Hall Meeting , Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration , Substance Abuse Comments (0)

Cavalry unit selected for deployment to Korea

FORT HOOD — A 1st Cavalry Division battalion was announced for a rotational deployment to Korea, III Corps announced Tuesday.

About 800 soldiers from the division’s 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, will head to Camps Hovey and Stanley, Republic of Korea, in October.

They will replace the brigade’s 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, expected to return to Fort Hood soon after its commander transfers authority.

These nine-month rotational deployments to Korea support the United States’ defense commitment to Korea, as specified by the mutual defense treaty and presidential agreements, the release stated.

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Monday 09/01/2014
Car dealership to host tribute to fallen officers

Freedom Jeep Chrysler will host a tribute to fallen law enforcement officers from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 27 at 3602 E. Central Texas Expressway, Killeen.

The dealership will donate $25 to the Bell County Sheriff’s Foundation for every test drive on the day of the event.

People also can donate to the foundation during the event.

Several Bell County Sheriff’s Department emergency vehicles will be on display, along with free food and a children’s area with a fun house and face painting.

Posted in Briefs on Monday, September 1, 2014 11:45 pm. | Tags: Chrysler , Jeep , Car Dealership , Killeen Texas , Killeen Comments (0)

Bob Gilmore Senior Center events include movie, bingo

“A Little Romance,” starring Laurence Olivier, will be playing at noon Tuesday at the Bob Gilmore Senior Center. Popcorn served.

Bingo starts at 1 p.m. Friday. Rookview Village, Healthsense Home Care, Scott & White Health Care and Guardian are providing prizes.

Grandparents Day celebration with games and goodies is from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sept. 8.

Make your own greeting cards class with Debbie starts at 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Fee is $5 for supplies.

Music Appreciation Day begins at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays.

The senior center, open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, is at 2205 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Killeen.

Call 254-699-1717.

Posted in Briefs on Monday, September 1, 2014 4:30 am. Comments (0)

Texas Supreme Court candidate coming to Killeen

Bell County Democrats are hosting Texas Court of Appeals Justice Gina Benavides from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Bell County Democratic Headquarter.

Benavides is running for Texas Supreme Court, Place 7.

Meet and greet at 1808 E. Rancier Avenue in Killeen is open to public.

Call 254-813-5123.

Posted in Briefs on Monday, September 1, 2014 4:30 am. Comments (0)

Sunday 08/31/2014
CTC to host town hall meeting Sept. 17

The Central Texas College Student and Employee Assistance Program/Substance Abuse Resource Center will host a town hall meeting from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Anderson Camps Center (Bldg. 156).

Held in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, the program is titled, “How Can We Create a Better Future for Our Youth?” and will focus on the problem of underage drinking.

“The event will bring the youth of the community and their caregivers together with Central Texas College leadership, educators, substance abuse resource center and representatives from local community centers,” said Gerald Mahone-Lewis, director of the CTC Employee-Student Assistance Program and event coordinator.

Guest speakers include Tori Lineberry, Texas RED program coordinator; Dr. Bryan Davis, a retired Temple police officer; and Reita Hill from Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

To reserve a seat and get a free ticket, call Mahone-Lewis at 254-526-1166 by Friday.

Posted in Briefs on Sunday, August 31, 2014 4:30 am. Comments (0)