• July 27, 2016

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Copperas Cove police looking for burglary suspect

COPPERAS COVE — Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect they say was involved in a burglary of a building and criminal mischief that occurred Monday at Jokers/Southern Nights Club, 301 Joe's Road.

Copperas Cove council to look at tax rate

The Copperas Cove City Council will have a workshop at 5 p.m. Tuesday to see a presentation on and discuss the ad valorem tax rate for fiscal year 2016-2017.

City says downtown lane closures begin Monday

The area bounded by 10th Street east to 24th Street and Rancier Avenue south to Avenue E will experience intermittent lane closures beginning Monday and continuing through January, the city of Killeen announced in a Friday news release.

Heights police investigating 19-year-old woman’s death

HARKER HEIGHTS — Police continue to investigate the death of a 19-year-old woman early last week.

TxDOT announces temporary road closures this week

Portions of U.S. Highway 190, Farm-to-Market 2410 and State Highway 195 will be closed from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday to Thursday for construction.

Texas A&M-Central Texas workplace honored

Texas A&M University-Central Texas was named a “2016 Great College to Work For” out of 280 small universities surveyed by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a publication based in Washington D.C..

New number to pay city utility bills by phone

City of Killeen utility customers will use a new number to pay bills by phone beginning today, according to a news release from the city. Payments will now be made by calling 254-220-4183.

Cove departments to experience phone outage

COPPERAS COVE — The city will experience a planned phone outage for several departments beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Craft festival to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs

Booth fees, raffle tickets and donations collected at Amy’s Attic Craft Festival, set for Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will go to Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas.

SaveOnEnergy.com: Killeen ranks in top 20 fastest-growing cities in Texas

SaveOnEnergy.com, a company that educates people about energy, the environment and industry-related information, ranked the city of Killeen as one of the top 20 fastest-growing cities in Texas based on U.S. Census data. The website looked at more than 1,700 cities in Texas with populations over 10,000, and determined which cities had the highest percentage of inbound movers over the past five years, according to a release from the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce.

Killeen school board to discuss budget, request for more staff for pre-K

The Killeen Independent School District board of trustees will consider several agenda items relating to the upcoming school year when it meets in regular session today.

Atmos Energy to flare natural gas at Fort Hood on Wednesday

FORT HOOD — Atmos Energy crews and contractors will oversee a controlled natural gas flaring Wednesday, beginning at 8 a.m. on 31st Street between Tank Destroyer Boulevard and Battalion Avenue.

Workshop in Killeen addresses Lampasas River

Killeen residents are invited to a Texas Watershed Steward workshop on Lampasas River water quality and management from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday in Founders Hall at Texas A&M University-Central Texas.

TxDOT will close portions of U.S. Highway 190

The Texas Department of Transportation will temporarily close parts of U.S. Highway 190, Sunday through Thursday, weather permitting.

Adult CPR class available to Coryell County residents

The Copperas Cove Division of Emergency Management and Coryell Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services will present an adult CPR class from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Copperas Cove Civic Center, 1206 W. Avenue B.

State Highway 195 repaving project still on track for completion this summer

The repaving of State Highway 195 in Killeen is still scheduled to be completed by mid-summer if the weather permits, Texas Department of Transportation officials confirmed Thursday.

Belton Fire Department to distribute fans

BELTON — The fire department is partnering with Wal-Mart, H-E-B, TruMH, the Rotary Club and Belton Professional Firefighters Association to distribute fans to those in need during extreme heat conditions, according to a news release from the city.

Authorities looking for suspect in credit card abuse, burglary cases

Bell County Sheriff’s Department investigators are looking for a suspect in some car burglary and credit card abuse cases.

Heights annual water quality report now available

Harker Heights’ annual water quality consumer confidence report is complete.

Copperas Cove reminds residents of fireworks usage

COPPERAS COVE — With the July Fourth holiday on Monday, city officials remind residents that Cove prohibits fireworks within the city limits. The ordinance will be strictly enforced, officials said.

Texas A&M chancellor to herald $1.5M grant in Killeen

Texas A&M University-Central Texas will make a public announcement today regarding a $1.5 million grant the university received through The Texas A&M University System Chancellor’s Research Initiative to bring an aspiring young researcher to the campus to engage in a collaborative solar research initiative.

The Four Tops to perform at Metroplex’s Gold Star Gala

The vocal quartet that helped shape the Motown sound of the ‘60s and sang, “I Can’t Help Myself,” The Four Tops, will be performing live at the Gold Star Gala black tie affair this year.

Children invited to have ‘Soda Pop with a Cop’

Children can have a “Soda Pop with a Cop” today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Chick-fil-A in Killeen, 1400 E. Central Expressway.

Lampasas to host 36th annual Toughest 10k in Texas

The Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce will host the 36th annual Toughest 10k in Texas on July 9, which will start and finish at the Hancock Park Pavilion in Lampasas beginning at 8 a.m.