• June 29, 2016

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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.

Veterans parade set for Friday in Copperas Cove

COPPERAS COVE — Star Group-Veterans Helping Veterans will host a Purple Heart Memorial Procession in support of the eighth annual SG-VHV Independence Day Celebration from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Friday.

Austin announces veterans internship program with Fort Hood

AUSTIN — The city is launching a new partnership with Fort Hood representatives that places veterans in an internship program for soldiers who are within 180 days of leaving military service.

Animal shelter to host adoption Friday, Saturday

The Copperas Cove Animal Shelter will host its monthly free adoption event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, according to a city news release.

2 blood drives set up in honor of Orlando victims

The League of United Latin American Citizens Herencia Council No. 4297, based in Killeen, is hosting two blood drives to show support for the shooting victims in Orlando.

Section of 54th Street closing today to Friday

Killeen’s 54th Street, from Turner Avenue to Veterans Memorial Boulevard, will be closed today through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Crews will be replacing a sewer utility main.

Metroplex Hospital to host blood drive Thursday

Metroplex Hospital will host a blood drive for Carter BloodCare on Thursday from 12:30 to 5 p.m. in the main hospital conference rooms at 2201 S. Clear Creek Road in Killeen.

Killeen police seeking public's help locating missing woman

Killeen police is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing woman.

Boy, 2, dies after hit by vehicle near I-35 in Temple

TEMPLE — Police said a 2-year-old boy has died after being hit by a vehicle near an Interstate 35 frontage road in Central Texas.

Cove Solid Waste Transfer Station back on line

COPPERAS COVE — The Solid Waste Transfer Station’s improvements to the tipping floor that began in late April have been finished and business resumes to normal today, according to a release Wednesday from the city of Copperas Cove.

Nolanville hydrant work scheduled for Wednesday

NOLANVILLE — A fire hydrant installation and infrastructure upgrade is scheduled in Nolanville from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

CenturyLink reports outages across Central Texas

Internet provider CenturyLink started reported outages across much of Central Texas on Monday.

New farmer’s market opens Friday morning in Killeen

Green Acres Farmer’s Market is setting up shop in front of the Lowe’s Home Improvement store near the intersection of W.S. Young Drive and U.S. Highway 190.

Sewer line reconstruction closes Heights roads

HARKER HEIGHTS — Buffalo and Coral drives were closed to traffic Tuesday due to sewer line reconstruction, officials said.

Nolanville hydrant work delayed because of weather

NOLANVILLE — Because of rainy weather, the fire hydrant installation and infrastructure upgrade scheduled in Nolanville today was canceled.

Event offers info on mental health, suicide prevention

Area residents are encouraged to get information about mental health issues and suicide prevention at an event hosted by Hope Happens at 1 p.m. Saturday in Killeen.

Water service to be interrupted in Nolanville

Water service for some customers who live in Nolanville on the north side of the railroad tracks will be interrupted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Killeen woman dies in car crash near Georgetown

A Killeen woman died last weekend after a fatal car crash near Georgetown on State Highway 195.

Senior center dance Tuesday features country music

The Lions Club Park Senior Center is hosting a dance from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Killeen Rotary Club meeting begins at noon Wednesday

The Killeen Rotary Club meeting begins at noon Wednesday at the Shilo Inn, 3701 S.W. Young Drive, in Killeen.