• August 28, 2016

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North 24th Street in Killeen to close for 3 weeks

Killeen’s North 24th Street, from Parmer Avenue to Greenwood Avenue, will be closed for three weeks, beginning Monday.

Pet adoption event set for Sept. 17 at Expo Center

The Rescue Magazine Pet Adoption Extravaganza is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Bell County Expo Center. in Belton.

Killeen police investigate crash on Bunny Trail

A concrete mixer truck and a Killeen utilities collection pickup truck crashed on Bunny Trail on Friday afternoon, according to a news release from the Killeen Police Department.

Zydeco concert in Killeen planned Saturday night

Southern soul and zydeco music will be heard in Killeen Saturday tonight.

Craft festival to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs

The Amy’s Attic Craft Festival is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 15.

Greater Killeen Free Clinic plans fundraiser Friday

The Greater Killeen Free Clinic will host a fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Patriot Buick/GMC at 4600 E. Central Texas Expressway.

Belton council holds public hearing on proposed tax rate

BELTON — The City Council conducted a public hearing Tuesday on its proposed property tax rate for the fiscal year 2017 budget.

Belton studying whether to annex 1,770 acres

BELTON — The city will begin a study to examine seven areas — totaling more than 1,770 acres — in Belton’s extraterritorial jurisdiction that may be annexed later this year.

Salado board OKs resolutions about disannexation petition

SALADO — The Board of Aldermen held a special meeting Monday evening in response to a petition, presented to the board last week, that calls for an election on the proposed disannexation of Mill Creek.

Belton to lower North Main Street speed limit

BELTON — The City Council is tapping the brakes to lower the speed limit on a portion of Main Street.

UMHB Crusaders celebrate convocation

BELTON — A brass quintet was cued as University of Mary Hardin-Baylor professors draped in gowns filed into the Mayborn Campus Center for the 171th fall convocation Wednesday morning.

Heights police still looking for vehicle that hit 2 pedestrians, killing 1

HARKER HEIGHTS — The police department is trying to find a vehicle and driver that hit two pedestrians Friday, killing one of them.

Fish fry to raise funds for Coats4Kids

A fish fry charity will be held at Killeen’s Long Branch Park, 1101 Branch Drive, at noon Sunday to raise funds for Coats4Kids, which supplies winter coats for children who need them.

Military Officers Association meets today at Shilo Inn

The Military Officers Association of America will meet at 11:15 a.m. today at the Shilo Inn Restaurant, 3701 S. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen.

Military Officers Association meets Friday at Shilo Inn

The Military Officers Association of America will meet at 11:15 a.m. Friday at the Shilo Inn Restaurant, 3701 S. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen.

Military Officers Association of America to meet Friday

The Military Officers Association of America will meet at 11:15 a.m. Friday at the Shilo Inn Restaurant, 3701 S. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen.

Herald intern secures fall internship

Daily Herald summer intern Nealie E. Sanchez has acquired a fall internship with D Magazine partner Dallas Innovates.

George P. Bush to speak at MOAA meeting Friday

The Military Officers Association of America will meet at 11:15 a.m. Friday at the Shilo Inn Restaurant, 3701 S. W.S. Young Drive, Killeen.

Brookhaven Elementary gets new principal

The Killeen Independent School District has appointed district employee Iris Felder as the new principal of Brookhaven Elementary School. Felder has worked with the district since 2001.

Lampasas to hold public hearing on budget

LAMPASAS — The City Council announced a public hearing Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. to discuss the city manager’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017.

Shelter to conduct vaccination clinic

COPPERAS COVE — The city’s animal shelter will host a pet vaccination clinic from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Copperas Cove Civic Center, 1206 W. Avenue B.

Animal shelter to host free adoption event

COPPERAS COVE — The Animal Shelter will host its monthly free adoption event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Perseverance, goals in focus at back-to-school bash

Fifteen days before the start of a new school year, community leaders asked family members at a back- to-school bash Saturday “to consider the possibilities.”

Man facing felony charge after standoff

LAMPASAS — An armed 78-year-old man was arrested Saturday after an hours-long standoff, the Lampasas County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.