• July 23, 2016


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Texas A&M Central Texas preparing for campus carry

On Aug. 1, concealed handgun license holders can carry their guns at Texas A&M University-Central Texas.

Remember: No guns at CTC this year

As the Aug. 1 implementation date for Senate Bill 11 — the “Campus Carry” law — draws near, Central Texas College is in an unusual position among schools across the state.

Hundreds honor longtime educator, community leader

Kimberly Gilliam Davis said longtime educator Alice Douse exhibited many good qualities: She was fair, honest, loving, nurturing and very caring. She always wanted her students to be their best.

CTC Child Development Center receives grant from Killeen Area Alliance of Black Educators

The Central Texas College Child Development Center recently received a grant from an area nonprofit to supplement reading and literacy programs for preschool children.

Baton Rouge shooter attended Central Texas College near San Diego

A man accused of getting into a deadly shootout with police officers in Baton Rouge went to a Central Texas College satellite location in Southern California, officials confirmed Monday.

Board to talk contract raise, student conduct code

COPPERAS COVE — The 2016-17 student code of conduct and the upcoming academic year contract with the Education Service Center Region XII will be considered at the Cove Independent School District board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the administration building board room, 703 W. Avenue D. 

Local pastor wants more culturally diverse KISD curriculum

HARKER HEIGHTS — Pastor Philemon Brown wants students of color in Killeen to know their roots.

Community church hosts brunch with KISD superintendent

The public is invited to have brunch with the head of the Killeen Independent School District today.

House Creek Elementary in Cove to host event honoring 5-year-old boy lost to cancer

COPPERAS COVE — A celebration of life for Connor Hedge, a 5-year-old boy who died of stage 4 neuroblastoma on Sunday, will be at noon Saturday at House Creek Elementary School, 351 Lutheran Church Road. A visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home of Copperas Cove, 211 W. Avenue B.

Killeen ISD announces new hire

A Killeen middle school will have a new principal starting this school year, according to a news release from the Killeen Independent School District.

KISD’s HR department gets ‘A’ rating from internal auditor

The Killeen Independent School District’s human resources department received praise from the district’s internal auditor at the monthly board meeting Tuesday night.

Alice Douse, Killeen's first black, female principal, dies at age 86

Longtime area resident Alice W. Douse, the first black, female principal in the Killeen school district, has died. She was 86.

Lampasas ISD welcomes new superintendent to 1st board meeting

LAMPASAS — Monday’s monthly Lampasas Independent School District board meeting featured a typical summer agenda, but it was the first meeting for district’s new superintendent, Chane Rascoe.

STAAR results are coming

Earlier this week, school districts across Texas received 2016 standardized testing results, but the public will likely not know the final scores until the fall.

Cove teachers brush up on industry skills as classroom prep

Copperas Cove High School teachers are coming out of the classrooms and back into the industries in the fields in which they teach. From hospitals to electrical companies, four CCHS career and technology education teachers will be working in their respective fields for the coming week at businesses in Killeen, Harker Heights and Belton.

CTC’s Enactus program looking for a small business to help

Central Texas College’s Enactus program is looking to assist a struggling small business and is accepting applications for its “Step Up for Small Business Project.”

KPD: Police officer cleared to return to duty after he restrained 9-year-old

A Killeen police officer who had been placed on administrative leave after he restrained a 9-year-old Killeen Independent School District student in May will return to duty, police said Wednesday.

STAAR results beginning to come in

The results are coming in and soon school districts and parents will know how students fared on last year’s standardized tests.

CTC festivities feature planetarium shows, games

Central Texas College hosted its annual July Fourth festivities Monday, with planetarium shows, carnival-style games and concessions taking place before guests viewed the Fort Hood fireworks display across the highway.

Congrats from the president and first lady

As high school graduation approached, the excitement of walking across the stage had many local students nervous, and the last thing to worry about was invitations.

TAMUCT gets $1.5M grant for solar research

The multipurpose room of Warrior Hall at Texas A&M University-Central Texas was full of guests and officials Tuesday for the official announcement of a $1.5 million grant.

Killeen student caught with pellet gun

Killeen school district police were called to Killeen High School on Monday after a student produced a pellet gun during summer school, officials said.

Central Texas College recognizes EMT graduates

Central Texas College held a ceremony recently to recognize 14 students who completed the Emergency Medical Technician program. These students will now take the state licensing exam to become a certified EMT by the Texas Department of Health and/or the National Registry of EMTs.

Killeen high schools’ failing grades analyzed

After receiving flak from the Killeen Independent School District last week, Children at Risk explained why a majority of the district’s high schools failed in its recent statewide school study.