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They came by the thousands — students, parents, family members — they came to find a classroom, to drop off supplies and pick up information, but mostly, they came to meet the teacher.

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COPPERAS COVE — Elementary students in Copperas Cove were in for a back-to-school treat on their first day Tuesday. The kids were greeted by a group of encouraging soldiers and teachers offering high-fives, huge smiles and positive energy at Hettie Halstead Elementary.

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Robin Battershell, the former top administrator for the Temple and Salado school districts, will serve as interim Belton ISD superintendent after Susan Kincannon leaves for Waco.

Following a nearly 90-minute closed session, the Belton school board unanimously named Battershell to take current Superintendent Susan Kincannon’s place after her contract with Waco ISD is finalized Aug. 29.

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A reminder to motorists commonly on the roads in the Killeen/Fort Hood area: Local school districts are preparing for students to head back to school this week and next - and in some cases, students have already returned to school - so school speed zones will be in effect once the school yea…

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As students across Belton ISD find their way to classes on the first day of school, the school board is expected to begin its search for a new superintendent.

The Belton Independent School District board of trustees will hold its regular meeting at 5 p.m. Monday in the Pittenger Fine Arts Center, 400 N. Wall St.

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The Central Texas College (CTC) Nursing and Allied Health department held a pinning ceremony to recognize 19 students who completed the Licensed Vocational Nursing program. The students received their nursing pins from nursing faculty members in an Aug. 8 ceremony indicating completion of th…

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Across the Killeen Independent School District, about 3,000 teachers and other campus staff members returned to school during the past week to reflect, reconnect and prepare for new students and a new school year.

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Harker Heights resident George Ybarra, 57, was born on the southernmost edge of the Texas hill country, in the small town of Uvalde, not far from Garner State Park. Surrounded by acres of bigtooth maple, desert willow, Texas live oak, and the tree-lined shores of the Nueces River, it was whe…

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The start of high school summer band looks, feels and sounds differently to the variety of students and directors now settling in to push forward into this fall’s halftime shows and marching contests.

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TEMPLE — An ambitious group of high school juniors set to dive into college two years early received a strong dose of motivation and a white coat during a ceremony Tuesday that signals the start of a new school year and a new journey.

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The Killeen Independent School District board of trustees heard a presentation about potential athletic facility expansion at Ellison, Shoemaker and Harker Heights high schools as well as a preliminary discussion of a potential new stadium at high school 6, which will open in 2022.