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From decades of going to school in the Killeen area to earning success in a wide range of career fields, new Killeen Independent School District distinguished alumni brought perspective to a ceremony Thursday that honored the past while looking to the future.

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  • By Quinton Lilley and Artie Phillips | Herald staff writers
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Killeen Independent School District plans to make changes to its current open campus lunch policy for the 2017-18 school year.

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The Killeen Independent School District is continuing with a computer program through 2020 that officials say helps expedite the hiring process.

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Spanning the fields of medicine, the law, athletics and education, this year’s Distinguished Alumni reach from 1963 to 2006 and all started in Killeen ISD.

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COPPERAS COVE — Classes went on as normal Monday after an anonymous spray-painter left a message on the wall of a car wash on Casa Street threatening a school shooting in the city.

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Killeen Independent School District will hold a joint workshop meeting with the Harker Heights City Council at 3 p.m. Monday in the board room of the KISD administration building at 200 N. W.S. Young Drive.

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With nearly five months left before Killeen Independent School District’s fiscal year 2018 budget is set to be approved, district officials say there is still plenty of work to do. The final budget is expected to be finalized and approved by board members in August.

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A meeting for Dads Of Great Students (D.O.G.S.) — a volunteer program that allows male role models to help, assist and secure confidence in students — was Thursday night at Timber Ridge Elementary School in Killeen.

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Killeen residents should expect to see children getting out of school early Friday as local school districts and colleges will adjourn for a weeklong spring break.

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Applying a sense of community service to the cause of childhood literacy, a local company on Tuesday placed new books in the hands of 2,000 Killeen school children.

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The Killeen Independent School District’s budget season is in full swing with the second board of trustees meeting Tuesday to address various budget items.

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Celebrating courage that changed the world, students across Killeen honored leaders in February who stood up to oppression to free those shackled by chains and those paralyzed by ignorance.

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When schools across the state were given A-F report cards last month, Killeen ISD schools received a combined 74 D or F ratings out of 196 rating scores. Killeen Superintendent John Craft that day joined several of his peers in a press conference protesting the Texas Education Agency’s new system.

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Enrollment numbers at Central Texas College have had a slight uptick this semester — by more 100 students — compared to the fall semester.

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The Killeen Independent School District hosted a Community Impact Day to empower high school girls to care for themselves and encourage one another.

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Leonard Moore, a prominent history professor from the University of Texas, spoke of the importance of making an impact during an African-American lecture at CTC’s Anderson Center on Thursday evening.

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While Killeen Independent School District’s budget season is typically year-round, the board’s role in upcoming budget talks began publicly this week.

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FORT HOOD — Military officials met with Central Texas education officials from nine area school districts and local higher education institutions at the 2017 Fort Hood Education Summit on Thursday.

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The Killeen Independent School District board of trustees will meet Tuesday to discuss taking action regarding recommendations of an independent hearing examiner during a workshop meeting.

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  • By Jacqueline Dowland, Artie Phillips and Quinton Lilley | Herald staff writers
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When Raymond Riddle extinguished a yard fire on his school bus route, he was hailed by the young riders and honored by the Copperas Cove Independent School District for handling two jobs well.

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The Center of African-American Studies and Research will host a lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Anderson Center, Building 156, on the Central Texas College campus in Killeen as part of a four-part initiative to raise awareness of African-American history.

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Retired Gen. Robert M. Shoemaker celebrated his 93rd birthday Friday with about 2,000 of his “Greywolf grandchildren” at a lunchtime party at the school that bears his name.

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Fifty years ago, the white-brick building at a busy Killeen intersection stood at the southern edge of town, where it would grow along with the neighborhood for a half-century and beyond.

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