Although the weather in the Killeen area looks promising for the extended Memorial Day Weekend, many locals will probably still prefer to stay inside thanks to peaking pollen counts.
A trial date was set on Thursday for a woman accused of kidnapping a child from a movie theater in Harker Heights in 2016, an official said on Thursday.
A woman was named in a Coryell County indictment this week after police said she provided alcohol to minors, including to two Gatesville High School sophomores killed in a crash almost one month ago, according to court records.
FORT HOOD — Participants in the Carry the Load — a walk and cycle event that honors fallen military and law enforcement members — from the West Coast made a stop in Fort Hood on Thursday to witness the third annual Carry the Load Rally.
A student at Live Oak Ridge Middle School has been questioned by police after another student saw someone throw a toy gun over the school’s fence Thursday afternoon.
The Killeen Independent School District’s chief communications officer has resigned, KISD Superintendent John Craft said in an email to local media outlets Thursday.
A 17-year-old Gatesville High School student died Thursday morning in a crash while on her way to school.
NOLANVILLE - The Federal Comp and Wellness clinic in Nolanville is officially open as of Tuesday. The new clinic is located off of Paddy Hamilton Road in Nolanville and they specialize in serving federal injured workers like postal workers who get injured on the job, VA hospital employees an…
By living in the vicinity of one of the world’s largest military bases, there are plenty of events happening to honor Memorial Day. From parades, to laying flags at the veteran’s cemetery, there are a number of ways to participate in the festivities. Don’t forget to check out the family-frie…
If you stroll past 205 W. Rancier Ave., Suite D in Killeen, you just might catch the glint of the ultra-sparkly gold that makes up the entire back wall of Styluz, a new clothing boutique. The store celebrated its grand opening May 18, serving refreshments like mimosas, giveaways and exclusiv…
High water levels on Belton Lake caused the annual Fort Hood Water Fest to be changed, and will now be celebrated during Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area’s Summer Bash from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 1.
A crash was reported about 8:20 a.m. on northbound Interstate 35 between Belton and Temple, according to TxDOT. Traffic is backing up from about mile marker 295 (north of Central Avenue) past the I-14/US 190 interchange on I35, and to Loop 121 on I-14/US 190 in Belton.
The Korean American Association of Killeen Texas hopes to bridge the gap between the Korean community in the Central Texas area and services in South Korea by bringing in the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea.
COPPERAS COVE — The Copperas Cove Economic Development Corporation board has directed its staff to pursue a proposal to tear down a building at 201 S. Second St.
The misdemeanor case of a former Killeen City Council candidate accused of disrupting a City Council workshop meeting last year is set to be heard in a Bell County courtroom next month.
A Bell County grand jury on Wednesday indicted a Killeen woman on a state jail felony after police said she damaged a man’s apartment after setting several fires last year.
A bill that allows area communities to vote for representatives on the board controlling water supply is likely to become law, the regional manager said Wednesday.
Local residents will have a new option to get their pets spayed or neutered with the opening of the Texas Humane Heroes spay and neuter clinic on Friday at the Killeen Pet Adoption Center, 5501 Clear Creek Road in Killeen.
According to a report by the Texas Department of Health Services, the number of parents who chose not to immunize their children for non-medical reasons rose during the last school year.
COPPERAS COVE — “You’ve done this before,” Judge Bill Price joked as he stood before Mayor-elect Bradi Diaz to administer the oath of office Tuesday evening.
A local homebuilder told the Killeen City Council on Tuesday his subdivision would make money for the city, but some residents urged the council to do more research before voting on two requests from developers that their property be annexed.
A representative of the Hill Country Transit District presented a Fiscal Year 2020 report during the Killeen City Council workshop meeting on Tuesday.
FORT HOOD — Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk II gave his final formal press briefing as the III Corps and Fort Hood commander Tuesday at the III Corps Headquarters on Fort Hood.
BELTON — An empty kayak on Lake Belton has led to a search for a missing man, Morgan’s Point Resort Fire Chief Taran Vaszozc-Williams said.
Friends in Crisis, the downtown Killeen homeless shelter that had served since 2015 and had housed more than 2,500 people with over 100,000 nights in recent years, shut down temporarily over the weekend leaving many on Monday displaced and searching for alternatives.
A Bell County judge will be sentencing an 86-year-old Killeen man this summer who was convicted last Friday of murder, an official said Monday.
From beginner to advanced, artists of every level can contribute to a published comic book, thanks to Comic Jam at Central Texas College’s Epically Geeky Expo.
Two annexation petitions, if approved, would increase police and fire calls and have other effects on the city, a newly released Killeen document estimated.
Saturday morning marked the last day of operation for the Friends in Crisis Homeless Shelter in downtown Killeen — at least temporarily — leaving many former residents hurt, afraid, angry and facing uncertain prospects.
The generosity and charity of the Friends in Crisis homeless shelter in Killeen was not just a hand out for Arsean Session, it was the helping hand that carried him from homelessness to having a place to live and a job as a substitute schoolteacher.
Central Texas College hosted its 10th annual Epically Geeky Expo (EGX), formerly known as Geekfest, on Saturday, the second of the three-day event. The Saturday events took place at the Mayborn Science Theater building, as well as the Anderson Campus Center.
A thunderstorm swept through the Celebrate Killeen Festival Saturday, knocking out power to carnival rides and causing people to leave the annual event early.
The Masons of the Pride of Killeen Lodge No. 620 dedicated their building along with a new cornerstone for the building with an elaborate ceremony on Saturday in downtown Killeen.
FORT HOOD — On a cloudy Saturday morning, approximately 100 soldiers, veterans, family members and friends came from as far as Washington State and Pennsylvania to pay tribute to the fallen in a wreath laying ceremony at the 3rd Cavalry Regiment Memorial on Fort Hood as part of the closing c…
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas was $2.51 in the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area on Saturday. That’s a drop of 2 cents per gallon from this day last week, and is 13 cents less than this time last year, according to AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.
A sex trafficking sting in Killeen last week, spearheaded by the Bell County Sheriff’s Department, led to the rescue of nine victims and the arrest of 15 people accused of participating in a sex trafficking ring in the city, officials said.
COPPERAS COVE — Copperas Cove will swear in its new mayor nearly five months after former Mayor Frank Seffrood died unexpectedly.
Hill Country Transit District, which operates the the Hop bus system in the Killeen area, will present a fiscal year 2020 presentation during the Killeen City Council workshop meeting on Tuesday.
UPDATE, 2 p.m.: Bean-sized hail, heavy downpours and power outages reported in Killeen. Shortly after 3 p.m., Oncor's power outage map showed about outages affecting more than 1,400 customers in Killeen. Estimated restoration is 7 p.m. today.
The tenth anniversary edition of the Epically Geeky Expo (EGX) at Central Texas College got underway Friday with costumed characters and other attendees more interested in finding some relief from the evening heat than gathering outside for a cosplay ball.
While much of Killeen and nearby cities have already recorded over 5 inches of rainfall for May, the National Weather Service posted another hazardous weather outlook for Saturday.
III Corps and Fort Hood leadership welcomed a new deputy commanding general for support and bid farewell to the III Corps chief of staff during a Phantom Honors Farewell and Welcome Ceremony Friday at the III Corps Headquarters flagpole.
Robert W. “Bobby” Hoxworth, president and CEO of First National Bank Texas in Killeen, has been elected chairman of the Texas Bankers Association for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year. His term runs through May 31, 2020.
The Killeen Independent School District Board of Trustees decided this week to use a familiar name for a new middle school that will open in Harker Heights next year.
Girl Scouts of Central Texas honored its 2019 Women of Distinction on Thursday evening at a dinner at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.
BELTON – The two elderly men had much in common: close, protective families; long, happy marriages; U.S. Army combat tours in Vietnam, where each was injured; and 17 now-grown children between them.
FORT HOOD — Fort Hood hosted a memorial and dedication ceremony for the Gen. Richard Cavazos Mission Training Complex, Building 2244, on Thursday.
Epically Geeky Expo, or EGX, formerly GeekFest, opens Friday on the campus of Central Texas College marking the 10th anniversary of the event. The three-day celebration of all things science fiction, gaming, anime, technology and fantasy runs May 17-19. Numerous gaming tournaments, cosplay d…
This weekend is bursting with things to do. Geek out with fellow enthusiasts at the three-day Epically Geeky Expo, or enjoy some family fun time at Rabbit Fest and Celebrate Killeen Festival. Check out the events listing for this and more.
Local resident Madelynn Spear said she has always been passionate about fairness—whether mediating arguments between siblings or in her role as a leader at Taco Bell in Harker Heights.
Fundraising efforts are ramping up for Killeen’s homeless shelter, set to temporarily close Saturday for an undetermined amount of time due to a shortage in funding.
TEMPLE — Two empty kayaks near the Leon River prompted Belton and Temple Police officers and firefighters to search the Leon River Wednesday.
A Bell County grand jury on Wednesday indicted a man on a felony charge after a woman told police he shared photos of her naked body without her permission, according to court documents.
BELTON — After a day and a half of testimony, the prosecution rested its case in a Killeen murder trial on Wednesday afternoon in the 264th Judicial District Court.
A new building featuring Jeep products and accessories is the latest projected advancement for Freedom Jeep Chrysler in Killeen.
The last Killeen ISD meeting of the school year drew a capacity crowd to the board of trustees meeting room Tuesday night.
Carry The Load, a nonprofit dedicated to providing active, meaningful ways to honor and celebrate the sacrifices made the military, veterans, first responders and their families, will rally at the Fort Hood 1st Cavalry Division Horse Detachment May 23 as part of its 4,600-mile West Coast Relay.
COPPERAS COVE — The Copperas Cove Independent School District will allow all students to eat breakfast for free during the 2019-2020 school year.
BELTON — The first witness for the state in a Killeen murder trial on Tuesday said she still is haunted by the murder she saw unfold almost two years ago.
BELTON — Nine women, ages 18 to 25, were rescued in a three-day sex trafficking sting centered in Killeen. Seven of the women were from Killeen as well as an 18-year-old was from Dallas and one woman was from Asia.
On Tuesday, Friends in Crisis staff members received news: the facility at 412 E. Sprott St. is temporarily closing its doors on Saturday.
FORT HOOD — Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center will transfer from being managed by Army Medicine to the Defense Health Agency by Oct. 1, but patients should not see any difference in the way they receive care, according to the director of DHA.
Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of an 86-year-old Killeen man accused of killing his 80-year-old neighbor almost two years ago, according to court documents.
A new business in Killeen is offering yoga, meditation, nutritional and other therapies for overall wellness.
The Gala of the Royal Horses will return to the Bell County Expo Center in Belton Tuesday and Wednesday. Performances will begin 7 p.m. each night in the Equestrian and Livestock Complex.
An unusually cool start to the morning should give way to sunny skies and highs in the mid-70s in the Killeen area today.
November of 2018 proved to be a solemn month for Killeen’s Carter family as they lost 28-year-old Dominique Carter on Nov. 13 to a battle with sickle cell anemia.
BELTON — The spring graduating class of Texas A&M University-Central Texas marched across the stage at the Bell Expo Center on Saturday — 369 students in all.