There was uneasiness in the air between the members of the Killeen Police Department and the residents in attendance at the community forum.
The Killeen Independent School District — the top employer in Killeen outside of Fort Hood — will have more than 6,500 employees this school year, officials said.
Heights police officer Edward Kime struck gold for his sharpshooting prowess at the World Police and Fire Olympics in California last week.
It’s time for Central Texas residents to get their “geek” on, and Central Texas College is preparing for a bigger turnout than ever before. With more than 1,500 wristbands sold last year, GeekFest staff are expecting to see that number of people or even more this year.
DineEquity — the company that owns Applebee’s and IHOP — plans to close nearly 160 restaurants; however, Killeen-area restaurants have not been placed on the closing list.
The Nolanville-based Central Bell County Fire & Rescue will take over emergency fire calls previously handled by the Stillhouse Volunteer Fire Department near northwest Belton.
BELTON — Harker Heights-area property owners who saw huge increases in their property tax appraisals this year gave an earful to the board that oversees the Bell County Appraisal district Tuesday night, but they were mostly met with silence.
While the Killeen and Copperas Cove school districts “met standard” on the state accountability ratings this year and last year, a closer look at the scores shows both districts improved their postsecondary readiness scores yet did slightly worse on their student achievement scores.
The special session of the Texas Legislature ended one day early Tuesday night, and local legislators said they covered a lot of ground.
The Killeen Independent School District has hired Adam Rich to be the district’s next executive director for facilities services.
The Killeen Police Department will host its second twice-a-year community forum Thursday at the Killeen Community Center.
A 53-year-old Killeen man was arrested Tuesday and charged with the alleged aggravated sexual assault of a Temple woman in May during which he reportedly threatened to kill her.
A week after a Bell County grand jury in Belton decided to postpone Joseph Edward Booth’s case for consideration at a later time, he was indicted on a charge of cruelty to a livestock animal.
A Copperas Cove man was arrested in Killeen after police found him asleep at the wheel of a car on Central Texas Expressway on Monday.
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Killeen City Council members shared sharp words Tuesday during a discussion on a proposed moratorium for residential construction sponsored by Councilman Steve Harris.
Senior military leaders in Seoul, South Korea, said Monday the Army and Marines are ready and able to respond after recent threats by North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
The Texas Education Agency released its accountability ratings for 2017 on Tuesday, and according to the TEA’s report, all local school districts received a passing “met standard” accountability grade.
COPPERAS COVE — Ambulance service in the city could be a little more efficient by the end of the year.
FORT HOOD — A civilian contractor on Fort Hood has scheduled a layoff of 101 personnel currently working on the installation, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.
Members of the Killeen Economic Development Corporation and the city’s chamber of commerce know what industries they want to attract to the city. That vision relies on aligning economic development efforts with the research planned and underway at Texas A&M University-Central Texas.
For the first time since 2015, the Killeen Police Department’s twice-a-year community forum will be held in north Killeen. The 6 p.m. Thursday forum will be at the Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Two employees from Century Signs of Killeen installed a Red Lion Hotel sign at 803 E. Central Expressway off U.S. Highway 190 on Monday afternoon. The hotel was formerly a Howard Johnson hotel. The hotel was listed for sale in June with 132 rooms.It originally opened in 1984 as a full-servic…
As many area children are getting their school uniforms ready for the first day of school, one educational institution is asking residents to get a different outfit ready for this weekend — their “geeky” outfit.
The Killeen City Council will discuss the struggling Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport today as part of a city presentation on the 2018 annual budget at its workshop session.
With hot weather staying and little precipitation in sight, the National Weather Service in Fort Worth wants to make sure you’re staying out of the sun this week.
A white nationalist rally and violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and an attempted rally in Texas put the focus on teaching children the right thing.
The Killeen Main Library at 205 E. Church Ave. is open today after a traffic incident cut power and fiber services Friday.
COPPERAS COVE — The first of two public hearings on the proposed property tax rate will lead off a special meeting of the City Council on Tuesday.
The Heritage House fifth annual Musical Night of Hope benefit concert was Saturday night at the First Baptist Church of Killeen, raising more than $5,000 for the area’s homeless.
Most children (and adults, for that matter) absolutely hate getting shots. Getting stuck with a needle coupled with a burning pain for several minutes afterward? No, thank you.
Zaxby’s restaurant is officially open for business as of today, and according to manager and franchisee Barrett Fleming, people all over Central Texas are already clamoring for their chicken.
The Killeen City Council will receive part three of the city’s 2018 proposed budget presentation at its workshop Tuesday, with a focus on the city’s struggling aviation department.
Part of the stated mission of the city of Killeen is to provide services and facilities that improve the quality of life of residents. That mission could be in jeopardy if proposed budget cuts to the community services department — the city’s overhauled parks and recreation department — are …
Killeen residents are hoping to get answers to tough questions about the city’s money problems when the special audit results are revealed Aug. 29, more than a year after the City Council and public were blindsided by a towering shortfall in city finances.
Before he was selected to become the next police chief of Killeen, before he had even stepped into a room for the formal interview process, Charles “Chuck” Kimble got a glimpse at what challenges were in his future as he spoke with concerned residents at the Killeen Community Center.
As the new school year approaches, Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit organization, joined forces with other volunteers to sponsor a backpack giveaway for military children.