About 30 city officials and residents gathered at the Killeen Community Center Thursday to meet the six finalists in the race to be the next Killeen chief of police.
FORT HOOD — Command Sgt. Maj. Cheryl N.M. Greene was welcomed Thursday by the 13th Sustainment Command during a change of responsibility ceremony in front of the command’s headquarters at Fort Hood.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is warning area residents to be prepared for Texas summer temperatures, and to take precautions to stay safe as temperatures and heat indexes hit 100 degrees and above in many parts of the state this time of year.
COPPERAS COVE — After releasing a photo to the media asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted in connection with a robbery at the HomeBase Lumber Company, police believe they have identified the suspect.
The celebration of Parks and Recreation Month continued in Killeen on Thursday with a “Fly a kite” event Thursday at Marlboro Park.
A 58-year-old woman was arraigned on a cocaine possession charge by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown on Thursday.
BELTON — After more than a year and half since a brutal crash caused by a pair of muscle-car racing high school students, Tyrone Moore Jr. received a sentence of eight years of probation Thursday for his role in the death of Francine Winbush and her boyfriend of 15 years, Michael Lockett.
A 23-year-old woman was shot and killed early Thursday morning in a Killeen apartment complex parking lot, police said.
KEMPNER — Around 25 customers of the Kempner Water Supply Corporation gathered at the group’s monthly board meeting Wednesday to protest concerns with water quality, health and a lack of information from the corporation.
Texas A&M University-Central Texas in Killeen will expand its campus with a third building in 2018.
Killeen’s Vietnam War Memorial that will be permanently displayed at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery will arrive in town on Friday.
Vive Les Arts Chairwoman Summer Heidtbrink is refuting claims that she is “violating bylaws and my role as chairwoman” after a recent news release issued by VLA board members who resigned accused her of just that.
COPPERAS COVE — The Copperas Cove Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved a recent case. The man was involved in a theft that occurred on June 13 at the HomeBase Lumber Company, 804 East Business Highway 190.
A Killeen man was arraigned on a charge of violation of a protective order on Tuesday by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown.
BELL COUNTY — Three people were indicted by a Bell County grand jury Wednesday in three separate cases that involved sexual indecency with a child.
A public meet-and-greet from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday will kick off Killeen city officials’ interview process for the six police chief finalists.
Reports of an active shooter at the Killeen Mall on Tuesday evening were unsubstantiated, according to police.
The Killeen City Council reached a consensus to draft a new ground transportation and taxi ordinance stripping away many city regulations on permitting, fees and possibly inspections at its workshop Tuesday.
COPPERAS COVE — The Cove City Council approved language for a November ballot election to create a Municipal Development District at its regular meeting Tuesday.
Since her son’s death in Killeen more than two years ago, Geana Brown has longed for an answer. Now, she’s worried that time could run out before charges against anyone are brought up.
LAMPASAS — Cathy Greiner of Lampasas was one of several victims of car burglary, but her story didn’t end there.
Daniel L. Magee and Lee Johnson are cousins by definition. But when they were growing up together, their relationship was closer to brotherhood than anything else.
A woman was arraigned on a possession of heroin charge Monday by Justice of the Peace Claudia Brown.
One man was rushed to an area hospital with a gunshot wound Tuesday following an altercation-turned-shooting during an arranged online dating meet up at a Killeen home, police said.
The Killeen City Council is scheduled to discuss the reworking of its ground transportation ordinance in light of new state legislation on ride-sharing apps at its workshop meeting today.
The Vive Les Arts Societe is holding a meeting Aug. 1 open to the public to potentially overturn a decision by the VLA Theatre’s board of directors to shutter the community institution’s doors after more than 40 years in Killeen.
An 11-second video that sparked outrage over the weekend was pulled from the Kempner Water Supply Corporation’s Facebook page Monday after residents accused the company of making light of customers’ concerns about the quality of their water.
Killeen police have identified the victim shot and killed in an early morning homicide Sunday as 29-year-old Daniel LeBlance Magee, of Killeen.
The Killeen City Council voted 6-1 last week to give the audit firm investigating city finances more time to finish its work, but in doing so, delayed public results by about a month.
Mourners paid tribute to Patrick Oliver, 31, and his daughter, Kaitlyn, 4, in a joint funeral service at Temple Bible Church on Saturday afternoon.
State legislators had nearly two months to return to their families and primary careers after the 85th Texas Legislature ended May 29. Monday, they’ll return to Austin for a special session that was called by the governor.
While Killeen and Copperas Cove State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness scores have dropped in the last five years, so too has the state average, bringing attention to possible solutions that range from more parental involvement to scrapping the standardized test altogether.
Auditors continue to work on the mysteries of the Killeen city financial decline, and the public can only hope they have the right focus and access to the information they need.
Tax documents filed by 40-year-old community theater Vive Les Arts show consistent financial losses in a reporting period spanning several years.
A fight involving more than 30 juveniles and adults that broke out at the Killeen Mall on Saturday night resulted in eight arrests.
COPPERAS COVE — Ariel Draper, 13, of Copperas Cove, a student with House of Discipline, located in Harker Heights, put together a fundraiser for Grandmaster James McMurray’s wife, Linda, to help pay for medical bills associated with her cancer diagnosis.
Christopher Michael — a poet, writer, mentor, author and publisher — flashed a vibrant smile as he signed books for poetry lovers in Killeen Saturday.
HARKER HEIGHTS — Each Saturday afternoon, gamers gather at the Stewart C. Meyer Library in Harker Heights. They aren’t there to play poker, pinochle or bridge. They bring their own specialized decks of cards, based on Japanese animé cartoons: “Pokémon,” “Yu-Gi-Oh,” and “Beyblade.”
Over cups of coffee at K-Town Coffee Bean on Saturday, Democratic congressional candidate Kent Lester chatted with supporters.
The statewide gas price average in Texas is $2.05 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch. That price is 2 cents higher than last week and is 1 cent less per gallon compared to a year ago.
BELTON — Killeen boater Jason Stuart Bernal was released from the Bell County Jail late Thursday evening on a personal recognizance bond.
BELTON — The Bell County Appraisal District certified a more than $400 million drop in county land value Friday after an unprecedented number of landowners protested their 2017 appraisals before the county’s Appraisal Review Board.
When the six finalists for Killeen chief of police were named July 5, one hopeful stuck out because of his former boss — current Killeen City Manager Ron Olson, who is scheduled to hire a new chief later this month.
Nine days after voting to close Vive Les Arts, several members of the Killeen theater’s board of directors resigned Friday.
FORT HOOD — During a change-of-command and change-of-responsibility ceremony for the 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade on Friday at Sadowski Field, Pfc. Michael Maybee rose above the rest.
FORT HOOD — Army ROTC cadets are spending this summer training with the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade as part of the Cadet Troop Leadership Training program.
A 77-year-old man was arraigned in Killeen on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Friday.
A head-on collision in Lampasas left one driver dead and another in Lampasas County Jail on a charge of intoxication manslaughter Wednesday afternoon.
A Copperas Cove woman was charged with aggravated assault Friday after allegedly shooting her husband in the jaw Thursday.
A 1-year-old Killeen child who died July 8 in Temple after being found unresponsive by his caretaker in May had a car seat safety strap wrapped around his neck when he was found not breathing, according to a Killeen police investigation.
The Bell County District Attorney’s office will not pursue aggravated assault charges against an 18-year-old Killeen man accused of firing a handgun during a domestic dispute with his brother, according to a news release.