Teacher pay raises and compensation for the superintendent of the Killeen Independent School District inspired strong responses from candidates for the KISD Board of Trustees in a Monday night forum.
The National Weather Service expects Killeen-area weather to be pretty calm for most of the week. Meteorologist Monique Sellers said that highs will be around 70 with low temperatures in the upper 40s and 50s. The sun will be out for most of the week and it will feel like typical spring weat…
At tonight’s Killeen City Council workshop, city staff will present a proposed $90,000 per year management agreement with Billy Casper Golf of Reston, Virginia, for the Stonetree Golf Club.
More than 20 years ago, when Mar John Ecija, 26, was a little boy, he loved the Disney movie, “Toy Story.” More specifically, he liked the fictional character, Buzz Lightyear, the story’s resourceful space ranger and super hero.
One of the main factors that causes businesses to fail in the Killeen area is failure to investigate the market when deciding to start or create a business, according to José Lopez, business counselor with the Central Texas Resource Center.
Some local businesses have closed for good in spite of the promising market from military presence and the close-knit but widespread Killeen-area community from Copperas Cove to Harker Heights.
The Central Texas College VetSuccess Center will host a Veterans’ Benefits Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Anderson Campus Center (Building 156) on the central campus in Killeen. The free expo will be an outlet for military veterans and family members to meet representatives from …
WINSLOW, Ariz. — Authorities said a truck driver accused of kidnapping two children in Belton was arrested in northern Arizona and the boy and girl are both safe.
Editor’s note: This is one in a series of reports about the potential health hazards to military personnel who had been deployed to areas with airborne toxins from trash burning pits, oil fires and desert sandstorms.
TEMPLE — About 170 people from across Bell County gathered at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic & Convention Center in Temple on Friday for the first-ever Fort Hood Area Habitat for Humanity gala in celebration of 25 years of community service.
The Youth Advisory Commission is looking for what it can do to connect and spread awareness of youth programs in the Killeen area by engaging in a dialog with the youth in the community.
Residents can hear the platforms of Killeen Independent School District candidates Monday evening at a forum sponsored by the Killeen Daily Herald.
HARKER HEIGHTS — Harker Heights American Legion Post 573 threw a party Saturday to celebrate the organization’s 100th anniversary.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas was $2.22 in the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area on Saturday, which is 3 cents more than this day last week and 4 cents less than the price per gallon at this same time last year, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.
National franchise retailer, RNR Tire Express, is preparing to open a Killeen location at the intersection of West Jasper Drive and South Fort Hood Street. The official grand opening is scheduled for May 4 but there are plans to open for business the first week in April, officials said.
Texas Longhorns football and track legend Johnny “Lam” Jones has died after a long fight with cancer, according to reports. He was 60.
A Killeen woman faces a drug charge after police say she called officers when she consumed candy containing marijuana.
The Copperas Cove Police Department said Kurtis Michael Roemeling, 29, was the man killed Thursday after being hit by a train.
Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport experienced a few delays from weather related damage at the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, but have returned to business as usual.
While South by Southwest Festival is happening down in Austin this week, the Bell County area is taking a crack at its own kind of music festival. Check out the inaugural two-day Northbound & Down Music Fest in Salado, and for those feeling brave, maybe get some new art at the Killeen In…
BELTON — Three teenage girls were indicted Wednesday for the homicide of Isaac Kohlhaas, 18, of Temple, and another girl was indicted for conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery.
TEMPLE — Temple Police Cpl. Brandon Mathiews, charged with three sex-related offenses, was released Saturday from the Bell County Jail after he posted $115,000 in bonds, Bell County Chief Deputy Chuck Cox said Wednesday.
BELTON — A Bell County grand jury on Wednesday indicted three men from Killeen on aggravated robbery charges, a first-degree felony, after police said they used at least one handgun to rob a man who was walking through a field north of Allegany Drive, according to court records.
Phone scams involving callers pretending to be from the Social Security Administration could be increasing now during tax season, when residents are filing taxes.
For many people, necessary health care is unaffordable. That’s when the Bell County Indigent Health Services Department steps in.
A woman was arrested early Wednesday morning after Copperas Cove police say she fired a gun toward another person.
TEMPLE — Another rock was thrown from an Interstate 35 overpass in Temple — this time during daylight hours Tuesday.
A vehicle that crashed into a natural gas line Tuesday evening in the 1100 block of West Stan Schlueter Loop near H-E-B has caused road closures, according to the Killeen Police Department.
In a quick series of unanimous votes, the Killeen City Council moved forward on a handful of issues during its meeting Tuesday afternoon, including a bid to rehabilitate over 15,000 feet of wastewater main.
WASHINGTON — The Defense Department is reviewing a number of military bases to find a location that can house up to 5,000 unaccompanied migrant children as the U.S. braces for a surge of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally this spring.
FORT HOOD — Fort Hood’s nominee for the 2019 Armed Forces Insurance Spouse of the Year has been nominated as the Army-wide Spouse of the Year, joining five other spouses from across the service branches to compete for the national Department of Defense-wide honor.
After pleading guilty in January, a Killeen man was sentenced on Tuesday in the 426th Judicial District Court in Belton on five second-degree felony burglary charges, an official said on Tuesday.
Meteorologists predict this should be the last cold spike before typical spring patterns come to the Central Texas area.
The Bell County Sheriffs Department took custody Monday morning of two parents accused of abducting their three children Feb. 21 from Killeen.
TEMPLE — The boyfriend of Keila Ruby Flores — killed Saturday when a rock hit her in a car he was driving — said he appreciated someone who stopped to help him during the tragedy.
A Bell County Judge this week sentenced a Killeen man to jail time after he pleaded guilty to stealing a Ford Mustang and evading arrest in it, a court official said.
A boil water notice was issued at approximately 9 a.m. today for properties located at 700 Rebecca Lynn Lane and 9910 to 10203 Taylor Renee Drive, according to a news release from the city. Affected properties were notified directly.
A woman who called police Sunday to report her boyfriend attacked her in front of their 5-year-old son and left her on the side of Interstate 35, helped police locate him and arrest him on multiple charges, an arrest affidavit states.
FORT HOOD — Family members of fallen U.S. military service members will come together this weekend for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Southern Regional Seminar and Good Grief Camp at Fort Hood.
Copperas Cove police arrested a man on Sunday night after he had a dispute with teenagers while he was naked, an official said on Monday.
A woman died Sunday morning after a rock thrown from an overpass above Interstate 35 in Temple on Saturday night broke through a vehicle’s windshield and caused significant injuries to the passenger, Temple Police said in a news release.Police spokeswoman Cpl. Shawana Neely said officers res…
The boil water notice issued March 8 for properties located in western Killeen in the area bounded by Fort Hood Street on the east, Clear Creek Road on the west, Watercrest Drive on the north and State Highway 201 on the south has been lifted effective as of 1:45 p.m. Monday, according to a …
A Bell County judge on Friday sentenced a Killeen man to prison time after he injured a man in 2017 while driving a vehicle while intoxicated, officials said on Monday.
A Killeen man was sentenced in the 264th Judicial District Court of Judge Paul LePak on Friday to prison time for two felony offenses after shooting a pellet gun through the window of a home with an infant inside in 2017, an official said on Monday.
With rain and thunderstorms in the forecast for the first half of Spring Break this week, families and students will probably be looking for inside events or out-of-town events to avoid the potentially bad weather.
A Killeen clinic geared to help veterans and family members is looking at a less traditional approach to therapy by providing a free once-a-month class to the community.
Killeen has known Rosa Hereford for her work as one of the longest serving city councilwomen. But on Saturday at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, she was recognized for everything she has outside of civil service.
There was a lot of energy in the air at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center on Sunday and residents and business owners alike attended the Metaphysical Fair event that was being held. The fair traditionally offers everything from reiki healing to angel card and tarot card readings, and p…
With the May 4 election less than two months away, candidates’ campaigns are in full swing, and candidates are making their platforms known.
The morning of July 4, 1969, would be the first Independence Day retired Sgt. Dan Gamble was not looking forward to an evening of fireworks.
About three dozen authors seeking to promote their current and upcoming books came to Killeen to take part in the Take 190 Book and Art Festival Saturday.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas was $2.19 in the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area on Saturday, which is four cents more than this day last week and six cents less than the price per gallon at this same time last year, according to the AAA Texas Weekend Gas Watch.
The National Weather Service is tracking a potentially severe storm system moving into the Killeen area on Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning. The system is expected to contain heavy rain with the possibility of hail and strong winds, according to NWS meteorologist Monique Sellers.
FORT HOOD — More than 300 soldiers with the 1st Cavalry Division’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team were greeted with cheers and tears Friday afternoon when they returned to Fort Hood after a nine-month rotation in Europe.
About 30 guests of the regional Girl Scouts of Central Texas organization gathered at the A+ Federal Credit Union on Central Texas Expressway in Harker Heights on Thursday night for the Women of Distinction Killeen-Temple-Waco pinning ceremony.
Homicide victim Curtis Shelley’s family and a friend say they are hurt and angry about a Bell County grand jury decision lastthis week to not indict the shooter on murder or any lesser charges.
The city of Killeen issued two boil-water notices Friday, while the city of Lampasas rescinded its citywide notice issued earlier in the week.
HARKER HEIGHTS — Property taxes and benefits to educators are big-ticket items this legislative season for District 54 Rep. Brad Buckley, R-Salado, who met with residents Thursday night in a town hall.
Skylark Field recorded a high of 76 degrees Thursday, the 118th anniversary of the day the bluebonnet was officially adopted as the Texas State flower.
FORT HOOD — More than 250 soldiers gathered inside Palmer Theater on Thursday to discuss a sensitive subject among active-duty military and veterans alike: suicide.
FORT HOOD — Leaders at Fort Hood are following through on their vow to make sure soldiers and their families are living in safe on-post housing.
Students in Killeen Independent School District will be released two hours early Friday in advance of spring break, which is Monday through March 15.
Former Union State Bank branches in Killeen and Harker Heights appear in a fresh look after receiving their new signage earlier this week.
The Mayborn Science Theater, located on the campus of Central Texas College, will host its monthly Classic Movie Night and matinee doubleheaders during the week of spring break. The matinee shows will be at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m., March 12-14, and two classic movies will be shown Friday, March 15.
The unpredictable weather may be keeping most folks indoors lately, but there are plenty of events planned this weekend to expand the mind instead. Check out some new books at the Take 190 Festival, discuss the latest read at a book club meeting, or take the family on a day trip to the Maybo…
TEMPLE - Two girls who were juveniles when they were arrested and charged with a Dec. 5 Temple homicide case have now turned 17 and were previously certified as adults.
A Bell County grand jury on Wednesday opted to not indict a man who is seen on video shooting and killing another man during an argument on a Killeen street in 2017, an official said on Wednesday."Today, the Bell County grand jury was presented the completed investigation of the Texas Ranger…
A museum that will tell the history and story of America’s mounted soldiers is a step closer to breaking ground near Fort Hood’s main gate.
A 42-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after police said he caused a child to suffer various head injuries nearly two years ago.
Two Killeen teenagers were indicted Wednesday by a Bell County grand jury on separate burglary charges, which police said occurred in February.
The Killeen city government is currently hiring for at least six full time job openings which each offer a salary of more than $3,000 a month. The jobs also include comprehensive benefit packages including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental and life insurance accordi…