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Lost revenue from disabled veteran property tax exemptions were the topic of note at a rare joint session of the Killeen City Council and Killeen school district board of trustees Thursday.

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The Killeen Planning and Zoning Commission is moving forward with commercial platting on the frontage of Rosewood Drive as the city works to piece together a larger 103-acre “gateway project” near Interstate 14.

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The city of Killeen received four outside bids for an ambitious redesign of Killeen City Council chambers that will upgrade video and audio technology, and bring meetings and workshops into a single location.

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The Killeen City Council lacked information about potential savings when it decided April 24 not to pursue trash outsourcing due to “miscommunicated or omitted” facts, according to the parent company of a firm that sought to take over the service.

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The Killeen City Council brainstormed agenda items Tuesday for a rare joint session between the council and Killeen Independent School District board of trustees at a date and time to be decided.

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The push to outsource the city’s solid waste enterprise — nearly 2 years old — is slowly reaching its conclusion after the city presented its evaluation of four outside proposals for the service at a Killeen City Council meeting Tuesday.

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A $594,000 fire engine up for Killeen City Council approval Tuesday would replace an older engine at Fire Station No. 3, which covers a wide swath of east Killeen, according to Fire Chief Brian Brank.

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A shift to privatized solid waste services could save Killeen residents money on their monthly bills and possibly spell more trouble for the city’s operational fund, according to a briefing presented to the Killeen City Council Tuesday.

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A lack of public interest in serving on a city of Killeen advisory committee is responsible for a long delay in the implementation of builder impact fees approved in August 2016, according to the city’s top administrator.

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A trio of candidates in the May 5 Killeen council and mayoral elections railed against extending more benefits to Killeen City Manager Ron Olson at the City Council’s regular meeting Tuesday.

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Four outside proposals for Killeen’s solid waste enterprise are undergoing review from a city staff evaluation committee and will go up for City Council consideration in April, according to city officials.

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The Killeen City Council will discuss accepting a $7.8 million bid for the construction of two segments of the Heritage Oaks Hike and Bike Trail and the extension of Rosewood Drive at its workshop session at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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The Killeen City Council will consider calling for a May 5 City Charter election Tuesday that will add two amendments clarifying financial transaction responsibility and capital improvement project budgeting.

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The city of Killeen will “strategically defer” a $30 million bond election originally proposed for May 5 as it seeks funding for two road projects that surround possible new schools in south Killeen.

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The city of Killeen favors scrapping a proposed $30 million bond election on the May 5 ballot to help identify possible funding for two road projects in south Killeen, according to a Killeen City Council workshop agenda.

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Not all airfares at the Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport cost more than flying out of the Austin airport. In fact, when fees and driving time are factored in, some fares can be a downright steal.

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A long-awaited discussion on a residential district bordering south Killeen was a dud at Tuesday’s Killeen City Council workshop as council members made clear it was not a priority as potential bond talks continue.

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Killeen city administrators favor a $30 million bond to pay for infrastructure tied to the Killeen school district’s potential $426 million debt issue, according to Killeen City Council discussion Tuesday.