Homeless shelter

Jeanette Gibson who lives in Tent City settles in her tent on Friday morning. Temperatures peaked at 98 degrees with humidity. 

Friday afternoon brought temperatures of 91 degrees — with the humidity it felt like 97 degrees.

While much of the city was indoors, 20 tents were sprawled across the Friends in Crisis shelter front lawn, locally known as Tent City. Some say the most tents seen at one time was 25.

Monique Brand - Killeen Daily Herald

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I don't even know where this "facility" is located but I can't imagine anywhere inside the city limits where this even comes close to meeting the zoning regulations for that neighborhood. This is a clear violation of public health codes and city ordinances being completely overlooked. You can't help people who are unwilling to help themselves. Clean it up Killeen!


Peeing and pooping on the ground is a health hazard and against the law. Doing your business in the alleyway spreads all kinds of disease. I understand they are homeless but they're being homeless is not an excuse to spread disease.

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