By Kevin M. Smith

Killeen Daily Herald

The first of two public hearings about proposed annexations will take place at the Killeen City Council meeting Tuesday.

The city is considering annexing five tracts of land totaling 7,694 acres – about 12 square miles.

The first tract is 256 acres on the northwest edge of Killeen, west of Clear Creek Road and north of Mandalay Drive.

The second tract is 363 acres on the western edge, west of Clear Creek Road and west of Golden Gate Drive.

The third tract is 2,055 acres located in the west-central portion of the city, west of State Highway 195 and east of Clear Creek Road, just north of Reese Creek Road.

The fourth tract is 908 acres located in the southwest, south of Chaparral Road and west of Cody Lane, then proceeding south along State Highway 195 for 4.8 miles.

The fifth tract is 4,103 acres southeast of Killeen, south of Chaparral Road and east of East Trimmier Road. It would fall under District 2 for City Council representation. That is Councilman Juan Rivera's district.

The first public hearing will be during the regular Killeen City Council meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The second public hearing will be during the regular Killeen City Council meeting at 6 p.m. Nov. 27. The council will vote on an ordinance Dec. 18 to decide if the city will annex some, all or none of the tracts.

In other business, the council will hear a progress report on the potential Texas A&M University-Central Texas during its workshop at 4 p.m. Also at the workshop the council will hear a quarterly economic development report and discuss matters related to museums.

Contact Kevin M. Smith at or call (254) 501-7550

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