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COPPERAS COVE — Melvin Lowe watched a few people stroll by late Saturday afternoon as clouds started to clear at Copperas Cove City Park. Lowe is the owner of Lowe’s Legs, one of the two dozen or so food trucks participating in the city’s 3rd annual Food Truck Festival.
The Killeen Public Library’s Dinosaur George weekend is offering an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the creatures that walked the earth millions of years ago in a fun and interactive way at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.
A downtown Temple landmark will get a new look as renovations are planned.
Texas A&M University-Central Texas in Killeen is inching closer to making a research park on its campus a reality. A day-long, joint meeting Wednesday with the Army may pave the way for a clearer look of what that research park could look like.
Workforce Solutions of Central Texas and Temple-based Panel Specialists Inc. are partnering to provide new advanced manufacturing equipment for the Temple Independent School District as part of the Texas Industry Partnership initiative.
HARKER HEIGHTS — Lucas Miller, also known as the “Singing Zoologist,” returned to the Harker Heights Public Library to perform at the library’s final summer event on Saturday afternoon. More than 150 people crowded into the large Activities Center space to see his show.
The Temple Professional Fire Fighters Association Local No. 846 on Friday hosted the Texas Brotherhood Riders and support staff at the organization’s Union Hall.
The bicycle riders are on an eight-day, 650-mile trek from Hempstead to the Dallas-Fort Worth area and then down to Austin.
To celebrate the upcoming first day of school, a new, local nonprofit organization hosted a back-to-school bash Saturday at the Killeen Amphitheater with live music and a backpack giveaway.
BRUCEVILLE-EDDY — A man reportedly died Friday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound as Texas Rangers were conducting an investigation.
Several news outlets reported the man who died as Marlin Police Chief Nathan Lee Sodek. A representative of the Falls County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that information.
Scores of children had a good time climbing into trucks, tractors and other vehicles Saturday morning at the Martin Luther King Jr. Festival Grounds.
Belinda Garcia, program coordinator for Temple Parks and Recreation, said the Touch a Truck event started at Gober Party House about five years ago.
Bobby Ott, Temple Independent School District’s top educator, was nominated to join the Urban Superintendents Association of America.
The national association — composed of superintendents of mid-sized public school districts in or adjacent to urban areas — is a closed group and membership is by invite only.
How good do you think you would look if you selected your outfit for the day in a pitch-black room? Chances are you won’t start any fashion trends, because you selected a purple stretchy top for a skirt and something unidentifiable in plaid as the blouse.
It’s a challenge and that’s the whole point of the annual Come Walk in My Shoes event, which is sponsored by the VIP Support Group in Temple and HOCTIL, Heart of Central Texas Independent Living.
FORT HOOD — Around 600 soldiers, veterans and their families descended on the Clear Creek Exchange on Fort Hood on Saturday to meet YouTube phenomenon and entrepreneur Mat Best.
Saturday brought rain into Killeen and Harker Heights for the first time since July 8, according to the National Weather Service.
A barber shop off Rancier Avenue in Killeen was the site of the second annual Back to School Backpack Giveaway on Saturday sponsored by Bridge the Gap Mentorship Program.
Downtown Temple businesses have been either growing or expanding to other parts of the city over the past few months.
This expansion was explained Thursday during the quarterly Coffee Talk meeting held by the Main Street Advisory Committee. The committee heard of eight buildings in the downtown area that are about to be under construction in addition to millions of dollars in public investment planned.
Last week, the Food and Drug Administration approved a minimally invasive treatment for people who have aortic stenosis, the narrowing of the aortic valve.
Aortic stenosis is a common but serious heart valve disease. Up until the development of TAVR, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, the only treatment available was open heart surgery.
A project to improve or replace several traffic signals along Main Street is slated to begin next week.
The project will cost $521,000 and begin Monday, Sept. 2, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
The proposed 2020 budget for the city of Belton has two focal points: Continuing its street maintenance plan and providing raises for police officers and firefighters.
Belton’s proposed general fund budget is $14,937,305 for 2020. That is a 1.81 percent increase from the 2019 budget’s expenditures — or a $266,156 bump in spending.
The planning, organization and hard work that go into a successful human trafficking sting can’t be measured in dollars and cents — or even by arrests.
Instead, it’s measured by the hearts and souls of the people who are involved and the people who are helped afterward — or even months or years down the line, officials said.
Cross Church on Birdcreek, formerly known as Temple Brethren Church, will celebrate a new beginning with a new name, new look and new style of worship.
The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas was $2.29 in the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area on Saturday. That’s 5 cents less than last week, and 30 cents less than this time last year, according to AAA.
A new night club in Killeen invites residents to “switch up their weekend routine.”
A woman driving a maroon SUV ran into a pillar in the front of the Town and Country Veterinary Clinic on Elms Road in Killeen this morning.
Some local cities have announced closings in observance of Labor Day on Sept. 2. Area schools will also be off for the annual holiday, and most soldiers will have the day off from work at Fort Hood.
The National Association of Social Workers selected Texas A&M University-Central Texas Associate Professor Claudia Rappaport and Professor Michael Daley for the prestigious Social Work Pioneer Award for their contributions to the profession at the association’s upcoming 25th anniversary …
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A martial arts studio in north Killeen hosted a back to school bash on Friday to celebrate kids heading back to school. This was the second time this event was held at the studio.
Area residents on the west side of Fort Hood may be hearing some explosions due to live fire exercises that will be going on through Wednesday, and some Air Force F-16 fighter jets will be part of the mix. The training will happen on the Clabber Creek and Jack Mountain ranges on the west sid…
FORT HOOD — Troopers with Fort Hood’s 3rd Cavalry Regiment trained with live rounds this week as the unit known as the “Brave Rifles” prepare for an upcoming rotation to the National Training Center in California.
An unaccompanied veteran burial is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 11463 State Highway 195 in Killeen, for David Lee Boone.
City of Killeen offices will be closed Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day.