Once again, much of Central Texas finds itself in a drought.
Outsourcing city services can be a double-edged sword.
With Friday’s announcement that the Killeen City Council had selected James “Kent” Cagle to be the new city manager, the city took a major step toward administrative stability.
If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.
Everyone has been talking about the $24 million project to widen Chaparral Road to accommodate a new high school in south Killeen.
A year from now, political signs will crowd the landscape, campaign ads will flood the TV and radio airwaves, as well as newspapers, and daily poll numbers will be an obsession.
Killeen-area voters just approved a $426 million school bond issue last year. Last week the Killeen school superintendent announced he wants another bond election next May.
When residents of a given city are asked to list the most important resources of their hometown, they are likely to mention quality schools, a solid economy, a vibrant cultural scene or myriad recreational opportunities.
When Killeen City Manager Ron Olson officially steps down from his post Monday, he will be leaving the city in far better shape than when he arrived just over 2½ years ago.
The naming of a new school is a pretty big deal.
For those who might have missed the big news, Killeen is the fifth-best place to live in Texas.
Texas’ new law guaranteeing the opportunity for public comment at all governmental meetings is a win for citizens — but only if it’s applied properly.
How much is it worth to keep bus service operating in Killeen?
Who should pay for Killeen’s continuing growth?
Here we go again — talking about a second football stadium for the Killeen Independent School District.
Northeast Killeen is in decline — and the city’s elected officials and administrators can’t afford to let it continue.
How much should a manager or department head make in a taxpayer-supported job?
When John Blankenship steps down as president of a regional water board later this week, the body will be losing a member with more than 20 years of experience.
Killeen City Manager Ron Olson disappointed a lot of people when he told the City Council last week that there was “nothing we can do” to fund the Friends in Crisis shelter — either immediately or in the future.
The Killeen school district’s hiring of a local television news anchor as its new chief communications and marketing officer has raised a few questions — and a few eyebrows.
Killeen is moving ahead with plans to implement impact fees — although those plans are moving slowly.
Killeen’s tent city is growing. And so is the number of questions surrounding the Friends in Crisis homeless shelter, which is closed temporarily because of a funding shortfall.
When Killeen City Manager Ron Olson announced last week that he plans to retire in October, he no doubt caught a lot of people by surprise.
Killeen’s budget planning season should be kicking into high gear — but so far the public has heard little about it.
Three weeks after Killeen’s homeless shelter closed its doors, the facility’s short-term future remains in doubt.
If at first you don’t succeed, try again.
Remembering our nation’s fallen military service members is something that comes naturally to most residents of the Killeen-Fort Hood community.
Killeen is without a homeless shelter — at least temporarily.
The eyes of Killeen-area residents should be on Austin over the next two weeks.
It would be an overstatement to say that Killeen residents spoke at the polls Saturday.
Killeen voters have some decisions to make.
It’s only 159 acres, but it’s causing a big fuss.
If you’ve ever had a garage sale, you’ve most likely paid a fee for the permit.
The Killeen City Council took a couple of significant steps at Tuesday’s meeting.
A Killeen school district bus driver took his message to the public last week: Pay bus drivers a living wage.
Early voting in the Killeen school board election is just over a month away.
Today marks the beginning of Sunshine Week — an annual, national initiative designed to promote discussion of the importance of open government and freedom of information.
The matchups are set for the upcoming Killeen City Council election. Now it’s time to hear what the candidates have to say.
The Killeen school superintendent got a raise recently.
Bell County commissioners have an important decision to make.
It’s been nine months since Killeen school district voters approved a $426 million bond issue and agreed to fund a fifth traditional high school in south Killeen.