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AUSTIN — A coalition of advocacy groups including the Texas chapter of the powerful National Education Association issued failing grades Friday to U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, saying they haven’t defended public schools or reformed a flawed federal immigration system.
(StatePoint) From increased unemployment to commonplace home foreclosures, it’s hard to forget the devastating effects of the 2008 financial crisis and the worst recession since the Great Depression.
HOUSTON — The scene in a city-owned building may look like a hurricane has swept through Houston: Nurses giving vaccine shots, people scurrying around with files and papers and officials leaning over computers helping bleary-eyed parents fill out forms as their children munch on free pretzels.
NEW YORK — The Vatican is taking the unusual step of conducting a worldwide survey on how parishes deal with sensitive issues such as birth control, divorce and gay marriage, seeking input ahead of a major meeting on the family that Pope Francis plans next year.
(StatePoint) The end of the year is benefit open enrollment season for most Americans -- your annual opportunity to change, elect, or renew benefit coverage offered through your employer for the upcoming year.
Clothing, hygiene giveaway set for today
WASHINGTON — For President Barack Obama, the outcome of this week’s fiscal fights with Republicans could have broad consequences for his stalled second-term agenda.
DALLAS — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visited Texas for the fifth time in two months Thursday to tout the benefits of the federal health care overhaul, but she acknowledged that many poor, uninsured Texans will get no help without the cooperation of state Republicans who unyieldingly oppose the law.
We’ve officially cleared mid-August, which means it’s time to start thinking about homework, after-school activities and weekend school commitments. Studious is a strong candidate to keep your academic life flowing smoothly. The app not only makes it easy to add appointments, but users can also add homework assignments, test schedules and notes to each appointment. Plus, Studious has one particularly nifty feature — the ability to set the ringer to silent, vibrate or airplane mode automatically once class starts. Now that’s service. Free, for Android devices.
Administrators and elected officials from the Killeen Independent School District gathered to welcome this year's incoming crop of new teachers this morning.
Public school districts in Killeen and Copperas Cove met standards set by the Texas Education Agency’s new accountability rating system.
Texas high school students looking to get a head start on their careers via vocational and technical education classes will have more options in future school years, thanks to recently passed legislation.
Gubernatorial candidate Tom Pauken is making his way through Central Texas this week as he continues his campaign to replace Rick Perry as the state’s next top executive in 2014.
Members of the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce received an update on the 83rd legislative session, and the special sessions that followed during a governmental affairs luncheon Wednesday.
State Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock (R-Killeen) gave members of the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce a legislative update Wednesday at a governmental affair luncheon.
Free food pantry at Open Arms ministry
Central Christian to host pancake brunch
Emma Payton said she tried everything to keep her 12-year-old son from getting campus probation in the Killeen Independent School District. But on March 25, school officials sent sixth-grader D’Andre Thomas to Gateway Middle School.
As secondary students in Central Texas school districts work to complete state standardized tests this year, lawmakers are trying to reform the testing system in Texas.
Ministry offers free food pantry
Big Sale today in KPLE parking lot
New Life hosting spaghetti fundraiser
As immigration reform begins to create new opportunities for undocumented immigrants, a retired local teacher is working to offer free classes to help residents take the next step toward citizenship.
Belton Senior Activity Center’s annual Christmas party is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at 842 S. Mitchell St., Belton.