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(StatePoint) Nearly 90 percent of people 50 years old and up want to remain at home as long as possible, according to a recent AARP study.
Long before the debate over the Affordable Care Act, the military’s own government-run health care system has been, for me, a mixed bag. On the one hand, my health care has always been “free” (if you can call paying with duty, deployments and, sometimes, life “free”).
The Darnall Child Development Center is unlike any other on post.
JOHANNESBURG — Amid cheers and song for the prisoner who became peacemaker, President Barack Obama energized tens of thousands of spectators and nearly 100 visiting heads of state Tuesday with a plea for the world to emulate former South African President Nelson Mandela, “the last great liberator of the 20th century.”
WASHINGTON — The nation’s top military leader pleaded with Congress on Monday to complete the defense bill before year’s end as Democrats and Republicans on the Armed Services committees reached agreement on compromise legislation to pay for warfighters, ships and aircraft.
Eighteen people sought shelter in Killeen’s warming centers over the weekend as an arctic blast hovered over Central Texas.
CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Sunday offered troops a rare glimmer of hope on the department’s financial woes, saying a possible budget agreement back home could ease the automatic spending cuts that have hit the military hard.
DALLAS — Icy, treacherous sections of Interstate 35 north of Dallas were closed for hours at a time over the last day as tractor-trailers had trouble climbing hills, wrecks occurred and vehicles stalled, authorities said.
BELTON — Belton Independent School District leaders emerged from a third meeting of the middle school attendance boundary advisory committee last week with a clearer picture of what might be presented to the school board for approval in January, but still seeking plenty of public input.
The Army is deciding how it will move forward with plans to boot sex offenders from its ranks, amid reports of increased instances of sexual assault.
Chamber’s Leadership Killeen tours Fort Hood
FORT HOOD — SWAT teams from area law enforcement agencies gathered this week to compete against one another at the Central Texas SWAT Challenge — an event that hasn’t been held in nearly six years.
The National Banks of Central Texas keeps itself in the public eye with various community service projects. The company recently hosted a Shred It Day event with Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful and donated $4,000 to the Cove House Free Clinic earlier this month.
BELTON — It’s pretty easy to miss if you’re not looking for it. At the bottom of the home page of the Bell County website is a link to a new era in county interaction: mobile applications.
The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures in Central Texas won’t get above freezing until sometime Sunday. Much of the area is under a winter weather advisory until 6 p.m. today.
NOLANVILLE — After a lengthy discussion about city ordinance requirements and street widths, the City Council on Thursday approved the amended preliminary plat of the 370.20-acre subdivision for 908 homes and 39.29-acres of park and green spaces in the Bella Charca subdivision, along with approving a special exception for street width.
Get out some extra blankets: Winter is invading Texas with a vengeance as snow, sleet and ice are unleashed on much of northern and western sections of the state.
The Ellison High School auditorium was packed with students whooping and whistling at a fashion show Wednesday afternoon.
COPPERAS COVE — Children as young as 4 years old got some hands-on experience helping the homeless on Monday.
The Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors are hosting the “Rainbow Room Collection Drive” through Friday. Items may be dropped off at The National Banks of Central Texas, 408 S. Main St., Copperas Cove.
AAF-Central Texas plans gift exchange, public service drive
The Killeen Food Care Center isn’t the only place area residents can get food. About 45 organizations in the area work with Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.
Sugru hacking putty
As the holidays draw near, Fort Hood families in need can seek the services of the Army Community Service Food Pantries to ensure no one goes hungry this Thanksgiving.
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.