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HOUSTON — The browning of Texas has slowed over the past few months as near normal spring and summer rainfall eased the grip of a persistent drought, especially in the eastern half of the state, the state climatologist said.
De’Andre Davis may have caught some people at the Shoemaker gym off guard with his ball handling ability, cross over skills or knack for finishing at the basket, but first year Shoemaker head coach Emund Prichett was not one of them.
Like most of us, I’m sure Billy White Jr. had a lot to be thankful for over the holiday.
The front of the Killeen boys basketball team’s home uniforms reads “Runnin’ Roos,” but in the second half of Killeen’s overtime home win against Bryan, the team played at a pace more suited for a speed walking Roo.
Killeen’s investment in a water treatment plant on Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir is expected to meet the city’s water needs for another two decades, according to the city’s public works director.
TEMPLE — Plans are in the works for a new $37 million reservoir that would cover more than 400 acres in Coryell County.
It has been a long time since Lampasas girls basketball has been relevant.
Wearing a beekeeping suit and occasionally riding a skateboard, River Ware and his father, Bradley Ware, of Ware Bros. Stone Grist Mills, set up shop Saturday at the Pioneer Farmers Market in the Tractor Supply Company parking lot in Killeen.
Lometa is a tiny town, but expectations are enormous.
Right outside my office door stands one of the true testaments to one of our country’s great plant acquisitions, the Chinese pistache. The Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens got its start as a USDA Plant Introduction Station, and today those early obtainments are monolithic in size and confirmation of plant durability and performance.
AUSTIN — Texans approved dedicating $2 billion to the state water plan on Tuesday, while Houston residents re-elected their mayor and decided the fate of the Astrodome in the first statewide election where officials checked voters’ photo IDs.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texans approved dedicating $2 billion to the state water plan on Tuesday, while Houston residents re-elected their mayor and rejected a plan to renovate the Astrodome in the first statewide election where officials checked voters' photo IDs.
AUSTIN — The GOP-controlled Legislature has left Texas voters to decide this week whether a growing population, booming economy and an ongoing drought are worthy of tapping $2 billion from the state’s rainy day fund to deal with forecast water shortages.
After losing Class of 2013 District 8-5A co-MVP Kenesha Saygo, and starters Deja Pointer and Kaitlyn Shearer, Ellison faces an uphill climb in its quest to repeat as District 8-5A champion.
AUSTIN — Two men were killed as heavy rains across Central Texas swelled rivers and creeks and triggered flash flooding Thursday, prompting dozens of rescues across a region that’s been dealing with a long, punishing drought.
Periodically, I write about a species whose numbers are declining and becoming endangered. The Monarch butterfly, one of the brightest and most beautiful, has joined that list.
HOUSTON — Greenhouse gas pollution decreased both nationwide and in Texas last year, but the Lone Star State still leads in carbon dioxide emissions, according to a federal report released Wednesday.
To avoid losing business during the recent drought, Central Texas landscapers used several year-round techniques to compensate for the lack of moisture and help them retain a strong customer base.
AUSTIN — Counties are posting and increasing bounties on feral hogs as they grub their way through fields, gardens, even lawns, pressing their search for food closer to urban areas and carrying disease and parasites with them.
COLLEGE STATION — With such deep blue flowers that it was almost named ‘Cobalt,’ the newest Texas Superstar, Lady Bird Johnson Royal Blue bluebonnet, has some other extraordinary features as well, say Texas A&M AgriLife horticulturists.
GATESVILLE — The deadline for entering the annual Coryell County Hay Show is Oct. 16, County Agriculture Extension Agent Pasquale Swaner announced.
About 60 percent complete, the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center is changing the Killeen and Fort Hood skyline. Currently more than 1,200 skilled workers converge on the construction site daily to complete the many tasks comprising this monumental construction effort.
A stakeholder inspects this tributary of South Rocky Creek on the KeilseL Ranch, which is currently dry, as are many Central Texas streams because of the drought.
SPICEWOOD — Car No. 1, “Come and Take It,” revved its engine, plowing over the moist dirt. Seven smashed cars growled as loud as a rock concert, emitting a thick tang of gasoline and engine fumes. Then a 15-foot high fire erupted almost spontaneously out of the black sedan’s hood.
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.