Virtual Support Group: Parenting School-aged Children During a Pandemic set for Jan. 8

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, Killeen is hosting a virtual support group for parents each Friday to share information about how to best help children be successful in remote learning activities for school.

These meetings allow parents to connect and share tips for using various learning platforms while gaining knowledge about how to best help guide children through virtual learning.

Meetings are noon to 1 p.m. each Friday. To register, go to:

Military Relations Council luncheon with Fort Hood commander scheduled for Jan. 13 at Grace Christian Center

The Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce is hosting a luncheon featuring guest speaker Lt. Gen. Pat White beginning at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13 at Grace Christian Center, 1401 E. Elms Road.

Fort Hood’s commanding general is to speak the chamber’s Military Relations Council, members of AUSA and the greater Killeen community about Operation Inherent Resolve, an update on III Corps and operations on Fort Hood and Operation People First.

To help reach as many people as possible and adhere to current guidelines for public safety during COVID-19, a virtual ticket is available for purchase that will include speaker presentations and digital networking but will not include lunch.

For those who would like to attend in person, all state and county guidelines will be followed. Contact the Killeen chamber for more information.

Virtual 5K Run/Walk to the Polar Bear Plunge set for Jan. 23 in Cove

The public is invited to attend the Copperas Cove Parks and Recreation Department’s 2021 Virtual 5K Run/Walk to the Polar Bear Plunge from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at City Park, 1206 W. Avenue B.

Registration information is to be updated later.

Divisions are for male and female runners, and for walkers. Cen-Tex Series points given in Cen-Tex Series age groups.

Medals to top three finishers in each age group for runners and to overall male and female winners. Parking is to be available at City Park.

For more information, contact Ashley Wilson at or (254)542-2719.

Harker Heights chamber plans ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 4

A ribbon-cutting to celebrate the grand opening of custom apparel company TexThreads is scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4.

The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event at 100 E. FM 2410. Contact the chamber for more information.

Free COVID-19 virtual counseling service offered by phone or tele-video

Texans Recovering Together COVID-19 Virtual Counseling Program offers free, short-term crisis counseling by phone or tele-video for individuals, families, and groups living in Bastrop, Bell, Burnet, Caldwell, Coryell, Fayette, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Hamilton, Lampasas, Lee, Milam and Williamson counties.

The program operates Monday through Friday from 8 5 p.m., and will respond to requests for counseling within one hour if received before 5 p.m. on a business day.

Counseling may include resource navigation, grief support, coping skill development, psychoeducation, problem-solving, linkage to available support groups, and more.

The program is made possible through FEMA and Texas Health and Human Services. Teams members come from Central Counties Services and Bluebonnet Trails Community Services.

Business news wanted

The Killeen Daily Herald wants to print your business news on our expanded business pages.

Send information to, with the words BUSINESS NEWS in the subject line, and provide a name and contact phone number for the reporter.

Here are some things to include that could be used for publication.

Business name, address, phone number (for publication) and website.

What’s the news: (It could be a new manager, promotions, events or other items listed above).

What does your business do?

History of the business.

Compiled by John Clark

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