Winds gusted at 10-20 miles per hour as Young Miss Five Hills Angelica Torres kneeled and pulled the metal pin that adhered an evergreen wreath in front of a soldier’s grave. As the winds whipped through the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, Torres said a prayer not only for the soldier…
Copperas Cove Junior High students are already pushing themselves to get ahead by taking high school classes and earning credits while still at the middle school level. With more responsibility placed on school districts to teach skills that were previously taught in the home, students are e…
The days of the standard science fair are long gone. Today’s students in Copperas Cove ISD compete in the annual Science Olympiad building rocket launchers, pumpkin throws, slime pits and more to evaluate a student’s knowledge, improve the ability to work as a team, and have the opportunity …
COPPERAS COVE — Daniel Nichols is impressed with the how engaged residents of Copperas Cove are when it comes to city services and programs.
The 2020 Texas Music Educators Association Region 8 High School Band Clinic and Concerts will take place Friday and Saturday in the Lea Ledger Auditorium at Copperas Cove High School, 400 S. 25th St. Band students from high schools all over Central Texas will be participating in this annual event.
The stage is set for the annual District V DECA Competition Saturday, in which students from as far away as Stephenville will come to Copperas Cove High School to demonstrate their hard work and skills in the fields of business, finance, hospitality, and entrepreneurship. Nearly 1,500 studen…
COPPERAS COVE — Jace Hilgenberg, 8, is looking forward to going fishing with his brother.
Having four-legged friends in a school setting has proven benefits to both students and staff. Copperas Cove High School students were introduced to Sam, a rescue from the Copperas Cove Animal Control Facility, just in time to help calm their nerves and reduce their stress for semester exams.
COPPERAS COVE — After taking on duties previously held by its third-party water biller Fathom, the City of Copperas Cove has had customers lining up inside and outside of its Utility Administration office earlier this week.
More than 250 shifts of bell ringing from Nov. 29 through Dec. 24 will result in an estimated $30,000-$40,000 for Copperas Cove residents who need clothing, shelter, medical care, and more. The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign also ensured these same residents were able to celebrate a mean…
COPPERAS COVE — Copperas Cove Elementary students facing the threat of hunger are able to qualify for free and reduced cost meals as a result of a partnership between CCISD, Texas Department of Agriculture and the U. S. Department of Agriculture. But, what happens over the holiday breaks and…
The Copperas Cove Police Department is urging interested members of the public to sign up for their 34th session of the Citizens Police Academy
The Copperas Cove Solid Waste Department will allow city residents to bring their Christmas trees to the Solid Waste Transfer Station for recycling on Saturday, Jan. 4. Trees will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon at the station, which is located at 2605 S FM 116. Trees will be accepted at no charge.
COPPERAS COVE — The city of Copperas Cove started 2019 in mourning and ended it celebrating the end of a controversial water billing agreement with Fathom.
COPPERAS COVE — Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful announced the winners of its annual holiday decorating contest on Monday.
More than 250 miles, six parades, and all first or second place wins. The Copperas Cove Five Hills royalty represented the city in more than a half dozen parades this holiday season. All parades have a different theme requiring different scenery, different outfits, and different preparation.
Williams/Ledger Elementary third grader Noah Spitzer loves to read. In fact, he wants all children to develop a love a reading and made sure this Christmas that they had a book in-hand to enjoy.
Copperas Cove police Capt. Jeremy Alber thought he knew what he was getting into when he decided to enter last month’s Fort Worth Marathon, but nothing prepared him for the reality of trying to run non-stop for 26.2 miles – nearly the driving distance from Cove to Belton.
Copperas Cove’s first public school, Hotel Simpson, stockyards, stagecoach stop and post office. The historic beginnings of Copperas Cove created the theme, Christmas in Our Hometown, which captured first place float honors in the Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce’s Krist Kindl Parade.
Copperas Cove High School students involved in HOSA Future Health Professionals were recently able to raise $3,520 for Make-A-Wish Foundations with their participation in Macy’s National Believe Day.
Teachers who promote civic responsibility, flag etiquette, and patriotism are prime candidates for the VFW Teacher of the Year Award. Hettie Halstead Elementary school counselor CaRhonda Parham checks all the blocks.
The old tradition of sending Christmas cards and writing letters with a pen pal have long fallen to the wayside with today’s technology of texting and social media posting. But, House Creek special education students have resurrected
COPPERAS COVE — For Copperas Cove Library Director Kevin Marsh, this truly is the most wonderful time of the year.
Copperas Cove High School senior Isabella Childers is one of only 16,000 students in the national selected as a National Merit Scholar Semi-finalist in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
TEMPLE — After receiving second place two years in a row, the Copperas Cove Five Hills royalty literally popped out of glittered Christmas boxes to capture first place in the 73rd Annual Temple Christmas Parade.
COPPERAS COVE — The standard dimensions of an American football field are 120 yards long and 53 1/3 yards wide. The National Basketball Association courts are 94 feet long by 50 feet wide. Volleyball court dimensions are 60 feet by 30 feet. Tennis courts are 78 feet long and 27 feet wide for…
Williams/Ledger Elementary third grader Noah Spitzer listened carefully to the instructions he was given, slightly turning his head to process the information he was receiving. Then, he set about the task he was assigned: packing holiday food boxes for the homeless and those in need this hol…
Fairview/Miss Jewell Elementary third grade teacher Teresa Gorres understands service, sacrifice, and its historical impacts. A military spouse for more than two decades, Gorres, with her children, faced times of separation from her
More than 70 contestants signed up to take to the stage on Saturday hoping to capture one of the Krist Kindl Charity Pageant crowns. But for Briana Liles, the pageant is about much more than a sparkling tiara.
The Junior ROTC cadets from Copperas Cove High School’s Bulldawg Battalion are no strangers to the kindness of the soldiers of the school’s adopt-a-school unit, 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment.
COPPERAS COVE — The Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce is making some changes for the 25th edition of the city’s annual Krist Kindl Markt.
On Oct. 30 of last year, my wife Stephanie and I completed the purchase of our home in Copperas Cove. We decided to relocate to Cove from Austin because we liked the area and we could afford to build our own home here.
COPPERAS COVE — Hundreds of Copperas Cove residents turned out Nov. 21 for the 22nd annual Feast of Sharing sponsored by the Noon Exchange Club and the City of Copperas Cove.
A bright light has turned on once again for the holiday season as the Blue Santa of Cove organization held their kickoff party during the Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce’s monthly mixer on Nov. 14. The event was a chance to come together for a great cause.
COPPERAS COVE — It’s been another successful year for the Food for Families program in Copperas Cove.
Local historian James Powell has lived in Copperas Cove since 1963 and he loves telling tales about a small town’s past that he considers fascinating and colorful.
What started as a discussion among friends about the need to preserve Copperas Cove’s heritage and history is evolving into an organized and growing effort to keep local tradition alive and promote the city’s 140-year-old story.
Christmas in our Hometown, Junk the Halls, Santa’s Winter Camp, and 12 Days of Christmas are just some of the different holiday parade themes that the Copperas Cove Five Hills royalty are preparing for with the arrival of the December.