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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…

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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.

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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…

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S. C. Lee Junior High eighth grader Riley Wood peeks out from the bangs that she uses to hide her face. She watches her fingers move rapidly in front of her as they spell out words demonstrating her patriotism and love for her nation.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.