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At the start of the 2019-2020 school year, approximately 50 students enrolled in Crossroads High School. By the end of the school year, the number of students more than doubled to 120. For the 2020-2021 school year, the alternative school of choice will be able to accommodate as many as 300 …

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As the city continues preparing its 2020-21 annual budget, Copperas Cove City Council last week heard presentations for funding requests from non-city agencies, continued a discussion of water and sewer rate increases, and debated “phasing out” the 20% senior citizen discount for utilities.

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The Copperas Cove Independent School District is “ready to meet the needs of our students,” Wendy Sledd, the spokeswoman for the district, said in an email on Monday.

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More than 7,000 pairs of boots are lined up in rows on the parade field in front of Fort Hood’s III Corps Headquarters. Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marines have lost their lives during the wars in both Iraq, Afghanistan and other military operations. The Copperas Cove Five Hills r…

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Texas public schools are achieving high graduation rates higher than 90 percent of states in the nation based on a report released last week from the National Center for Education Statistics. The Lone Star state’s graduation rates rank fifth in the U.S. with 89.1 percent of high school stude…

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The school days of students going to just sing songs in music class are long gone. Students now learn how to read music notes, create rhythms and songs of their own and truly develop an appreciation of music.

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The Copperas Cove City Council spent hours during the month of June discussing what course to take with its next city budget. But discussion and action in the month of July will determine if the city plans to raise property taxes, institute new fees or take other steps to balance its budget …

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KEMPNER — With other longstanding Central Texas festivals canceling this year due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, officials in Kempner decided to go ahead with the city’s second annual Kempner Fest last weekend at Sylvia Tucker Memorial Park.

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COPPERAS COVE — Charles Wilson gratefully accepted a bottle of cold water from a Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful volunteer Saturday after dropping off a bag of trash at a KCCB collection point on U.S. Business 190 across from the Walmart.

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COPPERAS COVE — Tree limbs, brush, shingles and chunks of metal roof were strewn all over the yards of residents near Big Divide Road. Objects, such as a trampoline, were flipped over or moved to other people’s yards, fences were damaged or destroyed, and some trees were uprooted.

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The Central Texas College (CTC) spring 2020 graduation ceremony scheduled for May was postponed as the school remained closed during initial stay-at-home order initiated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly 420 students were expected to participate in the procession and will now be recognized du…

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The 7th Annual Miss Five Hills Scholarship Pageant will be held Saturday, but the competition will be different due to the pandemic. The popular community event was scheduled for March 21, but then was postponed to May 30 due to COVID-19 and state requirements to not gather in large groups.

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COPPERAS COVE — On May 21 of last year, Bradi Diaz was sworn in as mayor of Copperas Cove. The ceremony came about a month after she won a special election against three other candidates seeking to fill the unexpired term of former Mayor Frank Seffrood. Seffrood died in December 2018 shortly…