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TEMPLE — School students throughout Copperas Cove Independent School District showed their appreciation to hospitalized veterans with construction paper, glue, glitter and a lot of red and pink hearts. With more than 1,000 valentines in heart-shaped baskets and decorated bags, Miniature Miss…

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KILLEEN — Veterans in Central Texas can receive free dental work Friday and Saturday at Fairway Middle School, 701 Whitlow Drive, Killeen. The free dental work is part of a charity event of the Texas Mission of Mercy.

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New Orleans is famous for its annual Mardi Gras festival, but right here in the great state of Texas, the folks down in Galveston will also take to the streets beginning this weekend for their own two-week celebration of feasting and merriment preceding the season of Lent.

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Copperas Cove High School foreign exchange student Joe Garabedian marveled at the might of the American military. As Fort Hood soldiers from the 3d Cavalry Regiment demonstrated their warfighting equipment, the foreign exchange student from Lebanon stayed back to examine each piece even afte…

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Cody McQueen plays drums, guitar, keyboards, mandolin and ukulele, is an accomplished scuba diver and instructor, builds custom computers and enjoys watching movies — especially when he is one of the actors up on the big screen.

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HARKER HEIGHTS — The Armed Services YMCA in Harker Heights hosted its first 5K race at Purser Family Park on Feb. 1.

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It was a solemn occasion on Jan. 29 as the 1st Cavalry Division Honor Guard marched on the colors at the Phantom Warrior Center. The invocation was given and the 1st Cavalry Division Band played the national anthem as the crowd of soldiers and veterans saluted the flag.

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Boat lovers and water sports enthusiasts are converging from ports far and wide this week on the Houston International Boat, Sport & Travel Show, where more than 1,000 powerboats, luxury cruisers, fishing boats and personal watercraft will be on display.

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At 5-feet, 2-inches tall and 115 or so pounds, Larissa Gehring may not look like someone who pumps iron at the gym. But the mother of one and staff sergeant in the Army National Guard more than holds her own as a member of Fort Hood’s championship Phantom Warrior Powerlifting Team.

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REPUBLIC OF KOREA — The steam from the hot cup of coffee floated in the air past a monitor showing various thermal camera angles of the same scene. A shot of a M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle sitting in a battle position. A shot of the mountainside the Bradley is facing in the distance where p…

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The past year was a busy one for Fort Hood. Deployments, redeployments, training and more filled calendar year 2019 for the troops stationed at “The Great Place,” along with many changes in unit leadership.

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Armed with white, mesh nets and fanned out in a training area, biologists and volunteers, from the Adaptive and Integrative Management program, can be found searching for monarch butterflies at Fort Hood.

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Contamination has been a continuous problem at Fort Hood Recycle. Plagued with non-recyclable materials like food waste, diapers and sharps, the recycle program is having to deal with dead animal remains on a weekly basis.

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It’s Christmas day, and children around the world are waking up with excitement and running to see what Santa left them under the Christmas tree. Then running to wake their parents, so they can get to the good part — opening them.

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For members of the military community it is no exception to spend the holidays away from home. Deployments, training schedules and changing duty stations affect holiday celebrations in many ways.

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KILLEEN — More than 100 people stood in line at Texas A&M University-Central Texas waiting to be shuttled to the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery to help place a wreath on every grave — nearly 10,000.