HARKER HEIGHTS — Local business Painting With a Twist hosted a fundraiser on Sunday for the Wreaths for Vets program, which places wreaths on graves at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery during the holidays.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The judge was incredulous as a federal prosecutor pushed to keep a 25-year-old man behind bars until his trial on a charge of having a Molotov cocktail at a protest in May. Read more
Military News - Fort Hood
When Veterans of Foreign Wars posts were told they had to close down in the spring because of Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to close bars, the closures affected not only veterans, but also the canteen workers.
A grievance that was denied by the Killeen Independent School District was filed by an Army soldier in September after she spoke during the public forum at a June meeting of the district’s board of trustees.
A program started six years ago honored eight area veterans Saturday at Texas A&M University-Central Texas in Killeen.
FORT HOOD – At least 200 soldiers and civilians participated in the U.S. Army’s 36th annual Ten-Miler run on Fort Hood, Friday.
A man reported missing from Fort Hood has been found "Alive and Safe," according to Fort Hood officials.
A Killeen woman pleaded guilty this week after police said she shot and injured a woman during a domestic violence incident earlier this year.
When eight members of Congress visited Fort Hood a few weeks ago, they not only visited the locations of some of the deaths this year of Fort Hood soldiers, to include Spc. Vanessa Guillen, they also got a firsthand look at the living conditions in the barracks and on-post housing.
A new hotline has been established on Fort Hood to allow for calls reporting equal opportunity violations or cases of harassment.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Maria Valentine says she was just months into her training at Fort Hood in 2006 when a sergeant with a history of alleged harassment toward other soldiers wrote her up after she complained that she didn't want him touching her during body mass measurements.
Incumbent District 54 State Rep. Brad Buckley and his challenger in the Nov. 3 election, Keke Williams, both say the 100% Disabled Veteran Homestead Exemption is an important benefit to many residents in the Killeen-Fort Hood area.
A two-day protest outside of Fort Hood’s east gate culminated in a candlelight vigil Saturday evening. About two dozen people attended the protest and vigil.
FORT HOOD — More than 820 soldiers are back home after a nine-month deployment to the Middle East.
Fort Hood soldiers and leaders have been conducting an installation-wide training “stand up” this week called “Operation Phantom Action.”
Army senior leaders will be “put on trial” Thursday when a national organization holds a “people’s tribunal” outside the state Capitol in Austin.
Fort Hood officials have started a new operation to help “eradicate” suicide, sexual assault, sexual harassment and extremism in the Army.
FORT HOOD — The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, hosted a Vietnam War veteran recognition ceremony at Fort Hood on Friday.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A Killeen man who killed a religious couple visiting Texas from Iowa was executed Thursday, the first Black inmate put to death as part of the Trump administration’s resumption of federal executions after a nearly 20-year pause.
A local faith-based nonprofit organization gave away more than 43,000 pounds of produce and 34 wild hogs to soldiers and their family members this week at Fort Hood.
DAV Chapter 29, 607B E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Harker Heights, will be celebrating our National DAV Centennial Anniversary at 1 p.m. Friday.
The commanding general of U.S. Forces Command, the higher headquarters of III Corps, issued a challenge earlier this month that Fort Hood’s highest command group could not resist taking up.
BELTON, Texas (AP) — The July drowning of a Fort Hood soldier at lake near the U.S. Army base in Central Texas was an accident, according to a final autopsy report.
FORT HOOD – Former 1st Cavalry Division commander returned to Central Texas to retire, during a retirement ceremony on the division’s Cooper Field.
As a result of a June 26 executive order from Gov. Greg Abbott, some area VFW posts are in danger of permanent closure due to a lack of income.
FORT HOOD — The recent deaths of soldiers at Fort Hood have caught the attention of members of Congress, specifically the Committee on Armed Services’ Subcommittee on Military Personnel and the Committee on Oversight and Reform’s Subcommittee on National Security.
A Fort Hood soldier threatened his leadership, and rumors swirled Thursday morning about an active-shooter situation on post, Army officials confirmed.
BELTON — Three Central Texas men were separately indicted Wednesday on charges of soliciting prostitution with a person younger than 18 years.
A Bell County grand jury on Wednesday indicted a Killeen man after police said he shot and killed a Fort Hood soldier in May, allegedly over narcotics.
FORT HOOD — A Fort Hood brigade, recently outfitted with the Army’s latest version of a mobile artillery vehicle, fired the guns on the unit’s new M109A7 Paladins for the first time Wednesday.
A Killeen woman who was set to face a jury in the Vanessa Guillen case later this month now is set to have her case heard in federal court in November.
She wanted to be a soldier since she was 10 years old, her mother said, and the Houston native was thrilled to be stationed close to home at Fort Hood.
The mother of a Fort Hood soldier killed in a military vehicle accident said the 1st Cavalry Division has moved to oust the company commander, platoon leader and the Bradley Fighting Vehicle commander involved in the incident from the Army.
HARKER HEIGHTS — More than a half-dozen organizations gathered in the VFW Post 3892 Saturday with one goal in mind: raising awareness of mental health issues facing veterans, family members and service members, especially suicide.
KEMPNER — Two area VFW posts hosted commemorations Friday of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a complimentary lunch for first responders in Copperas Cove and a day-long Patriots Day celebration in Kempner.