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 Experience matters for district judgeships.

Voters know that. The three Republicans vying to replace Fancy Jezek as judge of the 426th District Court certainly know that.

The trio of candidates — Belton lawyer Jeff Parker, Killeen lawyer Steve Duskie and Salado lawyer Wade Faulkner — touted their varied experiences at a Salado Area Republican Women-hosted forum Thursday at the Holiday Inn Express, 1991 N. Stagecoach Road.

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About 200 brave souls poured into Wildcat Stadium on a chilly Saturday morning for the 2020 Wildcat Dash 5K Color Run/Walk, a benefit for Wildcat Wellness.

Ike Shaw, owner of Titan Total Training, put the athletes through a series of squats, pushups, stretches and other calisthenics. Allen Roark, a 1987 Temple High School graduate and current varsity golf coach, set them off, all bearing a number and chip-timed by Pro-Fit Race Timing of Belton.

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BELTON — A court order declaring her incompetent to stand trial said Terrikah Lyn Haynes, 37, of Temple is “a danger to others and public safety.”

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Temple City Secretary Lacy Borgeson retired from her position earlier this month after more than two decades of service.

Borgeson, who has been on leave since November, notified the city of her decision to retire on Jan. 9 and retired on the same day. The Temple City Council unanimously voted last Thursday to name Deputy City Secretary Stephanie Hedrick as interim city secretary until the position can be filled.

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The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas was $2.19 in the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood area on Saturday.

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In Chinese culture, 2020 is the “Year of the Rat,” according to www.chinesenewyear.net. With the Chinese New Year occurring Saturday, Killeen Mall officials catered their monthly kids event to the occasion.

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BELTON — A jump in the number of accident calls on Interstates 35 and 14 prompted the Belton Police Department to ask the Texas Department of Public Safety to respond first to crashes on the state thoroughfares.

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COPPERAS COVE — Around 300 participants were at Copperas Cove City Park to participate in the city’s fourth annual 5-kilometer run, part of the Cen-Tex Race Series Saturday morning. The run was paired with the city’s 20th annual Polar Bear Plunge into the city pool, and around 50 people jump…

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A group of children in both Temple and Belton will now have a wider range of ways to play after a donation of supplies and work by a local church.

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New year’s resolutions often include approaches to healthier living – but most of them don’t stick very long. To incorporate new ways of living healthy, happy and balanced, the Killeen counsel and wellness center Butterflies Prosperity Wellness Co. invites the public to a Day of Positive Liv…

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The “Possibilities” Job Fair at Temple College helped expand students’ horizons on Friday with recruiters showcasing employment opportunities for young adults with disabilities.

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City of Killeen employees were honored for their work on Friday with Dedicated Service Awards, according to a news release from the city.

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Construction work continues on a portion of O.W. Curry Drive in Killeen. The work is being done on a stretch of the road that intersects East Central Texas Expressway and runs past Applebee’s, Academy Sports + Outdoors and the Hampton Inn.

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A Baylor University student who visited China this year may have contracted the coronavirus first detected in Wuhan City, the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District reported Friday.

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A not-guilty plea has been entered for a Louisiana man accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl and filming another man’s sexual assault of the same girl at a Killeen hotel in 2018.

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A threat that the Belton Independent School District received through its anonymous tip system Thursday was not credible, interim Superintendent Robin Battershell said Friday.

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The Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department announced Friday the creation of a new youth sports league in Harker Heights in conjunction with the Killeen Parks and Recreation and Fort Hood Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

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A Salado Police Department patrol car was totaled Wednesday night because a vehicle didn’t move over on Interstate 35 for an emergency vehicle. Salado Police Officer Castillo wasn’t injured.