By MARK STEVENSON Associated Press
It’ll be a day full of culture at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center for the 4th annual Taste of Africa: Diving Deep into Culture event slated for this weekend.
After years of discussion, the cost of a proposed new animal shelter, may end up on the ballot as a special bond election on Nov. 2 after the Copperas Cove City Council gave final direction to the city on how it wishes to proceed with the shelter on Tuesday evening.
Along with rising hospitalizations due to COVID-19, the Bell County Health District reported a rise of 95 new cases Thursday.
A Killeen man is facing charges after police said he kidnapped and assaulted a woman at a local business in the city.
Officials with the Killeen Parks Master Plan Workgroup will be holding a meeting next week at a Killeen park to discuss further improvements to the city’s recreational spaces.
Recently appointed Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau President and CEO Silvia Spires has hit the ground running in her new position, reaching out to area business owners and working on her plan to increase tourism here with the help of concentrated social media marketing.
The Temple and Belton independent school districts are still actively exploring opportunities for its students, staff and surrounding community members to get vaccinated.
A suspect charged with murder in the slaying of a 48-year-old Temple man claimed he fired his gun in self-defense when he was attacked, according to an arrest affidavit.
The Texas Association of School Boards is slated to host a free webinar — aimed at helping people learn more about the school board service — from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 10.
The Fort Hood Exchange Job Fair will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 24 at Clear Creek Exchange, 4250 Clear Creek Road, Fort Hood. Recruiters from brand partners will be on site to talk to potential applicants. Go to https://publicaffairs-sme.com/applymyexchange/ for more information.
A Killeen man has announced he will run for Bell County commissioner in Precinct 4 when he is able to formally file in the upcoming election.
State officials are encouraging are residents walk into the Killeen Walmart on Lowes Boulevard today to receive free COVID-19 vaccines. No appointment or insurance is needed.
Temple College will host an open house for prospective students and their families from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4,
Texas electricity regulators on Thursday told the public that their electricity should likely stay on through the rest of the summer and that the state’s main power grid is in good enough shape to withstand any potential extreme weather.
Of the 8,787 people who have died in Texas due to COVID-19 since early February, at least 43 were fully vaccinated, the Texas Department of State Health Services said.
More than 100 local vehicle burglaries in Bell, Williamson and Travis counties have been linked to two Central Texans who were arrested after a pursuit from the Belton area to Killeen, the Bell County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday.
Congressman John Carter, R-Round Rock, and Marc Nigliazzo, the president of Texas A&M University-Central Texas, announced this week that Carter secured $2.99 million for the Killeen university in the Defense Appropriations bill that will be on the House floor later this month. If signed …
Whether you’re looking to see summer movies, experience something new at a cultural event, get the kids outside for some activities, enjoy local live music, or check out a farmers market, there’s an event or activity for everyone to enjoy this weekend. Read on for more details.
Three Killeen men were indicted this week on unrelated felony armed assault charges after police said they used guns and knives during alleged incidents in the city earlier this year.
The Temple Police Department and the Fort Hood Explosive Ordnance Disposal safely disposed of a grenade that was found at a Temple park.
Though it was an underwhelming turnout, Killeen residents got their first chance to voice concerns at the first of two public budget hearings Wednesday.
The statewide back-to-school tax free holiday is set for Aug. 6 through 8. During the holiday, purchases on a majority of school items, such as backpacks, clothing and school supplies, will be fully exempt from the state sales tax.
Isabella Carruth still doesn’t know how long she must be away from her boyfriend and her family.
BELTON — Despite ongoing concerns regarding drainage, 55 new homes were approved by the county this week east of Salado.
Project Apple Tree, a charity offered through the Helping Hands Ministry of Belton, is hoping to provide approximately 840 students with school essentials for the upcoming academic year — a goal they hope to achieve with the community’s assistance.
A Florida teenager was killed in a 7-vehicle accident that occurred on Interstate 35 in Belton, authorities said Wednesday.
A man was arrested Monday on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine.
Gov. Greg Abbott says he will not impose another statewide mask mandate, despite COVID-19 cases being on the rise again.
COPPERAS COVE — More than 150 students from six different campuses in Copperas Cove ISD have met real-life heroes throughout the duration of the fifth annual Ranger Reading Camp. On Wednesday, it was the Army.
Killeen resident and U.S. Army combat veteran Erick Rodriguez remembers running into a little trouble soon after joining the military and reporting for basic training.
The city of Temple has contracted with RJN Group to conduct smoke testing of its sanitary sewer system today. This may cause residents to see smoke coming from vent stacks or holes in the ground. The smoke is non-toxic and creates no fire hazard.
The Killeen City Council discussed a possible contract with an Austin law firm to provide redistricting services during a workshop meeting Tuesday.
The Killeen City Council got a second look at street financing options — and a new tax rate — at the end of a workshop Tuesday.
Backpack Buddies, an effort through Churches Touching Lives for Christ, is striving to provide about 1,300 Temple Independent School District students with school supplies and a new backpack for the upcoming school year.
State Rep. Hugh Shine, R-Temple, said House Bill 3 — GOP-backed voting legislation that Texas House Democrats blocked a vote over on July 12 — should not be seen as voter suppression.