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Word-of-mouth recommendations have caused a local hourly child daycare facility to relocate for the second time in three years to accommodate the demand for affordable hourly care.

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Slight rain chances in Killeen today will dwindle quickly, with decreasing clouds tonight. That should make way for a week full of sun and windy conditions, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

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Displaying a variety of home building and remodeling innovations, the three-day Temple Area Builders Association 45th annual Home and Garden Show winds up this afternoon at the Bell County Expo Center.

Exhibitors once again will offer activities for the Kids Zone from noon to 5 p.m. in the Assembly Hall. Awards for the SPJST Car Show will be announced at 3:30 p.m. in the exposition building. Bell County Master Gardeners, which hosted four free seminars in the exposition building on Saturday, will give two more today: Native Plants at 1 p.m. and Preview of Plants for Sale at Spring Sale at 2 p.m.

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The homeless can be a tricky population when it comes to offering help. Many are homeless because of substance abuse issues, and they abuse drugs and alcohol because they are self medicating as a result of mental illness.

A meeting was held last week at the United Way of Central Texas office in Temple to bring together the many faces of local agencies and organizations who work daily with the homeless with the purpose of discussing how best to handle high-risk homeless individuals who are resistant to intervention.

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The Belton school board was direct when they tapped Robin Battershell as interim superintendent in August.

They were embarking on a hunt to replace Susan Kincannon, who left the district to lead Waco ISD. The Belton Independent School District, trustees said, had to continue to chug along like normal.

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The sight in the food court of the Killeen Mall Saturday was colorful. Around the food court, dozens of kids were adorned in tiaras and masks colored purple, green and gold for Mardi Gras, which is Tuesday.

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Braving chilly temperatures Saturday morning, area residents came out to support the annual Killeen Activity Run group’s Freezer Burn event on Saturday morning at Lions Club Park in Killeen.

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Four women from the Salons at Tuscan Square displayed a natural sense of leadership when organizing their “Angel Tree” campaign, which gives clients an opportunity to sponsor a Temple ISD student in need with a Christmas gift.

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Around 20 cars from different decades were parked at the Chick-fil-a in Killeen Saturday for a car show hosted by the chicken sandwich restaurant.

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Almost a year after Temple received control of Hillcrest Cemetery, the city is now moving forward on implementing new ordinances for all current and future cemeteries.

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John Vasser, the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, spoke to the members of the Central Texas Chapter of Military Officers Association of America in Killeen on Friday about the state of the university.

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Sweet dreams will be all that remains for local baker Lilian Halabi after having to close the Temple branch of her bakery.

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Since Jan. 1, Temple Police Department received 33 stolen vehicle reports, of which 48 percent of the vehicles were unlocked and 45 percent had keys inside them, spokesman Chris Christoff said Thursday.

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BELTON — After hearing testimony from four veterans, including the defendant, at a sentencing hearing on Thursday, a Bell County judge sentenced a Killeen man to eight years of deferred adjudication probation for two second-degree felony charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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Three men who were indicted on Feb. 5 pleaded not guilty on Friday to unrelated felony charges after police said that one man severely injured an infant in 2017, another man fled from an accident that left a man dead last year, and another man repeatedly assaulted a woman.

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The Killeen Winter Carnival began Thursday and will run through Mar. 1 at the Killeen Special Events Center on South W.S. Young Drive.

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A new “soft interview room” has been created at the Killeen Police Department headquarters for sexual assault victims, according to the police department Facebook page.