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Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent, both in the nation and in each congressional district. On Saturday, Congressman John Carter, R-Round Rock, held a ceremony to announce and congratulat…

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The Department of Defense announced Monday that Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen H. Hicks is traveling to Texas, where she will visit Army Futures Command in Austin and meet with commander Gen, John M. “Mike” Murray and personnel for an overview of their mission.

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As of Monday afternoon, Lampasas County officials said there are 2,191 total COVID cases, an increase of seven from its last update Friday. Of the total, nine are active. There have been 30 coronavirus-related deaths in the county. 

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With all mail-in ballots now counted in the May 1 Killeen City Council election, the race between District 4 incumbent Steve Harris and challenger Michael Boyd has ended in a tie, and could be going to a runoff, according to unofficial results released by the city Monday.

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The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor held a commencement ceremony for its 165th graduating class on Saturday in Crusader Stadium, as 490 students received degrees, including 415 baccalaureate degrees, 57 master’s degrees and 18 doctoral degrees.

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If the Copperas Cove Independent School District board of trustees concurs with a request by Superintendent Joe Burns, face coverings will no longer be required in campus buildings, effective July 1.

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A former Killeen ISD school board candidate is shining a light on the school district’s finances — finding the district, on average, has had a decade-long pattern of banking $10 million to $20 million annually in the district’s strategic facilities fund.

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It’s been a long seven years for a Killeen man who is facing the death penalty, as three trial dates have come and gone and the coronavirus continues to create uncertainty in the courts. Garett Galloway, the younger brother of Marvin Louis Guy, is calling for a resolution of the case.

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Chris Boldt, a local poet and Texas resident for the past 40 years, will present her latest book of poems “For Every Tatter” at the next Books for Lunch gathering Wednesday.

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National Train Day on Saturday at the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum went well, with more than 200 tickets sold, said Mike Hicks, museum director.