Though it is not the kind of parachuting they are used to, a few dozen retired Army paratroopers jumped out of planes in tandem with members of Skydive Skylark on Saturday in Killeen to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of a major paratrooper operation in Iraq.
A Killeen woman is dead after police said she was shot in the chest at her home.
In the push and pull of everyday life, the things that exist for the sole purpose of vying for our attention are everywhere. Our cars’ safety and notification systems blink with cautionary warnings if tires or gasoline gets low, the devices we rely upon for convenience ping with pop-up alert…
Bluebonnets have been popping up in the Killeen-Fort Hood area. On its Facebook page, the Herald recently asked readers to share their bluebonnet photos for this season. Here are some of those courtesy photos as well as photos from our staff photographer.
A Bell County grand jury this week indicted a man and woman after police said they used knives as weapons during two unrelated alleged assaults.
Belton ISD is looking to reshape its elementary school attendance boundaries, as the construction of two campuses and other 2022 bond projects are expected to impact student density across the district.
The Temple High School band, an ensemble that first brought its music to the Temple community in 1923, will be holding a season-long Centennial Celebration next fall.
Two festivals in Copperas Cove are happening Saturday with overlapping times and not far apart from each other. One of the festivals is a fine arts festival at the high school, while the other is a celebration honoring the anniversary of the city’s founding at Copperas Cove City Park. Both e…
The village of Salado will receive $1.5 million in federal funds to expand capacity at its wastewater treatment plant, officials announced Friday.
Only about a month after it was announced that Rick Kirkpatrick, the former deputy superintendent of operations and support at Copperas Cove ISD, had taken the top spot at Florence ISD, the local school district has found his successor.
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to quote a Fort Hood spokeswoman on Lt. Gen. Sean Bernabe's reason for firing the colonel.
Texas Department of Transportation workers will all eastbound mainlanes of Interstate 14 in Belton Monday night.
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Fort Hood will officially change its name to Fort Cavazos on May 9, officials said Friday.
The westbound lane of Chaparral Road in Killeen, from Purple Martin Drive to Sandpiper Drive, is scheduled to close for several days.
Dozens of people are set to testify during a trial of an ex-Fort Hood soldier who is accused of shooting and killing a Black Lives Matter protester in downtown Austin nearly three years ago.
The initial breaking news that a Fort Hood soldier had died on post didn’t come from Fort Hood officials. Instead, it was reported on a Spanish-language news website.
Jerry Edwards, the man at the head of a massive turnaround for the Harker Heights Knights football program, is leaving the school and taking a position in Grapevine, according to reports.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn during a conference call with members of the media on Thursday questioned the initial investigation into a Fort Hood soldier’s death.
Special needs stickers are now available from the Temple Police Department.
A man died on Thursday morning after he was thrown from a motorcycle during a collision near East Rancier Avenue.
Dozens of Belton ISD administrators, students and community members took to the Hubbard Branch subdivision in southeast Belton on Thursday to cheer on the groundbreaking of a new $44.6 million facility.
A Killeen man was indicted on a murder charge Wednesday by a Bell County grand jury in connection with a Temple’s first homicide of 2023.
Ten applicants have been chosen to represent the newly-created Killeen Downtown Advisory Committee, and one spot on the new, 11-member advisory board remains to be filled.
It’s been 10 years since a grain elevator explosion rocked the Central Texas city of West, but a Temple cyclist is keeping memories of the 15 people lost in the disaster alive through an annual bicycle pilgrimage.
Having a party? You’ll need music, snacks, decorations and baby goats. Yep, baby goats.
Janet Leigh, Rucker Preston and Jason Wolfe — the three candidates running in the upcoming Belton ISD school board race — will spend their evening on Wednesday, April 5, at Schoepf’s BBQ in Belton speaking with stakeholders about why they want to represent the district.
Whether tabletop games are a long time hobby or if you are looking to try something new, Game Knights offers space to enjoy and be entertained.
The Belton Early Childhood School will host a “Community Learning Day” from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5, to give community members, business leaders and Belton ISD parents a glimpse into the campus’ innovative approach to learning.
Wildflower Arts and Crafts Festival, Copperas Cove Spring Festival, Pawz on the Plaza and more this weekend
Spring has officially sprung and the Central Texas area is matching that energy with plenty of seasonal fun. Check out some of the local festivals, bring the family (including the dog) to Pawz on the Plaza, run (or walk) a 5K race, enjoy some live music, or head to the planetarium for Warren…
Central Texas College is holding a public auction online through Wednesday for surplus items like electronics, office furniture, computers, iPads, restaurant equipment and more.
Harker Heights detectives are looking for information on an individual involved in a theft incident.
During the Great Texas Warrant Roundup that ended on March 10, the Killeen Municipal Court cleared 130 warrants.
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The Killeen Police Department is asking for help in locating a “person of interest” in relation to a shooting.
The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce will hold a political forum March 30 for candidates seeking municipal office in the May 6 election.
The second Crime Solutions Committee meeting of the year was canceled on Wednesday.
Amy’s House, a Temple hospitality facility for transplant recipients, live donors and their families, hit a massive milestone this week: The center hosted its 1,000th guest since opening Jan. 4, 2021.
The Temple Literacy Council is about to hold a big celebration next month. “Spellabration for Literacy” is the Council’s first adult and corporate spelling bee, a fundraiser for the organization that helps local residents improve their reading skills.
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Spray-painted, dark blue and black designs have recently been seen on signs and surfaces belonging to several businesses in central Killeen.
Killeen City Council members heard from several neighbors of a state-run “child watch house” in south Killeen Tuesday, who say they have been victimized by juvenile residents with no respect for property or the law and they are tired of it.
Clifton Park Elementary School was temporarily placed in “secure” status by the Killeen Independent School District’s police department at 2:02 p.m. Wednesday, due to unrelated police activity in the area, according to district spokeswoman Taina Maya.
Officers with the Harker Heights Police Department were called to the scene of a fatal accident around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday on Farm to Market Road 2410 near Rummel Road.
Graham Reynolds, an Austin-based composer will present a free concert Friday night at Temple College, and he will be working with TC music students earlier in the day.
Culture on the Square: Innovation Black Chamber of Commerce event to be held at MLK Festival Grounds in Temple
The Innovation Black Chamber of Commerce will hold an upcoming event, Culture on The Square, at the MLK Festival Grounds in Temple on April 15. The public is invited to the free all-ages event, a celebration of diversity, culture and community.