Bell County will have six vaccine sites for residents this week including those operated by Baylor Scott & White, Seton Medical Center and AdventHealth, County Judge David Blackburn said.
A Temple teenager charged in the shooting death of a 19-year-old woman initially claimed that a drive-by attacker was responsible before he admitted his role to officers, according to an arrest affidavit.
A Mississippi man is facing a charge of assault on a public servant after being booked into the Bell County Detention Center on Friday.
A Killeen capital murder case dating back to 2014 could be further delayed if the defendant hires three new attorneys, who would be the fourth legal team to represent the man.
Ahead of Tuesday’s regular meeting, the school board for Copperas Cove ISD met for its monthly workshop meeting to discuss the agenda.
In addition to a public hearing on water and wastewater impact fees, the Killeen City Council will hold another one, at its meeting Tuesday, on an ordinance amending the city’s FY 2021 annual budget to increase revenue and expenditure accounts in the General Fund.
Bell County recorded two additional coronavirus deaths on Monday as the number of active cases declined slightly.
Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan on Monday announced seven priority bills responding to the winter weather crisis last month that left millions of Texans without power.
A nurse with almost 25 years of experience will take over as Belton ISD’s director of health services in April. The Board of Trustees recently approved the hiring of Marylisa Fanning, who currently serves as the school nurse at Belton High.
Following a controversial decision by Gov. Greg Abbott last week to lift the state’s mask mandate, at least two Killeen council members believe caution is still called for.
Richard Hunt, now 85, has never stopped learning about the spiritual properties of heat and metal. He studies and collects African metal objects “to develop the kinds of forms nature might create if only heat and steel were available to her,” he said.
The Killeen City Council and the Killeen Recreation Services Advisory Board will host a special joint workshop meeting, starting at 6 p.m. Monday.
As the state draws back coronavirus restrictions, officials at the Bell County Jail are making preparations to keep inmates safe.
Local restaurants will be responding differently this week when all Texas businesses are able to open 100% and masks are no longer mandated by the state government.
Two local men were sentenced to deferred adjudication probation after pleading guilty to offenses that involved injuring others.
Should handguns be allowed at Killeen City Hall and City Council meetings there?
With less than 90 days left in the 87th Legislative Session in Texas, Rep. Brad Buckley, R-Salado, has introduced a bill that would enhance protection of peace officers and stiffen some existing penalties for retaliatory methods against peace officers.
During the recent winter weather, many local residents were without power and also without water. As things have returned to normal, the Bell County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 who supplies water to Killeen and many of the surrounding cities, has addressed the water situation.
During the rare 120-year winter storm, before water could fully return to citizens, Harker Heights was required by the state to disinfect three-fourths of its water storage tanks, while Killeen did not, sparking some residents to question the two entities.
The city of Killeen is still in the early stages of assessing the damage done to roads in the city during the icy, weeklong winter weather event in February.But perhaps the bigger questions are these: Who will pay for the repairs? And how?
Though Central Texas residents can expect mostly cloudy skies as the week progresses, there is no rain in the current forecast from the National Weather Service in Fort Worth until Friday.
BELTON — Planning is what City Manager Sam Listi knows best.
CAMERON — After receiving high praises from the judges last week, Cameron singer and musician Cecil Ray is moving on to the next round of the television show “American Idol.”
The Central Texas Food Bank distribution went smoothly Saturday morning at Temple College.
The Copperas Cove ISD school board of trustees will consider a number of topics, including a revision of the 2020-2021 school calendar to account for the days lost to inclement weather Feb. 16-19, during its upcoming meeting on Tuesday.
Holy Trinity Catholic High School in Temple, after a semester and a half of competing in speech tournaments all around the country via the internet, qualified three students for the Speech and Debate Association National Tournament, a news release said.
COPPERAS COVE — A chilly Saturday morning did not prevent residents from Copperas Cove and Killeen coming out to beautify the city during an event hosted by Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful.
The Killeen City Council may make a decision on impact fees on April 13. The first of two public hearings about the issue, which has been nixed by the council in years past, is scheduled for Tuesday.
The Killeen Independent School District board of trustees will meet Tuesday to review a new course request for Mexican American Studies for the 2021-2022 school year.
The Killeen school board is scheduled to consider a proposal to extend the school day by 30 minutes each day for the remainder of the current 2020-2021 school year to make up for time lost during the winter storm.
Area police reports indicated:
There have been 1,572 positive cases of the coronavirus among both students and staff within the Killeen Independent School District since March as of Friday.