Will local students start the school year in school, at home – or both?
The Bell County Commissioners Court stepped back last week. Killeen Mayor Jose Segarra stepped up.
Central Texans had better have their masks ready.
The Killeen Police Department’s announcement last week that it would suspend “no-knock” warrants for 90 days was welcome news.
Killeen school district officials are faced with a difficult choice in planning for fall-semester instruction: What is safest versus what is most effective?
Sometimes there are no easy answers.
The Killeen ISD school board did the right thing in calling off a proposed $265 million bond election last week.
Memorial Day will be different this year.
The battle to slow the spread of the coronavirus enters its third month this week, and health experts are split over how long the pandemic will last.
For better or worse, Central Texas businesses are starting to open up in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
The Killeen Independent School District is facing some difficult decisions in the coming months — and not all associated with the current coronavirus outbreak.
Gov. Greg Abbott is facing some tough decisions regarding easing of the state’s coronavirus restrictions.
The realities of a lost school year are setting in.
Easter just doesn’t feel right this year.
The Killeen school district administration and board of trustees did the right thing by postponing the May 2 bond election to November.
The decisions our state and local officials have taken in response to the coronavirus have been inconveniencing, invasive and in some cases, traumatic.
The current coronavirus scare has radically transformed the Central Texas landscape in the space of less than three weeks.
If early-voting totals are any indication, interest in Tuesday’s primary election could be described as strong — at least in Bell County.
Early voting for the March 3 Texas primary election is entering its second week, with the Super Tuesday election itself just nine days away.
Central Texas voters will have to do a juggling act to keep their elections straight over the next two weeks.
The city of Killeen did the right thing in opening its warming center last week — in principle, at least.
Voters living in the Killeen school district will soon face another big bond election, the second in two years.
Once again, money is at the center of Killeen City Council business.
The Killeen City Council rendered the late Rosa Hereford a much-deserved honor last week when members agreed to name a city facility in her honor.
The year just ending was one of unexpected developments.
It looks as if Killeen school district taxpayers will be facing another bond election next year.
Two groups of local decision makers will be meeting this week, and their actions could have a significant impact on Killeen-area taxpayers.
Once again, much of Central Texas finds itself in a drought.
Outsourcing city services can be a double-edged sword.
With Friday’s announcement that the Killeen City Council had selected James “Kent” Cagle to be the new city manager, the city took a major step toward administrative stability.
If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.
Everyone has been talking about the $24 million project to widen Chaparral Road to accommodate a new high school in south Killeen.
A year from now, political signs will crowd the landscape, campaign ads will flood the TV and radio airwaves, as well as newspapers, and daily poll numbers will be an obsession.
Killeen-area voters just approved a $426 million school bond issue last year. Last week the Killeen school superintendent announced he wants another bond election next May.
When residents of a given city are asked to list the most important resources of their hometown, they are likely to mention quality schools, a solid economy, a vibrant cultural scene or myriad recreational opportunities.
When Killeen City Manager Ron Olson officially steps down from his post Monday, he will be leaving the city in far better shape than when he arrived just over 2½ years ago.
The naming of a new school is a pretty big deal.
For those who might have missed the big news, Killeen is the fifth-best place to live in Texas.
Texas’ new law guaranteeing the opportunity for public comment at all governmental meetings is a win for citizens — but only if it’s applied properly.