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.
How much is it worth to keep bus service operating in Killeen?
Who should pay for Killeen’s continuing growth?
Here we go again — talking about a second football stadium for the Killeen Independent School District.
Northeast Killeen is in decline — and the city’s elected officials and administrators can’t afford to let it continue.
How much should a manager or department head make in a taxpayer-supported job?
When John Blankenship steps down as president of a regional water board later this week, the body will be losing a member with more than 20 years of experience.
Killeen City Manager Ron Olson disappointed a lot of people when he told the City Council last week that there was “nothing we can do” to fund the Friends in Crisis shelter — either immediately or in the future.
The Killeen school district’s hiring of a local television news anchor as its new chief communications and marketing officer has raised a few questions — and a few eyebrows.
Killeen is moving ahead with plans to implement impact fees — although those plans are moving slowly.
Killeen’s tent city is growing. And so is the number of questions surrounding the Friends in Crisis homeless shelter, which is closed temporarily because of a funding shortfall.
When Killeen City Manager Ron Olson announced last week that he plans to retire in October, he no doubt caught a lot of people by surprise.
Killeen’s budget planning season should be kicking into high gear — but so far the public has heard little about it.
Three weeks after Killeen’s homeless shelter closed its doors, the facility’s short-term future remains in doubt.
If at first you don’t succeed, try again.
Remembering our nation’s fallen military service members is something that comes naturally to most residents of the Killeen-Fort Hood community.