Man charged with firing at passing car in Killeen

Killeen police report a 24-year-old man has been held in connection with what might be described as a “reverse drive-by shooting.”. Xxavvian Xstephan Xdshun Lane was booked into the Bell County Jail Tuesday on charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon – with his bond set at $95,000. Early...
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Baylor Scott & White Health to Require COVID Vaccines for 40k Workers

With COVID-19 infections on the rise and flu season approaching, Baylor Scott & White Health will require employees, vendors, volunteers, contractors, and students to get vaccinated. The Dallas Morning News's Mitchell Schnurman broke the story Wednesday, July 28. Schnurman reports that the health system's 40,000+ employees will need to be...
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Baylor Scott & White Health, Ascension employees now required to get vaccinated

TEMPLE, Texas — Two major hospital systems in Central Texas are now requiring all of their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to news releases sent this week. Baylor Scott & White Health spokesperson Tiya Searcy said all employees, providers, volunteers, vendors and staff must have received the Moderna, Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson vaccine by Oct. 1, unless granted an exemption.

UPDATE: Temple woman and service dog set to return home

TEMPLE, Texas – Temple Dog trainer Isabella Carruth and her service dog Dante have been stuck in Honduras after learning the CDC banned dogs from re-entering the U.S for a high-risk of rabies. After applying for a Dog Import Permit five times, Carruth finally got the green light for them...

Explore the Laid-Back Lifestyle of Charming Hewitt, Texas

“Hewitt boasts the sought-after and laid-back community lifestyle that many Texans desire.” Austin Early, the Membership and Social Media Coordinator for the Hewitt Chamber of Commerce says three things make this Central Texas town “uniquely Hewitt.”. 1. Access. Photo: @cdw21 via Twenty20. Hewitt’s proximity to Waco and its location smack...
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Lifestyle wrap: Top stories in Killeen

(KILLEEN, TX) Life in Killeen has its own rhythm. From viral videos to style updates, we’re committed to keeping you up-to-date. We’ve got you covered on the latest lifestyle stories in your community. For more stories like these, click here.
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You Can Now Stay In These Homes Renovated by Chip and Joanna Gaines on “Fixer Upper”

We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. Calling all “Fixer Upper” fans! If you’re currently planning your latest summer getaway, look no further. All Chip and Joanna Gaines fans know that Waco, Texas is a must-visit destination if you’re looking to experience some Gaines magic, from browsing the magnificent Magnolia Market to grabbing a bite to eat at Magnolia Table. Now, thanks to Vrbo, you can now stay in one of the homes renovated by Chip and Joanna themselves.
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Lily’s Cakes owner shares successes of shop, wedding venues

A rising star on the culinary scene in Harker Heights recently served on a panel of guest judges for Food Network’s cake decorating show, Buddy v. Duff. Season three, which began last Sunday, will continue for the next eight weeks as cake decorators and pastry chefs from around the country vote on which cake “wowed” them most, according to Harker Heights businesswoman and cake decorator, Lilian Halabi.
Fort Hood, TXKilleen Daily Herald

Five Hills royalty work as pizzaiolos at Domino’s

FORT HOOD — Little Miss Five Hills Braelyn Liles has never chosen anything but cheese — and only cheese — on her pizza. Yet, Braelyn, 5, grabbed a handful of bacon and plopped it in the middle of her pizza and topped it off with a handful of spinach. She got out of her comfort zone as she and Miss Five Hills titleholders became pizzaiolos at Domino’s on Fort Hood.
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US105 Has Your Free Summer Fun Water Park Family Pass for Free Ticket Friday

Summer in Central Texas ain't over yet, and temps are rising. There's still plenty of time to cool down at Summer Fun Water Park in Belton. It's been an unusual summer here in Central Texas, as we've gotten more rain than usual. Along with the showers have come some cooler than average temperatures. If the weather man is to be believed, that's about to change as the Central Texas summer heat flares back up. We're talking mid to upper 90's all next week with little to no chance of rain in the forecast. You can bet the heat index will probably be closer to 110 or higher. Yea, it's going to be hot.

First Waco QuikTrip convenience store opens

Convenience stores are getting more plentiful in Greater Waco, with QuikTrip opening its first area store at New Road and I-35 while planning a second, and Cefco countering with a rebuilt store and two under construction, including a store near Amazon’s fulfillment center. QuikTrip, a Tulsa-based chain with a loyal...