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Posted on: November 16, 2018

11-16-18 City Offices Closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving Holiday

City of Killeen offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving.

Emergency services will operate without interruption.

Garbage collection will run on its normal schedule. Killeen Transfer Station will be closed Thursday and open Fri...

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City News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

11-16-18 Killeen Police Department Starts Safe Christmas Program

Killeen Police Department will be out during the holiday season to provide extra patrols of major shopping areas. From November 16 through January 1, shoppers will see the Mobile Command Center at different locations each weekend.

The Mobile Command Center...

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City News
Posted on: November 16, 2018

11-16-18 Internal Audit of Animal Services Shows Operational Improvement

City Auditor Matthew Grady has completed his independent examination of the Killeen Animal Services Unit and published his findings for public review.

Grady’s overall findings showed marked improvement in the past 10 months under interim manageme...

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City News
Posted on: November 9, 2018

11-9-18 CDBG and HOME Grant Workshop Schedule Announced

Businesses, non-profit and for-profit organizations may qualify for federal funding for programs and projects that benefit low-income residents in Killeen. The City’s Community Development Department is hosting a series of workshops to assist organization...

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City News
Posted on: November 7, 2018

11-7-18 City Manager Provides 100-Day Report to Council

Killeen City Manager Ron Olson presented his sixth 100-day report on organizational accomplishments to Killeen City Council in executive session at Tuesday’s workshop. The body then discussed his performance for the period of June 23 through September 30....

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City News
Posted on: November 7, 2018

11-7-18 Volunteers Needed for Wreath Project November 17

The Friends of the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery will lay more than 8,000 holiday wreaths at the veterans cemetery this year. The annual Wreath Project depends on volunteers.

Wreath Preparation is Saturday, November 17, at 10 a.m. at Killeen Specia...

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City News
Posted on: November 5, 2018

11-5-18 Volunteers Needed for H-E-B Feast of Sharing

The City of Killeen and H-E-B will host the 11th annual Feast of Sharing Tuesday, December 11. Volunteer registration is open now at KilleenTexas.gov/Volunteer.

Dozens of volunteers are needed to make this event possible. There are two shifts and a number ...

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City News
Posted on: November 5, 2018

11-5-18 City Surplus Auction Saturday

The City of Killeen will hold a surplus auction Saturday at Killeen Special Events Center, 3301 S. WS Young Drive. Public viewing begins at 9 a.m. The live auction starts at 10 a.m.

 

Used vehicles and accessories, computers, office equipment, furn...

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City News
Posted on: November 2, 2018

11-2-18 Road Closure on Old FM 440 Starts Monday

Old FM 440, from Wheeler Avenue to Pershing Drive, will be closed beginning Monday. The closure is expected to last through Thursday.

Crews will be repairing a section of pavement and must close the street to complete the work.

Traffic will be rerouted for ...

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City News
Posted on: November 2, 2018

11-2-18 City Redevelops Website to Increase Public Access to Information

The new version of KilleenTexas.gov made its public debut today bringing modern design and features to Killeen’s online city hall.

More than six months of work has gone into the complete reconstruction of the City’s website, and while the address remains t...

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City News
Posted on: November 1, 2018

11-1-18 Mayor Segarra Proclaims Municipal Court Week

Mayor Jose Segarra has proclaimed Municipal Court Week in Killeen November 5 through 9. An excerpt from his proclamation reads, “Killeen’s municipal judges and clerks strive to continually improve the administration of the court in ord...

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City News
Posted on: October 26, 2018

10-31-18 Airport Master Plan Public Meetings Scheduled

Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport is developing an airport master plan to set the course for the future of local air service. Funded through a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Grant, the master plan will provide a guide for airport development over ...

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City News
Posted on: October 26, 2018

10-26-18 Killeen Veterans Day Parade November 12

The Central Texas Community Veterans Day Parade will march through historic downtown Killeen Monday, November 12, at 11 a.m. Retired Lieutenant General H.G. “Pete” Taylor will serve as grand marshal.

This year’s parade theme i...

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City News
Posted on: October 25, 2018

10-25-18 English and Spanish First Time Homebuyer Education Classes November 3

The City of Killeen will host free First Time Homebuyer Education classes with sessions in English and Spanish Saturday, November 3. Both sessions will take place in the Community Development Training Room, 802 N. 2nd Street, Building E. The Spanish sessi...

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City News
Posted on: October 25, 2018

10-25-18 City Wishes Trick-or-Treaters a Safe Halloween

Halloween is Wednesday, and the City of Killeen recommends trick-or-treating door-to-door between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m. Children should always be accompanied by an adult.

Households that wish to distribute candy should turn the front porch lights on to...

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City News
Posted on: October 25, 2018

10-25-18 Boil Water Order Lifted for Shoemaker Drive and Sherman Drive

The boil water notice issued October 22 for the following properties has been lifted effective immediately:

  • 1701-2202 Shoemaker Drive and 1702-2106 Sherman Drive

City crews repaired three water valves that service the area and restored water service.

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City News
Posted on: October 24, 2018

10-24-18 Mickey’s Dog Park to Reopen November 3

Mickey’s Dog Park will reopen to the public November 3.

The park closed October 6 for seasonal maintenance and was expected to reopen October 27; however, excessive rain pushed reopening back one week.

Seasonal lawn preparation takes place each fa...

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City News
Posted on: October 24, 2018

10-24-18 Road Closure on 28th Friday

28th Street, from East Avenue G to Greenwood Avenue, will be closed to through traffic Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

BNSF Railway will be performing emergency repairs to the railroad crossing and must restrict access to complete the work.

Traffic will be rer...

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City News
Posted on: October 22, 2018

10-22-18 Killeen Fall Festival Saturday

Killeen Parks and Recreation and McLane Children’s Hospital invite kids and their parents to a Fall Festival Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Killeen Special Events Center, 3301 South W.S. Young Drive. The event is free.

Planned activities include a Candy Land...

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City News
Posted on: October 22, 2018

10-22-18 Volunteers Needed for Make a Difference Day

Make a Difference Day is Saturday, and Killeen Volunteers, Inc. needs individuals and groups to volunteer for projects that will make a positive impact throughout our community.

More than 150 people have registered to take part in 80 community service proj...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

10-19-18 Advance Boil Water Notice Issued for Shoemaker Drive and Sherman Drive

A boil water notice is issued beginning Monday, October 22, at 8 a.m. for the following properties:

  • 1701-2202 Shoemaker Drive and 1702-2106 Sherman Drive

Water service will be unavailable until work is complete. Once service is restored, affected residents ...

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City News
Posted on: October 16, 2018

10-15-18 Lions Club Park Senior Center to Reopen October 16

Lions Club Park Senior Center will reopen tomorrow at 8 a.m. following a three-month closure for repairs. A waterline break in July created damage throughout the facility forcing its closure and relocation of senior programs.

Minor repairs and replacements...

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City News
Posted on: October 18, 2018

10-5-18 Mickey's Dog Park to Close for Maintenance

Following Barktoberfest Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mickey’s Dog Park will close for seasonal maintenance.

 

This closure is for seasonal lawn preparation including seeding and establishing winter grass.

The park will reopen October 2...

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City News
Posted on: October 18, 2018

10-4-18 Boil Water Order Lifted along Avenue C

The boil water notice issued October 1 for properties located on West Avenue C between Gilmer Street and Root Avenue has been lifted effective immediately.

City crews completed water line repairs and restored water service.

Water quality tests have been com...

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City News
Posted on: October 18, 2018

10-1-18 City Offices Closed in Observance of Columbus Day

City of Killeen offices will be closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day.

Emergency services will operate without interruption.

Garbage collection will run on its normal schedule, but Killeen Transfer Station and Killeen Recycling Center will be closed.

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City News
Posted on: October 18, 2018

10-1-18 Boil Water Notice Issued along Avenue C

A boil water notice is issued effective immediately for properties located on West Avenue C between Gilmer Street and Root Avenue.

A water line break has left residents with low water pressure or without water service. Crews are actively repairing the brea...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

9-28-18 Volunteers can Make a Difference in Killeen

Make a Difference Day is Saturday, October 27, when volunteers will give their time to complete projects that positively impact our community. Volunteer registration and project adoption are open now.

 

Dozens of projects have been proposed by orga...

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City News
Posted on: September 28, 2018

9-28-18 Barktoberfest Returns October 6 at New Location

Barktoberfest, Killeen’s signature dog event, is back October 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a new location, Mickey’s Dog Park. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Free activities will include off leash play areas for large...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

9-26-18 Street Restriping Project begins Monday

The City of Killeen will be restriping a number of area streets October 1 through November 14. The project will replace pavement markings to improve mobility and safety.

 

The following street segments are scheduled for improvement:

Elms Road &n...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

9-26-18 Killeen Receives National Financial Awards

The City of Killeen has earned two national awards from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). The awards are the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its 2017 comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) and t...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

9-24-18 Solid Waste Facility Hours Abbreviated Wednesday

Solid Waste facilities will have abbreviated hours Wednesday to allow staff to complete end of year training. This will not affect regular collection schedules.

Solid Waste Main Office         closed 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m....

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

9-20-18 CANCELED: City Surplus Auction September 22

Due to predicted inclement weather Saturday, the City surplus auction has been canceled. The auction will be rescheduled at a future date. 

Previous Release issued 9-11-18

The City of Killeen will hold a surplus auction September 22 at Killeen Spec...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

9-18-18 City Council Adopts Balanced FY 2019 Budget

Killeen City Council adopted the annual budget for Fiscal Year 2019 and voted to maintain the current tax rate at a special meeting tonight. The new budget goes into effect October 1.

The adopted budget is balanced with $181 million in planned revenue and ...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

9-17-18 Lions Club Park Senior Center to Host Senior Health Fair

Lions Club Park Senior Center will host a free Senior Health Fair Thursday, September 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free, and attendees do not have to be senior center members.

A variety of businesses and agencies that offer products and services ...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

9-17-18 Killeen Senior Centers to Host Senior Health Fair

Killeen senior centers will host a free Senior Health Fair Thursday, September 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Killeen Community Center. Admission is free, and attendees do not have to be senior center members.

A variety of businesses and agencies that offer ...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

9-17-18 Household Hazardous Waste Collection September 29

Killeen residents are invited to participate in a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection event in Temple September 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at City of Temple Public Works, 3210 E. Avenue H.

 

Accepted materials include paints, pesticides, herbic...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

9-14-18 Annual Waterway Clean Up at Long Branch Park

Keep Killeen Beautiful will host a waterway clean up at Long Branch Park September 22. Volunteers are needed.

 

This annual event removes trash and debris that has blown or washed into the creek. Litter can contaminate the waterway and be washed do...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

9-11-18 First Time Homebuyer Education Class September 29

The City of Killeen will host a free First Time Homebuyer Education Class September 29, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Community Development Training Room, 802 N. 2nd Street, Building E.

Participants will receive valuable information regarding the home buyin...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

9-11-18 City Surplus Auction September 22

The City of Killeen will hold a surplus auction September 22 at Killeen Special Events Center, 3301 S. WS Young Drive. Public viewing begins at 8 a.m. The live auction starts at 10 a.m.

 

Used vehicles and accessories, computers, office equipment, ...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

9-10-18 Dinosaur George Brings Big Fun to Killeen

Dinosaur George will bring his traveling natural history museum to Killeen Civic & Conference Center Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

 

The museum features dozens of artifacts and replicas complete with educatio...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

9-6-18 City Online Services Unavailable Friday and Saturday

Planned system upgrades will take online services offline from Friday afternoon to Saturday morning. Affected services are utility payments online and by phone and online building permit applications and payments.

Systems are scheduled to be down from 5 p....

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

8-31-18 Boil Water Notice Issued August 30 Rescinded

The boil water notice issued August 30 and effective today at 7 a.m. for the following addresses has been rescinded:

  • 7801-7907 Tyrel Drive
  • 301-408 William Tell Drive
  • 7802-7908 Flanigan Drive

Water line repairs do not require water service to be turned off, so...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

8-30-18 Boil Water Notice Issued

Water service will be off tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following addresses:

  • 7801-7907 Tyrel Drive
  • 301-408 William Tell Drive
  • 7802-7908 Flanigan Drive

Once service is restored, affected residents must boil water until further notice.

A water main break...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

8-29-18 Road Closure on Priest Drive Friday

Priest Drive, from Hallmark Avenue to the 500 block of Priest Drive, will be closed Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A private contractor will be installing a sewer tap and will manage traffic control.

Traffic will be routed around the closure during work hours...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

8-29-18 City Offices Closed in Observance of Labor Day

City of Killeen offices will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day.

Emergency services will operate without interruption.

Garbage collection will run on its normal schedule, but Killeen Transfer Station and Killeen Recycling Center will be closed.

Lion...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

8-29-18 About Town Event Planned to Encourage Community Engagement with City Staff

The City of Killeen will host About Town, a new event to make staff available to serve the community after hours in one location. The public is invited to participate September 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Killeen Community Center.

“It is importan...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

8-28-18 Budget Presentations Complete; City Council Begins Discussing Changes

City Council heard the final staff presentations of the Fiscal Year 2019 Proposed Budget at a special workshop this afternoon. They also received presentations from six community partner organizations that receive City funds each year.

The proposed budget ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

8-26-18 Terrace Area Boil Water Notice Lifted

The BOIL WATER NOTICE issued August 24 for properties in the following areas has been lifted effective immediately:

  • Carrie Avenue, between Carlisle Street and Terrace Drive
  • Wells Street, between Carrie Avenue and Terrace Drive
  • Estelle Avenue, between Carlisl...
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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

8-24-18 Boil Water Notice Issued in Terrace Area

Water service has been interrupted by a water main break in the Terrace Drive area. All water at the following addresses should be boiled before consuming:

  • Carrie Avenue, between Carlisle Street and Terrace Drive
  • Wells Street, between Carrie Avenue and Terr...
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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

8-23-18 Citizens Encouraged to Apply for Board and Commission Appointments

Killeen City Council will be making appointments to various boards and commissions. Citizens are encouraged to apply by September 7.

The City of Killeen appoints citizens to 16 boards and commissions, each with unique duties, memberships, qualifications an...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

8-21-18 Departmental Budget Presentations Resume

City Council set the preliminary tax rate for Fiscal Year 2019 at 75.75 cents, the rollback rate, at a special meeting tonight. The preliminary rate may not be exceeded when adopted with the budget.

Council deliberated three alternatives in setting the tax...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

8-15-18 Scheduled Library Closures Next Week

Killeen Main Library will be closed August 22 through 27 for installation of new flooring.

Copper Mountain Branch Library will be closed August 23. Staff will be hosting Maker Day, a free crafting event for all ages, at Killeen Civic & Conference Cente...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

8-15-18 Crafty New Event Comes to Killeen

The City of Killeen is hosting Maker Day, a new event focused on inspiring creativity through crafts. The public is invited to participate August 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Killeen Civic & Conference Center.

Designed with interactive activities for a...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

8-14-18 Departmental Presentations begin in Proposed Budget Deliberations

Proposed budget deliberations continued tonight as City Manager Ron Olson delivered the General Fund overview to City Council then called on department heads to present their department and division budgets.

The General Fund is supported primarily through ...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

8-13-18 End of Season Pool Hours Start

The Family Aquatics Center and Long Branch Pool have new hours as the end of swim season approaches. Both facilities are now closed weekdays and open weekends through Labor Day.

Special Labor Day Weekend hours are as follows:

Family Aquatics Center: &nb...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

8-13-18 Boil Water Notice Lifted in Area of Zephyr Road and MLK

The BOIL WATER NOTICE issued August 10 for properties in the following areas has been lifted effective immediately:

  • All properties on Charisse Street
  • 3709, 3907, 4003, 4100, 4103, 4306, 4308, 4310 and 4314 Zephyr Road
  • 1303, 1305 and 1309 Martin Luther King, ...
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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

8-10-18 Killeen Fire Department is Now Hiring

Killeen Fire Department is hiring probationary fire rescue officers to train to perform the essential duties of firefighting, emergency aid, hazardous material response and fire prevention. No certifications are required to apply.

The City of Killeen offer...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

8-10-18 City to Rededicate Blackburn Log House August 18

The City of Killeen will host a rededication of the Blackburn Log House Saturday, August 18, at 9 a.m. at Killeen Community Center. The public is invited.

The 155 year old historic structure was closed for almost a year while undergoing restoration needed ...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

8-10-18 Back 2 School Splash Bash August 18

The City of Killeen will host its annual Back 2 School Splash Bash Saturday, August 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Long Branch Park.

Organized by Killeen Parks & Recreation and the Youth Advisory Commission, Splash Bash is a fun farewell to summer before kids...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

8-8-18 Water Service to be off Friday in Area of Zephyr Road and MLK

Water service will be unavailable Friday from approximately 6 a.m. to noon for properties in the following areas:

  • All properties on Charisse Street
  • 3709, 3907, 4003, 4100, 4103, 4306, 4308, 4310 and 4314 Zephyr Road
  • 1303, 1305 and 1309 Martin Luther King, Jr...
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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

8-7-18 City Manager Delivers Proposed Budget to City Council

City Manager Ron Olson delivered his proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Budget and Plan of Municipal Services to City Council at tonight’s special meeting. Council received the document along with an overview of its contents before setting September 4 as...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

7-27-18 Pavement Restoration Work Begins July 30

Pavement restoration work will begin Monday on certain city streets. Work will take place in segments from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day through Friday.

Streets scheduled for maintenance are as follows:

  • Lake Road, from W.S. Young Drive to Windward Drive
  • Florence...
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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

7-24-18 Killeen Fire Department Receives National Award for Cardiac Care

The American Heart Association has awarded the 2018 Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award to Killeen Fire Department for a second consecutive year. The national recognition is bestowed on departments providing the highest quality of care in the emerge...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

7-24-18 Extreme Heat Leads to Increase in Water Line Breaks

The recent stretch of extreme high temperatures with no rainfall has led to water line breaks throughout the city. Crews are working diligently to make repairs and restore water services to affected areas.

Water line breaks occur when the ground becomes dr...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

7-23-18 Movies in Your Park Series Finale July 27

Killeen’s free 2018 Movies in Your Park series concludes July 27 at 8:30 p.m. at Killeen Amphitheater, located next to the Killeen Community Center. The final film of the series will be CoCo, PG.

The movie is free and will start at dusk.

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

7-23-18 Long Branch Park Spray Pad Closed

The Junior Service League Spray Pad at Long Branch Park is closed until further notice due to a mechanical failure.

A filter break over the weekend has left the water feature temporarily inoperable. Crews are working to make the repair now.

 

The Sp...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

7-20-18 First Time Homebuyer Education Classes in August

The City of Killeen will host a free First Time Homebuyer Education Class August 4. The session is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Community Development Training Room, 802 N. 2nd Street, Building E.

Participants will receive valuable information regarding the...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

7-20-18 Repair Work on WS Young Drive through the Weekend

Southbound WS Young Drive from Lowes Boulevard to I-14 will experience a lane closure for asphalt repair. Work will begin at 3 a.m. July 21 and last through July 24.

Crews will be removing damaged asphalt to replace it with new.

A series of traffic control ...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

7-18-18 Signal Repair at Willow Springs and I-14 Thursday and Friday

The traffic signals located at the intersection of Willow Springs Road and eastbound I-14 will undergo repair Thursday and Friday. Work will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

The signal pole and mast arm were damaged by a vehicle accident and must...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

7-16-18 Movies in Your Park Series Continues July 20

Killeen’s free 2018 Movies in Your Park series continues July 20 at 8:30 p.m. at Killeen Amphitheater, located next to the Killeen Community Center. The film of the evening will be Lego Ninjago.

The series schedule is as follows:

July 20  ...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

7-16-18 Killeen Utility Customers have New Method to Contribute to Special City Programs

July water bills feature a new option for Killeen customers. A box has been added to the upper right corner of paper bills to allow contributions to specific City senior assistance, animal services and summer youth programs. These options are also availab...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

7-14-18 First Time Homebuyer Education Class in July

The City of Killeen will host a free First Time Homebuyer Education Class July 28. The session is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Killeen Arts and Activities Center, 801 N. 4th Street, Building E.

Participants will receive valuable information regarding the h...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

7-2-18 Rosewood Drive Lane Closures begin Tuesday

Northbound Rosewood Drive, between Riverstone Drive and Sulphur Springs Drive, will experience intermittent lane closures beginning tomorrow. Work is expected to take place weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through July 17.

Crews will be removing topsoil alon...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

7-2-18 Movies in Your Park Series Continues July 6

Killeen’s free 2018 Movies in Your Park series continues July 6 at 8:30 p.m. at Killeen Amphitheater, located next to the Killeen Community Center. The film of the evening will be Despicable Me 3.

The series schedule is as follows:

July 6 &nbs...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

6-29-18 City Offices Closed Wednesday for Independence Day

City offices will be closed Wednesday in observance of Independence Day.

Emergency services will operate without interruption.

Garbage collection will run on its normal schedule; however the Transfer Station and the Recycling Center will be closed.

The Famil...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

6-25-18 Movies in Your Park Series Premiers Friday

Killeen’s free 2018 Movies in Your Park series premiers Friday at 8:30 p.m. at Killeen Amphitheater, located next to the Killeen Community Center. The featured presentation will be Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

The series schedule is as follows...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

6-25-18 Boil Water Notice Lifted in Area of Zephyr Road and MLK

The BOIL WATER NOTICE issued June 23 for properties in the following areas has been lifted effective immediately:

  • 1002-1210 Charisse Street
  • 3709-4314 Zephyr Road
  • 1303-1507 and 4311 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
  • 1300-1501 Hammond Drive
  • 3702-4002 Peaks Drive...
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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

6-21-18 Movies in Your Park Series Premiers June 29

Killeen’s free 2018 Movies in Your Park series premiers June 29 at 8:30 p.m. at Killeen Amphitheater, located next to the Killeen Community Center. The featured presentation will be Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

The series schedule is as follow...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

6-20-18 Water Service to be off Saturday in Area of Zephyr Road and MLK

Water service will be unavailable Saturday from approximately 5 to 11 a.m. for properties in the following areas:

  • 1002-1210 Charisse Street
  • 3709-4314 Zephyr Road
  • 1303-1507 and 4311 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
  • 1300-1501 Hammond Drive
  • 3702-4002 Peaks Drive...
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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

6-19-18 City Manager Provides Fifth 100-Day Report to Council

Killeen City Manager Ron Olson presented his fifth 100-day report on organizational accomplishments to Killeen City Council in executive session at tonight’s workshop. The body then provided its assessment of his performance for the period of Ma...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

6-13-18 Killeen Consumer Confidence Report Confirms Excellent Water Quality

The City of Killeen has released its 2017 Consumer Confidence Report to inform the public of the quality and safety of its drinking water. Killeen is proud to report that it had no water quality violations in the 2017 calendar year.

“Safe drinkin...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

6-11-18 Lane Closures on Onion Road Begin Tuesday

Onion Road lane closures are scheduled to begin tomorrow. Work is expected to take place daily from 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. through Friday.

Crews will be applying striping to Onion Road, from Elms Road to Stan Schlueter Loop.

Traffic will be routed around th...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

6-8-18 Possible Interruption to Online Payment Services Wednesday

City online and phone payment services may experience interruptions Wednesday from 6 to 10 p.m.

Scheduled maintenance and upgrades may affect access to Building Permits online services, Utility Collections online and phone payment services, Municipal Court...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

6-4-18 Boil Water Notice Lifted for 1500 and 1600 Blocks of Illinois Avenue

The BOIL WATER NOTICE issued May 30 for the 1500 and 1600 blocks of Illinois Avenue has been lifted effective immediately.

City crews completed fire hydrant replacement and restored water service.

Water quality tests have been completed, and the water is sa...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

5-31-18 Household Chemical Collection June 9

Killeen and Harker Heights residents are invited to participate in a free Household Chemical Collection event June 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 S. W.S. Young Drive.

 

Accepted materials include paints, pestic...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

5-30-18 Pools and Splash Pad Open for Summer Season

The Family Aquatics Center and Long Branch Pool open Saturday for the summer.

Regular Family Aquatics Center hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The center is closed Mondays. ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

5-25-18 Water Service to be off Wednesday in 1500 and 1600 Blocks of Illinois Avenue

Water service will be unavailable Wednesday from 7 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m. for properties in the 1500 and 1600 blocks of Illinois Avenue. Once service is restored, affected residents must boil water until further notice.

City crews will be repairing a...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

5-24-18 New Parking Regulation for Large Trucks in Effect

Killeen City Council has amended the parking ordinance to address large truck parking near residential areas. It is now illegal to park a truck with a capacity of one ton or greater within 500 feet of a residential property.

The amendment was made to assis...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

5-22-18 Municipal Offices Closed Memorial Day

City of Killeen offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

Emergency services and garbage collection will operate without interruption.

The Transfer Station and Recycle Center will be closed.

The Family Recreation Center will be open from 5...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

5-22-18 Memorial Day Ceremony May 28

The Area Veterans Advisory Committee will host the Killeen Memorial Day Ceremony Monday at 10 a.m. at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 11463 State Highway 195. The public is encouraged to attend.

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush will be the spe...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

5-22-18 Family Aquatics Center and Long Branch Pool Open Memorial Day Weekend

The Family Aquatics Center at Lions Club Park and Long Branch Pool will be open Memorial Day weekend.

The Family Aquatics Center will be open May 26 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., May 27 from 1 to 6:30 p.m. and May 28 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Daily admission ...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

5-22-18 City Manager Delivers Status Report on Upcoming Budget

City Manager Ron Olson presented a status report with preliminary findings for the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget to City Council at tonight’s workshop. The presentation detailed revenue estimates and financial trends that will be factors in developing...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

5-15-18 Scheduled Closure at Hilliard Road Begins Wednesday

Lane closures on Hilliard Road, in the area of Brookhaven Elementary School and Rancier Middle School, will begin Wednesday. Work is expected to take place from approximately 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for one week.

Crews will be repairing striping on Hilliard Road ...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

5-15-18 College and Gilmer Rail Crossing Closures Tomorrow

BNSF Railway will close rail crossings at College Street and Gilmer Street tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for repairs.

Traffic will be detoured around the intersections, and motorists are asked to use caution and obey signage.

The City of Killeen apologizes...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

5-11-18 Farewell Reception for Councilman Jonathan Okray

The City of Killeen will bid a fond farewell to City Councilman At Large Jonathan Okray at a reception Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. at Killeen City Hall. The public is invited.

Councilman Okray was elected to an at large seat in 2012 and won reelection in 2014...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

5-11-18 Celebrate Killeen Festival and Rodeo Killeen Bring the Fun to Town

The annual Celebrate Killeen Festival and Rodeo Killeen will take place May 17 through 19 at the Killeen Special Events Center and rodeo grounds. Both events are open to the public and will provide entertainment for the whole family.

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

5-8-18 Roy Reynolds Rail Crossing Closure

BNSF Railway will close the Roy Reynolds rail crossing tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for repairs.

Traffic will be detoured around the construction area, and motorists are asked to use caution and obey signage.

The City of Killeen apologizes for any inconve...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

5-2-18 National Day of Prayer Observance Tomorrow

A National Day of Prayer observance will take place at Killeen City Hall tomorrow at noon. The public is invited to attend.

The program will include presentation of a mayoral proclamation and offering of prayers by citizens in the areas of government, mili...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

5-2-18 Boil Water Notice Lifted for 1500 and 1600 Blocks of Illinois Avenue

The BOIL WATER NOTICE issued May 25 and effective May 30 for properties in the 1500 and 1600 blocks of Illinois Avenue has been lifted effective immediately.

Water quality tests have been completed and confirmed that water is safe to drink and use without ...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

4-30-18 First Time Homebuyer Education Classes in May

The City of Killeen will host free First Time Homebuyer Education Classes May 5 and 19. Sessions are from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Community Development Training Room, 802 N. 2nd Street, Building E.

Participants will receive valuable information regardi...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

4-27-18 Water Conservation Plan Takes Effect May 1

The City of Killeen Water Conservation Plan is in effect each year from May 1 through September 30. The plan establishes four stages beginning with voluntary conservation and progressing to mandatory restrictions.

 

Killeen will automatically enter...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

4-26-18 Internal Audit of Conference Center Mixed Beverage Operation Completed

City Auditor Matthew Grady has completed his independent examination of mixed beverage operations at Killeen Civic & Conference Center and published his findings for public review.

The audit focused on the contracted mixed beverage operations at the Ci...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

4-25-18 Apply Now for Summer Lifeguard Jobs

The City of Killeen is accepting applications for summer lifeguards.  Students age 16 and older are encouraged to apply.

Each year, the City hires lifeguards and other aquatics staff to operate the Family Aquatics Center and Long Branch Pool, whic...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

4-20-18 Repairs at Aspen and Chantz begin Monday

Road repairs at the intersection of Chantz Drive and Aspen Drive will begin Monday. Closures will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays for approximately two weeks.

Crews will be removing damaged asphalt and replacing it to create a smoother driving surface.

Tr...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

4-20-18 Overnight Closures on Lowes Boulevard begin Monday

Lowes Boulevard from WS Young Drive to the Lowes business parking lot will experience overnight closures beginning Monday. Closures will be from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. for approximately one week.

Closing the road segment will allow crews to apply new lane marki...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

4-16-18 Scheduled Closure at Main Library Saturday

The Main Library, located at 205 E. Church Avenue, will be closed Saturday. It will reopen for normal hours Monday.

This closure is for scheduled improvements to repair flooring.

Copper Mountain Branch Library, located at 3000 S. WS Young Drive, will be ope...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

4-16-18 Mayor to Proclaim Bob Gray Day Wednesday

Mayor Jose Segarra will proclaim Bob Gray Day Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at a ceremony at Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport.

The mayor will present an official proclamation to a Gray family member during the ceremony.

Robert “Bob” Gray was ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

4-16-18 Killeen Home Buyer Expo Saturday

The City of Killeen will host the first Home Buyer Expo Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Killeen Civic & Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Organized by the Community Development Department as part of its Home Investment Par...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

4-9-18 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Saturday

Killeen residents are invited to participate in a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event hosted by Milam County and Central Texas Council of Governments (CTCOG). The event is scheduled Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Thorndale at the Milam County Pr...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

4-6-18 Killeen Home Buyer Expo April 21

The City of Killeen will host the inaugural Home Buyer Expo Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Killeen Civic & Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Organized by the Community Development Department as part of its Home...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

4-6-18 Free Spring Trash Collection Next Week

The City of Killeen is offering a free additional solid waste service next week to help residents dispose of bulky items and prevent illegal dumping.

 

Items such as furniture, appliances, tires, brush and building materials will be picked up at cu...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

4-6-18 City Establishes Election Webpage and Releases Voter Brochure for May Election

The City of Killeen has called a May 5 municipal election to elect a mayor and three at large city council seats and to decide two charter amendment propositions. The City has created a webpage and voter brochure to assist voters.

The election webpage is a...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

4-4-18 Killeen to Participate in Texas Trash Off Saturday

The Don’t Mess with Texas Trash Off is Saturday, and volunteers are still needed for the Killeen effort.

Volunteers may still register online at killeentexas.gov/volunteer. Advance registration is encouraged but not required.

Participants will mee...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

3-27-18 Municipal Offices Closed Friday

City of Killeen offices will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday. All offices will reopen for normal business hours Monday.

 

Emergency services and garbage collection will operate without interruption.

Killeen Recycling Center and Killeen...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

3-27-18 Free Spring Trash Collection

The City of Killeen is offering a free additional solid waste service the week of April 9 to help residents dispose of bulky items and prevent illegal dumping.

 

Items such as furniture, appliances, tires, brush and building materials will be picke...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

3-20-18 Killeen City Council Rates City Manager's First Year as Excellent

Killeen City Council went into executive session at tonight’s workshop to review City Manager Ron Olson’s performance in his first year leading the City staff and operations.

“City Council rated his performance as excellent,&a...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

3-19-18 Killeen to Participate in Texas Trash Off April 7

Keep Killeen Beautiful will host the local Don’t Mess with Texas Trash Off event April 7. Volunteers are needed for the annual community clean up.

Each year, volunteers gather to remove trash and debris from locations throughout Killeen. Clean up...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

3-16-18 Lions Club Park Senior Center to Host Senior Health Fair

Lions Club Park Senior Center will host a free Senior Health Fair Thursday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A variety of businesses and agencies that offer products and services for seniors will participate. They will provide information, giveaways and doo...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

3-16-18 First Time Homebuyer Education Class March 24

The City of Killeen will host a free First Time Homebuyer Education Class March 24, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Community Development Training Room, 802 N. 2nd Street, Building E.

Participants will receive valuable information regarding the home buyin...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

3-9-18 Veterans Memorial Area Closures Extended

Downtown lane and road closures will be in place through March 16 as north side water line infrastructure improvement progresses.

Closures are as follows:

  • Veterans Memorial Boulevard, westbound outside lane from 10th Street to 8th Street
  • Intersection of Vete...
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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

3-8-18 Veterans Memorial Area Closures Friday and Saturday

Downtown lane and road closures will be in place Friday and Saturday as north side water line infrastructure improvement progresses.

Closures are as follows:

  • Veterans Memorial Boulevard, westbound outside lane from 10th Street to 8th Street
  • Intersection of V...
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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

3-7-18 Spray Park to Open for the Season Monday

The spray park at Long Branch Park will open for the season Monday.

Located at 1101 Branch Drive, the spray park is a zero-entry water playground with a variety of spray features and spouts. Daily hours are 8:30 a.m. to dusk, and there is no charge for adm...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

3-6-18 Signal Work at WS Young and I-14 Access Road Intersection

All traffic signals in the intersection of WS Young Drive and the I-14 access road will be in flashing mode Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Lane closures will also be in place for the southbound outside lane of WS Young Drive as it approaches I-14 and the w...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

3-6-18 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Saturday

Killeen residents are invited to participate in a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event hosted by the City of Gatesville and Central Texas Council of Governments (CTCOG). The event is scheduled Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gatesville Civic Cente...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

3-2-18 Northbound WS Young Lane Closure Begins Monday

The northbound outside lane of WS Young Drive in the area of Bacon Ranch Road will be closed for approximately four weeks beginning Monday.

The closure will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays for the duration of the project.

Closing the lane will allow crews...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

2-26-18 Annual Waterway Clean-Up Saturday

Keep Killeen Beautiful will host the annual Waterway Clean-Up Saturday at Lowes Boulevard Creek.

Each year, volunteers gather to remove trash and debris that has blown or washed into the creek from the busy commercial area. This litter can contaminate the ...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

2-23-18 Veterans Memorial Lane Closures Continue Next Week

Lane closures will occur on Veterans Memorial Boulevard next week as north side water line infrastructure improvement progresses.

Closures are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, February 27

  • Veterans Memorial Boulevard, westbound outside lane from 2nd Street to G...
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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

2-23-18 City Opens Summer Jobs for Students

The City of Killeen opened more than 100 summer jobs today, and students age 16 and older are encouraged to apply.

Each year, the City expands its staff to keep up with the demands of summer programs between May and August. The schedule for most summer hir...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

2-16-18 Volunteer Orientation February 24

Volunteer Killeen will host volunteer orientation February 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Boulevard.

The two-hour session will introduce the concept of volunteerism, highlight community volunteer programs and co...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

2-16-18 Veterans Memorial Lane Closures Planned Next Week

Lane closures will occur on Veterans Memorial Boulevard next week as north side water line infrastructure improvement progresses.

The westbound outside lane will be closed from 2nd Street to College Street Monday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The westbound outside ...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

2-13-18 Road Closures Planned Wednesday & Thursday for Infrastructure Improvements

Road closures are scheduled Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the following areas:

  • Veterans Memorial Boulevard, westbound outside lane from 2nd Street to Wilmer Street
  • College Street, from Veterans Memorial Boulevard to Avenue G
  • Park Street, from Veterans M...
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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

2-13-18 Municipal Offices Closed Monday

City of Killeen offices will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day. All offices will reopen for normal business hours Tuesday.

 

Emergency services and garbage collection will operate without interruption.

Killeen Recycling Center and Kil...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

2-12-18 Road Closures Planned Wednesday for Infrastructure Improvements

Road closures are scheduled Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the following areas:

  • Veterans Memorial Boulevard, westbound outside lane from College Street to Gray Street
  • Park Street, from Veterans Memorial Boulevard to Avenue G
  • 2nd Street, from Veterans Mem...
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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

2-7-18 Mayor to Host Black History Month Reception

Mayor Jose Segarra has proclaimed February 1 through 28 Black History Month in Killeen.

The public is invited to a Black History Month reception February 13 at 4 p.m. in the Foyer at City Hall, 101 N. College Street.

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

2-5-18 First Time Homebuyer Education Classes February 10 and 24

The City of Killeen will host free First Time Homebuyer Education Classes February 10 and 24, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Community Development Training Room, 802 N. 2nd Street, Building E.

Participants will receive valuable information regarding the ...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

2-5-18 Community Invited to Assist in Prioritizing Use of Federal Funds

The City of Killeen Community Development Department and the Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) will host community planning meetings in February to gain public input in development of the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan.

The Annual A...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

2-4-18 Boil Water Notice Lifted for Splawn Ranch Subdivision

The BOIL WATER NOTICE issued February 3 for the Splawn Ranch Subdivision and adjacent properties has been lifted effective immediately.

City crews completed repairs to a water line and restored water service.

Water quality tests have been completed, and the...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

1-31-18 Advance Boil Water Notive Issued for Splawn Ranch Subdivision

Scheduled repairs to a fire hydrant in the Splawn Ranch Subdivision require water service to be turned off Saturday morning from midnight to approximately 8 a.m. Because water service will be interrupted to make the repair, a boil water notice must be iss...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

1-29-18 Home Chemical Collection Saturday

The City of Killeen and Central Texas Council of Governments (CTCOG) are hosting a Home Chemical Collection event to provide a free and safe method for residents to dispose of toxic household chemicals. The event is scheduled Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

1-25-18 Mayor Segarra Attends Speech by President Trump

Mayor Jose Segarra has joined hundreds of mayors in Washington, DC for the 86th Winter Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors.

President Donald J. Trump invited mayors to the East Wing of the White House yesterday for an address on local governm...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

1-23-18 Online and Phone Payment Center Unavailable Saturday

Online and phone in payments for water bills will be unavailable Saturday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Online building permits and payments will also be unavailable.

Scheduled system maintenance and upgrades will be performed, and services must be interrupted to ...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

1-19-18 Northbound Cunningham Road Closure

The northbound lane of Cunningham Road will be closed to through traffic Tuesday through Thursday.

This closure is for a developer to tie Hyde Estates into the City’s waterline which requires open cut excavation of the road.

Northbound traffic wil...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

1-19-18 City of Killeen Recognizes Dedicated Service

The City of Killeen honored 180 employees at its Dedicated Service Awards today. Awards were given to each employee who had reached a five-year increment of service in 2017.

The honored employees have given a combined total of 2,115 years of service to the...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

1-17-18 First Time Homebuyer Education Class Saturday

The City of Killeen will host a free First Time Homebuyer Education Class Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Community Development Training Room, 802 N. 2nd Street, Building E.

Participants will receive valuable information regarding the home buying...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

1-13-18 Boil Water Notice Lifted for Splawn Ranch Subdivision

The BOIL WATER NOTICE issued January 11 for the Splawn Ranch Subdivision and adjacent properties has been lifted effective immediately.

City crews completed repairs to a water line and restored water service Thursday evening.

Water quality tests have been c...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

1-12-18 First Time Homebuyer Education Class January 20

The City of Killeen will host a free First Time Homebuyer Education Class Saturday, January 20, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Community Development Training Room, 802 N. 2nd Street, Building E.

Participants will receive valuable information regarding th...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

1-11-18 Water Main Break Causes Loss of Water Service in Splawn Ranch Subdivision

A water main break at approximately 10:30 a.m. has caused a water outage in the Splawn Ranch Subdivision and surrounding area.

City crews are on scene and have turned water service off to make the repair. They will continue working until water service is r...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

1-10-18 10th Street Closure Planned Friday and Saturday

The northbound lane of 10th Street from Hallmark Avenue to Veterans Memorial Boulevard will be closed to through traffic Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The road will be open outside of work hours.

 

This closure is for water main rehabil...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

1-9-18 Municipal Offices Closed Monday

City of Killeen offices will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. All offices will reopen for normal business hours Tuesday.

 

Emergency services and garbage collection will operate without interruption.

Killeen Recycle Cen...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

1-8-18 Wreath Retrieval Saturday

Volunteers are needed for Wreath Retrieval Saturday at 10 a.m. at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 11463 SH 195. No registration is required to participate.

 

The Friends of Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery and volunteers prepared and pl...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

1-8-18 Airport Master Plan Public Meetings Scheduled

Killeen-Fort Hood Regional Airport is soliciting input in the development of a master plan. The public is invited to participate in the following meetings:

January 17       6-8 p.m.         &am...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

1-5-18 City of Killeen Flag Lowered in Honor of Former Councilwoman

Mayor Jose Segarra has ordered the City of Killeen flag to half-staff in honor and memory of former Councilwoman Mary Frances Jones.

 

Jones served one term on Killeen City Council from 1989 to 1991 commemorated by a photo that hangs in City Hall.

K...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

1-5-18 CDBG and HOME Grant Workshop Schedule Announced

Businesses, non-profit and for-profit organizations may qualify for federal funding for programs and projects that benefit low-income residents in Killeen. The City’s Community Development Department is hosting a series of workshops to assist or...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

1-4-18 First Time Homebuyer Education Class Saturday

The City of Killeen will host a free First Time Homebuyer Education Class Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Community Development Training Room, 802 N. 2nd Street, Building E.

Participants will receive valuable information regarding the home buying...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

1-4-18 Daddy Daughter Dance Tickets on Sale Now

The annual Daddy Daughter Dance is scheduled Friday, February 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Killeen Civic and Conference Center. Tickets are limited and on sale through February 16.

 

The City of Killeen organizes this unique recreation event each year t...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

1-2-18 Christmas Tree Recycling Saturday

Free Christmas tree recycling is scheduled Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Killeen Special Events Center, 3301 South W.S. Young Drive.

 

Keep Killeen Beautiful works with City staff in an annual effort to recycle live Christmas trees to keep ...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

12-30-17 Community Center Extending Hours During Freezing Weather

The Killeen Community Center will be open 24-hours a day to those seeking temporary relief from weather beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday and will remain open while freezing temperatures persist.

Those in need of shelter or shelter services are advised to contact...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

12-27-17 City Offices Closed for New Year Holiday

City of Killeen municipal offices will be closed January 1 for the New Year holiday.

Emergency services and garbage collection will operate without interruption.

The Killeen Recycle Center and Killeen Transfer Station will be closed January 1.

The Family Rec...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

12-19-17 Holiday Trash Collections

City of Killeen trash collection will run on schedule Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Free curbside collection of excess holiday trash is available to residents. Trash may be placed in plastic bags no larger than 33 gallons or boxes no larger t...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

12-19-17 City Offices Closed for Christmas and New Year Holidays

City of Killeen municipal offices will be closed December 25 and 26 in observance of the Christmas holidays and January 1 for the New Year holiday.

Emergency services and garbage collection will operate without interruption.

The Family Recreation Center wil...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

12-15-17 Outdoor Decorating Contest and Christmas Parade Winners Announced

The Celebrate Killeen Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the 55th annual Christmas Parade and the annual Outdoor Decorating Contest.

 

Christmas Parade Winners

Best Overall: Panamanian Community

 

Most Entertaining: 

1st ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

12-12-17 Killeen City Manager Provides Review of Third 100 Days

Killeen City Manager Ron Olson provides City Council a review of organizational accomplishments each 100 days and receives the body’s assessment of his management performance. Tonight, he presented his report on the period of August 26 to Decemb...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

12-7-17 Vote Online in Annual Outdoor Decorating Contest

Voting in the annual Celebrate Killeen Outdoor Decorating Contest is now open online at www.killeentexas.gov/volunteer.

Each year, homes across Killeen are decorated with incredible light displays. Six homes have entered to win the title of best in town, a...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

12-7-17 City & HEB to Host 10th Annual Feast of Sharing

The City of Killeen and HEB will host the 10th annual Feast of Sharing December 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 S. W.S. Young Drive.

The Feast of Sharing highlights the ongoing effort to combat hunger in our community by pr...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

12-4-17 Volunteers Still Needed for Feast of Sharing

Volunteers are still needed to fill the first shift at the annual Feast of Sharing event December 12 at Killeen Civic and Conference Center. The first shift runs from 3 to 6 p.m., and volunteers may register by calling the Killeen Volunteer Center at 501-...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

12-4-17 55th Annual Killeen Christmas Parade Saturday

The 55th annual Killeen Christmas Parade will wind its way through historic Downtown Saturday at 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to this free holiday tradition.

More than 100 entries will showcase this year’s theme, “The Magic of Christ...

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City News
Posted on: October 19, 2018

11-28-17 Special Needs Playground to Open at Lions Club Park

A unique new amenity for some very special residents will officially open to the public Saturday at noon when the Greater Killeen Lions Foundation Special Needs Playground is dedicated at Lions Club Park. The public is invited.

Public-private partnership b...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

11-28-17 Killeen Holiday Events Friday and Saturday

Killeen will mark the start of the holiday season Friday with the annual Tree Lighting event at Killeen Community Center, 2201 East Veterans Memorial Boulevard. The public is invited to join in free festive family fun from 6 to 9 p.m.

Santa Claus will arri...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

11-27-17 Annual Tree Lighting Friday

Killeen will mark the start of the holiday season Friday at the annual Tree Lighting event at Killeen Community Center, 2201 East Veterans Memorial Boulevard. The public is invited to join in an evening of free festive family fun beginning at 6 p.m.

Santa ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

11-22-17 City Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

City of Killeen offices will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Thanksgiving. All city offices will reopen November 27.

Emergency services will operate without interruption.

Garbage collection will run on its normal schedule. The Transfer Statio...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

11-22-17 Annual Outdoor Holiday Decorating Contest

Killeen residents are invited to show off their festively decorated homes in the annual Outdoor Holiday Decorating Contest.

The Celebrate Killeen Committee hosts the competition each year to foster neighborhood and community pride. Displays can include lig...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

11-22-17 Wreath Laying Saturday at Veterans Cemetery

The Friends of the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery will lay 8,000 wreaths at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery Saturday at 10 a.m. The public is encouraged to participate.

Family and friends of those buried at the cemetery will lay wreaths fo...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

11-21-17 Internal Audit of Purchasing Card Program Completed

City Auditor Matthew Grady has completed his independent examination of the City’s purchasing card program and published his findings for public review.

The audit focused on purchasing card (p-card) activities in fiscal years 2012 through 2016 to...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

11-16-17 Community to Lay Wreaths at Veterans Cemetery

The Friends of the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery will lay 8,000 wreaths at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery Saturday, November 25, at 10 a.m.  The public is encouraged to participate.

Family and friends of those buried at the ceme...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

11-15-17 City of Killeen to Host GIS Day for Area Students

The City of Killeen will host its twelfth annual GIS Day Friday at Mayborn Science Theater and Planetarium at Central Texas College from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event is not open to the public, but media is encouraged to attend.

More than 300 third, fou...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

11-13-17 Trimmier Road Closure

The northbound lane of Trimmier Road, from Illinois Avenue to Arkansas Avenue, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. November 14 through 16.

This closure is for utility work that involves open cut excavation to replace sewer mains.

Motorists should exercise ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

11-9-17 Volunteers Needed to Prepare Holiday Wreaths for Veterans Cemetery

The Friends of the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery will lay 8,000 holiday wreaths at the veterans cemetery this year. The public is invited to participate in the annual Wreath Project.

Volunteers are needed to prepare the wreaths Saturday, November 1...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

11-9-17 Trimmier Road Overnight Closure

Trimmier Road, from I-14 to north of East Jasper Drive, will experience intermittent lane closures nightly from November 12 through 15. Closures will be in effect from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night.

This closure is for asphalt overlay and paving activities.

T...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

11-9-17 Senior Centers Closed Monday

Both Killeen Senior Centers will be closed Monday. Normal hours will resume Tuesday.


The closure is to allow Senior Center staff to host the Giving Thanks Senior Luncheon for center members.

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

11-9-17 Giving Thanks Luncheon Monday

Killeen Senior Centers will host the annual Giving Thanks Luncheon Monday at TIME at Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 S. WS Young Drive.  The media is encouraged to attend.

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

11-8-17 City Offices Closed Friday

City of Killeen offices will be closed Friday in observance of Veterans Day. All city offices will reopen Monday.

Emergency services will operate without interruption.

Garbage collection will operate on its normal schedule. The Transfer Station will be open...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

11-7-17 City Manager Presents Draft Financial Policies

Killeen City Manager Ron Olson provided a draft comprehensive financial policy document to City Council tonight. Council will now review the draft for discussion at its November 14 workshop.

Financial policies provide the basic framework for fiscal managem...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

11-6-17 Municipal Court Week

Mayor Jose Segarra has proclaimed Municipal Court Week in Killeen November 6 through 10 and encourages the community to recognize the important work of municipal judges and court staff.

Killeen Municipal Court of Record is celebrating the week at an open c...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

11-6-17 Gilmer Street Closure

Gilmer Street, from Rancier Avenue to Veterans Memorial Boulevard, will experience intermittent lane closures through November.

This closure is for asphalt repair.

Motorists should exercise caution while in the area, observe signage and plan alternate route...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

11-6-17 Florence Road Closure

Florence Road, from Fowler Avenue to Pearl Street, will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

This closure is for utility work that involves open cut excavation to replace sewer mains.

Motorists should exercise caution while in the area, o...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

11-3-17 Veterans Day Parade November 11

The Central Texas Community Veterans Day Parade will march through Downtown Killeen November 11 beginning at 11 a.m. Retired Lieutenant Colonel Pat Christ and Retired Colonel Raul Villaronga will serve as co-grand marshals.

The parade route will begin at t...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

11-3-17 Remembrance at November 5 Fort Hood Memorial

The Fort Hood Memorial Committee invites the community to honor the fallen with a moment of silence on November 5 at 2 p.m. at the Fort Hood Memorial near Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 S. WS Young Drive.

Former Killeen Mayors Fred Latham and Ti...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

11-2-17 Texas Arbor Day Friday

The City of Killeen, Keep Killeen Beautiful and the Killeen Garden Club will celebrate Texas Arbor Day Friday at 9 a.m. at Lions Club Park Family Recreation Center, 1700 E. Stan Schlueter Loop.

Mayor Jose Segarra will present an official proclamation.

To ma...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

11-2-17 Southbound Trimmier Road Closure

Southbound Trimmier Road will be reduced to one lane at its northern intersection with westbound Central Texas Expressway Monday through Wednesday.

This closure is for paving activities.

This work is part of the Trimmier Road Widening project. When complete...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

11-1-17 Volunteers Needed for 10th Annual Feast of Sharing

HEB and the City of Killeen will host the tenth annual Feast of Sharing December 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

Volunteers are needed to make this event possible. You may register today by calling the Killeen Volunteer Center a...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

11-1-17 Downtown Road Closures at Railroad Crossings

Railroad work necessitates the closure of 4th Street and 10th Street at the railroad crossing Friday.

This closure is to allow BNSF Railway to complete railroad maintenance.

Motorists should exercise caution while in the area and plan alternate routes if po...

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Killeen Animal Shelter has many deserving pets in need of a forever home.

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

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Feast of Sharing December 11

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The City of Killeen and H-E-B are uniting for the 11th community meal!

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

KVI Open House December 14

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Family Volunteer Day November 17

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Spend some family time helping out the community!

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Christmas Parade December 8

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The 56th annual Christmas parade celebrates "Texas Christmas."

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Holiday Under the Stars December 1-2

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Start this holiday season off right with this special event!

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Wreath Preparation November 17

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Volunteers needed to prepare thousands of wreaths to be laid November 24.

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