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Copperas Cove, TX

Budget Questions?

The Golf Course made money when it was a 9-hole facility. The main reason it did was that it was kept in very good shape. The reason golfers don't come to Cove to play now is because the course has been in bad shape since just after the second 9 holes were added. What the city failed to do when they added 9 more holes was to increase the maintenance staff to keep it up. You have the same size maintenance staff trying to cover twice the work. They just can't keep up. The golf course could be a good source of revenue for the city if it were in better shape.  (Aug 23, 2011 | post #33)

Killeen, TX

Debt Ceiling - Killeen, TX

If you eliminate the tax loop holes then you are looking at closer to 10% tax rate.  (Jul 18, 2011 | post #10)

Killeen, TX

Debt Ceiling - Killeen, TX

I say we go to a flat tax rate and cut out tax loop holes. We could erase the debt in a couple of years. I agree with killing Social Security and giving those of us who have paid into (all our adult lives) the money back with interest. Also, make our elected officials participate in the same retirement and medical programs that the general public has to participate in. Maybe that will give them incentive to keep their hands out of the coffer. We should also ban our Senators and Congressmen from voting on their own pay raises. If the rest of us can't get cost of living raises because the CPI is low, then they shouldn't get a raise either. Tie their pay raises to the CPI.  (Jul 18, 2011 | post #8)

Killeen, TX

Killeen's council members miss many workshops

This is out of the city Code of Ordinances regarding absences... Persons appointed to city boards, commissions or committees can be effective members only if they attend the groups’ meetings regularly. In case of excessive absences, a board, commission, or committee member can be removed from office. Missing three (3) consecutive meetings or more than twenty-five (25) percent of the meetings in a twelve-month period where the board, commission, or committee meets more than four (4) times per year shall constitute excessive absences. “Missing a meeting” shall be construed to include stating to a city staff member or other person seeking information about the member's availability for a regularly scheduled meeting that the member will not be available to attend such meeting. This provision shall apply even if such meeting is subsequently canceled or postponed due to lack of a quorum. “Missing a meeting” shall not be construed to include an excused absence as determined by the president or chair.  (May 2, 2011 | post #15)

Copperas Cove, TX

We need more financial responsibility in Government

You are totally wrong!!! Call the Social Security Office and ask about the "Wounded Warrior Program", or just look it up on the Social Security Administration web site. We are in fact paying active duty Soldiers Social Security benefits.  (Mar 31, 2011 | post #9)

Copperas Cove, TX

Cove council ends Tee Time Grill contract

Show us the numbers that the golf course has "always" operated in the red. The golf course has only started to operate in the red after the second nine holes were built. I can see why you are wondering, since you are the one full of BS.  (Nov 8, 2010 | post #18)

African-American

GOP has given up on black vote

I agree with a lot of your views, but you really need to review how our government is structured. The White House is not part of the Legislative branch of government. It is the residence and office of the President (Executive branch of government). I am sure the Constitution lays out pretty well how government is structured.  (Oct 22, 2010 | post #717)

African-American

GOP has given up on black vote

Let's stop calling them AA's. 90% of them do not know anyone from Africa or could point out where Africa is on a map of the world. They are Americans. Let us stop giving the different races titles that seperate them from each other.  (Oct 14, 2010 | post #381)

Killeen, TX

Texas trying to close Killeen center where baby allegedly...

We should have picked our own damn cotton...  (Sep 30, 2010 | post #79)

Copperas Cove, TX

Fort Hood Anti-Muslim Backlash Immediate

Shouldn't you be at work in your sweatshop making cheap electronics for us to buy. Get off of the conspiracy coolaid and get back to work.  (Sep 30, 2010 | post #12087)

Copperas Cove, TX

Cove Dawgs win

They are a big team. They are not very fast. With the Dawg's speed, they should not have a problem with these guys. Round Rock held them on the goal line on three different occasions and the game was a lot closer than the score showed. From what I hear they love the game very much and are excellent sportsmen. They have played a lot of their pre-district games in the US over the last few years. Should be a fun game to watch.  (Sep 9, 2010 | post #29)

Killeen, TX

Marijuana - Killeen, TX

Legalize and tax.  (Sep 2, 2010 | post #7)

Copperas Cove, TX

Police Hunt For Rapist After Two New Laundry Room Attacks

If I were innocent I wouldn't be running from the Police...  (Aug 24, 2010 | post #4)

Copperas Cove, TX

Cove council ends Tee Time Grill contract

I wouldn't blame the golf course for lack of economic development in Cove. The EDC has a lock on that. The golf course could make money if it was properly kept up. You can't expect people to come out to a golf course that is in the worst municiple course of any in the area. At one time (not so long ago) that golf course was the number 2 source of revenue for the city. But hey, let's continue to pump the recreation budget into parks and pools that no one uses instead of a golf course that could bring in money.  (Jul 8, 2010 | post #9)