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  1. Army veteran killed in motorcycle wreck loved being a grandpaRead the original story

    Apr 19, 2017 |

    Arsenio Vega loved spending time with his six grandchildren, who affectionately called him "wello" - an attempt at abuelo , the Spanish word for grandfather. The 55-year-old Army veteran from Euless died in a crash while riding his motorcycle in Fort Worth on Easter Sunday.


  2. Bond for a Texas man charged with murder set at $4 billion. Yes, $4 billion.Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2017 |

    There are fewer than 400 people in the United States who could afford to have Antonio Marquis Willis released from jail on bond, thanks to a record-setting figure fixed by a judge. Willis, who is facing charges of first-degree murder for the Dec. 21, 2016 death of Donte Samuels in Killeen, Texas, turned himself in to police this past Thursday.


  3. Sears to sell Craftsman tool brand and close 150 more storesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2017 |

    After 90 years, struggling department store operator Sears is selling its well-known Craftsman tool brand to Stanley Black & Decker Inc. The company also announced plans Thursday to close 150 stores, 10 percent of its total 1,500 stores. The closing include five Kmart stores in Texas: two in El Paso and locations in Killeen, Lufkin and Odessa.


  4. Lawsuit proceeds against Gov. Greg Abbott over mock nativity displayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2016 |

    A lawsuit is moving forward against Gov. Greg Abbott over his order to remove a satirical nativity scene from the Texas Capitol last year. A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the Wisconsin-based group behind the exhibit, raised valid questions about free speech rights when it sued Abbott earlier this year.


  5. Judge: Controversial Linus poster can go back up at Texas schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2016 |

    A Texas middle school nurse's aide can put back up a poster of a Peanuts character quoting a Bible verse. A Bell County judge granted a temporary injunction against the Killeen school district Thursday concerning the controversial poster, which enables the staff member to put the poster back up , according to multiple reports.


  6. In Texas, a religious liberty battles rages at one school over quote from 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2016 |

    In the classic holiday TV special "A Charlie Brown Christmas," the main Peanuts character, saddened by the over-commercialization of December 25, decides to put on a play. But when his classmates push him to modernize the production and mock his sparse Christmas tree, Charlie Brown, exasperated, shouts out: "Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?" Then the character recites a lengthy Bible passage, from the second chapter of the Gospel of Luke, when angels descend upon the flock-tending shepherds to announce the birth of baby Jesus.


  7. Charlie Brown Christmas poster cana t come back, Texas school board votesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2016 |

    A Central Texas school district has decided to keep a Charlie Brown-themed Christmas poster out of a middle school because it showed one of the characters quoting a Bible verse. The Killeen school board voted against the poster Tuesday night, according to KWTX-TV , despite Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton urging the district to reverse course.


  8. Gusty winds, scattered thunderstorms possible in North TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2016 |

    A cold front moving to the area carries potential for scattered thunderstorms, high winds and brief heavy rain, not to exceed one inch, in Dallas-Fort Worth Tuesday, National Weather Service Meteorologist Jamie Gudmestad said. The strongest storms are expected to remain east of the Metroplex from Sherman to Waxahachie to Killeen, according to the National Weather Service's website.


  9. Amber Alert issued for missing Central Texas girlRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2016 |

    Zoey Rogers was last seen Saturday in Harker Heights, which is located outside of Killeen. She is described as black, 3 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 70 pounds.


  10. Texas sorely needs new solutions for school fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2016 |

    In the House, I've served on the Higher Ed Committee, chaired the Public Education Committee, chaired the Article III Appropriations Subcommittee and listened to thousands of hours of testimony and reports. In general, the courts require a substantial amount of "equalization," which means moving money from property-wealthy districts to property-poor districts - the so-called "Robin Hood" plan.


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