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House Creek kindergartners use popcorn to meet TEKS requirements

House Creek kindergartners use popcorn to meet TEKS requirements

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Pop! Pop! Pop! Kindergartners at House Creek Elementary School listened and watched intently as every kernel of corn popped into the air.

Coach offers unique history lesson

Coach offers unique history lesson

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Coperas Cove High School basketball coach Billy White knows he always needs to look for the advantage when coaching his basketball team. The eternal educator didn’t hesitate to use the history of his hometown to motivate his small but powerful team of boys.

S.C. Lee Junior High parents head back to class

S.C. Lee Junior High parents head back to class

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It was a role reversal at S.C. Lee Junior High School as parents headed back to class instead of the students.

Kempner man arrested following standoff in Cove

Kempner man arrested following standoff in Cove

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A standoff involving a can of pepper spray thrown in the cab of a 18 wheeler resulted in the arrest of a Kempner man with outstanding warrants in Cove Sunday afternoon, after it took an hour and 15 minutes for officers to coax the man out of the cab of a truck.

City Council discusses future of EDC staff, approves budget

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The ongoing envelopment of the Economic Development Corporation by the office of City Manager Andrea Gardner was discussed Tuesday at the City Council’s workshop preceding their regular meeting.

Business hosts ‘Wine Down Wednesday’

Business hosts ‘Wine Down Wednesday’

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Refresh Spa & Boutique spiced up hump day Aug. 10 by hosting its free “Wine Down Wednesday.”

PARS Guns hosts grand reopening

PARS Guns hosts grand reopening

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Michael Desmond has always had an interest in guns.

EDC ready and willing to help existing businesses in the city

EDC ready and willing to help existing businesses in the city

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The Economic Development Corporation doesn’t exist just to recruit new businesses to town. The EDC also can help current businesses expand.

Pretzel store brings a new twist to Cove

Pretzel store brings a new twist to Cove

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In June 2015, Phil Agnello was visiting family in his native New Jersey ready to take a mini-vacation with cousin Bobby Agnello.

Husband, wife cook up Cajun delights at Cove corner store

Husband, wife cook up Cajun delights at Cove corner store

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The family-owned Purple Gator, with its Cajun cuisine, continues to cook up a recipe for success — along with its delicious gumbo, etouffee, Po Boy sandwiches and many more food items.

Cove's Acker is 'excellent player'

Cove's Acker is 'excellent player'

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If you live anywhere near Harker Heights and heard “boom” after “boom” after “boom” on Tuesday around 6:30 p.m., it wasn’t lightning or some building being demolished.

Bulldawgs in ‘critical’ home contest vs. Wolves

Bulldawgs in ‘critical’ home contest vs. Wolves

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The stakes are high.

8-6A VOLLEYBALL: Chace, Carlisle lead Lady Dawgs in sweep of Heights

8-6A VOLLEYBALL: Chace, Carlisle lead Lady Dawgs in sweep of Heights

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On Tuesday, the Copperas Cove Lady Bulldawgs volleyball team again showed why it’s the best in the area — still. 

FOOTBALL: Dawgs not dwelling on back-to-back losses, turn focus to Shoemaker

FOOTBALL: Dawgs not dwelling on back-to-back losses, turn focus to Shoemaker

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Jack Welch is not worried about what happened. He is concerned with what happens next.

8-6A FOOTBALL: Late 1st-half turnover helps Midway race past Cove

8-6A FOOTBALL: Late 1st-half turnover helps Midway race past Cove

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HEWITT — First, Copperas Cove lost possession. Then, it lost momentum.

Rabbit Fest royalty brings smiles to elderly, represents community at Spur Fest

Rabbit Fest royalty brings smiles to elderly, represents community at Spur Fest

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She moved her feet back and forth and kept time to the music, wiggling from the waist up in her wheel chair.

Fairview/Miss Jewell Elementary School students learn fine art of social etiquette

Fairview/Miss Jewell Elementary School students learn fine art of social etiquette

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In a society where texting is the preferred form of communication by the middle school and teen generations, Fairview/Miss Jewell Elementary School students are getting a lesson in social graces at an early age.

Crossroads student is humble leader

Crossroads student is humble leader

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Although there are several Crossroads High School students who deserve to be recognized for their accomplishments, Michael Reid showcases what it is to be a leader, mentor and role model for others to follow, said teacher Ronald Sursa.

Animal Shelter hosts free adoption event

Animal Shelter hosts free adoption event

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The Animal Shelter held a monthly free adoption event Sept. 16-17 at its kennels at 1601 North First St.

Community Calendar

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FRIDAY, Sept. 23

My Civic is getting old, but we're still hanging out

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My car turned 15 years old this week.

Quilters need to spread the knowledge of craft far, wide

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I have a friend who keeps telling me she thinks quilting is declining. But when you go to quilt shows, and particularly to the Houston International Quilt Show, I find that hard to believe.

New releases a big hit at library

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New books are flying off the shelves just as fast as they are put up at the Copperas Cove Public Library. Luckily for the library staff and visitors, there are plenty of books still being sorted that have yet to be made available for check out.

Steampunk group getting started at Cove library

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The Copperas Cove Public Library is holding its monthly Gaming Day on Saturday for anyone who wishes to participate, and games such as Magic! the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, and other role-playing and tabletop games are expected to be on deck from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Subtle changes that make your baits unique can trick bass into biting

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Put yourself in the position of a big old bass and think about how many baits you have seen go past your nose and how many you have really bit and found the point of that darn sharp hook in the corner of your mouth and based on the fisherman being such a nice guy he has released you back to the water after the fight is over.