West hosts its annual Labor Day festival, West Fest, which draws an estimated 40,000 visitors to the town that has a population of less than 3,000 people. Ennis hosts the National Polka Festival while Caldwell welcomes guests to its Czech Museum.
Nelson Schimdt, above, talks to some of folks who attended a 50th wedding anniversity celebration Saturday. Nelson and Charlene Schmidt celebrated 50 years of marriage Saturday with friends and family. Dozens of people turned out for the event at the Grace United Methodist Church fellowship hall. The pair were married March 6, 1970, in the church. The two were featured on a mural painted downtown on the location of the gas station owned by Schmidt, better known as Smitty. He cut the ribbon at the mural unveiling. – Photos by LARRy hAUK
“Wash your hands and get them clean. It will keep you healthy. You know what I mean.” Copperas Cove Health Sciences student Kimberly Cimmino sang to pre-K students at Mae Stevens Early Learning Academy as she helped them learn the importance of handwashing now more than even during flu season and the outbreak of the coronavirus.
KILLEEN – The Washington Monthly, a bimonthly nonprofit magazine of U.S. politics and government, recently recognized the colleges and universities working to increase the percentage of students who vote. A&M-Central Texas was listed among 139 colleges and universities, each ranked equally for their efforts.
KILLEEN – When Lampasas resident Sara La Comb, 26, talks about her first two years of teaching in China, her countenance changes. She smiles as she speaks, her dark brown eyes sparkling with inspiration and her entire body seems full to the brim with happy animation.