John Esparza smiles and Carmen Ferrer waves to the crowd as graduates enter Badger Field for commencement on Friday night. The event took place outdoors as planned, avoiding a lightning

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In its meeting May 21, the Lometa Independent School District Board of Trustees discussed possible options for the district that would involve renewable energy and penitentiary education. The board heard

Forecasts are calling for high temperatures late this week that could break daily records. As of Tuesday morning, weather.com had predicted a high of 104 degrees for Saturday – which

County Judge Wayne Boultinghouse has suspended the county’s burn ban until Sunday at 7 p.m. As a result, controlled outdoor fires are allowed outside incorporated city limits. Officials ask people

Challenger Brad Buckley defeated incumbent State Rep. Scott Cosper in Tuesday's Republican runoff for District 54 state representative. Buckley, a Killeen veterinarian who ranches in Bell County, took 58 percent

A trial date has been set after the defendant in an intoxication manslaughter case entered no plea, officials said Monday. Tyler Allen Prothro, 25, appeared at his plea hearing in

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