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Hot Off the Press!

New Killeen bank hosts a ribbon-cutting
Posted on: 18 Jan, 2024
New Killeen bank hosts a ribbon-cutting

The Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce celebrated a new Killeen bank with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and small welcoming party on Wednesday.

Longtime Herald editor, Killeen historian, dies at age 93
Posted on: 18 Jan, 2024
Longtime Herald editor, Killeen historian, dies at age 93

Gerald “Skid” Skidmore Sr., who covered Killeen-area news for more than four decades and retired as the Killeen Daily Herald’s managing editor in 1997, died on Thursday. He was 93. Skidmore, who also worked with the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce for over a decade, died from natural causes at The Rosewood Retirement Community in Killeen, where he was a resident, according to his family.

Killeen ranks as the most affordable fast-growing city in nation
Posted on: 18 Jan, 2024
 Killeen ranks as the most affordable fast-growing city in nation

Although the cost of living and affordable housing are noticeably high for many Americans, a study focusing on fast-growing cities shows Killeen is the most affordable in the nation.

Killeen chemical plant planning $100 million expansion
Posted on: 17 Jan, 2024
Killeen chemical plant planning $100 million expansion

A Killeen chemical plant that makes super-pure hydrogen peroxide used in the semiconductor industry is planning a $100 million expansion, the Killeen Economic Development Corporation announced Wednesday.

Connell: 95-acre technology park may be coming to Killeen
Posted on: 09 Jan, 2024
Connell: 95-acre technology park may be coming to Killeen

Speaking as part of a panel at the fourth annual Forge Research Park Summit at the university Tuesday, Connell said the land will be used as a technology park. More than 100 individuals from the surrounding community attended the summit Tuesday.

Downtown Killeen reverses downtown fortunes with more than 70% occupancy rate
Posted on: 07 Jan, 2024
Downtown Killeen reverses downtown fortunes with more than 70% occupancy rate

Mayor Debbie Nash-King has touted its importance at town hall meetings and boasted that the city was close to 80% occupancy of buildings.

Killeen Chamber to host fourth annual Forge University Research Park & Innovation District Summit
Posted on: 03 Jan, 2024
Killeen Chamber to host fourth annual Forge University Research Park & Innovation District Summit

The Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce is inviting the community to attend its fourth annual Forge University Research Park and Innovation District Summit on Tuesday, according to a news release. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M University-Central Texas campus.

New nail salon, spa opens in west Killeen
Posted on: 21 Dec, 2023
New nail salon, spa opens in west Killeen

It’s all in the family in Kerry Plaza at 3000 West Stan Schlueter Loop, Suite 108, as the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting Thursday at Tracy Nails, a salon run by husband-and-wife team, Louis and Tracy Ngo.

Summit on bringing more tech industry to Killeen slated for January
Posted on: 05 Dec, 2023
Summit on bringing more tech industry to Killeen slated for January

The fourth annual Forge University Research Park and Innovation District Summit — a conversation on the possibility of bringing more tech industry to the Killeen area — is scheduled to take place Jan. 9.

Family entertainment center brings jobs to Killeen
Posted on: 04 Dec, 2023
Family entertainment center brings jobs to Killeen

In a news release Monday from the Killeen Economic Development Corporation, officials announced the upcoming opening of a new family entertainment center which plans to offer local jobs to Killeen-area residents.