Arctic blast cools central Texas, breaks record
Last week’s overnight coldest temperature shattered all previous records, including the one set in 1953, as the central Texas region continued to experience weather conditions from a blast cyclone in the north of the state.
A cold front swept across the region on Thursday, dropping temperatures from 40 degrees to 20 degrees in just a few hours.
The cold weather caused several water pipes to burst, creating icy spots along the road. It also led to power outages for thousands of customers in central Texas, according to Oncor officials.
Bell County sues Killeen over ordinance
In a unanimous vote on Dec. 22, Bell County Commissioners agreed to sue Killeen over the city’s adoption of Proposition A.
Their 5-0 vote came after an hour-long executive session on filing the lawsuit. About 35 people attended the special meeting. County Judge David Blackburn attended the meeting remotely.
With this decision, Bell County Attorney Jim Nichols said, “Because of its duty to prevent and suppress crimes under section 2.13 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, licensed security officers in Texas should enforce marijuana laws in full.” You can seek declaratory relief that allows enforcement.
Killeen residents approved Proposition A on November 8 with 69% of the vote. Then, on December 6, city council members amended Proposition A in his 4-3 vote to remove Sections 22-83. This prevents Killeen Police from using the smell of marijuana or hemp as a cause for searches and seizures.
Thousands affected by boiling water notification after broken water pipe in Killeen
Last week, about 3,500 customers were ordered to boil water after a water pipe broke.
Of that number, 3,196 were residential, 238 were commercial establishments, and 12 were institutions, including churches and schools. 1 substation and 34 vacant lots, mostly vacant lots or parking lots.
At least one store has temporarily closed and others have changed menu items due to the hot water notice.
Killeen Food Care Center distributes Christmas groceries to 200 people
On December 20th, in the dark, a few people started lining up outside the Killeen Food Care Center.
By 7am, over 150 people were in line, and after 8am, 200 people were lining up for a Christmas food distribution event.
The Center’s Executive Director Ray Cockrell, wearing a handmade crocheted Santa ball cap, warmly welcomed each one.
The 200 people and families who were able to collect groceries from the center were delighted with their choice.
Here are the top 10 most read articles from December 18th to December 24th:
6) “National Weather Service: Killeen Expected Low of 16 degrees Next Week” — https://bit.ly/3Gh2PYN
7) “It’s a public holiday here, when will Killeen, Heights and Cove pick up the trash?” — https://bit.ly/3hXjE1w
9) “Ellison coach benches four starters at start of district opener win over Belton” — https://bit.ly/3jnFaNr
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