The City of Killeen doesn't want a replay of last winter's effect on Central Texas so this time they've developed a plan to help us combat the cold temperatures and cold weather.

 

UPDATE AS OF THURSDAY FEBRUARY 3RD

As of February 3rd, city of Killeen officials report no major issues and say their five sand trucks were actively on the roadways.
They also confirm that the WS Young bridge has been closed, due to icing.
The city will open a warming center again tonight. The center locations and hours are as follows:
· Thursday-Friday, Feb. 3-4, 6 p.m. to 8 a.m., Moss Rose Center (1103 E Ave. E), dinner will be served at 6 p.m.
· Saturday, Feb. 5, 6 p.m. to 8 a.m., Rosa Hereford Community Center (2201 E. Veterans Memorial Boulevard)

 

Killeen ISD Will Be Closed

Killeen ISD has announced that all classes and extracurricular activities have been canceled and district buildings will be closed on Friday, February 4th.

 

Warming Centers In Killeen

 

According to a press release put out by the city of Killeen, warming centers in the city will be available and open to the public starting tonight at 8 pm through Saturday night.

The center locations and hours are as follows:

· Wednesday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., Rosa Hereford Community Center (2201 E. Veterans Memorial Boulevard)

· Thursday-Friday, Feb. 3-4, 6 p.m. to 8 a.m., Moss Rose Center (1103 E Ave. E), dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

· Saturday, Feb. 5, 6 p.m. to 8 a.m., Rosa Hereford Community Center (2201 E. Veterans Memorial Boulevard)

If no one is utilizing the warming center by 11:30 p.m. then it will close at that time, and according to the city, the warming centers are set up to provide temporary relief from the cold not full sheltering.

 

Trash Pickup in Killeen

 

Trash collected on Thursdays will be done today. If the weather doesn't permit pickup on Friday, trash collection will occur Saturday.

 

What About The Roads?

 

According to the city of Killeen, road crews will be on standby through the weekend, with salt and sand trucks prepared to treat major roads, while some bridges and overpasses will likely be closed.

If You Drive, Use Extreme Caution

The city warns people who are driving, to use extreme caution and to maintain a safe distance between themselves and other cars.

What About Water?

The city says all water pump stations have been winterized and filled to capacity in case of a power outage.

Citizens are advised to winterize their pipes and fittings before the severe weather hits.

The city of Killeen's water & Sewer staff will be standing by to respond to broken water lines. If your water line is on the landowner’s property, their staff will turn the water off at the meter until the homeowner hires a plumber and the proper repairs are made.

According to the release, If the repair is on the city side, staff will make the necessary repairs.

What About COVID?

The city says COVID Service Sites will not operate on Thursday or Friday, so if you have symptoms you may have to wait a few days to get tested.

 

It's all about our safety, we'll be back to sunny skies and 90 degree days in no time!

 

Pictures From The Great Winter Texas Snowstorm of 2021

Where were you when Winter Storm Uri hit Texas the week of February 14th and 15th 2021?

The country was already dealing with the COVID crisis and then came another one.

According to weather.com, the storm produced damaging ice from the Northwest.
Texas Cities like Abilene and San Angelo had record snowfall. Beating records that were made back in the late 1800s.

In Austin a record 6.4 inches of snow was recorded at Austin - Bergstrom Airport, their heaviest snow in 72 years, since Jan. 30, 1949.

San Antonio had almost 3 inches of snow bringing them their heaviest snowfall since 1985, those nice people art Seaworld also saw 6 inches of snowfall.

Locally here in the Killeen- Temple area, streets, schools, and businesses were shut down and there were massive power outages. Not to mention a certain electric company going out of business due to the rates of customers skyrocketing!

It was a disaster!

But here we are a year later, we now have stories we can tell our grandkids about how the effects of Winer Storm Uri of 2021 had us all in a frenzy.

Here are some pictures that showcase the good and bad of the great Texas Snowstorm of 2021.

 

Here Are 8 Things To Do In Central Texas During The Winter Months

While we are in the beginning stages of winter 2022, some people may feel as if there aren't many activities to do while it's somewhat cold outside. You do know that there are tons of indoor places where you can have just as much fun as you would if it was 90 degrees outside, right?

But just where are they? I'll tell you: Right here in Central Texas!

 

4 Killeen Barbers You Should Know

It's hard being fly, but with the help of these barbers you can make it look easy!

Every barber isn't skilled enough to grow your hair, bless you with hair implants, and or help your beard flourish, but these four barbers listed below is the truth.

If you're new in Killeen or ready to switch it up, then consider these barbers as people you need to know.

They specialize in tappers, facials, coloring, dreads, bald heads, and so much more.

I'm so excited about this list because they hold it down for the CTX, and there's a lady among the four. (You know I'm all about boss women).

Get connected and thank me later.

 

Here Are 10 Cool Central Texas AirBnB's You Should Check Out

If you are curious about what kind of Airbnb rentals this area has to offer take a few minutes of your time and check these out!

I was on Airbnb's website last week booking a place for relatives who are coming to visit and ran across a few really cool spots in Temple, Belton, Killeen, and Salado.