New Killeen, Texas Documentary Will Highlight Tragedy And Triumph From 30 Years Ago
Lifelong citizens of Killeen, Texas will tell where they were and what they were doing at the time the 1991 Luby's shooting tragedy occurred.
Those new to the area or that weren't born then may not know about the deadliest mass shooting in American history at the time, and that it happened right on Central Texas Expressway.
Those Killeen natives can also fill you in on the event that occurred 2 months later, when the Killeen Kangaroos football team won the 5A state championship.
But more on that in a second.
Luby's Shooting of 1991
On Oct 16th, 1991, George Hennard shot and killed 23 people and injured another 27 before shooting himself to death at Luby's restaurant at 1705 E. Central Texas Expressway - the location which is now the Yank Sing Restaurant.
Hennard is reported to have selectively targeted women and minorities.
The Killeen Kangaroos State Football Champions, 1991
Exactly 2 months later, while the community still mourned the loss of the victims from the shooting, thousands of Central Texas traveled to Houston to cheer on the Killeen High School Kangaroos, who beat Sugarland Dulles Vikings by a score of 14-10.
The New Documentary "The 91 Roos"
Killeen natives have come together to put together a documentary highlighting the historic run that brought Killeen's first and only state championship in football.
Derwin Graham told Jasmine Caldwell of KCEN, “Winning a state title, obviously holds weight for years to come, you see the banners, the t-shirts, the lettermen’s, but you never realize the whole story. With the Luby’s massacre and the Gulf War, all that combined makes for a good story. We noticed the story was never done before, so why not be the ones to do it.”
Here's the trailer to "The 91 Roos".
Hopefully you support the documentary and find out the backstory of the championship run from 30 years ago.
It was an inspirational and healing event after one of the most horrific tragedies in Central Texas history that shouldn't be forgotten.
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