Killeen http://kut.org en Water Service at Fort Hood, Killeen & Copperas Cove Still Not Back to Normal (Update) http://kut.org/post/water-service-fort-hood-killeen-copperas-cove-still-not-back-normal-update <p><strong>Update: </strong>Water service is still not fully restored at Fort Hood. The post is on limited supply because of a problem with its main water line.</p><p>Military personnel will report to the Central Texas Army post today a little later than usual and physical training is canceled.</p><p>Other parts of the post are starting to get back to work. Child care centers at Fort Hood and the Darnall Army Medical Center will be open today as usual.</p><p>Fort Hood is under Stage 4 water restrictions until the supply problem is resolved. And people there should boil water before drinking it or cooking with it – until the quality can be tested.</p><p><strong>Original Story </strong>(July 14, 7:04 a.m.): Fort Hood is in an extreme, but temporary, water shortage. The Central Texas Army post's water supply has been interrupted as a result of a Stage 4 critical emergency <a href="http://www.forthoodpresscenter.com/go/doc/3439/2203253/">conservation order</a> from the <a href="http://www.wcid1.org/home.html">Bell County Water Control and Improvement</a> District. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:13:52 +0000 Laura Rice & Andrew Weber 10778 at http://kut.org Water Service at Fort Hood, Killeen & Copperas Cove Still Not Back to Normal (Update) What It's Like in Killeen After the Latest Fort Hood Shooting http://kut.org/post/what-its-killeen-after-latest-fort-hood-shooting <p>At Fort Hood in Killeen, people are accustomed to the idea of death. At any given point, around ten percent of soldiers from the post are deployed overseas.</p><p>This week, soldiers, families and residents were reminded of <a href="http://kut.org/post/new-details-emerge-fort-hood-shooting" target="_blank">how close to home tragedy can strike</a> – when Ivan Lopez <a href="http://kut.org/post/four-dead-after-shooting-fort-hood" target="_blank">opened fire killing three</a> others and wounding 16 before turning the gun on himself.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/143030426&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:34:00 +0000 Kate McGee 10120 at http://kut.org What It's Like in Killeen After the Latest Fort Hood Shooting New Branch of Texas A&M Could Shake up Fort Hood's Economy http://kut.org/post/new-branch-texas-am-could-shake-fort-hoods-economy <p></p><p>The Army announced recently that it plans <a href="http://http//www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=195799319">to eliminate combat brigades</a>&nbsp;at 12&nbsp;military bases. That’s a total of 80,000 soldiers. The cutbacks come as communities are already dealing with government furloughs. But military towns are trying to keep the old boom and bust economy a thing of the past.</p><p>Fort Hood is like a city. When it became a base in the 1940s, it cleared out 1,200 farms. Now it’s home to more than 40,000 assigned soldiers and tens of thousands of civilian workers. The base brings $25 billion to the Texas economy each year.</p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:40:00 +0000 Luke Quinton 8370 at http://kut.org New Branch of Texas A&M Could Shake up Fort Hood's Economy Killeen, Fort Hood Brace for Cutbacks http://kut.org/post/killeen-fort-hood-brace-cutbacks <p>The automatic federal spending cuts set to take effect tomorrow could have a big impact on Texas. Specifically, cuts to army bases could cost the state’s economy nearly $2.5 billion.</p><p>For many people in Killeen, next to <a href="http://kutnews.org/term/fort-hood">Fort Hood</a>, the spending cuts are just abstract numbers. For Cheryl Eliano, president of the Fort Hood branch of the <a href="http://www.afgelocal1920.org/">American Federation of Government Employees</a>, they’re all too real.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:12:38 +0000 Luke Quinton 6777 at http://kut.org Killeen, Fort Hood Brace for Cutbacks Fort Hood Will Break Ground Next Monday On This Massive Hospital http://kut.org/post/fort-hood-will-break-ground-next-monday-massive-hospital <p>Fort Hood's Public Affairs Office is asking media to register for a groundbreaking ceremony next Monday for the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center's newest facility.&nbsp; At 974,000 square feet, the $534 million building will be 60 percent larger than the current structure. For comparison, that's about the size of five <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walmart_supercenter#Walmart_Supercenter">Wal-Mart Supercenters</a>.</p><p>Fort Hood says the Medical Center will include a six story hospital and three parking garages.</p> Tue, 07 Dec 2010 16:33:19 +0000 Nathan Bernier 407 at http://kut.org Fort Hood Will Break Ground Next Monday On This Massive Hospital Wildfire Burning At Fort Hood Training Range http://kut.org/post/wildfire-burning-fort-hood-training-range <p>Fort Hood firefighters are working to put out an approximately 700-acre fire burning in a training range at the army post. It started around 2 p.m. today. &nbsp;The fire is burning at the Dalton Mountain Training Range, in the north end of the post, and is currently moving south to the Lone Star Range.&nbsp;</p><p>Read the press release from the Fort Hood Public Affairs Office, <a href="http://www.forthoodpresscenter.com/go/doc/3439/952691/">here</a>.</p> Wed, 17 Nov 2010 22:41:23 +0000 Erika Aguilar, KUT News 286 at http://kut.org