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Emani Payne


Waco, TX, United States

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Past articles by Emani:

Copperas Cove ISD honors faculty for Teacher Appreciation Week

This year's celebration meant a little bit more for teachers, as they've worked to adjust to teaching remotely for nearly a few months now. → Read More

Killeen medical facility gives back to graduating seniors

Brittney Johnson, the owner of Lillie's Institute of Phlebotomy and EKG in Killeen, is helping high school seniors jumpstart their careers. → Read More

Here are 2020's Central Texas Incredible Kid Nominees

Central Texas Incredible Kid is a highly coveted honor that ten students in our area are nominated for each year. → Read More

Killeen man uses stimulus check to give meals to community members in need

After the nearest HEB shut down in Killeen, Ron Kearney said many people in that area feel forgotten and have struggled to make ends meet. → Read More

Buckholts ISD principal, athletic director among five employees to be suddenly let go

Two years after the district went from an F to an A rating, the school board voted Monday not to renew the contracts of the principal and four other employees. → Read More

Waco man uses birthday to give back to kids in need

Roman Novian spent his birthday in quarantine to collect one dollar donations from online friends for University High's Make-A-Wish Program. → Read More

Premier ER launches virtual visits

The pandemic has left many unable or afraid to visit their doctor, but an area ER found a solution. → Read More

Central Texas FLAG movement provides relief for those on the front lines

Central Texas Front Line Appreciation Group, or Flag, is helping local restaurants and those on the front lines during this pandemic. → Read More

Veteran's United steps up to help those struggling during the pandemic

Veterans United helps veterans and their families secure homeownership, but now they're giving back in another way. → Read More

Logos in Thread makes t-shirts to help other local businesses

Although business is slow now, Logos in Thread Owner Brandon McKinniss has found a way to still use his talents and help others at the same time. → Read More

Online service gives people options for vehicle lease contracts during pandemic

Swap A Lease is an online service that matches someone who wants to get out of their lease with a person interested in taking over the remaining contract. → Read More

Quarantine Karaoke helps people cope with pandemic

The Facebook group gained 500 thousand members from around the world, less than a month after forming. → Read More

Special Olympics Texas goes virtual

For athletes with Special Olympics Texas, this time away from doing what they love is especially tough. → Read More

Free virtual therapy sessions offered for Texans during a pandemic

With the need for therapy surging during this pandemic, one company is offering up a safe space for Texans. → Read More

Killeen girl makes signs for nursing home residents during shelter in place order

Naomi Williams is only six years old, but that isn't stopping her from making a difference. → Read More

Tips to cut energy costs while spending more time at home

If you're concerned about a rising electric bill, there are some small changes you can make to cut costs. → Read More

Killeen girl sews masks to help healthcare workers, first responders

Once 8-year-old Kaylee Pineda saw the news about doctors and nurses in need of more masks, she put her skills to work. → Read More

High School band members stay in tune during challenging times

The band created the "Quarantine Practice Challenge" on Instagram. → Read More

Area restaurants offering help during local state of disaster

Area restaurants aren't letting the state of disaster in Bell County curb their giving spirit. → Read More

Killeen mural dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony honors icons

The mural stretches across Gray St. and honors people like Jackie Robinson and Elvis Presley, as well as familiar places around the city. → Read More