UPDATE: We've been informed that the organizers of this testing center have received more tests, and will now offer free testing from 9AM-6PM through this Friday (Jan 7), and Saturday, January 8 between 10AM and 2 PM.

More details on the testing center below.

The City of Killeen and Killeen ISD are also extending their testing dates and hours.


 

Right now, it’s a little tricky to tell the difference between cedar fever and COVID-19, and lots of people in the Killeen, Texas area are nervous. Thankfully, there’s free COVID-19 testing available in the city today (Jan 3, 2022) and tomorrow.

Tim Jefferies with KHS Consulting contacted us earlier today with the details.

Just COVID-19 Testing

The free testing station will be open from 9 AM to 6 PM on both days at 1015 North 8th Street in Killeen. You may be asked to show proof of insurance, but you do not have to have it in order to get tested.

Testing can be done on ages 1 and up. This is just a testing center, and no vaccines will be administered.

The tests being administered are PCR tests, not antigen tests.

Yes, They Make House Calls

If you know someone who has difficulty getting out and about, let them know they can actually request a house call for Killeen, Belton, Temple, and the surrounding area by calling 254-319-7868 or visiting centexcovidtesting.com.

Your Entire Company Can Get Tested Too

Jefferies also tells us his company offers free COVID-19 testing for companies who want to ensure the safety of their employees, so be sure to ask about that if you’re interested in testing for your business.

They even offer twice-a-week testing, so let them know if that's something your business may need.

The Results

Once you’ve been tested, results can take from 24-72 hours to be returned. They’ll email you a unique security code you can use to access your results.

Labs are a little overwhelmed, so you will get an email containing a code, then use the code to access the results.

City of Killeen, KISD Offering Testing Too

Marcus Hood with the City of Killeen tells us that free COVID-19 tests are also being offered Jan 3 and 4 by the City of Killeen and KISD at the former Nolan Middle School, 505 E Jasper Road.

The testing hours are 10AM to 5PM.

You'll need a photo ID, and you'll also be asked to fill out a form indicating if you're insured or uninsured. Be sure to fill out that form, or the testing company will have to charge you.


 

In these crazy COVID times where we don't know if it's a cold, the flu, or what, it's best we get tested now so there won't be any issues moving forward.

Good luck!

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 6 Memorable Moments That Happened In 2021 In Killeen, Texas

Well, here we are. We have just two weeks left of the year 2021. 
What a year! 

From the deep freeze we experienced in February to someone constantly hitting the Killeen sign, to the recent "massacre at Zaxby's" LOL.... these are 6 memorable moments that happened in Killeen Texas in 2021. 

Here Are More Killeen, Texas Rappers You Need To Have On Your Playlist

As the holidays approach us, I know there is going to be a lot of idle time where people want to listen to their favorite music on their playlists whether working out, driving, cooking, or hanging out at home.
And there are a lot of dope rappers in Killeen. A ton of them actually!
I featured 12 of them a few months back, I am going to give you a few more right now!
Check out the great local artists right here in this area with a few females MCs added to the list, who you may not have heard of that have some really good music.
I asked a few people with a history of music in Killeen from DJs to producers to promoters from the area and from what I've seen on social media and compiled a list of a few of them.
While I know there are probably a few more I missed on this one, I will continue to do this every few months, and don't worry, I will do another list in the new year.
In the meantime, check out these 8 artists, for the second list.