Ok, if you haven't paid attention to the news lately you really should. A few weeks ago Russian forces invaded the neighboring country of Ukraine.

Since then gas prices have been rising, but is it because of the invasion? Not really. If you noticed, gas prices were surging way before the Russian aggression. (Though it definitely didn't help.)

Also, who else has spotted one of those stickers with Joe Biden pointing at the prices on the pumps and saying, "I Did That"? Pretty funny!

How Do Killeen Gas Prices Compare To Other Texas Cities?

According to AAA, gas prices for Texas cities, Killeen-Fort Hood surprisingly is one of the cheaper areas in Texas in which to fill your tank. In fact, all of Bell County is offering cheaper than average gas right now.

But how do the prices here compare to other areas in Texas?

Here's the breakdown:

This week, we went above the $4 mark. The national average as of Friday, March 11 was $4.33. The Texas average was $4.01. Here in Bell County, the average was $3.98.

When you zoom in closer, Killeen-Temple was reporting an average of $3.98 per gallon. (Again, that's as of Friday, March 11. Prices could very well go up again over the weekend.)

El Paso has the highest gas prices here in The Lone Star State, with gas costing $4.20 a gallon on average. In fact, all of West Texas is being slammed with high gas prices, believe it or not.

Midland comes in second in terms of high average prices, followed by the Texas side of Texarkana, Odessa, Dallas, and Forth Worth-Arlington.

Amarillo reportedly has the cheapest average gas price in the state at $3.74 a gallon.

Killeen- Fort Hood made the list of cheapest gas prices in Texas, coming in fifth behind  Lubbock, Wichita Falls, and Galveston.

How Long is This Going To Last?

Who knows?

For now, I recommend installing the Gas Buddy app on your phone. It'll show you the gas prices in your area from cheapest to most expensive and guide you right to them.

AAA also has a list of suggestions on how to save money on fuel like using cruise control, minimizing the use of the car air conditioner, and driving the speed limit. We know people on 190 will do at least one of those things. Care to guess which?


Wow! What I Saw When I Turned Left Inside Buc-ee's In Temple, Texas [PICS]

As the saying goes... everything's bigger in Texas.

Having said that, I've never seen a gas station with more than 50 gas pumps.

Then I visited Buc-ee's.

What is Buc-ee's?

If you don't know or have never visited the popular one-stop highway shop that has over 35 Texas locations in Texas, you need to!

You can get everything in Buc-ee's from gas, to keychains to candles to brisket to goat milk soap and everything in between.

Buc-ee's Has Expanded

According to their site, Buc-ee's, not only has multiple locations here in Texas, they have expanded to southern states like Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.

The World's Largest Buc-ee's Coming Soon

Later this year, Buc-ee's has plans to open "The World's Largest Buc-ee's" located in Sevierville, Tennesse. It will have 120 fuel pumps, a 250-foot car wash, and 74,000 square feet of indoor shopping.

I've Never Turned Left

In almost 7 years, I've been here in Texas, I've never turned left when I went inside a Buc-ee's.

I either walk straight to the bathroom or turn right to get water or gummy bears or chocolate almonds. (I get the same thing every time)

But yesterday, I decided to turn left and (I know I'm late) I was mesmerized!

For starters, I never had a reason to turn left.

I've visited the one in Waller County, Bastrop, and the Temple location.

Every time I've visited Buc-ee's, I've never had a reason to go "shopping" always a bathroom break and then back on the road.

So here are some of the cool things I saw when I turned left at Buc-ee's in Temple, Texas!


Here Are 11 Clubs And Bars In Killeen, Texas To Check Out

Ever thought to yourself "where are the good clubs around here where I can have a good time"?

Well if not exactly in those words, but something like that.

Are you looking to find nightlife here in Killeen?

This is for people who are relatively new to the area and have no idea where to party in Killeen and Harker Heights.
There are a number of clubs in the area that specialize in country and Latin music as well as a number of hip hop clubs, there are even R&B spots for the "grown folks."
Here are 11 clubs and bars to check out in both Killeen and in Harker Heights:


Here Are 6 New Businesses That Opened In Killeen, Texas in 2021

I've watched the local news for a long time just to get in tune with current events weather etc.
Once a week there used to be a food critic who had a feature on the news, and he would visit different restaurants in the city and taste their food on camera.

Tamika, one of our account executives here at the station, saw the same types of food reviews on the news and suggested it would be a good idea that I do the same thing with businesses and restaurants here in Killeen.
And here we are today!
So far, I've visited 5 Killeen restaurants and one out in Temple with 6 different vibes and food choices.


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