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FORT HOOD — The sound of freedom is ringing through the air across communities surrounding Fort Hood on Tuesday as the 1st Cavalry Division’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team trains to certify soldiers across multiple platforms.



Senior cheerleaders, from left, Claire Brennan, Caroline Rowe, Brooke Fraijo and Kaley Unberhagen, along with Mateo Montelongo dressed as mascot Tigo, lead a cheer during the recent Burning of the B event at Belton High School prior to the Tigers’ Homecoming game against Killeen Shoemaker.

Siblings Pete Tamez, clockwise from lower left, Andrew Tamez Jr., Mary Sisneros, Raymond Tamez and Patsy Garcia gathered recently for a family dinner in Temple.

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Perry Monroe has carried many titles during his lifetime; from gunnery sergeant in the Marine Corps to aerospace consultant, volunteer and part-time actor.

The Temple resident has spent the last 10 years volunteering with the National Museum of the Pacific War in Fredericksburg, and has been giving back to the Temple/Killeen/Fort Hood communities since moving to the area in 2007, the year he retired from active military service. 

The Temple Symphony Orchestra will open its 2019-2020 season with a concert in honor of the country’s veterans. “For the Love of Country” will take place 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, in the main auditorium of the Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center at Temple College.

The Academie Musique of Central Texas will present the Jubilate Children’s Choir and Cantate Women’s Choir in their fall choral concert 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall at 300 N. Main St. in Temple.