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Weather Watch 02-011, (Valid 27 FEB 15 @ 6:00PM - 28 FEB 15 @ 12:00PM); Freezing Precipitation, Weather Warning 02-012 for Fort Hood valid 27/1500-28/0700 Freezing precipitation (any intensity) at Fort Hood Reservation.

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Fort Hood, local leaders discuss education

Smiles and handshakes made their way around the Grande Ballroom Tuesday as Fort Hood leadership met with key individuals involved with the education of the surrounding communities on Day 1 of the Fort Hood Area Education Summit at Club Hood.

"The education of our children is a key component of the quality of life, line of effort and is one of my four priorities as commander here at Fort Hood," said Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, III Corps Fort Hood and commanding general. "Today we heard from the Department of Defense Education Activity and Texas Education Agency, who provided us an overview at the federal and state level of the education of our military connected students."

During the morning session, superintendents of the various school districts in the area took their turn to talk about the educational opportunities for and accomplishments of its students.


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Hood Happenings

WATER CONSERVATION

Due to low water levels in Belton Lake, Bell County Water Control and Improvement District #1, has requested that their customers implement water conservation measures. As a result, Fort Hood is implementing Stage 1 of its Water Shortage Contingency Plan and will publish an operations order to that effect. The following water supply management measures will be required of all Soldiers, civilians and contractors who work or reside on Fort Hood:
· No watering of all types of landscaping between the hours of 11 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. No water runoff allowed from areas being watered.
· Minimize the use of water for irrigation of landscaping and vehicle washing, and do not waste potable water.
· No use of potable water to wash driveways, sidewalks, or buildings for general cleaning.
· Report all water leaks to Directorate of Public Works at 287-2113.
· Exceptions may be authorized by the Director of Public Works or Garrison commander for certain activities. The goal of Stage 1 is to reduce daily water usage by at least 5 percent. Stage 1 measures will remain in effect until the order is rescinded or additional conservation measures are implemented.
For more information, call DPW Environmental at 287-6499.

FREE TAX PREPARATION

The Fort Hood Tax Center is open weekdays through April 15. The hours of operation will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and Thursday open until 7 p.m. Assistance with both state and federal income tax returns is provided. Because of space limitations and privacy concerns, children are not permitted to accompany parents to appointments. The tax center is located in Bldg. 13, on 52nd Street between Support Avenue and 761st Tank Battalion Avenue, adjacent to the III Corps and Fort Hood Headquarters. Clients will be served on an appointment basis. For more information, call 287-3294 or 288-7995.

BIG BASS CHALLENGE

The Fort Hood 2015 Big Bass Contest will run from March 1-31. The cost is $2 per participant and the challenge is open to all. Registration and weigh-in are at the Sportsmen's Center Pro Shop, Bldg 1937, Rod and Gun Club Loop, 53rd Street and Murphy Road. Both Fort Hood Fishing Permit and state license are required to participate. Soldiers get free state "Super Combo" licenses with proof of six months of Texas residency. Proof of residency for this license are: Military service record indicating Texas is the person's home of record or the person's duty station for the six months immediately prior to the time of application. For more information, call 532-4552.

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