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Former Killeen High star became the first black to get a football athletic ...

Feb 28, 2015 • The Killeen Daily Herald
In 1956, Killeen High School ended segregation and sophomore Joe Searles III chose to attend the all-white school, becoming its first black football player. Searles went on to be ... But O'Neal had his sights set on the University of Texas at Austin ... More

Bell County schools slow to integrate; Killeen among earliest to adopt policy

Mar 2, 2015 • The Killeen Daily Herald
Meeting in mid-August, the Killeen ISD school board deliberated for an hour and 15 minutes before unanimously voting to allow black students to attend Killeen High School. Trustees also gave black teens the option to attend ... In 1956, for example ... More

Searcy named Roos head football coach

Feb 20, 2015 • The Killeen Daily Herald
Searcy will now be the new mechanic at Killeen High School. The Killeen defensive coordinator was offered the head coach position Friday. "My excitement goes through the roof," Searcy said. "I am very humbled, very excited about the opportunity that ... More

Fighting discrimination made Tomlin stronger

Feb 26, 2015 • The Killeen Daily Herald
As a black woman living in the Killeen area long before it was integrated, Tomlin even has a piece of Texas legislation honoring her achievements. “I became the first black student teacher at Killeen High School and the first black counselor. Maybe if ... More

Bailey — 40 years

Feb 22, 2015 • The Killeen Daily Herald
Both are graduates of Killeen High School and have lived in Killeen throughout their marriage. The couple met while working at Mid-Texas Telephone Company. Mr. Bailey retired from CenturyLink Telephone Company in 2012, after working there 39 years. More

ALLAN MANDELL: TV reruns help Searcy endure waiting game

Feb 22, 2015 • The Killeen Daily Herald
At Killeen High School on Friday, late morning, Principal Susan Buckley, athletic director David Manley and Cook made an announcement to the football team: Their new head football coach was Neil Searcy. “The kids just erupted,” Searcy said. “We had a ... More

Baylor Women of Central Texas plan brunch Feb. 21 in Temple

Feb 15, 2015 • The Killeen Daily Herald
This year's recipient is Patricia Ann “Pat” Hoxworth, born in Belton, but who attended Killeen public schools, graduating from Killeen High School. Her desire for Christian ideals and mission, drew her to claim Baylor as her school. She married Bobby ... More

Three gridiron Roos make leap

Feb 5, 2015 • The Killeen Daily Herald
The trio were surrounded then congratulated by friends, family and teammates as they made their college football commitments during National Signing Day at the Killeen High School gym. “This is a special class and I just want them to enjoy the moment,” ... More

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