The city of Killeen, Texas is adjacent directly to Fort Hood's main cantonment. There is a heavy reliance for the economy of Killeen on the effects of Fort Hood and its soldiers stationed. Killeen is located in Bell County and its population was roughly 87,000 according to a census performed in 2000.
Killeen is represented by Jimmie Don Aycock, a rancher and veterinarian, in the Texas House of Representatives. The republican Aycock was initially elected on November 7 in 2006.
The city of Killeen was named after its founder, the assistant general manager of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway, Frank P. Killeen. The land was purchased for the town in 1881 to extend railroad tracks through the central parts of Texas. The city became an important point of shipping along the railroad for goods like grain, cotton and wool.
Killeen's population has grown throughout the decades can be attributed to the permanent establishment of Fort Hood as a military post. The economy has transitioned from production of grains and other perishable goods to services provided to the military camp.
Killeen is also home to Central Texas College, a junior college, and Tarleton State University- Central Texas.
Vive Les Arts Theatre is located in Killeen Texas and is a full-time organization of the arts. Vive Les Arts produces several shows throughout the year, both Children's and Mainstage.
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