In a large conference room Saturday afternoon, about two dozen young men and boys tackled one of the most difficult tasks in male fashion – the tying of the elegant and complex Windsor knot. Guided by James Martin II, a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity’s Houston branch, the students stood in groups with colorful ties wrapped around their neck, intently absorbing his detailed demonstration. The boys were a varied group, mostly African-American but also Anglos and Hispanics, and were invited to the tie-tying event by staff members of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. Josie Jones, a community initiative specialist with Child Protective Services, said the Kappa Alpha Psi members have scheduled a meal later in the year so they same young men can dress up and wear ties as they practice their mealtime manners. Corey Harris, who co-chairs the Kappa Alpa Psi’s leadership program called “Guide Right,” said eight fraternity members and another 25 high school students enrolled in the fraternities leadership program helped the boys.
The local chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity is looking to spend approximately $133,000 to renovate and lease an old clubhouse at Duncan Park.
Broadway comes to town with “Divas on Broadway Musical Revue” to celebrate the 104th Founders Day of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. The Killeen Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is presenting the extravaganza at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Killeen Arts & Activities Center, 801 N. Fourth St., Building B.