Central Texas Institutes Summer Curfews for Minors 16 and Under
The Killeen Police Department will be out in full force this summer enforcing a curfew. The law is that minors 16 and under CANNOT be out in the city between 12:01 and 6:00 a.m.
Jerris Mapes, KPD's attorney, explained that the reason for the curfew was to keep kids off the street, the Killeen Daily Herald reports. "Someone once said, at 2 o’clock in the morning, nothing good happens," Mapes recalled.
If teens have a night job, are attending school or religious functions, or are acting in an emergency or at their parents' behest, exceptions to the curfew can be made at police discretion, Mapes explained. “There’s a lot of communication that goes on between the officers and the parents in those situations.”
You can read more over at the Killeen Daily Herald.
The City of Temple also has a curfew for minors 16 and under. Weekdays, they'll need to be home between 11:01 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, the curfew is pushed back till midnight.
So no juveniles out after midnight... What do you think about the summer curfew?