New stores, restaurants open in Bell County; Big Chicken, Black Bear Diner, other chains announced | local news

As the holiday shopping season progresses, Central Texans are flocking to new shops and restaurants that have now opened in Bell County.

Murdoch’s — a Montana-based national retail chain that focuses on tools, outdoor gear, fashion and other necessities — opened its first Texas location on Oct. 4 at 701 E. Central Texas Expressway in Killeen, but it was Nov. 18 the opening.