I was on my balcony smoking a cigarette and was looking in the sky at the stars. I noticed one was way bright and way larger than all the others and is not the correct time of year to be able to see the other planets also this was not the same color. It was a very bright clear blue similar to the color of the headlights in some of the newer vehicles. The object was stationary at first but began to move very slowly, I thought my eyes were just playing tricks at first. Then I it sped up moving directly south which was the opposite way from me. I could tell it was very high but even at that height it appeared to be the size of a street light which means it was very large. Or extremely bright light. It was hard to tell a shape but if I had to guess it would have been comparable to the shape of a bead, the ones that have the flat parts cut into them to make them not spherical. It stayed in my sight getting slightly smaller the further away for roughly a full minute. It then completely disappeared, and I know it wasn't from it just being out of my site because even at the distance it was still bigger and brighter than all the stars but it just vanished at the blink of an eye. Shortly after there were 3 helicopters flying in the area that I saw the object. I could not tell if they were private, news or military. That could be coincidence but the do have Fort Hood only 45 minutes drive time from my location an they all three flew off in the direction the object went. I personally have always believed that there was other life in the Universe however I've never been one to believe that they come here undetected and not everyone have seen it but this was definitely strange. On another not I know the government has many things going on that nobody knows about so it could have been some sort of military craft that they are testing or whatever. ..who knows. This was my first experience like this so I just wanted to share it.