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Friday 11/21/2014
Area resident opens accounting firm in Harker Heights
Posted: November 21, 2014

The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon-cutting for certified public accountant Derland Bahr’s new firm at 2 p.m. Dec. 4.

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Scammers and hackers seek potential targets during holidays
Posted: November 21, 2014

Buyers beware!

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Friday 11/14/2014
Kiwanis Club members share military stories at meeting
Posted: November 14, 2014

By Bob Massey

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Friday 09/05/2014
Chamber celebrates Vision XXI class fundraiser
Posted: September 05, 2014

Members of the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce Vision XXI 2014 leadership class gathered Wednesday afternoon for lunch, prepared by the Armed Services YMCA, after their graduation ceremony at St. Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church Parish Hall in Heights.

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Friday 08/22/2014
Vision XXI class reviewing results of Enrichment Fair
Posted: August 22, 2014

The Vision XXI 2014 leadership class, sponsored by the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce, continues to take a close look at results of the Life Enrichment Fair it held on Aug. 9.

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Thursday 08/07/2014
Kiwanis Club learns about Heights chamber’s Vision XXI program
Posted: August 07, 2014

The Harker Heights Kiwanis Club met Tuesday in their new location at First United Methodist Church at the corner of Harley Drive and Cardinal Street in Heights.

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Friday 08/01/2014
Authentic German fare dished up in Harker Heights
Posted: August 01, 2014

Little white ribbons of dough get dropped into a pot of simmering water in the kitchen of Opa’s Schnitzel Hut.

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Friday 07/25/2014
Heights chamber welcomes business employee
Posted: July 25, 2014

A new job for Elizabeth Turner marks a new time of her life.

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Friday 07/18/2014
New chamber employee gets down to business
Posted: July 18, 2014

For the past few weeks, folks walking into the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce building have been greeted by Eric Kilter.

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Friday 07/11/2014
City seeks planning award for Knight’s Way corridor
Posted: July 11, 2014

Area businesses and individuals who support efforts of the Harker Heights’ Development Overlay District No. 1 along the Knight’s Way corridor are urged to turn in letters of support.

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Farmers market to celebrate Christmas in July
Posted: July 11, 2014

Celebrate Christmas in July at the Harker Heights Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday on the front lawn of the Seton Medical Center Harker Heights, 850 W. Central Texas Expressway.

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Harker Heights chamber welcomes new employee
Posted: July 11, 2014

New and familiar faces are at the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce.

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Friday 07/04/2014
Heights couple brews up plan to blend music, coffee
Posted: July 04, 2014

With a passion for music and a desire to own a coffee shop, Harker Heights residents Jennifer and Henry Moore brewed up the plan to blend the two at M&M Coffee House.

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Friday 06/13/2014
Doughnut shop opening in Nolanville
Posted: June 13, 2014

NOLANVILLE — Residents could soon be slurping down hot java and munching doughnuts when Ron Yoeung opens AM Donuts.

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Friday 05/30/2014
Business focuses on mind, body and spirit
Posted: May 30, 2014

Helping people live better, naturally, is at Helen Dimitrakopoulos’s core.

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Friday 05/09/2014
Learning with lemonade
Posted: May 09, 2014

Elizabeth Tayeb set up an elaborate lemonade stand outside Wal-Mart. As she waited for customers, the 9-year-old said the experience of running her own business for a day taught her valuable lessons.

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Chamber’s Vision XXI class gets tour of Fort Hood
Posted: May 09, 2014

There were horseshoes, saddles and boots made on the spot in workshops at the 1st Cavalry Horse Detachment, a briefing at III Corps and Fort Hood headquarters about the history and vastness of the largest Army installation in the world and a tour of the First Cavalry Museum during the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce Vision XXI field trip May 2.

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Friday 04/18/2014
Local NAACP president addresses Rotary Club
Posted: April 18, 2014

Tameka Driver-Moultrie, community engagement coordinator for the city of Killeen and the youngest president of a local chapter in the 43-year history of the NAACP, was the featured speaker at the April 3 meeting of the Harker Heights Rotary Club.

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Friday 04/11/2014
Blankenship leaves EDC, city seeks new members
Posted: April 11, 2014

Another member of Nolanville’s Economic Development Corporation Board has resigned.

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Friday 03/21/2014
New EDC vice president wants what residents want
Posted: March 21, 2014

The newest member of Nolanville’s Economic Development Corporation Board wants what the residents want.

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Roadwork hampers access to pet hospital
Posted: February 21, 2014

A good veterinarian is hard to find, especially when detour signs, road closures and construction are involved.

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Heights center to expand FOG recycling
Posted: February 21, 2014

The Harker Heights Recycling Center will be expanding its offerings to residents in the coming weeks.

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Friday 02/14/2014
City Council members hear report from planners
Posted: February 14, 2014

Rob Robinson presided over his first Harker Heights City Council meeting Tuesday in his new role as acting mayor. His first official action was reading a proclamation declaring Feb. 16-22 as “National Engineers Week.”

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Friday 02/07/2014
Builders construct 208 homes in 2013, 38 in January
Posted: February 07, 2014

More than 200 new homes were constructed in Harker Heights in 2013, and 2014 is off to a good start.

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Friday 12/13/2013
Developer changes plans for subdivision
Posted: December 13, 2013

After several trips before the City Council, developer Chris Doose of Austin received the green light Tuesday to move forward with “The Enclave at Heights” subdivision, located behind H-E-B between Indian Trail and Lookout Ridge.

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Matthewson named Heights’ Employee of the Quarter
Posted: December 13, 2013

The city’s recent Employee Recognition Ceremony was bittersweet for City Manager Steve Carpenter, who will retire at the end of December from a post he’s held for 19 years.

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Friday 12/06/2013
Life coach offers tools, techniques to reduce anxiety
Posted: December 06, 2013

Born and raised in California, Barbara “BB” Crawford never thought she would end up in Texas. She fully expected to either be living on the West Coast or in a brownstone in New York writing books.

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Friday 11/22/2013
Enrollment underway for 2014 Vision XXI class
Posted: November 22, 2013

Open enrollment for the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce Vision XXI leadership class is underway.

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Spa specializes in relieving pain, focuses on wellness
Updated: November 22, 2013 - 12:14 pm

Walking into Balance Massage and Bodywork, the nose is soothed by scents of tea tree oil and jasmine with a friendly face at the reception counter and soft meditation music.

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Friday 11/08/2013
Reider presented Citizen Award at annual banquet
Posted: November 08, 2013

John Reider, owner of John Reider Properties, tries to be low key and behind the scenes when it comes to volunteering, but there was no hiding when he received a community service award in front of more than 400 people.

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Founders Award winner watched Heights grow
Posted: November 08, 2013

Born in 1961 and raised here, Randy Sutton has seen Harker Heights transition from a pig farm to the bustling and growing city it is today.

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Central Texas College earns Large Business of the Year award
Posted: November 08, 2013

Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce named Central Texas College its Large Business of the Year at the annual awards banquet Oct. 28.

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Realtor named Small Business of the Year
Posted: November 08, 2013

For Realtor Eva Keagle to be honored as the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year, it is all about giving back.

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Friday 11/01/2013
‘Life is Grand’ in Heights
Posted: November 01, 2013

The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce transformed the Killeen Civic and Conference Center into an opulent stage Monday night for the 25th annual Awards Banquet and Celebration.

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Friday 08/02/2013
Heights bakery feeds residents’ cookie addiction
Updated: August 02, 2013 - 10:12 am

Walking into the Harker Heights bakery, the nose is bombarded by the sweet smell of sugary confections and ears are met by a friendly chorus of “Welcome to Cookie Addiction!”

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Monday 07/22/2013
Sam’s Club holds military appreciation event
Updated: July 22, 2013 - 4:01 pm

A boombox played country music and the scent of grilled hot dogs wafted outside the Sam’s Club Hiring Center in Killeen at a neighborhood military appreciation event from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

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Friday 06/28/2013
Pizzeria offers New York flavor with southern hospitality
Updated: June 28, 2013 - 10:05 am

Black and white New York skyline wallpaper, the smell of fresh baked pizza, and a friendly chorus of “Welcome to Bobby Lupo’s” greets customers as they open the door to one of Harker Heights’ fastest growing businesses.

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Family business offers gourmet chicken and waffles
Updated: June 28, 2013 - 10:06 am

One family’s passion-infused soul food has made its way to Harker Heights. The Waffle Den opened its second shop after operating less than a year on Jasper Drive in Killeen.

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Wednesday 06/19/2013
CEO: Hospital treating double the patients it did after opening
Posted: June 19, 2013

HARKER HEIGHTS — After one year as the only Catholic-affiliated hospital in Bell County, Seton Medical Center Harker Heights is treating double the patients it did after opening in June 2012, CEO Matt Maxfield said Tuesday.

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Friday 06/14/2013
Businesses prepare for Father’s Day rush
Posted: June 14, 2013

Businesses throughout the community are geared up to handle the influx of people coming to the city to celebrate Father’s Day.

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Friday 05/24/2013
RED’s a place where everybody knows your name
Updated: May 24, 2013 - 9:28 am

Imagine you’re on the set of the old hit TV show “Cheers,” but instead of a basement bar in Boston, you’re in a corner restaurant with a spacious outdoor patio in Harker Heights,

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Friday 05/17/2013
Sam's Club sets up hiring center, encourages vets to apply
Updated: August 03, 2013 - 9:23 pm

HARKER HEIGHTS – Sam's Club has set up a hiring center to fill the 175 job positions available at the new store under construction in Harker Heights, according to a news release.

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Jackpot Saloon a sports-lover’s paradise
Updated: May 24, 2013 - 9:30 am

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of articles featuring Harker Heights night life.

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I can’t believe it’s two restaurants!
Updated: May 24, 2013 - 10:14 am

Vietnamese food and frozen yogurt.

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Sunday 05/12/2013
Harker Heights lumber business a family affair
Updated: August 03, 2013 - 9:20 pm

Family memorabilia fills Randy Curtis’ office at Heights Lumber and Supply in Harker Heights. Photos of grandparents, siblings and Curtis’ young grandchildren adorn the walls of the business Curtis and his family have operated for almost four decades.

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Hidden Flower
Updated: May 24, 2013 - 9:35 am

Tucked among the businesses in a secluded part of McDowell Plaza in Harker Heights sits a lemongrass-scented restaurant that serves authentic Thai cuisine.

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Friday 03/29/2013
New wine bar sees brisk business in Belton
Updated: May 24, 2013 - 9:32 am

BELTON — On a recent Saturday afternoon, the weather was cloudy, cool and windy but that didn’t keep wine lovers from sipping wine on the covered patio at Nolan Creek Winery in downtown Belton.

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Tuesday 03/19/2013
Moving out, moving on
Updated: March 19, 2013 - 8:10 am

Richard Kitterman’s 16-year run as regional director of the Better Business Bureau in Central and South Texas comes to an end Wednesday when he plans to retire.

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Sunday 03/10/2013
Heights chamber announces events
Updated: August 03, 2013 - 9:21 pm

The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce has several upcoming events, including:

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Belton Chamber of Commerce hosts networking event
Updated: August 03, 2013 - 9:21 pm

Join the Belton Chamber of Commerce for Shakers & Stirrers at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Wildflower Country Club, 4902 Wildflower Lane, Temple.

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Sunday 02/17/2013
Townhome trend?
Updated: August 03, 2013 - 9:21 pm

Business partners Chris Doose and Shawn Easley are going where no developer has gone before in Harker Heights.

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Tuesday 02/05/2013
Rooms To Go store coming to Harker Heights
Posted: February 05, 2013

HARKER HEIGHTS — Rooms To Go, a furniture chain with stores across the country, is coming to Harker Heights, the city announced Monday.

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IHOPs offering free stack of pancakes
Posted: February 05, 2013

Local IHOP restaurants will offer a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes to each diner from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, in recognition of National Pancake Day.

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Tuesday 01/08/2013
Heights orders demolition; property owner files complaint
Posted: January 08, 2013

HARKER HEIGHTS — The city has once again ordered the demolition of 19 vacant houses on Lynn Drive after postponing the project late last month, leading the property owner, David Buttross, to file an asbestos complaint against the city with the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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Sunday 01/06/2013
Orthodontist, wife all smiles about spacious new office
Updated: August 03, 2013 - 9:09 pm

Dr. Scott Law, owner of Central Texas Orthodontics in Harker Heights, and his wife, Jessica Law, want visiting the orthodontist to be fun.

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Saturday 10/27/2012
Sam's Club coming to Harker Heights next year
Updated: August 03, 2013 - 9:00 pm

HARKER HEIGHTS — After months of speculation, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. confirmed Friday that Sam’s Club is coming to town.

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Monday 08/20/2012
Builders busy in Heights
Updated: August 21, 2012 - 8:12 am

Harker Heights has experienced steady growth over the past 10 years, and that growth doesn’t appear to be slowing down.

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