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Friday 08/15/2014
Red Brigade Band marches on
Posted: August 15, 2014

Just about the time the sun burned off any memory of morning cool, the high school band members lined up and marched together arm and arm across the pavement.

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Wacky Wednesday program ends with sirens
Posted: August 15, 2014

Blaring sirens and horns were heard in Harker Heights on Wednesday, but the first-responder vehicles were not at the scene of an accident.

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Rocket launch takes library to new heights
Posted: August 15, 2014

Sky rockets in flight were a delight for area youngsters Wednesday at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library.

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Library plans quidditch games at GeekFest this weekend
Posted: August 15, 2014

Following Wednesday’s End of Summer Party featuring big trucks and the weeklong Writing Camp, the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library is moving from the end of summer to the beginning of another school year.

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Community Calendar: Aug. 15-21
Posted: August 15, 2014

Today | 15

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Music drives life of retired soldier
Posted: August 15, 2014

James Marvin, 42, lives and works in Harker Heights. He is a retired soldier and music producer.

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Friday 08/08/2014
Children cook up a good time
Posted: August 08, 2014

Fort Hood resident Alysa Smith, 5, had one word to describe a smoothie she made Monday in a back-to-school cooking class at the Harker Heights Activities Center.

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Pet party showcases Heights adoption center
Posted: August 08, 2014

Fluffy meowing kittens elicited “awws” from young children excitedly proclaiming “kitty” Wednesday as they attended the Harker Heights Pet Adoption Center’s annual pet party.

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Friday 08/08/2014
Tax service plans backpack giveaway
Posted: August 08, 2014

Liberty Tax Service, 600 Indian Trail, Suite 201 in Harker Heights, will host a back-to-school backpack giveaway at 1 p.m. Aug. 15.

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Summer reading program nears end
Posted: August 08, 2014

The Spark a Reaction Summer Program is still going strong at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library, but only for a little while longer.

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Local artist says it’s all about family
Posted: August 08, 2014

Eric Miles, 27, works at Five Guys in Harker Heights and has lived in Killeen for 21 years.

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Friday 08/01/2014
One man’s trash another’s musical instrument
Posted: August 01, 2014

“Music is everywhere, and any object, including a piece of trash, can make music,” Dale Colgrove, a performer and music educator, said as he played a melody on a flute made from a straw.

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Kiwanians learn everyone can help save wildlife
Posted: August 01, 2014

The Harker Heights Kiwanis Club met for its regular noon luncheon Tuesday and heard guest speaker Jane Tillman of Austin. She is the Capital Area Master Naturalist Habitat Steward Host of the National Wildlife Federation.

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Accident leaves mark on shop
Posted: August 01, 2014

A one-vehicle accident July 25 damaged a portion of the east outside wall and interior of the True Blu Polish Pottery and Gift Boutique in Harker Heights.

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Vision XXI class to hold enrichment fair
Posted: August 01, 2014

Members of the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce Vision XXI 2014 leadership class are gearing up to hold a Life Enrichment Fair and fundraiser to benefit graduating Harker Heights seniors enrolled in the school district’s Homeless Awareness and Response Program.

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Families come in many forms
Posted: August 01, 2014

No one can define “family” for you.

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Monsters invade library
Posted: August 01, 2014

Zombies, vampires and werewolves, oh my!

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Marketing assistant moves to keep family close
Posted: August 01, 2014

Ashley Deno, 22, lives in Killeen and works at Heritage Park Fitness in Harker Heights as a marketing assistant.

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Library to host writing, publishing camp for youth
Posted: August 01, 2014

From the perspective of a business model, the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library is unique.

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Community Calendar
Posted: August 01, 2014

Today | 1

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Friday 07/25/2014
Culinary class keeps kids cool
Posted: July 25, 2014

More than 15 kids donned aprons, chopped fruit, scooped yogurt into cups and sprinkled granola on top Monday to make parfaits.

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Dietitian sheds light on nutrition
Posted: July 25, 2014

Natalie Wendele, a middle-school teacher from Harker Heights, is health conscious, and wants to learn new techniques for stress relief, “whether it’s yoga or other ways to relax.”

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Library’s weekly program gets wild with animal science
Posted: July 25, 2014

Alyssa Aguero, 8, and Phillip Garrett, 7, jumped back several feet when they saw a snake Wednesday in the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library.

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Salon owner beautifies world daily
Posted: July 25, 2014

Patricia Rios-Moore, 45, is the owner of Xsalonce by Patricia Rios in Harker Heights.

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Rotary cutter revolutionized quilting world
Posted: July 25, 2014

I was flipping through my latest issue of Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine and several advertisements caught my eye.

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Library continues to engage youth, community
Posted: July 25, 2014

Batman is 75, and a favorite superhero of adults and kids far and wide. Celebrate Batman’s anniversary Saturday at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library.

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Community Calendar
Posted: July 25, 2014

Today | 25

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Friday 07/18/2014
Vision XXI class learns about quality of life
Posted: July 18, 2014

When Laura Collier joined the Harker Heights Vision XXI Leadership Program, she didn’t think of herself as a future leader, but her classmates did as they voted her the 2014 “Rising Star.”

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Families make a splash during Dive-In at Carl Levin Park pool
Posted: July 18, 2014

Summer isn’t a season, it’s a feeling, and more than 200 people felt like romping in the cool water at the Carl Levin Park outdoor pool Saturday night.

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After Army exit, man to become DJ
Posted: July 18, 2014

Warren L. Jones, 44, lives in Harker Heights and is in the process of retiring from the U.S. Army after 23 years.

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Sweet science: Program talks about baking
Posted: July 18, 2014

It wasn’t quite “Cupcake Wars,” but hundreds of area youngsters congregated Wednesday at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library to decorate cupcakes.

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Legos, animals, exercise lure families to Heights library
Posted: July 18, 2014

The lure of Legos is strong at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library.

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Community Calendar
Posted: July 18, 2014

Today | 18

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Friday 07/11/2014
Magical morning at library
Posted: July 11, 2014

The Book family had a magical time Wednesday at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library, as they watched magician Todd McKinney perform.

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Workshop aims to turn stress into strength
Posted: July 11, 2014

A “Stress to Strength” workshop Tuesday at the Harker Heights library and activities center was the first of two community classes focusing on healthy living.

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Library to host one-man Einstein show tonight
Posted: July 11, 2014

From the science of relativity to an ice cream social, the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library has interesting and fun programs planned this week.

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Local girl maintains family tradition capturing the crown
Posted: July 11, 2014

While many little girls dress up and imagine being a princess, one 7-year-old Harker Heights girl wasn’t content with pretend.

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Community calendar
Posted: July 11, 2014

Today | 11

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Animal lover finds his calling
Posted: July 11, 2014

Ryan Caperton, 32, is a veterinarian at the Stagecoach Pet Hospital. His love of pets made his career path clear.

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Friday 07/04/2014
Ill Caretta drums up support, followers
Posted: July 04, 2014

Walking into the Harker Heights home of Royal Schlitt, 34, it’s easy to tell a musician lives there with album covers, rock ’n’ roll posters on the walls, and a drum set instead of a dining table.

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Young actors shine during camp production
Posted: July 04, 2014

A pool of pizza-loving piranhas filled the conference room as the magic of theater took center-stage June 26 at the Harker Heights Stewart C. Meyer Library.

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Library hosts doggone good time
Posted: July 04, 2014

Killeen resident Nicole Dorman was diagnosed with Stage II cancer Jan. 7.

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Army captain competes in bodybuilding
Posted: July 04, 2014

As a U.S. Military Academy graduate, Capt. Jade Root, with the 81st Civil Affairs Battalion, 85th Civil Affairs Brigade, knows how to train for a mission.

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Library strives to foster intellectual growth for all ages
Posted: July 04, 2014

The Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library is closed today in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.

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Seniors get educated about driving right car
Posted: July 04, 2014

The question of the day at the Trading Secrets meeting June 26 was “Are you driving the right vehicle?”

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Rotary welcomes new leadership, names Grace Rotarian of the Year
Posted: July 04, 2014

The Harker Heights Rotary Club held its annual installation of officers and directors June 26 at the Saint Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church Parish Hall.

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AMVETS chapter receives state honor
Posted: July 04, 2014

Killeen’s American Veterans Post 91 was selected as Post of the Year June 20-22 at the 68th AMVETS State Convention in Tyler.

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Parent’s Night Out set at Vintage Church
Posted: July 04, 2014

Children will enjoy games and crafts while parents have the opportunity to go out and spend some quality time together at Vintage Church’s Parent’s Night Out from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. July 11 at the church office, 455 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights.

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Scams discussed at Kiwanis meeting
Posted: July 04, 2014

About three days ago, Harker Heights Kiwanis Club member Joe C. Boyer’s primary alert system, his two dogs, sounded off.

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Friday 06/27/2014
Heights resident walks 15 miles a day
Posted: June 27, 2014

It’s hard to imagine walking round-trip from San Diego to Boston, or 5,500 miles, but that’s about how far Michael Bialik, 64, walks in one year for exercise.

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Physique competition proves addictive
Posted: June 27, 2014

Never in a million years did Josie Reid think she would ever have the confidence to get on stage and showcase her body in front of hundreds of strangers.

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Heights student goes to NASA
Posted: June 27, 2014

As Harker Heights High School student Eleni Nasiotis prepares for her senior year, she may not have been to the moon and back, but she took a small step last week.

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Wacky Wednesdays at Heights library
Posted: June 27, 2014

A concoction of yeast, soap, hydrogen peroxide and green dye elicited laughter Wednesday at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library.

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Community Calendar: June 27 to July 3
Posted: June 27, 2014

Today | 27

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Library keeps patrons busy with Saturday programs
Posted: June 27, 2014

Saturday will be a busy day at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library, with a tea-making class and a Building Blocks Club meeting.

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Gym raises $1K for Families In Crisis
Posted: June 27, 2014

Heritage Park Fitness held its first 1,000 Rep Challenge on June 14 where five teams of five competed in a fitness challenge consisting of 100 pull-ups, 200 shoulder presses, 300 bar pushups and 400 deadlifts.

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Lions learn about Greater Killeen Free Clinic
Posted: June 27, 2014

Marlene DiLillo, executive director of the Greater Killeen Free Clinic, was the featured speaker at Thursday’s Harker Heights noon Lions Club meeting.

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Rotarians head Down Under for convention
Posted: June 27, 2014

Jennifer McCann performed her last duties as president of the Harker Heights Rotary Club on Thursday.

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