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Friday 09/19/2014
Soldier likes living near bigger city
Posted: September 19, 2014

Bryant Adams, 26, enjoys the area’s proximity to Austin.

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Martial arts instructor to enter hall of fame
Posted: September 19, 2014

Grandmaster James McMurray, a taekwondo and hapkido instructor with the Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department, is now in the Korean Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame.

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Storyteller’s early years part of new memoir
Posted: September 19, 2014

Made in Mexico, but born in the USA, Consuelo Samarripa recounted her childhood experiences in her recently published memoir, “Barrio Princess — Growing Up in Texas.”

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Friday 09/12/2014
Parks and recreation offers free presentation on wilderness ethics
Posted: September 12, 2014

Harker Heights Parks and Recreation sponsored a free wilderness ethics presentation on Sept. 6 to help people take care of the outdoors while enjoying it.

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Boys & Girls Club hosts Day for Kids
Posted: September 12, 2014

The Boys & Girls Club of Copperas Cove turned Cove City Park into the ultimate kids oasis Sept. 6 for the Day for Kids 2014 event.

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Public invited to reception for photo exhibit at the Bell County Museum on Saturday
Posted: September 12, 2014

In honor and celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Bell County Museum will host a photographic exhibition entitled, “Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray.”

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Chamber’s sixth annual food, wine and brew festival set for Saturday
Posted: September 12, 2014

The chance to sample and savor an array of beverages and culinary delights while listening to an assortment of live music is hours away.

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Gardening class offers tips on fruit trees
Posted: September 12, 2014

A dozen local gardeners listened attentively as Gary Slanga, a certified Master Gardener, discussed the best methods and practices for fruit trees, vines and shrubs.

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Friday 09/12/2014
Community Calendar
Posted: September 12, 2014

Today | 12

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Friday 09/05/2014
Puppypalooza to offer doggone good time
Posted: September 05, 2014

Every dog will have its day in Harker Heights for the fifth annual Puppypalooza event, organizers said.

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Food, wine and brew fest needs volunteers
Posted: September 05, 2014

The countdown for the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce’s sixth annual Central Texas Food, Wine and Brew Festival is underway, organizers said.

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Family Promise to hold informational meeting
Posted: September 05, 2014

Trinity Baptist Church in Harker Heights is hosting an informational meeting for Family Promise, a ministry to help homeless families at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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Sign up for a library card during September
Posted: September 05, 2014

September is library card sign-up month. Sign up for a library card and find out what the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library has to offer.

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Friday 08/29/2014
Body image classes start at Heritage Park Fitness
Posted: August 29, 2014

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but for many women, the modern image of beauty, set by fashion and the media, is impossible to meet.

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Variety of programs for all ages at Heights library
Posted: August 29, 2014

With school underway, the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library is continuing activities and programs for every age and interest. Many are science-based or science-related to support science, technology, engineering, and math.

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Sales rep aiming for advancement
Posted: August 29, 2014

Heston Renick, 28, is a sales representative at Verizon in Harker Heights.

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News briefs
Posted: August 29, 2014

Puppypalooza on Sept. 6

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Community calendar
Posted: August 29, 2014

Today | 29

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American Legion adds extra day for Labor Day festivities
Posted: August 29, 2014

The community is invited to participate in a family-friendly two-day event to celebrate Labor Day, organizers said.

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Friday 08/22/2014
British soccer coaches teach players fundamentals of game
Posted: August 22, 2014

About 200 children from Central Texas participated in the Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp this week at the Summit Soccer Complex in Harker Heights.

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Library gives children lesson in financial literacy
Posted: August 22, 2014

Library director Lisa Youngblood gathered with children at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library last week to talk about money.

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Man loves to help others
Posted: August 22, 2014

Darryl Leonard, 26, is the assistant store manager at Five Guys in Harker Heights. He is also the CEO of Made of Gold Music.

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Hosting British coach brings culture into home
Posted: August 22, 2014

For four years, my kids have participated in the Challenger Sports British Soccer camp in Harker Heights. The first year my kids were in the camp, they were very young. They had such a fun week.

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Heights library switches gears as school starts
Posted: August 22, 2014

Switch gears from summer to school at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library.

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Churches plan back-to-school prayer service Sunday evening
Posted: August 22, 2014

With the start of school Monday, residents are invited to pray for all who enter the school buildings this year, organizers of an annual prayer service said.

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Dogs help us get back in routine
Posted: August 22, 2014

August heat means one thing around here, back to school and routines that we’ve been lax on for the better part of two months.

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Community calendar
Posted: August 22, 2014

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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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Rotarians learn ins and outs of Fort Hood’s OTC
Posted: August 15, 2014

Brig. Gen. Scott Spellmon, commander of U.S. Army Operational Test Command at Fort Hood, spoke to the members of the Harker Heights Rotary Club at their morning breakfast Aug. 7 at the St. Paul Hasong Catholic Church Parish Hall.

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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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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

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Sunday 07/27/2014
Heights library patrons celebrate 75 years of Batman
Posted: July 27, 2014

HARKER HEIGHTS — It wasn’t a hard decision for Lisa Youngblood and the rest of the Stewart C. Meyer library staff. After all, it’s Batman’s birthday — so to speak.

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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

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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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