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Friday 01/20/2017
Beautician loves doing people’s hair
Posted: January 20, 2017

Candice Na’Cole Douglas, 29, lives in Harker Heights, works at Studio 13 Salon and Boutique in Killeen.

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Working to construct a good time
Posted: January 20, 2017

The theme for the Family Fun Night at the Stewart C. Meyer Library in Harker Heights was Building With Legos and Magno Tiles on Jan. 12.

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Players gather for challenging games of pinochle at Heights Activity Center
Posted: January 20, 2017

Mimi Sanders, 90, studied the cards in her hand, lightly fingering the edges. Both her card-shark gaze and mind never rested as she shifted focus from the cards to other players.

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Friday 01/13/2017
Heights pastor hoping to make a difference
Posted: January 13, 2017

A local pastor, Philemon Brown of Harker Heights Community Church, is seeking support from fellow clergy for a new initiative to help change the behavior of some students.

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Photographer moved to area to share talents
Posted: January 13, 2017

Danny Thompson, 50. lives in Killeen, is owner of Picturemandanny in Harker Heights.

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KNCT-TV to offer new PBS Kids 24/7 channel
Posted: January 13, 2017

Public television station KNCT, based at Central Texas College in Killeen, announced this week it will begin broadcasting a new children’s programming channel this month.

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Seton-sponsored cooking class shows how to whip up healthier treats
Posted: January 13, 2017

Dessert is one of life’s great pleasures. But with their high fat and calorie content, desserts can derail a healthy-conscious eater.

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Friday 01/06/2017
Heights parks supervisor wants city bowling alley
Posted: January 06, 2017

Casey Brazzil, 43, lives in Nolanville and works at the Harker Heights Recreation Center.

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Friday 01/06/2017
Heights library’s Science Club gets kids into gear with LEGO robotics
Posted: January 06, 2017

A handful of children focused intently on computers in front of them during the library’s weekly Science Club meeting Dec. 28.

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Saying goodbye to 2016 — a day early
Posted: January 06, 2017

The Children’s Section of the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library was filled with a flurry of activity the evening of Dec. 29 as a small group of six to seven families gathered for an early New Year’s Eve party.

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Friday 12/30/2016
Library marks holiday with stories, songs
Posted: December 30, 2016

Several families took a break from decking the halls Dec. 22 to enjoy some down time at the Harker Heights Public Library in the form of stories and songs.

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Heights auto shop owners conduct free class on car maintenance, repair
Posted: December 30, 2016

Robert Kitchenmaster, co-owner of Kwik Kar Lube and Tune, and assistant manager Kadri Ng, hosted the first Kwik Kar Care Class for women and young adults Dec. 15 at their shop on Farm-to-Market 2410 in Harker Heights.

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Local woman came to visit, never left area
Posted: December 30, 2016

Krystal Noel Turner, 28, lives in Killeen, works for a cleaning service and does hair in the area.

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Friday 12/23/2016
New Little Free Library planned in Heights
Posted: December 23, 2016

A new Little Free Library will soon be in use at Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library.

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Former teacher is co-owner of family business
Posted: December 23, 2016

Debra Bearden, 59, lives in Harker Heights, co- owner of Texas Motor Sports Yamaha Motorcycle dealership.

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CTC offers new classes for spring semester
Posted: December 23, 2016

Central Texas College recently announced new additions to its spring semester curriculum, including flexible class formats and new certificate programs. The new opportunities are available with the start of the spring 2017 semester which opens Jan. 17.

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Harker Heights church celebrates season with ‘Baby Boy’ play
Posted: December 23, 2016

The Cathedral of Deliverance and Praise Church of God in Christ celebrated fellowship, family and love at its annual Christmas show “Baby Boy” on Sunday.

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Friday 12/16/2016
HHHS senior makes plans for college
Posted: December 16, 2016

Andres McAdams, 17, attends Harker Heights High School and lives in Killeen.

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Soldiers bring early Christmas to Skipcha
Posted: December 16, 2016

The 48 students called unexpectedly to the school cafeteria had no idea what they were walking into.

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UMHB awards degrees to Heights students
Posted: December 16, 2016

BELTON — The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor fall Commencement was held Dec. 9, in the Bell County Expo Center.

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Heights High School orchestra presents annual Winter Music Concert
Posted: December 16, 2016

The wintery chill outside made it feel like Christmas and the music inside made it sound like it at the Annual Winter Music Concert at Harker Heights High School on Friday.

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Friday 12/09/2016
Heights business owner to offer free car care class for women, young adults
Posted: December 09, 2016

Robert Kitchenmaster is co-owner of Kwik Kar Lube and Tune in Harker Heights and has created a way to reach out to his community.

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Student likes to help others attend college
Posted: December 09, 2016

Arielle Bentley, 22, lives in Killeen, works in Harker Heights at the YMCA Wellness Center as a receptionist.

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HHHS senior named to All-State Jazz Band
Posted: December 09, 2016

A creative student of jazz performance, Harker Heights High School senior Kaden Armendariz earned a spot this fall on the All-State Jazz Band, the first ever for a Killeen ISD school.

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After 50 years, church still hosting annual Lord’s Acre fundraiser
Posted: December 09, 2016

NOLANVILLE — The spirit of Christmas, and the smell of chili, filled the air at the Annual Lord’s Acre Chili Day and Bazaar at Nolanville First United Methodist Church on Saturday.

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Thursday is deadline for annual CIS shoe drive
Posted: December 09, 2016

Thursday is the deadline to donate shoes for high school, middle school and elementary school children registered in the Communities in Schools program in conjunction with CIS’ ninth annual shoe drive.

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Friday 12/02/2016
Cavazos Elementary students try out new educational furniture
Posted: December 02, 2016

NOLANVILLE — The Cavazos Elementary School kindergarten teacher rolls the oversized dice across the long tabletop and the young children identify the number of dots facing up.

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Salado chorus plans Christmas concert
Posted: December 02, 2016

The 50-voice Salado Community Chorus will present its annual Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church in Salado. Admission is free.

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Local CIS worker enjoys community
Posted: December 02, 2016

Carese Grey, 38, works for the Department of Family and Protective Services as a CPS investigator in Killeen, services clients in Harker Heights.

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Mayborn Science Theater sets December shows
Posted: December 02, 2016

The Mayborn Science Theater, located on the campus of Central Texas College, this week announced its show lineup for December. The month includes weekday matinees, a star tour and special matinee shows during the holiday school break.

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Friday 11/25/2016
Local Rotary Club donates 50 new coats to Harker Heights Elementary
Posted: November 25, 2016

Generosity flowed so freely at Harker Heights Elementary School that students received a gift of donated coats even as they boxed canned food to benefit local pantries.

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Nicholas honored as ‘Woman of Distinction’
Posted: November 25, 2016

Harker Heights Mayor Pro Tem Jody Nicholas has received a Women of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts of Central Texas.

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Retired soldier loves to cook
Posted: November 25, 2016

Joe Dennard, 40, works in Harker Heights at Kirklands, lives in Killeen

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Heights parents spend ‘Day in My Shoes’
Posted: November 25, 2016

Learning became a family affair at Union Grove Middle School in Harker Heights on Thursday during Day in My Shoes.

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Friday 11/18/2016
HH business owner enjoys giving back
Posted: November 18, 2016

Drecka Thomas, 28, lives in Killeen and owns a beauty salon in Harker Heights, A Dream by Dree.

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Program to teach good manners, etiquette still in style
Posted: November 18, 2016

While the words “cotillion” and “etiquette” may sound old-fashioned, a new local program is proving that good manners are timeless and will carry children far in life.

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Communities in Schools shoe drive under way
Posted: November 18, 2016

Communities in Schools opened its ninth annual shoe drive this week in hopes of making a few Christmas wishes come true this season for students in need.

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Heights, Nolanville students gather items in pre-holiday food drives
Posted: November 18, 2016

A week before Thanksgiving, generous students throughout the Killeen school district are completing food drives to make sure their neighbors have plenty to eat during the holidays and beyond.

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Friday 11/11/2016
Local woman likes helping area youth
Posted: November 11, 2016

Chiemene Young, 44, lives in Killeen and works at Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop in Harker Heights

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Post commander gives community briefing
Posted: November 11, 2016

KILLEEN — III Corps and Fort Hood commander Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland discussed his recent command post in the Middle East and the current status of the Army during the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce’s Military Relations Council luncheon Friday at Grace Christian Center in Killeen.

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Harker Heights church designated as a ‘Safe Place’ location for children
Posted: November 11, 2016

For anyone, especially a child, it’s terrifying to feel like you have nowhere to go and no one to turn to in a crisis.

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COMPASS Cotillion’s open house set for Monday
Posted: November 11, 2016

COMPASS Cotillion is hosting its inaugural Open House Reception on Monday, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Central Texas Homebuilders Association, 445 E. Central Texas Expressway, in Harker Heights.

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Friday 11/04/2016
Harker Heights resident has a giving heart, likes safety of community
Posted: November 04, 2016

Bianca Terry 20, lives in Harker Heights and works at Rue 21 in Harker Heights

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Community Thanksgiving service set for Nov. 20
Posted: November 04, 2016

For more than 20 years, many of the churches in Harker Heights have gathered together to conduct a community Thanksgiving service.

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Nolanville students use rocks, scooters to learn about solar system
Posted: November 04, 2016

NOLANVILLE — Nolanville Elementary School embraced science last Friday in all its dizzying revolutions, slippery erosions and shiny, chalky rocky surfaces.

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Students get sampling of world cultures
Posted: November 04, 2016

From the drums of Africa to the Nook Shook art of the Arctic Inuit tribes and across the globe, Skipcha Elementary School transformed into a quilt work of cultures.

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Friday 10/28/2016
Cavazos students enjoy outdoor learning
Posted: October 28, 2016

NOLANVILLE — At the edges of the rear parking lot, along the sidewalk encircling Cavazos Elementary School, in the grass, on the playground and all over, students measured, calculated, read and wrote.

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CTC schedules Vocational Skills Center open house
Posted: October 28, 2016

Central Texas College invites the public to an open house of its Vocational Skills Center (Building 118) at the Killeen campus on Saturday. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with many hands-on activities and an up-close look at the CTC Industrial Technology classes.

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Trainer wants Dave & Busters in Heights
Posted: October 28, 2016

Matthew Blake, 28, works as a personal trainer at Anytime Fitness in Harker Heights, lives in Killeen.

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Library welcomes Heights firefighters for Family Night program
Posted: October 28, 2016

There were no flames, but excitement still heated up for children present at the Library’s Fire Prevention Night on Oct. 20.

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Friday 10/21/2016
Annual Heights Chamber banquet is set for Monday
Posted: October 21, 2016

The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce and the city of Harker Heights are hosting the 28th Annual Awards Banquet and Celebration at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

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Middle schoolers work on projects, fundraisers with Kiwanis Club
Posted: October 21, 2016

The Builder’s Club at Eastern Hills Middle School, EHMS, sponsored by the Harker Heights Kiwanis Club, raised $586.25 at the Chipotle Mexican Restaurant Oct. 14, according to sponsor Lisa Burden.

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Craft festival benefits Boys and Girls Clubs
Posted: October 21, 2016

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Texas were the beneficiaries of funds raised by the Oct. 15 Amy’s Attic Craft Festival.

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Friday 10/14/2016
Halloween Hoopla planned in Heights
Posted: October 14, 2016

The City of Harker Heights and Parks & Recreation Department is hosting its 11th annual Halloween Hoopla from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Harker Heights Community Park, 1501 E. Farm-to-Market 2410.

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Retired teachers donate books to students at Nolanville school
Posted: October 14, 2016

NOLANVILLE — A group of retired teachers returned to school last Friday bearing the gift of reading.

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Central Texas College opens registration for spring semester Monday
Posted: October 14, 2016

Central Texas College will open registration online for the spring 2017 semester on Monday.

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Nolanville man enjoys helping youth
Posted: October 14, 2016

Anthony Simmons. 28, lives in Nolanville and works as Boys and Girls Club unit director in Killeen.

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Padawans gather for ‘Star Wars Reads’ program at a library not so far away
Posted: October 14, 2016

Jedi, Darth Vader and Han Solo and other galactic bookworms gathered to celebrate the power of reading at the “Star Wars Reads Program” at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Market Heights on Saturday.

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