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Friday 02/24/2017
Personal trainer would like to see Heights mall
Posted: February 24, 2017

Jenny Slattery, 25, personal trainer and membership services at YMCA Wellness Center in Harker Heights, lives in Killeen.

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Eastern Hills MS students sing, act, read poetry, during Feb. 17 program
Posted: February 24, 2017

During a Black History Month celebration last Friday, Eastern Hills Middle School students made it clear “this is about all of us.”

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Registration underway for CTC spring II classes
Posted: February 24, 2017

Central Texas College announced registration for spring II semester classes is now open for courses at its central and Fort Hood campuses. The eight-week session runs March 20-May 13.

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Thursday 02/23/2017
14th Visual Art Show will debut Monday
Posted: February 23, 2017

The public will get its annual look at the artistic talents of local students during the 14th annual Killeen Independent School District Visual Art Show, which runs from Monday through Saturday, March 4.

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Friday 02/17/2017
KISD schools put focus on safety
Posted: February 17, 2017

Harker Heights and Nolanville campuses were among the schools across the Killeen Independent School District that took part in Safety Week activities last week.

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Five HHHS students among 15 from KISD to advance to state contest
Posted: February 17, 2017

For the second year, KISD and Harker Heights High School last weekend hosted the regional Visual Art Scholastic Event, drawing more than 1,200 participants from 37 school districts.

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Breast cancer survivor has giving heart
Posted: February 17, 2017

Jamaica Mitchell, 41, works as a volunteer in Harker Heights and lives in Kempner.

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Priori wins CTC nursing faculty’s DAISY Award
Posted: February 17, 2017

The Central Texas College Nursing department recently presented its annual DAISY Faculty Award to Gerardo Priori, adjunct professor in the skills and simulation lab.

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Friday 02/10/2017
Harker Heights Public Library offers several new offerings for book lovers
Posted: February 10, 2017

It is easy to fall in love with reading at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library, and not just because Valentine’s Day is next week.

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AARP free tax service draws crowd
Posted: February 10, 2017

More than 40 people showed up on Feb. 4 for the start of the free tax service at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library and Activities Center.

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Skipcha students’ bowls to be sold at auction to benefit food center
Posted: February 10, 2017

From learning to sculpt to raising funds for a local food pantry, the good causes are numerous for a Skipcha Elementary School student council event coming up.

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BBB offers tips on filing taxes, avoiding fraud
Posted: February 10, 2017

While all working citizens should have had their W-2 form delivered by now, it’s important for taxpayers to take time and use caution when selecting a tax preparer you can trust.

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Financial coach enjoys helping others
Posted: February 10, 2017

Nicole “Niccisaye” Redmond, 37, lives in Killeen and works in Harker Heights.

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Friday 02/03/2017
Central Texas College hires deputy chancellor
Posted: February 03, 2017

Central Texas College this week announced the hiring of Robin Garrett as the school’s new deputy chancellor — academic and student services.

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7-year-old Case Hodge hosts reading of his book at Barnes & Noble
Posted: February 03, 2017

Fans of Case Hodge, a local author, joined him for a reading of his book, “The Bear Tale,” Saturday afternoon at the Barnes & Noble store in Harker Heights.

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4 HHHS students make All-State Choir
Posted: February 03, 2017

Killeen ISD high school choir students recently earned six spots in the Texas All-State Choir, the most to make the state’s top scholastic choir in 12 years.

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Retired soldier teaches others how to achieve stable finances
Posted: February 03, 2017

Jeanette Brown, 48, lives in Killeen works at Primerica in Harker Heights

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Friday 01/27/2017
Harker Heights Rotary Club to honor first responders at luncheon Thursday
Posted: January 27, 2017

The Harker Heights Rotary Club will honor first responders at its annual Foundation Leadership Luncheon scheduled for Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Shiloh Inn in Killeen.

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Retiree likes giving back by volunteering
Posted: January 27, 2017

Retired soldier and Educator enjoys giving back by volunteering.

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HHFD makes $4,329 donation to MDA
Posted: January 27, 2017

The Harker Heights Fire Department donated $4,329 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association from funds collected through its “Fill the Boot” program.

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Heights library celebrates author’s 208th birthday with cake, fun
Posted: January 27, 2017

It is no mystery about the popularity of Edgar Allan Poe. From “The Tell-Tale Heart” to “The Raven,” Poe’s creepy tales pioneered the modern-day detective story and launched the science-fiction genre.

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Friday 01/20/2017
Texas parks’ First Day Hikes break records
Posted: January 20, 2017

AUSTIN — Nearly 4,000 park visitors statewide walked, biked, swam and paddled their way into 2017 on New Year’s Day as part of Texas State Parks’ annual First Day Hikes events.

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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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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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