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Friday 07/22/2016
Game show teaches kids financial literacy
Posted: July 22, 2016

Children in attendance at the Harker Heights Library’s “Is the Price Right?” game show night last Thursday may have been learning about the value of money as they participated in the program’s activities, but they barely noticed — they were having too much fun.

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Area performer wishes Heights had a mall
Posted: July 22, 2016

Jokia Williams, 28, performs in Harker Heights and other areas, and lives in Killeen.

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Friday 07/15/2016
Fitness center fundraiser benefits Red Cross
Posted: July 15, 2016

A fundraiser sponsored by Anytime Fitness in Harker Heights on Saturday attracted more than 40 residents, vendors and clientele of the new gym.

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Soldier enjoys giving back to community
Posted: July 15, 2016

Ronnie Russell, 40, lives in Killeen and is CEO of Texas Black Pages, serving Harker Heights and other Texas cities.

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Nolanville church celebrates Christmas in July
Posted: July 15, 2016

Christmas was celebrated in July for the third year in a row Saturday at the Nolanville First United Methodist Church.

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Professional magician Todd McKinney brings show to Heights library
Posted: July 15, 2016

Say goodbye to the same old boring card tricks, coin tricks and rope tricks. None of that was in Todd McKinney’s Marvelous Magic Show on Wednesday.

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Friday 07/08/2016
CTC Enactus team seeks applications for small-business project
Posted: July 08, 2016

The Central Texas College Enactus team is looking to assist a struggling small business and is accepting applications for its Step Up for Small Business Project. The program is designed to strengthen the foundation of a troubled business to improve its practices for long-term success and sustainability.

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Business owner finds peace in cleaning
Posted: July 08, 2016

Yomi Hardison, 43, lives in Killeen, works in Harker Heights

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Friday 07/08/2016
Heights library visitors all abuzz about bees
Posted: July 08, 2016

Kim Lehman is no stranger to honeybees or sharing with children and adults. She is a storyteller, musician and beekeeper and even talks with smaller groups about the science of honeybees. In those classes, participants get to look at honeybees through microscopes and learn the mystical story of honey production.

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Heights library hosts kids’ version of ‘Price is Right’ TV game show
Posted: July 08, 2016

“Come on down,” shouted Lisa Youngblood, library director, to a room filled with more than 120 excited children at “Is the Price Right?” free event Wednesday at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library.

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Friday 07/01/2016
Local woman started her business for her children
Posted: July 01, 2016

Sonoma Marion, 32, lives in Killeen, is a vendor at the Harker Heights Farmers Market in Harker Heights with SMarion.

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Actor makes magic with Houdini portrayal
Posted: July 01, 2016

Always a crowd favorite, actor Duffy Hudson returned in his one-man show on the life of the great magician and escape artist, Harry Houdini at the to the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library on June 24.

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CTC offers special planetarium shows July 4
Posted: July 01, 2016

The Mayborn Science Theater, located on the campus of Central Texas College, will open at 4 p.m. Monday with a full schedule of full-dome and laser light shows.

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Award-winning singer/songwriter Joe McDermott entertains large crowd
Posted: July 01, 2016

Award-winning singer and songwriter Joe McDermott took center stage at the Harker Heights Public Library / Activities Center last Wednesday and entertained more than 130 children plus 40 adults.

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Friday 06/24/2016
Heights JROTC cadets learn skills, taste military life at Fort Hood
Posted: June 24, 2016

FORT HOOD – High school students from eight Texas high schools, including Harker Heights High, learned leadership skills and tasted military life last week during the Phantom Warrior Junior Cadet Leadership Challenge at Fort Hood.

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Local woman dreams of own business
Posted: June 24, 2016

Michelle Williams, 35, lives in Killeen, helps people with computer issues in Harker Heights and surrounding areas.

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Archaeologist gives talk at Heights library
Posted: June 24, 2016

Julia Ramsey, 13, loves to play in the dirt, but to her, it’s a classroom where she can discover treasures centuries old.

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Central Texas College to offer College for Kids classes in July
Posted: June 24, 2016

The Central Texas College Continuing Education department has opened registration for its College for Kids classes to be offered in July.

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Friday 06/17/2016
Heights students have key roles in KISD’s musical ‘The Lion King’
Posted: June 17, 2016

This year’s Killeen ISD summer musical, “The Lion King,” is set for show times at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23 and Friday, June 24 at the Killeen High School auditorium.

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Class offers tips for defeating fire ants
Posted: June 17, 2016

Warm weather mixed with rain is fire ant season, bringing the ants above ground, where they build dirt mounds.

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Local woman works 2 jobs while at CTC
Posted: June 17, 2016

Elexus Williams, 21, lives in Harker Heights and works at JC Penney and Wal-Mart in Killeen

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Heights player, coach serve local communities
Posted: June 17, 2016

TEMPLE — Some high school coaches and athletes considered it a privilege to mix their competitive, athletic nature with a chance to serve the community and exercise Christian values.

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Friday 06/10/2016
8 KISD elementary libraries, mobile unit reaching out to children
Posted: June 10, 2016

Mixing summer reading with technology and play, eight Killeen ISD elementary libraries are reaching out this month to children and their family members.

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Local woman enjoys making people over
Posted: June 10, 2016

Latoya Thomas. 33, lives in Copperas Cove and works in Harker Heights doing two of her businesses, Landi Mari Jewelry and Accessories and Lay You Out Image Consulting.

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Library kicks off Monday Game Time event
Posted: June 10, 2016

Monday Game Time has begun at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library.

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Students pack library for end-of-school party
Posted: June 10, 2016

More than 175 Eastern Hills Middle School students turned up the level on fun at the annual End of School Year event at Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library and Activity Center on June 2.

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Friday 06/03/2016
Student’s favorite sport is baseball
Posted: June 03, 2016

Easton Culp, 11, lives in Harker Heights and attends Union Grove Middle School in Harker Heights.

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Cavazos Elementary teacher takes Lemonade Day honors
Posted: June 03, 2016

NOLANVILLE — Cavazos Elementary School third-grade teacher LaShundamarie Reeves is teacher of the year for the community Lemonade Day entrepreneurship program.

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Heights students use their eye for design
Posted: June 03, 2016

Looking for ideas to spruce up a drab office space, the principal of Meadows Elementary School sought out some talented designers.

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Memorial Day crowd has fun in, out of water at Carl Levin Park
Posted: June 03, 2016

Good things happened in and out of the water at Carl Levin Park on Memorial Day weekend. The outdoor swimming pool opened on Saturday, drawing swimmers, floaters and sun worshipers of all ages to the pool.

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Friday 05/27/2016
Restaurant owner loves giving back
Posted: May 27, 2016

Halo Bradshaw, 40, lives in Nolanville and works at Chaos with a Vue in Harker Heights.

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Mayborn Science Theater schedules Memorial Day matinees
Posted: May 27, 2016

The Mayborn Science Theater is open Monday for three afternoon Memorial Day matinee shows.

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Heights swimmers tackle rookie triathlon
Posted: May 27, 2016

Looking to strengthen their off-season workout, a large group of Harker Heights High School swim team members took on a triathlon.

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Mother-daughter team operating new restaurant in Heights
Posted: May 27, 2016

Contrary to its unusual name, Chaos with a Vue is a relaxed, cozy and friendly neighborhood-type small bar and restaurant that serves a diverse menu of seafood and pasta.

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Friday 05/20/2016
It’s OK to have a favorite pet; just love the other ones, too
Posted: May 20, 2016

I am emotionally invested in all of our pets, which should come as no shock to anyone who knows me or reads my columns.

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Local social worker loves to paint
Posted: May 20, 2016

Mary Cannon, 43, works at New Centre Hospice in Harker Heights and lives in Killeen.

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36 Heights, Nolanville, Belton residents among CTC grads
Posted: May 20, 2016

Central Texas College held its spring commencement ceremony today at the Bell County Expo Center. More than 450 graduates received associate degrees in science, arts, applied science as well as certificates of completion. Keynote speaker for the event was Belle Wheelan, Ph.D. and president of CTC’s accrediting body — the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Graduates also heard welcoming remarks from Brig. Gen. Rodney Fogg, commander of the 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command at Fort Hood.

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Junior Ambassador earns top class rank
Posted: May 20, 2016

Seun Fashina, president of the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce Junior Ambassadors, has been selected as the valedictorian of Harker Heights High School, according to Gina Pence, president and CEO for the chamber.

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Heights library schedules reading program, related activities this summer
Posted: May 20, 2016

Get in the game and read this summer. Participate in the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library summer reading program through the summer reading club and with the related special programs and activities scheduled during the entire summer. Visit the library website at www.ci.harker-heights.tx.usor call 254-953-5491 for information.

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Skipcha team places first in KISD Elementary Science Olympiad
Posted: May 20, 2016

In celebration of discovery, exploration and everything that makes science a blast, 28 teams from Killeen ISD elementary schools competed Saturday in the district’s fifth annual Elementary Science Olympiad.

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Friday 05/13/2016
Credit union staffer likes city’s growth
Posted: May 13, 2016

Lita Miller, 48, member service officer at A-plus Federal Credit Union in Harker Heights, lives in Nolanville.

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‘Tree Lady’ gives tips on native species
Posted: May 13, 2016

Think of the your tree as a lifetime investment. How well it grows depends on the type of tree and location you select.

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Eddie Oliver receives annual award at Comanche Gap event
Posted: May 13, 2016

Surrounded by the historic woods of Comanche Gap on the edge of Dana Peak Park, a group of about two dozen men gathered beneath a wooden pavilion as the smell of brisket floated on the breeze.

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14 Heights residents among latest UMHB graduating class
Posted: May 13, 2016

BELTON – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor spring Commencement was held on Saturday, in Crusader Stadium.

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Friday 05/06/2016
Business owner enjoys helping out
Posted: May 06, 2016

Will Wright, 38, lives in Harker Heights and works in Killeen at Financial Professionals.

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Heights library book sale brings in $1,500
Posted: May 06, 2016

The Friends of the Harker Heights Public Library held a book sale Saturday at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library and Activities Center to raise funds for various children’s programs.

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Community benefits from Lemonade Day in many ways
Posted: May 06, 2016

The only way to improve a cold glass of lemonade is to have a Lemonade Day.

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Combined Heights High orchestras lead ‘Spring Fling’ concert
Posted: May 06, 2016

BELTON — The combined Harker Heights High School orchestras occupied the center of the Bell County Expo Center floor, with beginning and intermediate middle school orchestras on either side Saturday for the school district’s first-ever “Spring Fling.”

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Cavazos Elementary again hosts Exceptional Family Night
Posted: May 06, 2016

NOLANVILLE — Combining learning and fun for families with exceptional students, Cavazos Elementary School continued a tradition aimed at special education students.

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Heights library schedules special events for writers, ‘Star Wars’ fans
Posted: May 06, 2016

Two special events, one for writers and one for Star Wars fans, are scheduled this weekend at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library. These are examples of how the library serves the community, which is the heart of the library’s mission.

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Friday 04/29/2016
Longtime Harker Heights Vet Center service officer retiring; party planned
Posted: April 29, 2016

Willie Browning, a retired Army captain, is retiring after many years of work in the veteran community as a volunteer Veterans Service Officer in Harker Heights.

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Book sale, ‘Star Wars’-themed events planned at Heights library this week
Posted: April 29, 2016

Begin the weekend with a book sale at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library, and end the week with a space-themed party.

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Local Realtor likes to help people
Posted: April 29, 2016

Jesse Lee Myles III, 41, lives in Harker Heights and works as a Realtor for Keller Williams Realty.

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Submitting IRS return online proved to be quite taxing
Posted: April 29, 2016

My daughter, Madie,, has urged me for years to submit my tax return online,

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KISD to offer orchestra concert Saturday
Posted: April 29, 2016

The Killeen ISD fine arts department is inviting the public to a free concert at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Bell County Expo Center to see its three middle school orchestras and high school orchestra perform together.

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CTC Student Art Show to conclude next week on campus
Posted: April 29, 2016

The CTC Student Art Show is in its final week at the CTC campus.

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More than 100 attend Heights art school’s grand opening event
Posted: April 29, 2016

Oak trees surround a light gray, two-story Victorian-style home on about an acre of land, creating a shad playground for kids to climb on the branches.

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Friday 04/22/2016
Friends of the Library Book Sale coming up April 30 at Heights library
Posted: April 22, 2016

The Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library makes extracurricular learning fun with age-appropriate and interest-sustaining programs.

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