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Friday 11/21/2014
Expectant mother loves Heights life
Posted: November 21, 2014

Christina Davila-Madrid, 22, work at Razzoo’s Cajun Cafe in Harker Heights and is expecting her first child.

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Heights band boosters orchestrate fundraiser
Posted: November 21, 2014

Banding together to support a program their students love, Harker Heights High School Red Brigade Band Boosters held its second annual Band on the Run fundraiser Saturday.

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Think about things you’re thankful for
Posted: November 21, 2014

If you spend any time at all on social media, you’ll know we’re bombarded with 30 days of thankfulness every November. I’ve often wondered why this isn’t a 365 thing.

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Killeen ISD third-graders get dictionaries
Posted: November 21, 2014

Drawing on their interest and background in history, education and service, a local couple began a new mission of educational service.

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Thanksgiving events at library
Posted: November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving is upon us, and the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library will be closed Thursday and Friday.

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Community Calendar
Posted: November 21, 2014

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Volunteers needed to help fluff wreaths
Posted: November 21, 2014

Volunteers are needed to help prepare and fluff wreaths for this year’s annual wreath project at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.

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Briefs
Posted: November 21, 2014

Motorcycle club collecting Thanksgiving items

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Friday 11/14/2014
Heights campfire smokes out locals for outdoor activities
Posted: November 14, 2014

Crackling fires, crisp outdoor air and camping brought more than 30 individuals to the city’s second family campout Nov. 7-8 at Dana Peak Park.

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About 450 student-leaders gather at Heights HS
Posted: November 14, 2014

A gathering of high school and middle school leaders from a wide swath of Central Texas gathered at Harker Heights High School on Wednesday to share ideas and get to know each other.

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Locals celebrate 25 years of senior program
Posted: November 14, 2014

The 100 Harker Heights residents, ages 55 and older, who attended the 25th anniversary celebration of the Senior Recreation Program on Nov. 6 had plenty of activities to participate in.

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Early literacy important for future
Posted: November 14, 2014

Literacy is important for a child’s educational success, and the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library promotes early literacy next week. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, there will be programs, and displays.

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Community Calendar
Posted: November 14, 2014

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Friday 11/07/2014
Footman receives city’s annual outstanding citizen award
Posted: November 07, 2014

John Footman is still in shock but honored to receive this year’s Linda Neault Outstanding Citizen Award during the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce’s 26th annual banquet.

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HHPD Blue Santa Program always accepting bike donations for children
Posted: November 07, 2014

As Christmas lists are being written, Harker Heights’ Blue Santa Program is getting into gear to make Christmas wishes come true this year.

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Community calendar: Nov. 7-13
Posted: November 07, 2014

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Library celebrating National Novel Writing Month
Posted: November 07, 2014

Stories are cropping up at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library this month.

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Heights to host veteran observance Monday
Posted: November 07, 2014

Harker Heights and the Harker Heights Veterans’ Council’s invites the public to celebrate the city’s veterans ceremony 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday.

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Friday 10/31/2014
Students bring fairy tales to life
Posted: October 31, 2014

Witches, princesses and candy-coated houses filled the halls of Harker Heights High School on Wednesday as students hosted the third annual Fairy Tale Day, welcoming seven elementary schools.

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Spooky science and family fun
Posted: October 31, 2014

Halloween is both fun and educational at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library. Children and their parents gathered for a spooky Halloween-themed science lesson.

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Cavazos Elementary fundraisers benefit playground
Posted: October 31, 2014

NOLANVILLE — The PTO at Cavazos Elementary School is holding two events in November to raise money for playground equipment.

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Engineering degree in man’s future
Posted: October 31, 2014

Carlos Martin, 31, hails from Puerto Rico and now lives in Killeen.

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High schoolers sign pledge to be drug-free
Posted: October 31, 2014

In honor of Red Ribbon Week, the Harker Heights High School Crime Stoppers invited the entire student body to pledge a drug-free lifestyle during lunchtime Wednesday.

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Book sale and authors at library Saturday
Posted: October 31, 2014

This Saturday morning is all about books and authors at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library.

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Friday 10/24/2014
Volunteers bag Halloween treats at Activities Center
Posted: October 24, 2014

It was like a scene from “Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory” at the Harker Heights Activities Center on Tuesday, where volunteers assembled hundreds of candy bags to give out on Halloween.

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Firefighters to participate in 1,000 rep challenge
Posted: October 24, 2014

Elite athletes will sweat through 100 pull ups, 200 shoulder presses, 300 pushups, and 400 deadlights for a combined 1,000 reps followed by a 5k run Nov. 8 for Heritage Park Fitness’ second 1,000 Rep Challenge.

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Fall festival livens Family Fun Night
Posted: October 24, 2014

Fall is in the air everywhere, including the Harker Heights Library.

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Woman enjoys needle point, cross stitch
Posted: October 24, 2014

Valerie Coleman, 61, works at Sam’s Club in Harker Heights.

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Busy week of activities at the Harker Heights library
Posted: October 24, 2014

From Halloween fun to meeting local authors and a book sale it’s a busy week at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library.

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Friday 10/17/2014
‘Superb Squash’ class offers tips for local cooks
Posted: October 17, 2014

A dozen local gourmet cooks, curious chefs and their ardent followers stepped away from their stovetops, pantries and breakfast nooks Monday night and listened attentively to Kathe Kitchens, Kim Berg and Shaun Kitchens, owners of Bestemor Herb Farm.

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Mountain View Elementary fall carnival today
Posted: October 17, 2014

Fall is in the air and pumpkins are everywhere.

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Rotary Clubs’ annual Monster Dash changes location
Posted: October 17, 2014

Area Rotary Clubs are uniting again to host the sixth annual Monster Dash that raises funds for local youth orientated projects Oct. 25.

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Woman likes living in Heights
Posted: October 17, 2014

Anne-Marie Bruner, 46, is the office manager at Powerprint Tees.

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Class offers tips on Wi-Fi
Posted: October 17, 2014

Marie Martch drove from Belton to learn about cyber security.

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Halloween treats in store at library
Posted: October 17, 2014

Halloween fun is in store at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library. Kids can show off their costumes, enjoy a puppet show and a Monster Mash Dance Party at the library’s Children’s Halloween Party from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25. It includes a costume contest, games and refreshments.

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Community Calendar: Oct. 17-23
Posted: October 17, 2014

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Friday 10/10/2014
Home-schoolers get core program
Posted: October 10, 2014

Children attending the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library’s weekly home-school program had food for thought and information to chew on as they learned about apples Wednesday.

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First Knight gives students lessons about good character
Posted: October 10, 2014

Just as the knighting orientation wrapped up with students trying on helmets and armor, a fight broke out on the cafeteria stage.

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Barbershop singers compete this weekend
Posted: October 10, 2014

Eighteen men from the Central Texas area who sing barbershop music as a hobby left on a road trip Friday to the Metroplex to compete in the annual Southwest District Barbershop Quartet and Chorus Competition.

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Festive fall, Halloween activities planned at library
Posted: October 10, 2014

Food, history and spooky tales can be found at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library.

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Library urges cyber awareness
Posted: October 10, 2014

Viruses, and Botnets, and Worms, oh my. October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and Gary Bates, Information Technology director for the city of Harker Heights, provided the information for the first weekly class Oct. 2.

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Friday 10/03/2014
Bands put on extravagant show
Posted: October 03, 2014

KILLEEN — More than 600 students from 11 middle schools in Killeen, Harker Heights and Fort Hood played their hearts out at the 12th annual Middle School Band Extravaganza on Saturday at Leo Buckley Stadium.

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Skipcha Elementary students learning to play piano
Posted: October 03, 2014

The second-graders’ faces lit up as the sounds of the piano keys traveled through their headphones to their ears.

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Date Knight at Chick-fil-A
Posted: October 03, 2014

The Chick-fil-A in Market Heights looked like a medieval castle Saturday night as the restaurant hosted a Mother/Son Date Knight.

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Many fall activities at Heights library
Posted: October 03, 2014

Fall into reading with the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library.

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Ramos proud to be in America
Posted: October 03, 2014

Vicente Ramos, 64, lives in Harker Heights and works in Killeen.

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Monday 09/29/2014
Heights library features year-round family friendly activities
Posted: September 29, 2014

During Safety Day at Harker Heights Community Park recently, mother Kristine Dillion told me she brought her children to the park because they’re always looking for local, family-friendly activities.

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Friday 09/26/2014
Sewing machine revolutionized quilting industry
Posted: September 26, 2014

Quilters would still be piecing their quilts by hand if it wasn’t for the invention of the sewing machine.

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Social, supplemental program at library draws area home-schooled children
Posted: September 26, 2014

For area residents opting to home-school their children reasons why vary, but each Wednesday they have the opportunity to share a common thread together at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library.

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Pirate-themed party at Heights library
Posted: September 26, 2014

The Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library celebrated International Talk Like A Pirate Day last week. Children and parents gathered in the children’s storytime room and pretended to be pirates while listening to pirate-themed stories.

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Sign up now for Superhero Adaptive Soccer
Posted: September 26, 2014

The city of Harker Heights and Lonestar Soccer Club are teaming up to bring out the soccer star in differently abled athletes within the Central Texas community. Superhero Adaptive Soccer registration is open now through Oct. 3.

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New resident likes friendly community
Posted: September 26, 2014

Nebraska native Erica Meeks, 20, now calls Texas her home.

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Young musicians to band together for annual musical extravaganza
Posted: September 26, 2014

Young musicians will band together to showcase their talents for the Harker Heights High School’s annual Middle School Extravaganza on Saturday, organizers said.

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Friday 09/19/2014
Frida Kahlo photography exhibit opens at Bell County Museum
Posted: September 19, 2014

BELTON — Bell County residents got an intimate look at Mexico’s most prolific and well-known female artist, through the photographic lens of her longtime friend and paramour, Nickolas Muray. 

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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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