City council cancels regular meeting

The Harker Heights City Council cancelled their regular meeting Tuesday due to a light agenda, according to City Manager Steve Carpenter.

“We only had about two items on the agenda, and nothing that was pressing. So we decided to cancel it and just take care of them next time,” he said.

The next regular meeting will be at 5 p.m. Nov. 13 at City Hall. The Council also meets for workshops at 3 p.m. every first and third Tuesday of the month.

Art fair in Salado

Dozens of artists and artisans will line Pace Park in Salado Saturday and Sunday for the 46th annual Art Fair. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 and children 12 and under get in free.

Artists’ receptions at Salado Wine Seller and the Public Arts League of Salado kick off the fair tonight.

The Salado Wine Seller gallery will be filled with selected art for the juried art show “Uncorked” from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight at 841 N. Main St.

Next door at the Public Arts League of Salado, an artists and art patrons reception with refreshments and a viewing of a film on the installation of the largest outdoor sculpture project in America will take place, also from 5 to 8 p.m.

For more information about the art fair, go to or call (254) 947-5040.

Fall festivals and Halloween events

Library Party

Classic scary movies will be shown in a “Black and White Festival” from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Harker Heights Public Library, 400 Indian Trail. A children’s Halloween party with indoor trick-or-treating, crafts, games and a live-action mystery will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the library. Costumes are encouraged. For more information, call the library at (254) 699-5008.

Haunted House

The Central Bell County Fire and Rescue Volunteer Fire Department will host a “haunted house” featuring trick-or-treating, games, food and a bounce house from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Nolanville Fire Station, 100 N. Main St. Admission is $5. For more information, call the fire station at (254) 698-6891.

Fall Festival

Trinity Baptist Church will have its annual fall festival with games, food and a cake walk from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot at 403. E. F.M. 2410, Harker Heights. Costumes are allowed and admission is free to everyone in the community. Guests are asked to bring a canned-food item to be donated to the Harker Heights Food Care Center. Baskets of goodies will be sold in a silent auction, with proceeds going to the food care center. For more information, call the church at (254) 699-0529.

Halloween Hoopla

The City of Harker Heights is sponsoring the 7th Annual Halloween Hoopla, a free alternative to traditional trick-or-treating, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Carl Levin Park, 400 Miller’s Crossing. Families are encouraged to dress in costumes and bring their cameras for the multiple photo opportunities that will be available. Wagon rides and a “ghost hunt” for toddlers ages 2 to 4 are joining the Hoopla lineup this year, which also includes inflatables, games and lots of candy. Concessions will also be available for purchase. If the weather is bad, the Hoopla will be moved to the Recreation Center. For more information, call (254) 953-5465.

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