Now that spring has sprung in Central Texas, it’s time to declutter and cities are helping residents freshen things up.

The Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department will host its second annual “The Great Spring Clean” from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday.

The Great Spring Clean was created last year as an Earth Day activity and an opportunity to clean up the newly acquired Comanche Gap Park property, according to Heather Cox, activities coordinator.

“Over 30 volunteers logged 120 hours of volunteer service to help clean up the future historical park,” she said. “The cleanup was such a success the Parks and Recreation Department decided to make it a yearly initiative to beautify the city.”

This year, Cox said organizations and individuals can sign up to clean up a park or street in Harker Heights. Each organization or individual will be provided with gloves and trash bags.

“The city is hoping to have a great turnout of civic organizations, businesses and individuals to help spruce up the city.”

Call 254-953-5493 or

Nolanville will hold its spring clean-up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 15-19. Residents must bring their trash and place it inside the containers at the old Nolanville landfill on Farm-to-Market 2410. Proof of residency is required with a utility bill, and a photo ID must be presented.

Contact Vanessa Lynch at or 254-501-7567.

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