Aycock withdraws from mayor race

Former Mayor Mike Aycock withdrew his application Feb. 28 and is no longer running in the May 10 election. However, two other candidates will be on the ballot.

Current Mayor Rob Robinson, 71, and Oscar Dominguez, 56, filed paperwork to run.

Council members voted Feb. 25 to name Hal Schiffman the new mayor pro tem. He will serve in that position until the May 10 election.

At the first meeting following the election, the council will elect a mayor pro tem to serve a one-year term.

Vying for vacant seat 4 are John Reider and David Brown.

Importance of the honeybee next topic for Gardeners Education class

The topic for this month’s Gardeners Education series is the “Importance of the Honeybee,” presented by Steve Hoskins, owner of the Bee Kind Honey Farm. The free class is from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Harker Heights Activities Center, 400 Indian Trail.

There will be informational handouts to take home. No registration is needed. Call 254-953-5466 or email smylcraine@ci.haker-heights.tx.us.

Heritage Park delivers donations to Operation Kid Comfort

Throughout the holiday season, Heritage Park Fitness sold punchcards to those who wanted to try the gym before joining. The gym donated $1,600 on Wednesday to Operation Kid Comfort, an organization that has volunteers make personalized blankets and pillowcases for children who’s parents are deployed.

Gym owner helps troubled youth

Mike Sheppard, owner of Heritage Park Fitness, helped the youth in the Bell County Juvenile Detention Center on Wednesday to find a healthy outlet for anger and frustration. The kids who are in the center have found their way there through unhealthy and illegal habits that could lead to continued problems in their adulthood.

Sheppard’s story is similar. Although he never landed in trouble with the law, it led him to find his passion: working out and bodybuilding.

Contact Vanessa Lynch at vlynch@kdhnews.com or 254-501-7567.

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