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Friday 07/22/2016
President of Wreath Riders speaks to Rotary Club about projects
Posted: July 22, 2016

Lawrence J. “Mack” McCullar, committee member and Rider President of the Wreath Riders, was guest speaker at a recent Harker Heights Rotary Club meeting.

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Heights library shows anime movies to gathered young adult crowd
Posted: July 22, 2016

A small but enthusiastic group of teens converged at the Stewart C. Meyer Public Library on Monday for “Anime Matinee,” two hours of socializing and enjoying their shared passion of anime films.

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Ankle sprains and fractures lead to longstanding Arthritis
Posted: July 22, 2016

Minor injuries start to wear down ankle joint over time, and when the ankle is moved out of alignment briefly during a sprain, it causes friction between the soft ends of the bone.

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Volunteers gather early Saturday for Nolanville cleanup project
Posted: July 22, 2016

NOLANVILLE — Instead of sleeping late, a small but dedicated group of children and adults in Nolanville rolled out of bed around 8 a.m. Saturday to help with a weed-pulling and cleanup project.

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Rotary Club unveils new website
Posted: July 22, 2016

The Harker Heights Rotary Club has unveiled its new website.

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Shelter offers advice on slowing population growth
Posted: July 22, 2016

Along with oppressive heat in the summertime comes misery for many humans. In the world of cats and dogs, there’s just also misery in the overabundance of the furry creatures and their offspring.

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Heights Vision XXI class meets for Local Government Day
Posted: July 22, 2016

The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce Vision XXI 2016 leadership class met July 14 for Local Government Day.

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Friday 07/15/2016
Second Heights camp off more complex robots
Posted: July 15, 2016

The “Robotics II Camp” stirred up some summer fun with drag racers and Ferris wheels at the Stewart C. Meyer Public Library this week.

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Friday 07/15/2016
Heights council considers zoning changes for garden homes
Posted: July 15, 2016

The Harker Heights City Council met Tuesday and considered several zoning designation changes in addition to a request for a preliminary plat approval.

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People with hearing loss deserve our compassion
Posted: July 15, 2016

One of the odd things about modern society is the different amounts of respect that have evolved for different types of disabilities.

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Mandalorian Mercs show off costumes at Heights library
Posted: July 15, 2016

For many fans, creating a character from “Star Wars,” “Harry Potter” or other heroes is more than just a about making a costume. It’s about the freedom to be creative and unique.

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Retired Army chaplain shares details of the job with Kiwanis Club at recent meeting
Posted: July 15, 2016

Retired Army chaplain Bill Phillips presented Army Chaplaincy 101 to the members of the Harker Heights Kiwanis Club on July 5 at their regular weekly meeting.

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Belton opens new bridge over MLK Jr. Avenue
Posted: July 15, 2016

BELTON — More than three decades after the project was first conceived, the Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue bridge over Nolan Creek opened Tuesday afternoon in Belton.

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Superheroes swarm Fun Day in the Park for kids of all ages
Posted: July 15, 2016

Dozens of ‘Superheros’ swarmed Carl Levin Park on Saturday for the annual “Fun Day in the Park,” hosted by the Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department.

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Dedication marks completion of Comanche Gap Road construction
Posted: July 15, 2016

The newly renovated Comanche Gap Road in Harker Heights was already in use, but a crowd of about 120 people took pause on July 8 to hold a ribbon cutting to officially dedicate the completion of the project.

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Friday 07/08/2016
Farmers Market offers Christmas in July decorations
Posted: July 08, 2016

It was business as usual Saturday at the Harker Heights Farmers Market at Seton Hospital as a large turnout of vendors and shoppers came out early to beat another scorching day of hot weather.

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Metroplex wound care center opens its doors to patients
Posted: July 08, 2016

At first glance, the room resembles a scene from a science fiction movie: People lying in cylindrical chambers breathing 100 percent pure oxygen to boost the body’s natural healing process and promote the growth of new blood vessels.

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City employees receive awards, recognition at quarterly event
Posted: July 08, 2016

New and tenured city employees were recognized along with others during Harker Heights’ quarterly employee recognition ceremony June 21.

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Annual banquet honors 100th anniversary of Rotary Foundation
Posted: July 08, 2016

The Harker Heights Rotary Club held its 2016-17 Installation Banquet on June 30 at the Warrior’s Hall Multi-Purpose Room on the campus of Texas A&M University-Central Texas.

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Planetarium director Chavez addresses Heights Rotary Club
Posted: July 08, 2016

Fred Chavez, director of the Planetarium and Outreach Services for the Mayborn Science Theatre at Central Texas College, was guest speaker June 16 at the Harker Heights Rotary Club meeting.

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Eyelid surgery quite common
Posted: July 08, 2016

Eyelid surgery is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic operations. It is done by a wide variety of surgeons across a range of specialties. Patients typically seek to improve the excess skin that hangs over the upper eyelids. The appearance of the upper eyelid is heavily dependent on the position of the eyebrow. One should never be evaluated without simultaneously evaluating the other.

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Friday 07/01/2016
Answering some questions about getting facelifts
Posted: July 01, 2016

The most important point to understand about facelifts and facial aging is that we all age differently and in different ways.

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Fairy tale tea party, castles delight kids at summer library program
Posted: July 01, 2016

Kids and their families were treated to an afternoon of adventure at the Harker Heights Library during Saturday’s “Fairy Tale Tea Party” and “Castles and Catapults” events.

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Community ‘Packs the Pantry’ for the hungry during July
Posted: July 01, 2016

Many people like to donate to local food pantries around the holidays, but few think of another time of increased need — summer.

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Rotary member speaks at recent meeting
Posted: July 01, 2016

Guest speakers come from all walks of life. Representatives of the business community, government, the military, law enforcement and others normally take up a large majority of the meeting time of the Harker Heights Rotary Club that meets at 7 a.m. every Thursday morning.

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Heights city council considers hiring professional auditor for ‘15-’16 fiscal year
Posted: July 01, 2016

The Harker Heights City Council Tuesday considered hiring a professional auditing firm for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, with the council settling on a local firm.

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Solar CenTex opens doors for customer appreciation event
Posted: July 01, 2016

Solar CenTex opened their doors Saturday for a customer appreciation event to celebrate three years of business and lower electric bills for over 150 clients.

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Tuesday 06/28/2016
Kids learn with ‘Science Snippets’ at Harker Heights Library
Posted: June 28, 2016

Children were transformed into junior scientists Wednesday as they participated in the “Science Snippets” program at the Harker Heights Public Library.

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Friday 06/24/2016
Wester, Hinckley receive Employees of the Quarters honors in Heights
Posted: June 24, 2016

Employees of the Quarters were named during an employee recognition ceremony held Tuesday.

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Children build, program personal toys at Heights library event
Posted: June 24, 2016

It was a fun way of using Lego robot kits, but it definitely was not child’s play.

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CTC nursing department seeks faculty through upcoming job recruitment fair
Posted: June 24, 2016

The Central Texas College Nursing department will host a job recruitment fair on July 13. The college is seeking adjunct and full-time faculty for its vocational and associate degree nursing programs. Nurses with an unrestricted license or hold privilege to practice nursing in Texas are encouraged to attend and apply. The recruitment fair will be held in the first floor atrium of the CTC Nursing Center (Building 155) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Town hall event pulls back curtain on city government
Posted: June 24, 2016

Stephen Lance has been a Harker Heights resident since 2008 but never met a public official or the mayor until last Thursday.

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‘The Little Rascals’ draws crowd to first Film and Food Friday
Posted: June 24, 2016

As the sun set and the heat of the day started to ease, families gathered on a slope catching each breeze.

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Heights graduates receive scholarships
Posted: June 24, 2016

Harker Heights High School graduates Luis Garcia and Marlene Mundell are each recipients of $5,000 Rotary District 5870 scholarships presented by the Harker Heights Rotary Club.

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LULAC Council hosts Seton blood drive for Orlando shooting victims
Posted: June 24, 2016

In light of the tragedy in Orlando, Fla., the League of Latin American Citizens Herencia Council No. 4297 sponsored a blood drive at Seton Medical Center on Wednesday.

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Friday 06/17/2016
Heights council OKs purchase of police body cameras
Posted: June 17, 2016

The Harker Heights City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved their participation in the purchase of 47 body cameras, one 28 terabyte server for video storage plus related docking/charging stations and accessories.

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Nolanville girl finds time to perform while tutoring her peers
Posted: June 17, 2016

Emma Rose Gill, 12, of Nolanville, was an actress for about two years and then made a decision that would make a difference in her life and the lives of others.

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Heights hospital announces partnership to save patients money
Posted: June 17, 2016

Matt Maxfield recently received a call that a friend tore a rotator cuff and needed surgery.

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CTC chancellor speaks to Rotary Club
Posted: June 17, 2016

Central Texas College Chancellor Jim Yeonopolus shared an update about the college with the members of the Harker Heights Rotary Club at their June 2 regular meeting.

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Barbershop Chorus donates more than $500 to Wreaths for Vets program
Posted: June 17, 2016

The Texas Country Gentlemen Barbershop Chorus from the Centroplex Chapter, headquartered in Temple, has donated more than $500 to the Wreaths for Vets program in Killeen sponsored by the Friends of the Central Texas StateVeterans Cemetery.

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An ounce of prevention can halt falling in young and old- Part 2
Posted: June 17, 2016

Last week we talked about basic measures to decrease the risk of falling for you or your family.

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Harker Heights offers ‘Film and Food Fridays’ for first time this summer
Posted: June 17, 2016

A new, free and family-friendly summer event, “Film and Food Fridays”, gets started tonight at the Carl Levin Amphitheater at 400 Miller’s Crossing.

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Go Heights program offers survival skills training at Community Park
Posted: June 17, 2016

Despite the hot and humid weather, participants gathered at Community Park on Thursday for a free survival skills training class

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Geekfest still offering ‘early-bird’ ticket prices for festival attendees
Posted: June 17, 2016

Geekfest 2016 is taking over Central Texas College’s Mayborn Science Theatre and Anderson Campus Center from Aug. 12-14.

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Skipcha Elementary hosts Camp Heights for local kids
Posted: June 17, 2016

It was barely 9:30 in the morning, but about 20 kids walked, jogged and some sprinted inside the gym at Skipcha Elementary in Harker Heights. Camp Heights 2016 was in full swing for its first week of summer fun.

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Tuesday 06/14/2016
Residents donate blood at City Hall drive
Posted: June 14, 2016

Blood donors arrived at City Hall last Friday morning as the bloodmobile parked out front announced that a drive was underway.

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Friday 06/10/2016
Nolanville cafe struggles to grow business
Posted: June 10, 2016

NOLANVILLE — Business started out great when Cooney’s Café, at 201 N. 10th St in Nolanville, opened in October.

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Friday 06/03/2016
Armed Services YMCA wellness center now open for community
Posted: June 03, 2016

For the past two years, Megan Gold, of Harker Heights, visited the Purser Family Park with her 2-year-old son, Robert, and watched construction.

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Crowd gathers to say farewell to retiring fire chief
Posted: June 03, 2016

An overflow crowd of well-wishers gathered at the Harker Heights Public Library / Activities Center on May 27 to honor Fire Chief Jack Collier.

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Our noisy world can damage hearing
Posted: June 03, 2016

When most individuals think about hearing loss, they tend to associate it with old age. In fact, some people reject wearing much-needed hearing aids because they don’t want to look “old.”

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HARP volunteers raise $800 for program
Posted: June 03, 2016

There are 1,485 students in the Killeen ISD Homeless Awareness Response Program (H.A.R.P.)

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Mere days into summer break, libraries welcome young readers
Posted: June 03, 2016

With summer break barely started, the Killeen ISD elementary school libraries are looking to extend reading into June, and one is going mobile this month.

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Heights officials give thanks for freedom during annual observances
Posted: June 03, 2016

Several hundred residents, service members, veterans and their families attended the annual Harker Heights Memorial Ceremony and parade on Saturday.

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Friday 05/27/2016
Heights council approves contract for renovation, honors seniors
Posted: May 27, 2016

The Harker Heights City Council on Tuesday passed a resolution to hire Architectural Edge Inc. of Temple for architectural and engineering services for the remodeling, renovation and an addition at the Central Fire Station on Indian Trail Drive.

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Taco Bell gives checks to Heights seniors
Posted: May 27, 2016

The staff of the new Taco Bell on Farm-to-Market 2410 / Knight’s Way in Harker Heights honored graduating seniors Saturday at a special event featuring performances by the Harker Heights High School cheerleaders and the school’s flag corps.

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Harker Heights seniors have picnic for last hurrah
Posted: May 27, 2016

In one of the last times together before graduation, more than 100 seniors and their families attended the fifth annual Harker Heights High School senior class picnic Sunday at the Harker Heights Community Park.

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Memorial parade, ceremony set for Saturday in Heights
Posted: May 27, 2016

The city of Harker Heights and Harker Heights Veterans Council invites area residents to the Memorial Parade and Ceremony, scheduled for Saturday morning.

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Armed Services YMCA to open its doors today in Heights
Posted: May 27, 2016

Doors to the new Armed Services YMCA wellness center will open at 10 a.m. today.

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