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Friday 01/20/2017
Community rallies to support Austin Ruiz after leukemia diagnosis
Posted: January 20, 2017

Dr. Austin Ruiz of Harker Heights, a longtime Killeen optometrist, is battling acute lymphatic leukemia after a surprise diagnosis last week landed him in the hospital. But he isn’t alone in his fight.

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Baptist General Convention executive speaks to Harker Heights church
Posted: January 20, 2017

Sometimes the biggest thing to happen to a small group or a small town is for a big name to come visit.

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Business treats customers to healthy eating
Posted: January 20, 2017

The So Natural Organic Market and Restaurant treated its customers to a “Get Fit Meal” food sampling event Monday evening in their facility.

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KISD hosts Impact Day, connecting mentors to male students
Posted: January 20, 2017

In an effort to build strong student leaders in area high schools, Killeen Independent School District officials Friday hosted a community Impact Day.

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Harker Heights Concert Band conductor Carlton Morris passes at 85
Posted: January 20, 2017

Friends and colleagues this week mourned the loss of Carlton Morris, the founder and conductor of the Heights Concert Band for the past 39 years, who died Tuesday at Scott and White Medical Center Temple. He was 85.

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TxDOT proposes widening highway from Heights to Belton; public meeting set
Posted: January 20, 2017

A public meeting to provide information on a proposed project to expand U.S. Highway 190 from four to six lanes between Harker Heights and Belton will take place Tuesday at the Harker Heights library.

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Child producer hoping to win Take Care of Texas contest with community help
Posted: January 20, 2017

Emma Rose Gill is a 12-year-old resident of Nolanville and is the official owner of Rainbow Rose Productions, a television production company she started one year ago next month.

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Friday 01/13/2017
Heights council OKs contract negotiations for sewer basin project
Posted: January 13, 2017

The Harker Heights City Council on Tuesday approved authorization to negotiate a contract with Burgess and Niple Inc. of Austin for engineering services for the 2017 sanitary sewer basin flow monitoring project.

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Friday 01/13/2017
Lions Club looks back on 2016
Posted: January 13, 2017

The Harker Heights Lions Club may be small in number with a membership of 19, but the organization assists in giving sight to the blind, sponsors food and toy giveaways to the needy during Thanksgiving and Christmas, provides repair work at the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville, keeps Harker Heights beautiful along Indian Trail, funds the purchase of flags for the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery and assists in the Flying Vikings program.

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Harker Heights graduates return to school to speak to middle school students
Posted: January 13, 2017

A trio of highly successful new college students returned to their middle school Tuesday with powerfully tangible testimony about the value of academic choices.

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Harker Heights chamber looks back on 2016, looks ahead to new year
Posted: January 13, 2017

Gina Pence, president and CEO of the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce, recently presented the chamber’s 2016 Annual Report to the membership of the Harker Heights Rotary Club.

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Seton to offer new programs in new year
Posted: January 13, 2017

As Central Texans look forward to the promising changes of a new year, local hospitals are preparing to unveil new programs, highlights and priorities for the Harker Heights and Nolanville area.

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Special-needs kids experience rock climbing through Adaptive Sports
Posted: January 13, 2017

Gazing up at a 40-foot rock climbing wall at the Boulders Sport Climbing Center in Harker Heights Tuesday night, several kids in the Heights Parks and Recreation Superhero Adaptive Sports Program seemed ecstatic, while others appeared unsure.

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Nolanville advances ordinance to ban cellphone use while driving
Posted: January 13, 2017

NOLANVILLE — Nolanville is one step closer to having an ordinance banning cellphone use while driving within city limits.

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Friday 01/06/2017
New Year’s Eve Watch Night Service brings smooth transition
Posted: January 06, 2017

Members of the First Baptist Church of Harker Heights celebrated New Year’s Eve together for their annual Watch Night Service.

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Healing touch: Local woman helps others restore and renew
Posted: January 06, 2017

Sipping a cappuccino at a Harker Heights coffee shop on a recent Tuesday morning, Tawni Lay seemed at peace with herself.

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Heights Rotarians look back on 2016, plan big events for new year
Posted: January 06, 2017

The Harker Heights Rotary Club ended 2016 with 80 members.

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TxDOT plans 3-year project to widen Farm-to-Market 2410
Posted: January 06, 2017

Work on the expansion of a 1.5-mile portion of Farm-to-Market 2410 between Killeen and Harker Heights will begin Monday, Texas Department of Transportation officials announced this week.

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Watercolor class offers chance to brush up on art skills, social time
Posted: January 06, 2017

It wasn’t hard to locate the seniors watercolor class at the Harker Heights Activities Center on Wednesday morning — one simply had to follow the sounds of laughter coming from down the hall.

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Nolanville to review city’s five-year plan
Posted: January 06, 2017

NOLANVILLE — On Jan. 19 and Feb. 2, Nolanville leaders will be on hand to review input on the City’s five-year Capital Improvement Plan and determine which items to prioritize for future bond issues.

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Nolanville city manager reflects on 2016, looks ahead to new year
Posted: January 06, 2017

The topics of finance, grants, the city council, the economic development corporation, planning and zoning and municipal initiatives were at the center of developments for the city of Nolanville in 2016.

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Seton doctor closes in on 10K babies delivered during career
Posted: January 06, 2017

With almost 10,000 baby deliveries in his 30-year career, Dr. Mark Lobaugh is accustomed to waiting.

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Friday 12/30/2016
Shoppers head to Market Heights for after-holiday deals
Posted: December 30, 2016

Christmas Day may be over, but the holidays are not done by a long shot.

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Residents give during Heights blood drive
Posted: December 30, 2016

Carter BloodCare is helping to save the lives of locals throughout Central Texas this holiday season, and Tuesday representatives stopped by the Harker Heights Wal-Mart Supercenter with its blood donation truck for a four-hour blood drive.

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Heights club members spread holiday cheer through community service
Posted: December 30, 2016

The Harker Heights Rotary Club and its Satellite Club teamed up to spread Christmas cheer last week throughout the community.

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Heights city manager reflects on improvements made in past year
Posted: December 30, 2016

“Providing public services that empower people to focus on what matters most; their goals, hopes and dreams.” is the vision statement of the City of Harker Heights.

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Heights ladies group enjoys monthly excursions to restaurants
Posted: December 30, 2016

Several senior ladies have been enjoying a night out at a local restaurant once a month, thanks to a new program sponsored by the Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department.

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Harker Heights junior selected for West Point leadership conference
Posted: December 30, 2016

Among 14 high school leaders from across the country selected to attend a Military Child Education Coalition leadership conference, two came from Killeen ISD schools.

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Services set today for longtime funeral director Delbert Bowers
Posted: December 30, 2016

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. today at Skyline Baptist Church for longtime Harker Heights resident and Central Texas funeral director Delbert Duane Bowers.

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Friday 12/23/2016
Heights announces annual Lights on Parade winners
Posted: December 23, 2016

The 17th Annual Heights Lights on Parade Outdoor Lighting/Decorating Contest finished up with judging Dec. 12-14.

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Anniversary holds special meaning for dedicated Harker Heights quilter
Posted: December 23, 2016

A Harker Heights woman’s 40th wedding anniversary trip to Hawaii this month turned into an unexpected opportunity to show gratitude to veterans who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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Santa set for annual ride through streets of Harker Heights
Posted: December 23, 2016

Before Santa takes off on his worldwide journey on Christmas Eve, the residents of Harker Heights will have a chance to wave to him as he passes down several streets throughout the city.

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Harker Heights honors 58 employees at quarterly recognition ceremony
Posted: December 23, 2016

The City of Harker Heights took time off from regular business on Dec. 6 to honor 58 employees at an Employee Recognition of the Quarter Ceremony.

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Union Grove students spend day assisting community
Posted: December 23, 2016

A day before school let out for the holiday, 160 Union Grove Middle School students fanned out across the community for a day of service.

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Heights Fire Department, Lions Club work together to provide toys and food during holiday season
Posted: December 23, 2016

The Harker Fire Department, Harker Heights Lions Club and other local organizations assisted 115 families this year by providing toys and food for the Christmas season through the Santa Pal program.

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Heights library hosts holiday bash for Eastern Hills Middle School students
Posted: December 23, 2016

More than 30 Eastern Hills Middle School students started their holiday fun at the 7th Annual Teen Holiday Bash at Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library and Activity Center on Dec. 16.

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Heights council approves bonds for fire station remodeling project
Posted: December 23, 2016

More than three months ago before approval of the municipal budget for the City of Harker Heights, the City Council and city staff began to discuss and decide on the certificates of obligation the city wanted to issue and projects they wanted to prioritize and achieve.

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Friday 12/16/2016
Heights library encourages kids’ creative sides with craft event
Posted: December 16, 2016

Kids had the chance to explore their creative side and make Christmas gifts at the DIY Holiday Crafts Event on Saturday at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library.

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‘Choo, Choo!’ All aboard ‘The Polar Express’
Posted: December 16, 2016

A blistering cold night set the ambiance for families in attendance at an evening reading of “The Polar Express” at the Harker Heights Public Library on Dec. 8.

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Harker Heights council OKs up to $6 million in bonds
Posted: December 16, 2016

The Harker Heights City Council on Tuesday approved the adoption of an ordinance authorizing the sales of combination tax and revenue certificates of obligation with a maximum principal amount of $6 million, to fund a variety of city projects.

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Annual Frost Fest draws Central Texans by hundreds to Harker Heights
Posted: December 16, 2016

Mother Nature cooperated in every way to provide the perfect weather ingredients for the City of Harker Heights 13th Annual Frost Fest, Dec. 9, at Market Heights Shopping Center.

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Today is deadline for Santa Pal donations
Posted: December 16, 2016

The Harker Heights Lions Club, in conjunction with the Harker Heights Fire Department, is collecting toys for local families that need help making the holiday season special during the difficult times.

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Ways to lighten up your Christmas fare
Posted: December 16, 2016

The holiday season is about family, fun ... and food!

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Heights residents learn proper etiquette from certified instructor
Posted: December 16, 2016

Several hundred ladies and gentlemen of all ages dressed in their finest filled Ballroom A & B at the Killeen Civic Center Saturday for the Fifth Annual Etiquette Tea sponsored by Merry Manners and directed by Joyce Hodson of Harker Heights, a certified etiquette instructor.

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Restaurant offers holiday tastes
Posted: December 16, 2016

Eating healthier during the holidays is a challenge, with family feasts, parties and fatty temptations everywhere. But organic foods made for holiday meals can be just as tasty and loaded with more nutritional value.

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Friday 12/09/2016
Heights author shares story of how she got her start
Posted: December 09, 2016

Writing has always been a passion for Teresa Cage, 64, of Harker Heights.

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Harker Heights seamstress presents Quilts Of Valor to Pearl Harbor survivors
Posted: December 09, 2016

A Harker Heights woman traveled to Pearl Harbor this week to present survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack with gifts of comfort and gratitude.

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Heights council recognizes employees of the quarter
Posted: December 09, 2016

The third and fourth quarter Employees of the Quarter from the City of Harker Heights staff were introduced Tuesday during an Employee Recognition Ceremony held in the Activities Center.

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Heights Kiwanis Club learns about education services from executive director
Posted: December 09, 2016

The Harker Heights Kiwanis Club invited Dr. Jerry Maze, executive director of the Region 12 Education Service Center, to be the guest speaker at their meeting Tuesday.

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Harker Heights’ 13th annual Frost Fest set for this evening
Posted: December 09, 2016

Harker Heights’ 13th annual Frost Fest is likely to live up to its name, as chilly temperatures are expected for tonight’s annual celebration at Market Heights shopping center.

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Hundreds turn out for cookies with Santa at Mountain View Elementary
Posted: December 09, 2016

A group of 500 parents and students converged upon Mountain View Elementary School in Harker Heights on Dec. 2 for the annual Cookies and Creme Christmas with Santa and a reading night. The theme was “Holidays Around the World.”

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Judging, voting set for Monday in annual Heights Lights on Parade
Posted: December 09, 2016

Judging and voting in the Harker Heights Parks and Recreation’s 17th Annual Heights Lights on Parade are set for Monday after 6 p.m..

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Tablerock presents 24th annual ‘A Christmas Carol’ play today, Saturday
Posted: December 09, 2016

SALADO — Tablerock’s 24th annual performances of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” will take place today and Saturday at the Goodnight Amphitheater on Royal Street in Salado.

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Wellstone dietitian shows off seasonal spins on traditional meals
Posted: December 09, 2016

A great tortilla soup is rich with flavors, vibrant with color and toasty aromas.

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Friday 12/02/2016
Heights City Hall reopens drive-thru with new features
Posted: December 02, 2016

To the masses who have been crying out asking when the newly renovated drive-thru payment window at Harker Heights City Hall is going to open, city officials said Wednesday that the renovated drive-thru is now open and has been since Monday.

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Dozens of residents attend Heights tree-lighting ceremony
Posted: December 02, 2016

The sunset over Harker Heights on Wednesday evening set the stage for the annual lighting of the city’s Christmas tree, held for the first time at Harker Heights City Hall on Miller’s Crossing.

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Santa Claus is coming to town for annual Frost Fest
Posted: December 02, 2016

Harker Heights Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Heights Chamber of Commerce and Market Heights Shopping Center is sponsoring the 13th Annual Frost Fest on Dec. 9, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Market Heights parking lot.

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TxDOT launches Safe Phone Zones at rest areas, information centers across state
Posted: December 02, 2016

AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Transportation this week announced the implementation of Safe Phone Zones at 55 Safety Rest Areas and Travel Information Centers (TICs) across the state, including two near Salado in Bell County. The GEICO sponsored Safe Phone Zones are part of the department’s Sponsor Acknowledgement Program, which seeks companies to fund various benefits for drivers — such as free Wi-Fi at Safety Rest Areas and TICs – in exchange for receiving public recognition through highway signage.

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