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Friday 09/23/2016
Annual Jamboree draws attendees from across Central Texas
Posted: September 23, 2016

The residents of Nolanville gathered for the fourth annual Train Whistle Jamboree on Saturday at the Church of Christ Campgrounds on Old Nolanville Road.

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Heights council eyes possible uses for previous HHPD location
Posted: September 23, 2016

The Harker Heights City Council on Tuesday discussed the future use of 1.85 acres of property owned by the city at 120 Harley Drive that was the previous location of the Harker Heights Police Department.

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Inaugural Lights and Sirens barbecue cookoff starts today
Posted: September 23, 2016

The inaugural Lights and Sirens Barbecue Cookoff will take place today and Saturday at Sandy’s Lone Star Events, located on FM 439 in Nolanville across from the Pit Stop Bar.

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Heights police officer shares tips for handling active-shooter events
Posted: September 23, 2016

Active-shooter events, as they are called by officials in the law enforcement business, have become commonplace in society taking the lives of victims who are civilians and those who chose the career of keeping us safe from harm.

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Annual Killeen MS walk fundraiser draws hundreds to Carl Levin Park
Posted: September 23, 2016

There was a celebratory feel in the air at Carl Levin Park Saturday morning as hundreds of people — about 300 total — participated in the Killeen area’s annual walk to raise money to help find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis.

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Coffell still performing country music after 50-year-long career
Posted: September 23, 2016

The well-known song, “I Was Country Before Country Was Cool,” was not written by Jeff Coffell, 61, but he has lived it.

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Kids, adults channel inner heroes at Library’s ‘Batman Day’
Posted: September 23, 2016

It was a sight straight out of Comic-Con Saturday afternoon as kids and adults walked around the Harker Heights Public Library dressed head-to-toe in their finest superhero apparel. It was officially “Batman Day,” and unofficially superhero day as well.

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Friday 09/16/2016
Huge crowd attends 8th annual Food, Wine and Brew Fest
Posted: September 16, 2016

Where else but the eighth annual Food, Wine and Brew Fest would you have found 17 food trucks, free food samples, wine and beer tasting, live musical entertainment, 130 vendors of every kind, a free sandwich created by the dean of the H-E-B Culinary Academy and so many of your friends — all in in one place?

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Friday 09/16/2016
Heights council votes to keep city’s property tax rate unchanged
Posted: September 16, 2016

The Harker Heights City Council on Tuesday adopted a property tax rate of 67.70 cents per $100 valuation, unchanged from the current rate.

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Annual jamboree set for Saturday
Posted: September 16, 2016

The Fourth Annual Nolanville Train Whistle Jamboree is scheduled for Saturday, from 2 to 9 p.m., at the Church of Christ Campgrounds on Old Nolanville Road.

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Kiwanis Vietnam veterans receive ‘thank you’ pins from retired Army soldiers
Posted: September 16, 2016

When Army veterans Pat Christ, John Footman and Elijah King appeared at Tuesday’s meeting of the Harker Heights Kiwanis Club, they were fulfilling a mission.

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Heights-area schools hold observances to remember 9/11
Posted: September 16, 2016

Listening to familiar lyrics of dawn’s early light as the morning sun splashed across the front of the Harker Heights school, Union Grove Middle School students stood silently as a military color guard unfolded the American flag.

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Dodgeball gauntlet has officially been thrown down
Posted: September 16, 2016

Sixteen teams are signed up and ready to go for the second annual Dodgeball Challenge sponsored by the Harker Heights Rotary Club.

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Vision XXI class tours KISD Career Center, discusses popular job paths
Posted: September 16, 2016

The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce Vision XXI 2016 Education Day on Sept. 1 featured tours of the Killeen ISD Career Center, Texas A & M University-Central Texas, Central Texas College and the Mayborn Science Theatre.

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Wednesday 09/14/2016
Boil water notice lifted for Nolanville
Posted: September 14, 2016

The Bell County Water Control and Improvement District No. 3 has lifted the boil water notice issued in response to construction and repairs happening on the water line in the Wildwood Subdivision in Nolanville.

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Monday 09/12/2016
Boil water notice issued for Nolanville area
Posted: September 12, 2016

The Bell County Water Control and Improvement District Number 3 has issued a boil water notice for the Nolanville area.

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Heights restaurant owner puts focus on her health, fitness
Posted: September 12, 2016

Luvina Sabree, 45, always put her family’s needs ahead of her own, but she paid a hefty price for it.

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Saturday 09/10/2016
Restaurant owner focuses on health, fitness
Posted: September 10, 2016

Luvina Sabree, 45, always put her family’s needs ahead of her own, but she paid a hefty price for it.

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Friday 09/09/2016
Annual Food, Wine and Brew Fest starts Saturday
Posted: September 09, 2016

The eighth annual Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center Food, Wine and Brew Fest kicks off Saturday, beginning at 4 p.m., at the Harker Heights Community Park, 1501 E. Farm-to-Market 2410.

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Heights planners propose new residential zoning classification
Posted: September 09, 2016

The Harker Heights City Council on Tuesday heard a workshop presentation by Joseph Molis, director of planning and development, regarding a proposed residential zoning district titled R1-I (Single Family Instill Dwelling District) in the central and northern parts of the city.

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Four officers join Harker Heights police force at ceremony
Posted: September 09, 2016

Four new Harker Heights Police officers were officially sworn in during a ceremony Sept. 2 at Harker Heights Police Department headquarters.

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Tap Tap Art School hosts back-to-school brunch
Posted: September 09, 2016

Tap Tap Art School, located on Mountain Lion Road in Harker Heights, hosted its first artful brunch on Saturday as a back-to-school celebration for teachers, students and parents.

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Saturday 09/03/2016
Young entrepreneurs set up shop at Carl Levin Park
Posted: September 03, 2016

By Val Valdez

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Friday 09/02/2016
Young entrepreneurs set up shop at Carl Levin Park
Posted: September 02, 2016

The entrepreneurial spirit starts early for some children, nicknamed Kidpreneurs, and several ambitious youngsters recently started their own companies before they are old enough to drive and vote.

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Science Club, after-school activities continue at library
Posted: September 02, 2016

Four separate groups of kids huddled over a pile of plastic pieces at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library on Wednesday afternoon, debating, concentrating and sometimes arguing among themselves as each team focused on building the highest “skyscraper” in the room.

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City officials hold ribbon cutting for completion of project
Posted: September 02, 2016

The City of Harker Heights and the Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday morning for the completion of the Amy Lane construction project.

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Food, wine and brew event coming back soon to Heights
Posted: September 02, 2016

Eight days and counting for the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce Eighth Annual Food, Wine, and Brew Festival, set for Sept. 10 at the Harker Heights Community Park on Farm-to-Market 2410.

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Seton Medical Center to partner with Freedom Urgent Care
Posted: September 02, 2016

Freedom Urgent Care and Seton Medical Center Harker Heights have announced plans to form a joint venture that expects to build a network of urgent care centers throughout the Central Texas area.

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Department of Public Safety trooper shares stories of day-to-day life
Posted: September 02, 2016

High-speed chases exceeding 100 miles per hour, chasing criminals on foot, climbing over fences to stop a suspect on the run and writing tickets for traffic offenses is a limited description of the daily life of Department of Public Safety Trooper Bryan Washko.

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Friday 08/26/2016
Back-to-school bash draws hundreds to community event
Posted: August 26, 2016

The rain that had soaked the area for much of last week took a one-day break last Friday, clearing the way for the fifth annual Community Back to School Rally held at the track on the campus at Harker Heights High School.

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Heights says goodbye to Thomson as he prepares to deploy
Posted: August 26, 2016

The 24-member Military Affairs Committe of the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce sponsored a farewell party Tuesday for Maj. Gen. John Thomson III, commanding general of the First Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, as he and his unit deploy for the next 12 months.

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Nolanville swears in council member, says farewell to current city treasurer
Posted: August 26, 2016

NOLANVILLE — The first order of business during the Aug. 18 meeting of the Nolanville City Council was to swear in its newest member, Joan Hinshaw, to fill the vacant Seat 1.

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Heights aims to keep current tax rate in next fiscal year
Posted: August 26, 2016

Prior to a public hearing on the budget and tax rate at Tuesday’s Harker Heights City Council meeting, Finance Director Alberta Barnett presented highlights of the city’s proposed budget and a change in one of the line items.

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U.S. Rep. John Carter discusses budgets of different agencies
Posted: August 26, 2016

U.S. Rep. John R. Carter, representing Bell County and the Texas 31st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, was guest speaker at the Aug. 18 meeting of the Harker Heights Rotary Club.

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Registration ending for Dodgeball Challenge
Posted: August 26, 2016

The Harker Heights Rotary Club Dodgeball Challenge is back for a second run from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 1 at Harker Heights High School.

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Nolanville mayoral race uncontested in upcoming November election
Posted: August 26, 2016

Candidate filing ended Monday for Nolanville’s municipal election. Three seats are up for election in November, but only one race is contested.

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Spirit Spectacular prepares students for first week of classes
Posted: August 26, 2016

Despite dark clouds and a steady rain during intermission, the 36th annual Spirit Spectacular marched on Saturday at Leo Buckley Stadium, demonstrating the determination of band, dance team and color guard members from Harker Heights, Ellison, Killeen, and Shoemaker high schools.

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Friday 08/19/2016
Credit union sends school supplies to Heights Elementary School
Posted: August 19, 2016

Several bags of school supplies were delivered to Harker Heights Elementary School on Tuesday through a cooperative effort of the Navy Federal Credit Union and the Harker Heights Fire Department.

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Fencing instructor Jo Tye teaches students the art of the sword
Posted: August 19, 2016

“En garde,” followed by “Fence” and then the sound of metal foils and sabers clashing echoed in the gym at the Harker Heights Recreation Center on Aug. 11 during the weekly Swordplay: Recreational Fencing class.

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Boys and Girls Club shares details on upcoming camps for students with Kiwanis Club
Posted: August 19, 2016

Jo Anne Newton, a former counselor in the Killeen Independent School District, is now camp services coordinator for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Texas.

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Bell County Commissioners set public hearings on proposed tax rate
Posted: August 19, 2016

BELTON — The Bell County Commissioners Court set the dates for public hearings on the county tax rate and budget during their meeting Monday morning.

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Spirit Spectacular musical event kicks off school year Saturday night
Posted: August 19, 2016

The 36th annual Spirit Spectacular steps off at 8 p.m. Saturday with Killeen ISD’s four high school bands performing one after the other on the Leo Buckley Stadium field.

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Cosmetologist offers free haircuts for Nolanville church goers
Posted: August 19, 2016

Jazlyn Hernandez, 8, did her homework even before the first day of school, but it wasn’t about history or science. She researched haircuts online, finding the right style for her dark brown hair.

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Community members let their geek flags fly at GeekFest
Posted: August 19, 2016

KILLEEN — Seven years ago, Central Texas College introduced the Central Texas area to GeekFest, a Friday and Saturday weekend event that was only open on Sunday to special groups.

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Nolanville students across generations meet at old school building
Posted: August 19, 2016

NOLANVILLE — What is now the remodeled City Hall in Nolanville has been a satellite training site for the Region 12 Service Center, home of the Alternative School for the Killeen Independent School District and in the 1940s, the Nolanville School for grades first through eight.

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Retail Coach updates Heights council on recruitment efforts
Posted: August 19, 2016

The Harker Heights City Council met Tuesday for the purpose of conducting a combined regular meeting, workshop and executive session.

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Friday 08/12/2016
Nolanville council reviews proposed budget for FY 2016-2017
Posted: August 12, 2016

NOLANVILLE — The proposed budget for the city of Nolanville was released to council members during their Aug. 4 meeting.

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Heights council votes to maintain current tax rate for new year
Posted: August 12, 2016

The proposed ad valorem tax rate will remain the same for Harker Heights residents for coming fiscal year, if it is approved by the City Council when it votes to adopt the budget and tax rate Sept. 13.

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Kids go to writing camp to improve skills as budding authors
Posted: August 12, 2016

Ten budding authors got their creative juices flowing at a summer Writing Camp at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library held earlier this week.

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‘Big Truck Show’ celebrates end of summer library reading program
Posted: August 12, 2016

Kids enjoyed supersized activities Wednesday morning as the Harker Heights Public Library celebrated the end of its summer reading program with a “Big Truck Show.”

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Water aerobics class helps ladies stay in shape
Posted: August 12, 2016

“Nice long steps, knees up and use your arms,” called out Jeanette Free, water aerobics instructor to 18 ladies striding through the water in the pool at Carl Levin Park on a Thursday evening.

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Thursday 08/11/2016
Kids have ‘Enormous’ fun at game day in Heights
Posted: August 11, 2016

The Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library pulled out all the stops for its first annual “Enormous Game Day” on Saturday.

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Friday 08/05/2016
Clinics help prepare for start of school
Posted: August 05, 2016

The state of Texas mandates children attending public schools to be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, varicella, meningococcal and hepatitis A.

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Pokemon monsters, players invade Carl Levin Park in Heights
Posted: August 05, 2016

A Bulbasaur was spotted by Team Mystic player Zachary Vaughnison at Carl Levin Park in Harker Heights on Monday.

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Council takes look at preliminary budget for 2017 fiscal year
Posted: August 05, 2016

The proposed 2016-17 municipal budget for Harker Heights calls for no change in the property tax rate, no increase in fees for city services and the same level of city services.

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Nolanville one of 23 cities in Texas to earn ‘Scenic City’ award
Posted: August 05, 2016

NOLANVILLE — Nolanville has been selected as one of 23 cities across the state to earn first-time certification for excellence in scenic standards from the Scenic City Certification Program.

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Rotary Club invites CTC teacher to explain the Electoral College
Posted: August 05, 2016

The Republican and Democratic parties’ national conventions have come and gone but members of the Harker Heights Rotary Club are still deeply involved in the political realm by thinking through information shared about the Electoral College as presented July 14 by Dr. Daniel Karppi, a full professor at Central Texas College and adjunct professor at Texas A&M University-Central Texas.

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DaZona center hosts summer cookout to raise awareness, funds
Posted: August 05, 2016

A rainbow face painting covered the cheeks of Megan Marlow, 27, as she twirled and floated on the the summer breeze at Carl Levin Park on July 30.

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