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Friday 08/26/2016
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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Friday 08/19/2016
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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New school year, new germs: science club for kids focuses on hygiene
Posted: August 05, 2016

For students, the start of the school year often signifies meeting new friends, some which are welcome, and some which are not.

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Friday 07/29/2016
Nolanville reports on finished projects
Posted: July 29, 2016

The Nolanville City Council met July 21 and approved the quarterly investment report, phase two and three of the Wildwood Estates development and approved an agreement with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for a small communities Splash Park grant.

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Adaptive Sports offers fun outlet for kids with special needs
Posted: July 29, 2016

The city of Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department offers many sports and athletic programs to families year-round.

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Habitat for Humanity hosts Family Fun Day to raise community awareness
Posted: July 29, 2016

HARKER HEIGHTS — Despite boiling temperatures, families ventured out to Carl Levin Park Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. to check out Habitat for Humanity’s Family Fun Day.

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Stable Life Concepts teaches socialization, coping skills
Posted: July 29, 2016

Lindsey Emmons and Stephanie Yanis are highly trained in serving the needs of individuals, ages 3-21, who experience the challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Lions Club presents check to YMCA
Posted: July 29, 2016

The Harker Heights Lions Club meeting presented a $6,000 check to the Armed Services YMCA at Wednesday’s meeting.

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Harker Heights council hears report on city's investments
Posted: July 29, 2016

The Harker Heights City Council met Tuesday in regular session to consider a five-item agenda and hold a closed meeting.

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Friday 07/22/2016
‘Safari Greg’ delights kids of all ages at summer library program
Posted: July 22, 2016

It was an exciting morning of animals and antics for all who attended the “Safari Greg” show at the Harker Heights Public Library on Wednesday.

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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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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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