If former Lt. Houston Johnson, a 20-year veteran of the Harker Heights Police Department, ever had any doubts about being well respected, dearly loved or appreciated, the response to his retirement ceremony on Jan. 12 put those thoughts to rest.
Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and people across the nation celebrated the life and achievements of one of recent history’s most prominent figures.
Libraries are morphing from the bastions of quiet they traditionally were to more family-friendly learning places.
The Harker Heights fire marshal’s office is investigating a Tuesday night blaze that heavily damaged a building that formerly housed the Lakeview Country Club golf course clubhouse on Valley Oaks Drive.
It was the first class of its kind and Brad Alley, fire marshal for the city of Harker Heights, was one of only 20 applicants to be selected from across the state for the Fire Executive Management Training at the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management of Texas, or LEMIT.
A church business meeting at which the future of the Harker Heights food pantry was scheduled to be discussed was canceled this week amid rumors that the pantry would be closed.
Harker Heights City Council members at their first meeting of 2018 on Tuesday approved an ordinance amending the regulation of dangerous dogs.
About 75 people gathered Wednesday at the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce to officially launch the first phase of Anderson Arbors, created through the efforts of the Vision XXI 2017 leadership class.
Work began earlier this week on a project to replace a wooden retaining wall on Moutain Lion Road with a concrete block structure.
The city of Harker Heights must institute a state-mandated environmental project within three months, or pay more than $9,300 in fines linked to a sewage leak into Trimmier Creek in December 2016.
It was a year of transition, reaching milestones and the beginning of projects that will be carried over into the completion stage during 2018 in the city of Harker Heights.
With Christmas music adding to a festive atmosphere, children explored colors and textures during a new program at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library.
Kehri Jones is a 24-year-old hometown girl who graduated with the Ellison High School Class of 2010 and is currently involved in overseas competitions that could qualify her as a member of the U.S. Olympic Bobsled Team that will compete in the Winter Olympics next month in South Korea.
The Harker Heights High School staff member of the month for November is Darya Murk.
NOLANVILLE — Mary Faye McDonald, director of the Nolanville Food Pantry, and her staff made it a special holiday season for over 100 families by distributing food items prior to Christmas Day.
For the third year, Tiffany Piper pulled her car into a Harker Heights fire station to receive free food and gifts from the Santa Pal Program.
Plans made and approved by the Nolanville City Council during 2017 will pick up momentum during 2018, according to City Manager Kara Escajeda and Public Works Director Chris Atkinson.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers in Harker Heights brought Santa Claus to town Saturday afternoon to greet about 75 children and make Christmas crafts.
Harker Heights saw a visit from not one, not two, but three Santa Clauses on Christmas Eve as they toured the city with the Harker Heights Fire Department.
Celeneque Bobbitt knows something has to change.
On Dec. 15, the Black Women in Business hosted their monthly meetup; however, this one served as both a meetup and Christmas party.
NOLANVILLE — A nervous Monica Skelton, the court clerk in Nolanville and one of the three planners responsible for the First Responders Parade on December 16, watched the dark skies with an uneasy gaze as light intermittent rain began to fall during the final minutes prior to the noon starti…
A leadership symposium is being offered next month to local residents and business owners through the cooperative efforts of the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce and Jim Crothers of Temple, an independent certified member of the John Maxwell Team, along with four members of the John Maxwel…
Martin Mercado is an avid traveler, surfer and hiker. It’s only fitting that his love of the outdoors trickled into his professional life.
City Manager David Mitchell released the results of focus group assemblies involving “Exploring New Heights: Quality of Place Report 2017 at Tuesday’s Harker Heights City Council meeting.
Thousands of Central Texans braved the chill in the air last Friday night to participate in the festivities during the 14th annual Frost Fest at Market Heights shopping center in Harker Heights.
Today is the final day for residents to fill out an application if they wish to receive toys and food from the Santa Pal program, co-sponsored by the Lions Club and Harker Heights Fire Department.
Most of the library was as quiet as a library should be, but on the other side of the glass windows, inside the children’s room, it was another story.
Central Texas College held its first-ever fall commencement ceremony on Dec. 8 at the Bell County Expo Center.
Jolly Old St. Nicholas will again be traveling throughout the city of Harker Heights on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, escorted by the Harker Heights Fire Department.
Not all sweets are created equal, nor bad for you. Some actually pack a lot of nutritional value, like the sweet potato.
Ever since becoming chartered in 2010, the Harker Heights Rotary Club has aimed at increasing membership and improving as an organization that is dedicated to the service of others.
NOLANVILLE — The Nolanville First United Methodist Church rang in the Christmas season at its 51st Lord’s Acre Chili Day & Bazaar on Sunday.
Thirty Harker Heights residents volunteer their personal time to serve on seven different commissions, boards, and committees. Some of them hold positions in more than one of these groups.
Local artisans showcased their creations at the first Senior Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 30 at the Harker Heights Activities Center.
Thirty-two employees representing nine departments within the city of Harker Heights were honored Tuesday at the quarterly employee recognition ceremony in the Activities Center at Stewart C. Meyer Public Library.
Harker Heights will host its 14th Annual Frost Fest today at the Market Heights Shopping Center.
It was a perfect evening for the Fourth Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at City Hall last Friday, except for a couple of things that were missing like snow and temperatures closer to the 40-degree range.
Each month the faculty and staff at Harker Heights High School gives a shout out to any staff member they believe deserves one.
Holiday season is here, and with it comes gift shopping, parades, tree lightings and sightings of Santa Claus around the Central Texas area.
Dr. Jim Anderson, creator of Vision XXI, under the guidance and support of the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce, handed out certificates of achievement to the sixth class of graduates during a Nov. 2 ceremony held at the Armed Services YMCA.
Sporting a bright red, white and blue Puerto Rican flag T-shirt, Al Garcia, a native of San Juan, proudly expressed his heritage, “Today everyone is from Puerto Rico,” Garcia said.
The city of Harker Heights will host its 14th Annual Frost Fest on Dec. 8 at the Market Heights Shopping Center.
The Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library’s Story Room burst into song Wednesday as 23 aspiring young musicians learned how to write songs from award-winning, Austin-based children’s artist, Joe McDermott.
Veterans and their families, city officials, active-duty soldiers and first responders from the police and fire departments gathered Nov. 9 for the annual Harker Heights veterans ceremony.
Indian Oaks Living Center in Harker Heights was the site of a celebration on Nov. 10 for 35 regular residents and four in hospice care who are military veterans.
Harker Heights City Council members met Tuesday to consider a rezoning request, a waiver of liens, amending the Utility Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 and set their holiday meeting schedule.
The Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library bounced to the beat Wednesday at its Early Child Literacy Workshop that featured a performance by award-winning children’s musician Joe McDermott.
Harker Heights City Council members met for a workshop Tuesday and heard updates on the Pet Adoption Center expansion, the roundabout project on Commercial Drive and the Warrior’s Path sewer main extension.
Arepitas, a charming little restaurant in Harker Heights, is shining a light on a cultural style of cooking that is unique here.
By large margins, Nolanville residents Tuesday voted to keep an incumbent council member in office and passed a proposition to reauthorize a local sales and use tax to fund road repairs and maintenance.