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Friday 07/25/2014
Officials urge residents to sign up for emergency alert system
Posted: July 25, 2014

During last week’s water line break, a few city officials said they themselves didn’t receive initial notice of the outage.

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Two more resign from Nolanville City Council
Posted: July 25, 2014

NOLANVILLE — Since December, five people resigned from prominent positions within city government.

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Seniors learn tricks of the trade to estate planning
Posted: July 25, 2014

When the 20 senior citizens in attendance at “Trading Secrets” entered their meeting room July 18 at the Harker Heights Recreation Center, discussion started right away concerning the topic of the day: “What are the biggest estate planning mistakes?”

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Harker Heights ends third quarter with about $35.8 million in investments
Posted: July 25, 2014

As of June 30, the city of Harker Heights had total investments of about $35.8 million during the city’s third quarter.

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News briefs
Posted: July 25, 2014

Celebrate Batman’s 75th birthday with the library on Saturday

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Police blotter
Posted: July 25, 2014

Harker Heights police reports indicated:

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Friday 07/18/2014
Audience enjoys one-man Einstein show
Posted: July 18, 2014

Albert Einstein walked into the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library July 11 wearing shoes, but no socks, and a beige shirt buttoned at the collar beneath a gold sweater.

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Girl’s canned food drive at H-E-B collects 1,600 pounds
Posted: July 18, 2014

If Bella Kankelfitz and her brother, Hayden, had gone swimming at a lake or spent the weekend picnicking with family and friends — no one would have batted an eyelid.

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Friday 07/18/2014
Children build town with city planner’s guidance
Posted: July 18, 2014

Melissa West was focused.

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‘Black Gold’ for the garden: Series covers compost
Posted: July 18, 2014

A dozen participants met in the Harker Heights Activity Center Monday to learn the benefits and art of compost, or “black gold” for the garden.

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Church celebrates 25 years of service
Posted: July 18, 2014

NOLANVILLE — Despite five locations since its inception on July 16, 1989, members of NorthSide Baptist Church say the church is more than just a building.

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Church hosts first Parents Night Out
Posted: July 18, 2014

Vintage Church of Harker Heights launched its first Parents Night Out program July 11.

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Library programs take center stage at Kiwanis Club meeting
Posted: July 18, 2014

Lisa Youngblood is not only the director of the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library, she also is a member of the Harker Heights Kiwanis Club.

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News briefs
Posted: July 18, 2014

Junior golf league draws wait list

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Police blotter
Posted: July 18, 2014

Harker Heights police reports indicated:

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Friday 07/11/2014
Harker Heights youth conducts food drive
Posted: July 11, 2014

Instead of spending her Independence Day weekend focused on activities, 12-year-old Harker Heights resident Bella Kankelfitz wanted to give back.

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Nolanville public works director honored, set to retire
Posted: July 11, 2014

NOLANVILLE — Bob Pena will be 66 when he finally retires in the fall.

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Heights resident, organ recipient to compete in transplant games
Posted: July 11, 2014

Diagnosed with polycystic disease years ago, Harker Heights resident Glen Brashear’s future looked uncertain.

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Nolanville church celebrates 25 years
Posted: July 11, 2014

Olton Phillips has been the pastor of the NorthSide Baptist Church in Nolanville since it began 25 years ago. The original location of the church was in a store front on Rancier Road in Killeen.

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Kiwanis learn about child advocate organization
Posted: July 11, 2014

Each week, Harker Heights Kiwanis Club members recite the Kiwanis International mission statement to change the world, one child and one community at a time.

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Briefs
Posted: July 11, 2014

Family fun day at Carl Levin Park

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Police blotter
Posted: July 11, 2014

Harker Heights police reports indicated:

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Friday 07/04/2014
Kayakers learn skills for open water
Posted: July 04, 2014

Heather Cross kayaked before, but wasn’t sure if she was doing it right. So she took the first kayak class held by the Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department to find out.

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Ng military’s first black female aviator
Posted: July 04, 2014

NOLANVILLE — Marcy Ng changed history in the late 1970s and she didn’t even realize she was doing it at the time.

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Heights seniors picnic at Maypole Ranch
Posted: July 04, 2014

More than 45 people, many of whom regularly attend activities for seniors sponsored by Harker Heights Parks and Recreation, made a trip June 26 to the Maypole Ranch for the annual picnic hosted by Joyce Mayer, the city’s coordinator for senior activities.

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Police blotter
Posted: July 04, 2014

Harker Heights police reports indicated:

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During July, ‘Out is In’
Posted: July 04, 2014

In celebration of Parks and Recreation month, Harker Heights is challenging members of the community to spend one hour outside each day during July. Residents can accept the challenge by signing the “Out is In” pledge sheet and turning it to the Activities Center, 400 Indian Trail, or the Recreation Center, 307 Miller’s Crossing, by July 11.

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Friday 06/27/2014
Eagle Scout project teaches life lessons
Posted: June 27, 2014

Amid the bustle of traffic on Knight’s Way near Wampum Drive sits a mini-landscaped area that offers a view of three tall, metal figures, a red star between two black “H” letters.

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Nolanville discusses upcoming budget, including raises
Posted: June 27, 2014

NOLANVILLE — City Council members discussed the future of city employees’ salaries as well as other upcoming budget issues at their June 19 meeting.

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Feeding programs heat up
Posted: June 27, 2014

With school out for the summer, area organizations are hungry to help ensure families and children have meals to eat.

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Beckman named Employee of the Quarter
Posted: June 27, 2014

Municipal court employee Kevin Beckman was named Employee of the Quarter at the Harker Heights employee recognition ceremony Tuesday.

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Colonel briefs Heights officials on state of Army
Posted: June 27, 2014

Col. Viet Luong is familiar with the legendary support those stationed at Fort Hood receive from the community.

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Harker Heights police blotter
Posted: June 27, 2014

Harker Heights police reports indicated:

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News briefs
Posted: June 27, 2014

DAVA Unit 147 to host fundraiser

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Church hosts Sound of Worship Music Experience
Posted: June 27, 2014

Singers and musicians gathered at the Exalted Praise Worship Center in Harker Heights on June 13 to be a part of the first Sound of Worship Music Experience.

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Friday 06/20/2014
Teens make a splash during Dive-In
Posted: June 20, 2014

As sizzling temperatures approach, teens caught the party wave at the Harker Heights Teen Dive-In on June 13 at the Carl Levin Park outdoor pool.

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Dylan’s Ice Shack & Cafe opens in Harker Heights
Posted: June 20, 2014

When Dylan Navarro was born seven months ago, everything changed for his parents Gerardo “Jerry” Navarro, 35, and Stephanie Downard Navarro, 33.

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Heights officer, K-9 place at narcotics competition
Posted: June 20, 2014

Harker Heights Police Officer Christopher Villella and his K-9 partner Era typically train 10 hours a week.

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Two gear up for first competition
Posted: June 20, 2014

What wouldn’t Josie Reid and Amber Williamson do for a big bowl of spaghetti and a juicy, double-bun hamburger these days.

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Police blotter
Posted: June 20, 2014

Harker Heights police reports indicated:

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News briefs
Posted: June 20, 2014

Concert to benefit fallen and wounded officers Saturday

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Nolanville church hopes increase membership
Posted: June 20, 2014

NOLANVILLE — The Faith Fellowship and Christian Life Center has been a part of the Nolanville community for nearly five years.

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New Heights principal shares lessons learned
Posted: June 20, 2014

His dream job became a reality, but not without experiencing fear, anxiety, anger, discouragement and months of fighting a disease that could have taken his life.

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Seniors get crafty at Heights center
Posted: June 20, 2014

On any given Thursday morning at the Harker Heights Recreation Center, seniors gather to learn and create crafts through the Stampin’ Up program.

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Friday 06/13/2014
Children soar above Central Texas
Posted: June 13, 2014

KILLEEN — Flying a plane is on some people’s bucket lists, and at the ripe old age of 12, Cayli Katz got to check that box Saturday.

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School’s out for summer
Posted: June 13, 2014

As the clock struck 2 on the last day of school June 5, more than 200 Eastern Hill Middle School students made their way up the hill to the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Library to cut loose with their friends one last time before the official start of summer.

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Police chief warns Kiwanians about scams
Posted: June 13, 2014

In light of recent storms, Harker Heights Police Chief Mike Gentry told Kiwanis Club members at their regular meeting Wednesday to be wary of anybody who comes to their door soliciting home repair.

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War journalist recounts soldier’s compassion
Posted: June 13, 2014

BELTON — Retired Col. Renita Foster Menyhert told a story about a soldier, his compassion, and the special dress his bride wore at their wedding after the war.

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Police chief takes swing at youth softball league
Posted: June 13, 2014

NOLANVILLE — Police Chief Gary Kent remembers when he was a kid in St. Louis when he would throw a baseball around with local policemen as part of a mentoring program.

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Vision XXI learns about government
Posted: June 13, 2014

Members of the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce’s Vision XXI Leadership Class spent the day learning about government June 6.

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Heights receives high praise from USAA
Posted: June 13, 2014

For the first time, USAA named its top communities for military families and Harker Heights made the cut.

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Police Blotter
Posted: June 13, 2014

Harker Heights police reports indicated:

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Gardening class yields crafty gifts
Posted: June 13, 2014

A dozen participants met at the Harker Heights Activities Center on Monday to learn the craft of seed paper making.

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News briefs
Posted: June 13, 2014

Heights holds blood drive today

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Friday 06/06/2014
Graduating seniors pray, party together
Posted: June 06, 2014

Joy Moton and Kierra Parker have only been friends for a year, but they already know they’ll miss each other.

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Heights High named KISD ‘Blood Wars’ victors
Posted: June 06, 2014

After hoisting their new trophy for the benefit of a photo Tuesday, a group of medically minded students explained the real victory.

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Union Grove middle-schoolers learn cost of adulthood
Posted: June 06, 2014

A corporate mentorship program new to the area brought practical life lessons and impactful inspiration to Union Grove Middle School students.

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Farmers market collects items for food pantry
Posted: June 06, 2014

Need has no season.

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