Harker Heights and state officials are continuing to look into a system failure at the Trimmier Creek Lift Station that caused roughly 17,500 gallons of sewage to overflow into the Trimmier Creek tributary near a residential subdivision Tuesday.
Bell County has a serious problem: sex trafficking. What’s the source of this problem? Among other things, it’s the internet.
The “Buy a Brick” fundraising effort for the First Responder Memorial, sponsored by the 2019 class of Vision XXI, continues and as of Wednesday, the group had raised $23,000 through the sale of 112 bricks with more orders on the way.
Stellar Science Club at the Harker Heights Public Library has been a big hit over the summer, giving hands-on activities for science-lovers ages 5 to 12.
Two hundred students and parents along with 15 vendors and 25-30 teachers, staff members and administrators attended the first Union Grove Middle School “Back to School Bash” held August 15 at the campus.
The Armed Services YMCA has had many great camps for kids to choose from this summer, and youth sports programs remain a popular choice. Among those is the Basketball Camp, run by ASYMCA sports director Chris Runnels himself, and he teaches more than just the sport; he teaches lifelong lesso…
The Bell County Society of 40 Men and 8 Horses (40/8) Local 1031 presented its “City of the Year” Award to the mayor, city council and city manager of the City of Harker Heights during a special ceremony at Tuesday’s regular City Council meeting.
A Harker Heights resident expressed concern during Tuesday’s City Council meeting about the city taking over the operation of Dana Peak Park.
For the fifth year in a row, the Harker Heights Public Library and the First National Bank Texas have partnered to bring Library Game Show to area children. The program is a fun way to teach kids about budgeting and saving their money.
Hand washing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from becoming sick this season.
The Armed Services YMCA has got people talking about its Cooking Camp, and more specifically about the Cake Wars week that was held two weeks ago. Modeled after the Food Network’s show of the same name, the class of twelve boys and girls was treated to a crash course on baking from scratch, …
The people at the Harker Heights Public Library just can’t seem to help themselves. They hear about a good thing, latch onto it, and then bring it into the community to share.
The Harker Heights City Council on Tuesday heard presentations from Jerry Bark, director of Public Relations, and Joseph Molis, director of Planning and Development, about decisions made during the recent 86th Legislative Session that will directly affect the city of Harker Heights.
The stakes were high last week at the Armed Services YMCA, and the aromas coming from the test kitchen were mouth-watering, as 12 young bakers, ranging in age from 10 to 13, put their all into baking their best cakes for bragging rights (and a special first prize) during Cooking Camp Cake Wars.
The roundabout project was at one time a point of contention and concern for residents and business owners along Commercial Drive and Heights Drive plus the eastern entrance to the parking lot for the Harker Heights Wal-Mart and the Murphy USA gasoline fill-up island.
The music may have been turned off at the Carl Levin Park pool Sunday evening, but that doesn’t mean the waters were still.
Harker Heights Council members met for a 30-minute workshop Tuesdsay and heard Finance Director Alberta Barrett summarize a draft budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
The long-awaited and talk-of-the town roundabout will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Wednesday with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The public is invited to attend.
A request for a conditional-use permit from Kevin and Julie Tramp, the owners of the property at 703 W. Farm-to-Market 2410 and the neighboring lot to the west in Highland Oaks Estates, was considered by council members Tuesday, but not before Councilman John Reider, a local Realtor, stepped…
A nutritious, well-balanced diet coupled with physical activity lays the groundwork for superior health.
City officials in Harker Heights are warning residents about a company using “false claims” about the city’s water quality.
The Wednesday morning programs at the Harker Heights library have been drawing large crowds all summer, many of them in record numbers.
The agenda for Tuesday’s Harker Heights City Council workshop listed one item: Receive and discuss a presentation on the United States Census 2020.
The Vision XXI 2019 class met July 11 for Quality of Life Day.
About 50 people gathered Monday at the Harker Heights Public Library / Activities Center to hear city leaders share information about commercial heavy vehicle parking in residential zones and what has been tagged by some as the nuisance factor of vehicles parked on residential lawns.
It was indeed a super day at the Harker Heights Pubic Library on Saturday as more than 300 people came out to participate in the library’s sixth annual Superhero Day, a day that saw both the library and the Activities Center overtaken by superheroes of all sizes.
The Central Texas College Continuing Education department’s College for Kids classes continue throughout July.
In the mind of Jeff Achee, director of Parks and Recreation for the city of Harker Heights, the time has come to add a chapter to the city’s ordinances concerning the rules, policies, and procedures of the operation of the Parks and Recreation Department.
Every year beginning in early spring, animal shelters across the Northern Hemisphere are overrun with kittens.
We are barely into July, so there is still plenty of time left for children on their summer vacations. Many parents are looking for inexpensive activities for their children to do between now and the beginning of the new school year. Fortunately, the Armed Services YMCA offers just that.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the buildup of extra fat in liver cells not caused by excessive alcohol consumption.
The sounds of patriotism are a beautiful thing.
The use of dietary supplements has steadily increased throughout the years with reports estimating sales in the billions of dollars. Dietary supplements fall into three categories: vitamin and mineral supplements, herbal supplements and performance enhancing supplements.
City Council members at their July 9 meeting approved several items that will promote new and expanded business in Harker Heights.
It is barely into July, and the Harker Heights Public Library has already had a full slate of activities scheduled to keep children engaged.
Creature Teacher Belinda Henry was at the Harker Heights Public Library on Wednesday to bring hundreds of area children some exotic animals to look at for an out-of-this-world interactive learning experience.
The Heights Concert Band, under the direction of Randy Kelley, is hosting a free patriotic concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Killeen High School Auditorium, 500 N. 38th Street in Killeen. The doors open at 1:30 p.m.