As sunlight cast shadows and spread warmth across the school parking lot, the cool, comfortable morning might have been Christmas morning.
Harker Heights Fire Department personnel will again do their part this year to spread holiday cheer up and down select streets throughout Harker Heights with Santa Claus riding on the back of a fire truck.
The Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department hosted its 15th annual Christmas outdoor lighting and decorating contest last week.
We typically think about credit card fraud when making ATM transactions, paying with credit at restaurants or making online purchases. This is a good thing, as fraud does indeed occur in those venues nationally.
Freshman Ademaya Agunbiade is one of Harker Heights High School’s Knights of the Month for December after she found and returned a money-packed wallet.
The 11th annual Harker Heights Frost Fest kicked off Dec. 12 with two new features.
NOLANVILLE — Nolanville residents came out to honor local first responders Dec. 13 during the city’s annual First Responders Parade. Fire trucks, police cars, trailers and vehicles from local departments and schools participated in the parade.
Speaking at the Dec. 4 Harker Heights Rotary Club meeting, District 54 State Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock, R-Killeen, amused the crowd by using the word “warning” to announce the beginning of the next legislative session was looming in the near future.
Coy Smith was named Employee of the Quarter at the Harker Heights employee recognition ceremony Tuesday.
NOLANVILLE — The improvements to Avenue H are complete, and officials conducted a final walk-through of the project earlier this month, Nolanville Public Works Director Bob Pena told the City Council at a meeting last week.
The low number of crime reports in Heights this week didn’t just “happen.” No. This is the result of pro-active policing and crime prevention strategies.
The word is getting around: Harker Heights is quickly becoming the go-to place to purchase gasoline.
Harker Heights City Council is requesting members of Texas’ 84th Legislature to support increased funding of at least $15.5 million a year to the state’s parks and recreation account.
NOLANVILLE — Nolanville residents are encouraged to light up the city for the holidays and prep their vocal chords to spread some holiday cheer.
More than 6,000 pounds of food was collected for the Pack the Pantry food drive during November in Harker Heights.
Despite a November target date for completion, construction for the Farm-to-Market 2410 Knights Way bridge is ongoing.
The city of Harker Heights along with the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce and Market Heights Shopping Center invite the public to attend the 11th annual Frost Fest.
Applications and donations are being accepted through Dec. 12 by the Harker Heights Fire Department for the annual Santa Pal program.
NOLANVILLE — For the third year, the city will hold its annual Central Texas First Responders Holiday Parade.
Individuals wanting to learn how to climb who aren’t quite ready for mountains can test the ropes and be bold at the next Get Outdoors Heights program.
The holidays seem to bring out the best and worst in people. Fortunately the best in people appears to overshadow the bad deeds of bad seeds.
The holiday season isn’t always cause for celebration, especially for those feeling the brunt of the economic downturn.
Registration is now open for the 15th annual Heights Lights on Parade Outdoor Lighting and Decorating Contest.
Significant figures of history, science and culture came to life in a living museum Tuesday at Mountain View Elementary School.
NOLANVILLE — There are only 26 shopping days left until Christmas.
It has been several months since the 105th Rotary International Convention in Sydney, Australia, but four of the members from the Harker Heights Rotary Club who attended gave a report about their adventure to fellow club members during the regular meeting Nov. 20
Last Sunday night, two men robbed Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers in Harker Heights, during which an undisclosed amount of money was stolen.
NOLANVILLE — Although the city’s 2015 fiscal year budget includes the purchase of a new police vehicle, council members put the brakes on approving the purchase Thursday.
Dozens of children under 3 feet tall jumped up and down as award-winning children’s performer Joe McDermott strummed his guitar and sang about cowgirls and cowboys Wednesday.
Harker Heights council members approved preliminary plat designs Tuesday night for 42 dwelling units at new duplex sites.
COPPERAS COVE — The partnership between professional, semi-professional and high school instrumental musicians is a successful venture in the both Copperas Cove and Heights. It was proven again Nov. 13 as the Copperas Cove High School Band and Wind Ensemble and the Harker Heights Concert Band teamed up for an evening of music at Lea Ledger Auditorium.
With freezing temperatures outside, parents searching for fun indoor activities didn’t need to look further than their local library.
Veterans hold a special place in the city and the city wears its designation as a Purple Heart City proudly.
Harker Heights Fire Department staff and other guests welcomed two new members to the team, as they were sworn in Wednesday.
Area residents can help ensure stomachs are stuffed and not empty for the holidays by participating in the city’s fourth annual canned food drive.
Members of the Harker Heights High School Red Brigade Band will trade in musical instruments for race bibs during its second annual “Band on the Run” 5k run Saturday at the Harker Heights High School, 1001 E. Farm-to-Market 2410.
Area residents wanting to gain sweet skills need to sign up by 5 p.m. Nov. 19 to participate in the Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department’s free gingerbread house blueprints class.
Wondering what do with that bumper crop of okra, or how to store that fall green bean harvest to enjoy later?
The Harker Heights Fire Department and Harker Heights Lions Club are teaming up again this year to provide Thanksgiving food baskets to residents in need this season.
Two thefts were reported to police this week. One was a shoplifting theft in the 2000 block of Heights Drive and the second theft was in a residential neighborhood in the 100 block of Arlo Road.
The city of Harker Heights is currently accepting applications for the following boards and commissions: Library Board, Planning & Zoning Commission,Parks & Recreation Advisory Board, Zoning Board of Adjustments, Public Safety Commission, and Animal Advisory Board.
Reminding today’s urban youth of their rural roots, two ranch resident teachers took their students to the country.
With Harker Heights officials updating the first thoroughfare phase of the city’s Mobility 2030 Plan in May, second and third phases were evaluated during a workshop Tuesday.
Planning for Comanche Gap Park continues, officials said.
Every year as the holiday season approaches, thefts and other related crimes begin to trend upward, more so as the Christmas holiday looms closer.
As part of the nation’s largest paint-and-sip franchise, Painting with a Twist Harker Heights will participate in the company’s system-wide fundraising event Nov. 11 to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation through the company’s charitable arm, “Painting with a Purpose.”
Harker Heights Kiwanis Club members Lisa Youngblood and Vivian Marschik teamed up at Tuesday’s luncheon meeting to give a dual presentation about the Builders Club at Eastern Hills Middle School and Key Club at Harker Heights High School.
The Cavazos Elementary School PTO is raising money to buy additional playground equipment for the school.
Seeing and talking to dead people is an exciting hobby for Ed Viera and members of the Central Texas Paranormal Society.
Volunteers, businesses and community activists that all made contributions to city growth were honored Monday during the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce’s 26th annual banquet.
Filled with dark humor and toe-tapping songs, the Harker Heights High School’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors,” gave audiences a big comic relief last weekend.
Jim Anderson came to this area in 1987.
Families can enjoy the great outdoors Nov. 7-8 during the Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department’s second family camp out.
At the end of last year, there were 906 Lions Clubs in Texas, 20,700 members strong, with an additional 35 new clubs chartered across the state.