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Friday 12/19/2014
Joy as bikes delivered to Harker Heights Elementary
Posted: December 19, 2014

As sunlight cast shadows and spread warmth across the school parking lot, the cool, comfortable morning might have been Christmas morning.

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Santa Claus will be cruising local streets on Dec. 24
Posted: December 19, 2014

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.

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And the holiday decorating contest winners are...
Posted: December 19, 2014

The Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department hosted its 15th annual Christmas outdoor lighting and decorating contest last week.

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Modern thieves are crafty in getting your info
Posted: December 19, 2014

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.

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Teen did the right thing when she found wallet filled with money
Posted: December 19, 2014

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.

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Annual Heights Frost Fest had new location, new tree
Posted: December 19, 2014

The 11th annual Harker Heights Frost Fest kicked off Dec. 12 with two new features.

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Nolanville holds its annual First Responders Parade
Posted: December 19, 2014

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.

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Friday 12/12/2014
Aycock gives ‘warning’ about legislative session
Posted: December 12, 2014

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.

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Friday 12/12/2014
Heights names Smith as Employee of the quarter
Posted: December 12, 2014

Coy Smith was named Employee of the Quarter at the Harker Heights employee recognition ceremony Tuesday.

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Nolanville’s Avenue H now open with new stop signs
Posted: December 12, 2014

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.

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Police presence impact holiday crime statistics
Posted: December 12, 2014

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.

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Price of gas: How low can it go?
Posted: December 12, 2014

The word is getting around: Harker Heights is quickly becoming the go-to place to purchase gasoline.

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Heights council wants more state money for parks
Posted: December 12, 2014

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.

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Residents in Nolanville encouraged to light up the city
Posted: December 12, 2014

NOLANVILLE — Nolanville residents are encouraged to light up the city for the holidays and prep their vocal chords to spread some holiday cheer.

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Friday 12/05/2014
Harker Heights ‘packs the pantry’
Posted: December 05, 2014

More than 6,000 pounds of food was collected for the Pack the Pantry food drive during November in Harker Heights.

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Final touches continue on FM 2410 bridge project
Posted: December 05, 2014

Despite a November target date for completion, construction for the Farm-to-Market 2410 Knights Way bridge is ongoing.

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Heights braces for annual Frost Fest fun Dec. 12
Posted: December 05, 2014

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.

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Fire department accepting applications for Santa Pal
Posted: December 05, 2014

Applications and donations are being accepted through Dec. 12 by the Harker Heights Fire Department for the annual Santa Pal program.

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Nolanville honors first responders at parade
Posted: December 05, 2014

NOLANVILLE — For the third year, the city will hold its annual Central Texas First Responders Holiday Parade.

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GO Heights slates indoor rock climbing as next program
Posted: December 05, 2014

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.

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Heights police investigate a range of crimes
Posted: December 05, 2014

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.

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Friday 11/28/2014
Fire department, Lions Club give away food baskets
Posted: November 28, 2014

The holiday season isn’t always cause for celebration, especially for those feeling the brunt of the economic downturn.

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Heights residents, businesses invited to sign up for lighting contest
Posted: November 28, 2014

Registration is now open for the 15th annual Heights Lights on Parade Outdoor Lighting and Decorating Contest.

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Historical figures come to life at Mountain View Elementary
Posted: November 28, 2014

Significant figures of history, science and culture came to life in a living museum Tuesday at Mountain View Elementary School.

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Cavazos PTO set to have Christmas craft fair
Posted: November 28, 2014

NOLANVILLE — There are only 26 shopping days left until Christmas.

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Rotarians share international experience
Posted: November 28, 2014

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

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Briefs
Posted: November 28, 2014

Wreath-laying Saturday

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Robbery, thefts mark start of holiday season
Posted: November 28, 2014

Last Sunday night, two men robbed Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers in Harker Heights, during which an undisclosed amount of money was stolen.

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Nolanville council stalls new police cruiser purchase
Posted: November 28, 2014

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.

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Friday 11/21/2014
Little ones book it to library for literacy fair
Posted: November 21, 2014

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.

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Heights council members approve duplex plans
Posted: November 21, 2014

Harker Heights council members approved preliminary plat designs Tuesday night for 42 dwelling units at new duplex sites.

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Bands combine for concert
Posted: November 21, 2014

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.

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Family Fun Night explores Thanksgiving
Posted: November 21, 2014

With freezing temperatures outside, parents searching for fun indoor activities didn’t need to look further than their local library.

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Friday 11/14/2014
Annual ceremony honors veterans
Posted: November 14, 2014

Veterans hold a special place in the city and the city wears its designation as a Purple Heart City proudly.

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Heights Fire Department welcomes new members
Posted: November 14, 2014

Harker Heights Fire Department staff and other guests welcomed two new members to the team, as they were sworn in Wednesday.

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Harker Heights collecting food items for those in need
Posted: November 14, 2014

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.

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Proceeds from 5k to benefit high school’s Red Brigade Band
Posted: November 14, 2014

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.

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Harker Heights to host second gingerbread house blueprints class
Posted: November 14, 2014

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.

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Canning vegetables class at Heights Activity Center seals the deal
Posted: November 14, 2014

Wondering what do with that bumper crop of okra, or how to store that fall green bean harvest to enjoy later?

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Deadline for fire department and Lions Club Thanksgiving baskets is today
Posted: November 14, 2014

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.

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News briefs
Posted: November 14, 2014

Cheetah Dash run/walk

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Possession of marijuana, theft, identity theft reported in city
Posted: November 14, 2014

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.

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Heights accepting applications for boards and commissions
Posted: November 14, 2014

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.

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Friday 11/07/2014
Field trip shows students their rural roots, ranch life
Posted: November 07, 2014

Reminding today’s urban youth of their rural roots, two ranch resident teachers took their students to the country.

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Heights officials move along with mobility plan
Posted: November 07, 2014

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.

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Comanche Gap Park plans continue; work to be done in phases
Posted: November 07, 2014

Planning for Comanche Gap Park continues, officials said.

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News briefs
Posted: November 07, 2014

Learn how to can vegetables Monday

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Holiday theft season approaching
Posted: November 07, 2014

Every year as the holiday season approaches, thefts and other related crimes begin to trend upward, more so as the Christmas holiday looms closer.

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Painting with a Twist Harker Heights to host fundraising event Tuesday
Posted: November 07, 2014

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.”

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Kiwanis Club meeting features dual presentation
Posted: November 07, 2014

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.

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Cavazos holds spirit night fundraiser
Posted: November 07, 2014

The Cavazos Elementary School PTO is raising money to buy additional playground equipment for the school.

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Friday 10/31/2014
Exploring things that go bump in the night
Posted: October 31, 2014

Seeing and talking to dead people is an exciting hobby for Ed Viera and members of the Central Texas Paranormal Society.

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Community honors businesses, leaders during chamber banquet
Posted: October 31, 2014

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. 

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‘Little Shop of Horrors’ brings laughts to Heights High
Posted: October 31, 2014

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. 

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Anderson embraces role at chamber
Posted: October 31, 2014

Jim Anderson came to this area in 1987. 

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Harker Heights to host second family camp out Nov. 7-8
Posted: October 31, 2014

Families can enjoy the great outdoors Nov. 7-8 during the Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department’s second family camp out. 

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Lions Club membership grows
Posted: October 31, 2014

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.

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Group starts writing project
Posted: October 31, 2014

An eclectic group of writers met for this year’s kickoff meeting of National Novel Writing Month at the Harker Heights library Oct. 22. 

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