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The Harker Heights City Council and several department directors sponsored an Employee Recognition Ceremony this week to congratulate new employees, staff members receiving years of service pins, promotions, and the recipients of the year for the third and fourth quarters of 2019.

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At the end of December, Science Club will be taking a break until the summer. But that doesn’t mean that children’s librarian Amanda Hairston is holding back anything from the club’s young members; if anything, she’s upping the ante on the learning.

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The story of Shiloh Wester is one of someone who goes to work for an organization doing a small job but over a period of time learns the ropes, climbs the corporate ladder to success and becomes the one who is selected as the frontrunner.

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Applications for the Santa Pal program, sponsored by the Harker Heights Fire Department and the Heights Lions Club, will be accepted Dec. 2-6 and Dec. 9-13.

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Jeff Achee, director of Parks and Recreation, stood before a crowd of about 20 people on Nov. 14 in Council Chambers at Harker Heights City Hall to begin the third and final public forum concerning the launching of the 2020-2030 City of Harker Heights Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan.

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The Harker Heights Public Library held an Early Literacy fair for children and their parents on Wednesday morning in honor of Harker Heights Book Week. This was the ninth year that the library has held such an event, with about 150 people attending.

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The annual Harker Heights community Thanksgiving service is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church in Harker Heights.

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Kelsey Pribilski may have only graduated from high school a scant 10 years ago, but what she has done in these intervening years is take the loves of her life and parlay them into a career that most of us wish we had.

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It’s not unusual for the Harker Heights Public Library to have a number of teenagers from Eastern Hills Middle School stop by on any given afternoon once school lets out. And once a month, library clerk Rose Ramon even has a project waiting for them as part of the teen program she leads.

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The Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department’s adaptive sports program, also known as Ability Sports, has had a regular rotation of different sports that parents can enroll their children in to try. Some of the past sports have included rock climbing and bowling, and for the next month…

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KISD Superintendent John Craft is proposing the district consider another school bond issue to build three elementary schools and on-campus stadiums and said he will be putting together another bond steering committee to study options.

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On the heels of two public forums sponsored by Harker Heights Parks and Recreation that provided information and answered questions from residents about the department’s 10-year Parks and Trails Master Plan, a third one is scheduled for Thursday in Council Chambers at City Hall, starting at 6 p.m.