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Harker Heights residents may have heard a low roar around 1:30 p.m. Sunday, but there was nothing to worry about — it was just 679 motorcycles tearing down the highway toward Lampasas to donate toys to needy children during the 26th annual Tri-County Toy Run.

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People out shopping in Market Heights on Friday morning had a variety of reasons for braving the Black Friday hustle and bustle. For most, the experience was as much about spending time together as it was about finding a good deal on Christmas gifts.

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People usually get a passport to leave the country, go on a cruise or spend time climbing a tall mountain in Austria. But during all of last week, they stopped by the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce and picked up a special passport that allowed them an opportunity to participate in one of…

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Close to 100 people attended the Trinity Baptist Church in Harker Heights on Sunday for the annual Community Thanskgiving Service, and everyone was in high spirits. Members of the congregation were thankful for the community, as well as their personal holiday plans.

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According to the website timeanddate.com, Thanksgiving Day has been an annual holiday in the United States since 1863. There are claims that the first Thanksgiving Day was held in the city of El Paso in 1596. Another early event was held in 1619 in the Virginia Colony.

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Science Club, or Science Snippets as it’s also known due to its 30-minute time slot, brings short science lessons once a week to children roughly ages 6 to 12 at the Harker Heights Public Library.

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When Hobby Lobby puts Christmas items out in July, I am generally understanding. After all, there are a lot of crafty people (I mean this in the literal sense) who begin making their gifts during this time so these hand-made gifts will be completed on time, and who need a place to buy those …

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Retired Army veteran Roy Johnson, left, and veteran Dale Covan cut the U.S. Coast Guard cake during the Veterans Day festivities at the NorthSide Baptist Church in Nolanville on Sunday.

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Guest of honor, retired Staff Sgt. Roy Johnson, second from right, poses with his wife, Conny Johnson, center, pastor's wife Andrea Garber, left, and Pastor Adam Garber for the Veterans Day festivities at the NorthSide Baptist Church on Sunday in Nolanville. The event featured special servic…

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Guest of honor Staff Sgt. Roy Johnson received a variety of medals during his military career, including the Silver Star and the Purple Heart. The awards were on display during Sunday's banquet at NorthSide Baptist Church in Nolanville.

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Hayley Brinkley reads a book to children during a Literacy Fair hosted by the Harker Heights Public Library on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018.

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Kat Brotherton of Ms. Kat's Movement and Music out of Austin entertains children and their parents on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, during a Literacy Fair hosted by the Harker Heights Public Library.

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Palmeras Creator Mike Halabi, center, expresses his thanks to the crowd at the grand opening and ribbon-cutting of his new restaurant on Nov. 7 in Market Heights. He is flanked by brothers Younis, left, and Sami, right.

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Capt. Scott Rankin and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Boris Gallegos of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment salute the Posting of the Colors at the Nov. 8 ceremony.

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Cadet Master Sgt. Tatiana Tribio from the Harker Heights High School JROTC sings the national anthem during the Harker Heights Veterans Ceremony on Nov. 8.

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Every year, the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling, or STAR, gives awards to “recognize true stewards of environmental change in Texas from individuals, communities, organizations and businesses,” according to its website www.recyclingstar.org,

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Harker Heights Council members at their Nov. 6 workshop meeting continued their discussion about the two proposals for trash pickup and the optional “At Your Door” service for hazardous material as presented last week by Waste Management Inc.

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A representative of Waste Management, the residential waste collection service for the City of Harker Heights, met Tuesday with council members at a workshop to ask for an upgrading of services and a five-year contract extension.

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