When Seton Medical Center in Harker Heights opened its doors in June 2012, 269 employees welcomed the first patients.

It was not just any regular birthday party on June 17 at Indian Oaks Living Center in Harker Heights but a celebration for the oldest resident at the center.

Planting a tree can achieve many goals — it can bear fruit, give shade and add beauty and value to a property. But it can also be a part of the healing process that provides comfort.

HARKER HEIGHTS — The city of Harker Heights is contesting a state environmental enforcement notice following a sewage leak from the city’s wastewater system into a tributary of Trimmier Creek in December.

The Harker Heights Event Center was filled with barbecue smoke and strains of soulful music Saturday as hundreds turned out to celebrate African-American culture and freedom.

Ray Gandara and Cesar Valdez are Harker Heights’ firefighter and police officer of the year.

A mighty “ARRGH!!!” rang out Wednesday in the Activities Center at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library, led by Lisa Youngblood, library director. After all, the theme of the day was “Even Pirates Read!”

Bananas were turned into hammers, liquids bubbled and changed colors, bouncy balls became hard as glass, lids popped off bottles and a fog was commanded to spray about 25 surprised children all in the name of science at the Harker Heights Public Library on Wednesday.

This year’s Killeen ISD summer musical, “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” is set for show times at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 22 and 23, at the Harker Heights High School auditorium.

The Harker Heights City Council on Tuesday voted to repeal the city’s requirement for garage sale permits and clarified garage sale requirements.

More than 100 teens made a huge splash at the Teen Pool Party at Carl Levin Outdoor pool on June 9.

Harker Heights City Manager David Mitchell last week participated in the U.S. Army War College 63rd Annual National Security Seminar in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

On the first day of the last week of school, a few excited teachers cheered to find out they would get some extra days of learning.

Jackeline Soriano Fountain, the winner of the June 3 runoff election for the Place 3 seat on the Harker Heights City Council, was sworn into office during a Tuesday workshop held in the council chambers at Harker Heights City Hall.

Economic Day was a hands-on kind of a learning experience June 1 for the members of the Chamber of Commerce Vision XXI 2017.

The library’s summer reading program was off to a “wonder”-ful start as approximately two dozen children and adults participated in the library’s Wonder Woman themed event Saturday.

Classic Italian pasta salad is a colorful and reliable, go-to pasta salad recipe ideal for summer dinners, parties and picnics.

Summer started with sirens blaring and horns honking at the “Big Truck Show” at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Height Public Library on Wednesday.

Kids love the challenges of science and building things.

Harker Heights residents will fill the final seat on the City Council when they go to the polls to vote in this weekend’s runoff election.

Harker Heights was the first local city to observe Memorial Day last weekend, hosting a parade and ceremony Saturday morning to recognize and remember members of the military who have given their lives in service to our nation.

With the ringing of the last dismissal bell of the school year on May 26, more than 125 students, most of them from Eastern Hills Middle School, made their way to the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library for the eighth annual End-of-Year Bash.

Peloton Ridge Country Club is under new management, but the new manager is familiar to club patrons.

BELTON — Reflecting on past successes and looking forward to future challenges, Harker Heights High School seniors stepped across the Bell County Expo Center stage Sunday as high school graduates.

The city of Harker Heights and Harker Heights Veterans Council invites the whole family to come out for the Memorial Parade and Ceremony on Saturday.

Many good things come in a jar — jam, candy and salad. Salad?

In addition to holding a public hearing that drew an overflow crowd about skyrocketing property taxes being leveled by the Bell County Tax Appraisal District, the Harker Heights City Council dealt with other issues Tuesday — most notably, voting to reduce the speed limit on U.S. Highway 190/…

Harker Heights Parks and Recreation held its first Age Out Loud event May 19 in celebration of Older Americans Month at the Activities Center on Indian Trail.

More than 230 Harker Heights voters cast ballots in the first three days of early voting for the City Council Place 3 runoff race.

A group of local landowners gathered at an emotional public hearing at Harker Heights City Hall on Tuesday to share horror stories of astronomical increases in their property tax bills.

The Vision XXI Leadership Class 2017 sponsored by the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center departed the Armed Services YMCA parking lot early on May 4 for their Fort Hood Day visit.

In its annual celebration of discovery and experimentation the Killeen Independent School District hosted its Elementary Science Olympiad on Saturday, where more than 400 students from 29 elementary schools competed in 16 events devoted to science.

Bright sunshine, a crystal blue sky, light winds and calm waters on Stillhouse Hollow Lake greeted participants at the Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Family Campout held Saturday and Sunday at Dana Peak Park.

City staff presented their first draft of a survey about waste management in Harker Heights during a workshop Tuesday.

While Franklin Whaples, of Harker Heights, was making a delivery in the 4800 block of Warrior’s Path for a local sandwich shop in late April, he was traveling up an incline in the northbound lane when he saw another vehicle on a collision course with his.

The Texas Silver-Haired Legislature is a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization comprised of about 120 elected representatives, from 123 districts, who are 60 years or older to advocate on issues concerning seniors.

Both candidates running in next month’s Harker Heights City Council runoff election say crime, education and veteran homelessness are not major problems in the city.

Cinco de Mayo is a nation-wide holiday that celebrates Mexico’s independence from Spain, but it’s also a time for fiesta, fun and food.

The Comfort Crew for Military Kids celebrated their 10-year anniversary Wednesday by packing Comfort Kits for children at Fort Hood.

HARKER HEIGHTS — Voters in Harker Heights elected a new mayor and re-elected an incumbent council member Saturday, but the race for a second council seat is headed for a June 3 runoff election.

At least 300 staff members at Seton Medical Center in Harker Heights enjoyed a free barbecue lunch Wednesday as part of their local annual Hospital Week Celebration. It is also National Hospital Week and coincides with Nurses Week.

A steady flow of shoppers strolled among 45 booths at the opening of the 7th annual Harker Heights Farmers Market on Saturday in front of Seton Medical Center.

Harker Heights and Nolanville voters were among the Killeen-area residents who went to the polls Saturday and elected incumbent Marvin Rainwater and newcomer Carlyle Walton to the Killeen Independent School District board of trustees.

More than 65 people gathered Tuesday in council chambers at Harker Heights City Hall to say farewell and share good thoughts with outgoing Mayor Rob Robinson.

Harker Heights Council members at a Tuesday workshop directed City Manager David Mitchell and Public Works Director Mark Hyde to set up a meeting with representatives from the Texas Department of Transportation to decrease the speed limit to 65 mph in the eastbound lane of U.S. Highway 190/I-14.

Harker Heights residents will go to the polls Saturday to select a mayor and two City Council members.

Mutts mingled with pampered pups, all lapping up the fun at Paws in the Park on Saturday at Purser Family Park on Mountain Lion Road.

With another school year winding down, an organization deeply tied to families in transition made a visit Wednesday to a school that prides itself on assimilating new students.

The texting while driving ordinance in Nolanville has been in effect for a little over a month, and city officials are reporting that it is having noticeable positive effects.

The Harker Heights City Council at its Tuesday workshop heard a proposal to update and amend up to 20 city ordinances and received a retail recruitment and economic development report from The Retail Coach.

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