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Friday 06/24/2016
Children build, program personal toys at Heights library event
Posted: June 24, 2016

It was a fun way of using Lego robot kits, but it definitely was not child’s play.

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CTC nursing department seeks faculty through upcoming job recruitment fair
Posted: June 24, 2016

The Central Texas College Nursing department will host a job recruitment fair on July 13. The college is seeking adjunct and full-time faculty for its vocational and associate degree nursing programs. Nurses with an unrestricted license or hold privilege to practice nursing in Texas are encouraged to attend and apply. The recruitment fair will be held in the first floor atrium of the CTC Nursing Center (Building 155) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Town hall event pulls back curtain on city government
Posted: June 24, 2016

Stephen Lance has been a Harker Heights resident since 2008 but never met a public official or the mayor until last Thursday.

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‘The Little Rascals’ draws crowd to first Film and Food Friday
Posted: June 24, 2016

As the sun set and the heat of the day started to ease, families gathered on a slope catching each breeze.

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Heights graduates receive scholarships
Posted: June 24, 2016

Harker Heights High School graduates Luis Garcia and Marlene Mundell are each recipients of $5,000 Rotary District 5870 scholarships presented by the Harker Heights Rotary Club.

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LULAC Council hosts Seton blood drive for Orlando shooting victims
Posted: June 24, 2016

In light of the tragedy in Orlando, Fla., the League of Latin American Citizens Herencia Council No. 4297 sponsored a blood drive at Seton Medical Center on Wednesday.

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Friday 06/17/2016
Heights council OKs purchase of police body cameras
Posted: June 17, 2016

The Harker Heights City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved their participation in the purchase of 47 body cameras, one 28 terabyte server for video storage plus related docking/charging stations and accessories.

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Nolanville girl finds time to perform while tutoring her peers
Posted: June 17, 2016

Emma Rose Gill, 12, of Nolanville, was an actress for about two years and then made a decision that would make a difference in her life and the lives of others.

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Friday 06/17/2016
Heights hospital announces partnership to save patients money
Posted: June 17, 2016

Matt Maxfield recently received a call that a friend tore a rotator cuff and needed surgery.

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CTC chancellor speaks to Rotary Club
Posted: June 17, 2016

Central Texas College Chancellor Jim Yeonopolus shared an update about the college with the members of the Harker Heights Rotary Club at their June 2 regular meeting.

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Barbershop Chorus donates more than $500 to Wreaths for Vets program
Posted: June 17, 2016

The Texas Country Gentlemen Barbershop Chorus from the Centroplex Chapter, headquartered in Temple, has donated more than $500 to the Wreaths for Vets program in Killeen sponsored by the Friends of the Central Texas StateVeterans Cemetery.

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An ounce of prevention can halt falling in young and old- Part 2
Posted: June 17, 2016

Last week we talked about basic measures to decrease the risk of falling for you or your family.

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Harker Heights offers ‘Film and Food Fridays’ for first time this summer
Posted: June 17, 2016

A new, free and family-friendly summer event, “Film and Food Fridays”, gets started tonight at the Carl Levin Amphitheater at 400 Miller’s Crossing.

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Go Heights program offers survival skills training at Community Park
Posted: June 17, 2016

Despite the hot and humid weather, participants gathered at Community Park on Thursday for a free survival skills training class

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Geekfest still offering ‘early-bird’ ticket prices for festival attendees
Posted: June 17, 2016

Geekfest 2016 is taking over Central Texas College’s Mayborn Science Theatre and Anderson Campus Center from Aug. 12-14.

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Skipcha Elementary hosts Camp Heights for local kids
Posted: June 17, 2016

It was barely 9:30 in the morning, but about 20 kids walked, jogged and some sprinted inside the gym at Skipcha Elementary in Harker Heights. Camp Heights 2016 was in full swing for its first week of summer fun.

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Tuesday 06/14/2016
Residents donate blood at City Hall drive
Posted: June 14, 2016

Blood donors arrived at City Hall last Friday morning as the bloodmobile parked out front announced that a drive was underway.

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Friday 06/10/2016
Nolanville cafe struggles to grow business
Posted: June 10, 2016

NOLANVILLE — Business started out great when Cooney’s Café, at 201 N. 10th St in Nolanville, opened in October.

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Friday 06/03/2016
Armed Services YMCA wellness center now open for community
Posted: June 03, 2016

For the past two years, Megan Gold, of Harker Heights, visited the Purser Family Park with her 2-year-old son, Robert, and watched construction.

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Crowd gathers to say farewell to retiring fire chief
Posted: June 03, 2016

An overflow crowd of well-wishers gathered at the Harker Heights Public Library / Activities Center on May 27 to honor Fire Chief Jack Collier.

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Our noisy world can damage hearing
Posted: June 03, 2016

When most individuals think about hearing loss, they tend to associate it with old age. In fact, some people reject wearing much-needed hearing aids because they don’t want to look “old.”

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HARP volunteers raise $800 for program
Posted: June 03, 2016

There are 1,485 students in the Killeen ISD Homeless Awareness Response Program (H.A.R.P.)

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Mere days into summer break, libraries welcome young readers
Posted: June 03, 2016

With summer break barely started, the Killeen ISD elementary school libraries are looking to extend reading into June, and one is going mobile this month.

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Heights officials give thanks for freedom during annual observances
Posted: June 03, 2016

Several hundred residents, service members, veterans and their families attended the annual Harker Heights Memorial Ceremony and parade on Saturday.

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Friday 05/27/2016
Heights council approves contract for renovation, honors seniors
Posted: May 27, 2016

The Harker Heights City Council on Tuesday passed a resolution to hire Architectural Edge Inc. of Temple for architectural and engineering services for the remodeling, renovation and an addition at the Central Fire Station on Indian Trail Drive.

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Taco Bell gives checks to Heights seniors
Posted: May 27, 2016

The staff of the new Taco Bell on Farm-to-Market 2410 / Knight’s Way in Harker Heights honored graduating seniors Saturday at a special event featuring performances by the Harker Heights High School cheerleaders and the school’s flag corps.

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Harker Heights seniors have picnic for last hurrah
Posted: May 27, 2016

In one of the last times together before graduation, more than 100 seniors and their families attended the fifth annual Harker Heights High School senior class picnic Sunday at the Harker Heights Community Park.

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Memorial parade, ceremony set for Saturday in Heights
Posted: May 27, 2016

The city of Harker Heights and Harker Heights Veterans Council invites area residents to the Memorial Parade and Ceremony, scheduled for Saturday morning.

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Armed Services YMCA to open its doors today in Heights
Posted: May 27, 2016

Doors to the new Armed Services YMCA wellness center will open at 10 a.m. today.

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Fire Chief Jack Collier to retire today after 42 years of service
Posted: May 27, 2016

A retirement ceremony for Fire Chief Jack Collier will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Harker Heights Activities Center, 400 Indian Trail.

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The many consequences of leaving hearing loss untreated
Posted: May 27, 2016

According to recent statistics, there are approximately 36 million individuals in the United States who suffer from some form of hearing sensitivity loss.

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New Best Western opens doors, draws crowd with Jeep show
Posted: May 27, 2016

Since April 2, a new Best Western hotel has taken up residence in Harker Heights at 511 Pan American Drive.

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Friday 05/20/2016
Union Grove students spread compassion in burst of service
Posted: May 20, 2016

In a three-hour storm burst of service, Union Grove Middle School spread waves of compassion across four cities and around the globe Monday.

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Heights vendors sell homemade food, jewelry at Farmers Market
Posted: May 20, 2016

Among the almost 50 vendors at the farmers market held on the front lawn of Seton Medical Center every Saturday morning, four of those are true blue Harker Heights residents who are serving up homemade items from extremely hot sauce to kettle corn.

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ASYMCA wellness center grand opening approaches
Posted: May 20, 2016

Finishing touches continue for the construction of the Armed Services YMCA wellness center set to open next week.

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Deadline to register for Memorial Parade is Tuesday
Posted: May 20, 2016

Tuesday is the last day for businesses, groups and organizations to register for the annual city of Harker Heights and Harker Heights Veterans Council Memorial Parade.

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Early voting in runoffs ends today
Posted: May 20, 2016

Early voting ends today for the May 24 Republican runoff elections for District 54 state representative and District 24 state senator.

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Killeen ISD Education Foundation awards 10K in scholarships
Posted: May 20, 2016

The KISD Education Foundation honored the top 10 seniors from the district’s four high schools and their chosen most influential teachers Monday night at the annual Starmakers Academic Recognition Banquet.

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Thomson talks to Rotary Club
Posted: May 20, 2016

Maj. Gen. John C. Thomson III, commander of the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, spoke recently to the members of the Harker Heights Rotary Club.

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Kiwanians discuss Mounted Warrior Museum at meeting
Posted: May 20, 2016

The effort to construct the Mounted Warrior Museum near the main entrance of Fort Hood continues.

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Make vacation easy on your feet
Posted: May 20, 2016

Although rest and relaxation are the goals for most vacations, they usually involve a lot of walking and a lot of walking usually involves sore feet.

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Friday 05/13/2016
Allergy drops are safe and effective
Posted: May 13, 2016

Living in Central Texas, the phrase “seasonal allergies” seems a bit out of place, because we don’t have a month without significant pollen counts.

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Officials thank term-limited councilman for service to city
Posted: May 13, 2016

With the exception of one year off between his city council term limits, Pat Christ committed a dozen years to Harker Heights.

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Council denies small business owner permit to continue services
Posted: May 13, 2016

Isabel Northington, who provides physical therapy services, out of her home at 129 Wind Ridge in Harker Heights, came before the Harker Heights City Council on Tuesday seeking approval of a conditional-use permit for the continuation of her business, Bellah Therapies, LLC.

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Bell County residents seek Nolanville annexation delay
Posted: May 13, 2016

NOLANVILLE — Bell County residents are asking City Council members to delay their May 19 vote regarding “forced” annexation.

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Crimson Belles set to dance Saturday
Posted: May 13, 2016

The HHHS Crimson Belles and Rosettes Dance Teams Spring Show is Saturday May 14th at 7pm in the Harker Heights High School Auditorium. With performances from SMC Boys crew, Dance I-IV classes, The Union Grove middle school Golden Belles dance team and Timber Ridge elementary Rangerettes.

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Nolanville church hosts neighborly meet-and-greet at FUMC
Posted: May 13, 2016

NOLANVILLE — In the spirit of an old-fashioned block party, the first Community May Day Celebration “Get to Know Your Neighbors” event was held Sunday at Nolanville First United Methodist Church.

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Lions Club discusses recent convention
Posted: May 13, 2016

The Lions Club of Harker Heights continues to debrief and discuss the District 2-X3 Convention they held April 16 in Killeen.

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Early voting starts next week for state Senate 24, House 54 races
Posted: May 13, 2016

Early voting begins Monday for the May 24 Republican runoff elections for District 54 state representative and District 24 state senator.

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The Force comes to Heights library
Posted: May 13, 2016

The Force completely took over the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library for the 3rd Annual Star Wars Party on May 7. Fans young and old filled the library’s party with many children dueling playful battles testing their Jedi light saber skills.

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Friday 05/06/2016
Kids attend ‘Star Wars’-themed science day at Heights library
Posted: May 06, 2016

More than 20 kids sharpened their concentration skills during the “Star Wars May the 4th Be with You Science for Kids” event Wednesday at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library.

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Teen Cafe takes place in a galaxy far, far away, kicks off week of sci-fi events
Posted: May 06, 2016

The Force was as strong as ever on Monday at the Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library during the “Star Wars” Teen Café attended by about 40 youths.

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So Natural holds second ribbon cutting after ‘Restaurant Impossible’ episode
Posted: May 06, 2016

The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce seldom sponsors two ribbon-cutting ceremonies for the same business, but in the case of the newly transformed So Natural Organic Restaurant and Market, it happened again Wednesday.

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Crime victims still have a voice in Bell County
Posted: May 06, 2016

We hear it, see it and read it in communications media nearly every day. The perpetrators of crime are sentenced to lengthy incarcerations for their crimes and possibly fined large sums as restitution.

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Be kind to your voice: Part 2
Posted: May 06, 2016

Last week, I presented some tips to help keep the voice healthy, including drinking plenty of water, avoiding voice misuse and overuse, and allowing your voice to rest when you have severe laryngitis. This week I have three more tips to keep you talking.

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Annual Farmers Market to open Saturday with extended time frame
Posted: May 06, 2016

The 6th Annual Harker Heights Farmers Market will kick off the season starting at 8 a.m. Saturday.

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Former Heights man makes the cut for cancer benefit
Posted: May 06, 2016

What started out as Peter Young initially growing his hair out to dress up like Bruce Lee for Halloween led to more than 31 inches of flowing locks to benefit cancer patients.

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Heights kids set up drink stands at local parks for annual event
Posted: May 06, 2016

In conjunction with National Lemonade Day, young entrepreneurs on Sunday set up lemonade stands throughout Harker Heights to get a taste of life as future business owners.

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