Eight single-family housing permits issued last week in Heights

Harker Heights issued eight permits last week for new single-family residences, including two permits for homes in the 800 block of Old World Drive, two permits for homes in the 800 block of Olive Lane and two permits for homes in the 800 block of Tuscan Road.

Heights officials also issued permits for six new duplexes, four of which will be built in the 1400 block of Hopi Trail. One new duplex will be built on Dakota Trace and one on Aztec Trace.

Four new re-roofing permits were issued totaling $25,883.

Last week, the city approved 54 building permits valued at about $3.2 million. This brings the total for the year to at least 1,249 permits totaling about $50.3 million.

In 2014, the city approved 4,982 permits totaling about $93.5 million.

Jessica Pearce

Salado’s historic Stagecoach Inn Restaurant closes its doors

The historic Stagecoach Inn Restaurant in Salado closed its doors earlier this month, according to Salado Village Administrator Kim Foutz.

Employee Brittany Guthrie said the decision to close the doors was a purely an economic one.

The restaurant will remain closed for the near future, Guthrie said.

The Herald received reports that a Georgetown-area buyer was interested in the property, but no formal negotiations have taken place.

One of the oldest restaurants in Texas, the Stagecoach Inn Restaurant can trace its roots back to the Civil War era. In 2012, the restaurant received a Taste of Texas award for its roast prime rib, according to the motel’s website.

Although the restaurant is closed, the Stagecoach Inn itself remains open.

FME News Service

Heights council approves alcohol services for annual event

The Harker Heights City Council this week approved a request for alcohol services at the city’s 7th Annual Central Texas Food, Wine and Brew Festival.

The request was made by the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce.

This year’s festival is set for 4 to 10 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Harker Heights Community Park, 1501 E. Farm-to-Market 2410.

The use of alcohol on parks properties can’t be granted by the Parks and Recreation Department, but is rather given by permission through the City Council, Parks and Recreation Director Jerry Bark said.

The event is monitored through its ticket sales, which can be purchased at the chamber or through the chamber members themselves, he said.

Rachael Riley

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