Famous people I’ve met include Bob Hope
You’re going to think this is a quirky column, and I honestly
agree, but I thought it would be interesting to share with you some
of the famous people I’ve been privileged to meet, shaken hands
with and interviewed while I was a radio station news director — or
came in fairly close contact with them at an event.
Maybe you’ve met some famous people, too, and possibly some of
the same ones.
TxDOT hosts U.S. 190 expansion meeting
HARKER HEIGHTS — About 70 people, including residents,
contractors from surrounding cities and others, attended a public
meeting Tuesday hosted by the Texas Department of Transportation to
present the proposed expansion of U.S. Highway 190 through the city
limits of Harker Heights, Nolanville and Belton.
The meeting, held at the Activities Center at the Stewart C.
Meyer Harker Heights Public Library, was to present the proposed
design and solicit public input, according to Ken Roberts, public
information officer representing the TxDOT Waco District.
Heights American Legion honors police officer, firefighter of the year
HARKER HEIGHTS — The members of Jack D. Levy American Legion
Post 573 honored fire department firefighter/paramedic Ray Gandara
and police Officer Cesar Valdez as officers of the year during a
ceremony Friday at the post.
Gandara is a driver/operator and paramedic at the HHFD. He began
working with the department in 2010.
Nolanville bans use of devices by drivers
NOLANVILLE — With a unanimous vote of the City Council on
Thursday, Nolanville became the first city in Bell County to pass
an ordinance prohibiting the use of wireless communication devices,
such as cellphones, while driving.
Nolanville joins 90 other cities in Texas that already have an
ordinance in place addressing the issue and spelling out
Longtime Heights band conductor dies at 85
Carlton Morris, longtime conductor of the Heights Concert Band
and a Harker Heights resident, died Tuesday at Scott & White
Medical Center-Temple. He was 85.
Morris was the founder and conductor of the band, which
performed its first concert 39 years ago.
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