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You don’t have to like football to enjoy reading ‘Counting the Days’

You don’t have to like football to enjoy reading ‘Counting the Days’

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You have a job, go to work, and there are things you expect for it.

Recent rains may send trees toppling over

Recent rains may send trees toppling over

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Have you noticed any downed trees? I have, along with cracked and even broken branches in yards and on rooftops. Some, if not most, can be bla…

Do your part to keep Texas roads trash free

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Pride and patriotism are always at an all-time high during the Olympic Games. We love to see our U.S. athletes not only compete and win, but a…

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KDH Digital Services

KDH Digital Services

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Bus Station Tours Killeen 245-526-0545 Arrow Trailways Of Texas

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Arrow Trailways of Texas has been in business for over 70 years and is an asset to the Central Texas area. We are based out of Killeen, Texas and offer a wide variety of transportation and travel related services. We offer local sight seeing and group charter services to anywhere in the USA and Canada, for any length of time. US Department of Defense Safety Certified Deluxe 49 and 57 Passenger Coaches Airport and Amtrak Transfers Passenger Restroom Equipped Casino Packages ADA Coaches  Branson, MO Trips Video Equipped  Sporting Events Licensed Uniformed Drivers Field Trips Local Personalized Service Senior Groups Local Daily Sightseeing Schools Group Charter Service to Anywhere in the USA Social/Church Groups All Major Credit Cards Accepted Sightseeing Tours Our motorcoaches are equipped with GPS, which allows us to maintain a constant surveillance of their position from the moment they depart until they arrive safely at your destination. All of our drivers are trained in accident prevention and securement procedures. For more than 20 consecutive years, Arrow Trailways has been awarded the “Annual National Trailways Safety Award." Providing Nationwide and Intercity Bus Service connecting with Greyhound Ride in comfort to Temple, Waco, Georgetown, Round Rock, Austin and Houston. Connect with our partners for destinations all over North America.

Limo Service Killeen 254-285-8405 Ambiance Limousine And Transportation

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Ambiance Limousine and Transportation was founded in 2014. We are a new company filled with excitement and energy. Everything we do challenges the status quo. We believe in thinking outside of the box. The way we challenge the status quo is by providing an affordable, quality service. At Ambiance we focus on professionalism and high quality customer service. Ambiance Limousine is a ground transportation company servicing Central Texas. At Ambiance, we are committed to excellent customer service, by providing our customers with professional, courteous, and well-trained chauffeurs. Whether you are planning a romantic evening out, a cruise around the city, or just needing a cost-effective, comfort ride to and from a corporate meeting or the airport give us a call. One of our objectives is to be your first choice. When private companies, restaurants, and party planners consider world class services, they can think of Ambiance. We provide full-service valet and transportation solutions to restaurants, hotels, private parties, fundraisers, non-profit organizations, weddings, and birthday parties to name a few. By giving our customers first class service we earn a first class reputation. Headquartered in Killeen, Texas, Ambiance Limousine and Transportation is centrally located to serve all venues within our service area, including Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, Temple, Waco, Georgetown, Belton, Round Rock, Fort Hood, Gatesville, Moody, Beverly Hills, Troy, Hewitt, Lorena, McGregor, Academy, Holland, Bartlett, Granger, Salado, Jarrell, Sun City, and Austin. We have an affiliate network which allows us to provide professional, safe, and timely chauffeured transportation to areas outside of Central Texas for sightseeing tours and sporting events. If you can imagine the event, we can provide world class service! “The Sky is the Limit” We offer a modern fleet of sedans, SUVs, limousines, and mini-coaches, guaranteed safe, clean and on time. Just sit back and relax while our well-trained chauffeurs drive you to your destination in style. We invite you to explore our range of limousine and transportation services as well as employment opportunities. Contact us today with any questions. "WE ARE NOT JUST A SERVICE, WE ARE AN EXPERIENCE!”  

Executive Property Management

Executive Property Management

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Experience, professionalism and attention to detail are the hallmarks of Executive Property Management‘s top-of-the-line services to clients in Lampasas County and beyond.Lampasas attractive lifestyle, ideal location, great schools and sense of community continue to attract new residents to the area. With exciting growth taking place, Executive Property Management is committed to bringing new families to Lampasas and helping its clients thrive.Executive Property Management all-star team offers knowledge and excellent customer service that is the key to proven management solutions for property owners and tenants.  Whether it’s single-family homes, multi-family units, apartments or commercial properties, EPM has the skills and personal approach to get the job done.Meet the motivated, community-rooted team that is always hard at work to help you achieve your goals!Leasing consultant Kara Hedlund coordinates all the key details between tenants while drawing up the lease agreements, and striving to create a good match for the owner and tenant of each unique property EPM manages.Executive Property Management detailed background checks — which include criminal  history, credit reports, and leasing applicats’ employment and rental histories — lead to satisfied owners. In addition, the yearly renewal process and regular property evaluations ensure that the rental agreements continue to meet both parties’ needs and that properties stay in good conditions.Kara also coordinates maintenance requests so properties stay in good shape and tenants needs are addressed properly.Eddie Cronk, owner of Many Nations Maintenance, offers a 24-hour concierge service for EPM properties. Eddie is licensed, bonded and insured, giving clients the confidence that he will do the job right.Maintenance requests go through Eddie, a stickler for detail who protects property owners’ interests while making sure renters are comfortable. Eddie guarantees all repairs or requests for property upkeep will be addressed within 24 hours.EPM is equipped to handle everything from minor repairs to complete remodels, and it offers a service hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Eddie has worked for many prestigious management companies, but he said EPM sets the standard for Central Texas.“They go above and beyond”, he said. “There are qualities and services they provide that no one else does.”Management consultant Kayleigh Livengood  of Lampasas provides information to owners about how professional property management can simplify their business endeavors and make them more profitable. Through careful market evaluations, Kayleigh ensures that all details regarding management agreements are met.Kayleigh provides individual attention to each owner and also works closely with Executive Property Management  state-of-the-art accounting department.With online credit, debit and ACH services, all rents are collected electronically and owners are paid electronically  in a secure system. In addition, owners receive detailed monthly and end-of-the-year statements electronically. EPM  is monitored by an outside certified public accounting firm to ensure the highest standards in financial transactions.Fran Womack, executive assistant/marketing, is a Lampasas resident who is passionate about customer service.Fran offers personalized service to keep property listings up to date, and she coordinates print and online advertising while communicating with the Chamber of Commerce about properties. Fran answers calls and ensures effective communication among all EPM  team members.EPM  offers three online listing sites and an in-house vacancy list to help the management team advertise properties thoroughly and in the right markets.Referrals from real estate agents are also an important part of Executive Property Management approach, said owner Nancy Sisco-Carothers, who emphasized the EPM does not list and sell properties. By not spending time on sales, the team focuses its full energy and attention on serving tenants and owners.Whether you need a place to stay or require proven management solutions for your property, contact Executive Property Management today!

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Editorials / Letters to the Editor

Killeen reader challenges City Council to take action on budget

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Killeen reader praises Killeen police for taking part in community events

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Editorial: Killeen council has no choice but to cut spending

Editorial: Killeen council has no choice but to cut spending

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Killeen City Council members are coming to the stark realization the only way they can balance the 2017 budget is by making some serious cuts.

Briefs

North 24th Street in Killeen to close for 3 weeks

North 24th Street in Killeen to close for 3 weeks

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Killeen’s North 24th Street, from Parmer Avenue to Greenwood Avenue, will be closed for three weeks, beginning Monday.

Pet adoption event set for Sept. 17 at Expo Center

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The Rescue Magazine Pet Adoption Extravaganza is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Bell County Expo Center. in Belton.

Killeen police investigate crash on Bunny Trail

Killeen police investigate crash on Bunny Trail

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A concrete mixer truck and a Killeen utilities collection pickup truck crashed on Bunny Trail on Friday afternoon, according to a news release…

It’s a good time to clean and organize your sewing room

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This is the time of year when most quilters grind to a halt. With the temperatures over 100 degrees, we just want to hide in the house behind …

Harker Heights Public Library offers valuable resources for new school year

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A new school year brings new academic challenges. The Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library is a valuable resource for students of al…

Barber works to help others through church

Barber works to help others through church

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Archie Mitchell, 36, lives in Harker Heights, works at Blades Barber Shop in Killeen as a manager.

A little drop can pay big dividends

A little drop can pay big dividends

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“Peppermint is great for relaxation,” said Erica Schicke Gonzalez as she dispensed a drop of peppermint essential oil onto the hands of each p…

17 Heights High students receive TBI lab coats

17 Heights High students receive TBI lab coats

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TEMPLE — Now in its 11th year, the Texas Bioscience Institute welcomed its largest-ever contingent of new high school juniors last week during…

Back-to-school bash draws hundreds to community event

Back-to-school bash draws hundreds to community event

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The rain that had soaked the area for much of last week took a one-day break last Friday, clearing the way for the fifth annual Community Back…

Heights says goodbye to Thomson as he prepares to deploy

Heights says goodbye to Thomson as he prepares to deploy

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The 24-member Military Affairs Committe of the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce sponsored a farewell party Tuesday for Maj. Gen. John Thomso…

The scoop on gluten-free

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In our society, many of us are attempting to lose weight and improve our overall health.

Nolanville swears in council member, says farewell to current city treasurer

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NOLANVILLE — The first order of business during the Aug. 18 meeting of the Nolanville City Council was to swear in its newest member, Joan Hin…

Heights aims to keep current tax rate in next fiscal year

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Prior to a public hearing on the budget and tax rate at Tuesday’s Harker Heights City Council meeting, Finance Director Alberta Barnett presen…

U.S. Rep. John Carter discusses budgets of different agencies

U.S. Rep. John Carter discusses budgets of different agencies

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U.S. Rep. John R. Carter, representing Bell County and the Texas 31st Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, was guest s…

Nolanville’s first book exchange site dedicated outside church

Nolanville’s first book exchange site dedicated outside church

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NOLANVILLE — Give a book, take a book is the motto of the worldwide Little Library Program, and number 43276 is the new designation of Nolanvi…

Registration ending for Dodgeball Challenge

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The Harker Heights Rotary Club Dodgeball Challenge is back for a second run from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 1 at Harker Heights High School.

Nolanville mayoral race uncontested in upcoming November election

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Candidate filing ended Monday for Nolanville’s municipal election. Three seats are up for election in November, but only one race is contested.

Spirit Spectacular prepares students for first week of classes

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Despite dark clouds and a steady rain during intermission, the 36th annual Spirit Spectacular marched on Saturday at Leo Buckley Stadium, demo…

Credit union sends school supplies to Heights Elementary School

Credit union sends school supplies to Heights Elementary School

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Several bags of school supplies were delivered to Harker Heights Elementary School on Tuesday through a cooperative effort of the Navy Federal…

Fencing instructor Jo Tye teaches students the art of the sword

Fencing instructor Jo Tye teaches students the art of the sword

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“En garde,” followed by “Fence” and then the sound of metal foils and sabers clashing echoed in the gym at the Harker Heights Recreation Cente…

Fitness for the older adult

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As you grow older, an active lifestyle is more important than ever.

Boys and Girls Club shares details on upcoming camps for students with Kiwanis Club

Boys and Girls Club shares details on upcoming camps for students with Kiwanis Club

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Jo Anne Newton, a former counselor in the Killeen Independent School District, is now camp services coordinator for the Boys and Girls Clubs o…

Bell County Commissioners set public hearings on proposed tax rate

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BELTON — The Bell County Commissioners Court set the dates for public hearings on the county tax rate and budget during their meeting Monday morning.

Living

Mariah Carey's sister arrested on prostitution charges

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SAUGERTIES, N.Y. (AP) — The sister of pop star Mariah Carey has been arrested on prostitution charges in upstate New York.

Beyonce slays at MTV VMAs, Britney Spears does not

Beyonce slays at MTV VMAs, Britney Spears does not

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NEW YORK (AP) — Beyonce owned the MTV Video Music Awards — like she did in 2014 — with a 16-minute performance featuring her recent hits from …

More than 100 arrested, dozens hurt at Notting Hill Carnival

More than 100 arrested, dozens hurt at Notting Hill Carnival

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LONDON (AP) — London police arrested more than 100 people amid sporadic violence Sunday at the annual Notting Hill Carnival, an annual celebra…

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Lady Audry Rebekah & The Superior Bang Band perform at the Central Texas Southern Soul Zydeco Festival on Saturday at the Killeen Special Events Center.

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Shoemaker’s Jaiden Spivey (1) stiff-arms a Nuevo Leon defender on a quarterback keeper in Saturday’s season opener  at  Leo Buckley Stadium.

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Shoemaker's Cameron Bausley runs for a first down against Nuevo Leon in the season opener Saturday at Leo Buckley Stadium.

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Shoemaker's Tavion Hawthorne, right, and Kalvin Dorce (18) force the Nuevo Leon runner out of bounds in Saturday's season opener at Leo Buckley Stadium.

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Shoemaker's Tavion Hawthorne (3), Tyrike Beckett (23) and Darrell Crowder (6) tackle a Nuevo Leon ball carrier as he tries to turn the corner in Saturday's season opener at Leo Buckley Stadium.

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Shoemaker first-year head coach Johnnie Fair watches as his Grey Wolves faced Nuevo Leon in the season opener Saturday at Leo Buckley Stadium.

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Shoemaker’s Tyri’K Barnes hauls in a 47-yard touchdown pass against Nuevo Leon, Mexico, in the season opener Saturday at Leo Buckley Stadium.

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Shoemaker's Cameron Bausley  is brought down after a short gain against Nuevo Leon in Saturday's season opener at Leo Buckley Stadium.