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‘Santa’s Underwear’ delivers laughs

‘Santa’s Underwear’ delivers laughs

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Your new Christmas outfit is absolutely perfect.

The meaning behind pink flamingos and wishing wells

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I met a person recently who asked me, “How do you get your ideas to write your column each week?” That’s a good question. After seven and a ha…

2 books for history lovers

2 books for history lovers

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Imagine the person who created a toothbrush.

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Briefs

Public input sought on special education services

Public input sought on special education services

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Representatives from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services and the Texas Education Agency…

Fort Hood to kick off annual Santa’s Workshop

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FORT HOOD — Fort Hood Santa’s Workshop will kick off its 2016 shopping season Monday with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 8 a.m. at the nonprofit…

KPD needs help to identify male

KPD needs help to identify male

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Killeen police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a male seen getting out of a stolen vehicle and entering a store.

Cavazos Elementary students try out new educational furniture

Cavazos Elementary students try out new educational furniture

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NOLANVILLE — The Cavazos Elementary School kindergarten teacher rolls the oversized dice across the long tabletop and the young children ident…

Salado chorus plans Christmas concert

Salado chorus plans Christmas concert

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The 50-voice Salado Community Chorus will present its annual Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church…

Local CIS worker enjoys community

Local CIS worker enjoys community

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Carese Grey, 38, works for the Department of Family and Protective Services as a CPS investigator in Killeen, services clients in Harker Heights.

Mayborn Science Theater sets December shows

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The Mayborn Science Theater, located on the campus of Central Texas College, this week announced its show lineup for December. The month inclu…

Some tips for playing Santa from a veteran of the red suit

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Not everyone is lucky enough to have had the opportunity to play Santa Claus in a public venue.

Books by award-winning authors available at Harker Heights library

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Colson Whitehead, author of “The Underground Railroad,” is the 2016 winner of the National Book Award for fiction. Brit Bennett is an Under 35…

Heights City Hall reopens drive-thru with new features

Heights City Hall reopens drive-thru with new features

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To the masses who have been crying out asking when the newly renovated drive-thru payment window at Harker Heights City Hall is going to open,…

Dozens of residents attend Heights tree-lighting ceremony

Dozens of residents attend Heights tree-lighting ceremony

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The sunset over Harker Heights on Wednesday evening set the stage for the annual lighting of the city’s Christmas tree, held for the first tim…

What is the difference between psyllium husk and psyllium seed powder?

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Psyllium is used clinically as a mild “colon cleanser” to aid in constipation due to the high fiber content. Psyllium offers a more natural ap…

Santa Claus is coming to town for annual Frost Fest

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Harker Heights Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Heights Chamber of Commerce and Market Heights Shopping Center is sponsoring the 1…

TxDOT launches Safe Phone Zones at rest areas, information centers across state

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AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Transportation this week announced the implementation of Safe Phone Zones at 55 Safety Rest Areas and Travel …

Rotarians pick up health tips

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The guest speaker at the Nov. 17 meeting of the Harker Heights Rotary Club was Samantha Mejia, a corporate health consultant at Seton Medical …

Annual Lights on Parade contest gives residents chance to show off decorating skills

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Harker Heights Parks and Recreation is hosting the 17th Annual Heights Lights on Parade.

Lions Club collecting Christmas toys

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The Harker Heights Lions Club, in conjunction with the Harker Heights Fire Department, is collecting toys for local families that need help ma…

New dessert shop offers new take on classic Bundt cake

New dessert shop offers new take on classic Bundt cake

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A sweet new business, Nothing Bundt Cakes, opened recently in Harker Heights offering a refreshing modern twist to an old-fashioned dessert — …

Tablerock sets 24th annual performance of ‘A Christmas Carol’

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Shannon Ashe, Tablerock board of directors member, will direct Tablerock’s 24th annual performances of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at t…

Existence of books, libraries among blessings for which to be thankful

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Thanksgiving is a time of family, friends, and neighbors sharing around a table holding the harvest that we have worked for this year.

Attitude of giving is best gift we can give our children

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It’s the end of November and you survived Thanksgiving. Maybe just barely, but you did.

Local Rotary Club donates 50 new coats to Harker Heights Elementary

Local Rotary Club donates 50 new coats to Harker Heights Elementary

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Generosity flowed so freely at Harker Heights Elementary School that students received a gift of donated coats even as they boxed canned food …

Nicholas honored as ‘Woman of Distinction’

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Harker Heights Mayor Pro Tem Jody Nicholas has received a Women of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts of Central Texas.

Living

Madonna raises $7.5M for Malawi, slams Trump in Miami show

Madonna raises $7.5M for Malawi, slams Trump in Miami show

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MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Madonna kissed Ariana Grande, repeatedly criticized President elect Donald Trump and said she was ashamed to be an Am…

Kerr tells Comcast SportsNet Bay Area he smoked pot for pain

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Steve Kerr, the reigning NBA Coach of the Year with the Golden State Warriors, acknowledged he tried marijuana twice in…

Outreach program hosting second annual talent show

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Xpreesha Outreach is back with its second annual Apollo Night.

Top Images

Salado V Austin Travis

Salado V Austin Travis

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Salado’s Sarah Kate Kelarek calls for a timeout after securing a loose ball against Austin Travis on Friday during the 15th annual Coach Smith Tournament at Salado High School.

Salado vs. Pilot Point

Salado vs. Pilot Point

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Salado boys coach Kenny Mann talks to his team during a timeout against Pilot Point on Friday during the Coach Smith Tournament in Salado.

Salado V Austin Travis

Salado V Austin Travis

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Salado's Ashlen LaCanne wrestles the ball from Austin Travis' Selena Pirul during the 15th Annual Coach Smith Tournament on Friday at Salado High School.

Salado V Austin Travis

Salado V Austin Travis

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Salado's Taylor Lowrance (31) is fouled by Austin Travis' Cristina Valadez during the 15th annual Coach Smith Tournament on Friday at Salado High School.

Salado V Austin Travis

Salado V Austin Travis

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Salado's Lexie Lima and Kate Kyburz double-team Austin Travis' Gaby Lugo during the 15th annual Coach Smith Tournament on Friday at Salado High School. Salado won 81-16.

Salado V Austin Travis

Salado V Austin Travis

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Salado girls basketball coach Diane Konarik gives her players directions against Austin Travis on Friday during the 15th annual Coach Smith Tournament at Salado High School.

Cove V Manor

Cove V Manor

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Copperas Cove’s Madison Griffon dribbles away from traffic Friday after picking up a loose ball against Manor in Copperas Cove. Griffon made four of Cove's 11 3-pointers in a 72-38 rout.

Cove V Manor

Cove V Manor

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Copperas Cove teammates Oni Boodoo (32) and TaShawnie Morales (3) perform their handshake during player introductions at Bulldawg Gymnasium before the Lady Dawgs faced off against Manor on Friday night in Copperas Cove.