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New Orleans ready to 'party with a purpose' at Essence Fest

New Orleans ready to 'party with a purpose' at Essence Fest

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Music has always been at the heart of the annual Essence Festival, now in its 22nd year, and this year will be no different.

Fans will get to hear from first-timers Mariah Carey, Puff Daddy and Jeremih as well as from festival veterans Charlie Wilson, Maxwell, New Edition, Tyrese and Lalah Hathaway — all of whom are scheduled to perform inside the Superdome from Friday through Sunday.

Entertainment

New Orleans ready to 'party with a purpose' at Essence Fest

New Orleans ready to 'party with a purpose' at Essence Fest

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Music has always been at the heart of the annual Essence Festival, now in its 22nd year, and this year will be no different.

Alvin Toffler, author of 'Future Shock,' dead at 87

Alvin Toffler, author of 'Future Shock,' dead at 87

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NEW YORK (AP) — Alvin Toffler, a guru of the post-industrial age whose million-selling "Future Shock" and other books anticipated the disrupti…

Theater shows R-rated comedy trailer with "Finding Dory"

Theater shows R-rated comedy trailer with "Finding Dory"

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CONCORD, Calif. (AP) — The owner of a California movie theater is apologizing after a trailer for an R-rated upcoming Seth Rogen comedy was sh…

Health

Several local blood drives are scheduled during the summer

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Several Killeen organizations plan to host blood drives during the summer months. According to a news release from Carter BloodCare, blood col…

Germany: number of births hits highest level since 2000

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BERLIN (AP) — Germany recorded its highest number of births since 2000 last year, an encouraging sign in a country with an aging population.

Zika virus a concern for poor urban areas along Gulf Coast

Zika virus a concern for poor urban areas along Gulf Coast

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HOUSTON (AP) — The poorest parts of Houston remind Dr. Peter Hotez of some of the neighborhoods in Latin America hardest hit by Zika.

News

The Latest: Croatia installs bridge barrier to stop migrants

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ROME (AP) — The Latest on the Europe's migrant crisis (all times local):

Shanghai SIPG announces Hulk transfer from Zenit

Shanghai SIPG announces Hulk transfer from Zenit

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BEIJING (AP) — Shanghai SIPG signed Hulk from Zenit St. Petersburg on Thursday, making the Brazilian forward the first high-profile signing in…

The Latest: Clinton ads suggest she may compete in Nebraska

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT):

Top Businesses

Coin Laundromat Harker Heights TX 254-953-4977 Wells Laundry

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Experience the difference at one of Well’s Laundry’s 5 convenient locations in Central Texas. The following are a few reasons why you should visit a Wells Laundry, TODAY. SAVE TIME & MONEY LARGE CAPACITY WASHERS & DRYERS Safe & Comfortable Air Conditioned Locations Open Early and Extended Hours, Everyday Comfortable Seating and Televisions Snack & Drink Vending Machines ATM / EBT Cash Machines Free WiFi

Search Engine Optimization

Search Engine Optimization

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1809 Florence Road, Killeen, TX 76541

One of the biggest challenges small business owners have is posting compelling, relevant content for their blogs, social media platforms, and websites. Our team can handle your content creation needs, freeing you to do all the other tasks vying for your attention.

Tax Preparer Harker Heights, TX 254-432-5724 Derland Bahr CPA

Tax Preparer Harker Heights, TX 254-432-5724 De…

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581 Pan American Dr., Site 7, Harker Heights, TX 76548

Derland G. Bahr, CPA is a full fledged CPA firm that offers Tax, Accounting, and Payroll Services.  Derland has worked for CPA firms since March 2007, where he specialized in tax services for individuals and businesses, as well as bookkeeping and payroll for small businesses.  He decided to launch his own business in 2014 in order to provide cost efficient and professional service to individuals and businesses.  The firm is built around three central tenets: professional service, reasonable prices, and quick turnaround. Derland received an MBA (with an emphasis in Accounting) from Midwestern State University in December 2006, where he maintained a 4.0 GPA.  He received CPA certification with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy in the Summer of 2009. He also has undergraduate and graduate degrees in ministry from Abilene Christian University.  Before going to work in accounting, he was a minister for nine years in Archer City, TX from 1998 to 2007.  He graduated from Copperas Cove High School in 1990. He, his wife, and his four children live in Harker Heights. We would love to have an opportunity to meet with you and see what we can do for you.  Please call to set up a free initial consultation at 254-432-5724.

Reputation Management

Reputation Management

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What you don’t know can hurt you – especially when it comes to your company’s online reputation. Do you know what others are saying about you? Do you know what to do about it? Company profile claiming service Brand monitoring Response to negative and positive reviews

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Business

Eurozone inflation back above zero in June, but still low

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FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The annual rate of inflation in the 19 countries that use the euro rose to 0.1 percent in June from below zero, but …

The Latest: Poll finds strong Polish support for EU

The Latest: Poll finds strong Polish support for EU

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LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's vote to leave the European Union (all times local):

Amazon 'Prime Day' sales gimmick is back this July

Amazon 'Prime Day' sales gimmick is back this July

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NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is renewing its "Prime Day" July sales gimmick as Wal-Mart also tries to go after online shoppers.

Taste

Easy as pie

Easy as pie

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‘Easy as pie” doesn’t mean what many of us think it means, which should ease some bakers’ guilt.

Sous vide at home? It’s easy perfection

Sous vide at home? It’s easy perfection

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I’ve always been a measuring-cup kind of cook. If a recipe calls for 3 cups of low-sodium chicken broth, that’s exactly what I pour. I don’t a…

Pretty noodle bowl packs some heat

Pretty noodle bowl packs some heat

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If you’ve ever been through a kitchen remodel, you know what a pain it is to be without a stove. My home kitchen is getting a facelift, includ…

Faith

At the churches

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Cove church to host men’s prayer breakfast

Vacation Bible School

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Grace Lutheran Church

NAACP national director of Youth & College Division to speak Sunday

NAACP national director of Youth & College Division to speak Sunday

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The Anderson Chapel A.M.E. Church will hold its Emphasis on Education initiative titled “Young People Rock!” at 7:45 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

At Home

Gardener’s oasis about more than just beautiful blooms

Gardener’s oasis about more than just beautiful blooms

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NORTH RICHLAND HILLS — Tammy Gill’s gardens are something special. Enveloping her North Richland Hills home on all four sides, the lush, four-…

Designing your dream deck

Designing your dream deck

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CARY, N.C. — It may be tucked away in the back of the house, invisible from the street and unknown to anyone but family and guests, but the ba…

How do I get rid of ants?

How do I get rid of ants?

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Although ants generally don’t cause harm to people — they don’t carry disease, like some other pests — an infestation can be a major nuisance.

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Abortion clinics

Abortion clinics

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The former Women's Health Center, located at 3106 S. W.S. Young Drive in Killeen, is seen Tuesday, June 28, 2016.

Tech Class for Seniors

Tech Class for Seniors

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Daniel Kott, a retired Army doctor and now a technology teacher, helps Ariuka Lamarche as she uses a program called 1,2,3, design, 3-D printing software, during a Multi-Educational Cross Cultural Arts of Central Texas class at the Lions Club Park Senior Center on Monday. The classes run for four months and will teach seniors topics ranging from basic computing and smartphone usage to 3-D printing techniques.

Solar Grant

Solar Grant

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Marc Nigliazzo, president of Texas A&M University-Central Texas, left, and Bruce Mercy, executive director of the Center for Solar Energy, sign an agreement of affiliation at the university Tuesday, June 28, 2016. The university received a $1.5 million grant through the Texas A&M University System's Chancellor's Research Initiative to bring researcher Taylor Harvey to the campus to engage in a collaborative solar research initiative.

Solar Grant

Solar Grant

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John Sharp, chancellor of Texas A&M University System, speaks Tuesday, June 28, 2016, during a news conference at the university before signing an agreement affiliation with Center for Solar Energy. The university received a $1.5 million grant through the Texas A&M University System's Chancellor's Research Initiative to bring researcher Taylor Harvey to the campus to engage in a collaborative solar research initiative.

Solar Grant

Solar Grant

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Marc Nigliazzo, president of Texas A&M University-Central Texas, speaks Tuesday, June 28, 2016, during a news conference at the university before signing an agreement affiliation with Center for Solar Energy.

Solar Grant

Solar Grant

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Taylor Harvey, chancellor's assistant professor of research at Texas A&M University-Central Texas, speaks Tuesday, June 28, 2016, during a news conference at the university about the $1.5 million grant that will allow Harvey to engage in a collaborative solar research initiative.

Solar Grant

Solar Grant

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Audience members listen as Marc Nigliazzo, president of Texas A&M University-Central Texas, speaks Tuesday, June 28, 2016, during a news conference at the university before signing an agreement affiliation with Center for Solar Energy.

Cove 7on7

Cove 7on7

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Copperas Cove's Floyd Connell catches a pass against Cameron Yoen during 7-on-7 league play Monday at Wildcat Stadium in Temple.