Friends of the Nolanville City Park need volunteers for the annual Easter egg hunt from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Volunteers are needed for the egg hunt, balloon artist, inflatables, face painting and concession stand. For more information, email or call (254) 393-1545.

Roadwork continues along I-35 in Belton

The Texas Department of Transportation plans the following road and lane closures this week along Interstate 35 in Belton, weather permitting:

From 10 p.m. today to 7 a.m. Monday: All I-35 northbound and southbound mainlanes will be closed at Amity Road for work on the bridge deck. Traffic will detour to the access road.

From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday: The I-35 southbound frontage road left lane will be closed from Central Avenue to Farm-to-Market 436 for paving.

Starting at 8 a.m. Monday: East Amity Road will be closed from the I-35 northbound frontage road to Rose Lane. Traffic will detour to Rose Lane at the frontage road to access East Amity. This is a long-term closure, expected to last at least three weeks.

From 7 p.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday: Various lanes on I-35 northbound will be closed from Loop 121 to FM 436 to allow the contractor to work on the U.S. Highway 190 westbound flyover.

From 7 p.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday: Various lanes on I-35 southbound will be closed from Central Avenue to FM 436 to allow the contractor to work on the U.S. 190 westbound flyover.

From 7 p.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday and from 7 p.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday: All I-35 northbound and southbound lanes will be closed at Tahuaya Road and traffic will detour to the frontage roads for work on the crossover.

For more about the I-35 expansion project, go to

Heritage association to plant trees at site

On Saturday at 9 a.m., the Killeen Area Heritage Association and Keep Killeen Beautiful committee, in cooperation with the city of Killeen Parks and Recreation Department, will plant six trees on the grounds of the former Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, now headquarters for the Killeen Area Heritage Association, said Craig Langford, the association's treasurer.

To help conserve water at the 400 S. Gray St. site, an irrigation system will be installed, using funds from a Keep Killeen Beautiful grant.

The heritage association is a nonprofit, educational organization whose objective is to preserve and teach local history. Membership is open to anyone interested in Killeen-area history.

The group will host the Bell County Historical Commission at 7 p.m. April 23 at the historic church building. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call (254) 634-7750, (254) 699-5916 or (254) 780-2298 or go to

Harker Heights ends watering restrictions

Harker Heights lifted Stage 1 Voluntary Water Conservation for outdoor watering.

The Brazos River Authority terminated the Stage 1 drought watch for its system, including Belton Lake, the source of the city's water.

Residents and businesses may return to normal outdoor watering.

For more information, call the Public Works Department at (254) 953-5649.

Salado Republican to speak April 14

Borah Van Dormolen will speak to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Salado Chamber of Commerce at the Civic Center at their 10 a.m. meeting on April 14.

The topic of her talk is Who You Are Makes a Difference.

Last October during the III Corps and Fort Hood Texas Retiree Celebration, Van Dormolen was recognized as a distinguished military retiree for her outstanding contributions to the community and for honorable service to the country.

Van Dormolen serves as National Republican Committee Woman as well as president of the Salado Area Republican Women.

Bell County Dems meet this week

Several events are planned this week by the Bell County Democratic Party:

The Committee of Correspondence will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Barnes & Noble Coffee Cafe in Harker Heights. Committee members debate current issues and help individuals develop letters to the editor. For more information, call Glenda Turck at (254) 628-7919.

A mixer is from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Partins Jamaican Bakery & Grill, 104-5, 2300 E. Rancier Avenue in Killeen. This is a social event for all Democrats to network, socialize, and take a more proactive role in our political process. For more information, call Joan Hinshaw at (254) 681-0871.

- Herald staff reports

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