Water off today in parts of Heights

The water will be off for up to six hours, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, for the following streets in Harker Heights:

Marble Trail

Limestone Trail

Quartz Trail

Granite Trail

Quarry Trail

Onyx Trail

Contractors for the city will be relocating waterlines near the intersection of Onyx Trail for storm sewer upgrades.

On Saturday, construction work will be done on Chaparral Road near Farm-to-Market 3481 (Stillhouse Lake Road). A culvert will be replaced in the Tuscany Meadows Subdivision. There should not be any road closures, but traffic may be delayed, so use caution when driving.

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

Officials lift water restrictions in Cove

Copperas Cove officials lifted Stage 1 water restrictions.

Because of voluntary efforts, additional mandatory restrictions were not needed, city officials said.

Though lake levels have returned to normal, officials urge customers to conserve water year-round.

For more information about water conservation, go to www.watersmart.org.

GOP candidate forum Wednesday

Central Texas Republican Women will host the group's final candidate forum before the May 29 state primary election.

The forum will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Wildflower Country Club in Temple.

Attending the forum will be former Tom Leppert, former mayor of Dallas and a candidate for Kay Bailey Hutchison's Senate seat; Eric Klingemann, candidate for U.S. Congress, District 31; a representative from Congressman John Carter's office, District 31; railroad commission candidates Warren Chisum, Roland Sledge and Christi Craddick; and Rebecca Osborne, a candidate for the State Board of Education.

The moderator will be Bell County Judge Jon Burrows.

All Republican voters are invited to attend.

Dinner is $25 per person.

Reservations are due today to Cathy Schiffman at (254) 698-1268.

Register for UMHB swimming program

BELTON – Registration opens today for the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor's Summer Swim Program.

From June to July the program offers group and private swim lessons at the Barbara Chaney Natatorium in the Mayborn Campus Center on campus.

Swimming lessons are available for children and adults, 9 months old or older. The UMHB swim program follows the Red Cross's "Learn to Swim" levels, focusing on water safety skills and swimming fundamentals. Swimmers are grouped by age and skill level.

The cost for eight group lessons is $75; personal lessons are $140. Special discounts are available for military personnel and families registering multiple children.

Sessions I runs from June 4 to June 14. Session II runs from June 18 to June 28. Session III runs from July 9 to19. Register online at www.umhb.edu/swim.

- Herald staff reports

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