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Property values rise in Ft. Hood area cities

Cities near the Ft. Hood area, Killeen, Copperas Cove and Harker Heights saw property tax appraisals rise from the year 2011 to this year.  Copperas Cove saw a 2.44 percent increase in the value of taxable properties, according to documents … Continue reading

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U.S. 190 turnaround bridge on FM 2410 commence

Anyone who has traveled through the Farm-to-Market 2410 bridge knows that the traffic can get very congested and leads to seemingly weekly accidents at the bridge which causes nightmares for motorists looking to get from point A to point B. … Continue reading

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Local cities in Central Texas manage sales tax growth

Sales tax revenue was up in Texas for the 26th month in a row in May, according to the Texas state comptroller’s office. The question now in the state Legislature about how to utilize those dollars, but locally it means one thing: … Continue reading

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Bell County expects narrow gains from assessments

Some Bell county cities have experienced very small gains this year when it comes to reassessed property values of the cities, gains that would help with their budgets.  The reason why the appraisal value of properties is important to the … Continue reading

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Seton hospital in Harker Heights to open Saturday

After a little over a year since breaking ground, staff and executives of Seton Medical Center opened the doors at the hospital Thursday night for a special ribbon-cutting event and tour.  Rain forced the official ceremony indoors as hundreds of supporters, … Continue reading

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Harker Heights City Council to move foward with road repairs

by: Rose L. Thayer, Killeen Daily Herald  The City Council tentatively agreed to move forward with a construction project to rehabilitate Comanche Gap Road in a workshop Tuesday. The $100,000 fix will make the road safer in the short-term, until … Continue reading

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Harker Heights planning community garden

The director of parks and recreations at Carl Levin City Park, Jerry Bark unveiled plans for a community garden during a council workshop on Tuesday.  This will give Heights residents an opportunity to plant, weed and harvest vegetables in the … Continue reading

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Harker Heights gets boost in credit rating

In a time when numerous countries and financial institutions are being downgraded it is nice to see that some cities in America are getting credit boosts.  The credit rating agency Standard & Poors upgraded Harker Heights from a AA- to … Continue reading

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Killeen Civic Art Guild new home

The Killeen Civic Art Guild held a open house Monday to welcome Killeen-area residents to their new studio.  The studio was funded by donations and is located at 802 N. 2nd St. Suite D 100.  The Killeen Civic Art Guild … Continue reading

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Possible recovery in the Housing Market

One of the main reasons why the economy’s growth has been slow is the downed housing market. However last month, home construction increased sharply 9.3 % from October and was the fasted gain since April 2010. Even though this is … Continue reading

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