March 8 briefcase- What Happening this week in Central Texas!

Via: KDH

Heights chamber plans three events this week

The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce plans the following events this week:

Harker Heights Chamber Logo

  • Coffee Connection at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at John Reider Properties, 455 E. Central Texas Expressway in Harker Heights.
  • A ribbon-cutting at 5 p.m. Thursday at Dead Fish Grill, 2207 Lake Road, in Belton.
  • The After Hours Mixer at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Dead Fish Grill.

For more information on chamber events, call 254-699-4999 or go to

First-time homebuyer class Saturday in Killeen


The city of Killeen’s Community Development Division — HOME Program along with Kawanda Polk with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and Renate Rhodes with Re/Max Red Zone will conduct a free first-time homebuyer seminar from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Killeen Arts & Activities Center in the Community Development Training Room, 802 N. Second St., building E, next to Head Start.

Attendees will learn the pros and cons of homeownership, budgeting, goal setting, credit ratings, preapproval and how to choose a mortgage lender and Realtor, home inspections and warranties, making an offer on a home, the closing process and the responsibilities of home ownership.

Reserve a space by 5 p.m. Thursday by calling the Community Development Division at 254-501-7842. Translators for Korean and Spanish languages are available with 72 hours of notice.

AAF-Central Texas presents 2014 advertising awards

The American Advertising Federation-Central Texas presented the 2014 American Advertising Awards on Feb. 28, recognizing advertising creative excellence on both the professional and student level.


KBTX Media won a Gold ADDY for its commercial for Nappa Flats.

Texas A&M University-Central Texas won three Gold ADDYS for “The Warrior Guarantee” poster, “Moving Together-Warrior Week 2014” campaign and the “Warrior Week-Moving Together” poster.

Silver ADDYS were awarded to: KBTX Media for its U Ride commercial; the Killeen Civic and Conference Center for “The Art Of Having It All” campaign; Presley Design Studio LLC for its work on the “Goat Milk Vehicle Wrap” for Prairie View A&M University, College of Agriculture and Human Sciences; and Texas A&M University-Central Texas for “The Warrior Guarantee” campaign and the “Five Days of Five Years Giveaways” campaign.

The Bronze ADDY winners were: Central Texas College for the Continuing Education course schedules; the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce for its Greater Killeen Business Quarterly; KBTX for commercials for Douglass Nissan’s “Fairytale” campaign, Audible Hearing and Prestige Cleaners; and Metroplex Health System won four awards for work done on “Inspiring Better” Newsletter — Fall 2014, “Making Life Better” Rehabilitation Therapies brochure, Metroplex Foundation Gold Star Gala program, and Metroplex “Women’s Center for New Moms” advertisement in TexAppeal Magazine.

Students from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s College of Visual and Performing Arts Department won several awards. Winning Gold Student ADDYS were Allanah Domangue for “Ben Rector CD” and Tiffany Dunn for “History, Book Cover and Ad.”

Winning Silver ADDYS in the Student Competition were: Paola Nunez for “Sabon, Type Specimen Book,” Justis Martinez for “Yellow Submarine” and Johnathan Dodson for “Fire.”

Students winning Bronze ADDYS: Carlee Nerber for “Johnson Underground, Type Specimen Book,” Paola Nunez for “Heart of Darkness,” Carlee Nerber for “Civil War, Book Cover and Ad,” Edgar Ortiz for “Soccer Team Logo,” Tiffany Dunn for “Yeti Adventures, Typeface Design” and Justis Martinez for “MTTR.”

Additionally, a Best of Show award, for the highest scoring entry, went to Texas A&M University-Central Texas for the Moving Together-Warrior Week 2014 Campaign, which also won the People’s Choice Award at the banquet.

All Gold and Silver ADDY winners are headed to the AAF-District 10 competition in April for a chance at the national event in June.


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