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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2014  12:16:13 AM

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Hamilton Pool: A historic, hidden oasis
DRIPPING SPRINGS - While the rest of the country and world may think of Texas as a massive desert with the occasional tumbleweed blowing across the path of a Longhorn, those of us who live here know that this state is full of naturally beautiful places that are much more than a dusty back road. Hamilton Pool Preserve is somewhere I’ve wanted to visit for a long time, and I finally had the opportunity on a Thursday a few weeks ago. Hamilton Pool is in so many Texas travel magazines and sight-seeing recommendations, it’s insanity that I haven’t visited until this year. It’s also on the top five list of Texas’ most beautiful places on multiple websites and magazines. The preserve is full of history and has been a natural swimming hole used for years, but it wasn’t actually designated as a...
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'Burnout: Revenge' still racing strong
On a recent trip to Austin after discovering a new version of “Mario Kart” on 6th Street, I made the mistake of challenging my friend, Hailey, to a race. I might have bragged a little too much about my driving ability as I soon found myself trailing behind her, and eventually, losing the contest. Educated and humbled, I strode away shocked, wondering when I became so terrible at racing games. Then, I tried to remember the last time I owned one, much less, played one for more than a few sessions. Sadly, I had to go way back to 2005 to identify that game, “Burnout: Revenge.” Aggressive drivers wanted When it comes to racing games, there are two types of players. The first type is focused players who aim to drive flawlessly through courses without hitting any walls or other cars in the way...
 
Calendar of Events
Fort Hood Calendar of Events
Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Retiree Appreciation Day Fort Hood’s 40th annual Retiree Appreciation day kicks off Friday. There are various activites going on around post for military retirees. The opening ceremony will be at 9 a.m. at Club Hood’s Grande Ballroom. Activites throughout the two-day affair include a golf tournament, legal assistance and DEERS transactions. For more information, contact Fort Hood Retirement Services, Copeland Soldiers Service Center, Room B118, 287-5210. Nov. 1 Trace Adkins concert A concert featuring country singer Trace Adkins will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Hood Stadium. The concert is free and open to Department of Defense ID card holders. Seating will be general admission; no reserved seats. Doors open at 5 p.m. Retiree Health Fair Carl R. Darnall Army M...
 
Across Central Texas
Across Central Texas
Austin Austin Steam Train The 66-mile round trip aboard the Hill Country Flyer is the area’s original train ride. The train, pulled by the 1960 Alco diesel locomotive, departs from the Cedar Park depot at 10 a.m. and travels to Burnet through the Texas Hill Country, crossing the wooden trestle bridge over the South San Gabriel River and traveling through Short Creek Canyon. Guests will enjoy lunch on their own, a leisurely stroll around the square and the wild west gunfight during the 2.5-hour layover in Burnet. The train returns to Cedar Park in the afternoon around 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.austinsteamtrain.org. Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix Drivers will be in Austin competing in the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix from Friday-Sunday. Built around a state-of-the-art 3....
 
 
 
Traveling Soldier
Hamilton Pool: A historic, hidden oasis
DRIPPING SPRINGS - While the rest of the country and world may think of Texas as a massive desert with the occasional tumbleweed blowing across the path of a Longhorn, those of us who live here know that this state is full of naturally beautiful places that are much more than a dusty back road. Hamilton Pool Preserve is somewhere I’ve wanted to visit for a long time, and I finally had the opportunity on a Thursday a few weeks ago. Hamilton Pool is in so many Texas travel magazines and sight-seeing recommendations, it’s insanity that I haven’t visited until this year. It’s also on the top five list of Texas’ most beautiful places on multiple websites and magazines. The preserve is full of history and has been a natural swimming hole used for years, but it wasn’t actually designated as a...
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