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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2015  07:51:38 AM

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Complex offers insight to Texas natural history
WACO - I’ve been putting a lot of focus on Austin in the past few months of Traveling Soldier stories, and I’m pretty sure I haven’t given Waco any attention since early last year. I first visited Baylor’s Mayborn Museum Complex in 2013 with my little brother, and we had an excellent time exploring the 142,000-square-foot building, with exhibits around every corner. Most of the museum is a natural history museum that focuses on the Central Texas area. Waco’s famous mammoth site is replicated and explained in detail inside the Mayborn Complex with a pretty cool dig site and display for the mammoth. Paleontology, archeology, geology, zoology and natural history are all displayed very well, with exhibits featuring animals that live in Central Texas today and those that used to live ...
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‘Last of Us’ is survival horror at its best
I’ve never really been a fan of survival horror games. Even the first “Resident Evil” bothered me to a point where I vowed never to delve too deeply into games in the genre. That all changed with “The Last of Us.” A couple of months ago, I asked my older brother Matt and my friend Chris Catalina about the game. Surpisingly, both had the exact same response: “That’s the best game I’ve ever played.” This statement was then followed with an hour-long rant from each that ultimately convinced me to pick up the game. “The Last of Us” is more than just a post-apocalyptic, zombie-killing, third-person shooter with a strong cast, incredible story and game play that is just as intense as it is challenging. It’s extremely difficult to talk about the “The Last of Us” without revealing spoilers. ...
 
Calendar of Events
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Austin Chamber to host job fair today “Operation Austin,” a job fair sponsored by Austin Chamber of Commerce, will have more than 60 companies at Club Hood from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today, offering numerous job opportunities. Austin chamber estimates companies in the Austin area currently have over 4,200 job vacancies. Interested Soldiers and/or their spouses/Family members can upload their resumes now to www.austinchamber.com/forthood. Feb. 26
Military Saves pledge Army Community Services will host a Military Saves pledge from 2-3 p.m. today at Pentagon Federal Credit Union, located across the street from the Backbone Club, Phantom Warrior Center. The ACS jail will be set up and a Soldier will be locked up. In o...
 
Across Central Texas
Across Central Texas
Austin Adventures in Wonderland The Ransom Center celebrates 150 years of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” with an exhibition for the curious and curiouser of all ages. Learn about Lewis Carroll and the real Alice who inspired his story. See one of the few surviving copies of the first edition of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” Discover the rich array of personal and literary references that Carroll incorporated throughout Alice. Explore the surprising transformations of Alice and her story as they have traveled through time and across continents. Follow the White Rabbit’s path through the exhibition, have a tea party, or watch a 1933 paper filmstrip that has been carefully treated by Ransom Center conservators. The Center’s vast collections offer a new look at a story that has ...
 
 
 
Traveling Soldier
Complex offers insight to Texas natural history
WACO - I’ve been putting a lot of focus on Austin in the past few months of Traveling Soldier stories, and I’m pretty sure I haven’t given Waco any attention since early last year. I first visited Baylor’s Mayborn Museum Complex in 2013 with my little brother, and we had an excellent time exploring the 142,000-square-foot building, with exhibits around every corner. Most of the museum is a natural history museum that focuses on the Central Texas area. Waco’s famous mammoth site is replicated and explained in detail inside the Mayborn Complex with a pretty cool dig site and display for the mammoth. Paleontology, archeology, geology, zoology and natural history are all displayed very well, with exhibits featuring animals that live in Central Texas today and those that used to live ...
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