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Two-hundred biodegradable balloons floated into the air, signifying the start of the third annual Rockin’ Fest at the Bronco Youth Center, June 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. hosted by Child & Youth Services.

Hoping to inspire the next generation of youth to pick up a book and go on an adventure of the mind, Casey Memorial Library kicked off its annual Summer Reading Program Saturday, with several dozen people in attendance.

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Parents soaked in water and chased after their little ones, with lathered sunblock noses, as they spend quality time together in the soon to be summer sun. June 21, is the official first day of summer.  

The Fort Hood Main Exchange hosted its annual car and bike show at the Fort Hood Community Events Center parking lot Saturday morning.

When last week’s spring thunderstorms threatened the annual Fort Hood Easter Egg Hunt at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area, staff sprang into action to salvage the event, re-organizing it to create the FOWL Weather Egg Scramble at Abrams Physical Fitness Center gym, April 18.

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The Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Center is in the Copeland Soldier’s Service Center, Bldg. 18010, in Room B308.  The SFL-TAP Center is open Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5.p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  You can obtain more information by calling the Admin De…

The Soldier for Life - Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Center is in the Copeland Soldier’s Service Center, Bldg. 18010, in Room B308.  The SFL-TAP Center is open Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5.p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  You can obtain more information by calling the Admin De…

Movies and Concerts

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For years I’ve touted “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag” as the best game in the series. Pirates, naval warfare, enjoyable combat and activities, and a massive world to explore are some of my favorite aspects of that adventure.

As I set out to learn the latest fighting game to hit stores, “Samurai Showdown,” I found myself recalling an iconic conversation in the swamps of Dagobah: “I cannot teach him, the boy has no patience,” Yoda explained to Obi-Wan in “The Empire Strikes Back.” The force ghost responded, “He wi…

One of the most popular looter shooter series continues when “Borderlands 3” arrives Sept. 13 on consoles and PC. As a promotion, Gearbox Software has decided to give away a fifth downloadable expansion for “Borderlands 2” and one of the most packed bundles of content in the “Handsome Jack C…

I’m really sick of all the zombie TV shows, movies and video games. The market has become over-saturated to the point that every time I see a new series or trailer, I groan and have no reservations about voicing my disappointment.

Console exclusives ensure that at certain instances some gamers will miss out on experiencing some series. Since I missed out on the PlayStation 3 era, I never got a chance to play any “God of War” games. Sure, I heard plenty about how the main character, Kratos, tallied a massive body count…

Traveling Soldier

WACO — Growing up I use to take my younger brother to the zoo—now as a 17-year-old he still enjoys going. Because my younger brother and I are seven years apart, it was hard finding activities or trips that were age appropriate and enjoyable for both of us, but visits to the zoo always were.

COPPERAS COVE — Smiles from small-local business owners fill the Copperas Cove Farmers Market every Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at Copperas Cove City Park, from now until Oct. 31.

MARTINDALE  — My first trip tubing last year taught me a major lesson; leave your glasses at home (or in the car at least). Unfortunately, I assumed that everything would go fine and I wouldn’t topple over at any point in a pretty casual float. Nope, during a random encounter, my tube sudden…

HARKER HEIGHTS — I could hear crickets hidden in the evergreen, chirping for miles.