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Samuel Adams Brewhouse had a ribbon cutting ceremony, Jan. 23, officially opening their doors to the Fort Hood community followed by a social.

In the spirit of Halloween, Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area’s Paintball Field is hosting Zombie Fright Night Paintball for the following dates: Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27, and all of the zombies during the night are local volunteers, Soldiers and civilians.  

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“Thank you for your service, not just those that are in military, because we all know that the Family serves as well, and thank you for having our backs, because we have your backs,” said country singer Jerrod Niemann. “And it makes me very proud to be an American.”

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As summer winds down, Fort Hood Child and Youth Services is preparing for a new school year at the Great Place. To help with closing out the summer vacation, CYS hosted a Back to School Bash celebration at Bronco Youth Center, Friday afternoon.

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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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A few years back, my friends and I found an old school, retro Mortal Kombat II arcade machine at a classic game festival in Austin. Of course, both of my friends challenged me. I might have gotten a flawless victory, but my friend John Gunnels and his wife Michelle informed me that there was…

For whatever reason, I never got the opportunity to play any of the “Left for Dead” games. Many of my friends had suggested I should because the games included intense, challenge combat against hordes of zombies. Although I missed that boat, my brother guilted me into buying this obscure gam…

Not owning an Xbox One means that, unfortunately, I miss out on some real quality games. One of those games, “Sunset Overdrive,” recently found its way on the PC, and with limited hesitation, I found it part of my ever expanding collection.

This past weekend, I was fortunately able to get some time with Bioware’s next giant project, “Anthem.” Touted as the game’s VIP demo, I, like many of my fellow “Anthem” players, spent a majority time...waiting to play. Many people joked that the hardest raid boss was the infinite load screens.

Lately, many developers have directed much of their efforts into creating fighting games mostly for online play. In fact, at launch some neglect to include any real sort of single player experience. The “Soul Calibur” series made some weird decisions in its last entry, “Soul Caliber V,” by o…

For years, a few of my friends have been trying to get me to play “Dungeons and Dragons.” I’ve explained many times, the guys might like their tabletop gaming, but I’ve been playing video games like that for decades. To be fair, I’ve watched in on quite a few sessions and I often wonder what…

Traveling Soldier

GEORGETOWN — Exploring, traveling, eating, reading, sleeping, working out, cooking and watching Netflix are my favorite activities to do on my free time. As I get older, the more of a homebody I become, because the work week wears me out. So, when I get a chance to do a Traveling Soldier, I …

McDADE — For a decade, Sherwood Forest Faire has offered an escape from current day events to a much more bucolic time. Set in a forest, the Renaissance festival has adopted a Robin Hood theme accentuated with music, shops, comedy shows, a fully-armored joust and plenty to experience despite…

AUSTIN — The slogan “keep Austin weird” is well supported. The state capital thrives on a deep love for art, music, food and creativity. It is a very un-conservative city, in a very conservative state. When I want to get away from my everyday life, I go to Austin for a day trip, or the weeke…

FREDERICKSBURG — My father is a former Marine. I know “once a Marine always a Marine”. He was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, and then at Camp Pendleton, California . He lives in California and came to Texas to visit my aunt (his sister) and I. During his visit, I decided to take him to the Nat…

SALADO — I like being outdoors, especially when the weather is nice. During a weekend of great weather we had a few weeks back, I was looking for something to do to take advantage of the warmer temperatures. I was recovering from being ill, so I was looking for something low-intensity, and p…

FREDERICKSBURG — Romance is in the air. In this case at a very high altitude — 1,835 feet to be exact. I enjoy the outdoors, and a good tale, so I decided to visit Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. There are many tales about this rock in tribute to Valentine’s Day, I will share the one abou…