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Gatesville's own ghost town has history to share
THE GROVE - Recently, I’ve been seeking out a lot of “haunted” and spooky places as we get closer and closer to Halloween. While there are plenty of haunted houses and towns around Austin and San Antonio, Coryell County has its own little “haunted” town just 16 miles southeast of Gatesville. The Grove was established as a town in 1859 and began growing to a small community with a two general stores, a mill and a cotton gin by the late 1860s. By 1870, settlers arrived to the Grove from Weigersdorf, Germany, and established the St. Paul Lutheran Church, which is still active today. I found out through some reading around the church that by the time the Lutheran church was established, there were also Baptist, Methodist, Disciples of Christ and Presbyterian churches within the community...
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Crashing Castles old-school style
When I first saw screen shots of The Behemoth’s “Castle Crashers,” I was intrigued. The game seemed to pay tribute to ancient 8-bit graphics in games made in the ‘80s and ‘90s. The main characters – four knights – and the universe appeared to be a throwback to art used in Technos Japan games, such as “Super Dodgeball,” “World Cup” and “River City Ransom.” After downloading “Castle Crashers,” I found much more to praise, and so did all my friends whom I introduced to it. Simple formula After a brief introduction, you and up to three friends set out on a quest to save princesses from an evil magician. Initially, you only have four knights to choose from: green, yellow, blue or red. Each knight has his own unique magic attack that’s diverse enough make each stand out. Once powered up, the...
 
Calendar of Events
Transition Assistance Program Calendar
The Army Career and Alumni Program changed its name in late June to the Transition Assistance Program. The TAP center is in the Copeland Soldier Service Center, Bldg. 18010. The TAP office and it’s Computer Lab is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, but closed from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays. Appointments are required for seminars and workshops. For updates or scheduling, call TAP at 288-2227 or 288-5627. The center is open on training holidays, but closed for federal holidays. SEMINARS July 24: Bankrolling Your Business Aug. 4: Resume Building and Application Development Aug. 6: Federal Resume and Application Process Aug. 12: Troops to Teachers Aug. 13: Small Business Development Aug. 14: Business Plan Basics Aug. 18: Resume Building and Application Development Au...
 
Across Central Texas
Across Central Texas
Exhibit fuses dinosaurs with technology Unleash the wild side and Be the Dinosaur at the Mayborn Museum this summer as the museum celebrates its 10-year anniversary. The exhibit runs through Sept. 1. Be the Dinosaur is a groundbreaking fusion of state-of-the-art video game technology and traditional exhibits, featuring full-size dinosaur bones, a paleontology field station, a Safari Jeep and more. Visitors can experience life as a virtual dinosaur in this innovative exhibit. Be the Dinosaur is a traveling exhibit by Eureka Exhibits. For more information, visit www.baylor.edu/mayborn. Austin The 1968 Exhibit The Bullock Texas State History Museum will host “The 1968 Exhibit” now-Sept. 1. The exhibit focuses on social forces that swirled through the turbulent 1960s and crested in 1...
 
 
 
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Gatesville's own ghost town has history to share
THE GROVE - Recently, I’ve been seeking out a lot of “haunted” and spooky places as we get closer and closer to Halloween. While there are plenty of haunted houses and towns around Austin and San Antonio, Coryell County has its own little “haunted” town just 16 miles southeast of Gatesville. The Grove was established as a town in 1859 and began growing to a small community with a two general stores, a mill and a cotton gin by the late 1860s. By 1870, settlers arrived to the Grove from Weigersdorf, Germany, and established the St. Paul Lutheran Church, which is still active today. I found out through some reading around the church that by the time the Lutheran church was established, there were also Baptist, Methodist, Disciples of Christ and Presbyterian churches within the community...
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