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TEMPLE – When we first moved to the Fort Hood area two years ago, we were looking for a “forever” home. After 20+ years in the Army, my husband is ready to retire and we found the perfect home in west Temple. Anyone who has purchased a house knows to also take the surrounding areas into cons…

Soldiers from across Fort Hood came to have fun, see friends and most importantly, smash the competition. The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program hosted its annual Super Smash Bros. tournament Saturday at BOSS Headquarters.

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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

That's Entertainment

The blow that COVID-19 has brought down on the movie industry is really beginning to show. Nothing’s really coming out in theaters, and I get sad every time I look at the list I made, at the beginning of 2020, of movies that I was going to watch for the column this year. However, my spirits …

Halloween is this weekend and to be honest, I was dreading this month’s column. Scary movies are not my thing and with new movie options running low, I had no idea what I was going to review, until I saw the trailer for “The Witches.”

A while back, my friend, Zane Varney, convinced me to sit down and finally participate as a player in the table top game, “Dungeons and Dragons.” From there, I created a dwarven druid, Dagnabbit Morbooze, that soon became a staple in other games I picked up. I’ve spoken in the past about how…

“Hanna” immediately stuck out to me as I navigated all that Amazon Prime has to offer. I remember seeing advertisements for it that made me believe that it was a story about a young girl who was raised to be tough and resourceful during her fight for survival.

Of all the low tier characters that ever existed, Dan Hibiki from the “Street Fighter” series remains one of the top contenders for “worst” character ever. Originally developed as a parody, a joke character, Dan has gained an avid following despite his inability to trade blows with other com…

Traveling Soldier

GEORGETOWN — I don’t know about you, but for me, 2020 continues to be a year that stresses me out. There are just so many things going on in the world that I continue to need to find mental and physical escapes where I can calm my mind and body. When I’m feeling like this, I usually turn to …

NEW BRAUNFELS — People who know me know that I love Christmas. I like to decorate early, put up the tree early, shop early, all of that. I’m that guy. This year, I started even earlier than normal because of all the negativity in the news about the election and the coronavirus. We had one tr…

MARBLE FALLS — The first fall after my PCS to Fort Hood, I had a friend recommend a cool place to take the family for an outing, so we planned a trip and headed out for what would be our first trip to Marble Falls, and the place we pulled into after about an hour’s drive was called Sweet Ber…

FREDERICKSBURG — I fell in love with Fredericksburg at a young age. My family and I would stay on the 30-acre property that a family friend owned and spend time taking in the nature Fredericksburg has to offer. We also would go downtown to see all of the shops and restaurants.

KEMPNER — Central Texas Gellyball is hosting its Zombie Hunt through Halloween, something fun to put everyone in the Halloween spirit. Zombie Hunt … That’s all I needed to hear before I was scheduling my weekend plans.

GEORGETOWN — Deep in the heart of Williamson County, just east of Georgetown, is a hidden treasure of place called Sweet Eats Fruit Farm. And while there are indeed orchards full of fruit trees, that most certainly isn’t the main attraction. And it isn’t the rows of flowers that are farmed t…