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SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015  04:20:49 AM

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Crucial stories live on Groesbeck
GROESBECK - I first heard of Old Fort Parker on the day I was hired to work at the Sentinel. I was told by the previous leisure editor that it was worth a visit and a story, but she never had the time to go. Itís taken me roughly three years to get there, but Iím so glad I finally went because it actually tied together a lot of stories I learned growing up, I just never put it all together Ė but Iíll get to those stories after a little history of the fort. In 1833, John Parker and his three sons, Silas, James and Benjamin, settled and began construction on what would become Parkerís Fort. The fort was a large stockade, built of split cedars buried down in the ground three feet and extending up about 12 feet, two two-story houses were built at opposite corners and two rows of log ...
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After watching the 2014 Royal Rumble, I decided not to renew my WWE Network subscription. I grew tired of seeing the same matches and the same guys at the top. When weíd get an ounce of new blood, ridiculous, juvenile gimmicks would accompany their characters or the rookies would just end up fodder for invincible John Cena to consume. I lasted a few months, but then friends began talking at me, asking my opinions about certain wrestlers. Morrigan Leigh started a conversation about her favorite wrestler and which guy should be champ. I soon found myself chiming in, the discussion evolving. Why wasnít Dolph Ziggler ever in the main event? Why did AJ Lee retire so soon? Amy Mershawn also fueled my resurging interest. We discussed the Hulk Hogan incident of 2015, had a heartfelt conver...
 
Calendar of Events
Fort Hood Calendar of Events
Sept. 1 Domestic violence workshop Army Community Service, Family Advocacy Program will host a domestic violence workshop Tuesday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Bldg. 52024, Tank Destroyer Boulevard. The workshop will cover findings from case-studies, misdemeanor attempted strangulation cases, medical aspects of strangulation, legal aspects of investigating, plus practical tips for professionals handling strangulation cases. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Lunch is offered for a cost of $12. For more information, call 286-6774. Sept. 1-2 Special ops briefings The 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) will host recruiting briefings. Enlisted briefing times and dates are at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sept 1-2. Officer/warrant officer briefing times and dates are at 11:15 a.m. and...
 
Across Central Texas
Across Central Texas
Copperas Cove Bike-Run Central Texas Join the dozens of bicyclists and runners seen each weekend on the roads around Copperas Cove along with miles and miles of deserted roads perfect for avid bikers and runners Ė or beginners. Taking advantage of the areaís popularity with bicyclists, Copperas Cove has long been recognized and promoted as the bike/run center of Central Texas. On any given weekend, there are 100-200 bicyclists using Cove as a jumping off spot for bike and run tours on farm-to-market and county roads. Cove is in the middle of miles of scenic, well-maintained, traffic-free paved roads. There are at least 25 bicycle routes ranging in distance from 10-100 miles and loops that start or end in the Copperas Cove area. For more information or to schedule a bike or run even...
 
 
 
Traveling Soldier
Crucial stories live on Groesbeck
GROESBECK - I first heard of Old Fort Parker on the day I was hired to work at the Sentinel. I was told by the previous leisure editor that it was worth a visit and a story, but she never had the time to go. Itís taken me roughly three years to get there, but Iím so glad I finally went because it actually tied together a lot of stories I learned growing up, I just never put it all together Ė but Iíll get to those stories after a little history of the fort. In 1833, John Parker and his three sons, Silas, James and Benjamin, settled and began construction on what would become Parkerís Fort. The fort was a large stockade, built of split cedars buried down in the ground three feet and extending up about 12 feet, two two-story houses were built at opposite corners and two rows of log ...
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