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FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 2014  09:08:24 PM

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Zipping into Austin
LEANDER - Last year, I took a trip down to Lake Travis to do the Lake Travis Zipline Adventure and had an amazing time – but I went alone. This time around, I brought along two of my friends – Whitney, a thrill-loving Austinite; and Kat, a spontaneous, but scared-of-heights Houstonian. All three of us a had a blast, and it’s much more fun with friends. We showed up for our 10:30 a.m. reservation around 9:30 a.m. so we could check in and explore the area, which has a gift and snack shop, cornhole and horseshoes for guests, and hammocks under shady trees to relax in before we met our tour guides and headed out to start zipping. Lake Travis is home to the third-longest zipline in the country at 2,800 feet long and 20 stories high – a fact I had been hiding from Kat until it was already ...
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That's Entertainment
Revisiting old times at Classic Game Fest
Promises of a free video game drew a massive amount of attention at Classic Game Fest recently in Austin. Before revealing what game this young gamer had won, the announcer asked a few questions. What’s the oldest game system you have? A Game Boy DS. Have you ever heard of Atari? Yes. Did you like the movie E.T? Most gamers already knew where this was going. The lucky winner, just acquired an copy of “E.T.,” the worst video game of all time. This was just one of many moments celebrating the classic age of gaming. Initially, the biggest draw for me was the opportunity to watch, maybe even participate in, competitive video game tournaments going on, including games like “Killer Instinct,” “Super Smash Bros.” and, of course, the original “Street Fighter II.” However, things changed drastic...
 
Calendar of Events
Fort Hood Calendar of Events
Aug. 28 Asymmetric Warfare team visit The Asymmetric Warfare Group recruiting team and operational advisers will visit III Corps and Fort Hood today. They are conducting informative recruiting briefs for applicable commissioned officers, captain-lieutenant colonel, and senior NCOs, sergeant 1st class-sergeant major, 10-11 a.m. in Rm. C209. The AWG recruiting team will be in the area and available to take calls if you are unable to attend the briefings. For more information call Sgt. 1st Class Jones at 301-768-7620 or email: vaughn.b.jones.mil@mail.mil. Through Aug. 31 Antiterrorism Awareness In observance of Antiterrorism Awareness Month, held annually in August, the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security is hosting antiterrorism awareness seminars from 8 a.m....
 
Across Central Texas
Across Central Texas
Austin Texas Craft Brewers Fest The Texas Craft Brewers Festival is the only beer festival for and by Texas brewers. The event is set for 2-6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at Fiesta Gardens in Austin. The festival will feature drinks from (512) Brewing Co., Live Oak Brewing Co., Alamo Beer Co., Austin Beerworks, Rahr & Sons Brewing, Real Ale Brewing Co., Deep Ellum Brewing Co., Saint Arnold Brewing Co., Thirsty Planet Brewing Co. and many more from around the state. Cost ranges from $10 to $75. For more information, go to www.texascraftbrewersfestival.org. Austin Steam Train The 66-mile round trip aboard the Hill Country Flyer is the area’s original train ride. The train, pulled by the 1960 Alco diesel locomotive, departs from the Cedar Park depot at 10 a.m. and travels to Burnet through the Te...
 
 
 
Traveling Soldier
Zipping into Austin
LEANDER - Last year, I took a trip down to Lake Travis to do the Lake Travis Zipline Adventure and had an amazing time – but I went alone. This time around, I brought along two of my friends – Whitney, a thrill-loving Austinite; and Kat, a spontaneous, but scared-of-heights Houstonian. All three of us a had a blast, and it’s much more fun with friends. We showed up for our 10:30 a.m. reservation around 9:30 a.m. so we could check in and explore the area, which has a gift and snack shop, cornhole and horseshoes for guests, and hammocks under shady trees to relax in before we met our tour guides and headed out to start zipping. Lake Travis is home to the third-longest zipline in the country at 2,800 feet long and 20 stories high – a fact I had been hiding from Kat until it was already ...
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