Leisure

WACO — I love cheese. My newfound addiction has been Brie cheese. My fiancé and I came across Homestead Craft Village by accident after visiting the Waco Downtown Farmers Market Saturday morning. A gentleman selling Brazos Valley Cheese at the market said that they had sold out of all their …

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Two-hundred biodegradable balloons floated into the air, signifying the start of the third annual Rockin’ Fest at the Bronco Youth Center, June 29, from 9 a.m. to noon. hosted by Child & Youth Services.

Hoping to inspire the next generation of youth to pick up a book and go on an adventure of the mind, Casey Memorial Library kicked off its annual Summer Reading Program Saturday, with several dozen people in attendance.

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Parents soaked in water and chased after their little ones, with lathered sunblock noses, as they spend quality time together in the soon to be summer sun. June 21, is the official first day of summer.  

The Fort Hood Main Exchange hosted its annual car and bike show at the Fort Hood Community Events Center parking lot Saturday morning.

When last week’s spring thunderstorms threatened the annual Fort Hood Easter Egg Hunt at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area, staff sprang into action to salvage the event, re-organizing it to create the FOWL Weather Egg Scramble at Abrams Physical Fitness Center gym, April 18.

Event Calendars

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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After buying Blink 182’s latest album, I promised myself, if they ever played a concert near me, I would go. That day came last week, and despite my hate for the venue, I’m still glad I saw the show.

At first, “Final Fantasy XV” turned me off in many ways. Wonky combat and awkward mechanics frustrated me. However, over time, more updates patched some of the major issues during launch and I found myself more invested in the story, the characters and beating the game.

For years I’ve touted “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag” as the best game in the series. Pirates, naval warfare, enjoyable combat and activities, and a massive world to explore are some of my favorite aspects of that adventure.

As I set out to learn the latest fighting game to hit stores, “Samurai Showdown,” I found myself recalling an iconic conversation in the swamps of Dagobah: “I cannot teach him, the boy has no patience,” Yoda explained to Obi-Wan in “The Empire Strikes Back.” The force ghost responded, “He wi…

One of the most popular looter shooter series continues when “Borderlands 3” arrives Sept. 13 on consoles and PC. As a promotion, Gearbox Software has decided to give away a fifth downloadable expansion for “Borderlands 2” and one of the most packed bundles of content in the “Handsome Jack C…

I’m really sick of all the zombie TV shows, movies and video games. The market has become over-saturated to the point that every time I see a new series or trailer, I groan and have no reservations about voicing my disappointment.

Traveling Soldier

SAN ANTONIO — “Remember the Alamo” was emblazoned in my mind from history class in high school, but I never really grasped it until I first visited the iconic site 10 years ago. Many people may consider it “just a building,” but when you hear about the historical significance of the battle, …

BELTON — I was in a bit of a creative mood and this company out of Belton kept coming up on my Facebook feed, as if it was begging for me to take a peek. I did and loved it!

AUSTIN — It’s summer and saying it’s hot outside is an understatement – it’s Texas hot. I love Austin and have been wanting to go kayaking down Lady Bird Lake since I moved to Texas two years ago. I finally took some time to drive up to Austin to rent a kayak from Live Love Paddle.

AUSTIN — Walking down 6th Street, looking for a well-balanced breakfast (caffeine, sugar and carbs) after a night out in Austin, I found myself entering a doughnut shop painted pastel pink.

BURNET — If you drive southwest from the Fort Hood area for a bit, you’ll come to an area called the Texas Highlands.