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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

Many who know me understand that I’m an avid fan of old school beat-em ups. A decade ago, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game” solidified itself as one of the best around. Even with a lackluster movie debut, when someone mentioned “Scott Pilgrim: The Game” hours-long conversations followe…

Now, as an official Nintendo Switch fanboy, my collection of video games has grown exponentially. Only recently, had I learned about a new version of “Hyrule Warriors” (a game I had sought to play for many years). The series merges the action-oriented, hack-and-slash combat of the “Dynasty W…

“A Christmas Carol” is arguably one of the most well-known Christmas stories, and it has been told and retold time and time again over the years since Charles Dickens released the famous story. If you look up “A Christmas Carol”, you’ll have to be specific, because you’ll get lost looking th…

In 2020, most holiday shoppers are hoping to acquire one of the next-gen consoles. But have no fear, there’s really no reason to pick one up since pretty much all the games (except for a handful) are playable on the current tech. If you find yourself unable to lock down a PlayStation 5 or Xb…

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.”

Traveling Soldier

WACO — In the six years that I have lived in the Central Texas area I have traveled to Waco very little. If you are familiar with any program that has run on HGTV, you’ll know of the show “Fixer Upper” starring Chip and Joanna Gaines. The show was the Waco natives’ claim to fame and it allow…

WACO — I can honestly say that I never thought I’d be able to see the excavation site of mammoths in my lifetime, but little did I know I was only an hour away from a site.

This year, since I have been the Living Editor for the Fort Hood Sentinel, I have seen more of Central Texas than I did in my entire eight years of being stationed here as an active duty Soldier.

This is my final entry for the Traveling Soldier column for 2020. What a year. Since July, when I took over the column, I have had the pleasure of traveling all over Central Texas to see places and do things that I never knew existed. I hope all of you enjoyed reading about them, and I hope …

PALESTINE — In 1985, the book “Polar Express” was published. It won several literary awards and has become a modern-day Christmas classic. This status was further cemented with the release of the 2004 film by the same name. The story pulls at the heartstrings of the readers and viewers, aski…

MARBLE FALLS — Now that we are in the month of December and there is a chill in the air, it’s no longer just me that is in the Christmas Spirit. It’s spread to even the most Grinch-inclined friends that I have. Even if it’s begrudgingly.