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Judge rules in Hasan case

Hasan judge rules on relitigated pretrial motions, sets next pretrial hearing date

Fort Hood, Texas -- In a nearly five-hour hearing, the trial judge in the case of the U.S. vs. Maj. Nidal M. Hasan, ruled from the bench on several defense motions to reconsider previous rulings and set the next pretrial hearing date in the court-martial for Feb. 27.

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Fort Hood impact (2)

Texas Comptroller: Economic Impact of Fort Hood More Than $25 Billion in Fiscal 2011

(AUSTIN) — The Fort Hood Army post had an economic impact of $25.3 billion in Texas during fiscal 2011, according to a new analysis released today by Texas Comptroller Susan Combs.

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Silver Stars

504th Battle Field Surveillance Brigade soldiers to recieve Siver Stars

FORT HOOD, Texas -- The III Corps Commanding General will award two Soldiers Silver Stars for action in the Adi Ghar Mountains of Southern Afghanistan at 9:45 a.m. Nov. 2 on Ready Field West Fort Hood.

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade will receive their Silver Stars during an awards ceremony. At this ceremony the general also will award two Bronze Stars with V devices and two Purple Hearts.

The Silver Star Medal is the United States' third highest award exclusively for combat valor, and ranks fifth in the precedence of military awards behind the Medal of Honor, the Crosses (DSC/NC/AFC), the Defense Distinguished Service Medal (awarded by DOD), and the Distinguished Service Medals of the various branches of service.

Halloween Open House

Division West, USO host Halloween Open House, Soldier Appreciation Extravaganza

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A runner leaps to evade the “ghouls” trying to grab his flags during the 5K competitive run held as part of the Division West Halloween Open House at North Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 27. Division West hosted the event to show appreciation to the division’s Soldiers and their Families and to the citizens of the unit’s partner community of Gatesville, Texas. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Tony Foster, Division West Public Affairs)

By Staff Sgt. Tony Foster, Division West Public Affairs

 

NORTH FORT HOOD, Texas – While some people prepare for Halloween night to serve up scary costumes and candy, others also use the eerie holiday theme to show their gratitude to Soldiers and Families.

First Army Division West did just that Saturday by hosting its first Halloween Open House, which was immediately followed by a USO-sponsored Soldier Appreciation Extravaganza.

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Weather Whys

Q:  What causes cold fronts?

A: The simple explanation is that the leading edge of a cold air mass is moving into an area previously occupied by a warmer air mass, says Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University. "The air mass behind the cold front is noticeably colder and it pushes out the warmer air," McRoberts explains. "As a cold front moves into an area, the heavier, colder air lifts the warmer, lighter air upward. If the warm air is humid enough, water vapor in it will condense and rain can occur. A greater contrast in temperatures between the two air masses will lead to stronger upward motion, which is why strong cold fronts often trigger thunderstorms."

Weather Whys is a service of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University.

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Q:  How fast can the temperature drop when a cold front arrives?

A: Sometimes amazingly fast, McRoberts adds. It is not uncommon for the temperature to drop 15 degrees or more in just one hour after a cold front arrives.  "There are some incredible stories about temperature changes, with one in particular that stands out" he adds. "On Jan. 22, 1943, the town of Spearfish, SD was sitting on the edge of an arctic air mass and recorded a temperature of -4 degrees at 7:30 in the morning. Within two minutes, the thermometer shot up to 45 degrees because of strong ‘Chinook’ winds descending down a nearby mountain peak. By 9 a.m. the temperature was up to 54 degrees, but as the winds died down and the cold air mass settled in, the temperature fell to -4 degrees within 27 minutes, a 58-degree temperature drop that is still believed to be a record."

Weather Whys is a service of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University.

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Lady Eagles feed on Pirates

Salado scores six runs in top of seventh to beat #1 team in state

Game two Friday at Waco-Midway

 

They should change their names to the Sharks, really they should.

With two outs in the top of the seventh and trailing by one, the Salado Lady Eagles smelled blood in the water.

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Eagles make Regional semi-finals

Salado Eagles will face the winner of the Kirbyville-Central Heights series in the Region III Semi-final next week after the Eagles swept the Clifton Cubs in their best-of-three series May 15 and 16, shutting out the Cubs in both games, 5-0, 4-0.

Game one

Clifton 0

Salado 5

Davis Little hit a two-run triple to lead the Salado Eagles past the Clifton Cubs in the first game of the best-of-three series May 15 as the Eagles scored five first-inning runs to win 5-0.

Keaton Mims walked to lead off the bottom of the first. With one out, he was thrown out at second as Chase Basham reached first on a fielder’s choice. Cole Haag walked before Davis little took the second pitch to deep right field to score the runners. He scored on a double by Casey Frazier to left field. Jacob Little followed with a single to center that scored Frazier. Little went to second on a single by Drew Van Winkle, scoring on an errant throw that let Van Winkle go to second base. 

Clifton put R. Sadler at third in the third inning, Z. Thiele at second in the sixth and runners at second and third in the seventh inning as the only times to threaten to score.

Britton Hawes pitched the entire seven innings. He allowed five hits, walked two and struck out five batters in the win on the mound.

 

Game Two

Salado 5

Clifton 0

Casey Frazier pitched a one-hitter and the Salado Eagles scored two runs in both the sixth and seventh innings to win the best-of-three series with the Clifton Cubs May 16 at Waco ISD Athletic Complex.Frazier struck out seven batters in the game and issued no walks in the complete game effort.J. Brooks got the only hit for Clifton in the game in the sixth inning and was one of only four to reach base. He got on base twice, the first time on an error to lead off the bottom of the first.  Two other runners reached first on errors and one was hit by the pitcher.Salado scored two runs in the sixth inning. Britton Hawes walked and courtesy runner Preston Payne advanced on a single by Keaton Mims. Caden Eary loaded the bases by running out a drooper down the third base line.  Chase Basham hit the ball to the shortstop who threw the runner out at home for the first out with the bases loaded. A walk to Cole Haag pushed Mims across the plate and a single by Davis Little plated Eary. Garrett Lightfoot, running for Basham, was put out at home on a fielder’s choice for the second out with bases loaded and Jacob Little grounded out to first for the final out of the inning.With one out in the seventh, Hawes walked against. Eary got to second on an error by Clifton that allowed courtesy runner Payne to score. Eary stole third and scored on a single to deep right by Cole Haag.