Greeting cards display runs through Dec. 31

Christmas is arriving a few weeks early at the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum in the historic Santa Fe Depot. A new exhibit focusing on modern art and Christmas cards debuts at the museum Nov. 1 and concludes on New Year’s Eve. 


Callie Ring is remodeling the former Mexiko Cafe on South 1st Street into Melody’s, a high-end brunch and craft cocktail establishment that is expected to open in mid February. Melody’s will include an indoor stage, unique brunch dishes and a sidewalk mimosa bar during special occasions.

Top Traditional Country Vocalist of 2022

Troy’s Landon Heights stepped to center stage at The Grand Ole Opry on Sunday and walked off with Country Vocalist of the Year honors at the Josie Music Awards. Heights, who grew up and went to school in Bruceville-Eddy, was one of 10 country crooners — men and women — nominated for the traditional country vocalist award.


Texas Parks & Wildlife is releasing millions of fish into Texas waters this year, including 2.2 million sunshine bass into Lake Belton and 123,165 channel catfish into Stillhouse Hollow. The department also stocked 352,563 rainbow trout into small lakes, ponds and streams, including healthy populations in several Temple and Belton waters.

A gift of independence

Janelle Ramirez regained some independence this morning thanks to a gift from the Temple Breakfast Lions Club. The gift was an OrCam, a device that allows visually impaired people to understand text and identify objects through audio feedback that describes what the person is unable to see.


Revol Green’s 20-acre greenhouse likely will be completed during the first quarter of 2023 and the first planting is scheduled for January or February, according to Tom Thompson, the company’s chief revenue officer.

Striking art

Temple piñata makers ship their in-demand creations across Texas and the US. DAVID STONE | OUR TOWN TEMPLE Pearl Hernandez’s first attempt at making a piñata was more than just a “hit” at a birthday party. That 2015 effort also launched a family business that is booming today. “I had just got married and was […]

Lucky in Love to expand studio

A Temple tattoo studio has leased a neighboring office to expand its lobby, increase creative design space and give its artists a place to display off-the-body art such as paintings and drawings.


Plans for Bell County’s own little interstate to eventually stretch 1,300 miles from Odessa to Augusta, Ga., may take decades, but work to expand I-14 through Temple could start by 2027, officials close to the project said this week.

Construction before destruction

Construction is under way on two new Downtown businesses and the owners are hoping for spring 2023 openings. The businesses — The Art Dept. and The Wreck Center — are located at 14-16 S. 4th Street and are owned by Lea and Brent Goates.