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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. 

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Monday was a rough day for Temple’s Karleen Hebert. It’s been 52 years since her childhood besty died from an overdose of heroin and alcohol, but time has done little to dull the hurt. Janis Joplin died at the very young age of 27, and she was on top of the rock ’n’ roll world when she passed.

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You may not be thinking about jackets and sweaters yet, but I bet the holiday season is slowly coming to the forefront of your mind, and some of our favorite foods will soon be making an appearance at grocery stores, kitchen counters, and dining tables. One of those staples is the beloved tamale, but did you ever stop to think about its history?

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No. 2 is top priority

Nathan Farrell is often down in the dumps, and there’s no place he’d rather be. After all, his poop-scooping business is really picking up.

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The evolution of Texas foods

I can’t believe it’s been a year since I made a case for the chicken-fried kolacharito — a tasty kolache pastry stuffed with burrito fixin’s and smothered in country gravy — to assume the throne of Texas culinary royalty.

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125 years of S&W: Part 1

Santa Fe Railway Hospital, a facility to primarily to serve railroad workers in the Temple area, was built in 1892. It’s not the facility we know today.

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Sooooo Delicious

Susan Ovenell, owner of Sooooo Hummus Factory in Temple, shows off some of the many varieties of hummus she makes and sells. The business started

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Puppy Love

Dogs, owners say Temple spa is well worth the wags DAVID STONE | OUR TOWN TEMPLE How about a sprinkle-covered donut while getting that long

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Who wants Lollies?

Temple woman creates custom lollipops DAVID STONE | OUR TOWN TEMPLE There’s a lot of variety in the life of Charmin LaTrell Truesdale. Blueberry flavored roses,

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