Forbidden Love

Patsy Ewing and Ed Luna got married in 1956, and were one of very few interracial couples in Temple at the time. Patsy, who later served three terms on the Temple City Council and was known as a champion for city parks, said the couple had to leave town on dates and after they were married, they still faced obstacles not presented to single-race families of the day.


Japanese tea ceremonies elevate the simple task of brewing a drink for a guest to an art form, and the series of intricate movements are performed in a specific order depending on the occasion and the time of year. The tea-making protocol comes in many forms, and a Temple woman is certified to perform more than a dozen special ceremonies.

‘The MLK’ nears completion

A six-band music festival featuring Temple native Eric Paslay and Holly Tucker on April 1 will be the first event held at the new Martin Luther King Jr. Festival Grounds in Downtown Temple.  A second event — the annual Bloomin’ Temple Festival — will be April 28 and 29.

Viewfinder Stories

JohnJohn Montelongo, Jason Deckman and Chris Winston will be the featured artists at a Feb. 11 photography exhibition — Infatuation: Viewfinder Series — at Total Elegance Creations in Downtown Temple.

‘The GOAT of sports photography’

Temple native Walter Iooss has captured hundreds of iconic moments with is camera, but his most memorable shot may be ”The Catch.” Longtime Cowboys fans will never forget Dwight Clark leaping for a Joe Montana pass at Candlestick Park that enabled the 49ers to win the NFC Championship game 28-27 over the Cowboys on Jan. 10, 1982. Christie’s Auction House calls Iooss the GOAT — Greatest of All Time — sports photographer.

Black ties and movie music

The Temple High School choir department will present its two show choirs — The Polyfoniks and Encore — in the production of Broadway Nights, a show that features musical numbers from plays and movies such as Waitress, The Greatest Showman, A Chorus Line, Oklahoma and Little Shop of Horrors, to name a few.

Belton receives $100,000 grant for historic preservation

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has awarded the City of Belton a $100,000 grant from the Preserving Black Churches grant program. The funds will support the Belton Mount Zion United Methodist Church Preservation and Rehabilitation Project.


A Temple man with deep rock ’n’ roll roots has created concert posters for hundreds of bands, including Van Halen, Alice in Chains, Judas Priest, Metallica, Willie Nelson, David Bowie and The Cure, and he will be the featured artist at a new Temple College Visual Arts Gallery exhibit.

Temple area big on reading

While 48.5 percent of adults surveyed in a national poll said they did not read a single book in 2022, that number was only 14 percent in the Temple area. Nationally, 51.5 percent said they read at least one book during 2022. That pales considerably to the 86 percent in the localpoll who accomplished that feat. 

Polls: Texas, Temple residents support pot reform

More than 90 percent of local residents surveyed favor legalization of up to 4 ounces of cannabis DAVID STONE |OUR TOWN TEMPLE with contributions by SCHEDULE 6 FOUNDATION Texas voters overwhelmingly support legalizing marijuana and about four in five residents say cannabis should be legal for medical or recreational use, according to a new poll […]