Hot mineral springs attracted hotels, bath houses and Major League Baseball to Marlin from 1904 to 1918. The New York Giants trained there for 11 years. Marlin is located about 38 miles northeast of Temple.

A Lone Star Lesson

What happened today in Texas history? We’ve got a little history lesson for you, so check back daily.

City may move Battle of Bird Creek marker

A small historical marker commemorating the Battle of Bird Creek may be moved about 100 feet to allow safer and more convenient access by visitors, a Temple official said Thursday.

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. 


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.

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.

Little Park on the Prairie

Small slice of undisturbed Blackland prairie to become part of Temple parks program DAVID STONE | OUR TOWN TEMPLE A small piece of blackland prairie that reputedly has never been touched by a plow will soon become one of Temple’s newest parks, Temple City Manager Brynn Myers said this week. “The land is undeveloped and […]