Our Town

Our Town Temple
Extraordinary people doing extraordinary things! We focus on the people, businesses, events and history of the Temple and Belton areas.
Created 26 Jun 2021
  • Appreciation Day set
    04 Oct 2021 • 8 min read
    MONDAY OCTOBER 4, 2021 This year’s Chamber of Commerce Military & First Responder Appreciation Day will be a drive-thru box meal luncheon held Oct. 26 at Central Fire Station, 210 N. 3rd in Temple. U....
  • Mean Joe's jersey retired
    02 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    SATURDAY OCTOBER 2, 2021 SPECIAL EDITION Temple honors legendary defensive tackle Making history is nothing new for “Mean” Joe Greene. He is a member of four Halls of Fame and a member of the National...
  • Cheese, please!
    01 Oct 2021 • 11 min read
    FRIDAY OCTOBER 1, 2021 Today we start a new Our Town tradition. Friday is Food Day, and we will visit a local restaurant, cafe, bar, grill, truck, trailer or cart each week. Chock Full of Cheese serve...
  • Goat yoga, anyone?
    30 Sep 2021 • 11 min read
    THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 “I had no idea how to care for goats, but I fell in love with them and their antics immediately. I wanted to hang out with goats all day instead of going to my 9 to 5 job.”...
  • Temple's pumpkin master
    30 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2021 A REALLY SPECIAL ISSUE Temple artist Kristina Patenaude is competing on The Food Networks’ Outrageous Pumpkins, a competition that features the seven best pumpkin carvers ...
  • 'Funny' runs in Engvall family
    29 Sep 2021 • 10 min read
    WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2021 “Dr. Bill Engvall Sr. was the funniest man I’ve ever known. I think he was much funnier than his son, Bill Engvall Jr.” Dr. Bill Engvall Sr. (left) was a popular anesthesi...
  • Local legend to play Temple
    28 Sep 2021 • 8 min read
    TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 Temple native and Tejano legend Little Joe Hernandez will celebrate his 81st birthday with an Oct. 16 concert downtown. Little Joe’s hometown celebration By DAVID STONE, Our...
  • Helping the homeless
    27 Sep 2021 • 13 min read
    MONDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2021 “I wasn’t looking to create a ministry. I just wanted to help those going through hard times. It was a message of hope.” Tiffani Conner (foreground) and volunteers with Being...
  • New 'Memories' for downtown
    24 Sep 2021 • 11 min read
    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2021 “We’re going to spread the joy of Christmas throughout the year. It’s going to be magical — lots of lights, trees and decorations. When you walk out of the store, you just m...
  • Hawn, Arcadia project to start
    23 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 Project will bring 57 apartments, retail to new Downtown City Center By DAVID STONE, Our Town breaking news Long awaited renovations to three of Temple downtown landmarks ...
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