At its Sept. 2 meeting, the Temple City Council approved a Community Development Program, authorized an extension to operate the Miller Springs Nature Center and approved a rezoning for a 313-acre business park.
At its Aug. 19 meeting, the City Council initiated a rezoning for a business park, received the third-quarter financial report and received a presentation about a proposed Community Development Program.
The City of Temple has adopted a tax rate that will raise more taxes for maintenance and operations than last year's tax rate. The tax rate will effectively be raised by 3.981 percent and will raise taxes for maintenance and operations on a $100,000 home by approximately $11.60 per year.
At its July 1 meeting, the City Council scheduled public hearings for the 2022 proposed budget, approved a $54.9 million bond package and approved reconstruction projects for Kegley and North Pea Ridge Roads.
Creating transportation infrastructure to support current needs and future growth is often a complicated and expensive process, but Senior Planner Jason Deckman consistently finds creative ways to fund projects for the city and the region as a whole.
Law enforcement, community gather to honor fallen officers
On a dreary Tuesday morning, law enforcement personnel and residents from throughout Bell County converged on the Temple Police Department to honor Texas officers who have lost their lives in the past two years.
Beyond the blaze: Temple firefighters also certified EMTs, paramedics
While many people think of just burning houses and high-pressure water hoses when they think about their local fire department, emergency medical technician and paramedic services are an essential part off the response provided by Temple Fire & Rescue.
REIMAGINING POLICING: NEW MISSION STATEMENT FOCUSES ON COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
Temple Police Chief Shawn Reynolds has set out to reimagine policing in the 21st century. As part of that process, the Temple Police Department’s new mission statement sets expectations for police officers and how they interact with the community.
Housing Resource Center helps create safe, healthy neighborhoods
While many local organizations provide housing assistance for those in need, many residents don’t have the knowledge or ability to take advantage of those resources. That’s where the City of Temple’s Housing Resource Center comes in.
Crossroads Park makes Temple a hub for tournaments
Though it just opened a year ago, Crossroads Park has already made its mark as a regional hub for recreational athletics. The 260-acre sports complex recently hosted the International Senior Softball Association’s Western USA Championship tournament.
UPDATE: Temple City Manager Brynn Myers will hold a webinar at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, to discuss the city’s Serve Temple program, which encourages residents to learn about the city’s boards and Commissions programs and application process. This webinar was rescheduled from Thursday due to inclement weather and power outages in the area.
521 All-Stars: A Championship Story of Baseball and Community
The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum is pleased to present their newest temporary exhibit, “The 521 All-Stars: A Championship Story of Baseball and Community,” on display from Jan. 30 through March 27.
Parks & Recreation staff place third in regional maintenance rodeo
Temple Parks & Recreation scored a podium finish on its home turf as the department placed third in the 2020 Central Region Texas Recreation and Parks Society Maintenance Rodeo.Nov. 5 at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic & Convention Center.
Temple awarded Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
Temple, TX (Nov. 18, 2020) — For the 25th year, the City of Temple has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, the highest award available in governmental budgeting, for fiscal year 2020.
City to close certain facilities in response to COVID-19 surge
TEMPLE, TX (November 18, 2020) – In response to rising COVID-19 cases among staff as well as within Bell County, the City of Temple has made the decision to close certain city facilities to walk-in customers beginning Friday, Nov. 20, to reduce transmission among staff, protect public health and flatten the epidemic curve.
Temple City Council at its Oct. 15 regular meeting unanimously approved the city’s comprehensive plan, a long-range planning document that outlines a blueprint for new development and redevelopment in Temple.
Temple PD Shows Support for Breast Cancer Awareness
TEMPLE, TX (October 27, 2020) – Residents may have noticed many Temple Police Officers sporting a slight uniform alteration this month. Officers’ badges have been emblazoned with bright pink to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Built by the badge: Officers, city staff perform project for resident in need
When a vision-impaired resident reached out about the dilapidated state of a ramp she uses to enter and exit her home, a group of Temple Police Officers traded in their badges for hammers and came to the rescue.
In Temple Fire & Rescue's first deployment as part of the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS), Station #2 B Shift Captain Dustin McGraw joined with a strike team to assist with battling the west zone of the August Complex fire in Humboldt County, currently at nearly 1 million acres and 47 percent contained.