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At Citizens Medical Center, mentor and mentee urologists reconcile.

At Citizens Medical Center, mentor and mentee urologists reconcile.

Dr. Aaron New, a urologist at Citizens Medical Center, has had a close personal and professional connection with Dr. Belur Patel since they met during New's residency at Texas A&M in Temple. Patel had assured New for nine years that he would one day come down and...

Growing Central Texas city provides a breeding ground for new talent

Growing Central Texas city provides a breeding ground for new talent

TEXAS — Temple Texas high school football prospects are sought after around the country, although college coaches often base themselves in major metropolitan areas such as Dallas or Houston. They now go 60 miles north of Austin in search of opportunities. Temple is...

Arts & Entertainment


The Fort Hood-Killeen region is in for some fall family fun.

The Fort Hood-Killeen region is in for some fall family fun.

The autumn season is quickly approaching, and with it the return of several local family favourites such as the Fall Festival at Robinson Family Farm and the Central Texas Fall Festival at Sweet Eats Fruit Farm. There are also Lego events, outdoor pickleball games...

Finance & Money



Sitting kills more Americans than cigarette use. We are built to move, and most of us just stop doing things that don't bring us delight. According to James Owen, author of "Just Move: A New Approach to Fitness After 50," the key is to just start moving more. Owen...




Temple resident contributes to Killeen ISD’s teacher shortage.

Temple resident contributes to Killeen ISD’s teacher shortage.

Henry Hank Mayes, a Temple resident, is making the unthinkable possible. He earned his associate's degree at the age of 60 and is presently pursuing his teaching certification at A&M Central Texas. Given the serious teacher shortage, Hank stated that he is doing...

About Temple

Bell county, central Texas, Temple city, United States It is located along the Little River, approximately 35 miles (55 km) south-southwest of Waco and just southeast of Belton Lake (impounded on the Leon River). It is a component of the Killeen-Temple MSA along with the cities of Bartlett, Belton, Copperas Cove, Gatesville, Salado, and Killeen.

It was established in 1880 by the Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railroad and given the name B.M. Temple in honour of a railroad engineer. It became a dividing point with railroad shops when the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad passed through shortly after. Several hundred Czech immigrants settled in Temple during the 1880s, and the SPJST (Slovanska Podporujici Jednota Statu Texas; Slavonic Benevolent Order of the State of Texas) Museum is home to more than 18,000 Czech-language literature as well as several items from Czech pioneer life. The construction of three hospitals—Santa Fe (1892), King’s Daughters (1897), and Scott-White (1904)—helped the city develop as a hub for the sale of agriculture and livestock products. Temple (community) College was established in 1926, and the Baptist-founded University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is located close by in Belton.


The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s several state and regional offices, as well as agricultural research centres, have their headquarters in Temple. Furniture for offices and schools, as well as feed for animals and farm equipment, are all manufactured. The Railroad and Pioneer Museum in Temple honours the city’s heritage. Population: 54,514 in 2000; 330,714 in the Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood metro area; 66,102 in 2010; 405,300 in the same area.

Texas, one of the 50 states that make up the USA. In 1845, it was admitted to the union as the 28th state. With the exception of Alaska, Texas is the largest state by area and is located in the south-central region of the US. From north to south, the state stretches for almost 1,000 miles (1,600 km), and from east to west, it covers around the same distance.


Many of its borders are defined by water. The eastern two-thirds of Texas’ northern boundary with Oklahoma are formed by the twisting Red River, while the remaining northern third is formed by the Panhandle, which juts northward and corresponds to Oklahoma’s western Panhandle. The Sabine River makes up the majority of Louisiana’s eastern border, which is also shared by Arkansas on land. To the southeast is the crescent-shaped Gulf of Mexico coastline, and to the southwest, the Rio Grande sculpts a narrow strait dividing Texas from Mexico. West of the region is the state of New Mexico. The state’s capital is located in Austin in the state’s south-central region.


Texas’ size and diversity are visible in almost all facets of its geography, economics, history, and cultural life. For more than a century, Texas was a part of the Spanish Empire. From 1821 to 1836, when it attained independence, it was a member of the young nation of Mexico. It then enjoyed a brief republican history before joining the Union. When Texas gave up its independence to become a state, it was seen as a wild, uncontrolled frontier. Despite the fact that many Texans still strongly identify with their cowboy heritage, the state’s perception of Texas has significantly changed over the course of the 20th century. Today, Texas is renowned for its enormous agricultural wealth, significant oil and natural gas production, industry and finance, enormous urban centres that support a cosmopolitan cultural life, and seemingly endless stretches of high prairie and ranges devoted to cattle and cotton.


The term thecas, which means “allies” or “friends” in the Caddo language, is the source of the state’s name. (The Spanish adopted the spelling tejas or texas to designate the region in which this Native American tribe resided.) Texas is frequently split into East and West regions, while the exact border between the two is unclear. However, in general, East Texas is recognised for its rainy climate, cotton production, and ties to the Old South, whereas West Texas is known for its dry climate, cattle ranching, and connections to the West. 268,597 square miles in size (695,662 square km). (2020) Population: 29,145,505.

Texas is made up of several sizable geographic areas, from the southeast’s rich and heavily populated Coastal Plains to the west and northwest’s high plains and mountains. The Coastal Plains, which extend inland from the Gulf Coast and make up nearly two-fifths of the state’s total area, have an elevation range of sea level to about 1,000 feet (300 metres). These low, flat plains move more into the interior, forming a fertile crescent that is perfect for farming and raising livestock. Except for areas that have been artificially drained, much of the land close to the coast is marshy, if not a swamp.

At the Balcones Escarpment, where tremors have been felt, the Coastal Plains come to an end. The terrain continues into the Texas Hill Country, the Edwards Plateau, and the North Central Plains to the south and north, respectively, to the northwest of this fault. The region’s elevation ranges from 200 to 750 metres (750 feet) above sea level, and farming and cattle raising make up the region’s primary industries. There are modest businesses and leisure sites in the Hill Country.

The Amarillo-based North Plains subdivision relies on ranching, oil, small businesses, and grain farming. Large underground water reservoirs in the South Plains subdivision, which is centred on Lubbock, allow for extensive irrigated cotton farming.


The Caprock Escarpment, a rock protrusion that runs 200 miles to the north and south, is located near the western edge of the North Central Plains (320 km). The High Plains land, Texas’ third-largest region, is located beyond that escarpment, and the Trans-Pecos region is to the south.


Many of the myths about Texas weather and the Texas cowboy originated in the West Texas High Plains region. Sandstorms frequently occur on these areas. Although many of the region’s broad, flat riverbeds are dry for the majority of the year, they can serve as sluiceways for flash floods. The Llano Estacado, or “Staked Plain,” is a flat, arid landscape in this region. According to folklore, a Spanish expedition led by Francisco Vázquez de Coronado traversed the area in the middle of the 16th century and planted stakes as markers for the return journey. Even the indigenous people were hesitant to travel through these places.


Temple is a city in Bell County, Texas, United States. As of 2020, the city has a population of 82,073 according to the U.S. census, and is one of the two principal cities in Bell County.

Elevation: 219 m
Area: 196.9 km²
Population: 76,590 (2020)
Area code: Area code 254
University: Temple College