Salado Museum and College Park packs an impressive amount of history into a relatively small space. It’s a perfect fit for Salado, a small village also brimming with history and culture.
With more than 350 miles of coastline, Texas is bound to hold some hidden hamlets with all the appeal of the big beach towns — minus the cacophony that comes with the summertime crowds that flock like seagulls at a cookout. Surfside Beach is one of those coastal communities perfect for people trying to escape the chaos of everyday life.
Walking into Serendipity in Salado feels like stepping into a modern European tea shop. Like sipping tea, it’s a cleansing experience for mind, body and soul.
The wonder that is Yellowstone National Park is too great of an expanse to explain to the uninitiated. The natural wonders of geysers, springs, rivers, canyons and other items that spring from its unique blend of volcanic intensity and wildlife could be explored for years and still left with much more to see.
At 3 Texans Winery in Temple, growing quality grapes to produce wonderful locally-made wines is a business built around family. The “3 Texans” are Kim Langston and her daughters, Lauryn Austin and Lacie Howell. What began as sort of a hobby for Langston soon turned into a dream that family made reality.
Interactive exhibits sponsored by the Temple Children's Museum have been popping up around Bell County this summer. The exhibits are designed to engage children in a fun way while also serving as a tool for learning.
In this second of a two-part travel series, Dr. Robert Burke shares tales of his recent adventures in Alaska. The trip included sightings of bald eagles, bears and a humpback whale.
Dr. Burke shares his recent experiences from a trip to Haida Gwaii, also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, an archipelago off British Columbia’s west coast in Canada.
For 45 years the third Saturday of June has been earmarked for celebrating the local cash crop. The annual Holland Corn Festival will take place Thursday through Saturday at Holland City Park, and will include a parade, carnival, contests, live music, barbeque cookoff, vendors and more.
The Village of Salado will bring the past back to life during Texas History Days, featuring dozens of educational and entertaining events and exhibits throughout the village.
Local farmers, artisans and vendors will offer the fruits of their labor – in some cases, literally – at area farmers markets this season.
The annual Ribs and Rods car show and barbeque cookoff is gearing up to take place this weekend at Reuben D. Talasek Bend of the River, 7915 S. General Bruce Drive in Temple. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Temple.
Young Jedi Knights from across the galaxy assembled with their moms for the seventh annual Mother and Son Dance, hosted on May 4 by Temple Civic Theatre at the Bell County Expo Center.
Jacque Cousteau called it “The World’s Aquarium”. Others have called it the “Mexican Galapagos”. I call it simply beautiful. Surrounded like a horseshoe by the Sonoran Desert, the Gulf of California is also known as the Sea of Cortez.
During a rainy Saturday morning, Haydin Stewart sat on the floor and selected “The Fire Cat” by Esther Avrill to read out loud to her audience – including Murphy, who listened intently and occasionally offered his head for a rub or his belly for a scratch.
Murphy is a frequent visitor to the Salado Public Library where eager children read to him. The 3-year-old basset hound mix is a registered therapy dog, and the namesake of Reading with Murphy, which takes place at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month.
The 12th annual Turtle Festival, presented by the Belton Kiwanis Club, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Yettie Polk Park in Belton.
The free community event will include games, bounce houses, a petting farm, crafts, live music, vendors and turtle-themed activities.