Elton Combs spotted some great horned owlets in their nest with a watchful parent during a recent trip to Mission.

Bluebonnets are starting to bloom, such as these in a Temple backyard.

A green tree frog was spotted napping recently in a Cape honeysuckle plant at a residence near Lake Belton. A lizard also can been seen higher up on the limb, to the upper left.

A lone bluebonnet stands tall and in full bloom recently at a residence in Belton.

Edie King, left, and Michelle Delegram, right, were recently honored as Volunteers of the Year at the Body of Christ Community Clinic Volunteer Banquet held at the Belton Church of Christ. Presenting the awards was Jerry Wickmire, Body of Christ board chairman.

Lexy Ide from Rogers High School recently was selected as a Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo Sweetheart for 2020-21. This is Lexy’s third year to serve as a public relations ambassador for the event.

Mick Grasberger recently captured shadows belonging to himself and Tillie, his German shepherd, during their daily morning walk in Arrowhead Point Park along Lake Belton.

Mary Johnson of Kempner check out a 1963 Amphicar Model 770 on display at the recent Home and Garden Show at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton.

Pat Clune, left, and Cathy Coe-Clune, right, joined their granddaughter Jessalyn Carrillo at the recent Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio. Jessalyn, a junior at Salado High School, performed with the TMEA All-State Choir for the second year.

Ava Elliott, 1, of Temple looks at heart decorations recently on a table at the Lena Armstrong Public Library before the Storytime Valentines Party.

Scarlett Gott, 17, of Belton was captured horsing around recently with Cinco Repo Man.

Jaden Rudloff used a filter to capture this photo of snow falling recently in West Temple.

Tye Lewis, 7, of Bremond uses a sponge brush to paint a medallion during the recent Earth Science Family Day at the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum.

Five generations of the Turner family gathered recently to welcome its newest arrival. Great-great-grandmother Margie Niekamp of Temple, seated, holds Andrew Dean Turner of Rogers while grandfather Marc Turner of Byrnes Mill, Mo., left, father John Troy Turner of Rogers and great-grandfather…

Allene Cook Hardt, seated lower left, was visited recently by members of her family at her residence, the Brookdale Western Hills senior living center in Temple. She is pictured with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren Kirk Cook, Dawn Cook, Blair Cook, Abby Cook, Micah Cook, Jamie Cook…