Temple-area residents were treated to a sneak-peak Wednesday of several new businesses under development in downtown Temple.
A new, five-story Hyundai building will soon be constructed in Killeen on top of the old Texas Land & Cattle location which closed down in 2017.
The 2023 preliminary taxable value estimate of property located within the city of Belton is $2,235,890,598 — a 20.97% increase to the 2022 certified taxable value of $1,848,292,162.
Texas House members gave preliminary approval to a major bill Monday that would limit the amount of money electricity customers would have to spend due to performance credits, a new financial tool that is designed to bring more power online from gas- and coal-fueled power plants.
Organic Asian grocery store to open in downtown Temple June 4; stop is on Imagine the Possibilities Tour
A new organic Asian grocery store that specializes in fresh food, locally grown produce, alcoholic beverages and cut flowers will open June 4 at 2 S. Main St. in downtown Temple.
Texas is on the precipice of giving new moms a full year of health care coverage, after the Senate unanimously passed a bill to extend Medicaid coverage. The bill has already passed the House, but due to a last-minute anti-abortion amendment, it will now return to that chamber to reconcile t…
Target removes some LGBTQ merchandise from stores ahead of June Pride month after threats to workers
Target is removing certain items from its stores and making other changes to its LGBTQ merchandise nationwide ahead of Pride month, after an intense backlash from some customers including violent confrontations with its workers. Target declined to confirm which items it was removing but among the ones that garnered the most attention were “tuck friendly” adult women’s swimsuits that allow trans women who have not had gender-affirming operations to conceal their private parts. Designs by Abprallen, a London-based company which designs and sells occult- and satanic-themed LGBTQ clothing and accessories, have also sparked a backlash.
Owners of new Ford vehicles will be able to tune in to AM radio in their cars, trucks and SUVs after all. CEO Jim Farley wrote in social media postings Tuesday that the company is reversing a decision to scrub the band after speaking with government policy leaders. They are concerned about keeping emergency alerts that often are sounded on AM stations. Farley wrote that Ford will keep AM on all 2024 Ford and Lincoln vehicles, and it will use an online software update to restore it on two 2023 electric vehicles. The move comes after a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday calling on the government to require AM in new vehicles at no additional cost.
The last time UPS workers walked of the job more than two decades ago, it crippled the shipping company. An emboldened union is threatening to do the same and this time the disruption would be far greater. The 24 million packages UPS ships on an average day amounts to about a quarter of all U.S. parcel volume, according to the global shipping and logistics firm Pitney Bowes. UPS says they deliver the equivalent of about 6% of nation’s gross domestic product. The Teamsters, representing about 350,000 UPS workers, say they'll strike if there's no deal by the time the current contract expires July 31.
A drastically different version of a school funding bill that’s being used as a last-ditch effort to enact a voucher-like program in Texas was approved by the Senate’s education committee Monday and could get a vote in the full chamber later this week.
A large pay raise for jail and juvenile corrections workers in Bell County could lead to a strained budget next year.
The European Union has slapped Meta with a record $1.3 billion privacy fine and ordered it to stop transferring users' personal information to the United States by October. Meta, which had previously warned that services for its users in Europe could be cut off, vowed to appeal and ask courts to immediately put the decision on hold. The company said Monday that “there is no immediate disruption to Facebook in Europe.” The decision applies to user data like names, email addresses, messages, viewing history and other information that Meta — and other tech giants — use for targeted ads. The legal battle followed former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden’s revelations of electronic surveillance by U.S. security agencies.
Texas is now home to four of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas, with Austin finally joining Houston, San Antonio and Dallas on the list of top 10 most populous metropolitan statistical areas.
With Texas boasting more Fortune 500 company headquarters than any other state in the nation, the House and Senate appear motivated to pass an economic-incentive plan to continue attracting business and development to Texas school districts, and to replace a beleaguered 20-year program that …
The time for property owners in Bell County to protest their 2023 home appraisals is quickly waning.
City approves security cameras for two new downtown parking garages; Walker selected as mayor pro tem
Two new garages are in the final stages of construction in downtown Temple.
The Texas House signaled their approval Thursday of a revamped version of its $16.3 billion proposal to cut property taxes — but it’s unclear whether the Senate is going to like it, and time is running out for lawmakers to act on one of their biggest priorities this year.
Blue Bell, the Texas-based ice cream manufacturer, has introduced new flavor that caters to Dr Pepper lovers.
With less than two weeks left in the legislative session, the Texas House has started moving on some of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s more controversial priorities in the Senate, such as proposals targeting drag shows and college professor tenure.
Since 2010, teams of physicians, surgeons, nurses and anesthesiologists from Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center in Temple have been making pilgrimages to third-world countries, providing surgeries and medical care to kids in need.
A new fund to jumpstart massive water supply projects and fix aging water infrastructure across the state would be created under legislation that received preliminary approval from the Texas House on Tuesday, in a vote of 139-1.