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An employee of Baylor Scott & White Hospital’s laundry service reported being robbed before 11:30 a.m. Sunday by someone armed with a knife, Temple Police Sgt. Allen Teston said in a news release.

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Though a local congressman is crying “cover-up” regarding the current VA scandal, a 2-year-old report highlighted the problems now coming to light at the Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Medical Center in Temple.

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McLane Children’s Hospital, a part of Baylor Scott & White Health, officially dedicated the Fikes/CEFCO Emergency Center in recognition of a substantial donation to Scott & White from James and Kim Fikes and their Temple-based company.

The couple was honored Tuesday during a morning dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the emergency department entrance.

Gaylon Christie, a longtime Central Texas radio personality, businessman and civic leader, died Wednesday at a Temple hospital. He was 77.


In February 1891, a Galveston physician and five nuns, Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, stepped down from a Santa Fe Railway car in Temple. Among the sisters was Mother Mary Joseph Roussin, one of the three original founders of the nuns’ congregation in 1867.

Their job: Establish a hospital. They had their work cut out for them in the rough, upstart railroad town of Temple.

The former Santa Fe Railway Employees’ Hospital closed in December, ending an amazing 120-year era of medical and railroad history. In its day, this railroad hospital was the flagship that launched Temple’s outstanding reputation in health care and helped to establish Scott & White as a regional medical center at a time when most hospitals were small, community-bound facilities in refurbished houses.