Baylor Scott & White on the Hill to Receive Historic Marker

 

 (Temple, TX)  — The Temple Historic Preservation Committee will hold a reception honoring Baylor Scott & White Health as the latest recipient of a Temple Historic Marker. The reception will be held on Thursday, November 1st at 12:00 p.m., at the Baylor Scott & White Historical Alcove located at 2401 South 31st Street in Temple.

 

In 1963, a unique radial shape was chosen for the hospital on “The Hill”. Nurses’ stations served as a hub and for the first time in 50 years, the clinic and hospital functions were housed under one roof. The towers on “The Hill” were the most advanced and modern patient facilities. For over 121 years, Baylor Scott & White has offered dynamic growth to the community and continues to grow its commitment to the public and healthcare needs across the world.

 

The historic marker program was designed to recognize historically significant structures and organizations in the city, while encouraging preservation and restoration. For a property or organization to be considered for a Temple Historic Marker, the property owner must apply with supporting documentation to the Historic Preservation Committee.

 

Anyone interested in learning more about Baylor Scott & White Health or the Temple Historic Marker Program is encouraged to attend. Please RSVP by calling the Temple Visitor Center at 298-5900.


Central Counties Services to Receive Historic Temple Marker

– The Temple Historic Preservation Committee will hold a reception honoring Central Counties Services as the latest recipient of a Temple Historic Marker. The reception will be held inside the historic King’s Daughters hospital building on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m., located at 304 South 22nd Street, Temple TX.

 

Central Counties Services moved their headquarters into the King’s Daughters hospital building in 1975 where they currently operate. The 50,000 sq. ft. King’s Daughters Hospital building is over 100 years old with the first fireproof wing built in 1913. In 1957 the hospital received a grant to remodel the old nursing dormitory into 12 patient rooms.  However, the location became inadequate for the growing hospital. In 1983, the land and hospital were deeded to Central Counties Services by the Board of Directors of King’s Daughters. For over 50 years, Central Counties Services has been a recognized service expert in Central Texas for person with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and developmental delays.

 

The Historic Marker Program was designed to recognize historically significant structures and organizations within the city, while encouraging preservation and restoration. In order for a property or organization to be considered for a Temple Historic Marker, the property owner must fill out an application and submit it with supporting documentation to the Historic Preservation Committee.

 

Anyone interested in learning more about Central Counties Services or the Temple Historic Marker Program is encouraged to attend. Please RSVP by calling the Temple Visitor Center at 298.5900.


CVB SUMMERTIME FAMILY FUN

CVB SUMMERTIME FAMILY FUN
(Temple, TX) – It’s officially the first day of summer and the Temple Convention and Visitors Bureau invites the public to a FREE evening full of summertime fun! Grab your friends and family and head to the Econo Lodge and Americas Best Value Inn in Temple (915 North General Bruce Dr.) starting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 21st.

Enjoy a night out together celebrating summer with a food truck, bounce house and kid’s activities, plus enter to win some cool door prizes including a family pack of tickets to Bell County Comic Con, Encryptux Escape Room gift cards, a pair of passes to Beltonian Theater; and more! Winners Must be present to win.

“We want to help welcome in summer with some fun and free activities for families,” said Nancy Glover, CVB Manager. “We are lucky to have teamed up with some great local businesses including Econo Lodge and Americas Best Value Inn to make this possible.”

For more information contact Nancy Glover, CVB Manager, at nglover@templetx.gov or 254-298-5379. Check out our Facebook event for all the latest information!


Imagine the Possibilities Tour Showcases Downtown Properties

(TEMPLE, TX)  Discover Downtown Temple and the Temple Main Street Program will host the ‘Imagine the Possibilities Tour’ on Wednesday, May 29th from 5:00-8:00 PM.  The purpose of this event is to let the community know about the exciting transformation that is going on in downtown Temple. The tour will showcase over a dozen downtown buildings that are either for sale, for lease, or about to be rehabbed or restored.
Everyone is invited and taking the self-guided tour is easy.
Guests must obtain a map showing all the tour stops and then travel at their own pace to visit any or all of the buildings that are featured along the route. Tour maps will be available at the following locations:

  • Temple Visitors Center in the Santa Fe Train Depot (315 W. Avenue B)
  • City of Temple Discover Downtown Office in the Historic Post Office (101 N. Main Street)
  • Santa Fe Depot Lobby (315 W. Avenue B) – Maps available only on the evening of the Imagine the Possibilities Tour
  • A Tour map can also be found online at DiscoverDowntownTemple.com

Each stop on the Imagine the Possibilities Tour will offer a reception with snacks and beverages. Building owners or their representatives will also be present to provide information about the building and to answer any questions.
Explore the exciting new redevelopments that are coming to downtown and of course, ‘Imagine the Possibilities.’

 


iResolve Million Step Challenge

Live Well in 2019 by starting off the New Year with a Million Steps! As a part of the Live Well Initiative, the Temple Convention & Visitors Bureau is challenging the entire Temple community to get 1,000,000 steps in January with HealthCode’s free iResolve Activity Challenge. Participants will be encouraged to get moving and explore Temple’s many beautiful walking trails and parks, then log their steps using the iResolve Challenge on HealthCode.org.

Walking 30 minutes every day has a big impact on overall health and wellbeing. According to Prevention Magazine, spending this short time each day will provide the following benefits:

  • Improved overall mood
  • Increase in creativity and higher brain function
  • Smaller waistline
  • Decreased risk of chronic disease
  • Better digestive system
  • Achieving this goal will make others seem reachable

 

“We hope that the entire community will embrace this challenge, especially community leaders such as Baylor Scott & White, Wilson Art and Temple ISD,” said Nancy Glover, CVB Director. “This is the perfect New Year’s challenge, and we think Temple is ready to tackle it!”

Participants in the challenge are also encouraged to take part in the Annual Resolution Run 5K on January 12th or to simply jump on a treadmill at any of the many fitness or recreation facilities in Temple.

Once registered to participate in iResolve, participants can enter their total number of steps each day, week or at the end of the month by visiting the HealthCode.org website or by linking your Fitbit or other fitness tracker to automatically log your activities. The step log will be accessible from the event tab of the CVB Facebook Page – or by visiting our website at DiscoverTemple.com. It is free to participate, however donations to the non-profit that runs the challenge are appreciated.


Live Well Expo

The Temple Convention & Visitors Bureau will present the 2018 Live Well Expo 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center. The expo will showcase local vendors, and will feature health and wellness experts and specialists providing information and demonstrations.

Nancy Glover, CVB manager, said this will be the second year for the bureau to host the event.

“Last year we did it on a Wednesday in cooperation with a Baylor Scott & White event, and it was overwhelmingly successful for a Wednesday afternoon,” she said. “So this year we decided to move it to a Saturday to give more people an opportunity to come out, and we’ve partnered with some area organizations that are going to do some really fun activities outside of the Live Well Expo’s main vendor area, so we’re really excited about all the different things we’ll have to offer that day.”

Glover said the vendors will have different things to offer including samples and product information.

“We’re really trying to showcase the businesses in Temple that represent a wellness lifestyle, and we’re really trying to celebrate those businesses and showcase them for the citizens of Temple.”

The expo floor will be divided into three sections: Live Well, Move Well and Eat Well. The Live Well section will focus on overall quality of life. The Move Well section will focus on physical fitness and Eat Well will focus on nutritional wellness.

Throughout the day various demonstrations will be given on the stage by local experts. Glover said these will include a panel on different diet trends, a cooking demonstration from Natural Grocers, and a special presentation during the lunch hour of the Impact Award winner.

“The Impact Award goes to a person who has shown outstanding support for the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau over the past year,” Glover said.

This year’s winner is Bennie Walsh, president of Temple NAACP and board member for the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum.

The lunch hour will also feature a presentation from Billy Riggs, a magician and motivational speaker who will show everyone how healthy living can be fun.

Even more demos and fitness competitions will be going on outside the main ballroom. A 5K hosted by Crossfit DSP will begin at 8 a.m. to kick off the expo. Proceeds from the 5K will benefit Barbells for Boobs, a non-profit organization that mobilizes people to take action against breast cancer.

Glover said there will also be booths for the Cultural Activities Center, the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, and other fun places within the city.

 “It’s not all about just eating healthy and working out,” she said. “It’s also about de-stressing and having those places in town where you can just go and let loose and have some fun, so we’ve got those represented as well.”

More information about the Live Well Expo and links to sign up for the 5K and other competitions are online at discovertemple.com.


Live Well Expo

“The Temple Convention & Visitors Bureau will present the 2018 Live Well Expo 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 20th at the Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center. The expo will showcase local vendors, and will feature health and wellness experts and specialists providing information and demonstrations.

Nancy Glover, CVB manager, said this will be the second year for the bureau to host the event.

“Last year we did it on a Wednesday in cooperation with a Baylor Scott & White event, and it was overwhelmingly successful for a Wednesday afternoon,” she said. “So this year we decided to move it to a Saturday to give more people an opportunity to come out, and we’ve partnered with some area organizations that are going to do some really fun activities outside of the Live Well Expo’s main vendor area, so we’re really excited about all the different things we’ll have to offer that day.”

Glover said the vendors will have different things to offer including samples and product information.

“We’re really trying to showcase the businesses in Temple that represent a wellness lifestyle, and we’re really trying to celebrate those businesses and showcase them for the citizens of Temple.”

The expo floor will be divided into three sections: Live Well, Move Well and Eat Well. The Live Well section will focus on overall quality of life. The Move Well section will focus on physical fitness and Eat Well will focus on nutritional wellness.

Throughout the day various demonstrations will be given on the stage by local experts. Glover said these will include a panel on different diet trends, a cooking demonstration from Natural Grocers, and a special presentation during the lunch hour of the Impact Award winner.

“The Impact Award goes to a person who has shown outstanding support for the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau over the past year,” Glover said.

This year’s winner is Bennie Walsh, president of Temple NAACP and board member for the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum.

The lunch hour will also feature a presentation from Billy Riggs, a magician and motivational speaker who will show everyone how healthy living can be fun.

Even more demos and fitness competitions will be going on outside the main ballroom. A 5K hosted by Crossfit DSP will begin at 8 a.m. to kick off the expo. Proceeds from the 5K will benefit Barbells for Boobs, a non-profit organization that mobilizes people to take action against breast cancer.

Glover said there will also be booths for the Cultural Activities Center, the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, and other fun places within the city.

 “It’s not all about just eating healthy and working out,” she said. “It’s also about de-stressing and having those places in town where you can just go and let loose and have some fun, so we’ve got those represented as well.”

More information about the Live Well Expo and links to sign up for the 5K and other competitions are online or check out our Facebook event. ”

 

Article from Temple Daily Telegram 

By Melany Cox Oct 14 2018


Location Change for Wednesday’s Main Street Fright Fest

Due to forecasted inclement weather, Wednesday’s Main Street Fright Fest has been relocated inside the Temple Mall located at 3111 South 31st. The annual, family-friendly event will remain on Wednesday, October 31st from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and feature costume contests, children’s Halloween activities, vendors, music, and more!

 

As the sun prepares to go down, Fright Fest will be gearing up. Beginning at 5:00 p.m., guests are encouraged to dress up in costume and walk the Temple Mall. Costume contests for all ages will be held with prizes to be awarded and free children’s activities will also take place throughout the night. Children will also be able to trick or treat at all the booths to collect Halloween candy and goodies. There is no cost to attend. Admission is a suggested donation of 2 canned goods per family benefitting Food for Families.

 

For additional details on Main Street Fright Fest or the location change, please contact Sennett Farias at 254.298.5418.


Temple to Host Texas Local Firefighter Retirement Act Conference

Temple to Host Texas Local Firefighter Retirement Act Conference

 

(Temple, TX) – The Temple Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to host the Texas Local Firefighter Retirement Act Education Conference held from September 30th – October 2nd at Temple’s Hilton Garden Inn. The three-day event will bring fire fighters from around the state to learn about investing for retirement. The association expects more than 150 people in attendance, including vendors, speakers and guests.

 

“We are proud to welcome this group of fire fighters from across Texas here to Temple,” said Nancy Glover, Manager of the Temple Convention & Visitors Bureau.  “Several cities competed in a bidding process to bring this conference to their home city, and we are so very fortunate to have this opportunity!”

 

The Temple CVB staff has worked closely with the Temple Fire Department and conference organizers to ensure a successful conference. The mission of the TLFFRA Conference is to educate fire fighter pension board members of fiduciary responsibility, board management as well as investment practices.

 

While in Temple, the group will participate in several offsite activities and excursions and will enjoy a keynote address featuring State Representative Hugh Shine on Monday.

 

For additional information on the Texas Local Firefighter Retirement Act Conference, please contact the Temple Convention & Visitors Bureau at 254-298-5379.

 


The Hub Building to Receive Historic Marker

The Temple Historic Preservation Committee will hold a reception honoring The Hub building as the latest recipient of a Temple Historic Marker. The reception will be held on Friday, March 1st at 5:00 p.m., at The Hub, located at 7 S. 2nd Street in Downtown Temple.

 

The two-story building was originally built as a harness shop in 1901 and is joined by historic buildings on either side. Over time, the building has housed many different businesses including the Lutheran Service Center, Texas National Guard, and Casey’s Furniture.

 

Located in the heart of downtown Temple, The Hub located to a renovated 22,000 square foot, turn of the century building featuring brick walls, stamped tin ceilings, columns and wood and concrete floors. Renovations began in 2016 with the exterior updated and repaired to keep the Romanesque Revival style arched windows typical of the period. Interior renovation included removing stucco to expose original beautiful brick walls and removing dropped ceilings to expose taller ceilings featuring stamped tin panels. Current building owners, Pam and Joe Shepperd, along with managing partner, Holley Gosh, have brought unique and interesting shops into downtown with this amazing renovated space and invite you to see this gorgeous space at the Temple Historic Marker presentation.

 

The historic marker program is designed to recognize historically significant structures and organizations and to encourage preservation and restoration in the city. For a property or organization to be considered for a Temple Historic Marker, the property owner must apply with supporting documentation to the Historic Preservation Committee.

 

Anyone interested in learning more about The Hub or the Temple Historic Marker Program is encouraged to attend. Please RSVP by calling the Temple Visitor Center at 298-5900.