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Posted on: April 4, 2014

City Council Discusses Charter Review

At their regularly scheduled workshop on April 3, City Council heard a presentation by City Attorney Jonathan Graham on the history of Temple current home rule charter and the process for amending the charter.

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Posted on: March 20, 2014

Statement from Mayor Danny Dunn 3-20-14

Statement from Mayor Danny Dunn:
3/20/2014

I respect the decision from Ms. Morales to resign her position as Mayor Pro Tem and District 2 Councilmember. I thank her for her service to the city and wish her well. I... Read on...

Posted on: March 20, 2014

Judy Morales Steps Down from City Council

Read Mrs. Morales' 3-20-14 statement here.

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Posted on: March 14, 2014

City of Temple Announces Call for Proposals from Public Service Agencies for FY 2014-2015

The City of Temple allocates funds annually to support public service agencies (PSA) that help the City (support increased levels of service to our underserved and at-risk populations

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Posted on: March 5, 2014

Important Statement from Mayor Danny Dunn

I would like to offer the following comments relating to the letter of intent to file a petition to recall the Mayor and the City of Temple Councilmembers and the Telegram article insinuating an assumed lack of action by the Temple City Council.

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Posted on: February 11, 2014

A Library Card for Every Student

Temple Public Library and Temple Independent School District are working together on an ambitious project to get library card applications into the hands of every student in TISD.

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Parks and Leisure Services

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Posted on: April 17, 2014

Summit Member Raises Money For Cancer Research – Honored Nationally

Daniel McDonald, a local Temple resident and member of the Summit Fitness Center, took first place national honors in the 2014 American Cancer Society’s® Expresso Bike “Pedal to End Cancer” Challenge.

Mr. McDonald... Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2014

“Hell On Wheels” Arrives at the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum

The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum presents “Hell on Wheels: Union Pacific Railroad Towns in Wyoming”, a new temporary exhibit on display from April 8 to August 2, 2014. The exhibit, on loan from the American Heritage... Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2014

Mayor’s Fitness Council Presents the 5th Annual Temple Trail Blazers Challenge

The Mayor’s Fitness Council will host the 5th Annual Temple Trail Blazers Challenge on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The “Most Miles in May” kickoff event will be held at 9:00 a.m. at Miller Park (1919 North 1st Street) in Temple.... Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2014

Parks & Leisure Services Seeks Volunteers For Playground Cleanup Event

Temple Parks & Leisure Services will be hosting its 9th Annual Whistle Stop Playground Clean-Up Day at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 3. The Department is in need of volunteers from the community to help freshen up the iconic... Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2014

The Gordon Collier Band To Take The Stage At Temple’s Lion Sam Farrow Amphitheater

The Gordon Collier Band will perform a free concert for the kickoff celebration at the Lion Sam Farrow Amphitheater on Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

The Lion Sam Farrow Amphitheater is located in Lions... Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2014

Central Texas Bark Park To Reopen April 12th

The Central Texas Bark Park is set to officially reopen to the public on Saturday, April 12th. The park has been temporarily closed since February in order for City of Temple workers to repair and correct a drainage issue... Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2014

Prince Charming Is Coming to Temple

A new, whimsical sculpture will soon adorn the Lion Sam Farrow Amphitheater at Lions Park in Temple. The sculpture features a handsomely dressed frog playing a violin, fittingly named Prince Charming.

This sculpture is... Read on...

Posted on: April 2, 2014

Local Sports Participants to be Honored at Walk of Fame Ceremony

Fifteen local amateur athletes and league supporters are soon to be inducted into one of three local Walks of Fame in Temple. Parks and Leisure Services will hold a ceremony to honor these individuals on Tuesday, April 8 at... Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2014

Temple Parks and Leisure Services Staff Win State Award

Temple Parks and Leisure Services was awarded the prestigious 2014 Park Development Innovations Award for the development of the Lion Sam Farrow Amphitheater by the Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS). The Park... Read on...

Posted on: March 28, 2014

First Annual Transportation Day at the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum

Take part in the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum’s first annual Transportation Day on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. If it has wheels, you will probably find it here during April’s free Family Day.... Read on...

Posted on: March 24, 2014

Patsy Luna Building Dedication Ceremony

Temple Parks and Leisure Services will rename and dedicate the Parks and Leisure Services office building (1909 Curtis B. Elliott Drive) in Wilson Park to honor former Council Member Patsy Luna. The dedication ceremony will... Read on...

Posted on: March 12, 2014

“Imagining the Southwest: Art of the Santa Fe” on Display at the Railroad & Heritage Museum

The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum presents a new temporary exhibit, “Imagining the Southwest: Art of the Santa Fe,” on display until May 31, 2014. This exhibit explores how the Santa Fe Railway used art to shape and... Read on...

Posted on: March 11, 2014

Join Us For the 4th Annual Bush’s Spring Chicken 10K Race

Temple Parks and Leisure Services presents the 4th Annual Bush’s Spring Chicken 10K Race. This chip timed event will take place on Saturday, March 22nd at 8 a.m. The race, which begins and ends at West Temple Park, will... Read on...

Posted on: March 11, 2014

Temple Parks Director Ken Cicora to Retire After 16 Years of Service

Temple Parks and Leisure Services Director, Ken Cicora, will retire from the department at the end of March, after sixteen years of service to the community.

“While I am sad to see Ken leave, I certainly wish him the... Read on...

Posted on: March 6, 2014

Wilson Park Recreation Center Identified as Macy's "Heart Your Park" Fundraising Recepient

Wilson Park Recreation Center has been selected for “Heart Your Park,” a program introduced as part of Macy’s “Secret Garden” campaign, that aims to raise awareness and dollars for local parks across the country. From March... Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2014

Special Spring Break Model Train Display

All aboard for Spring Break fun! The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum will be hosting a special model train display, Tuesday, March 11 through Friday, March 14. The Central Texas Area Model Railroaders (CentraMod) will... Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2014

Temple Parks Plans a Spring Break Full of Adventure and Fun!

Wondering what to plan for your kids during Spring Break this year? Well, Temple Parks and Leisure Services has you covered by offering a wide variety of camps, classes, day trips and other low cost or free activities... Read on...

Posted on: February 28, 2014

Nomination Deadline Extended for Walks of Fame

Temple Parks & Leisure Services has extended the nomination deadline for the Youth Baseball, Youth Softball and Adult Softball Walk of Fame until Friday, March 7, 2014.

The three Walks of Fame pay tribute to individuals... Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2014

Invention & Discovery Family Day at the Railroad & Heritage Museum

From the discovery of the wheel to the birth of the internet, inventions have not only changed the world, but also the world around us. Come see how inventions got their start at the Museum’s free Invention & Discovery... Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2014

Winter Olympics Kick-off Celebration this Saturday at Railroad & Heritage Museum!

The 2014 Winter Olympics doesn’t officially start until Friday, February 7th, but why not go ahead and get a kick start on the celebration with us here at the Railroad & Heritage Museum? Join the museum for a free Winter... Read on...

Posted on: January 22, 2014

15th Annual Father Daughter Dance presented by Extreme Cheer & Tumble: Tickets on Sale Now

It is time again for fathers to share an enchanted evening with their special young lady. Fathers and daughters get ready to dance the night away at the Temple Parks and Leisure Services 15th Annual Father-Daughter Dance... Read on...



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2 North Main Street
Temple, TX 76501
Phone: (254) 298-5561