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Posted on: September 1, 2015

Food Truck Fest Returns to the Santa Fe Depot

Get your appetites ready as the Temple Parks Foundation once again brings the food truck craze back to Temple! Food Truck Fest 2015 will take place on Saturday, September 26th at Fred Springer Park located at the Santa Fe Depot (315 W. Avenue B) from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission to the event is free and open to the public, however food and drinks are purchased on your own.

Spend the day with friends and family and enjoy great food from 23 different food trucks, live music, and family friendly events taking place throughout the day. From Cajun to Korean – there is sure to be a Food Truck to satisfy your cravings!

Participating Food Trucks Include:

• In Hog Heaven • Snofellas
• CNJ Catering • Fina'dene• Lowes Legs • Snooks BBQ
• The Kitchen Mechanic • Over the Plate• The Perfect Mix • Clunkers Grub
• Flanky's Steak Sandwiches • Papa Jazzy's • The Sammie Shack • Er' Thang Cajun
• Taqueria Tres Reyes • Korean Kravings• Mom and Pops Roasted Corn • Rolling Kitchen
• Fire Street Pizza • Hands off my Funnel Cake• Vanilla Bean Bake Shoppe • Load A Bowl
• Off the Cob Gourmet Popcorn

The festival will also feature a Kid’s Zone full of children’s entertainment, bounce houses, face painting, a Thomas the Train ride, and railroad push car rides.

VIP Parking is available at the Santa Fe Depot (315 W. Avenue B) for $5. Free parking is also available at the Temple Municipal Building located at 2 N. Main Street or any area designated as public parking.

Sponsors of the 2015 Food Truck Fest include: Johnnies Office Systems, Great Clips, ASCO, Texas Tour Gear and Paramount Wastewater Solutions.

For more information on the Food Truck Festival, please call 254-298-5440 or visit the Temple Parks Foundation Facebook page at facebook.com/TempleParksFoundation.Read on...

Posted on: August 31, 2015

Temple Parks & Recreation 8th Annual Tree Giveaway

Temple Parks & Recreation wants to give you a FREE tree to help beautify your neighborhood! Approximately 250 trees will be given away as part of the 8th Annual Tree for Me Program taking place on Saturday, October 31st, 2015.

“The Tree for Me program helps us get more trees planted throughout the community at no additional charge to our citizens,” said City of Temple Parks Superintendent, Val Roming. “Besides providing shade and beautifying our community, trees also reduce air pollution, help us save on energy costs, and can even increase property values for homeowners.”

Applications to receive a free tree are available online at TempleTrees.org or citizens may pick up an application in the Parks & Recreation Administration Office located at 2 N. Main Street, Suite 201 in Temple. Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis and must be submitted by Friday, October 9th, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. All Temple homeowners are eligible to apply as long as they did not receive a tree through the program last year.

If selected for a tree, it is recommended recipients bring a pick-up truck or trailer to transport their new tree. Parks staff will be on-site during the giveaway to help load trees into vehicles.

The trees are approximately 4 years old and six varieties of trees will be given away this year. Varieties include: Chinquapin Oak, Live Oak, Chinese Pistachio, Red Bud, Red Oak and Monterrey Oak trees.

Each of the trees is grown at the City’s Tree Farm, which was established as part of a 2005 Texas Forestry Services grant. The Tree Farm allows the Department to purchase young nursery trees at a low cost and nurture them until they are strong enough to be planted in our parks and throughout the community.

Limited quantities and varieties of trees are available for the Tree for Me Program giveaway. Due to the popularity of this program, it is encouraged that homeowners apply early. The application process is on a first-come, first served basis. Pickup for all trees will be on Saturday, October 31st from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Should there be inclement weather, an alternate pickup day will be held on Saturday, November 7th.

For more information about the Tree for Me program or to download an application, please visit TempleTrees.orgRead on...

Posted on: August 31, 2015

Old Fashioned, Homespun Fun Returns to Temple’s Railroad & Heritage Museum

Step back in time and try your hand at making traditional crafts the old fashioned way! On Saturday, September 5th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum presents the Homespun History Family Day. Learn how craftspeople dedicated their lives to a trade and created beautiful handmade works of art for their friends, family, and neighbors long before modern machinery and megastores.

Guests will get a chance to meet modern craftspeople who continue the traditions of the past. This year’s presenters include Jennings Leather, Baskets by Jackie, Pottery Magic, and members of the Weavers & Spinners Society of Austin. These craftspeople will demonstrate their skills and show guests how handcrafted goods were made in years past. Skilled artisans may also have a few of their works for sale on-site.

Younger visitors will get the chance to try their hand at creating traditional crafts and exploring real examples of “homespun history” from the Museum’s collections. Barrel train rides will also be offered, dependent on the weather.

The Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum hosts a free Family Day event on the first Saturday of each month. Attendance at the event is free. Regular admission charges apply to view the rest of the museum. The museum is located in the Santa Fe Depot at 315 West Avenue B in downtown Temple. The museum is open 10am – 4pm, Tuesday – Saturday.

For more information about this and upcoming Family Days at the Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum, please call 254.298.5172 or visit www.rrhm.orgRead on...

Posted on: August 31, 2015

September is Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month and the Mayor’s Council on Physical Fitness and the Sammons Community Center in Temple want your golden years to be your best years! All month long, the community is invited to enjoy FREE healthy aging activities geared to...Read on...

Posted on: August 28, 2015

Temporary Exhibit to Open at Temple’s Railroad & Heritage Museum this Fall

This fall, Temple’s Railroad and Heritage Museum will host a new temporary photography exhibit entitled Kings of the River: Steamboat Transportation in the American South. Opening on Saturday, September 5th, Kings of the River celebrates the grandeur of t...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2015

Railroad & Heritage Museum to Host Benefit Golf Tournament

Temple’s Railroad & Heritage Museum invite you to participate in the inaugural Railroad & Heritage Museum Benefit Golf Tournament. This 4-person scramble tournament will tee off on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Sammons Golf Links located at 2727 W. Adams Ave. in Temple.

“We are very much looking forward to hosting this benefit tournament for the museum,” said Museum Director, Stephanie Long. “We strive to provide quality educational exhibits and offer low cost or free programming for families throughout the year. This tournament will allow us to continue funding these great programs for the community.”

Tournament players may register online at RRHM.org for $75/player or $300 for a team of four. Space is extremely limited and team entries are filling up fast. If space allows, players may also register in-person at Sammons Golf Links the day of the tournament. Tournament fee includes a round of golf, cart rental, lunch, goody bag and team photo. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top two finishing teams as well as the last place finisher. Additional contests, including Closest to the Pin and Most Accurate Drive, will be held throughout the day and prizes will also be awarded.

“Although the Railroad & Heritage Museum receives tremendous support from the City of Temple, we must also rely on the generosity of friends and community supporters to fulfill our vision for the museum,” added Angela McCleaf, Museum Curator.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available and start at just $150. All proceeds from the tournament will help to support operations, expansion of family programming, collection management and restoration projects at the Museum.

For more information on the Railroad & Heritage Museum Benefit Golf Tournament, or to become a sponsor, please call 254.298.5194Read on...

Posted on: August 14, 2015

Mayborn Convention Center to Host Temple’s Biggest Garage Sale

On Friday, September 4th, the Frank W. Mayborn Civic & Convention Center will be chocked full of unique bargains and one-of-a-kind treasures as it plays host to Temple’s Biggest Garage Sale. This one day only event will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the convention center located at 3303 N. 3rd Street in Temple. Admission to the event is $3/person and is open to the public.

“If you love a good bargain like I do, then Temple’s Biggest Garage Sale will be the place to be this September,” said Mayborn Operations Manager, Leslie House. “Or, if you need to unload some items from your home or clean out your garage, you can sign up to become a vendor to sell your household items to make some extra cash before the holidays.”

Interested individuals or groups who wish to sell at Temple’s Biggest Garage Sale must complete and return the vendor application by Wednesday, September 2nd. Applications may be obtained by calling 254.298.5720. Cost is $25 for each 10x10’ booth. Space is extremely limited and vendor space is filling up fast.

For more information on Temple’s Biggest Garage Sale visit mayborncenter.com or call 254.298.5720 to obtain a vendor applicationRead on...

Posted on: August 7, 2015

Upcoming Fall Sports Leagues

Get your game on with Temple Parks and Recreation! Gather your friends and coworkers and organize a team for one of the many exciting sports leagues offered this fall.

“We have a really great line up of sports to choose from,” said Tracy Klusacek, Athl...Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2015


The Railroad and Heritage Museum announced the launch of the Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to ...Read on...

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