Halfway between Dallas and San Antonio and within 60 minutes from most points in Bell County, is Salado, a storybook village with a feeling of Brigadoon, the fictional Scottish town that comes to life for one day every 100 years. Except this Scots-settled village is a daily source of life, a…
When it’s time to pick out your wedding gown, should you get the designer dress of your dreams or adhere to a respectable budget? Callee Kelly at Waco’s Tie The Knot believes a bride shouldn’t have to make that choice.
In six months or less you will be walking down the aisle towards the man who will share your life. Everything is in place: the venue is secured, vendors are lined up, and the dress is ordered. While your wedding planner or coordinator is taking care of the wedding details, it’s time for you …
Stroll into Blends Wine Bar in Belton and chances are you will hear soft jazz playing over the sound system. The intimate lounge is filled with comfortable chairs and small tables, just large enough to rest a glass of wine while listening to live music or conversing with friends, new and old.
Many gathered in Temple for the Boots & Bandannas fundraiser benefiting McLane Children’s Medical Center.
If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you’ll find lots of options to savor in a new cookbook by James Beard Cookbook Award finalist Terry Thompson-Anderson. Her collaboration with photographer Sandy Wilson features the best breakfasts in Texas.
When it comes to eating, out diners have a broader selection of places to choose from thanks to the ever-increasing number of food trucks. Family owned and operated, the food trucks bring a taste of home and country to the masses, and offer everything from pizza to gourmet dining. Here are t…
If it’s Tuesday at the Harker Heights Armed Services YMCA, Registered Dietitian Carey Stites is in the test kitchen getting ready to teach a group of 7- to 13-year-olds how to cook. She doesn’t focus on food pyramids or plates divided into quarters of lean meat, fruits, vegetables and a star…
Wander around a 19th century settlement, immerse yourself in the sound and light of a Texas cave and peer at bone tools created by humans 12 thousand years ago — all in a day. A trip to the Mayborn Museum Complex in Waco is like stepping into a time machine, except there’s air conditioning.
The Harker Heights Farmer's Market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through October in front of Seton Medical Center in Harker Heights. Find fresh fruits and vegetables and a variety of homemade goodies.
“Discovering Westcave,” by S. Christopher Caran and Elaine Davenport, published by Texas A&M University Press 2016, is not your typical guidebook, one that merely points out the native flora and fauna of a particular place or region. But it’s not merely a coffee table book either; chock …
When those Texas summer temperatures start hovering over 100 degrees Fahrenheit this summer, keeping cool will be a lot easier with all of the community pools and splash pads open to kids of all ages. From north to south and east to west, there is someplace to cool off all around Bell County.
Good news, Central Texas outdoor enthusiasts. All Bell County lakes, parks, campgrounds and picnic grounds are open for business this summer. All except for Sparta Lake Park, which remains closed indefinitely due damage sustained by the torrential rains and flooding in 2015.
As education director at Westcave Preserve outside Austin, Paul Vickery enjoys job perks any naturalist would envy. Golden-cheeked warblers. Towering cypress trees. An emerald green grotto with a spring-fed waterfall that flows year-round. But above all the splendor that Mother Nature has be…
In the boardroom of the Baylor Scott & White Central Texas Foundation, a group of tireless volunteers and foundation staff members are putting finishing touches on the 2017 Boots and Bandanas fundraiser to be held May 20, benefiting the Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center.
Guests came to “Laugh the Night Away” with Bean & Bailey during a benefit for the Salvation Army’s McLane Center of Hope Women and Families Residence in Temple.
Native Beltonian Vania (pronounced Vanna) and her husband, Hubert Whitfield, a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Army, want you to come and have tea
Kelly Harp was the guest speaker at the luncheon for the 2017 Temple Daily Telegram’s Day for Women Event at the Mayborn Convention Center in Temple. It was presented by Academy Sports+Outdoors and sponsored by Precious Memories, Smile Doctors and AFC Urgent Care.
I don’t have much time to garden, nor do I particularly have a green thumb, but if I did have the time or some semblance of a gardener’s touch, I’d be referring to the 2016 edition of Howard Garrett’s book, “Texas Gardening the Natural Way” (University of Texas Press).