Temple has developed over time through means that are not traditional to this part of Texas. In essence, the emphasis on the arts, retails and the medical community in particular has served as the backbone of growth for this thriving community which shows no signs of slowing down.
The History of Temple, Texas
Founded in 1881 as a railroad town, the city was incorporated the following year and named after Bernard Moore Temple who was a civil engineer and had performed surveying work for the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway company.
At the time, Temple was known as a rough and tumble town that was nicknamed “Tanglefoot” because of the many muddy streets and number of saloons that made up the majority of the business in the city. The incorporation of the town combined with an eye towards the future helped to clean up the city, although vestiges of its past were highlighted by the annual Temple Stag Party, a Thanksgiving celebration attended by only the men of the community which lasted until 1923.
Although the railroad was the driving force behind the growth of the city, Temple did benefit in later years by being located between Austin and Waco, two larger communities that the citizens of Temple decided not so much to compete with, but to compliment with their own emphasis of economics. This is arguably what led to having the medical community being the leading force of economic growth which has served the city well over the past few decades.
The City Government
The city government is rather typical for this part of Texas which is a City Council and Mayor format. The City Council passes the laws and establishes the rules and regulations while the Mayor runs the day to day operations and represents the face of the city.
The city government is open to new business opportunities and welcomes input from its growing base of residents. With the health care industry only expected to expand in the next two decades, Temple, Texas is well situated to take advantage of the continuing economic opportunities that it provides.
The Environment & the Attractions
Temple enjoys the same climate conditions of its central Texas neighbors which means generally mild winters and hot summers with occasional surprises in-between. Located in the southern portion of the Great Plains, the people of Temple do see the occasional case of extreme weather, but for the most part the temperatures are mild for most of the year.
Temple is the home to many famous athletes, including “Mean” Joe Green and “Slingin” Sammy Baugh who are Hall of Fame legends in the National Football League. However, the pride of Temple is its forward-looking citizenry that has managed to create one of the most vibrant communities in the US.
2 North Main Street
Temple, TX 76501
Phone: (254) 298-5561
After Hours Phone Numbers
Emergency – Dial 911
Temple Criminal Defense Attorney
If you ever find yourself at the wrong side of the law and require a criminal defense attorney, make sure to choose wisely. It is important to speak to a criminal attorney that specializes in criminal law.
Robert McCabe will educate you on the nature of your specific charges and the criminal justice process. He candidly discusses the evidence and potential outcomes of you case as well as any legal defenses.
Robert has reviewed thousands of criminal cases and has tried more than 124 jury trials and will aggressively fight for the best possible outcome for you, whether it is through a plea bargain or jury trial.