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Class of '68 50th Reunion

May 12, 2017 by Sharon Murphy (Register to contact)

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See Facebook page "THS" for list of Class of '68 members who we are trying to locate. Linda Rincon Lopez is Page Administrator and also keeps track of Alumni whereabouts. You can email Linda at *****

Class of '68 50th Reunion

May 12, 2017 by Sharon Murphy (Register to contact)

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We will having our initial planning meeting g for next year's 50th Reunion on Monday, May 22, at 6:30 at my him in Temple. Email me at ***** for address.

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Temple woman linked to McGregor hit-and-run death  Temple Daily Telegram

A Temple woman was arrested and charged Thursday in connection with a hit-and-run accident that claimed the life of a McGregor man.

Exclusive: Temple man's disappearance may have involved foul play  Temple Daily Telegram

A man booked into the Bell County Jail on Wednesday is possibly involved with the disappearance of a missing Temple man, according to an arrest affidavit.

Billy York Eppinger Jr., 34, of Temple died Monday  Temple Daily Telegram

WACO — Services for Billy York Eppinger Jr., 34, of Temple will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corinth Baptist Church in Temple with U.C. Barnes officiating.

Local college student charged in deadly hit-and-run released on bond  KWTX

MCGREGOR, Texas (KWTX) A University of Mary Hardin-Baylor student charged in connection with a hit-and-run that left a young father of two dead was free on ...

Affidavit: Man admits to woman he killed neighbor, hid body  KWTX

According to an arrest affidavit, a woman told a Temple police detective a Central Texas man admitted to killing his neighbor and dumping the body.

Temple's first Panda Express opens to booming business  Temple Daily Telegram

Customers wrapped around the building for Panda Express' grand opening at its first Temple location.

Weekend roundup: Area events include multiple theater shows, Buckholts Cotton Fest, soccer tournament in Temple  Temple Daily Telegram

This weekend's local events include several theatre productions, a soccer tournament, the annual Buckholts Cotton Festival and more.

Temple High teacher resigns after improper relationship investigation  Temple Daily Telegram

A Temple High School teacher resigned Thursday after the district was notified of possible improper relationships with students, a Temple Independent School ...

Vehicle pursuit ends in crash near Belton  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Deputies with the Bell County Sheriff's Department just after 11 a.m. Wednesday pursued a white Kia Optima reported stolen out of Killeen, Maj.

Temple High teacher on paid leave after report of improper relationship with students

TEMPLE, Texas — After Temple police reported Wednesday morning a Temple High School teacher may have had an improper relationship with students, ...

Temple High seniors get life lessons  Temple Daily Telegram

While the underclassmen finished up state testing, Temple High School's senior class spent a morning this week in a very important seminar: Adulting 101.

Temple ISD teacher on leave following report of improper relationship  Temple Daily Telegram

A Temple High School teacher was placed on administrative leave Wednesday following a report of a potential improper relationship with students, according to ...

City and ISD make plans to put roundabout in front of Temple High

The roundabout would be put in the middle of 31st Street.

Service to country: Temple High senior to attend West Point academy  Temple Daily Telegram

Temple High School cheerleader and cross country captain Carly Moore thought she might be interested in a military academy as an affordable way to get a ...

TISD trustees approve 47-acre purchase for new schools in southeast Temple  Temple Daily Telegram

The Temple school board on Monday evening approved the purchase of 47 acres in southeast Temple for new schools to accommodate future growth.

Back to school: Temple High to debut new CTE center  Temple Daily Telegram

When Temple High School students return to classes this fall, some 80 percent will spend part of their time in a new, state-of-the-art Career and Technical ...

4 Temple High School students treated for possible overdoses  Temple Daily Telegram

The conditions of four Temple High School students who required medical attention between noon and 12:30 p.m. Thursday wasn't known by press time.

Temple High student arrested with gun at school  Temple Daily Telegram

A Temple High School student was in the Bell County Jail after he was arrested for having a gun on campus Tuesday, Temple Police spokeswoman Ellen ...

TISD approves $1.25 million for road improvements near Temple High  Temple Daily Telegram

The Temple ISD board of trustees agreed Monday evening to allocate $1.25 million to improve roads in front of Temple High School.

Temple High School seniors participate in 'Adulting 101' mini-classes  KXXV News Channel 25

Temple ISD's 2019 senior class participated in a series of mini-classes on Wednesday called "Adulting 101."

City approves bond package, plans for 31st Street roundabout  Temple Daily Telegram

The area around Temple High School will soon be getting a facelift. The Temple City Council approved the issuance of about $24 million worth of bonds ...

Temple High welcomes the new school year with a new $32 million CTE facility

It's the new school year and for students at Temple High School they will be starting it off with a bang, as they are introduced to the brand new Career and ...

TISD has plans for new elementary, middle school on tract  Temple Daily Telegram

Temple Independent School District has tentative plans to build both an elementary school and a middle school on property it is purchasing in South Temple.

50 years of Polyfoniks: THS musical group to have concert Friday  Temple Daily Telegram

For 50 years, the Polyfoniks have been building a community within a community at Temple High School.The show choir will have its 50th anniversary concert at ...

Affidavit: Student says he brought loaded gun to Temple High for protection

TEMPLE, Texas — The handgun a Temple High School student was accused of bringing to school was loaded and had a laser attachment, according to an ...

Temple High wins fifth in state One-Act Play competition  Temple Daily Telegram

Temple High School placed fifth in the state One-Act Play competition Thursday.

Temple High School senior headed to West Point  KXXV News Channel 25

TEMPLE, TX — A hard-working student from Temple High School is headed to West Point. Cheerleader and cross country captain Carly Moore will start on July ...

Tommy Joe Smith, age 76, of Roy, died Thursday.  Temple Daily Telegram

Funeral services scheduled on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., at Second Baptist Church, 227 – 27th Street, with a viewing prior from 12:30 – 1:40 p.m. ...

Road to the roundabout: TISD approves resolution for 31st Street project  Temple Daily Telegram

Temple Independent School District is moving forward with a joint improvement project — a traffic roundabout — for 31st Street in front of Temple High School.

Temple: High school students learn to 'stop the bleed'  KWTX

Stop the Bleed is a national campaign to empower bystanders to act quickly in a crisis.

'Peter Pan' takes flight at Temple High School  Temple Daily Telegram

The Temple High School Theatre Department is sending students soaring through the stars with its magical musical production of “Peter Pan.”Performances will ...

Fire extinguished at BISD high school under construction  Temple Daily Telegram

A fire on the roof of the new Lake Belton High School, still under construction, is extinguished.Fire departments from Temple, Belton and Morgan's Point Resort ...

Raymond Bell Fowler, 84, of Belton died Tuesday | Obituaries |  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Raymond Bell Fowler, 84, of Belton died Tuesday, June 11, at a Waco care facility. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Dossman Funeral Home in ...

Temple, Salado teams to perform in state One-Act Play competitions  Temple Daily Telegram

Theater groups from Temple and Salado high schools are headed to the state University Interscholastic League competitions for One-Act Plays this week.

Principal named for new Lake Belton High School  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Belton High School Principal Jill Ross will take over the new Lake Belton High School, which will open in fall 2020.

Blood at the Root | Gallery  Temple Daily Telegram

The theatre department at Temple High School is preparing for its production of "Blood at the Root." The play is based on the Jena Six, who were six black ...

Temple officers hold torch run through city  Temple Daily Telegram

A group of Temple Police officers dressed in shorts and T-shirts ran down 31st Street Tuesday, surrounded by bicycle and uniformed officers.

Temple Bioscience Institute seniors honored  Temple Daily Telegram

Texas Bioscience Institute seniors received silver honor cords during a Wednesday ceremony at the Mary Alice Marshall Performing Arts Center on the Temple ...

Temple: High school baseball players perk up young patients  KWTX

TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) Belton High School baseball players spent some time Thursday at McLane Children's Hospital in Temple perking up young patients as ...

New lighting approved for Wildcat Stadium  Temple Daily Telegram

Infrastructure changes should shed a little light on future Wildcat games at Temple High School.

Backroads: Temple's black football team noted in book  Temple Daily Telegram

Cornelius Carl Sampson (1898-1985), newly hired as principal of the Temple Negro High School, had a bold request from Temple's all-white school board in ...

Temple: High school student caught with gun indicted; remains jailed  KWTX

A local high school student who was caught on campus with a handgun was indicted Wednesday.

Temple offensive coordinator named head football coach in Magnolia

MAGNOLIA, Texas — Temple High School's offense will have a new boss this fall. Temple High offensive coordinator Craig Martin was named the new head ...

Best-selling author who graduated from Temple High to speak at museum  Temple Daily Telegram

Bryan Burrough is familiar with the highs and lows of being a writer.He has worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and as a correspondent for Vanity ...

Reunions | Life |  Temple Daily Telegram

Lesikar/Leshikar/Lesiker reunion. All Lesikar, Leshikar, Lesiker families that immigrated into Texas are related. Some families changed the spelling of Lesikar; ...

Temple High theater director wins state award  Temple Daily Telegram

Temple High School teacher director Natasha Tolleson has been recognized as the State Theatre Educator of the Year by the Texas Educational Theatre ...

10 CTE students to be honored Saturday  Temple Daily Telegram

U.S. Rep. John Carter will honor 10 Central Texas students for their accomplishments in career and technical education Saturday.

Helen Irene (Burtchell) Thomison, age 98, died Tuesday | Obituaries |  Temple Daily Telegram

Irene Thomison passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Services will be held at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Belton on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 10:30 ...

Virginia Louise (Bristow) Reid, age 95, of Austin, formerly of Temple died Saturday  Temple Daily Telegram

A visitation will take place on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 7 – 8:30 P.M. at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home. A funeral *service* will be held on Thursday, May 30, ...

TISD partners with Temple car dealers  Temple Daily Telegram

Temple car dealers are getting to know the next generation of mechanics by partnering with Temple High School.The Temple Independent School District board ...

Duke Football Turns To Temple High School For Help Due To Florence

Duke Football flew to Central Texas early for their game on Saturday due to Hurricane Florence making landfall in North Carolina.

After learning trade at BHS, Penny building Lake Belton High  Temple Daily Telegram

Belton High School construction classes have taken Lyhue Penny all the way to a national championship at SkillsUSA, and then back to a Belton high school.

Temple ISD, parents respond to high school gun arrest  FOX 44 - KWKT

Keala Burleson never thought she'd see the day when someone would bring a gun to her daughter's school.

Under construction: BISD gives tour of schools being built  Temple Daily Telegram

It was a tour de force Friday as the Belton school district displayed two new schools under construction.A bus and walking tour went through Lake Belton High ...

Killeen student who died identified; autopsy ordered  Temple Daily Telegram

A Killeen area high school student's death is under investigation, leaving a family, students and school personnel behind to handle the tragic aftermath.

Temple NAACP seeks applicants for 2019 scholarships  Temple Daily Telegram

The Temple NAACP is seeking applicants for its 2019 scholarship opportunities.

John Guillen, 89, of Temple died Sunday, May 5th  Temple Daily Telegram

Funeral Services for John Guillen, 89, of Temple, will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Temple. He will be laid to rest.

THS Student Council raises awareness of human trafficking  Temple Daily Telegram

Temple High School senior Madeleine Ruth Norman appealed to the school's faculty and staff to keep an eye out for victims of human trafficking in a special ...

Former Belton High teacher indicted for showing pornography to students  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — A former Belton High School teacher was indicted Wednesday for inadvertently showed pornography to students on a projection screen Sept. 28.

Temple teen indicted for alleged sexual assault of underage girl  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — A Temple teenager was indicted Wednesday for the alleged sexual assault of a Temple High School student.

Temple High students tour Fort Hood  Temple Daily Telegram

FORT HOOD — They fought in a simulated Humvee battle, they raided a house filled with bad guys, and in the computer game battle simulation, both sides ...

College-bound 'Cats: Seven Temple Wildcats bask in enjoyable, festive signing day  Temple Daily Telegram

Three days after the lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever, the Temple Wildcats football program delivered its own version of dominant defense on National Signing ...

Melvin Edward Lesikar, age 91, of The Woodlands, TX, formerly of Zabcikville died Tuesday  Temple Daily Telegram

Funeral on June 10 at 10:00am at Wildwood United Methodist Church at 8911 FM 1488 in Magnolia, TX. Graveside *service* on June 10 at 2:30pm at Ocker ...

Demolition of old Johnson Brothers, Chamber buildings approved  Temple Daily Telegram

The Temple City Council approved the demolition of two buildings to make room for upcoming projects.

Joyce Delores Gregg Tapley, age 75, of Temple, died Wednesday.  Temple Daily Telegram

A visitation will be heldon Friday, March 22, 2019 from 2-6pm and a wake from 6-7 pm at Branford Dawson Funeral Home. The homegoing celebration will ...

Nancy Marie Miller, age 99, of Temple died Thursday  Temple Daily Telegram

Nancy Marie Miller passed away on May 9, 2019 at the age of 99.Visitation will be May 15 from 6-8 at Hewett-Arney Funeral Home, 14 W Barton, Temple TX, ...

Central Texas School News | School  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON ISD. The Belton Independent School District Big Red Art Show will run Monday through Friday at the Harris Community Center with BISD student ...

Cosmetology funding could be cut statewide; Temple program continues  Temple Daily Telegram

BUDA — On a rainy day last week, a few dozen students were working in the back wing of Hays High School, carefully crafting updos on mannequins in the ...

Temple teen charged with fatal hit and run  Temple Daily Telegram

A Temple High School class of 2018 graduate has been charged with the March 12 hit and run death of 54-year-old Mario Arriaga.

Backroads: Two sisters became first black students at Temple College  Temple Daily Telegram

Two sisters in January 1957 enrolled at what was then called Temple Junior College. As they paid their tuition, they promised to do well and work hard.

The Channel 6 Spirit Stick: Temple High takeover

TEMPLE, Texas — The Channel 6 crew was at Temple High School Friday morning for our first 2018 Spirit Stick to kick off the high school football season.

Security terms change for Belton ISD schools  Temple Daily Telegram

Belton schools will no longer use the terms “hard lockdown” and “soft lockdown” when describing a security concern.Belton Independent School District has ...

'Cats hit the mats: Coach Clark, Temple progressing through wrestling debut  Temple Daily Telegram

Indications of a fledgling program are everywhere, starting with where practices are held. But signs that point toward potential are just as prominent, and those ...

Temple begins voluntary annexations  Temple Daily Telegram

Temple keeps growing — this time through voluntary annexations.

BHS employee dismissed after altercation involved students  Temple Daily Telegram

A lunch lady was let go for contributing to student mayhem at Belton High School on Thursday.

Elizabeth Jones, 92, of Belton died Wednesday | Obituaries |  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Services for Elizabeth “Libby” Jones, 92, of Belton will be 2 p.m. today at Dossman Funeral Home in Belton with Dr. Leroy Kemp officiating.

Four Temple High School Students Overdosed

Four Temple High School students overdosed on Thursday afternoon, and medical crews were rushed in to assist them.

Temple Police to participate in torch run  Temple Daily Telegram

Don't be alarmed if you see Temple Police officers running down 31st Street on Tuesday morning.Officers will be running with a purpose — carrying the Flame of ...

Officials investigate Troy ISD threat  Temple Daily Telegram

Police and school officials are investigating a threat made by one Troy High School student against another.

Temple stabbing under investigation  Temple Daily Telegram

Temple Police are investigating a stabbing that occurred Thursday afternoon in the 700 block of East Downs.

Temple man sentenced in child sexual assault case  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — A Temple man received two 20-year sentences Friday for two separate convictions for an aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Central Texas said goodbye to notable residents  Temple Daily Telegram

Central Texas said farewell in 2018 to many notable persons who contributed in positive ways to Central Texas' quality of life.

3 dead, including suspect, in Temple shooting  Temple Daily Telegram

Two women and a male shooting suspect were dead Thursday morning after shots were fired on West Virginia Avenue, Temple Police Cpl. Shawana Neely said ...

Isabel Nicole Huffman Recio, 25, of Temple died Tuesday  Temple Daily Telegram

Isabel Nicole Huffman Recio, 25, of Temple, TX went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 at 11:39PM, after her year-long battle with a rare ...

New Tech team wins state video award  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — In a short two-minute video, Belton New Tech High School @ Waskow students showed off their campus' uniqueness.

Former Buckholts substitute teacher charged with improper relationship with student  Temple Daily Telegram

CAMERON — A former substitute teacher at Buckholts High School is now charged with an improper relationship between educator and student.

Teen charged with reported sexual assault  Temple Daily Telegram

A 19-year-old Temple man was arrested Thursday for reportedly sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 17.

Cheers for education: TISD holds convocation for teachers, staff  Temple Daily Telegram

Teachers cheered wildly for their colleagues, academic progress, the start of a new school year and pretty much every other announcement at Temple ...

TJ Alexander Jr., 35, of Temple died Friday | Obituaries |  Temple Daily Telegram

Services for T.J. Alexander Jr., 35, of Temple were held Wednesday at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home in Temple with the Rev. Sam Callaway officiating.

Temple shooting under investigation  Temple Daily Telegram

A man was found shot at about 7:53 a.m. in the 2500 block of North General Bruce Drive, Temple Police Department spokesman Cody Weems said.

Belton ISD names new principals, other staff  Temple Daily Telegram

The Belton school board has appointed two new principals, an assistant principal and an assistant athletic director.Brooke Itz will be taking over as principal of ...

Silver cord ceremony set for Texas Bioscience students  Temple Daily Telegram

Alexia Wilkinson and Alyssia Wilkinson, twins and seniors at Shoemaker High School in Killeen, will both receive silver cords Wednesday during a 7 p.m. ...

Temple teen charged with robbery  Temple Daily Telegram

A Temple 17-year-old was arrested and charged with a Jan. 20 robbery of another male as retribution for his interest in a girl.

Central Texas Club News | Life |  Temple Daily Telegram

Temple Garden Club. The Temple Garden Club meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. the first Thursday of the month at the City Federation of Women's Club House at 219 King ...

Texas Bioscience Institute to hold open house for students  Temple Daily Telegram

The Texas Bioscience Institute Middle College program will hold an open house on Wednesday for prospective students and their parents.

Glynda Sue Sepulvado Parker, age 72, of Temple, died recently.  Temple Daily Telegram

Visitation will be from 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. Friday April 5, 2019 at First Baptist Church. Celebration of Life will be at 4:00 P.M. Saturday April 6, 2019 at.

Storms inundate Central Texas  Temple Daily Telegram

Heavy rainstorms caused a host of problems in Temple and nearby areas Wednesday, with some areas losing power and other weather troubles popping up.

Temple firm will design downtown parking garage  Temple Daily Telegram

The city has approved funding to design a new downtown Temple parking garage to be built across the street from the proposed redevelopment of the Hawn ...

Johnny Hollie, 56, of Fort Worth and formerly of Temple, died Saturday  Temple Daily Telegram

Services for Johnny Ray Hollie, 56, of Fort Worth and formerly of Temple will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday at A New Day Fellowship Church in Temple with the Rev.

Designs approved for $1.4 million Belton High orchestra addition, façade renovation  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — For nearly six years, the Belton High School orchestra program has hopped from room to room.

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