Human Trafficking is real but Central TX officials have seen an influx in false reports.
In the last week officials in Waco have received numerous amount of false reports connected to human trafficking and 'God The Mother Church.' According to KWTX, and a detective with the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office a social media post was the start of it all.
Allegedly, a social media post took over Central TX that implied church members were going door to door to illicit members. From there it was an alleged human trafficking scheme. Officials have since looked into the reports and it's been determined to not be human trafficking.
Unbound Waco is an origination that strives to support survivors while using resources to educate the public against sex trafficking. Their values are hope-driven, service-oriented, and excellence-focused. According to their site, Human Trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world and there are several red flags to help identify victims. Check out the list of red flags below:
1) Victims may show a lack of awareness, location, and who they are with.
2) Victims may not have proper identification. Can't present an ID or proper paperwork.
3) Victims may sport bruises or even hide them.
While it's important for community members to be vigilant, Detective Joseph Scaramucci encourages everyone to get educated on what real human trafficking looks like. There are plenty of resources in CenTex to gain more knowledge.
Sex trafficking comes with serious allegations so it's important to understand the red flags. Please be aware of social media posts and face reports.
7 Memorable Temple, Texas Moments from 2021
This is the cool time of the year where we can go back and check out the last 12 months' events, and my oh my was it quite an eventful year.
Last week I showcased 6 memorable Killeen moments from 2021, let's check out 7 memorable moments from Temple, Texas in 2021.
Temple, Texas is the 49th most populous city in the great state of Texas that clocked in over 82,000 residents according to the U.S. 2020 Census
that's more than 10,000 more people that have moved to the area since 2010.
Temple is also a perfect place to go if you don't want to travel so far but still getaway check out these VERY NICE Temple Airbnb's.
Looking back, Temple has had just as many memorable moments in 2021 as Killeen.
From the poor lady who was hit in the face with the soup by the rude worker (that story gained national headlines by the way) to us not even knowing there was a Temple Food Truck park downtown (I just found out about two weeks ago) to the catalytic converter thief and who could forget the Temple woman who was featured on Outrageous Pumpkins?
These are 7 memorable moments that happened in Temple Texas in 2021.
Wow! What I Saw When I Turned Left Inside Buc-ee's In Temple, Texas [PICS]
As the saying goes... everything's bigger in Texas.
Having said that, I've never seen a gas station with more than 50 gas pumps.
Then I visited Buc-ee's.
What is Buc-ee's?
If you don't know or have never visited the popular one-stop highway shop that has over 35 Texas locations in Texas, you need to!
You can get everything in Buc-ee's from gas, to keychains to candles to brisket to goat milk soap and everything in between.
Buc-ee's Has Expanded
According to their site
, Buc-ee's, not only has multiple locations here in Texas, they have expanded to southern states like Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.
The World's Largest Buc-ee's Coming Soon
Later this year, Buc-ee's has plans to open
"The World's Largest Buc-ee's" located in Sevierville, Tennesse. It will have 120 fuel pumps, a 250-foot car wash, and 74,000 square feet of indoor shopping.
I've Never Turned Left
In almost 7 years, I've been here in Texas, I've never turned left when I went inside a Buc-ee's.
I either walk straight to the bathroom or turn right to get water or gummy bears or chocolate almonds. (I get the same thing every time)
But yesterday, I decided to turn left and (I know I'm late) I was mesmerized!
For starters, I never had a reason to turn left.
I've visited the one in Waller County, Bastrop, and the Temple location.
Every time I've visited Buc-ee's, I've never had a reason to go "shopping" always a bathroom break and then back on the road.
So here are some of the cool things I saw when I turned left at Buc-ee's in Temple, Texas!