Temple Texas continues to build its economy by welcoming new businesses to the area. Now we can add Meta to the list.


What Is Meta?


Meta is formerly The Facebook company.

According to a press release, Meta bills itself as a company that builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. We mostly use to share memes and argue about whether slaps at the Oscars were real or fake, but I get where they're coming from.

Lately, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. If you've ever jumped into one of their VR sessions, you know they're serious about making the technology more common.


What Is Meta Doing In Temple, Texas?


This week, The Temple Economic Development Corporation announced Meta is coming to Temple, Texas with an $800 million Hyperscale Data Center.

According to the announcement, Meta will build a facility on 393 acres of land at HK Dodgen Loop and Industrial Blvd in Temple. Construction will begin in a few weeks.


Jobs Will Be Available At The New Meta Hyperscale Center

This $800 million investment will reportedly bring 100 jobs to the area, with 1,250 construction workers onsite at the peak of the construction.

Everybody Is Excited To Bring Meta To Temple, Texas


Adrian Cannady President and CEO of Temple Economic Development Corporation said:
“We are thrilled to announce Meta’s decision to open a facility in Temple,” said Adrian Cannady, Texas was recently named the top state in the nation for tech worker migration. When you combine that with Temple’s low cost of doing business and central location between major markets, it creates an incredible competitive advantage for our region. The Hyperscale Data Center will have a positive impact on our community not only by creating jobs, but because of Meta’s commitment to invest in local schools, nonprofits and community projects.”

Mayor Tim Davis of Temple added:

“The City of Temple is known in the region for its business-friendly environment. Meta’s decision to establish a presence here in Temple is a significant win for our community and proof that our process works, We are excited for the opportunities this project will create for our residents and look forward to being a part of Meta’s continued growth.”

Temple residents should be excited that more jobs will become available and that Meta is now in their backyard!


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's population has grown which has brought more businesses to the area, and it also has beautiful houses, check these out!

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!


Here Are A Few Temple, Texas Homes On The Market You'll Like

Perhaps you are looking for a new home in Temple, Texas Even if your budget doesn't approve it's still good to look around right? Let's check out 5 really cool houses available in Temple, Texas 

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