Another business in Central Texas is offering an inclusive working environment for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
According to Udder Love Ice Cream, the ice cream shop in Liberty Hill owned by James and Lisa Candido will serve as an inclusive and supportive work environment for their youngest son Tyler, as well as others with disabilities.
James and Lisa welcomed Tyler into the world in 2010, and shortly after were told that Tyler has Down syndrome. The couple realized that raising Tyler would look different than it had with their other children, but that doesn't mean that they didn't have the same hopes and dreams for their son.
After a recent job change, the opportunity to open Udder Love, located inside Main Street Social in Liberty Hill, came at the perfect time for the Candidos. The family plans to work together at the ice cream shop, including Tyler's two older siblings.
"This is the perfect venue for Tyler. He is a lover of ice cream, which he calls 'licky, licky,' and working with my son will be a dream come true," stated James Candido.
The ice cream shop is initially offering 16 hard-packed, premium flavors including dairy-free and no sugar added, and house-made waffle cones. While the business is starting with family, they plan to expand and offer employment to others with disabilities. Udder Love Ice Cream hopes to provide a warm, welcoming, and friendly environment to all who enter their doors.
Just recently it was announced that another inclusive work place was opening: Bitty & Beau’s Coffee in Waco.
It's Time to 'Stuff the Bus' for Central Texas Students
The new school year is just around the corner, and Central Texas students will face unique challenges as we put the pandemic behind us and look to the future.
One challenge no child should face is being without the essential school supplies they'll need to live up to their potential and achieve academic success.
That's where you and I come in. From July 19 to August 15, you can donate school supplies at the following locations. Donated supplies will benefit students in need in Belton ISD
, Killeen ISD
, and Temple ISD
. (Click each district to view their 2021-2022 school supply lists.)
Top 20 Restaurants Central Texans Wish Would Come to Temple
Back on April 30, 2021, I asked the good people of Temple
if they could picture a good restaurant to fill the lot on North General Bruce Drive where the soon to be torn down Long John Silver's stood.
This was before it was announced that a Dutch Bros. Coffee location would open there (which was one of the places I predicted as a contender in our article).
So now we know what will go in that spot, but the responses to my survey were interesting because they paint a picture of just how diverse Temple's population is. People recommended some familiar restaurants with locations in the surrounding area, but also a few I'd never even heard of.
Here are the top 20 results of the survey. Let's see what the good people of Temple are craving!
Here's What's Happening at This Year's Central Texas State Fair
After taking a year off in 2020, the Central Texas State Fair returns this September with everything you love about a rip-roarin' good time at the Bell County Expo Center! Here's your guide to the great shows, music, food, and rodeo action you expect as they do it big for 2021.