If you stop by Texas Roadhouse in Temple this Thursday, July 29, you'll notice something a little different about the wait staff.

To Protect and...Serve?

Temple police officers will be taking order and slinging steaks for a great cause from 5PM to 9PM that night.

What's the Deal?

So, why are LEOs suddenly working for tips? No, they're not working extra jobs to pay off a new squad car.

They're actually participating in a program called Tip-A-Cop. The idea is to raise funds for and awareness of the Special Olympics of Texas!

How Can I Help?

All you have to do to help this noble cause is show up to eat Thursday night at Texas Roadhouse in Temple. It's right off I-35 and just up the road from our studio! The address is 624 N. General Bruce Dr.

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If you'd like, you can also buy a T-shirt, the proceeds from which will go directly to the Special Olympics of Texas.

So, all you really have to do is fill up on those amazing Roadhouse rolls, chow down on your favorite steak (I'm partial to a medium rare New York Strip, myself), and sip on some sweet tea. Oh, and leave a nice tip. It's for an extra special cause.

This Year's Games

This year's Special Olympics Summer Games will take place at Morgan's Wonderland in San Antonio September 19-21.

If the name sounds familiar, it's because we've written about Morgan's Wonderland before. It opened in 2010 as the world's first fully inclusive theme park for folks with special needs, and almost a decade later added a fully inclusive and accessible waterpark.

It's the perfect venue for special needs athletes to compete and show the world their talents and skills.

I had the opportunity to film part of the torch run through Temple back in 2019. The pandemic put the kibosh on 2020's games, but they're making a triumphant comeback in 2021.

Best of luck to everyone competing this year!

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.)

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.

Test Your Texas: How Many of These Jeopardy! Questions Can You Answer?

Jeopardy! as we know it has been on the air since 1984, but the show got its start way back 1964.

Over the decades, the writers have managed to keep coming up with challenging questions to test the intellectual might of America's best and brightest (and sometimes softball questions for celebrities).

Texas is a place packed with personality, culture, and history, and there've been hundreds of questions/answers about the Lone Star State. Let's take a look at a few recent ones, and keep an eye out because we'll add more soon to test your Texas trivia skills and challenge newcomers.

How many of these can you get right without Googling?

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