Ok, this morning traffic along 190 in Belton, Texas is getting out of hand and it's time to say something about it.
What's The Problem?
A normal drive that takes 25 minutes coming from Killeen to Temple has taken me 45, sometimes 50, minutes on certain days.
While it's not an everyday thing, it's a thing.
It's a dice roll on what time you'll arrive to your destination these days on I-14 (or Highway 190) if you don't plan ahead and keep all the ongoing construction projects in mind.
The Good News Is That Construction Is Almost Done
According to the Killeen Daily Herald, construction will continue as crews are on Phase 3, the last phase of a $38 million dollar project to add a new lane of traffic from Harker Heights to Belton, and there's work happening near Simmons Road.
Daily Accidents Could Be The Reason You Are Late As Well
This morning (Thursday 3/3), there were two accidents that left commuters saying WTF: Why is the Freeway Terrible? (What did you think that meant?)
Is it me, or have there been quite a few accidents lately that have been occurring on that stretch between Simmons Road and I-35?
Can't blame that on the construction! How many people do you see speeding, cutting people off, or just not paying attention while they're driving on 190?
Anyway, we won't have long before it's all over and the ride on I-14 will be smoother on your way to work.
But until then, plan ahead and expect an accident or two in the morning. It's inevitable!
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!
4 Youth Football Teams Dominating The CTX
Texas has always been known for football and these Centex teams is keeping the hype alive in our community.
From football camps to team building these organizations are going over and beyond to build strong athletes who succeed on the field and off.
If you are looking for extracurricular activities for your child, checking out these teams are a great start.
Kuddos to all of the coaches, volunteers and parents who help these amazing organizations thrive.
Here Are 8 Things To Do In Central Texas During The Winter Months
While we are in the beginning stages of winter 2022, some people may feel as if there aren't many activities to do while it's somewhat cold outside. You do know that there are tons of indoor places where you can have just as much fun as you would if it was 90 degrees outside, right?
But just where are they? I'll tell you: Right here in Central Texas!