If I posted a picture of a cute, cuddly puppy on the Facebook, I bet over half the comments would be negative.

If the age of social media has taught us anything, it's that people will argue over the most petty stuff at the drop of a hat. Maybe it's boredom. Maybe it's an incorrect sense that they are absolutely right and everyone else is a mouth-breathing, drooling moron.

Whatever the case, folks like to complain, and Facebook is one of the best platforms on which to do it.

Case in point, I'm a member of a Facebook group called Temple, TX - City Watch, and when someone posted a photo of a kid selling lemonade a few days ago, a group admin had to turn off commenting because people were arguing about whether or not the kid was supposed to have a permit.



Let's take a trip back to what feels like 100 years ago - 2019. On June 10 of that year, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed what he called a "common sense lemonade law" that allows kids to operate lemonade stands on private property or at public parks.

House Bill 234 also included language banning cities and homeowners’ associations passing ordinances that would regulate lemonade stands on private property. That filled my heart with glee because I absolutely despise homeowners’ associations. (Don't @ me. I said what I said.)

Before the law was passed, a kid would have to pay their county's health department $150 for a permit.

So if a kid is out embracing the entrepreneurial spirit on private property with the owner's permission, or at a public park, stop and get a glass or drive on by and zip your lip.

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.)

LOOK: 15 Pets You CAN'T Own in the City of Temple

Temple is a super pet-friendly place to live, but there are some animals city officials would really rather you not try to tame and keep in your home. Let's take a look at a few of the critters on the banned list.

Here are Some Fun Things You Still Have Time to do Before School Starts

School starts in Central Texas in just a few weeks. There's still plenty of time for your family to get out and have some fun before this beautiful summer ends. Here are some ideas to spark your imagination and help you plan an epic Texas road trip.

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