Parker McCollum's Red Dirt Mardi Gras is coming to Central Texas and US105 has your chance to "Win em Before You Can Buy em" all week.

Mark your calendar, write it on your hand or put it in your phone cause you don't want to miss a chance to see one of Country music's rising stars in concert at the Bell County Expo Center on January 29, 2022.

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Parker McCollum's star is certainly on the rise. He released his "Hollywood Gold" EP in July of 2020 and it would go on to be the biggest selling debut country EP of the year. The Platinum selling "Pretty Heart" was the single that would be his first ever number 1 single.



Parker followed up the "Hollywood Gold" EP with his full length album, "Gold Chain Cowboy" which came out over the summer on July 30, 2021 which features his current single, “To Be Loved By You.”



American Songwriter says of Parker McCollum, “The Texas native teeters on the edge of next-level superstardom.”  McCollum recently earned his first ACM nomination for New Male Artist of the Year and now he's set to hit the road with his "Red Dirt Mardi Gras" tour.

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Tickets for the 1/29/22 show date go on-sale Friday, October 29 at 10am. You can buy them online at BellCountyExpo.com, at the Bell County Expo Center Box Office or, you can win em before you can buy em from US105.

AZ will have your chance to win a pair all week at 4:20pm. Don't miss your chance to win your free tickets to see Parker McCollum January 29, 2022 at the Bell County Expo Center with US105!

These Are the Cutest Pet Costumes You've Sent Us So Far

It's almost Hoooooowwwwwwwwl-oween! *ahem* I mean, Halloween, and that means everyone's getting dressed up and celebrating spooky season. That includes our dogs and cats, who can have just as much fun as us!

Now through Halloween night, we're asking the good people of Central Texas to share pics of their pet's Halloween getup.

While it's fun to share pics anyway, you could actually win a Pet Prize Pack from Posh Paws Pet Resort and Salon in Temple valued at over $200!

Also, this contest is open to pets of all shapes and sizes, so if your pet gecko or tarantula can sport a witch's hat or devil horns like nobody's business, let's see those pics!

You can submit your best furry (or scaly) friend's Halloween boo-tique beauty shots using the entry form here, or you can use the Submit Photo/Video feature in our free app!

Let's look at a few of the photos we've gotten so far.

10 Myths About Texas That Even Some Natives Believe

Everything's bigger in Texas, including the tall tales! Our state can seem pretty strange to people from far away, or even our immediate neighbors. There are several myths about Texas that range from quirky to fun and just plain ignorant and insulting, and even some people born and raised her believe 'em. Here are a few we can dispel today.

Top 20 Restaurants Central Texans Wish Would Come to Temple

A while back, 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 Dutch Bros. is open 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!