Gov. Rick Perry shakes hands on Monday at the Capitol with state Sen. Troy Fraser, R-Horseshoe Bay, after signing a bill that allows Temple ISD to continue to participate in the city’s reinvestment zone without financial penalty through a 40-year extension of the zone to 2062. Also present were Travis Sampey, left, campaign manager for Rep. Ralph Sheffield, R-Temple; Temple council members Danny Dunn and Judy Morales, front left; Fraser; Temple City Manager David Blackburn, center; Perry; Temple Mayor Bill Jones III, in front of Texas flag; Sheffield; Bob Browder, reinvestment zone chair; and Steve Wright, president of the TISD school board.
Temple, Texas is a community with a diverse economic base that includes healthcare, distribution and warehousing, and manufacturing as the foundation. Within 180 miles of a population of 17.8 million, Temple is in a strategic location that is central within the southwest U.S. marketplace.