Many of us know the app known as TikTok. The platform has grown quickly ever since its introduction in 2016, and Texas has even been among the states attempting to ban it. Some trends on the platform are fun and perfectly wholesome, but others can be reckless and dangerous.

We've recently talked about the Texas Bushman, who simply waits to scare an unsuspecting individual. We've also talked about the mispronunciation of Bu-cee's. However, while some trends are lighthearted, there are also trends that have brought concern.

One of the recent concerns we've mentioned before, which unfortunately resulted in the death of a young girl in Temple.

A popular TikTok trend involves harming others

FOX 29 In San Antonio reports that people are being shot with air soft water pellets. A man reported that his wife was hit with the pellets, resulting in a bruise on her arm. The man did not see who struck his wife with the pellets.

Four unidentified teens were also recently arrested for shooting the same pellets at individuals.

As bad as that story is, she was lucky to escape with just a bruise. As we reported earlier this year, some people have been much more severely wounded by the so-called "orbeez challenge".

Javier Salazar, the Bexar County Sheriff, simply stated about the previously mentioned challenge: "It goes beyond being just ill advised, It's just flat out stupid."

Salazar also stated that ,

"As far back as there's been there have been used, there have been silly challenges," he continued on, "Now, though, it's exacerbated so much so by the fact that, that on tick tock, everybody wants to be the next TikTok sensation"

So how do we combat these challenges?

It's important for all of us to realize that some things are better off not being recreated. So it's up to us to make sure we keep each other safe.

While you can't watch your kid like a hawk 24/7/365, you should be aware of their social media accounts, their access to electronics, and how much time they're spending online.

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You should have serious, grown-up conversations with them about the dangers of "chasing clout" for apps like TikTok and Instagram, and how what looks like a silly prank can seriously harm or even kill someone.

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!

Bet You Didn't Know: 10 Bizarre Texas Laws Still on the Books

Many states still have strange laws on the books that aren’t enforced or taken seriously anymore, and Texas is no exception.

Most of these laws are just funny now, but at one time, there was a valid (or at least somewhat valid) reason for them to exist.

Texas has plenty of strange rules and regulations that you could technically be prosecuted for if you violate them, since they've never been amended. Some of these are only for specific cities and not state-wide, but all of them are pretty odd!

Let's take a look at 10 of the weirdest ones in the Lone Star State.

Chill Out This Summer at the 6 Best Swimming Holes in Texas

Feeling hot, hot, hot? Here are six of the best swimming holes in Texas to get your chill on and lower that core temperature.

Trips to Discover and The Crazy Tourist both list the following six places as the best places to cool off this summer in the great state of Texas. You'll want to keep this list handy as the mercury rises and the sweat starts to pour!

Are You Moving To Temple, Texas? Be Aware of These Annoying Things

I was excited to move to Temple and start a new chapter in my life, and while life here's been good so far, the moving part...well, not so much. Here are a few things I learned that might help you out if you're looking to make this place home.

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