Wishing everyone a very Magnolia Thanksgiving

By Ferrell Foster My post the other day about The Silos brought to my attention a 2014 Waco Tribune-Herald story by J.B. Smith about those now famous silos. (Thank you, Ashley Bean Thornton.) It seems that seven years ago this month there was some real uncertainty about the silos’ paint job, or lack of one.…

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All Wacoans invited to participate in Reimagine Waco Transit survey

By Allison Smith Waco Transit System and the Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization are conducting “Reimagine Waco Transit” to improve transit connectivity and mobility for everyone in the Waco community. We want to have a conversation with the community about transit, develop a shared understanding of how best to improve transit for Waco, and gather input…

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DuPuy resigns as at-large member of Waco ISD board

Cary DuPuy has resigned as an at-large member of the Waco ISD Board of Trustees after 10 years on the board. DuPuy was first elected in 2011 and was re-elected to a three-year term in 2020. In a letter to fellow board members, DuPuy wrote, “I’ve been on the board for ten years now, I…

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City of Waco announces organizational updates

The City of Waco is pleased to announce three organizational updates: the selection of Monica Sedelmeier as director of communications and marketing, promotion of Kent George to director of economic development, and placement of Dan Quandt as interim director of conventions and tourism. Sedelmeier will join the City in mid-December in the communications and marketing…

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‘Shots for Souls’ COVID vaccinations set for Sunday

The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District has partnered with area African American churches, the Waco NAACP, and VOICE to host a second “Shots for Souls” COVID-19 Vaccination Drive 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at the Health District, 225 W. Waco Dr. Participants can choose from the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Adult vaccines, including…

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Jillian Ohriner to lead Act Locally Waco communications

The Act Locally Waco Board of Directors has contracted with Jillian Ohriner to serve as communications director for at least the next six months. This is great news for ALW and for the thousands of Wacoans who depend on ALW to stay up to date on what is happening in our community. Jillian is a…

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47,913 Texas children in foster care need our support

By Chelsea Sanchez As a child, I intuitively understood that the “negative” behaviors of others were often a response to feelings of fear and pain. I cannot recall anyone explicitly sharing this information with me, yet this basic understanding of human behavior informed how I decided to treat others — with kindness, compassion, and hope. …

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Register with free Emergency Notification System

By the City of Waco Fall is severe weather season in Central Texas. Stay informed by signing up for free emergency notification by visiting the Heart of Texas Council of Governments website. HOTCOG, along with Bosque, Hill, Falls, Freestone, Limestone, and McLennan counties, is proud to offer this service to the public at no cost. This…

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