City election filings as of Feb. 2

From the City of Waco Five Waco’s have filed for the May 7 City Council election. Positions on the City of Waco ballot include City of Waco Mayor, Council District I and III. Also, the District II special election filing period began Feb. 2 and will differ from the general election filing.  Listed below are the…

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Promoting health equity: HIV & the Black community

By Deneece Ferrales Feb. 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Uriah Robertson and the team at Waco-McLennan Public Health District who work in the clinic for HIV/AIDS services are preparing to use the occasion to raise HIV/AIDS awareness and encourage testing.“ Studies show that African Americans make up about 45 or 47 percent of…

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Four file as candidates for City of Waco office

Four Waco residents filed for places on the City of Waco ballot in the May 7 general election. Positions on the ballot include mayor and council member for Districts I and III. Also, a special election will be included to select someone to fill an unexpired term for District II. The following candidates filed by…

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Three candidates file to run for Waco ISD Board

By Alice Jauregui Candiates for the Waco ISD School Board election began filing Wednesday, Jan. 19., the first day of the filing period for two district trustee positions. Filing will open Jan. 28 for an at-large WISD Board position. Three candidates filed on the first day. Jonathan Grant and Hope Balfa Mustakim filed to represent…

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Waco Convention Center hits 50 in 2022; reception Jan. 26

By Natalie Galindo The Waco Convention Center is turning 50 years old in 2022. A come-and-go reception will be held 3-6 p.m. Jan. 26, in the center’s Brazos Ballroom. Remarks and a retrospective of the center’s history will take place at 4 p.m.  The public is invited. Light refreshments will be served.   The convention center’s original grand opening…

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MCC campus gets new Watson Arbor; ceremony Jan. 11

By Lisa Elliott The McLennan Community College Foundation will be joined Tuesday, Jan. 11, by MCC and community leaders to mark the opening of a new outdoor gathering space on the MCC campus. The Greta and Murray Watson, Jr., Arbor will open with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. beside the Enrollment Services Center.…

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There are Keys to Setting Good Resolutions

By Deneece Ferrales For many of us, the new year means time to set our new year’s resolution(s) — a goal or set of goals that are generally designed to help one become happier, healthier, more successful, and/or have increased life enjoyment. According to several studies, health goals are the most common resolutions.  In the…

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Local news & information study seeks ambassadors for paid roles

The American Journalism Project, in partnership with Waco Foundation, is hiring “community listening ambassadors” to help the project learn how people throughout the Waco area get the local news and information they need. These ambassadors will help AJP hear from people with many different backgrounds and perspectives. This is a paid opportunity. We’re looking for:…

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Wilbur Ball, MCC’s founding president, remembered

By Lisa Elliott McLennan Community College’s founding president, Dr. Wilbur Allen Ball, passed away after a brief illness Wednesday morning, Dec. 15. Ball served as president at MCC 1966-1988, when he retired. “He was the builder who laid the foundation for the college and set the vision to provide an affordable, quality education for students,…

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It’s time to make merry & have some good, smart fun

By Ferrell Foster ’Tis the season to be merry! Christmas and New Year are coming, and merriment is in the air. In fact, we hardly ever use the word “merry” except in relation to Christmas. So what does this little-used word mean? Dictionary.com to the rescue:  — full of cheerfulness or gaiety; joyous in disposition…

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