Photo from last years wreath laying ceremony at the Martin Luther King, jr. memorial park.
Happy Friday, Waco!
We are already half way through January! Oh how time flies when you are having fun! Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, this marks the anniversary of the federal day of service and celebrates the legacy of the great civil rights leader. With this upcoming 3 day weekend, our community can take this opportunity to bring people from all walks of life together to listen, learn, serve, and act locally.
- Join artist Katrina Marie Rasmussen Saturday Night for a print signing on the final night of her exhibition Milagros: Visions of the Desert at 2120 Washington Avenue tomorrow from 3 to 5 p.m.! That is at the Susan L. Sistrunk Fine Art Gallery. Overflow parking is available at 2210 Washington Avenue.
- Head over to Olive Door Imports for their first art show Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m.. DVLVD was invited to showcase a series of abstract works, allowing the opportunity for each artist to expand their own horizons. The group's members range from trained emerging artists, to up and coming self-taught artists. Each of the team bring their own influences and expressions that compliment each other.
- One way to spend MLK day is to stop by the Mayborn Museum on Monday at 10 a.m. for Mayborn Community Day- for free! Community Day is a perfect opportunity to explore the Discovery Center, Natural History Hall, and Historic Village.
- Then Tuesday join the Cen Tex Hispanic chamber of commerce at their January Luncheon at 11:30. Waco will be the FIRST community in Texas to launch a bilingual art, cultural & economic development program that supports creative people expanding their business skills, and business people become more creative! You’ll learn more about this at the luncheon with guest speaker Fiona Bond, Creative Waco's Executive Director.
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From the blog
In the news
PHOTOS — Lighting up the holidays around Waco (Waco Trib, 12/15)
Elm Avenue street work posing challenges to business, though finish in sight (Waco Trib, 12/15)
Grant to help launch Truett Seminary project (KWKT 44, 12/15)
WhiteHaven Canine Receives Grant KWKT 44, 12/14)
$400,000 grant awarded for behavioral health initiative (KWKT 44, 12/13)
Waco-born Central Freight Lines calls it quits after nearly a century (Waco Trib, 12/13)
McLennan County seen as vulnerable to rapid, quiet spread of omicron variant (Waco Trib, 12/13)
Monday's filing deadline solidifies Waco political season (Waco Trib, 12/13)
Funeral set for Kenny Frazier, 83, influential Waco guitarist and teacher (Waco Trib, 12/11)
Central Texas parents concerned after school shooting threats (KXXV 25, 12/10)
La Vega ISD mourns loss of 43-year school trustee Phil Bancale (Waco Trib, 12/9)
Baylor Head Football Coach Aranda named Big 12 Coach of the Year (KWTX 10 CBS, 12/9)
Gas prices on decline in Central Texas (KXXV 25 ABC, 12/9)
New Waco tax reinvestment zone gets council OK; Redistricting advances (Waco Trib, 12/8)
'Christmas Carol,' 'Little House' debut on Waco holiday stages (Waco Trib, 12/8)
Doris Miller family to join Wacoans at Pearl Harbor ceremony (Waco Trib, 12/8)
- McLennan Community College will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 24-28. Offices will close at 5 p.m. Nov. 23, but evening classes will be held.
During the holiday, current McLennan students may continue to register for the Winter Minimester and Spring 2022 semesters through WebAdvisor at www.mclennan.edu<http://www.mclennan.edu>. New students should visit www.mclennan.edu/admissions/become-a-student/index.html<http://www.mclennan.edu/admissions/become-a-student/index.html> for information about how to become an MCC student.
Texas Tech University at Waco offices and the Community Clinic at MCC will be open Nov. 24 for normal business hours. Tarleton State University at Waco offices will be open 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 24 For more information, contact Highlander Central at 254-299-8622. ( Nov 16)
Jobs & Job Related
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- Waco Family Medicine: currently have approximately 75 full-time positions open , from entry level to leadership level, and are eager to hire with your help. Applicants can apply at www.wacofamilymedicine.org
- Waco Family MedicineMarket Director job posting : https://wacofamilymedicine.
org/wp-content/uploads/2021/ 12/Marketing-Director-Job- Opening.pdf
- Job Openings at ESC Region 12:Digital Marketing & Communications Manager & Graphic Design & Communications Specialist- https://esc12.tedk12.com/hire/
- Waco Foundation / Administrative Assistant & Receptionist (full-time). Provides administrative support critical to the foundation's mission while also serving as the welcoming lead presence. Pay commensurate with education and experience, with health coverage and eligibility for retirement program. Position description is at the link above. Interested persons should submit a cover letter, resume detailing work history and fit, and references to [email protected], with the subject line “Administrative Assistant.” Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. (posted 11/19)
- Immediate part-time and seasonal needs at Mission Waco Meyer Center and My Brother's Keeper MBK:https://missionwaco.org/about-us/job-openings/Afternoon Monitor – My Brother’s Keeper Shelter – Part-time – Posted: 11/13/2021 Seasonal December-AprilFront Desk – Meyer Center – Part-time – Posted: On-going – As Needed Revised 11.14.21HMIS/Admin/Shuttle Monitor – My Brother’s Keeper Shelter – Part-time – Posted: May 20, 2021up to 24 hrs/wk availablePerfect opportunity for graduate students or retired citizens of Waco.Please follow instructions for applying found on Mission Waco website: https://missionwaco.org/about-us/job-openings
- Greater Waco Legal Services / Staff Attorney - Medical-Legal Partnership/Generalist - Full-time. The new attorney will join other staff partners in their growing nonprofit law firm. The staff attorney will provide direct legal representation; provide leadership and management of our Medical-Legal Partnership with Waco Family Medicine; practice law in practice areas as determined by experience and interest, needs of MLP patient-clients and community, and fiscal sustainability. Strong possibilities include (but are not limited to) family, immigration, guardianship, benefits and income maintenance, Social Security/disability, wills, estate planning, and landlord-tenant law. For more information, contact Kent McKeever, managing attorney partner, [email protected]. (10/13)
- Greater Waco Legal Services / Partner for Communications and Community Partnerships - Full-time. The ideal candidate will provide creative and collaborative leadership through management of communications and community partnerships that furthers the GWLS mission. For more information, contact Kent McKeever, managing attorney partner, [email protected]. (10/13)
Historic Waco Foundation / Executive Director - HWF seeks a dynamic and energetic leader that will work closely with a passionate and supportive Board of Directors to advance the goals of the organization. The executive director will oversee the maintenance and operation of three interpreted historic house museums — Earle-Napier-Kinnard House, East Terrace House, and McCulloch House — and serve as an advocate for history, heritage, and preservation within the community at-large. (Posted 9/10)
Family Abuse Center / Full-time Bilingual Rural Legal Advocate - The Legal Advocate serves as a liaison between FAC and the legal system, assisting residential and non-residential clients as they navigate through the criminal justice and civil court process and access various crime victim assistance programs. Successful applicants will have experience working in the field of domestic and/or sexual violence or the legal field. (Posted 9/20)
- McLennan Community College – For more information or other jobs at MCC, see MCC’s Job Board.
Act Locally Waco Book Club
Up Next... Rescheduled for March 2022
Here's a brief description from the Amazon website: In 2004, journalist Bill Bishop coined the term "the big sort." Armed with startling new demographic data, he made national news in a series of articles showing how Americans have been sorting themselves into alarmingly homogeneous communities -- not by region or by state, but by city and even neighborhood. Over the past three decades, we have been choosing the neighborhood (and church and news show) compatible with our lifestyle and beliefs. The result is a country that has become so polarized, so ideologically inbred that people don't know and can't understand those who live a few miles away. How this came to be, and its dire implications for our country, is the subject of this ground-breaking work.
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