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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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~Debbie Wright


In the news


  • 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<>. New students should visit<> 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)

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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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