Waco, TX

Backyard Bar Stage and Grill sued in separate lawsuits

The Backyard Bar Stage and Grill, a popular downtown live music venue, was named in two recent lawsuits, including one from a woman who claims the bar overserved the driver of the car in which she was seriously injured and two others were killed. Odalys Rodriguez alleges the bar violated...
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Waco: Denver Developer Planning $9 Million Renovation of Apartment Complex

Feature Photo: A street view of Trendwood Apartments, which Steele Properties plans on redeveloping. Image: Google Streets. Waco (McLennan County) — A Denver-based company specializing in the acquisition, rehabilitation or new construction of rental projects received City Council’s support Tuesday for an apartment redevelopment. Steele Properties LLC, the developer, asked...
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Waco Anti Gang Unit Has New Ways To Track Crime

The Waco Texas Anti Gang unit is implementing new ways to decrease the drama. According to KWTX, the unit has added two crime analysis to the team to help decrease crime by analyzing areas with a high rate. They will have access to all data and statistics which will help enhance the work of law enforcement. This new job role extends outside of analytics. This position will be responsible for community outreach and education.

Vintage charm: Nikki and David Oates' home utilizes rustic decor

Nikki Oates readily admits she loves “old things” and frequents Round Top for its massive antique shows. So it’s not surprising that plenty of Round Top purchases over the years have made it into her home in the Riverside subdivision off Speegleville Road in Woodway, adding a vintage charm. She...

Outdoor oasis: Route 77 Food Park & Bar a worthwhile stop along La Salle

With its large swath of dark green artificial turf, wooden lounge chairs and orange picnic tables beneath a covered pavilion, Route 77 Food Park and Bar looks a bit like an oasis alongside La Salle Avenue. Entrepreneur David Mercer wants customers to view it the same way, as a place...

Around Town: October 2021

Last year, the Cameron Park Zoo got creative with its popular Brew at the Zoo. To encourage social distancing, it turned the normal one-night affair into a three-night party. People loved the new set-up, so much so that Brew at the Zoo will take place on both Oct. 15 and 16 this year.

University Parks Drive to close at I-35 nightly, starting Monday

The University Parks Drive link between downtown Waco and Baylor University will close on weeknights for the next two weeks, the Texas Department of Transportation announced. All University Parks lanes that cross under I-35 will be closed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily through Friday, and again from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1, as crews continue rebuilding the northbound overpass, according to a TxDOT press release. This is another step in TxDOT’s $341 million widening of I-35 between Loop 340 and 12th Street, a project now more than half done.

National Cheeseburger Day: McDonald’s to offer 50-cent double cheeseburgers

WACO, Texas (KWTX) - McDonald’s is reportedly offering 50-cent double cheeseburgers this Saturday only in celebration of National Cheeseburger Day. According to KRPC-TV, the offer is available on the McDonald’s app. Once you opt-in to the new My McDonald’s Rewards program, you will receive the offer via the app. An...
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Who Let The Dogs Out? 5K

Fix West Texas has scheduled Who Let The Dogs Out? 5K Oct. 2. The race will begin at 6 p.m. and with awards at 7 p.m. at Torchys Tacos, 306 E. Fifth St. There will be live music, food, drinks, free pet photos, and costume contest following the race. Proceeds...

Rabbits Are Spreading A Dangerous Virus Around The United States

Texas Parks and Wildlife are concerned about Hemorrhagic Disease being spread by Rabbits. It has been found in Texas, Arizona, California, and several other states. Multiple states are currently struggling with the Covid-19 pandemic. But unfortunately, that's not the only disease the U.S. is having to deal with during 2021. The reason? Local officials are concerned that Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 (RHDV2) is spreading amongst the animal population in Texas and several other states.

NATURE NOTES:Salt Flat Lakes: Today’s Playas Have a Vast Ice-Age Predecessor

A rainy summer has brought a special beauty to all of West Texas. But Linda Lakes – the salt playas beneath the Guadalupe Mountains – have been the season’s stars. The lakes are shallow and short-lived, but they shine like turquoise – and, in still hours, reflect the mountains above. It’s not the first time they’ve filled in recent years – but it is a first in the age of Instagram, and social media introduced a large audience to this sublime scene from remote West Texas.

What’s Up With Those Aggie Fries at the West Texas Fair & Rodeo?

As I spend more and more time in Abilene, I am learning that Abilenians take a great amount of pride in some wacky and wonderful traditions during the year. The West Texas Fair & Rodeo is a hallowed rite of passage, and Rudy “Fearless” Fernandez himself has been working to slowly win me over to the idea of Aggie Fries at the Fair. Initially, I wrote his efforts off, because I couldn’t foresee anything special about a paper bag full of homemade French fries. I’m ever the potato connoisseur, though — which is how I found myself in front of a long, looming Aggie maroon trailer at the Taylor County Expo Center.

The Most Entertaining Mansion in America Has a Lazy River, Ferris Wheel and More (PHOTOS)

Truly fit for a kid at heart, the most entertaining mansion in America has a lazy river, Ferris wheel and so much more inside. Being bored wouldn't ever be an option if you lived in the U.S.'s most entertaining mansion, which is absolutely massive. This mansion near St. Louis has it all — from a lazy river to a two-story library and its very own Ferris Wheel. Seriously, it's like a theme park!

A hidden gem: Valley Mills Vineyards a 'must stop' for wine lovers

VALLEY MILLS, Texas — Away from the bustle of the “Fixer Upper” craze in Downtown Waco, Valley Mills Vineyards offers a break in the form of a tiny oasis for wine aficionados, explorers and anyone looking for some new wine, peace and quiet, as well as a delightful view in rural Central Texas.