By Debbie Wright Julie Milstead is a local artist and educator. She has partnered with Creative Waco to bring works of art alive all across the city. Her day job is with kids at Midway Middle School, and she takes her role as an educator very seriously.  She translated this love in her life into…

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By Candace Kelm College students affected by COVID-19 can now apply for Texas Reskilling grant funds through McLennan Community College to help get back on track to earning a certificate or degree. MCC was awarded $112,500 in funding by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to help 75 students who stopped attending classes due to…

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Mayor’s Opening Remarks Transcript with Headers Added COVID-19 Press Conference, Jan. 20 By Mayor Dillon Meek I appreciate everyone taking the time to join us. . . . I’ll talk briefly on hospitalizations. Thank you to our healthcare providers. You are extravagantly serving us and we are thankful. Hospitals and Doctors Our local hospital systems,…

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By Ferrell Foster Neighbors figure large in human interaction. They give us friendship, help, and encouragement as we face the varied opportunities and challenges of life. And because we care about both ourselves and our neighbors, we get vaccinations. Tuesday afternoon, I rolled up my sleeve and took a literal shot in the arm. I…

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By Candice Kelm McLennan Community College has been awarded $112,500 as part of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Texas Reskilling Support Fund Grant program. The new program aims to help Texans affected by COVID-19, including displaced workers needing to gain new skills to re-enter the workforce and also to support students who left their…

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By City of Waco Public Information Office The General Election for City of Waco council members for Districts II, IV, and V, will be held Saturday, May 1. The first day to file for a place on the ballot is Wednesday, Jan. 13. The last  day to file is Friday, Feb. 12, by 5 p.m.  Applications for…

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By Paula Solano Cheers to the New Year! A new year, a new beginning. As we return to our routines, a little planning will not only save time and money, it can help you set and maintain a new routine.   Our environment and communities have a great influence on our beliefs and behaviors. As we…

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By Dan Ingham For almost a century United Way of Waco-McLennan County has worked to address the needs and provide services for individuals and families in our community. In 2017 we centralized that work to focus on the areas of health, education, financial stability, and safety net services.  This focus of need can come in…

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