Monthly Archives: November 2017

Local Downtown Restaurant Gets Expansion; New Waco Brewery Receives Permits

Posted by:Jonathon Lopez

Original article by Mike Copeland of Buzzard Billy’s, the Cajun-oriented riverfront restaurant across Interstate 35 from McLane Stadium, is expanding by about 5,000 square feet to create the “Swamp Shack,” a dining and relaxation area that will extend over the waters of Lake Brazos, a part-owner said. “We’re putting in roll-up doors on Monday,…

Artist Is Tasked With Restoration Project After Art Piece Is Vandalized

Posted by:Jonathon Lopez

Waco native artist returns to restore MLK mural on Brazos bridge pier Original article by J.B. Smith of Over 12 years, Ira Watkins’ mural of Martin Luther King Jr. has survived floods and a spray paint attack. But now it’s getting a restoration with a touch of the master’s hand. Watkins, a Waco native…

The Richland Mall in Waco Is Listed For Sale

Posted by:Adam Voight

Waco: Mall owners “have no plans to sell,” but mall is listed Original article by Julie Hays of The Richland Mall in Waco is listed for sale online, complete with marketing brochures, but the owner of the property told KWTX there are “no plans to sell the property.” The property is listed on,…

New Jewelry Store Begins Forging Fashion on I-35

Posted by:Jonathon Lopez

There’s a section of I-35 just 25 miles north of Waco that’s taking a lot of heat lately. Andrew and Teisha Vandekop, the couple behind “Backyard Silversmiths,” have just opened their new backyard workshop to the public where visitors can watch Andrew create his .999 Fine Silver jewelry designs being hand-forged on site with an…

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