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Tips for interacting after work; January jobs; TCA campus price cut; Waco firm wins Addy

Posted by:Adam Voight

Original article by Mike Copeland of wacotrib.com Most people who work in an office setting have opportunities to socialize with colleagues after- hours. These gatherings can mean connecting with co-workers in a more relaxed environment. But Sharon Schweitzer, founder of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide and an expert on business etiquette, said the occasions can turn…

Waco’s Gander Mountain store to close

Posted by:Adam Voight

Original article by Mike Copeland of wacotrib.com Gander Mountain, the financially troubled outdoors chain, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday and will close 32 underperforming stores, including Waco’s at South Valley Mills Drive and the Interstate 35 frontage road. Dallas-based Leon Capital Group had chosen Gander Mountain to anchor a development that now…

Waco council open to expanding landfill study to other sites

Posted by:Adam Voight

Original article by J.B. Smith of wacotrib.com Waco City Council members agreed Tuesday to explore other possible sites for a new landfill, even as study continues on the proposed site off Highway 84 that has met opposition from nearby residents. “We don’t have the luxury of time to stop the legal and engineering work on…

Waco Founder’s Lions Club Celebrates 101 Continuous Years of Service

Posted by:Lori Roller

Local Lions Club celebrates record 101 continuous years of service Original Article by Paul J. Gately of KWTX.com The Waco Founder’s Lions Club in a few days will celebrate its 101st anniversary, which makes it the oldest continually operating Lions Club in the world. The Waco Founder’s club was organized in 1916, along with 22…

Inside Waco’s Multi-Million Dollar Downtown Development Project

Posted by:Adam Voight

Inside the multi-million dollar Waco development project Original Article by Chris Rogers of KCEN.com Waco, Texas, a city smack dab in the middle of the Lonestar State, famous for its storied history, beloved Baylor Bears, and of course, Chip and Joanna Gaines. However, the face of the city is changing like never before. Thanks in…

Chip and Joanna with Talks of Leaving Waco?

Posted by:Adam Voight

Chip and Jo say it just ain’t so Original Article by Julie Hays of KWTX.com WACO, Texas (KWTX) “Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna Gaines moved quickly Wednesday to quash rumors they plan to leave Waco. “Not sure how that got twisted but Waco is our home,” Joanna Gaines tweeted to nearly half a million…

Councilman joins chorus of opposition against Waco landfill site

Posted by:Adam Voight

Original article by J.B. Smith of wacotrib.com A growing movement against a new landfill in the West Highway 84 corridor has gained an important ally: Waco Councilman Jim Holmes. Holmes told the Tribune-Herald this week that a landfill would hamper the quality of life and growth prospects for the area, which he represents. The Waco…

Texas Christian Academy facility hits market at $895,000

Posted by:Adam Voight

Original article by Mike Copeland of wacotrib.com The Texas Christian Academy complex at New Road and Sanger Avenue, near Valley Mills Drive, has hit the market with a price tag of $895,000. Prospects already are inquiring about the six buildings spread over 4 acres that the school will vacate in about six months, listing agent…

Waco Parks Department Looking For Input On Master Plan

Posted by:Nathan Embry

Waco Parks Department looking for input on master plan Original Article by Kandace Thomas of KXXV.com The Waco Parks Department is looking for community feedback on the future of its park. February, they will be holding four public forums across the Waco Parks region. In December, the Parks Department opened an online survey, inviting park…

Strong survey response shows enthusiasm for new Waco park developments

Posted by:Adam Voight

Original article by J.B. Smith of wacotrib.com A public survey on the future of Waco’s parks drew a big response, along with big expectations. Most of the 3,088 people who participated in the city’s online and paper survey rated the existing parks and recreation system as good or excellent, but most agreed it could be…

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