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As Harvey continues to bring heavy rain to the Texas coast it's effects are beginning to be seen in McLennan county. Some gas stations have reported shortages as refineries on the coast have shut down. According to Jesus Azanza of the Texas Food and Fuel Association, it may take 7 to 10 days to get those refineries operational again.

The Birmingham-Bessemer area has long been one of the great and fertile hot-beds of gospel music.  


Hundreds?  Thousands?  No one knows how many small and independent gospel labels there are - but they they have some of the greatest names of all time.


When an electric guitar was added, you'd think all of the Ten Commandments were  broken at once.  


Noted gospel music historian Dr. Mellonee Burning said that if gospel music is to flourish for another 100 years, it's all up to the African American church choirs, especially the youth choirs.  


On this edition of the Central Texas Leadership Series, Nan Holmes interviews Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Texas Farm Bureau, Si Cook.  


Downtown Depot: Jimmy Dorrell

Jul 21, 2017

In this episode, Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com talks with Jimmy Dorrell, executive Director of Mission Waco. They discuss how Jimmy has fought poverty in Waco for nearly four decades and how others can get involved as well. Meek also has updates on Mary Avenue Market and the rumors of a food hall coming to Waco. 


A heartbreaking story of a young girl who escapes the terrors of her homeland.

James Roberts researches self-control and how our love of material possessions and money has an impact on our happiness. Research shows that compulsive buying has increased by at least 10 percent in just the last few years. (*ENCORE)


Two brothers and their wives meet for a dinner to discuss the behavior of two of their children.

    

Learn about the House of Beauty record label. 


In this episode: Anna Futral, Executive Direcrtor of CASA of McLennan and Hill Counties.  Hosting the conversation is Nan Holmes.  


Downtown Depot: Youngdae Moon

Jun 16, 2017

Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com  sat down with Youngdae Moon for this edition of Downtown Depot. You may have noticed Youngdae on the podium of the Texas Food Truck Showdown when his deep fried tamale balls took home the hardware for best international food.  Austin and Youngdae dive deep on the benefits and difficulties of serving ethnic food in Waco. 


A selection of books for everyone’s tastes.

    

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