Downtown Waco

5:30 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Baylor Crew's 'Head of the Brazos' Regatta Returns

This Saturday the river downtown will stir with boats competing in the Head of the Brazos Regatta. The tournament is hosted by Baylor’s crew team and will stretch from Cameron Park to the Ferrell Center. It’s the first time the competition has happened in nearly ten years.

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3:40 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Riverfront Development's Possible Derailment Wouldn't Be Waco's First

The proposed land for the redevelopment extends from Baylor's Clifton-Robinson tower to Franklin Avenue.

Plans to build a complex of apartments, shops and entertainment venues on the riverfront downtown have been temporarily derailed. It’s the latest development in Waco’s decades-long attempt to revitalize the riverfront between I-35 and the train tracks downtown. 

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Art and Culture
12:18 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Third Time's a Charm: Beatnix Revival?

Jill Ament

Young Waco artists and musicians used to hang out at Beatnix coffee house before it closed its doors in 2012. KWBU’s Jill Ament says the former owners are trying to open back up – this time in the heart of Waco.

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Food Insecurity
5:08 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Food Pantry Aims to Feed Thousands in Waco with Aquaponics

Dr. Michael Kemp and the top level of the aquaponics system.

A food pantry in the heart of North Waco is taking a different approach to feeding the thousands they see coming through their doors throughout the year. And as KWBU’s Jill Ament explains, less is more in creating produce with aquaponics.

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Food Deserts
5:03 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Can Urban Gardening Alleviate Waco 'Food Deserts?'

Jill Ament KWBU News

It’s hard to find healthy food in some Waco neighborhoods. These so-called “food deserts” often occur when grocery stores are too far away and residents are left to get nourishment from convenience stores or fast food. Urban gardening is just one way the city is combating these food deserts.

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