History

Local News
4:08 pm
Sun June 21, 2015

Museum Offers Window Into West History

In the City of West, community members are opening a long-awaited museum that focuses on the history of the town. The idea stretches as far back as 30 years ago, but it wasn’t until 2013 that it gained real momentum when the History of West Museum board and members purchased a location for their Museum. 


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Waco
4:55 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Waco To Be Featured In C-Span Series

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Waco will be featured in a series of stories on C-Span in December. A crew from the television station has been touring Waco this week, making stops around downtown and the Baylor campus. 

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Texas News
4:48 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Local Historians Correct Marker Mistaking Important Tribal History

David Brittain and other members of the McLennan County Historical Commission stand in front of new marker.
Jill Ament

The Waco Indian tribe was driven out of Central Texas in the early 19th Century. For almost 80 years a historical marker outside Waco’s Helen Marie Taylor Museum memorialized the event. KWBU’s Jill Ament reports that Native American tribal leaders and local historians have pointed out that the information on the marker had it all wrong.


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Texas Czechs
5:16 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Local Organizations, Traveling Exhibit Preserve Texas Czech Tradition

Dawn Orsak standing infront of a display at the SPJST Czech Museum
Jill Ament

If you've ever been to West Fest or dined on a roadside kolache...it's no secret Central Texas has a vibrant Czech community. Some local organizations are working to preserve this culture for future generations to come.

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Art and Culture
12:09 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Behind The Story: Paranormal Activity

Mike and Cindy Jacobus
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This week we told you about Mike and Cindy Jacobus, the founders of Mclennan County Paranormal Investigations. They’re ghost hunters--yep just like the reality TV show--and they’ve started their own Ghost Tour in Waco. From its fame as “Six Shooter Junction” in the 1800s to the Tornado that leveled downtown in 1953, Waco has its fair share of ghoulish stories. And the Jacobus couple are here to tell them.

 


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