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Farmer's Market
10:03 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Downtown Waco Farmer's Market Adds Tuesday Date

The Downtown Waco Farmer's Market has operated since 2011
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Since 2011 the Downtown Waco Farmers Market has been in operation, offering year-round access to local agriculture and artisan vendors every Saturday and now Tuesday. KWBU’s Carlos Morales reports on their upcoming expansion. 


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City Council Election
9:21 am
Tue April 14, 2015

First Public Forum for City Council Candidates Sees Engaging Debate

District 2 candidate Jake Russell (left) and District 4 candidates Dillon Meek and Ashley Bean Thornton participate in a public forum held by the Texas Voters Alliance.
Carlos Morales

The three city council seats up for re-election this year are those representing Districts 2, 4 and 5. And as KWBU’s Carlos Morales reports, what was the first public debate for this election saw engaging debate from city council candidates. 


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Art on Elm Avenue
9:24 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Art on Elm Avenue hopes to Spur Revitalization in East Waco

Murals adorn the sides of many Elm Avenue buildings. Jenkins says Elm is a great location for art
Carlos Morales

The fourth annual Art on Elm Avenue will take place this weekend.  The event is a pop-up art exhibit featuring local artists, music and food. It's also attempting to revitalize East Waco in the process.


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Poverty
12:14 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Recap Of KWBU's Poverty Series

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This month we’ve been taking a look at poverty in Waco—a little over 30 percent of Wacoans live below the poverty line, that’s about twice the average poverty rate across Texas. We’ve talked to Waco city leaders, educators, and activists about what exactly’s going on in Waco—and we discuss different programs across the city that are trying to attack the causes and remedy the effects of poverty.

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Poverty Series
9:08 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Poverty Series: Buddy Edwards and Shamethia Webb

Brodie Bashaw, KWBU News

This month we’re taking a look at poverty in Waco--about 30 percent of Wacoans live below the poverty line, that’s about double the state’s poverty rate. And one of the biggest ways that poverty affects the lives of Wacoans is food insecurity. This week we talk with Buddy Edwards, the executive director of Caritas in Waco, and Shamethia Webb, the regional director of the Texas Hunger Initiative, a non-profit based at Baylor that addresses hunger issues across the state.

 

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