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Waco
4:45 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Disc Golfers Descend On Waco's 'Beast'

Vince Caddell

This Weekend is the 18th Waco Annual Charity Open—a disc golf tournament with proceeds going to the Baylor Autism Resource Clinic. Part of the tournament takes place in the new and improved Brazos Park East, which has just gone under $2.6 million in renovations. Disc golfers call the course "The Beast."


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Waco
11:05 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Grocery Race: How Long Does It Take To Ride The Bus To HEB?

Ryland Barton KWBU News

We at KWBU News have been doing a bunch of stories about food insecurity in Waco lately and one of the things we keep coming back to is food deserts. Basically, there just aren’t any grocery stores in central Waco—you’ve pretty much gotta have a car to get to one. Pretty much gotta have a car…you could also ride the bus. So that had us thinking…what’s it like for people who ride the bus to the grocery store?

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Hunger
4:57 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Demand For Emergency Food Spikes, Caritas Seeks Canned Food Donations

Caritas of Waco

Caritas of Waco is asking for canned food donations. They’ve had a busy summer with more people using their food bank than usual. KWBU’s Ryland Barton stopped by Caritas to learn about the shortage and talk with the executive director of Caritas Waco, Buddy Edwards.


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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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Business
10:22 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Migrating Grocery Stores Leave Food Deserts In Central Waco

This map outlines food deserts in Waco and the neighborhoods that these food deserts contain.
McLennan County Food Desert Project, Baylor University

Central Waco doesn’t have many grocery stores. Over the past year, three major grocery stores have shut their doors in Waco. It’s part of a trend of grocery stores moving out of neighborhoods and into larger facilities where they can access more customers.


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