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Press Release Archive

Press releases are distributed through the Municipal Information Office nearly every day on a variety of topics increasing awareness of government services and activities. (Releases will be added here weekly.)

November 2014

11-21-14: City of Waco Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

11-21-14: Waco MPO to Meet November 25 Regarding Transportation Improvement Plan

11-19-14: Waco Wonderland Skating Tickets Are Now on Sale

11-17-14: Cameron Park Zoo Announces Hatching of 2 Baby Komodo Dragons

11-11-14: South Waco Community Center to Host Annual Fall Garage Sale Saturday

11-11-14: Number of Flu Cases on the Rise in McLennan County

11-10-14: New Fire Station #7 Open House Set for Wednesday, November 12

11-10-14: Special Veterans Day Programming on Waco City Cable Channel

11-6-14: Waco Veterans Day Parade to be Broadcast Live World Wide

October 2014

10-27-14: Waco MPO to Host Public Informational Meetings on Transportation Plan

10-24-14: McLennan County Infectious Disease Response Planning

10-15-14: WCCC-TV Premiering New Programming

10-15-14: Mayor Duncan to Unveil Exciting Plans for Waco Animal Shelter Renovations

10-10-14: October 14th is Engineering Day in Waco

10-7-14: City Channel to Take Viewers On Live Walk Around HOT Fair and Rodeo

10-6-14: Waco Joins Food Day in a Nationwide Celebration & Health Movement

10-5-14: Final Storm Damage Report from Office of Emergency Management

10-4-14: Storm Update #3 as of 12 Noon Saturday, October 4th

10-3-14: City Responds to Invasive Zebra Mussels Found in Lake Waco

10-3-14: Storm Update as of 1:35 p.m. Friday, October 3rd

10-3-14: Update on October 2 Storm Damage as of 10 a.m. This Morning

10-2-14: Update on October 2 Storm Damage

10-1-14: Lake Waco Wetlands to Host Open House on Saturday, October 4

September 2014

9-30-14: Discover History for Yourself at 14th Annual Genealogy Lock-In

9-30-14: South Waco Community Center Hosts Tae Kwon Do Classes

9-30-14: South Waco Community Center to Hold Fall Garage Sale on October 11

9-30-14: Flu Vaccine available at the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District

9-26-14: Ram Truck Announces Texas Rangers Partnership

9-25-14: WCCC-TV Gives Viewers the Feeling of Being at the Cultural Arts Fest LIVE

9-18-14: Update on Downtown Riverfront Development

9-18-14: Boots & Badges 50 Year Celebration at Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum

9-12-14: West Nile Virus Update for McLennan County

9-9-14: Brazos Park East Trail Extension Ribbon-Cutting Set for Sept. 11

August 2014

8-22-14: Waco MPO to Meet Tuesday, August 26

8-15-14: Closures Planned for Parts of Lake Shore Dr. Next Week

8-12-14: Waco Police to Begin Enforcing New Parking Ordinance Starting Sept. 1

Printer Friendly Parking Ordinance Flyer

8-8-14: State Artist to show at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

8-4-14: Neighborhoods Unite to Host National Night Out Events

8-4-14: Number of Shigellosis Cases in McLennan County Continues to Increase

8-1-14: Portions of Austin Avenue to Close Saturday for Resurfacing

July 2014

7-29-14: City Seeks Volunteer Help for Water Sampling

7-25-14: Cameron Park, Street Closures During Tri-Waco Triathlon

7-24-14: City of Waco to Host Free Pet Microchip Clinic Saturday

7-21-14: Mayor Duncan to Announce SpayStreet Waco Progress, Kick Off Shelter Fundraiser

7-21-14: Brush and Debris Removal Update

7-18-14: Cameron Park Zoo Has a New King Cobra

7-18-14: Waco MPO Policy Board to Meet Tuesday, July 22

7-17-14: Brush, Tree, Limb Removal Update

7-17-14: Bad Weather May Affect Flights in DFW, Waco

7-15-14: City of Waco and WMARSS Wins Competitive Grant For New Wetland

7-11-14: SpayStreet Waco Program Approaches 1-Year Goal for Surgeries, Microchips

7-7-14: Waco Solid Waste Services Update on Brush, Downed Limb Pickup

7-3-14: Annual Waco Water Quality Report is Now Available

7-2-14: Downtown Streets, Portion of Riverwalk to Close for Fourth on the Brazos Celebration

7-1-14: Waco City Cable Channel to Air Live Fireworks

7-1-14: Fourth on the Brazos, H-E-B Fireworks Set for Friday in Downtown Waco

7-1-14: Public Comment Sought on First Street Cemetery Reburial, Memorialization Plans

June 2014

6-27-14: Friday (July 4) Trash Pickup Moves to Wednesday (July 2) Next Week

6-24-14: Waco Solid Waste Services Update: Brush, Downed Limb Collection

6-24-14: Public Health District Injury Study Released Today

6-20-14: A Presentation on the Cottonwood Creek Golf Course Resource Conservation Project

6-20-14: Join Cameron Park Zoo in Celebrating World Giraffe Day

6-19-14: Health District to Participate in National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

6-16-14: Cameron Park Zoo's New Baby Orangutan Goes Outdoors

6-13-14: Summer Children's Performances at the Library

6-9-14: Water Leak Repair Underway at Lake Shore Drive/Hillcrest Drive

May 2014

5-20-14: Cameron Park Zoo Announces "It's a Girl!"

5-16-14: Cottonwood Creek Golf Course to Participate in Resource Conservation Project

5-15-14: Waco Team Participates in Public Health Leadership Program

5-2-14: Cameron Park Zoo to Host Baby Shower for Orangutan Couple Sun., May 4

5-2-14: Free Microchip Clinic for Pets Tomorrow, May 3

5-2-14: Waco MPO Invites Public to Attend Meetings Regarding Future Transportation Needs

5-2-14: Historic Preservation Excellence Awards Ceremony Set for May 8

April 2014

4-30-14: Health District to Celebrate Tobacco/ Nicotine-Free Worksite Status With May 1 “Go Green” Event

4-28-14: Cameron Park Zoo Welcomes Another Baby Ring-Tailed Lemur

4-22-14: New SpayStreet Waco to Help Citizens Comply with Law, Reduce Number of Homeless Dogs and Cats in Waco

4-21-14: New Community Walking Trail Open in East Waco

4-17-14: Waco MPO to Meet, Receive Public Comment Tuesday at HOTCOG

4-14-14: Friday Trash Pickup Moves to Wednesday This Week

4-10-14: Downtown Transportation Study Open House Today

4-9-14: Free Concert in Downtown Waco This Friday

4-4-14: Cameron Park Zoo welcomes a baby Ring‐tailed Lemur

4-1-14: Meet Kai, Cameron Park Zoo's New Lion

March 2014

3-28-14: Firefighters to Get Prestigious Awards at Annual Retirement Reception Monday, March 31

3-28-14: Mammoth's on the March Still Set for Saturday

3-24-14: City’s Conservation and Drought Contingency Plans Available for Public Comment

3-24-14: City’s Conservation/Drought Contingency Plans Update, Available for Public Comment

3-21-14: Waco MPO to Meet Tuesday Regarding TIP, Planning Program

3-19-14: City to Host Public Input Meeting About On-Street Parking

3-19-14: Rabid Dog

3-19-14: Mammoths on the March Spring Festival

3-19-14: Street Closures for Baylor Bearathon on Saturday

3-6-14: Waco-McLennan County Library Activities to Liven Up Spring Break

February 2014

2-25-14: Waco MPO to Host Public Meetings on TIP Amendments

2-23-14: City Manager Larry Groth Retirement Reception

2-20-14: Update on Filings for Waco City Council Elections: One Withdrawal

2-17-14: Update on Filings for Waco City Council Elections

2-14-14: City to Host Feb. 25 Public Meeting on Homelessness

January 2014

1-29-14: First Day Filings for Waco City Council Elections

1-29-14: WCCC-TV to Air Bluebonnet Ordnance Documentary

1-24-14: SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training Set for Feb. 1

1-22-14: Filing Dates for May 10, 2014 City Council Election

1-14-14: First Flu-Related Death in McLennan County Reported

December 2013

12-30-13: Get a Free, Safe Ride Home on New Year's Eve

12-30-13: New Year's Day Closings, Trash Schedule

12-23-13: Traffic Signal Out

12-17-13: Health District Reports Increase in Number of Flu Cases

12-17-13: Health District Director Graduates From National Program

12-6-13: Waco MPO to Meet Tuesday, Receive Comments on TIP, MTP Amendments

12-4-13: Sounds of the Season at City Hall

12-4-13: Temporary Change for Baylor Tailgater Pick-up Location

12-4-13: Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas to celebrate 178th Grand Annual Communication in Waco

12-4-13: Waco Transit’s Friday Night DASH Begins This Friday

November 2013

11-29-13: Free Rapid HIV/AIDS Testing at the Health Disrict Monday, Dec. 2

11-29-13: Waco Skate Park to Temporarily Close

11-26-13: City of Waco Thanksgiving Closings

11-22-13: Waco Wonderland Brings 8 Days of Lights, Ice, Holiday Spice to Downtown Waco

11-18-13: Waco MPO to Host Public Meetings on Metropolitan Transportation Plan, Transportation Improvement Program

11-14-13: Go Purple for Preemies Day is Tomorrow

11-13-13: Public Meeting to Discuss Adventure Park is Tomorrow

11-7-13: Waco Veterans Day Parade to Be Broadcast Live World Wide

11-6-13: Public Meeting to Discuss Adventure Park Set for Thursday Night

October 2013

10-31-13: Arbor Day & Tree Dedication Ceremony Set for Friday at 11 a.m.

10-30-13: Steppin' Out Neighborhood Cleanup & Waco Scrap Tire Day Set for This Saturday

10-25-13: City Water Department to Conduct System -Wide Cleaning

10-25-13: Waco MPO Meeting Set for Tuesday at 2 p.m.

10-16-13: Waco Mammoth Site to Host Fall Fossil Festival Saturday

10-15-13: Rabid Stray Kitten

10-15-13: Waco City Cable Channel Premiers New Features and New Programming

10-15-13: Boil Water Notice for Old Lorena Rd. at Spring Valley Rd. Area Fully Lifted

10-10-13: South Waco Community Center Hosting Annual Fall Garage Sale Saturday

10-9-13: Boil Water Notice for Northwest Waco Area Lifted

10-9-13: Flu Vaccine Now Available at Waco-McLennan Co. Public Health District

10-9-13: 13th Annual Genealogy Lock-In – Discover History for Yourself

10-8-13: Reminder: Joint McLennan County LEPC Meeting And Public Outreach

10-8-13: Daughters of the Nile annual October State Days Convention

10-7-13: Boil Water Notice for Northwest Waco Area

10-7-13: Portion of Lake Shore Dr. Closed Tomorrow

10-4-13: Newest Resident at Cameron Park Zoo Makes Debut

10-2-13: City Manager Announces Retirement Plans

10-1-13: Joint McLennan County LEPC Meeting And Public Outreach

September 2013

9-26-13: Invasive Zebra Mussels Found in Lake Belton

9-23-13: Oscar DuConge Park Ribbon-Cutting Set for Tuesday

9-18-13: Petition Seeks National Park Service Designation for Waco Mammoth Site

9-18-13: Waco & the Heart of Texas and McLennan Co. Historical Commission to Produce Map

9-16-13: Boil Water Notice for Old Lorena Rd. at Spring Valley Rd. Area Partially Lifted

9-13-13: Waco MPO to Host Public Meetings About Hewitt, Valley Mills Drives

9-12-13: Waco Convention Center Receives Top Accolade

9-10-13: HGTV Wants to Help Waco Area Homebuyers!

August 2013

8-29-13: City of Waco Labor Day Holiday Schedule

8-27-13: Portion of Brazos Riverwalk at BU to Close Temporarily

8-23-13: Waco MPO to Meet Tuesday to Discuss Transportation Plan and More

8-21-13: Boil Water Notice Lifted for South FM 185 Area

8-14-13: Waco Prepares to Welcome 3,200 Educators on Monday

8-14-13: Cameron Park Zoo Welcomes New Miracle Baby

8-13-13: Waco to Participate in National Initiative to Combat Childhood Hunger

8-9-13: Boil Water Notice for Old Lorena Rd. at Spring Valley Rd. Area

8-6-13: Boil Water Notice for South FM 185 Area

8-6-13: Waco-McLennan County Library to Offer Beginner’s Genealogy Class

8-6-13: Waco Transit to Host FREE FARE DAY This Saturday for Tax Free Weekend

8-6-13: Lake Waco Wetlands Pumps Turned Off Due to Low River Level

July 2013

7-26-13: Park and Road Closures During Tri-Waco Triathlon

7-19-13: Boil Water Notice LIFTED for Chapel Rd. at Lorena Rd. Area

7-19-13: Boil Water Notice for the Old Lorena Rd. and Chapel Rd. Area

7-17-13: Double Toe Jam Rally Returns to Waco Convention Center

7-15-13: July 16th Waco City Council Meeting Changed to July 23rd

7-12-13: Cameron Park Zoo Mourns the Passing of Jeffrey, a 21-Year-Old Reticulated Giraffe

7-8-13: Texas DPS Taps Texas Ranger Hall of Fame to Prepare for Texas Ranger Bicentennial

7-5-13: Fourth on the Brazos Fireworks Information

7-2-13: Waco City Cable Channel to Air Live Fireworks

7-2-13: Downtown Streets, Portion of Riverwalk to Close for Fourth on the Brazos Celebration

7-2-13: Waco MPO to Host Public Meetings, Seeks Public Comment

7-1-13: 2012 Waco Water Quality Report Now Available

7-1-13: City of Waco Enforcing Fireworks Ordinance to Save Lives and Property

7-1-13: Fourth on the Brazos, HEB Fireworks Set for Thursday in Downtown Waco

June 2013

6-27-13: Waco & The Heart of Texas to Introduce Heart of Texas "Soul Series"

6-26-13: The Corndog Classic to Take Place at Waco’s Fourth on the Brazos

6-26-13: Waco Animal Welfare Advisory Board to Host 2nd Meeting to Discuss Pet Ordinances

6-24-13: Humane Society of Central Texas to Offer FREE Adoptions This Week

6-24-13: Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization to Meet on Tuesday

6-21-13: Waco & The Heart of Texas Launches NEW Website

6-20-13: Lake Waco Wetlands to Host Water Education Program

6-13-13: Mosquito Update for McLennan County

6-10-13: Waco Selected for Prominent Statewide Convention

6-6-13: Holly Tucker to Join Brazos Nights Concert Downtown This Friday!

6-3-13: Waco's Clarion Hotel is Now Under New Management


May 2013

5-31-13: Portion of Lake Shore Drive to Close Temporarily on June 3rd

5-24-13: City Urging Citizens to Help Keep Zebra Mussels Out of Lake Waco

5-24-13: City of Waco Holiday Schedule for Memorial Day Weekend

5-24-13: Active Duty Military and Veterans FREE Admission to Cameron Park Zoo All Weekend

5-23-13: Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization to Meet Tuesday at HOTCOG

5-22-13: Waco Animal Welfare Advisory Board Considers Changes to City Pet Ordinances, Seeks Public Comment

5-21-13: Being Prepared for Severe Weather In Waco-McLennan County

5-16-13: Mayor Duncan to Announce Release of Community Health Needs Assessment Results

5-10-13: Waco Meetings Marketplace Set for Wednesday, May 22

5-10-13: Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization to Host Public Informational Meetings

5-10-13: Mother's Day at Cameron Park Zoo

5-9-13: Bugfest This Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lake Waco Wetlands

5-7-13: WCCC-TV Special Programming for 6oth Anniversary of Waco Tornado

5-1-13: Waco-McLennan County Library to Offer Beginner's Genealogy Class


April 2013

4-30-13: Cameron Park Zoo Prepares for KidZoobilee

4-24-13: Street Closings in Effect Thursday for West Memorial Service at Baylor’s Ferrell Center

4-24-13: Preservation Excellence Awards Ceremony Set for May 2

4-23-13: City of Waco Seeking Umpires for Softball Leagues

4-22-13: Request From Incident Command at West

4-17-13: Cultural Heritage Week Kicks Off Tomorrow Night at West Waco Library

4-11-13: Brazos Nights FREE Concert in Downtown Waco Friday

4-4-13: Dewey Community Center Garage Sale Set for Saturday, April 6

4-3-13: Celebrate National Public Health Week Saturday, April 6 at Caesar Chavez Middle School

4-1-13: Live Well Waco Presents "New Year, New You" Finale Saturday, April 6 at Richland Mall

4-1-13: Today's Action Tomorrow's Leaders Completes 2nd Round of LeadershipPlenty Institute, Gains Recognition from Mayor


March 2013

3-3-25-13: Waco City Cable Channel to Air Waco Jazz Orchestra Concert

3-25-13: Holiday Trash Pickup: Friday's Trash to be Picked Up Wednesday

3-22-13: Downtown Waco, Cameron Park Street Closures This Weekend

3-22-13: Easter Egg Hunts at the Community Centers Set for Saturday at Bledsoe-Miller

3-22-13: Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization to Meet Tuesday, March 26

3-15-13: Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization to Host Public Informational Meetings

3-12-13: Airport Road to be Closed Temporarily

3-8-13: Solid Waste Dept. to Tag Carts with Reminders of Waste Ordinances

3-4-13: Update, Filings for Waco City Council Election

3-4-13: Austin Ave. Parking Downtown to be Monitored Starting April 1

3-1-13: City of Waco Now Posting Full City Council Agenda on Website

3-1-13: Update, Filings for Waco City Council Elections


February 2013

2-28-13: Update, Filings for Waco City Council Elections

2-27-13: Waco Firefighters to Receive Award for Heroism Thursday

2-27-13: Update, Filings for Waco City Council Elections

2-25-13: Waco MPO Policy Board Meeting Set for Tuesday

2-22-13: Events Mark the Launch of the Heart of Texas Breastfeeding Coalition

2-22-13: Waco MPO to Host Public Meetings to Address Bike, Pedestrian Issues

2-21-13: Tiger Cubs Indah and Bugara Are Moving to Indiana

2-21-13: Waco Participates in the Great Texas Warrant Roundup

2-21-13: Central Library Grand Reopening Set for This Sunday

2-15-13: Official "Waco & the Heart of Texas" Brand Launch Event Set for February 20th

2-14-13: Tiger Cubs Set to Move to Ft. Wayne Children's Zoo

2-1-13: Detours at Austin Ave. Intersections

2-1-13: Heart of Texas Hotel Wins Quality Excellence Award


January 2013

1-31-13: 2-1-13: ELECTION UPDATE for City Election Filings

1-31-13: Date Set for Central Library Ribbon Cutting

1-30-13: ELECTION UPDATE for City Elections Filings

1-30-13: City Elections Filing Deadlines - First Day to File for a Place on the City Ballot

1-28-13: City of Waco to Offer Softball Umpire Training

1-25-13: WCCC-TV Offers Several Air Dates, Times for January 22 Joint Meeting of Local Government Leaders, State Legislators

1-25-13: Waco MPO to Host Public Meetings on Hewitt and Valley Mills Drives

1-24-13: Waco-McLennan Co. Library to Offer Free Beginner's Genealogy Class Saturday

1-21-13: WCCC-TV to Carry Joint Meeting LIVE with City Council, WISD School Board, MCC Board and County Commissioners Jan. 22nd

1-18-13: City of Waco Closings for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

1-15-13: Heart of Texas Hotel Receives "Highest Guest Satisfaction" Ranking

1-15-13: Waco Convention Center to Host 55th Annual Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference

1-14-13: Public Health District, Municipal Court, Parks & Recreation Office Closed Today

1-14-13: Texas Hawking Association to Hold Annual Field Meet in Waco

1-9-13: 2013 City Elections Filing Deadlines

1-4-13: Live Well Waco Presents "New Year, New You" Wellness Challenge

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