From Waco 52 to Waco 7twelve, art finds a home on Austin Ave.

Call it good timing, call it fate. Rebekah and Jeremy Hagman are calling it Waco 7twelve Just as the Waco 52 exhibit is moving out of 712 Austin Avenue, a whole new arts and culture endeavor is moving in. Newlyweds Rebekah Hagman, 33, and Jeremy Hagman, 39, recently moved to Waco from southern California, looking for somewhere to plant roots… Read More »


The State of (downtown) Brunch, Fall 2017

There’s so much discord in our world right now. Let’s talk about something we can all get behind … BRUNCH. Downtown eateries have made a significant effort over the last year or two to bring brunch options to Downtown Waco. There are a handful of boozy brunches and some really tasty dishes to choose from. And, maybe best of all,… Read More »


Add Waco 52 Pop-Up Gallery To Your Summer Bucket List

You’ve heard us talk a lot about “Waco 52,” here, Caitlin Giddens, with Creative Waco, tells you what it’s all about. The Waco 52 Pop-Up Gallery is officially open at 712 Austin Avenue. But what’s a pop-up gallery, anyway? It’s a short-term art exhibition that displays the creative potential in a community. It’s a temporary gallery that reveals a broad… Read More »


Making future history downtown

In Downtown Waco, we’re lucky to have a wealth of historic structures still in use. We celebrate structures such as the ALICO and the suspension bridge in our photos and even tattoos, and rightfully so. But consultant and man-about-downtown Chris McGowan asks a great question here …  are we building things today that will be celebrated in the same way… Read More »


Barbecue, bikes and unique buys

You’re about to get to know 324 S. 6th Street a whole lot better. The nondescript beige building at 324 is already known to serious cyclists as the home of bike shop and studio Welhous. And, in the back, Apex Coffee Roasters has quietly been churning out small-batch, precision-roasted coffee beans that you find for sale at Dichotomy Coffee and Spirits.… Read More »


Indian food: check. Now what?

For years now I’ve been asking the question, what does Downtown Waco need. And for years the most enthusiastic response has been “Indian food!” Well, we have Indian food now, thanks to Stone Hearth at 506 Austin Ave. So … now what? There are a number of food and retail ventures already in the works for downtown. Some you’ve heard about… Read More »


Dance and then some this weekend at Stimuli 2017

Out On a Limb Dance Company is celebrating 10 years of dance advocacy and education in Waco this coming weekend by doing what it does best – DANCE. “Stimuli – An evening to indulge your senses” is this Saturday and is a feas t of the arts, led, of course, by dance. Performances will be punctuated by a three course… Read More »


Taking stand up paddle board to the next level

If you think stand up paddleboards are only for folks with amazing balance and killer core strength, THINK AGAIN. The Pura Vida Paddle people say all you need is a desire to have fun and willingness to try something different. Pura Vida Paddle is one of the new companies bringing the downtown stretch of the Brazos River back to life… Read More »