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 »


The farmers market move and what really makes a home

The Waco Downtown Farmers Market is starting at its new location this Saturday, in the McLennan County Courthouse parking lot. The market is moving for at least 18 months, while riverfront development takes places at and around the old market location. Countless hours of work and planning have gone into this move and I have faith that it’s going to… Read More »


The Women of Downtown Waco

Today is International Women’s Day and we figure, recognition starts at home. Today you’ll see news of women who have made history across the globe. But we’re equally in awe of those who accomplish much, to little fanfare, in our own neighborhood. Today (especially) we tip our hats to the Women of Downtown Waco. They sign paychecks, balance budgets, plan… Read More »


We’d be remiss not to recognize the folks with the 411

What social media does better than any other form of communication is deliver up to the minute information en masse. So, if you’re a business that moves around a lot, say … a food truck, that function might be pretty important. Pokey O’s ice cream sandwich truck gets that. They post daily. Sure their pictures of ice cream sandwiches will… Read More »


And now, a nod to the givers of swag

Just down Washington Avenue, in a renovated (and super interesting!) historic building, is the home of Hole in the Roof Marketing Inc. You may be familiar with the Waco-centric and Baylor proud gear they pump out through Congress Clothing. They were saying “Waco is my Neverland” before anyone ever uttered #wacoisawonderland. And their new offices, with the ALICO building on… Read More »


And the “Good Vibes” award goes to …

Our next Grackle Award we’re calling the “Good Vibes” award and it’s going to three downtown businesses: Luna Juice Bar, The Yoga Bar and Oh My Juice. All three of these businesses regularly post motivational memes. It’s no wonder, considering they are all focused on good health and well-being. These businesses -all with lady bosses, we might add – make… Read More »


Showing Downtown Waco businesses some love

With hearts and roses and declarations of affection everywhere, this seems like a great week for us to show a little love to Downtown Waco businesses. Most of our shops, eateries and other businesses are small and locally owned. They are experts in what they do whether it’s fashion or falafels, plus they keep on top of overhead, staffing, taxes,… Read More »