Lost in the host of great gospel acts on Savoy in the early 1960s, the Epps Gospel Singers' Just Try Jesus is a wonderfully energetic example of high-energy, joyfully performed g0spel music.

Some health systems are encouraging select emergency department patients who are stable and don't need intensive round-the-clock care to choose hospital-level care at home rather than remaining in the hospital.

On this episode of Conversations with Creative Waco, Rae Jefferson talks with Alfred Solano, President of the Central Texas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, about the Chamber and the Floating Mercado. They are later jioned by Arts Events Organizer Monica Shannon to discuss Hispanic Heritage Month and the second annual Hispanic Heritage Arts Celebration. 

Baylor Connections - Kyle Deaver

Aug 23, 2019
Brodie Bashaw

Earlier this spring, the City of Waco was honored with one of Baylor University’s most distinguished awards, the Founders Medal. Waco Mayor Kyle Deaver, a Baylor Business and Baylor Law graduate, accepted the award, which highlighted the partnership between city and university for the betterment of the community. 

Act Locally Waco - Events August 23 - 29

Aug 23, 2019

This week on Act Locally Waco, Ashley Bean Thornthon and Brodie Bashaw share details for fundraisers, concerts, and more!

Story of a young man who was abandoned by his wife but finds love at last.

Robert Hillman’s first novel—The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted—turned out to be a lovely story marvelously written with a backdrop of a frightening past set in Australia.  Tom Hope has been abandoned by his wife.  He struggles to understand why his wife left him.  Trudy returns after a long period and announces she is pregnant.   She stays for a while, but then she disappears again, leaving the boy with Tom.  Then she shows up to claim her son.  Tom is devastated after raising the boy alone for a few years. 

Next year the Jets and the Sharks will again square off in a remake of one of the twentieth century's great works of art.

Politics on the island of Puerto Rico is unsettled lately. Last month after overwhelming protests, the governor resigned, dogged by accusations of corruption and general mismanagement of recovery efforts following hurricane Maria.  A few days later the Puerto Rican Supreme Court ruled that his successor had been installed unconstitutionally and decreed that a former Secretary of Justice should be governor.  And so now she is but not without detractors. 

Among the thousands of 45s loaned by gospel historian and collector Bob Marovich is this sweet-spirited gospel tune by the otherwise unknown Sister Stella B. Lawless on the even more obscure Greatco label of Los Angeles.

There is a health threat being marketed primarily at teens: energy drinks.

Screenshot/Greg Abbott, YouTube

Gov. Greg Abbott addressed racism as a motivation for the shooting – an event that galvanized Hispanic Texans.

In episode 70 of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek talks with Kimberly Batson, co-owner of the soon-to-be opening Fabled Bookshop & Cafe on 4th Street and Franklin.

Last spring, Baylor unveiled “United,” a new visual identity featuring a new logo, uniforms, interlocking BU and more. Shortly thereafter, the university adopted the interlocking BU across all colleges, schools and divisions to bring everyone together under “One Brand. One Baylor.” Learn more about the new look and how these changes enhance the Baylor brand in this Baylor Connections.  Jovan Overshown, Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs and Jason Cook, Baylor University’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications and Chief Marketing Officer explain.

Act Locally Waco - Events August 16-22

Aug 16, 2019

This week on Act Locally Waco Ashley Thornton and Brodie Bashaw share information on  a variety of music events, the East Side Market and more.

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The group includes top Republican elected officials and members of state and federal law enforcement.

Heart-breaking story of a man desperate to reunite with his deceased wife.

I’m Jim McKeown, welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and biographies.

Over the course of my reading life, I have been fortunate enough to gather a small number of books which deeply affected me and drove me to tears.  For example, A Little Life by Yonagihara, The Goldfinch by Donna Tart, and Iris Murdoch: A Life by Peter Conradi to name a few.  I now have a fourth to add to my list: Paris in the Present Tense by Mark Helprin.