Kristina Valdez

News Reporting Intern

Kristina Valdez joined the KWBU staff in January 2019 as a reporting intern. Kristina is a junior journalism major from Dallas, Texas. 2019 is a big year for Kristina: she will be studying abroad in London during the summer and graduating a semester early in December. Kristina is excited for a career in journalism, telling thoughtful and rich stories. 

Ways to Connect

(Kristina Valdez/KWBU Radio)

Waco homeowners have seen their property taxes rise dramatically over the last few years. There are several factors that influence property taxes including home appraisals and district zoning. As the city of Waco is changing and growing, how do residents keep up as property taxes continue to rise?  




(Kristina Valdez/KWBU Radio)

On Sunday highway construction from 12th Street to North Loop 340 will begin on I-35. Texas Department of Transportation officials said this tentative five-year long construction project will increase mainlanes, improve frontage roads, ramps and reconstruct bridges and interchanges. 




(Kristina Valdez/ KWBU Radio)

If you’ve ever needed a ride to the airport, a ball game, downtown destinations or any event around town, chances are you’ve hired a rideshare driver through Uber or Lyft. When Uber came to Waco in 2014, it gave locals, college students and tourists another option to get around town. But it also gave drivers a new way to earn a living and connect with their community. 

(Kristina Valdez/ KWBU)

Major changes are coming to Waco’s District One. Thirty seven percent of the city’s new reconstruction and design budget will be poured into several areas including East Waco, Cameron Park and McLennan Community College. Residents in District One are looking forward to the new changes but not without concern.