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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Waco NAACP

David Richards to Speak at Waco NAACP Banquet Celebrating 79 Years of Service to the Community Waco, TX February 8, 2015: The Waco NAACP will have its annual banquet on Saturday, February 28 at 7PM at the Waco Multi-Purpose Building on the Paul Quinn Campus. The group will celebrate 79 years serving the Waco-McLennan community. The speaker for this year’s banquet is civil rights attorney David Richards. Born in Waco in 1933, Richards attended Sanger Avenue, West Junior and Waco High Schools, and Baylor University. His mother, Eleanor Richards, was the founder of the Waco League of Women Voters and later state president as well as a trustee of Paul Quinn College. Richards has broad experience in civil litigation at trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts. In addition to 50 years of law practice, he has been an adjunct professor of law at the University of Texas Law School, served as an attorney with the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and been General Counsel for the Texas AFL-CIO. Richards has handled a number of appellate cases at the U.S. Supreme Court, the Texas Supreme Court, and intermediate federal and state appellate courts. Among the more notable of these cases was White v. Regester (U.S. 1973), which established single-member legislative districts for the Texas Legislature, Edgewood v. Kirby (Tex.1989), declaring unconstitutional Texas public school funding, and Whatley v. Clark, (5th Cir. 1973), student right to vote. Richards argued several important civil rights cases involving citizens of Waco and East Texas. Specifically, Richards was the lead lawyer in the 1974 Derrick v. Mathias case that brought single-member districts to Waco in an effort to increase minority voting strength. At the banquet, Richards will be reunited with several of the original plaintiffs in Derrick v. Mathias as well as Robinson v. Commissioners Court (5th Cir. 1974), a case which Richards successfully argued to bring single-member district

HOT Chili Fest

Join us for a family-fun event where you can taste a variety of chili entries, participate in a Poker Run, enjoy live entertainment, let your children take part in the kids area activities, shop local businesses and enter a team in the Chili Cook-off and Margarita contests. This event will be a lot of fun for the whole family while benefiting the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo Scholarship Fund.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

March Free Sunday

The Mayborn Museum Complex offers free admission on the first Sunday of every month. Our Free Sunday Program continues on March 1, 2015 thanks to the support of our sponsor Hayley & Olson PC. For more information, call 254-710-1110.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Mar 10th Knitting & Crochet Meetup at South Waco Library 5pm

Waco Knitters and Crocheters Meetup - all welcome. Social gathering. No fees. No commitment. All skill levels welcome. Waco Knitters on Facebook. WacoKnitters on Ravelry.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Spring Break Round Up

Spring Break Round Up On Saturday, March 14th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum will host its annual Spring Break Round Up event. The come and go event will feature activities and programs for children and adults, including a camp and chuck wagon cooking demonstration by Texas Top Guns. Scott Bundy of Texas Top Guns says, "For us, we get to act like cowboys like when we're 12 years old except for all the toys are cooler. It's just a blast to come out here and do this kind of stuff." Visitors also will enjoy a presentation by a real Texas Ranger! There will a be a demonstration of spinning fiber on both a spinning wheel and a drop spindle to make yarn to knit, crochet or weave into fabric for clothing, household goods, etc. Visitors will also be able to touch various kinds of wool and other animal fibers, as well as cotton and flax. Entrance to the event is free with general museum admission. About the TRHFM In 1964, the Museum was established as the official historical center of the Texas Rangers, America’s oldest state law enforcement agency. The museum is open 9am to 5pm with the last admission sold at 4:30pm. We are located on University Parks Drive and I-35 in Waco, Texas. For more information, call (254) 750-8631 or visit texasranger.org.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Her Texas

Her Texas will be a gathering to share and celebrate the power of Texas women. The event features music, readings, refreshments and a book signing by Her Texas editors. The event is free and open to the public.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Heart of Texas Comic Con

A fun family friendly event with celebrity guests, artist, vendors, and fun activities for all ages. Dealers- hotcon.dealer@gmail.com Volunteers- hotcon.volunteer@gmail.com Media Contacts- hotcon.media@gmail.com Ads and Sponsorships- hotcon.ads@gmail.com ? All other questions- hotcon.general@gmail.com

POPCORN, PEANUTS, AND POLITICS

Come by after work and meet some of the elected officials in our area! No speeches or campaigning, just good conversation and snacks! Children are welcome!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Bearathon

The Bearathon is a challenging 13.1 mile half marathon that serves as Student Foundation's main fundraising event each spring. The 5k starts on the same path as the Bearathon and takes runners on a scenic tour of Baylor's campus. All proceeds from the race go towards raising money for scholarships to give to Baylor students.

West, Central Texas Ceramic Expo and Handcrafted Items

Ceramic and Porcelain and Porcelain Doll supplies for sale at the show.. Kiln repair and sales,, Raku classes (weather permitting).. Make N' Takes,. Door Prizes.... Come and learn a new hobby or stock up on all your supplies PUBLIC WELCOME ..... Entries taken in and judged on March 20th from 10 am to 6 pm Ginny-Rea 254-716-5227 grd@att.net

Sunday, March 22, 2015

West, Central Texas Ceramic Expo and Handcrafted Items

Ceramic and Porcelain and Porcelain Doll supplies for sale at the show.. Kiln repair and sales,, Raku classes (weather permitting).. Make N' Takes,. Door Prizes.... Come and learn a new hobby or stock up on all your supplies PUBLIC WELCOME ..... Entries taken in and judged on March 20th from 10 am to 6 pm Ginny-Rea 254-716-5227 grd@att.net

Thursday, March 26, 2015

March 26th Knitting & Crochet Meetup at West Waco Library 5pm

Waco Knitters and Crocheters Meetup - all welcome. Social gathering. No fees. No commitment. All skill levels welcome. Waco Knitters on Facebook. WacoKnitters on Ravelry.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

South 40 Outdoor Expo Presented by Fun Town RV

The 3rd Annual South 40 Outdoor Expo presented by FunTown RV will be held on March 28-29, 2015 at the Extraco Events Center. Activities will include the Cabela’s Kid Country, a rock climbing wall, archery trailer, bass fishing demonstrations, the chance to ride in a real monster truck and much more! Exhibitors for the event include RV, boat, motorcycle, outdoor gear, golf carts and much more. If it has to do with the outdoors you will find it at this family oriented event! Enter your corporate or individual barbeque team in the Waco Custom Meat’s BBQ Cook-off. If you’re not the chef in the family, then come out and vote for the People’s Choice Award by sampling the teams’ barbeque! The South 40 Outdoor Expo is also home to the Texas Farm Bureau Insurance South 40 Trail Shootout! Come watch as the anglers fight for the top spot in the championship and the chance at $10,000. If cars are more your style, then we have you covered too! Catch the indoor car show that will go on Sunday! Exhibitors will be open from 10-6 pm on Saturday and 11-5 on Sunday. For more information or sign up to be a vendor or BBQ team, visit our website at www.south40outdoorexpo.com. Proceeds benefit the Heart of Texas Fair & Rodeo Scholarship Fund