Press Release Archive

Press releases are distributed through the Municipal Information Office nearly every day on a variety of topics increasing awareness of government services and activities. (Releases will be added here weekly.)

November 2015

11-30-15: City to Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Renovated Anniversary Park Tomorrow

11-29-15: Notice of Wastewater Discharge

11-24-15: City of Waco Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

11-23-15: Waco Wetlands to Host Waterfowl Hunting Workshop

11-18-15: Waco Wonderland Seeking Church Choirs

11-17-15: Waco Wonderland Skating Tickets on Sale

11-12-15: Free ESPN College Gameday Shuttle to Transport Fans to McLane Stadium

11-6-15: Waco Veteran's Day Parade Broadcast Worldwide

11-4-15: City to Host Shelter Renovation Groundbreaking This Friday

11-4-15: City Engineers Seek Public Comment to Define Flood Areas

11-3-15: Waco MPO to Meet Thursday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m.

11-1-15: Waco Arbor Day Celebration Set for Wed., Nov. 4

October 2015

10-31-15: Notice of Waste Water Discharge

10-30-15: Notice of Waste Water Discharge - WMARSS

10-26-15: Notice of Waste Water Discharge - WMARSS

10-26-15: Notice of Waste Water Discharge

10-24-15: Update on City of Waco Response to Weekend Storms

10-23-15: Major Water Line Break Causing a Reduction of Pressure in the North Waco Area

10-19-15: South Waco Community Center to Host Halloween Carnival Tuesday Night, Oct. 20

10-14-15: Fall Fossil Festival Set for This Saturday at Waco Mammoth National Monument

10-13-15: Wetlands to Host Free Community Fishing Event This Saturday

10-8-15: Boil Water Notice for Old Lorena Rd. at Chapel Rd. and Spring Valley Rd. Area Lifted

10-8-15: Waco Water-Utilities Services Warns Customers of Water Bill Payment Scam

10-7-15: Boil Water Notice for Old Lorena Rd. at Chapel Rd. and Spring Valley Rd. Area

10-7-15: South Waco Community Center to Host Annual Fall Garage Sale

10-6-15: City Channel to Take Viewers on a Live Walk Around the HOT Fair

10-6-15: City of Waco Joins “Imagine a Day Without Water” Campaign

September 2015

9-29-15: Waco MPO Policy Board to Meet October 1

9-28-15: Dewey Community Center Groundbreaking Ceremony This Wednesday

9-28-15: McLennan County LEPC Meeting Set for October 15

9-23-15: WCCC-TV Gives Viewers the Feeling of Being at the Cultural Arts Fest LIVE


9-17-15: Flu Vaccine available at the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District

9-3-15: Ram Trucks to Present $100,000 to Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum

August 2015

8-14-15: Boil Water Notice, Outdoor Water Use Ban for Old Lorena Rd. at Spring Valley Rd. Area Lifted for All Customers.pdf

8-13-15: Central Library to Host Local Children’s Author for Readings, Book Signing

8-12-15: Boil Water Notice Lifted for Part of Old Lorena Rd. at Spring Valley Rd. Area [MAP]

8-9-15: Boil Water Notice and No Outdoor Watering for Old Lorena Rd. at Spring Valley Rd. Area Continues

8-7-15: Portion of Mars Dr. to Close During the Day for Repairs

8-6-15: Boil Water Notice for Old Lorena Rd at Spring Valley Rd. to Chapel Rd. Area

July 2015

7-27-15: City To Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony For Renovated Sul Ross Park This Wednesday

7-22-15: Ongoing Repair of Sinkhole at MLK and Herring Ave. May Cause Water Pressure Fluctuations

7-10-15: Mammoth Site Officially Designated as Waco Mammoth National Monument

7-10-15: Secretary Jewell Applauds President Obama’s Action to Establish Waco Mammoth National Monument in Texas

7-6-15: Sidewalk Collapse Changes Traffic on North Bound Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Near East Herring Ave.

7-2-15: Waco MPO to Meet Monday at 2 p.m. for Public Hearing

June 2015

6-30-15: Library, Baylor, One Book One Waco Team Up for Book Signing

6-29-15: Fourth on the Brazos Moves to Touchdown Alley, H-E-B Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

6-29-15: City of Waco 4th of July Holiday Closings

6-29-15: WCCC-TV Gives Viewers the Feeling of Being at the 4th on the Brazos Celebration – LIVE

6-22-15: Public Health District Recognizes National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

6-18-15: Public Meeting for Renovations to Dewey Community Center

6-12-15: Ram Texas Ranger Concept Truck Will Be at the Ranger Hall of Fame on June 19th and 20th

6-10-15: Water Outage for Part of West Waco Thursday

6-5-15: Waco MPO to Host Public Informational Meetings Next Week

6-3-15: Mosquito Update for McLennan County

6-1-15: Brazos River Bridge Lighting Ceremony Set for June 2, 8:30 p.m.

May 2015

5-29-15: Notice of Wastewater Discharge

5-26-15: Notice of Wastewater Discharge or Spill

5-22-15: Geologic Study to Temporarily Slow Traffic on Portions of Lake Shore Dr.

5-22-15: Cameron Park River Trail Temporarily Closed

5-22-15: Waco MPO Review Meeting Set for Tuesday, May 26

5-21-15: City of Waco Memorial Holiday Schedule

5-20-15: TxDoT Road Closure: MLK, Jr. Exit of I-35

5-18-15: Statement from City of Waco Mayor Malcolm Duncan, Jr.

5-18-15: Notice of Wastewater Discharge

5-15-15: Update on Viral Meningitis Cases in McLennan County

5-13-15: Traffic Rerouted Due to Water Main Break

5-11-15: Waco Peace Officers Memorial Ceremony Set for This Thursday

5-8-15: Special Programming for Waco Tornado Anniversary

5-7-15: Weather-Related Closure on Section of Lake Shore Dr.

April 2015

4-24-15: Waco MPO to Meet Tuesday, April 28, to Conduct Formal Public Hearings

4-22-15: Hang Onto Your Heritage: Learn to Preserve Documents, Family Heirlooms at Preservation Fair

4-15-15: South Waco Community Center to Host Annual Spring Garage Sale

4-13-15: Library Announces “Every Hero Has a Story” Art and Writing Contest Winners

4-13-15: East Waco Library Closing This Month for Renovations

4-6-15: Ritchie Road Project Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for Thurs., April 9

4-2-15: Public Meeting Monday, April 6 for Natl. Park Status Update on Mammoth Site

March 2015

3-27-15: EARLY TRASH PICKUP (Friday, April 3 trash to be picked up early on Wed., April 1)

3-25-15: Dodge Ram Unveils New Texas Ranger Concept Truck

3-25-15: Easter Egg Hunts at the Community Centers Set for This Saturday

3-23-15: Cameron Park Zoo Welcomes Baby Ring-Tailed Lemur

3-18-15: Public Health District Partners with Baylor University in Conducting Healthy Habits Survey

3-17-15: City Welcomes New Director of Library Services

3-12-15: Traffic Accident Takes Out Signal Pole at 18th and Columbus

3-10-15: Road Closure at Laurel Lake and Wooded Acres Dr.

3-4-15: Portion of Lake Shore Dr. Closed Due to Ice

3-3-15: City of Waco & TxDOT to Host Public Meeting at Bledsoe-Miller Center March 5

February 2015

2-28-15: Traffic Signals Out at New Road and Erath

2-27-15: Final Filings for Waco City Council Elections

2-24-15: Filings for Waco City Council Elections

2-23-15: Youth Stories and Artwork Sought for Library’s “Every Hero Has a Story” Contest

2-20-15: Waco MPO to Meet Tuesday to Discuss TIP Amendment

2-19-15: Waco Water Utilities Warns Customers About Water Bill Payment Scam

2-11-15: Road Closures in Steinbeck Bend Rd. Area

2-6-15: Special Presentation to a Heroic Retired Waco Firefighter

2-4-15: Lake Waco Wetlands to Host Community Fishing Day This Saturday

2-3-15: Author to Present Program on Researching, Writing Family History

2-2-15: Traffic Signal Out at 18th St. and Clay Ave.

January 2015

1-30-15: Update on Filings for Waco City Council Elections

1-28-15: First Day Filings for Waco City Council Elections

1-28-15: City Elections Filing Deadlines: Today is the First Day to File for a Place on the Ballot

1-26-15: Waco to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for Brazos River Demonstration Wetland


1-15-15: City of Waco Schedule for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

1-12-15: Waco-McLennan County Health District Participates in Veggie Van Launch

December 2014

12-9-14: Community Fishing Day at the Lake Waco Wetlands

12-9-14: WCCC-TV Gives Viewers the Feeling of Being at the Waco Wonderland and Christmas Parade LIVE

12-8-14: Public Meeting Announcement- East Waco Library Renovation

12-4-14: Mammoth Site Celebrates 5th Anniversary Friday, December 5

12-2-14: Waco Wonderland Time Change for Saturday Tree Lighting & Fireworks

12-2-14: Public Meeting at Dewey Community Center on Monday, December 15

November 2014

11-24-14: City of Waco Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule (Second Release)

11-21-14: City of Waco Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

11-21-14: Waco MPO to Meet November 25 Regarding Transportation Improvement Plan

11-19-14: Waco Wonderland Skating Tickets Are Now on Sale

11-17-14: Cameron Park Zoo Announces Hatching of 2 Baby Komodo Dragons

11-11-14: South Waco Community Center to Host Annual Fall Garage Sale Saturday

11-11-14: Number of Flu Cases on the Rise in McLennan County

11-10-14: New Fire Station #7 Open House Set for Wednesday, November 12

11-10-14: Special Veterans Day Programming on Waco City Cable Channel

11-6-14: Waco Veterans Day Parade to be Broadcast Live World Wide

October 2014

10-27-14: Waco MPO to Host Public Informational Meetings on Transportation Plan

10-24-14: McLennan County Infectious Disease Response Planning

10-15-14: WCCC-TV Premiering New Programming

10-15-14: Mayor Duncan to Unveil Exciting Plans for Waco Animal Shelter Renovations

10-10-14: October 14th is Engineering Day in Waco

10-7-14: City Channel to Take Viewers On Live Walk Around HOT Fair and Rodeo

10-6-14: Waco Joins Food Day in a Nationwide Celebration & Health Movement

10-5-14: Final Storm Damage Report from Office of Emergency Management

10-4-14: Storm Update #3 as of 12 Noon Saturday, October 4th

10-3-14: City Responds to Invasive Zebra Mussels Found in Lake Waco

10-3-14: Storm Update as of 1:35 p.m. Friday, October 3rd

10-3-14: Update on October 2 Storm Damage as of 10 a.m. This Morning

10-2-14: Update on October 2 Storm Damage

10-1-14: Lake Waco Wetlands to Host Open House on Saturday, October 4

September 2014

9-30-14: Discover History for Yourself at 14th Annual Genealogy Lock-In

9-30-14: South Waco Community Center Hosts Tae Kwon Do Classes

9-30-14: South Waco Community Center to Hold Fall Garage Sale on October 11

9-30-14: Flu Vaccine available at the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District

9-26-14: Ram Truck Announces Texas Rangers Partnership

9-25-14: WCCC-TV Gives Viewers the Feeling of Being at the Cultural Arts Fest LIVE

9-18-14: Update on Downtown Riverfront Development

9-18-14: Boots & Badges 50 Year Celebration at Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum

9-12-14: West Nile Virus Update for McLennan County

9-9-14: Brazos Park East Trail Extension Ribbon-Cutting Set for Sept. 11

August 2014

8-22-14: Waco MPO to Meet Tuesday, August 26

8-15-14: Closures Planned for Parts of Lake Shore Dr. Next Week

8-12-14: Waco Police to Begin Enforcing New Parking Ordinance Starting Sept. 1

Printer Friendly Parking Ordinance Flyer

8-8-14: State Artist to show at Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

8-4-14: Neighborhoods Unite to Host National Night Out Events

8-4-14: Number of Shigellosis Cases in McLennan County Continues to Increase

8-1-14: Portions of Austin Avenue to Close Saturday for Resurfacing

July 2014

7-29-14: City Seeks Volunteer Help for Water Sampling

7-25-14: Cameron Park, Street Closures During Tri-Waco Triathlon

7-24-14: City of Waco to Host Free Pet Microchip Clinic Saturday

7-21-14: Mayor Duncan to Announce SpayStreet Waco Progress, Kick Off Shelter Fundraiser

7-21-14: Brush and Debris Removal Update

7-18-14: Cameron Park Zoo Has a New King Cobra

7-18-14: Waco MPO Policy Board to Meet Tuesday, July 22

7-17-14: Brush, Tree, Limb Removal Update

7-17-14: Bad Weather May Affect Flights in DFW, Waco

7-15-14: City of Waco and WMARSS Wins Competitive Grant For New Wetland

7-11-14: SpayStreet Waco Program Approaches 1-Year Goal for Surgeries, Microchips

7-7-14: Waco Solid Waste Services Update on Brush, Downed Limb Pickup

7-3-14: Annual Waco Water Quality Report is Now Available

7-2-14: Downtown Streets, Portion of Riverwalk to Close for Fourth on the Brazos Celebration

7-1-14: Waco City Cable Channel to Air Live Fireworks

7-1-14: Fourth on the Brazos, H-E-B Fireworks Set for Friday in Downtown Waco

7-1-14: Public Comment Sought on First Street Cemetery Reburial, Memorialization Plans

June 2014

6-27-14: Friday (July 4) Trash Pickup Moves to Wednesday (July 2) Next Week

6-24-14: Waco Solid Waste Services Update: Brush, Downed Limb Collection

6-24-14: Public Health District Injury Study Released Today

6-20-14: A Presentation on the Cottonwood Creek Golf Course Resource Conservation Project

6-20-14: Join Cameron Park Zoo in Celebrating World Giraffe Day

6-19-14: Health District to Participate in National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

6-16-14: Cameron Park Zoo's New Baby Orangutan Goes Outdoors

6-13-14: Summer Children's Performances at the Library

6-9-14: Water Leak Repair Underway at Lake Shore Drive/Hillcrest Drive

May 2014

5-20-14: Cameron Park Zoo Announces "It's a Girl!"

5-16-14: Cottonwood Creek Golf Course to Participate in Resource Conservation Project

5-15-14: Waco Team Participates in Public Health Leadership Program

5-2-14: Cameron Park Zoo to Host Baby Shower for Orangutan Couple Sun., May 4

5-2-14: Free Microchip Clinic for Pets Tomorrow, May 3

5-2-14: Waco MPO Invites Public to Attend Meetings Regarding Future Transportation Needs

5-2-14: Historic Preservation Excellence Awards Ceremony Set for May 8

April 2014

4-30-14: Health District to Celebrate Tobacco/ Nicotine-Free Worksite Status With May 1 “Go Green” Event

4-28-14: Cameron Park Zoo Welcomes Another Baby Ring-Tailed Lemur

4-22-14: New SpayStreet Waco to Help Citizens Comply with Law, Reduce Number of Homeless Dogs and Cats in Waco

4-21-14: New Community Walking Trail Open in East Waco

4-17-14: Waco MPO to Meet, Receive Public Comment Tuesday at HOTCOG

4-14-14: Friday Trash Pickup Moves to Wednesday This Week

4-10-14: Downtown Transportation Study Open House Today

4-9-14: Free Concert in Downtown Waco This Friday

4-4-14: Cameron Park Zoo welcomes a baby Ring-tailed Lemur

4-1-14: Meet Kai, Cameron Park Zoo's New Lion

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