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.)

February 2018

2-8-18: Convention Center Public Meeting

2-7-18: Hands-Only CPR Class at Fire Station #2

2-2-18: City of Waco Election Filings

2-2-18: WCCC.TV to Premier Story of the Dr Pepper Museum as Told by Wilton Lanning

2-1-18: Initial Work to Begin on Suspension Bridge

January 2018

1-29-18: Compression Only CPR

1-25-18: Flu Cases on the Rise

1-17-18:City of Waco Election Filings

1-16-18: City of Waco Election Filing Dates

1-12-18: Flu Treatment Guidance

1-10-18: City of Waco Investigates Security Issues with Online Water Bill Payment System

1-10-18: MLK, Jr. Day Closures, Trash Pickup

1-5-18: 2018 City of Waco Raise the Roof

1-3-18: Flu cases on a slight decrease in McLennan County

1-2-18: Reminder: January 2nd Waco City Council Meeting Cancelled

December 2017

12-27-17: Flu Cases Continue to Rise in McLennan County

12-21-17: Flu Cases Increase in McLennan County

12-18-17: Reminder: Ribbon-Cutting for New Emergency Management, IT Building

12-18-17: City of Waco Holiday Hours & Trash Pickup Schedule (Friday's Trash to be Picked Up Wednesday!)

12-14-17: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Emergency Management, City of Waco IT Department Building

12-11-17: Waco MPO to Meet on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 2 PM at the South Waco Community Center

12-6-17: Mammoths in the Moonlight Astronomy Program at Waco Mammoth National Monument on December 9

November 2017

11-29-17: Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum to Host Two Events Saturday

11-29-17: City Invites Residents to Submit Photos of Their Decorated Homes

11-28-17: Waco City Cable Channel to Broadcast Wonderland Tree Lighting and Fire Works Live This Friday

11-27-17: Sounds of the Season at City Hall Starts November 29th

11-22-17: Waco Wonderland Parade Entries Needed

11-20-17: City of Waco Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule and EARLY TRASH PICK-UP

11-14-17: Waco Metropolitan Planning Org. to Host Public Informational Meetings

11-9-17: East Riverwalk Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Set for Friday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m.

11-6-17: Waco’s Veteran’s Day Parade on Friday, Nov. 10th  to be Broadcast Live World Wide

October 2017

10-26-17: East Riverwalk Section to Open This Weekend; Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to be held at 2 p.m. November 10

10-25-17: Waco Fire Department to Host Dedication Ceremony for New Fire Engine

10-23-17: Waco MPO to Meet on October 26, 2017 at South Waco Community Center

10-12-17: WCCC-TV Premiering New Programming and Features This Fall

10-9-17: City to Host Media Availability in Advance of Open House on Current Landfill and Future Planning Efforts

10-6-17: ‘Landfill: Future Planning’ Public Meeting Set for Oct. 10

10-5-17: Wetlands to Host Free Community Fishing Event This Saturday

10-4-17: McLennan County LEPC Public Meeting Set for Tues. Oct 10

September 2017

9-29-17: Mayor to Present S.T.E.A.M. Day Proclamation at Council Meeting

9-27-18: City of Waco Announces Bradley Ford as New Assistant City Manager

9-18-17: Small Landowner Series Continues Sept. 20 at the Lake Waco Wetlands

9-12-17: Statement in Response to Release by Citizens Against the Hwy 84 Landfill

9-5-17: Important Information on Donations and Volunteering

9-4-17: Update on Hurricane Harvey Sheltering Operations in Waco

9-2-17: Update on Hurricane Harvey Sheltering Operations in Waco

9-1-17: Waco to Open Shelters Sunday Afternoon

9-1-17: Health District Wins Gold Level Recognition for Heart Disease, Stroke, Chronic Disease Prevention/Treatment

9-1-17: Dewey Center Classes, Programs Adjusted/ Relocated to Prepare for Harvey Evacuees

August 2017

8-26-17: Parade Postponed for Little League Softball World Champs

8-25-17: Waco-McLennan County Emergency Operations Center Monitoring Hurricane Status

8-24-17: Health District to Co-Host Disaster Preparedness Program for the Deaf Community

8-23-17: WCCC-TV to TELECAST Lake Air Softball Parade LIVE

8-21-17: City to Host Championship Parade for Lake Air Little League This Saturday

8-21-17: Small Landowner Program Series at Wetlands Starts August 23

8-21-17: Dedication Ceremony for Landmark Sam Houston Painting Returning to Ranger Museum

8-18-17: Control Order Issued to Local Hotel

8-14-17: Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization tol meet Thursday, August 17 at 2 PM at the S. Waco Center

8-4-17: Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization to Host Public Information Meetings

July 2017

7-30-17: Boil Water Notice for Old Lorena Rd., Mourning Dove Ln. Chapel Rd. Area LIFTED

7-28-17: Boil Water Notice for Old Lorena Rd., Mourning Dove Ln. Chapel Rd. Area

7-3-17: Lake Brazos Water Level to be Temporarily Lowered

June 2017

6-29-17: WCCC-TV to Air 4th on the Brazos Fireworks LIVE

6-29-17: City of Waco Closures and Trash Pickup Schedule for Fourth of July Holiday

6-27-17: City Launches QR Fit Trail System in Local Parks

6-26-17: 2016 Waco Water Quality Report Now Available

6-22-17: Central Library Closed Today as Crews Repair Water Leak

6-16-17: NOTICE OF PUBLIC INPUT MEETING – Monday, June 19, 2017 on Short Term Rentals

6-14-17: City Council Selects Noah Jackson, Jr. for District 1 Council Seat

6-13-17: Building of New Hillcrest Ground Storage Water Tank to Cause Street Closures

6-13-17: Public Workshop/ Waco Rapid Transit Corridor Study

6-9-17: Waco Rapid Transit Corridor Workshop: Faster Transit Service to the Places You Want to Go!

6-5-17: Candidate Interviews for Waco City Council District I

6-3-17: Final List of Applicants for Council District 1 as of June 2, 2017

6-2-17: Waco MPO to Host Public Information Meetings Next Week

6-1-17: Applicants for City Council District 1 Position as of June 1, 2017

May 2017

5-30-17: University Parks Dr. Detour Due to Utility Work

5-26-17: City Council District I Applications Received

5-25-17: City of Waco Memorial Day Closures and Trash Pickup Schedule

5-24-17: City Council Member Wilbert Austin, Sr. Resigns

5-22-17: Waco Regional Airport to Conduct Emergency Response Exercise Wednesday, May 24 at 11 a.m.

5-19-17: Construction Has Begun on Portion of Lake Shore Drive

5-15-17: Waco MPO to Host Informational Meetings About Unified Planning Work Program

5-11-17: Open House at Fire Station 6 Set for Saturday, May 13

5-10-17: TSA to Share Summer Travel Tips at Waco Regional Airport This Friday

5-8-17: WCCCTV to Recognize 64th Anniversary of 1953 Tornado

5-2-17: City of Waco Annual Report is Now Available -- Read it Online!

April 2017

4-28-17: Preservation Excellence Award Recipients Announced

4-25-17: Portions of the Waco Riverwalk to Close Temporarily

4-24-17: Mammoth National Monument Reaches Capacity for End of Year School Trips

4-20-17:PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: Increase in HIV and Syphilis Cases in McLennan County

4-11-17: Notice of Waste Water Discharge!!

4-10-17: No Trash Collection this Friday: Friday’s Trash to be picked up Early on Wednesday

4-10-17: Waco MPO to Host Public Information Meetings Regarding TIP, ATP

4-5-17: Road Closures Due to Utility Work

4-4-17: City of Waco to Hold Public Meeting to Gather Community Input on the 17-18-19th Streets Corridor

March 2017

3-31-17: Public Information Workshop on Airport Master Plan Set for Thursday, April 13

3-31-17: Public Health District Celebrates National Health Week April 3rd - 9th

3-22-17: Waco MPO to Host Community Gathering March 23 to Kick Off Metropolitan Area Active Transportation Plan

3-21-17: Huge Crowds Enjoyed Waco Attractions During Spring Break

3-14-17: Waco to Host 80 TAAF Basketball Teams for State Championship

3-8-17: City of Waco Sets Up Detour Due to Sinkhole

3-2-17: Open House and Showing of New Fire Engine #12 This Saturday

February 2017

2-20-17: Waco MPO to Meet Tuesday for Public Hearing on Highway Work

2-17-17: Final Filings for Waco City Council Election

2-16-17: Filings for Waco City Council Elections

2-16-17: Wetlands to Host Free Community Fishing Event This Saturday

2-14-17: Notice of Waste Water Discharge

2-10-17: Waco Convention Center has new Mobile APP for Waco Visitors

2-7-17: City of Waco Accepting Applications for the 2017-2018 Waco Youth Council

January 2017

1-24-17: Public Review Meetings Set for City of Waco Parks Master Plan

1-23-17: Water Utility Services to Conduct Smoke Test on Wastewater Lines

1-19-17: Filings for May 6 Waco City Elections

1-13-17: City Elections Filing Deadlines, 2017

1-10-17: South Waco Community Center to Host Diabetes Program

1-9-17: Waco Fire, Police and Sheriff's Departments to Receive Giant Banners

December 2016

12-28-16: City of Waco Enforcing Fireworks Ordinance to Save Lives and Property

12-22-16: City of Waco Holiday Hours

12-15-16: Ryan Holt to be Recommended as New Waco Police Chief

12-12-16: City of Waco Announces Police Chief Finalists

12-2-16: Sounds of the Season at Waco City Hall

November 2016

11-29-16: Water Utility Services to Conduct System-Wide Cleaning

11-18-16: City of Waco Continues on a 10-Year Capital Improvement Program

11-14-16:City of Waco Launches a Lost Pets Web Feature

11-11-16: Notice of Wastewater Discharge

11-10-16: ‘Open-Admission’ Animal Shelter is Busting at the Seams: FREE Adoptions Available

11-10-16: Waco Veterans Day Parade to be Broadcast Live Worldwide

11-8-16: McLennan County LEPC Meeting Set for Nov. 17

11-7-16: Waco Veterans Day Parade to be Broadcast Live Worldwide

11-7-16: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Set for Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Seley Park

11-7-16: UPDATE on Public Meetings Set for City of Waco Park, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan

11-3-16: Public Meetings Set for City of Waco Park, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan

11-2-16: Boil Water Notice for Old Lorena Rd., Mourning Dove Ln. Chapel Rd. Area

October 2016

10-28-16: Waco MPO to Meet Next Thursday

10-27-16: Registration Open for City of Waco Youth Basketball League

10-21-16: Bledsoe-Miller Center to Host Home Ownership Seminar

10-17-16: City to Host Celebration, Ribbon-Cutting for New Animal Shelter Facility on Thursday, October 20

10-13-16: Flat Creek Flood Study – 3rd Public Meeting Set for October 19

10-10-16: Waco Regional Airport to Host Master Plan Open House/ Public Information Workshop This Thursday

10-3-16: WCCC-TV Takes Viewers on a LIVE Walk Around the HOT Fair & Rodeo

September 2016

9-30-16: Water Conservation Update: Pump Repaired/ Status Returned to Normal

9-30-16: Water Conservation – NO IRRIGATION – Requested by the City of Waco for China Spring Area

9-29-16: New Hours of Operation at Mammoth National Monument

9-29-16: Waco Animal Shelter Welcomes New Director

9-27-16: WCCC-TV Takes Viewers to the Cultural Arts Fest and Cultural District Launch - LIVE

9-22-16: Oakwood Cemetery Celebrates 178th Birthday of Gov. Lawrence Sullivan Ross Tuesday, September 27

9-22-16: China Spring Water Returned to Normal Status

9-21-16: Water Conservation – NO IRRIGATION – Requested by the City of Waco for China Spring Area

9-15-16: Grand Reopening of East Waco Library is This Saturday at 10 a.m.!

9-15-16: Waco Named a "HealthyCommunity50" Member in Health Challenge

9-13-16: MPO to Host Series of Public Meetings About US Business 77

9-2-16: Mammoth Monument to Host 5th Annual Art Contest

9-2-16: Mosquito-Borne Illness Update: West Nile Virus Claims One Life in McLennan County

9-1-16: Citizens Emergency Training Class Coming This Fall

August 2016

8-8-16: Registration for City of Waco Youth Baseball and Softball Leagues

8-2-16: Street Rehabilitation Underway for Locations Around Waco

8-1-16: New Traffic Light at Lake Shore, Park Lake: Exercise Caution

July 2016

7-26-16: Flat Creek Flood Study – 2nd Public Meeting Set for August 4

7-15-16: City of Waco Seeking Comments on the Final Draft of The City Plan:  Waco Comprehensive Plan 2040

7-15-16: Texas Healthy Communities Program Recognizes McLennan County for Preventing, Controlling Heart Disease, Stroke, Other Chronic Diseases

7-14-16: TxDot to Close Washington Ave. Bridge Temporarily

7-13-16: West Nile Virus Update for McLennan County

7-1-16: 2015 Waco Water Quality Report Now Available

7-1-16: City of Waco 4th of July Holiday Closings and Trash Pickup

7-1-16: Fourth on the Brazos Monday at McLane Stadium; WCCC.TV Offers LIVE Coverage

June 2016

6-30-16: Community Health Needs Assessment Press Conference

6-24-16: Pump Track Demo Day at Pecan Bottoms This Saturday

6-20-16 Waco Police Chief Brent Stroman Announces Plans to Retire

6-17-16: Waco MPO to Meet Thursday, June 23 for Formal Public Hearings

6-10-16: All Boat Ramps are Currently Closed

6-2-16: Notice of Wastewater Discharge

6-2-16: Boil Water Notice Lifted for Southey St. Area

6-2-16: Texas Ranger Museum, Be the Match, Carter BloodCare Unite for Donor Drive on June 11

6-2-16: Photo Op: Pilgrims at West Waco LiIbrary

6-1-16: Dewey Community Center Ribbon Cutting, Open House Set for Saturday

6-1-16: Notice of Wastewater Discharge

May 2016

5-27-16: Additional Notice of Wastewater Discharge

5-27-16: City Seeks Applicants for Vacant District Council 5 Position

5-27-16: Notice of Wastewater Discharge

5-20-16: Boil Water Notice for Southey St., E. Oak St. Taylor St. Area

5-18-16: Waco MPO to Host Public Meetings for Transportation Projects, Concerns

5-17-16: Waco-McLennan County Public Health District To Conduct Full-Scale Exercise on May 21

5-12-16:Splash Pads Now Open for Summer

5-5-16: Brazos Nights Cinco de Mayo Fiesta & Concert Dowtown This Friday

5-4-16: Ceremony and Reception for Newly Elected and Outgoing City Council Members

5-3-16: Free Wildscape & Pollinator Workshop at Lake Waco Wetlands Saturday

5-2-16: Waco MPO to Meet This Thursday for Public Hearing

April 2016

4-29-16: All Boat Ramps Are Closed

4-21-16: Additional Notice of Wastewater Discharge

4-21-16: Notice of Wastewater Discharge

4-20-16: Notice of Wastewater Discharge

4-18-16: Information About the Sink Hole on E. Herring Ave.

4-6-16: Lake Waco Wetlands to Host a Night Hike Friday

4-6-16: Bobby Tatum, Jr. Slated to Become Waco’s Next Fire Chief

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