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The 11 Best Bars in Waco

Welcome to Waco’s lively night scene! From historic family-owned bars to modern nightlife spots, it’s time to indulge in the sweet flavors, aromas, and essences of Waco bars. From whiskey to wine and cocktails to craft beer, these bars in Waco are always worth visiting. Read here to check out the 10 best bars in Waco, TX. Hot spots include Balcones Distillery, One Day Bar, Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits, The Backyard, and Valley Mills Vineyards.

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Total Eclipse of the Sun (Waco’s Version)

Baylor prepares for a once-in-a-lifetime event when Waco, TX will become a prime location to view a total solar eclipse. On April 8, 2024, observers in Waco will be in that “right time and right place.” The total solar eclipse is predicted to last more than four minutes and is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event. The last total solar eclipse visible in Waco was on July 29, 1878; the next one is not anticipated until after year 3000.

Is Comfort the New Couture? Current Baylor Campus Fashion Trends

From miniskirts to platform shoes, leg warmers to parachute pants, ripped jeans to cargo pants, fashion trends come and go. Classic looks like a plain white tee seem never to go out of style, but even some fads, like athleisure, that seem like passing trends end up having real staying power. Others — acid-wash denim, stirrup pants, and jelly shoes — have become downright cringe-worthy in retrospect. So, what influences our fashion choices in the first place?

The Lasting Legacy (and Long Life) of Dr. John Belew

From the moment of his birth, John Seymour Belew was destined to devote much of his life to Baylor. He was a war veteran, chemistry scholar, senior administrator, internationalist, civic leader, patron of the arts, and, most of all, a dedicated friend and family member. Thank you, John, for 102 years of life, love, and service.

Baylor Was Found Liable In a Recent Title IX Case. Hear From the Reporter Who Covered It. – with Dan Solomon

Nine years ago, Dolores Lozano claims she was violently assaulted by a Baylor football player and her boyfriend at the time. In 2016 she filed a lawsuit against the university, claiming that – despite having gone to administrators and football program leaders – her alma mater had been negligent in its handling of her reports of domestic violence and, as a result, violated her rights under the Title IX federal civil rights law. On Tuesday, a Waco jury found Baylor liable.

The Carleen Bright Arboretum Is Back and Beautiful

Just fifteen minutes down the road, the Carleen Bright Arboretum in Woodway, TX, is named after Baylor alumna and community leader Carleen Bright. It may be the perfect place to spend a day away from campus or if you need a break. “The Jewel of Woodway” is open again after renovations, attracting butterflies and plenty of local residents.

No, He Hasn’t Read The Elon Musk Biography – A Conversation with Dr. Peter Hotez

Dr. Hotez is the founding Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine where he is also the Co-director of the Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development and Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics. He is also University Professor at Baylor University. His latest book is “The Deadly Rise of Anti-Science: A Scientists Warning.”

Get Your Cowboy On: Waco’s Western Attractions

There’s more to see in Waco than the Magnolia Silos. Just off the beaten path are some hidden gems: old-school barbeque joints, dance halls built by Czech immigrants, and a general store that carries everything from pearl-button shirts to the licorice-flavored chewing gum introduced way back in 1884.

Letter To a New Faculty Member

Baylor’s most awarded professor gives his advice to a new class of faculty: “If you’ll do those things, you’ll experience what Baylor professors have discovered for the past 178 years. More than anything you ever do or write or say, your greatest reward, your greatest fulfillment will come from the lives you have been privileged to touch every single day.”

Rooted in Green and Gold

In 1903, a ritual known as “tree-planting” was born. Each year, students would gather on the Quadrangle and scoop dirt around the roots of a new tree. The annual ceremony was discontinued after 1919, but as the campus expanded over the century, the old traditions so well-established in the roots of the university meant that tree-planting became a part of the construction of every new building.

The Making of Beth Allison Barr

Dr. Beth Allison Barr is the James Vardaman Endowed Professor of History at Baylor and author of “The Making of Biblical Womanhood.” In this episode, she discusses what got her interested in writing a book on the topic of Biblical Womanhood, the changes she’s seen since the book’s publication in 2021, why she thinks the topic is so culturally relevant and captivating, and how we’ve misunderstood the history of patriarchy within Christianity with Christianity itself.

Meet the Baylor Alumni Involved in the Paxton Impeachment Trial

An historic impeachment trial against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (’85, MBA’86) commenced this week with several Baylor alumni, including the attorney general himself, playing key roles in the outcome. Though many Baylor alumni across the years have had storied (and sometimes fraught) political careers, Paxton is the first Baylor graduate to be impeached from public office. In addition to Paxton, there are four other Baylor alumni involved in the trial as elected state officials.

Waco’s Fall Festival Roundup

Waco is now more than just a “college town,” and these events in and around the city are sure to offer visitors unique experiences with explosive local flavor.

14 Best Coffee Shops in Waco

Coffee is for everyone – that’s what we learned by exploring Waco’s coffee scene during our trip. From a robust brew that embodies the Texan spirit to a light, sweet coffee beverage that reminds us of Southern hospitality, the local offerings are as varied as they are delightful.

Alumni, Faculty, and Students Respond to Recent Title IX Exemption

A recent open letter to Baylor leaders signed by a growing number of Baylor alumni and supporters seeks “to achieve a more inclusive campus environment” in response to what it claims are “harmful inequities” and inaccurate “representation of Baylor’s Baptist heritage and tradition” made by the university to authorities. The alumni advocacy group asks that necessary steps be taken “to ensure that LGTBQIA+ students on campus are protected from sexual harassment in all forms.”

Chalk of the Town

A Baylor alumna’s creative outlet of crafting neighborhood art is also a form of advocacy. Rebecca LaFlure, of the popular Instagram profile @ChalkOfTheTown312, is drawing more than murals. Chalk, it turns out, can be a powerful tool.

21 Things to Do in Waco with Kids

Planning a family trip to Waco, TX? Check out the best 21 things to do in Waco with kids by reading this post. Whether you’re having fun in Indian Spring Park, exploring Cameron Park Zoo, or catching a concert at the Waco Hippodrome Theatre, there’s plenty of activities to fill your next family trip to Waco.

Baylor’s religious exemption reaffirmed in response to sexual harassment complaints

The U.S Department of Education exempted Baylor University from sexual harassment claims regulated under Title IX last month after the Christian university asked the agency to dismiss discrimination complaints made by students, arguing that the claims were inconsistent with the university’s religious tenets, after LGBTQ+ students filed several Title IX discrimination complaints.

Waco’s Historic Houses of Worship

The Mayborn Museum special exhibit, curated by Dr. Kenneth Hafertepe, is spotlighting where residents find solace in the divine throughout Waco and provides visitors with an excellent survey of the city’s religious evolution across faith traditions.

Remembering Dr. John Belew

Dr. John Belew, former provost of Baylor University, has passed away at the age of 102 after a life of service his country, community, and alma mater.

16 Best Spots for Brunch in Waco, Texas

Discover the ultimate brunch experience with our curated list of 16 spots for brunch in Waco. Adventure and flavor await at these 16 best spots for brunch in Waco, Texas. Check out tested favorites, like Cafe Cappucino and Magnolia Table, or try something new or off the beaten path, like Harold Waite Pancake & Steak and Homestead Heritage.

Hurd Welcome Center: A Sneak Peek

An alumna found a side door propped open and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to explore the almost-complete and wildly anticipated Hurd Welcome Center on Baylor’s campus.

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