Bustling streets filled with vendors and visitors, a Ferris wheel that takes you to new heights, and time together under a fall Texas sky. These are just a few telltale signs that Silobration, Magnolia’s annual homecoming, is back for another year in Waco. When Chip and Joanna Gaines bought the historic, abandoned
Waco-born baritone Jules Bledsoe starred on Broadway and toured Europe, but his original opera and other works languish in obscurity. A Baylor professor hopes to change that.
At a food truck in Waco, married pitmasters offer unusual takes on Texas barbecue, like a pesto-stuffed smoked turkey breast.
Now is the time to visit Waco, so book one of these vacation rentals that was renovated on the popular HGTV show.
What a 2003 basketball scandal can tell us about sports culture at Baylor.
In 1891, the S.S. Utopia departed Italy, headed for America. The ship, carrying 880 passengers, many of them Italian immigrants who boarded the Utopia in Naples or Palermo, was sailing through the port of Gibraltar when it struck another vessel. The hole created by the collision sunk the Utopia in just twenty minutes, and 562 passengers
The Gut Pak is to Waco what rings of smoked sausage are to Lockhart. It’s part of the city’s barbecue identity. A Gut Pak is smoked sausage, barbecue, beans, and cheese, and a few other items piled high atop a mess of Fritos, making this the huskier cousin of a Frito pie.Sometime in
We haven’t even begun to reach peak nineties nostalgia, but this is quite an announcement.
Brann becomes a casualty in his own war with the Baptists. Texas Collection of Baylor University“In the year of our Lord, 1891, I became pregnant with an idea. Being at the time chief editorial writer on the Houston Post, I felt dreadfully mortified, as nothing
It was one of those rare times I wasn’t looking just for brisket. The possibility of a well-smoked burger on Coach’s menu was the draw. It reminded me that I’d never had a good one, and this joint just west of Waco might be the breakthrough. Certainly, a patty of smoky
Waco police estimate that they found 318 weapons.
After a Sunday afternoon in a Waco strip mall ended with nine people shot to death in broad daylight, people are questioning how differently the police and media react to this sort of violence when the perpetrators are white.
Pitmaster: Jasper’s Bar-B-Q, opened 1915 (or 1918)Age: 52Smoker: Gas-fired rotisserie smokerWood: Pecan and OakAbout six weeks ago I sat down with J. D. Bost at Jasper’s Bar-B-Q in Waco. He’s the general manager of this nearly century-old barbecue restaurant on Elm Street started by an Italian immigrant. Since the
A Waco teenager found a wedding ring inside a baseball glove he bought at an Academy sporting goods store that belonged to the person who tried it on before him. Through the power of social media, he reconnected with the owner—and subsequently was rewarded by the store, the ring manufacturer,
As is true throughout the South, the public barbecue was commonplace in Texas long before there were any restaurants serving commercial barbecue. As soon as a little town had enough population to consume a whole steer, the fourth of July celebrations at the center of town or the political rallies
Baylor's Heisman-winning former quarterback Robert Griffin III wasn't shy with his opinions after Sunday's Louisville-Baylor women's hoops game, a chippy, controversial contest that ended Baylor's season.
A 22-year-old Waco man allegedly beat, choked, and ate parts of his family dog in a K-2-fueled rage.
The billionaire picked up the Waco Tribune-Herald for an undisclosed sum on Friday.
The Baylor University president shows us his refuge.
Texas high school football may be in decline, but filmmakers still want to play.
What really happened to Kari Baker? We may be about to find out.
The shocking testimony of Vanessa Bulls against Matt Baker.
Did Kari Baker, despondent over her daughter’s passing, commit suicide? Or was she killed by her husband, Matt, a Baptist preacher in Waco and an alleged sexual predator? He says he didn’t do it, but her family insists otherwise—and they say they’ll keep after him until justice is done.
A Waco housewife tracks the Matt Baker case.