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A Taste of Waco, Texas

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT WACO?

  1. Waco is a city in and the county seat of McLennan County, Texas, United States. It is situated along the Brazos River and I-35, halfway between Dallas and Austin. The city had a 2010 population of 124,805, making it the twenty-second most populous city in the state.

  2. In 1885, the soft drink Dr Pepper was invented in Waco at Morrison's Old Corner Drug Store.

  3. In 1916, an African American teenager named Jesse Washington was tortured, mutilated and burned to death in the town square by a mob that seized him from the courthouse, where he had been convicted of murdering a white woman. 15,000 spectators, mostly citizens of Waco, were present. The commonly-named Waco Horror drew international condemnation and became the cause célèbre of the nascent NAACP's anti-lynching campaign. In 2006, the Waco City Council officially condemned the lynching, which took place without opposition from local political or judicial leaders.

  4. In the 1920s, despite the popularity of the Klu Klux Klan and high numbers of lynchings throughout Texas, Waco's authorities attempted to respond to the NAACP's campaign and institute more protections for African-Americans or others threatened with mob violence and lynching. In 1923, Waco's Sheriff Leslie Stegall protected Roy Mitchell, an African American coerced into confessing to multiple murders, from mob lynching. Mitchell was the last Texan to be publicly executed in Texas, and also the last to be hanged before the introduction of the electric chair.

  5. On February 28, 1993, there was a shootout in which six Branch Davidians and four agents of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) died. After 50 days, on April 19, 1993, a standoff between FBI agents and Branch Davidians ended in a fire that destroyed their compound located in Mt. Carmel, near Waco. Seventy-four people, including leader David Koresh, died in the blaze. This event became known as the Waco siege.

  6. The median income for a household in the city is $26,264, and the median income for a family is $33,919.

Radio Stations

KVLW 88.1 FM Gatesville, TX Christian Contemporary
KSUR 88.9 FM Mart, TX Christian Contemporary
KBDE 89.9 FM Temple, TX Religious
KNCT 91.3 FM Killeen, TX Easy Listening
KBCT 94.5 FM Waco, TX News/Talk
KBGO 95.7 FM Waco, TX Oldies
KWTX 97.5 FM Waco, TX Top-40
KLTD 101.7 FM Temple, TX Sports
KWBT (CP) 104.9 FM Bellmead, TX Hip Hop
KOOC 106.3 FM Belton, TX Hip Hop
KWPW 107.9 FM Robinson, TX Hip Hop
KWTX 1230 AM Waco, TX News/Talk
KRZI 1660 AM Waco, TX Sports

KWBT -94.5 FM - Edwards Media Group
Central Texas #1 station in Hip Hop/R&B. Only station that have in central Texas with multiple local air personalities and deejays.  Centexbeat.com


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Demographics of Waco, Texas

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

45.8%

22.65%

0.51%

1.38%

23.64%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Can you recognize counterfeit cards, cash and checks?



The Waco Police Department, Better Business Bureau, and U.S. Merchant Payment Solutions will be sharing info on ways to recognize new counterfeit cash, cards, and checks. Attendees will receive training tools to teach their staff on avoiding fraud and scams.

Please contact me at 254-863-2567 or 512-848-1069. Or you can reach out to Adam Price with the BBB 254-449-1567 or Officer Sofie Martinez with the Waco Police Dept. 254-750-1760.

The information will be powerful for business owners and also their staff.

The link to rsvp register is on this link to Facebook, or in the image above:

https://www.facebook.com/events/

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Businesses in Waco, Texas


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Avanti Hair Extensions -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  Avanti Hair Extensions by Tricia provides the optimum experience in hair extensions that are 100% natural human hair. - Waco, TX 76706 (254) 644-1838

  2. Black Reflections Hair Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 4809 W Waco Drive 210a Waco, TX 76710-7017 (254) 399-9010

  3. K Beauty Supply -  Category: Black Beauty Supply -   - 2100 West Waco Drive, Waco, TX 76701 (254) 772-0073

  4. Kims Beauty Supply -  Category: Black Beauty Supply -   - 722 N Valley Mills Drive, Waco, TX 76710 (254) 756-4488

  5. Kodou African Hair Braiding & Weaving -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 604 N New Rd Waco, TX 76710 (254) 741-1033  - (visit website)

  6. Nubian Silk -  Category: Black Beauty Supply -   - 2100 West Waco Drive, Waco, TX 76701, (254) 772-0073

  7. Phlawless Hair Waco -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   - 902 E. Waco Dr. Waco, TX 76704, (254) 756-4088  - (visit website)

Kodou African Hair Braiding & Weaving - Waco, TX   Kodou African Hair Braiding & Weaving - Waco, TX (video)
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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Cen-Tex African American Chamber of Commerce -  Category: Community Service -   Baylor University Tower 801 Washington Ave, Ste. 602 Waco, TX. 76701 (254) 235-3204  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Bev's Country Kitchen -  Category: Southern, Breakfast, American -   701 Clay Ave Waco, TX 76706 (254) 752-4449

  2. Buzzard Billy's -  Category: Cajun, Creole -  208 S University Parks Dr Waco, TX 76701 (254) 753-2778

  3. Catfish King Of Waco -  Category: Seafood, Southern, American -   1201 S Valley Mills Dr. Waco, TX 76711 (254) 753-7700

  4. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store -  Category: American, Southern, Breakfast -   4275 Interstate 35 N Waco, TX 76705 (254) 799-4729   - (visit website)

  5. Fat Ho Burgers -  Category: Burgers, Southern, Soul Food -  11th and Ross Waco, TX 76706 (254) 548-9593 >

  6. Real Deal Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   821 Clifton St Waco, TX 76704 (254) 235-7685   - (reviews)

  7. Texas Roadhouse -  Category: Southwestern, Steak, Southern, Chicken, Ribs, Barbecue -   2815 La Salle Ave Waco, TX 76706 (254) 662-1177   - (visit website)

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


Citizen of the Month Award, Central Texas African American Chamber of Commerce

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black/african american opinion

Doris Miller

Dorie Miller


Doris "Dorie" Miller (October 12, 1919 – November 24, 1943) was a cook in the United States Navy noted for his bravery during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He was the first African American to be awarded the Navy Cross, the third highest honor awarded by the U.S. Navy at the time, after the Medal of Honor and the Navy Distinguished Service Medal. The Navy Cross now precedes the Navy Distinguished Service Medal. Miller's acts were heavily publicized in the black press, making him the iconic emblem of the war for blacks—their "Number One Hero"—thereby energizing black support for the war effort against a colored Japanese enemy. Nearly two years after Pearl Harbor, he was killed in action when the USS Liscome Bay was sunk by a Japanese submarine during the Battle of Makin.

Miller was born in Waco, Texas, on October 12, 1919, to Connery and Henrietta Miller. He was the third of four sons and helped around the house, cooking meals and doing laundry, as well as working on the family farm. Miller was a good student and was a fullback on the football team at Waco's A.J. Moore Academy.

Dorie Miller


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CHURCHES



  1. Church of God In Christ -  1413 E Clay Ave Waco, TX 76704 (254) 753-6757

  2. Edwards Chapel Ame Church -  3600 N 21st St Waco, TX 76708-2038 (254) 753-6320   - (visit website)

  3. Greater Bethel Church of God In Christ -  401 Preston St Waco, TX 76704 (254) 756-5262

  4. Life Cathedral Worship Center C.O.G.I.C -  1301 webster Ave Waco, Texas 76706   - (visit website)

  5. Saint Luke A.M.E. Church -  117 E Church St Waco, TX 76704 (254) 752-0502

  6. St Paul A M E Church -  1302 Herring Ave Waco, TX 76708-3644 (254) 752-4864   - (visit website)

Church Swap, Waco TX - Black Churches   Church Swap, Waco TX - Black Churches, community (video)
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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. CBOYE PRODUCTIONS -  Category: Entertainment -   We Play What They Dont Play Hottest station On The net.. Tune into www.cboyeradio.com now!!     - (visit website)

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