KWTX-TV's two Vietnam War documentaries, "We Can't Forget Vietnam" and "From The Ashes Of Vietnam," continue to bring the station honors and attention.

The week ahead sees premieres of two made-in-Waco movies, screenings of past film festival shorts and the departure of several features washed away by "Spider-Man: Homecoming."

— Saturday's matinee of "Beauty and the Beast Jr." at the Jubilee Theatre  had a first for me: a full house that missed a sellout by only a few seats.

—I go on statewide radio around lunchtime today (Monday, June 26) to talk with the public radio program "Texas Standard" about reaction to the upcoming mini-series "Waco" and the yet-untitled film about the same subject.

Those who thought themselves lucky — or perhaps blessed — to see gospel and rhythm-and-blues great Mavis Staples perform last month in Waco may want to prepare for a second dose coming this summer: Gospel music icon and pastor Shirley Caesar will sing in Waco on July 8.

Hat tip to Waco attorney/actor (and, once upon a time, former Tribber) Alan Nelson for this: The departure of Bill O'Reilly and "The O'Reilly Factor" from Fox News may open the door for Chip and Joanna Gaines' "Fixer Upper" to be the No. 1 cable television show in America.

Actress Carole Cook long has been a bragging point for Baylor University even if the former Paul Baker student claims she left more with Baylor's approval than blessing at the time.

For her solo performance at Monday night's Wild Torch gala at the Waco Hippodrome, New York actress and Baylor University graduate Elizabeth A. Davis draws upon the same source she used for her first Wild Torch appearance two years ago: the Bible.

Some weeks I feel like I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel for something to cover for the week in Access Waco. More frequently, I feel like I'm just scratching the surface of what's going on in town.

Two more pieces of this year's Brazos Nights concert series at Indian Spring Park have fallen in place after the earlier announcement of soul/gospel icon Mavis Staples, with opener the Peterson Brothers, for the April 7 kickoff.

KWTX-TV's two Vietnam War documentaries, "We Can't Forget Vietnam" and "From The Ashes Of Vietnam," continue to bring the station honors and attention.

The week ahead sees premieres of two made-in-Waco movies, screenings of past film festival shorts and the departure of several features washed away by "Spider-Man: Homecoming."

— Saturday's matinee of "Beauty and the Beast Jr." at the Jubilee Theatre  had a first for me: a full house that missed a sellout by only a few seats.

—I go on statewide radio around lunchtime today (Monday, June 26) to talk with the public radio program "Texas Standard" about reaction to the upcoming mini-series "Waco" and the yet-untitled film about the same subject.

Those who thought themselves lucky — or perhaps blessed — to see gospel and rhythm-and-blues great Mavis Staples perform last month in Waco may want to prepare for a second dose coming this summer: Gospel music icon and pastor Shirley Caesar will sing in Waco on July 8.

Hat tip to Waco attorney/actor (and, once upon a time, former Tribber) Alan Nelson for this: The departure of Bill O'Reilly and "The O'Reilly Factor" from Fox News may open the door for Chip and Joanna Gaines' "Fixer Upper" to be the No. 1 cable television show in America.

Actress Carole Cook long has been a bragging point for Baylor University even if the former Paul Baker student claims she left more with Baylor's approval than blessing at the time.

For her solo performance at Monday night's Wild Torch gala at the Waco Hippodrome, New York actress and Baylor University graduate Elizabeth A. Davis draws upon the same source she used for her first Wild Torch appearance two years ago: the Bible.

Some weeks I feel like I'm scraping the bottom of the barrel for something to cover for the week in Access Waco. More frequently, I feel like I'm just scratching the surface of what's going on in town.

Two more pieces of this year's Brazos Nights concert series at Indian Spring Park have fallen in place after the earlier announcement of soul/gospel icon Mavis Staples, with opener the Peterson Brothers, for the April 7 kickoff.