Kelley Perkins, director of marketing for Waco-based GENCO Federal Credit Union, was named Professional of the Year by the Cornerstone Credit Union League, an advocate for 550 member credit unions in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, according to a press release.
Several projects continue to take shape in downtown Waco, including renovation of the iconic Pioneer Savings & Loan building at North Ninth Street and Washington Avenue that has been vacant since 1991.
Mission Waco’s plans to operate a food trailer called Urban Edibles got a boost. The trailer has passed inspection by the Waco-McLennan County Health District, with a note from the inspector saying “well planned and executed,” according to Jimmy Dorrell, executive director of the organization.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, will give a “State of the Nation” talk in Waco on Friday and said he hopes to discuss how to make Washington look more like Texas when it comes to controlling government spending, creating jobs and expanding educational opportunities.