City of Waco offices will be closed Friday and Monday for Christmas.

Please note the following information regarding the city’s solid waste services for the holidays:

  • Friday: Christmas Eve observed. The Solid Waste Offices will be closed. The Cobbs Recycling Center and landfill will be open normal business hours. Friday’s trash will be collected early, on Wednesday.
  • Saturday: Christmas Eve observed. The Cobbs Recycling Center will be closed. The landfill will be open during normal business hours.
  • Monday: Christmas Day. The solid waste offices, landfill and Cobbs Recycling Center will be closed. Monday’s trash will be collected Dec. 27.

Holiday closures are listed below for the following City of Waco facilities:

Cameron Park Zoo, Waco Mammoth National Monument and the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. They will remain open every other day during the holidays.

Cottonwood Creek Golf Course will only be closed Christmas Day.

The Waco-McLennan County Libraries will be closed Friday through Monday. They will also be closed on New Year’s Day.

Community meal

The Salvation Army’s Christmas Holiday Community Meal will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at 300 Webster Ave.

It will be a traditional Christmas meal, including turkey, trimmings and pie, plus a few special gifts to help spread holiday cheer.

Volunteers can sign up by calling 756-7271.

Candlelight service

Bosqueville United Methodist Church, 7327 Rock Creek Road, will have a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 5 p.m. Sunday.

All are welcome. Call 754-8444 for more information.

Blood drive

The Red Cross is hosting a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Heart of Texas Chapter of the American Red Cross, 9205 Oak Creek Drive.

Make an appointment to give blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 800-733-2767.

Submit items for Briefly in printed or typed form to Briefly, P.O. Box 2588, Waco 76702-2588; fax to 757-0302; or email to

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