The La Vega Pirates Education Foundation will host its second annual La Vega Pirate 5K and 1 mile fun run and walk at 8 a.m. Saturday at La Vega Stadium. Participants can walk or run one or both courses for a single $20 fee. Refreshments will be provided at the stadium and on the course. All proceeds benefit the La Vega Pirates Education Foundation.

The 1-mile fun run will take place first and stay close to the stadium. The 5K will start at 8:15 a.m. and wind through the streets of Bellmead and back to the stadium. All participants will receive a T-shirt, and winners in all age categories will receive medals. Visit to download a copy of the registration form.

Wild West bike ride to impact local traffic

The 33rd annual Skittles Waco Wild West Ride will start at 8 a.m. Saturday at Heritage Square.

Numerous streets and roads in the downtown Waco area will be closed or have restricted access from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Roads around Waco Regional Airport, China Spring, Crawford, Speegleville, Oglesby, Woodway, Hewitt, Lorena, Robinson and Mother Neff State Park will also be affected.

There are 10-, 26-, 67- and 100-mile bicycle courses. To register for the event or view the routes, visit

For more information, call 405-2518 or 405-5113.

State lawmakers to speak at GOP event

Texas Sen. Brian Birdwell and Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson will speak about the recent special session of the Texas Legislature, at the next meeting of the McLennan County Republican Women, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Guadalupe Room of the Waco Hilton, 113 S. University Parks Drive.

The meeting costs $15 and includes lunch. The reservation deadline is Thursday. To make a reservation, contact Rosemary Stovall at 855-3773 or

Veterans’ pancake breakfast

The Robinson Area Lions Club will have a free pancake breakfast for all Robinson veterans, along with their spouse or guest, from 8 to 10 a.m. Oct. 14 at the Robinson Peplow Park Pavilion next to Brookshire’s.

Reservations are not required but are helpful. RSVP to Linda Sanders at 881-6483.

Submit items 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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