A recent visit to Kitok, a hole-in-the-wall restaurant on North 18th Street, proved enlightening. Recent drives by the place had revealed work crews on the roof and groundwork near the front entrance. News had circulated that the place, a Waco tradition since 1975 known for its “liplocker” m…

Rumblings can be heard about several attractions possibly bound for Waco, where folks have complained for years about what they perceive as a paucity of things to do for entertainment except eating out and going to movies.

Waco is the 10th most affordable place in the United States for retirees, according to a survey published by 55places.com, which describes itself in a release as “the number one resource for active adult communities.”

Much has been discussed about the widening of Interstate 35 through Waco from six to eight lanes, with many exit and overpass alterations along the way. Land acquisition to accommodate the project has cost Waco its El Chico restaurant, a slice of Texas Roadhouse’s parking lot, a La Quinta ho…

Waco entrepreneur David Mercer broke ground last week on Route 77 Food Park at South 15th Street and La Salle Avenue, where he hopes to place food trucks, a craft beer bar, an open-air patio and a climate-controlled building for dining and relaxing during extreme weather.

WacoWork held its grand opening Friday, unveiling a 5,000-square-foot space at Sixth Street and Columbus Avenue for members who pay monthly fees. They will have 24-hour access to private offices, shared or dedicated desks, coffee service, beer on tap, office equipment and high-speed internet…

Diamond Athletics, owned by Nick and Kelli Santos, is building a new facility at 4400 N. State Highway 6 (just across the Twin Bridges, near Speegleville Park) that will triple available space for competitive dance and cheer, tumbling classes, select baseball and softball, as well as private…

Richland Mall manager Kandace Menning is a big fan of her new tenant, all 45,000 square feet of wall-to-wall kayaks, golf clubs, fishing rods, bicycles and footballs, attractively displayed and much of it discounted, for now.

Interior demolition has started on the longtime sports bar at Eighth Street and Franklin Avenue, where developer Shane Turner visualizes a culinary haven called “Union Hall,” an 18,000-square-foot space welcoming visitors to sample an array of food and beverage offerings under one roof.

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.

Chick-fil-A is adding a little spice to its menu, and its restaurants in Waco are among those the chain will use as a testing ground.

Communications giant AT&T is expanding its 5G trials to include three new U.S. cities by year’s end, and the list includes Waco.

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.