If the walls could talk at the home of Maria and Michael Rolfsen, they may tell the story of embracing a young family in a place that is not unfamiliar with the sounds of children playing and friends gathering.
Organizers of the venerable Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo hope that more than 200,000 visitors make their way through the gates for the 66th annual event Oct. 4-13.
The first-ever Ironman 70.3 to be held in Waco will be on Oct. 28. Three thousand participants are coming from across the country and even worldwide. That number also includes local triathletes Alyssa Hill, Brent Phillips and Brian Remson.
When Will Phipps was brought on as executive director of the newly formed Greater Waco Sports Commission three years ago, trying to land an Ironman race was part of the 10-year plan.
Editor's note: Creekside on the Brazos achieved its three-peat as H-E-B Tailgater of the Game during the Sept. 22 game against Kansas, which was after the magazine was sent to the printer.
Late summer in Texas brings memories of warm nights, the start of school, and the return of football. But it also means something else for Texans on the coast and portions of Central Texas: hurricane season.