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Waco is located about 100 miles south of Dallas on the Brazos River. It lies along I-35, near Lake Waco and the Bosque River.

Waco is named after the Waco Indians, first inhabitants of the area. The settlement was established in 1849 on the site of a former Waco agrarian village.

The 2000 Census pegs Waco at 113,726 residents. Minority groups comprised 48.9 percent of the population. Major industries include Caterpillar, Sherwin Williams and Cargill, among many others. Waco boasts two industrial parks and a foreign trade zone. The total workforce is 101,200-strong. The minimum temperature average in January is 35.5 degrees and the maximum average in August is 97.2. The annual rainfall average is about 33 inches. The city the seat of McLennan County, and is home to Texas State Technical College, Baylor University and the county Community College.

Waco is part of the Waco, Texas metro area.

Island Condominiums |
Art Homestead Heritage Crafts Village | Texas Playhouse |
Education Baylor University |
History Gov. Bill & Vara Daniel Historic Village | Strecker Museum of Baylor University | The Taylor Museum of Waco History | Waco Historic Homes |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Brazos House Bed and Breakfast |
RV campgrounds and dealers Shady Rest RV Park |
Sports and Sporting Events Cameron Park |
Transportation Mc Gregor Municipal Airport |

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10/29 Coming to The area
Fort Worth Show of Antiques and Art Fort Worth TX March8-9 Formerly the Dolly Johnson Antique Show, this is one of the oldest shows in Texas.
Paluxy River Spring Bluegrass Festival Glen Rose TX April4-6 Live entertainment in historic Oakdale Park.
Old Settlers Music Festival Driftwood TX April18-21 Central Texas' signature music event featuring Grammy-winning Americana, arts and craft, camping, food, and libations.
Austin Yoga Conference Austin TX May11-12 Mehtab, Kyra Haglund, Charlotte Matsumura, and Gioconda are among the master yoga teachers who will appear at the Austin Yoga Conference.
Dallas Greek Food Festival Dallas TX September27-29 The Greek Food Festival supports Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church's ministries, community outreach, and youth programs.