Waco Local Customs

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    Heeeeeyyyyy! Sic Em Bears!

    by ATXtraveler Written Apr 29, 2004

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    Here come the Bears!

    In 1960, Baylor's yell leaders introduced the "Bear Claw" hand signal - made by slightly curving all five fingers inward to form a claw - and the "Sic 'Em Bears" yell.

    The key here is not to be scared, the Sic Em Bears call is very benign.

    In addition to being used during the yell, the "Bear Claw" is held up during the performance of Baylor's school song, "That Good Old Baylor Line."

    (Source: www.baylor.edu)

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    Not a Pleasant Past

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 12, 2003

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    Between 1900 and 1930 the racial mix of the city changed as rural blacks moved to Waco in search of better jobs and educational opportunities. By the 1920s a black middle class had begun to appear in the city. As perhaps a result, Waco became a centre of Ku Klux Klan activity and influence during the 1920s. Lynchings had occurred in Waco in 1905, 1915, and 1916, and on at least one occasion the black victim was publicly burned in the town square. In the 1920s mobs of white citizens hanged or burned other blacks as well. In 1923 more than 2,000 Klansmen paraded through the city and the organisation boycotted businesses of people unsympathetic with its agenda.

    Many of Waco's business and political leaders supported the Klan during this period, and one member claimed that the Klan 'controlled every office in the city of Waco' during the 1920s. Certainly not a proud part of Waco history.
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    October

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 12, 2003

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    The Heart O’Texas Fair and Rodeo is held in the first week in October. There a well known music entertainers performing as well as the rodeo itself.

    The complex is at the corner of Bosque Blvd. and Lake Air Dr.
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  • Tips are appreciated...most...

    by Spamhooligan Written Aug 26, 2002

    Tips are appreciated...most servers are college students going to one of the three colleges in Waco. Plus, don't mention the burning of the Branch Dividians' compound...was not actually in Waco, in a suburb, but everybody pegged it on Waco due to the fact that it was the closest metropolitan area.

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    Climate

    by keeweechic Updated Jun 12, 2003

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    Winter/Summer Temperatures:

    The minimum in December - 38.7F, Maximum in July - 96.4F with an average humidity of around 68%.
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