The Daily Press Punxsutawney Spirit | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-05-26T10:16:05-04:00's Happening this Week!2015-05-26T10:16:05-04:002015-05-26T10:16:05-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritPunxsutawney, PANo author availableWhat's Happening this Week!Punxsutawney Day Happenings in Punxsutawney and Surrounding Areas2015-05-22T15:50:27-04:002015-05-22T15:50:27-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney Spirit10:30 a.m.—Punxsutawney Memorial Day Parade;11 a.m.—Memorial Day Service at Barclay Square in Punxsy, Big Run Memorial Day Service at Fairview Cemetery then move to Oaklawn Cemetery in Cloe.Punxsutawney, PANo author availableMemorial Day Happenings in Punxsutawney and Surrounding AreasPunxsutawney Homemade Basic BBQ Sauce2015-05-22T10:01:44-04:002015-05-22T10:01:44-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritPunxsutawney, PANo author availableVIDEO: Homemade Basic BBQ SaucePunxsutawney Thursday: This week in Punxsy — 20 years ago2015-05-21T14:14:28-04:002015-05-21T14:14:28-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritPunxsutawney, PANo author availableThrowback Thursday: This week in Punxsy — 20 years agoPunxsutawney David Letterman Says Goodbye to the "Late Show"2015-05-21T11:20:25-04:002015-05-21T11:20:25-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritPunxsutawney, PANo author availableVIDEO: David Letterman Says Goodbye to the "Late Show"Punxsutawney Night held to honor seniors2015-05-20T21:43:36-04:002015-05-20T21:43:36-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritPunxsutawney, PANo author availableClass Night held to honor seniorsPunxsutawney elections in the books2015-05-20T00:50:04-04:002015-05-20T00:50:04-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritPunxsutawney, PANo author availablePrimary elections in the booksPunxsutawney Java: Waco has long history of memorable events2015-05-19T09:36:53-04:002015-05-19T09:36:53-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney SpiritThe city of 129,000 people, standing halfway between Dallas and Austin on the Brazos River, is the birthplace of comedian Steve Martin and Dr. Pepper, which is believed to have been developed in 1885 by a young pharmacist trying to bottle the collective scent of various carbonated drinks. It's also home to conservative Baylor University.A closer look at Waco:___THE BRANCH DAVIDIANSFor many, Waco is best known for the siege of the Branch Davidian compound in 1993, when agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms tried to arrest Branch Davidian leader David Koresh for stockpiling weapons and explosives at a ranch outside town.The confrontation led to a 51-day standoff that ended on April 19, when the complex caught fire, killing Koresh and nearly 80 of his followers. The land is still used by surviving Branch Davidians, some of whom live on a rebuilt portion of the ranch. A section of the property has been converted into a memorial with simulated headstones for the victims of the massacre stacked into a wall.___A PRESIDENT'S RANCHAbout 25 miles outside Waco is President George W. Bush's Prairie Chapel Ranch. Known during Bush's presidency as the Western White House, Bush entertained foreign leaders including Vladimir Putin and Tony Blair at the ranch, which is near the small town of Crawford.___BAYLOR UNIVERSITYThe school with about 16,000 students is one of the nation's top Baptist universities. Ken Starr, who investigated President Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky, is the school's president.The university's student conduct code banned dancing until 1996 and today still prohibits "homosexual acts." If students violate the code, the school "shall offer counsel and assistance to the individual so that the sanction imposed may be a catalyst for redemption in his or her life," according to the school's website.___REALITY TVSince last year, Waco has gained fame because of the hugely popular HGTV show "Fixer Upper," starring Chip and Joanna Gaines, a Waco couple who rehabilitate historic properties across the city.___HISTORIC TORNADOIn a state where twisters are fairly common, Waco has its own footnote in tornado history. A catastrophic twister leveled downtown in 1953, killing 114 people and injuring hundreds more. It remains among the deadliest tornados in Texas history.Punxsutawney, PABY EMILY SCHMALL, Associated PressMorning Java: Waco has long history of memorable eventsPunxsutawney's Happening This Week!2015-05-18T08:18:15-04:002015-05-18T08:18:15-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney Spirit• Monday — Teacher of the Year Awards to be presented at the High School, Middle School and one of the area Elementary Schools; Sykesville Borough Council Meeting; Big Run Borough Council Meeting.• Wednesday — Jimmy Stewart 107th Birthday Celebration in Indiana; Class Night at 7 p.m. at the PAHS Auditorium; Educational Improvement Meeting at 4 p.m.Punxsutawney, PANo author availableWhat's Happening This Week!Punxsutawney Microwave Hacks To Make Your Life Easier2015-05-15T13:40:13-04:002015-05-15T13:40:13-04:00Copyright 2010 Punxsutawney Spirit<script type="text/javascript"async src="" id="_nw2e-js"></script><div class="ndn_embed" data-config-widget-id="2" style="width:390px;height:219px" data-config-type="VideoPlayer/Single" data-config-tracking-group="90711" data-config-playlist-id="13434" data-config-video-id="29051382" data-config-site-section="horizon"></div>Punxsutawney, PANo author available6 Microwave Hacks To Make Your Life EasierPunxsutawney