Waco continues to flex its muscle as a travel destination, with hotel occupancy hitting a record high 77 percent during the first quarter and some lodging establishments charging $400 a night during busy weekends, a local tourism spokeswoman said during a news conference Thursday.
The tradition-rich Baylor men’s tennis program has a new chief, as the school is replacing one national championship-winning coach with another.
Some day, conservative critics of President Donald Trump will have to reconcile their vehement opposition to him with their love of the Constitution. The latter is most definitely benefiting from the president’s massive impact on the federal bench, one that extends far beyond Justice Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court.
With some Republicans supporting the addition of drug-testing as a requirement for food-stamp beneficiaries at the very same time some NRA champions support decriminalizing marijuana’s use for leisure purposes, the issue of drugs in America remains alive and well. And while drug-testing was not part of the farm bill that Democrats and far-right Republicans torpedoed this month, it may figure into the mix when revived.
On May 1, a family man who took great pride in his children was snatched from them by a heartless murderer. To society, to the news media and, indeed, in local annals, he is now a victim and a crime statistic. Yet he meant so much to so many people and was so much more important to us than any pettiness that led to his departure.