Monday, February 19, 2018

More than 20 firefighters responded to a contained oil fire at Polyglass U.S.A, Inc., on Monday afternoon after an oil leak caused the spread of hazardous toxins at the business, Assistant Waco Fire Chief Patrick Kerwin said.

A public information meeting will be held Thursday from 4-6 p.m. at the Waco-McLennan County Central Library, 1717 Austin Ave, to discuss changing two downtown streets from one-way to two-way.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Brent Bankston will give a Confessions of an Entrepreneur presentation from 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. Thursday at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, Foster 143/144. Pizza will be available at the free event, part of a series that highlights local entrepreneurs that have taken less-traditional paths.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

The U.S. military has long promised recruits a chance for adventure and travel. “Join the Navy, see the world,” and “We dive the world over,” is just a couple of military slogans that come to mind.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Agencies throughout McLennan County stepped up efforts Friday to enforce the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law and remind motorists to give space to emergency vehicles and Texas Department of Transportation workers.

Skiers fly through the wind like birds landing lightly on the snow, lugers plunge down the chute at 90 mph in a death-defying dive, skaters slice through the ice and downhill skiers carve moguls on the mountain. The PyeongChang Olympics stir memories: the magnificence of the mountains, the silence of the snow, the rush of the wind.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

A McLennan County school district has implemented emergency planning software aimed at making inside knowledge about its facilities easy for first responders to access during dangerous situations, including gas leaks, natural disasters or even active shooter situations.

After abruptly suspending operations in November, Avance Waco, a nonprofit serving at-risk Latino families with parent-education and English-as-a-second-language courses, has reopened, according to a press release from Hector Sabido, the group’s new board chairman.

It arrived almost 50 years ago, offering 31 flavors and becoming a hot spot for first dates, first jobs and a fast stop after a visit to nearby Lake Air Mall, now only a memory replaced by a Target store.

The Waco Fire Department and the Heart of Texas Regional Advisory Council will offer hands-only CPR training Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. at Waco Fire Station 11 at 7600 Imperial Drive and on Feb. 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. at Station 14 at 5401 Speegleville Road.

McGregor Elementary fourth-grader Bryson Jowers reads his winning essay from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest held on his campus. Bryson was invited to read his essay during a ceremony at McGregor High School. Listening is the Rev. A. Roderick Cammon of Roberson Chapel A.M.E Church in McGregor. Bryson was also awarded a $100 savings bond.

Two teams from Waco High School have advanced to the state cross-examination debate state tournament after competing in the eight-team regional tournament held in College Station. Senior Sarah Sriram (far right) and junior Libby Grant (second from right) placed second in the eight-team tournament while sophomore Brigitte Eichenberg (far left) and freshman Neal DuPuy placed third. The students will compete at state March 16-17. The teams are coached by K’Lynn Childress.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The former interim president of Baylor University, David Garland, advised a high-level athletics official in June 2016 to erase emails relevant to the school’s sexual assault scandal, according to a motion filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court. But Baylor pushed back on the claim Wednesday night, saying the emails Garland referred to were related to Big 12 expansion.