Remember the Alamo, and keep in mind the cornerstone of Texas independence is crumbling because of passing traffic, has no museum and does not receive the reverence due a shrine to defenders who died gruesome deaths after a 13-day siege in March 1836.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
A 53-year-old Waco man was sentenced to 42 years in prison Wednesday for the 2014 sexual abuse of a young family member.
Waco is set to outperform the nation as a whole in job creation and economic output over the next five years, a new report from Waco-based economist Ray Perryman predicts, but he says the growth is already pinching housing supply.
Joanna Gaines’ new cookbook, “Magnolia Table,” has hit shelves nationwide and is selling well at the local Target and Barnes & Noble stores.
One of Waco’s newest programs to prevent summer learning loss is changing locations and adding space for more students during its second year, but organizers are asking for the community’s help to cover some of the cost.
A three-time felon was indicted Wednesday in the alleged 2014 sexual assault of an 8-year-old family member.
Waco police officers Wednesday were cleared of any criminal wrongdoing by a McLennan County grand jury for their involvement in a shooting earlier this month.
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The following people were indicted Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by a McLennan County grand jury. The District Attorney’s Office no longer furnishes the age or city of residence of the people on this list.
SAN DIEGO — A federal judge’s ruling that the Trump administration must resume a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation drew sharp criticism Wednesday from the White House but sparked hope for immigration advocates.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Jim Fleshman, director of Cameron Park Zoo for the past 18 years, has resigned, zoo officials announced Tuesday afternoon.
A 15-year-old Waco girl testified Tuesday that Billy Rodriguez sexually abused her on at least a weekly basis for three months while she lived in his apartment in 2014.
WASHINGTON — The stakes in the fight over Texas’ political maps couldn’t be much higher.
SAN ANTONIO — Apparently, size matters.
Monday, April 23, 2018
Waco school officials are still trying to close a deal with the state to keep five underperforming schools from closing by forming a new in-district charter school system.
Marlin Independent School District is restarting its own building trades courses because of the expense of sending students to Waco ISD’s Greater Waco Advanced Manufacturing Academy, Marlin Superintendent Michael Seabolt announced last week.
Longtime Waco attorney Phil McCleery was involved in a wreck Friday in Oklahoma in which five family members were injured and two of his granddaughters died.
The local economy saw a net increase of about 1,300 jobs the past year, and the jobless rate has remained under 4 percent during that time, a new Texas Workforce Commission report shows.
Waco police are investigating a Sunday night shooting in South Waco in which multiple shots were fired but no one was reported injured.
A month before the infamous biker confrontation in Waco in May 2015 that killed nine and left 20 injured, law enforcement rushed to Odessa and headed off what they thought would be a violent clash there between Bandidos and the Cossacks, according to testimony Monday in a racketeering trial in San Antonio of two former top leaders of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle from a gunman at a busy Tennessee restaurant says his was a "selfish" act of self-preservation and he doesn't consider himself a hero. Never mind that he is being credited with saving several other lives.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
CrossFit Waco, a downtown haven for hundreds who like to push, pull and throw weights around, is relocating to Elm Avenue in a move that backers of East Waco development believe will give strength to their cause.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
From getting a stray dog back on its feet, to hosting a farmers market and cook-off, 51 Axtell High School seniors, almost the whole senior class, are spending their last months of high school following the three E’s of Axtell’s instructional model.
East Waco residents eager for their own brand of economic resurgence to match the boom on the west side of the Brazos River will begin voting this week for their next Waco City Council representative.
A Mart City Council candidate’s 20-year-old felony theft conviction would prohibit him from taking office if elected, but city officials discovered the conviction too late to pull him from the ballot.
Betsy Pittman, Texas Department of Transportation district landscape architect, unveiled a Chisholm Trail marker Saturday during a ceremony at the Waco Suspension Bridge. Three markers for the historical cattle trail were replaced — two on the ends of the bridge and one at the McLennan County Courthouse.
With 150 miles in front of them, a group of McLennan County law enforcement officials and supporters will pedal with cause May 4 and 5 for the fourth annual Texas Police Officers Memorial Ride.
Crews have gotten to work on the former Martha Jane’s Liquor Store at North 15th Street and Colcord Avenue, bent on removing a collapsing roof and a section of the 1920s-vintage structure Mission Waco bought for $150,000 almost a year ago.
Early voting for the May 5 elections starts Monday for six McLennan County cities and five school boards.
There are at least three reasons why Waco resident Don Holland, 77, chose to serve in the U.S. Navy. The first was when he dressed in his uncle's Navy uniform as a child. It was impressive. The second reason was that plenty of family members served in the military – including that uncle and twin brothers who served in the Army and the Air Force, along with his father, who served in the Texas National Guard.
Baylor University’s handbells choir, The Baylor Bronze, will perform their annual spring concert at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the sanctuary of Seventh and James Baptist Church, 602 James Ave. The ensemble’s 17 members will perform under the direction of Bob Avant. This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 710-3991.
Friday, April 20, 2018
Teal-colored doors in an exhibit at Baylor University’s Founders Mall are wearing clothing from sexual assault survivors this week.
Ashley Womack, the political newcomer challenging incumbent Norman Manning in the May 5 Waco school board election, said the district needs her fresh perspective and her background in advocating for low-income children.
The race for a seat on the Bellmead City Council has given rise to allegations of racism, a threat of a lawsuit and a police report detailing alleged campaign sign tampering.
Bellmead residents will decide in the May 5 election whether to create a new tax on hotel stays to help pay for a multi-purpose ballpark for the still-to-be-formed Waco BlueCats professional baseball team.
The Waco Downtown Farmers Market is offering low-income families the chance to double their spending power on healthy food available at the market.