Cody Ledbetter has been trying to get his day in court for almost three years as the specter of witnessing his stepfather’s death in the 2015 Twin Peaks shootout and his pending indictment hang over his life.
Monday, February 19, 2018
Waco Independent School District has taken the first step toward a blended learning model by giving teachers a way to improve literacy through software that gives direct feedback for student improvement.
McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara (left) and Detective Joseph Scaramucci (center) discuss the 47 men arrested during the department’s effort in the 15th National Johns Suppression Initiative.
Area police are searching for a driver who allegedly aimed his car at two uniformed police officers, narrowly avoiding striking and potentially seriously injuring one Waco officer early Sunday morning, Waco police Officer Garen Bynum said.
A 36-year-old man was arrested Saturday after a Child Protective Services investigation alleged a girl under the age of 14 was sexually assaulted multiple times in December, an arrest affidavit states.
Sunday, February 18, 2018
After strings of vehicle burglaries throughout McLennan County, two local police departments are employing a catchy social media campaign to remind residents to protect themselves.
The Republican primary for Precinct 1, Place 1 Justice of the Peace features two candidates who have faced scrutiny in past efforts to gain elected positions.
A former McLennan County treasurer is challenging the incumbent for the constable Precinct 3 seat in the Republican primary.
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
As Aidan Elizondo bounced a blue balloon around his living room Tuesday, he laughed and batted it toward his brother, his mother and his father.
Two Republicans are vying for the Precinct 4 McLennan County Commissioner seat with different ideas on how to ensure responsible use of taxpayer money.
Voters will choose a new Precinct 2 county commissioner in November for the first time in almost 30 years.
When Waco Transit driver JT Colter buckled himself into the Waco Transit bus simulator for the first time last week, he slowly pulled onto a fictitious downtown street.
Finally, gas prices are doing what they typically do this time of year — drop.
C.J. Grisham, a retired U.S. Army veteran and gun-rights activist running for the Texas House from Bell County, has come under fire from a statewide law enforcement organization for comments appearing on Facebook.
Friday, February 16, 2018
Ten bikers indicted in the May 2015 shootout at Twin Peaks filed motions this week seeking to disqualify McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna from handling their cases.
The Texas Education Agency has appointed a nonprofit agency out of Boston, Mass., to advise Waco Independent School District on how to build a potential in-district charter system with the local nonprofit Prosper Waco, if five underperforming schools don’t pass state academic standards in May.
Baylor University President Linda Livingstone’s academic and strategic plan, still in its development stages, was well-received by the school’s board of regents this week, Chairman Joel Allison said Friday after the board’s quarterly meeting.
Democratic candidates for the District 12 Texas House of Representatives seat, Marianne Arnold and Chris Miller, have more in common than running for office for the first time.
In the first contested Democratic primary for Texas’ 17th Congressional District in more than a generation, two political newcomers are looking for a chance to unseat a four-term congressman with considerable Republican support.
Dwayne Banks, an East Waco businessman and delivery driver, jumped into the the Waco City Council District 1 race on Friday, the last day of filing in the May 5 election.
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
Although it has been more than 35 years, June 19, 1982, is a day that many in Waco will not forget.
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.
HOUSTON — Latinos and African-Americans in five Texas metro areas, including San Antonio, were more likely to be denied a conventional mortgage loan when compared to non-Hispanic whites, according to a new analysis.
Just as Barnes & Noble is announcing layoffs and lackluster holiday sales, a new Half Price Books Outlet is making itself at home in Waco, two independently owned book shops are reporting brisk sales and a third is being established.
A former construction worker was sentenced to four consecutive life prison terms Thursday for the long-term sexual abuse of a family member starting when she was 13.
U.S. marshals arrested a McLennan County man early Thursday morning in Bridgeport, Connecticut, almost three weeks after local officials say he tried to run over deputies during a drug investigation.
A woman was rescued from an accused pimp Wednesday after undercover McLennan County Sheriff’s Office deputies determined she was being used in a human trafficking operation, Sheriff Parnell McNamara said.
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.
The Episcopal Health Foundation has announced $550,000 in grants that will allow two health organizations serving Central Texas to expand their offerings.
Child sex abuse allegations reported in Wyoming led to the arrest of a man from Moody on Tuesday night, according to an arrest affidavit.
The following people were indicted Wednesday, Feb. 14, 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.
The following people were indicted Wednesday, Jan. 31, 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.