Clive Doyle, a Branch Davidian who escaped the flames at Mount Carmel, took great pains Thursday to attend a memorial service he has planned for 25 years.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
With the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office in a state of flux, the county’s two felony court judges have summoned about 50 Twin Peaks biker shootout defendants to court in coming weeks to try to determine how the 128 or so remaining cases will proceed.
A McLennan Community College student was arrested early Thursday after campus police said they found him in the trunk of his car, trying to set a fire with his 2-year-old daughter in the back seat.
It will be an event unlike any Zoobilee ever organized before.
Six companies are competing to oversee the redevelopment of the 60-acre site around McLennan County’s Extraco Events Center.
Another wave of student walkouts is expected to disrupt classes Friday at hundreds of schools across the U.S. as young activists press for tougher gun laws.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 plunged, passenger Hollie Mackey was torn between trying to save a woman whose upper body was being sucked out of a broken window and protecting the child beside her from a similar fate.
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect jet-engine fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an accident that left a passenger dead.
Reicher Catholic High School seniors Manuel DeLaRosa and Hannah Trippe were recognized for outstanding achievement in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
David Pareya thumbs through hundreds of photos, but he pauses to reflect on one photo: It is simply a child’s shoe, surrounded by the blackened, charred remains of what had been the girl’s home.
For the first time since April 19, 1993, Waco firefighters speak about the company’s response to the rural compound 17 minutes away from Station 1.
Each of the four candidates in the Waco City Council District 1 race answered questions from constituents Wednesday, ranging from development on Elm Avenue to minority representation in the local economy.
The city of Woodway promoted Bret Crook on Wednesday to director of public safety. The promotion follows Yost Zakhary’s resignation from the post last month amid sexual harassment allegations. Zakhary also resigned as city manager earlier this month.
For many locals, the fire that incinerated the Branch Davidian compound near Elk on April 19, 1993, is unforgettable, much like 9/11, Neil Armstrong walking on the moon or the JFK assassination. The Tribune-Herald asked some McLennan County residents where they were and what they were doing when the fire broke out, killing David Koresh and 75 adults and children and ending a 51-day standoff with local, state and government officers.
Day by day, drop by drop, the price of gasoline moves upward, fueled by Middle East tensions, strong warm-weather demand and resolve by OPEC to maintain its lid on production even as the United States craves more.
A 46-year-old man turned himself in to Texas Attorney General's Child Exploitation Unit investigators Tuesday after child pornography was discovered on an online account affiliated with the man, Attorney General Ken Paxton announced in a press release Wednesday.
A 39-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday evening after Robinson police say she was smoking marijuana around a 4-year-old boy, Robinson Police Chief Phillip Prasifka said.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
WEST — For each of the last five years, West residents and leaders have gathered for a memorial service by the West Area Ministerial Alliance to honor the 15 lives lost in the West Fertilizer Co. plant explosion.
Half the trial team that prosecuted the first Twin Peaks defendant last year is leaving McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna’s office.
Precinct 2 Commissioner Lester Gibson returned Tuesday to the McLennan County Commissioners Court after 22 consecutive absences, attributing the missed meetings to health issues and calling them “not relevant.”
The Art Center of Waco moved a major step closer to a downtown home this week with the completed purchase of a South Eighth Street property and building.
A teen who remains in jail after a trespassing charge last month at Baylor University was accused Monday of shooting a BB gun at eight cars parked at the school, an arrest affidavit states.
The Waco City Council and the McLennan County Commissioners Court approved an $850,000 economic development grant Tuesday for Jessup Manufactured Housing LLC, a new business set to move into the former Patriot Homes building on West Loop 340.
HOUSTON (AP) — Barbara Bush didn't hesitate to tell people that her trademark pearl necklaces were fake. Americans liked that everything else about the snowy-haired first lady was real.
Monday, April 16, 2018
WEST — The memories of the blast five years ago that robbed Kirk Wines of his friends and first responder colleagues remain vivid as ever, but he keeps them filed neatly away.
WEST — The West fertilizer plant explosion had appeared in the rearview mirror for six months when construction began on a combination meat market, bakery and country store called Slovacek’s at Melodie Drive and Interstate 35 in the Czech community known for hospitality and kolaches.
Local authorities were on alert this week after finding a handwritten statement in the Bellmead H-E-B store threatening violence on Friday's 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting.
Thirteen neglected dogs and seven emaciated horses that were removed from a property in Bruceville-Eddy will remain in county custody after a judicial ruling Monday.
Waco police have identified the knife-wielding man whom an officer shot and killed during a hostage situation last Friday.
A man accused of concealing stolen meat in his pants was behind bars Monday after he exposed himself to a Mart grocery store manager and two children, according to arrest warrants.
The Bellmead Police Department and local nonprofits are joining to put on the third annual Resource Fair on Saturday in Bellmead to provide free or low-cost services to families.
The four Waco City Council candidates looking to win the District 1 seat of the late Wilbert Austin in the May 5 election will answer questions at a Wednesday evening forum.
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Old Glory rose to the top of the flagpole. Voices joined in the singing of the national anthem. Players, some in wheelchairs and most accompanied by “buddies,” huddled near the dugouts and soaked up the atmosphere.
Water line leaks and boil notices have become commonplace in a slice of Lorena served by Levi Water Corp., but company officials think more than $1 million in infrastructure upgrades will provide relief.
A post from “Cossack Doc” to a Facebook friend in July 2014 said the Cossacks Motorcycle Club had permission from the Bandidos to wear a patch saying “Texas,” a state the Bandidos consider their home and territory.
Saturday, April 14, 2018
WEST — Head football coach David Woodard, like others in West, lost his home and his place of employment on a Wednesday evening five years ago, when an explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. plant rocked the town, killed 15 and injured hundreds.