The Midway Independent School District board may vote Tuesday on a policy that would subject every student with a parking permit to random drug testing.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Saturday, June 16, 2018
For Bradley Dilworth, 12, a celebratory meal at a restaurant with his family is a stressful event because, unlike his peers, he struggles to read the menu.
Clarisa Santos shot herself with the pistol her mother bought to protect them from Jose Manuel Gonzalez.
If there were a Waco restaurant hall of fame, Leslie’s Chicken Shack would have been a first-ballot honoree. For decades it served succulent fried chicken, mashed potatoes and yeast rolls to customers who flocked to the joint on Old Dallas Highway, even before there was an Interstate 35.
Bands played, motorcycle engines roared and political candidates waved and smiled during Waco’s Juneteenth parade along Elm Avenue on Saturday morning, the festivities prompting some to reflect on East Waco’s African-American heritage and how it will relate to new development.
The Tribune-Herald presents the second installment of the top high school graduates in McLennan County this year. The final group will be showcased June 24. The first group was featured June 10 (click here).
Two years ago, Maurine Molak was an accountant with a fear of public speaking. Her life changed when her youngest son, David, died by suicide. Now, she travels the state sharing his story, which was the basis of new statewide legislation called David’s Law.
Pei Wei Asian Diner at Waco and Valley Mills drives has reopened after running afoul of the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District, whose inspectors closed the restaurant at about noon Monday, alleging multiple violations.
Friday, June 15, 2018
Over the last two decades, Baylor University administrators and faculty have debated whether the school should follow higher research ambitions.
Proprietors of an Elm Mott bar that a local man patronized before he was found beaten nearby are pushing back against law enforcement officials’ statement that the bar is known to be frequented by members of the Cossacks motorcycle group.
A man riding a motorized bicycle was seriously hurt when a pickup truck struck him near West Waco Drive and 15th Street. The driver of the pickup fled after the crash, Waco police Cmdr. Scott Holt said.
A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper was able to subdue a man who attacked him Friday afternoon and was able to escape serious injury, officials said.
Thursday, June 14, 2018
The sun and a south wind are scorching corn in the field and driving cattle to seek shade. It is only mid-June, but already drought conditions have hit McLennan County, where rainfall totals stand 8 inches below average.
Child Protective Services moved a step closer Tuesday to permanently removing two young children from the custody of their parents, who were arrested on labor trafficking charges two weeks ago.
Plans for a dance studio, restaurant and infrastructure renewal on the 700 block of Elm Avenue got a green light Thursday from the downtown Tax Increment Financing Zone board, which signed off on making it a “model block” as a centerpiece of East Waco development.
Retirement for 24-year Waco Police Department veteran Clayton Williams will be short-lived. He starts as the new McLennan Community College police chief next week.
Board members of the Waco Newcomers & Neighbors Club presented a $3,000 donation for community service to Mission Waco Executive Director John Calaway. Pictured are (from left) Billie DeFrees, Carol Andrus, John Calaway, Mariann Ryan, Kathy Northrup and Mary Welch.
Waco Police Officer Sofie Martinez has been selected as one of two recipients by the National Law Enforcement Exploring Committee for the 2018 Distinguished Advisor Award. Police Chief Ryan Holt congratulated her on the honor, saying, “I am glad that your hard work and dedication in this program is being recognized.”
Waco Stars Square Dance Club held their annual mainstream beginners square dance graduation ceremony May 7 at Allemande Hall in Speegleville. Pictured are (front row, from left) Darlene Heber,Gayle Shipp,Judy Smith, Carolyn Mietzner, Branndi Guel, Eric Guel, James Conrad (filling in for his good friend Linda), Addy Guel, Peggy Lambert, Gloria Gitlen, (back row) Pam Smith (caller’s /teacher’s wife) Ron Mietzner, Dale Smith (caller/teacher) Wendell Moore (caller/teacher), Pat Moore (caller’s wife) Nathan Guel, Daniel Guel and Vicki Patterson.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
At her summer camp on Tuesday, Brooke Griffin, 11, learned how to create and design her own board game.
The first homicide victim this year in Waco died as a result of asphyxiation and smothering, according to an autopsy report.
The NCAA investigation into Baylor University’s sexual assault scandal could end before August, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported on Wednesday, and with little consequence.
Vice President Mike Pence gave an often boastful campaign-style speech Wednesday to the closing session of the Southern Baptist Convention ' annual meeting in Dallas, winning several standing ovations even as some evangelicals criticized his appearance.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A South Texas woman gave a small bag of dead cockroaches to a city official to protest newly planted palm trees that she blames for more unwanted bugs in her neighborhood.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A South Texas man has been charged with human smuggling after 54 immigrants, including some children, were found in a semitrailer in San Antonio.
There will be a farewell reception to honor Salvation Army Waco Majors Brad and Anita Caldwell from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Salvation Army Corps Church and Community Center, 1225 S. Jack Kultgen Expressway. There will be a worship service before the reception at 11 a.m.
WAELDER — A Texas company is recalling more than 205 tons of beef smoked sausage over an ingredient.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
When Gander Mountain closed its 52,000-square-foot Waco store less than a year ago, many predicted finding a user would become a drawn-out affair due to its size.
City of Waco officials have proposed budgeting $17.1 million for streets next year, a more than 70 percent increase over the $10 million for streets in this year’s budget.
As a child in New Jersey, Phil Bancale never thought he would have 40 years under his belt as an elected school board member in Central Texas. But at age 78, he has just that, plus his own day recognizing his service.
A woman who claimed a Mart police officer groped her during an arrest in March was arrested again Monday on a false report charge after officials reviewed video and determined there was no inappropriate contact, an arrest affidavit states.
A 22-year-old man who was in custody in Bell County was arrested Tuesday on a federal bank robbery charge, accused of robbing the GENCO Federal Credit Union in Lorena on March 13, authorities said.
Monday, June 11, 2018
Immigrant advocates are calling for the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office to ask an outside agency to investigate allegations that an immigrant detained at McLennan County’s private jail was sexually assaulted by a guard and then subjected to harassment after she reported it.