Tuesday, January 16, 2018
McLennan County will ask the state to reimburse $600,000 in costs associated with the first trial stemming from the deadly shootout in 2015 at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco.
When officials determined four students at Rapoport Academy had participated in bullying at one of their schools in December, the officials also decided the students’ actions were severe enough to administratively remove them for the rest of this school year and all of next year, Superintendent Alexis Neumann said.
The Waco City Council by a 6-0 vote Tuesday approved a compromise plan to phase out city janitors in favor of a private contractor.
Waco Independent School District has announced the times and dates for seven community meetings, between Saturday an Jan. 25, about recommendations for saving five campuses from potential closure if the schools do not pass state accountability exams this year. One possibility is building an in-district charter system with Prosper Waco.
A Chilton man and a Speegleville man were arrested Monday in two unrelated online solicitation of a minor stings. In both cases, police said men solicited sex from undercover officers posing as teenage girls through social media accounts.
Monday, January 15, 2018
Shovel in hand, McLennan Community College freshman Austin Roye dug a small trench for an irrigation line in the backyard at the Good Neighbor House, alongside several other students Monday afternoon.
Pharmaceutical giant Allergan will slash its workforce internationally by 1,000 and eliminate 400 unfilled positions as it adjusts to losing exclusive rights to Restasis, a dry-eye treatment made in Waco and its second-highest revenue generator behind only wrinkle concealer Botox.
A Bruceville man was arrested this weekend after he solicited sex from an undercover Hewitt police officer who was posing as a 15-year-old girl, Hewitt Police Chief Jim Devlin said.
Central Texas is expecting inclement winter weather Monday night and throughout the day on Tuesday.
Sunday, January 14, 2018
While school district officials haven’t officially declared the project to remodel the Waco High School planetarium on hold, fundraising and any potential construction has taken a back seat because of ongoing transitions within Waco Independent School District.
Central Texas residents are bracing for another round of winter weather as a strong cold front is expected to reach the area after sundown tonight, bringing with it sleet, snow and hazardous driving conditions on Tuesday.
Candidates interested in running in the Saturday, May 5, election for a variety of city and school board offices can begin filing for open seats Wednesday.
A Friday night party that extended into Saturday morning turned violent after a male suspect attempted to steal an Xbox, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Elvis Presley not only ate in Waco during his years at Fort Hood, but he slept here, too, and the house where he did is now open for others to do the same.
U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, R-Bryan, has blocked certain constituents from interacting with his social media accounts, an action not uncommon among politicians, though possibly at odds with the First Amendment amid a national discussion regarding free speech.
Cameron Park Zoo celebrated the first birthday of its baby orangutan, Razak, by helping a noble cause more than 10,000 miles away.
The Sam’s Club store on Bellmead Drive survived the sudden closure of 63 locations on Thursday and Friday, a move that reportedly startled even employees of the targeted sites “who were not informed of the closures ahead of time,” according to a story by business-insider.com.
Friday, January 12, 2018
During his senior year at La Vega High School last year, graduate Lamar Lee started each day by making his rounds, visiting his favorite teachers and coaches to get off on the right foot, he said.
A civil trial set to begin Tuesday involving damages from the April 2013 West Fertilizer Co. explosion has been canceled after parties, including the city of West and West Rest Haven Nursing Home, reached settlements and partial settlements.
The final proposal for outsourcing the city’s janitorial services will head to the Waco City Council on Tuesday with a big concession to current workers.
Three dozen employees of the West school district whose cars were damaged by painters working near the school parking lot in 2016 have filed a lawsuit against a general contractor and a paint contractor.
When my daughter was little, I rocked her to sleep every night and sang the same song: “Jesus, There Is Something About That Name.” One line in song says, “Kings and kingdoms shall all pass away, but there is something about that name. My daughter is now grown and the mother of three. Sometimes she sings that same song to my grandchildren.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Two homes were threatened and several homes were evacuated Thursday afternoon after a grass fire spread quickly over 40 acres between Bruceville-Eddy and Moody, fire crews said.
Casie Gotro withdrew as attorney for Twin Peaks defendant Jacob Carrizal on Thursday, but she pledged to continue providing information to a state defense lawyers grievance committee about what she calls prosecutorial misconduct by the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office.
Axtell residents served by Moore Water System welcomed the arrival of 2018 by scrambling to find water for drinking and bathing. The problem is likely to continue into next week as a company from California travels to the community east of Waco to patch a damaged well.
A U.S. Department of Education investigation concluded Thursday that Texas violated federal law by failing to ensure students with disabilities were properly evaluated and provided with an adequate public education.
Waco police arrested a woman Wednesday night who they say abducted her cousin earlier that evening in the 1100 block of North Sixth Street. The victim was later found safe and unharmed.
A U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested two McLennan County men on unrelated sexual assault of a child charges after investigations by local police, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
A Waco man was arrested Wednesday after he failed a polygraph test about indecency with a 10-year-old girl, an arrest affidavit states.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
As a fearsome weapon, the Bowie knife recently donated to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum speaks for itself.
Wilton Lanning, the longtime owner of Padgitt’s, founding president of the Dr Pepper Museum and W.W. Clements Free Enterprise Institute, and a Waco historian, died of a sudden illness Wednesday at 81.
HOUSTON — A funeral was held Wednesday for a Texas soldier whose 92nd Infantry Division was the only African-American Army division to fight in Europe and who was buried for decades as “unknown.”
Former Waco Police Chief Brent Stroman postponed his retirement to guide the department through a tsunami of controversy spawned by the May 2015 Twin Peaks shootout and mass arrests of 177 bikers.