Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Austin-based Matchmaker Band will play at 8 p.m. Thursday at McLennan Community College’s Bosque River Stage for the RiverSounds concert series. Gates open at 7, and admission is free for concerts in the series featuring local and regional bands.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Waco resident Teresa Rockensock, 47, got more than she bargained for when she joined the U.S. Army. “When I joined the military, I thought, what could happen in two years?” she said. All she wanted was to get in and out to earn money for college.

Education Service Center Region 12, Cedar Crest Residential Treatment Center and Methodist Children’s Home will present the 13th Annual Teen Suicide Prevention Symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at ESC Region 12, 2101 W. Loop 340 in Waco.

Friday, June 15, 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Education Service Center Region 12, Cedar Crest Residential Treatment Center and Methodist Children’s Home will present the 13th Annual Teen Suicide Prevention Symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at ESC Region 12, 2101 W. Loop 340 in Waco.

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

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.

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.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Waco Solid Waste Services works in partnership with the McLennan County Sheriff’s Department by funding officers to enforce illegal dumping laws throughout Waco.

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.