The idea of a giant office complex might not seem exciting compared to other things going on downtown: hip restaurants, SoHo-style lofts, full-service hotels and the home-decor mecca known as the Magnolia Silos.

Friday, September 22, 2017

L3 Technologies has laid off 124 staffers at its Waco facility, the company’s fourth round of staff reductions there in four years as it continues to streamline its Aerospace Systems unit that experienced a decline in revenue during the first half of 2017.

A biker under indictment in the May 2015 Twin Peaks shootout is seeking to disqualify McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna’s office, in part, on grounds that Reyna has a financial stake as a defendant in civil rights lawsuits and because he could be called as a witness in the case.

A sleeping driver was arrested after police say they woke her up Thursday night at an intersection in Robinson. Her pickup was in gear and running, and her foot was on the brake when police found her, Robinson Police Chief Phillip Prasifka said.

This September an adult gray fox walked across our front yard in the early morning and evening. It is the most recent wild native mammal we’ve noticed in our Sugar Creek Nature Preserve.

Author Gary L. Pinkerton will discuss Trammel’s Trace, the first route from the United States into the northern boundaries of Spanish Texas, during a webinar presented by the Central Texas Genealogical Society.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Bellmead police are searching for a man suspected of robbing BBVA Compass Bank of an undisclosed amount of cash Thursday afternoon, Bellmead police Sgt. Kory Martin said in a press release.

The Alexander Breckenridge Society of the Children of the American Revolution in Waco donated pocket-sized Constitution packages, which include the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the 11th to 27th Amendments and the Declaration of Independence, to each fifth-grade student in the Midway Independent School District.

Robinson Mayor Bert Echterling presents a proclamation for Constitution Week to past Regent Dolores Mastergeorge at a recent Robinson City Council meeting. Mastergeorge is a Robinson resident and a member of the Elizabeth Gordon Bradley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Waco. The DAR observes and celebrates Constitution Week from Sept. 17 through 23 each year.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Businesses have offered donations to get a dog park started in Hewitt, but some city council members are wary of taking on a new park, and associated upkeep costs, during a tight budget time for the city, especially a park some neighbors oppose.

Appointments are available to the general public for free health and fitness screenings Tuesday. The screenings are offered by Baylor University’s Center for Healthy Living, in partnership with the Waco Family Medicine Residency Program.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A 17-year-old suspect was arrested Monday after he chased a family member around a Bellmead home with a knife, threatening to stab her, Bellmead police Sgt. Kory Martin said.

Two men robbed a Waco convenience store at gunpoint early Tuesday morning, leaving police searching for both suspects, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Hewitt City Council could issue a bond between $4 million and $6 million in coming months in a move that would increase taxes as city leaders eye road projects and the need for a new fire truck.

A Jimmy John's restaurant in Lacy Lakeview was robbed Saturday afternoon, leaving police searching for a suspect who threatened employees with a weapon, Lacy Lakeview Police Chief John Truehitt said.

Dr. Michael Jahrmarkt, geriatric director of the Family Health Center, will speak on “Successful Aging” at a luncheon Wednesday at Lake Shore United Methodist Church, 3311 Park Lake Drive.

Rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years, a new Associated Press analysis shows. The latest punishing hurricanes scored bull's-eyes on two of the country's fastest growing regions: coastal Texas around Houston and resort areas of southwest Florida.

AUSTIN — The man tasked with overseeing Texas' Hurricane Harvey rebuilding efforts sees his job as "future-proofing" before the next disaster, but he isn't empowered on his own to reshape flood-prone Houston or the state's vulnerable coastline, which has been walloped by three major hurricanes since 2006.