Thursday, November 23, 2017

Peace Lutheran Church, 9301 Panther Way in Hewitt, will present its annual Advent Jubilee at 4 p.m. Sunday. The program will feature the Baylor Singing Seniors, the Peace Choir, Bells of Peace, flautist Jamie Espen, pianists Cristine Wolfe, Van Chaney, Carol Emley, and organist Kacy Baitz. The program is free with a reception following.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Black Friday may not carry the clout it did before many retailers started a new practice of opening on Thanksgiving Day, but it still kicks off the holiday shopping season amid predictions by the National Retail Federation that 164 million adults will hit the stores over the weekend.

The Mayborn Museum Complex will have special Christmas-themed events and activities including a visit from Santa and a special model train display from the Central Texas Area Model Railroaders from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A Waco man was arrested late Sunday night after McLennan County Sheriff's Office deputies found a stolen firearm, almost 8.6 ounces of methamphetamine, almost 3.6 ounces of marijuana and more than 3.8 ounces of synthetic marijuana during a traffic stop near Interstate 35, an arrest affidavit states.

A special early edition of Thursday’s Waco Tribune-Herald will be available for sale Wednesday afternoon at select locations in the Waco area. The early edition will feature the same holiday advertising inserts found in the regular Thanksgiving edition.

It’s amazing how large retailers start gearing up for Christmas as early as September. Regardless, this weekend is still the traditional kick-off to the holiday shopping season. For businesses who are behind on the budget, the holidays can be a big win. For consumers to win, there are several things to keep in mind.

Monday, November 20, 2017
Sunday, November 19, 2017

As part of its participation in America Recycles Day, the city of Waco will no longer charge a $4 monthly fee for residents with a second blue recycling cart. The fee remains in place for a second gray trash cart and a second green yard waste cart.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Waco Solid Waste Offices and Cobbs Recycling Center will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. The landfill will be closed Thursday. On Friday, the landfill will be closed to the public but will accept franchise haulers until 4:30.

Robinson High School teacher Garrett Gray received the secondary TEACH (Texas Educators Achieving Classroom Honors) Award at the recent Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development annual conference in Houston.

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Salvation Army is seeking donations of old instruments for the Corps Brass Band. Participation in the band is open to adults and children but is known as a musical safe haven for area youth, providing an opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument while becoming part of a band that plays weekly during worship and at various community events.

Every day we are bombarded with new allegations of sexual abuse and harassment by celebrities, corporate executives and politicians. The list is long. Perhaps it started with Bill Cosby, then Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes and others. The list is growing by the day.