Waco continues to flex its muscle as a travel destination, with hotel occupancy hitting a record high 77 percent during the first quarter and some lodging establishments charging $400 a night during busy weekends, a local tourism spokeswoman said during a news conference Thursday.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Justin Litton did not fall for Hawaiian Falls in Waco when he first saw the splashy amusement park three weeks ago.
A twice-convicted felon from Gholson was sentenced to 50 years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to beating his estranged wife on several occasions and threatening to kill her.
Technology and travel apps can put motorists on the right path over the Memorial Day weekend, but there are no guarantees they will solve all the hassles of higher gas prices and 3 million Texans hitting the road.
SAN ANTONIO — A conspiracy theorist arrested after telling a Texas church that the killing of more than two dozen of its worshippers was a hoax has been arrested again on a federal weapons charge.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
An old dental drill powered by a pedal pump sits prominently near the entrance of one of the three buildings in Marlin filled wall-to-wall with antiques, records, furniture, and memorabilia as part of a living estate sale.
Prosper Waco will have full autonomy over Waco’s five underperforming schools starting immediately, Waco Independent School District Superintendent A. Marcus Nelson announced Wednesday morning.
FORT WORTH — Prominent Southern Baptist leader Paige Patterson has been removed from his job as president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary amid an evangelical #MeToo moment: a massive backlash from women upset over comments he made in the past that are newly perceived as sexist and demeaning.
NEW YORK — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump is violating the First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter because of their political views.
A San Angelo man was arrested after a 12-year-old girl wrote a note to a teacher reporting that the man had sexually assaulted her in Waco earlier this year, an arrest affidavit states.
A 27-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon, accused of threatening the father of her two children with a knife, Bellmead police Lt. Kory Martin said.
The following people were indicted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by a McLennan County grand jury. The District Attorney’s Office no longer furnishes the age or city of residence of the people on this list.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Chris and Vivian van Gorder had settled into a routine, active but predictable, when they discovered Vivian was carrying triplets. Their life was about to be turned upside down, as the associate religion professor at Baylor University and his wife prepared to double their allotment of youngsters.
Last week’s Environmental Protection Agency announcement that it intends to scale back oversight and safety measures proposed for chemical facilities nationwide after the catastrophic West Fertilizer Co. explosion is not sitting too well with West Mayor Tommy Muska.
McLennan County commissioners heard pitches Tuesday from three companies vying for the contract to oversee the re- development of the 60-acre site around the Extraco Events Center.
Bryce Allen Rushing, 30, of Waco, was arrested Monday on a second-degree felony charge of intoxication manslaughter after the May 5 death of Melissa Rose. Rose, 33, was killed when the vehicle she was driving collided with Rushing’s vehicle on State Highway 31 near Axtell, according to officials.
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Monday, May 21, 2018
Hewitt City Council members voted 6-1 Monday to hire a Fort Worth law firm to investigate complaints city employees made last week against Hewitt Mayor Ed Passalugo, whom they said created a “hostile work environment.”
Superintendent A. Marcus Nelson will be one of the first school administrators to join Gov. Greg Abbott’s roundtable discussions starting Tuesday on protecting Texas schools from gun violence.
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Authorities executed a search warrant Monday at what they said is an eight-liner gambling operation masquerading as a North Waco grocery, gift and tobacco shop, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
As an economically disadvantaged student in South Waco, Kelle De Souza wasn’t sure whether college was in her future. Even more so, she wasn’t sure whether she would finish high school, she said.
Hewitt Mayor Ed Passalugo may have circumvented Texas open meetings laws by trying to create what is known as a “walking quorum,” Hewitt Mayor Pro Tem Steve Fortenberry alleges in a complaint.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
In the Waco area, at least three local food trucks turned restaurants are up and running, and at least two more have plans to make the move.
Former Cameron Park Zoo Director Jim Fleshman was asked to resign last month amid top-level discussions about the zoo’s culture, communication failures and perceived favoritism in hiring practices, messages between representatives of the city of Waco and the Cameron Park Zoological and Botanical Society reveal.
The farm bill went down in flames in the House on Friday despite lobbying efforts by the Waco-based Texas Farm Bureau and support from U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, whose district includes Waco, and Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller.
Texas Monthly magazine has included Waco’s Guess Family Barbecue on its 2018 list of the top 50 barbecue joints in the state.
Friday, May 18, 2018
When Kaira Jackson started at Waco High School three years ago, she did not expect to be the first graduate of Waco Independent School District’s Accelerate early degree program, which gives students the chance to earn college course credits and complete their high school diploma simultaneously.
When Danae Chamberlain picked up her diploma at Baylor University graduation last week, she wore a necklace marked with the fingerprints of an older brother who would never be able to walk that stage.
Two formal complaints from city employees against Hewitt Mayor Ed Passalugo claim the mayor has engaged in defamation of character, gender bias, harassment and workplace bullying, and has generally created a hostile work environment.
The University of Notre Dame Folk Choir, which has traveled the world entertaining and leading praise, will continue its Texas swing with a stop Thursday evening at St. Eugene Catholic Church in McGregor.
Waco police on Friday were investigating two overnight shootings, one stemming from a reported home invasion in East Waco and one from a family fight in South Waco, police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.