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
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.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Two Texas elementary schools with the same name might be about 200 miles apart, but students and staff at Robinson Elementary School in Houston and Robinson Elementary School in Robinson are finding out they have more in common than just a school name.
Then-Baylor University interim President David Garland cited Scripture while writing that victims of sexual assault “seem willingly to make themselves victims” in a 2016 email to a senior administrator, according to documents filed late Wednesday in a Title IX lawsuit against the university.
The Waco Police Department released an informational video Thursday morning in an effort to educate residents about what to expect during routine traffic stops in Waco.
A woman suspected of shoplifting from a local Walmart escaped police custody Tuesday while she was receiving medical attention at a Waco hospital.
A Lacy Lakeview man was arrested this week after police say he rammed his car into a vehicle his girlfriend was in.
The Texas Department of Transportation will temporarily close a stretch of Old Robinson Road at Loop 340 on Sunday for construction, TxDOT officials announced this week.
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.
The Waco Plan Commission cast a wary eye Wednesday on Baylor University’s request to outlaw short-term rentals in multifamily properties around campus.
The McLennan County District Attorney’s Office declined to file formal charges against Daniel Burkeen, but the Limestone County judge isn’t totally off the hook after his April arrest for drunken driving.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The driver of a semitrailer found outside a San Antonio Walmart in July packed with immigrants, including 10 who died, faces additional charges in the smuggling case and another defendant has now been charged, federal officials said Wednesday.
The McLennan County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office has joined a limited number of Texas law enforcement agencies credited with employing “best practices” in their work.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing buildings in plumes of dust and killing at least 226 people. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The Waco City Council got a look at three alternatives to the proposed landfill site on Old Lorena Road, all within 15 miles of the city.
City Manager Dale Fisseler announced Tuesday he will retire in six months, but he’s not going far.
Bell’s Hill Elementary School student Tommy Deleon wants to be the example other students can look up to, and he knows that starts with how he treats others, he said.
Prosecutors and an attorney for Bandidos Dallas chapter president Jacob Carrizal continued to discuss evidence in the case Tuesday as the trial of the first Twin Peaks shootout defendant draws closer.
Marlin ISD’s state-appointed board of managers is starting its first full school year by putting improvement plans in place to keep the district moving toward passing state accountability ratings, which the district has failed for six years.
A former soldier from Dripping Springs was convicted Tuesday in Waco’s federal court of threatening to launch a mass killing spree at Fort Hood in February.
SAN ANTONIO — Four Bandidos motorcycle club members have reached plea deals over the 2006 slaying of an Austin man who allegedly sought to establish a chapter of the rival Hell’s Angels.
Rob High, chief technology officer for IBM Watson, will discuss artificial intelligence during a public talk at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. D.L. Wilson and Bellmead City Councilman Travis Gibson have filed the initial paperwork to run for the McLennan County Commissioners Court Precinct 2 seat, which Lester Gibson plans to vacate after 28 years.
A Bellmead City Council member on Monday attributed racist social media posts to computer hackers, although a review of his Facebook page revealed at least six such posts over a span of 13 months.
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1 million Americans await a hearing to see whether they qualify for disability benefits from Social Security, with the average wait nearly two years — longer than some of them will live.