Five months after opposing a motion to recuse 19th State District Judge Ralph Strother in the case of a Twin Peaks defendant, prosecutors from McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna's office filed a last-minute motion Monday morning to remove Strother from hearing two bikers' cases.
Monday, January 22, 2018
Former Waco day care owner Marian Fraser, who won a new trial in June in the Benadryl overdose death of a baby in her care, was released from the McLennan County Jail Monday afternoon after posting bail.
A Bosqueville man who reported the drug-related death of a woman at his home in 2013 was placed on deferred felony probation for 10 years and fined $10,000 Monday.
A tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children led to the arrest of a Waco man who allegedly solicited teenage girls for sex through online communications, an arrest affidavit states.
A 20-year-old West man was arrested Friday night after he allegedly had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl late last year, West Police Chief Darryl Barton said.
Sunday, January 21, 2018
John Calaway laughed when it was jokingly suggested he would make people forget about his predecessor, Jimmy Dorrell. Dorrell and his wife, Janet, have been the driving force behind the organization they founded 25 years ago to make the poor a priority.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Behind the zany mascots of independent minor league baseball is a volatile business in which teams are constantly forming, moving and dissolving.
State policies have amounted to an effort to dismantle inner-city urban schools, and Waco Independent School District is in the midst of a push to avoid that fate, Superintendent A. Marcus Nelson said Saturday.
Texas has placed two finalists, Austin and Dallas, on Amazon’s list of finalists for its second national headquarters, dubbed “HQ2.” The company’s main headquarters is in Seattle.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government has shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday. That has halted all but the most essential operations and marred the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction.
Most people would just ignore a tossed can or piece of trash on the road. But not Chilton resident Les Kelso, 69. That's because he and other Vietnam veterans like him know the damage that can be lurking behind a simple piece of trash. It’s an instinctive reaction to avoid it.
Friday, January 19, 2018
A group of miniature aircraft enthusiasts is doing its part to help local students master full-size flight.
Documents submitted this week provide a first look at how much McLennan County candidates are raising and spending in preparation for the March primary and November general election.
Four ZIP codes in Waco now have 10 trained advisers, called community health workers, to help residents and families connect with affordable health services, adopt healthier lifestyles and better understand the health care system.
Three days into the filing period, candidates have started throwing their names in for McLennan County school district and city council races for the May 5 election.
Waco Independent School District Police Chief Ken Boatman is on paid administrative leave as of Friday as district officials investigate allegations involving an inappropriate work environment, Waco ISD spokesman Kyle DeBeer announced late Friday afternoon.
A Waco man was arrested late Thursday night after he picked up a loaded firearm while an officer was conducting a records check during a traffic stop, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
The Minnesota humorist Garrison Keillor once observed that people do bad, horrible, dirty, rotten and despicable things, then, instead of repenting, they just go into treatment. “Whatever happened to guilt?” he lamented. “Guilt, is the gift that keeps on giving.”
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Superintendent A. Marcus Nelson gave the first detailed look Thursday night at his recommendations for saving five Waco Independent School District campuses from possible closure by the state.
College athletics administrators nationwide are crunching the numbers — not on touchdown passes or fairways hit, but on the effects of the federal tax overhaul on their big-money programs.
A house fire early Thursday morning off Speegleville Road in Waco caused several hundred thousand dollars in damage, but residents were able to get out safely after smoke detectors woke them, Waco Fire Marshal Kevin Vranich said.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Professional wrestling means more than an evening’s entertainment for three Texas wrestlers, who say the sport and the physical training it demands keep them functioning despite post-traumatic stress disorder from their time in combat.
When more than 2 million people united in Washington, D.C., and around the world for women-led rallies and protests on Jan. 21, 2017, the effort was meant to bring about hope for change on the first day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Centex Action Network council leader Meredith Dempsey said.
The Coca-Cola Co. and Fairlife, a company partnering with the soft-drink giant, will invest $25 million in Coke’s juice plant on Imperial Drive in a move that has attracted hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax breaks from Waco and McLennan County.
Details are sparse on Waco Independent School District’s idea to build an in-district charter system with Prosper Waco to save five schools from possible closure.
A Waco man arrested last week on a misdemeanor family violence charge is now facing two first-degree felony robbery charges in incidents late last month and early this month, according to arrest affidavits.
The following people were indicted Wednesday, Jan. 17, 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.
The Waco Tribune-Herald’s coverage of the 1993 Branch Davidian siege is now available for free on the newspaper’s website, wacotrib.com.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
McLennan County will ask the state to reimburse $600,000 in costs associated with the first trial stemming from the deadly shootout in 2015 at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco.
When officials determined four students at Rapoport Academy had participated in bullying at one of their schools in December, the officials also decided the students’ actions were severe enough to administratively remove them for the rest of this school year and all of next year, Superintendent Alexis Neumann said.
The Waco City Council by a 6-0 vote Tuesday approved a compromise plan to phase out city janitors in favor of a private contractor.
Waco Independent School District has announced the times and dates for seven community meetings, between Saturday and Jan. 25, about recommendations for saving five campuses from potential closure if the schools do not pass state accountability exams this year. One possibility is building an in-district charter system with Prosper Waco.