Longtime Waco attorney Phil McCleery was involved in a wreck Friday in Oklahoma in which five family members were injured and two of his granddaughters died.
Monday, April 23, 2018
Waco police are investigating a Sunday night shooting in South Waco in which multiple shots were fired but no one was reported injured.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle from a gunman at a busy Tennessee restaurant says his was a "selfish" act of self-preservation and he doesn't consider himself a hero. Never mind that he is being credited with saving several other lives.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
CrossFit Waco, a downtown haven for hundreds who like to push, pull and throw weights around, is relocating to Elm Avenue in a move that backers of East Waco development believe will give strength to their cause.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
From getting a stray dog back on its feet, to hosting a farmers market and cook-off, 51 Axtell High School seniors, almost the whole senior class, are spending their last months of high school following the three E’s of Axtell’s instructional model.
East Waco residents eager for their own brand of economic resurgence to match the boom on the west side of the Brazos River will begin voting this week for their next Waco City Council representative.
A Mart City Council candidate’s 20-year-old felony theft conviction would prohibit him from taking office if elected, but city officials discovered the conviction too late to pull him from the ballot.
Betsy Pittman, Texas Department of Transportation district landscape architect, unveiled a Chisholm Trail marker Saturday during a ceremony at the Waco Suspension Bridge. Three markers for the historical cattle trail were replaced — two on the ends of the bridge and one at the McLennan County Courthouse.
With 150 miles in front of them, a group of McLennan County law enforcement officials and supporters will pedal with cause May 4 and 5 for the fourth annual Texas Police Officers Memorial Ride.
Crews have gotten to work on the former Martha Jane’s Liquor Store at North 15th Street and Colcord Avenue, bent on removing a collapsing roof and a section of the 1920s-vintage structure Mission Waco bought for $150,000 almost a year ago.
Early voting for the May 5 elections starts Monday for six McLennan County cities and five school boards.
The local economy saw a net increase of about 1,300 jobs the past year, and the jobless rate has remained under 4 percent during that time, a new Texas Workforce Commission report shows.
There are at least three reasons why Waco resident Don Holland, 77, chose to serve in the U.S. Navy. The first was when he dressed in his uncle's Navy uniform as a child. It was impressive. The second reason was that plenty of family members served in the military – including that uncle and twin brothers who served in the Army and the Air Force, along with his father, who served in the Texas National Guard.
Baylor University’s handbells choir, The Baylor Bronze, will perform their annual spring concert at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the sanctuary of Seventh and James Baptist Church, 602 James Ave. The ensemble’s 17 members will perform under the direction of Bob Avant. This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 710-3991.
Friday, April 20, 2018
Teal-colored doors in an exhibit at Baylor University’s Founders Mall are wearing clothing from sexual assault survivors this week.
Ashley Womack, the political newcomer challenging incumbent Norman Manning in the May 5 Waco school board election, said the district needs her fresh perspective and her background in advocating for low-income children.
The race for a seat on the Bellmead City Council has given rise to allegations of racism, a threat of a lawsuit and a police report detailing alleged campaign sign tampering.
Bellmead residents will decide in the May 5 election whether to create a new tax on hotel stays to help pay for a multi-purpose ballpark for the still-to-be-formed Waco BlueCats professional baseball team.
The Waco Downtown Farmers Market is offering low-income families the chance to double their spending power on healthy food available at the market.
A former restaurant worker who sexually abused at least two young boys in Waco was sentenced to 40 years in prison Friday.
Marlin Independent School District is restarting its own building trades courses because of the expense of sending students to Waco ISD’s Greater Waco Advanced Manufacturing Academy, Marlin Superintendent Michael Seabolt announced this week.
The victim in Waco’s first homicide of the year may have been kidnapped the day before his death, and he was found bound inside his home, a search warrant obtained Friday states.
A Waco man was arrested Thursday after Texas Attorney General investigators executed a search warrant at his house in connection to a child pornography investigation.
Woodway Department of Public Safety officials announced the promotion Friday of a 19-year department veteran to assistant public safety director.
I grew up in the Tom Landry era of the Dallas Cowboys. When he was hired for the expansion team in 1960 they had little prospect for success. After going winless in their first season, Landry told the team his priorities were God, family and football, in that order. Bob Lilly, who had just joined the team as the All American recruit from TCU said to himself, “We will never win.” Under Landry, they went on to appear in five Super Bowl games, winning two. His 20 playoff wins is second most in NFL history.
Once again, they filed out of class. In a new wave of school walkouts, they raised their voices against gun violence. But this time, they were looking to turn outrage into action.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Clive Doyle, a Branch Davidian who escaped the flames at Mount Carmel, took great pains Thursday to attend a memorial service he has planned for 25 years.
With the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office in a state of flux, the county’s two felony court judges have summoned about 50 Twin Peaks biker shootout defendants to court in coming weeks to try to determine how the 128 or so remaining cases will proceed.
A McLennan Community College student was arrested early Thursday after campus police said they found him in the trunk of his car, trying to set a fire with his 2-year-old daughter in the back seat.
Six companies are competing to oversee the redevelopment of the 60-acre site around McLennan County’s Extraco Events Center.
A member of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club testified Thursday at a racketeering trial in San Antonio federal court that several Bandidos beat him and gashed his head with a claw hammer in North Texas when he refused to take off his biker vest.
It will be an event unlike any Zoobilee ever organized before.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 plunged, passenger Hollie Mackey was torn between trying to save a woman whose upper body was being sucked out of a broken window and protecting the child beside her from a similar fate.
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines sought more time last year to inspect jet-engine fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights Tuesday in an accident that left a passenger dead.
Reicher Catholic High School seniors Manuel DeLaRosa and Hannah Trippe were recognized for outstanding achievement in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.