Monday, January 22, 2018
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

Even as congressional leaders huddled Saturday in hopes of making the government shutdown a temporary blip, tours were taking place at Waco Mammoth National Monument, which will remain open.

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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.

Baylor Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise will feature Blake and Kimberly Batson of Common Grounds during its Confessions of an Entrepreneur event Thursday.

Friday, January 19, 2018

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 69-year-old driver of a tractor-trailer was seriously injured in a crash early Friday morning that spilled gallons of fuel along Interstate 35, 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

McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna and his Republican primary opponent, Barry Johnson, squared off Thursday for the first time this campaign season, with each landing a few jabs during a forum at the McLennan County Republican Club.

A widow who donated $30 for flour and sugar to help fill the pantry at the area’s first veteran transition home is a good example of the kind of work that made the effort possible, said DeLisa Russell, Heart of Texas Veterans One Stop director.

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.

Rotarian Don Schreiber will share his experiences as an Air Force pilot in the Vietnam War during the Waco Rotary Club’s meeting at noon Monday at Waco Lions Den, 1716 N. 42nd St.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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.

Waco ISD will hold a public hearing to review the results of the Texas Academic Performance Report for 2016-17 at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Waco ISD Conference Center, 115 S. Fifth St.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Despite the lack of notable snow or ice overnight, local residents were able to stay indoors for much of Tuesday and avoid drastically lower temperatures, thanks to closed schools and openings of local emergency shelters.

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.

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.