When Hurricane Harvey hit in August, students and staff at University High School immediately started looking for ways to help people hit by the massive storm. But they wanted to be sure to address specific needs that could get tangible results, business teacher Lori Romero said.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Black Friday may not carry the clout it did before many retailers started a new practice of opening on Thanksgiving Day, but it still kicks off the holiday shopping season amid predictions by the National Retail Federation that 164 million adults will hit the stores over the weekend.
The Court of Criminal Appeals denied a request for a new trial for Darlene Gentry, ruling Wednesday that her murder conviction in the 2005 shooting death of her husband will stand.
U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, R-Bryan, will field phone calls and written questions from his McLennan County constituents next week in the place of town hall meetings.
Almost three weeks after a Lacy Lakeview man was charged with robbing a smoke shop at gunpoint, police added a second robbery charge, alleging the man also robbed a customer in the store.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
A seemingly routine newspaper photo shoot from more than a year ago has become ammunition in the ongoing battle against a possible landfill at Old Lorena Road.
McLennan County spent about $562,000 for sheriff’s deputies’ overtime during the first Twin Peaks trial.
The Waco City Council appears to be far from consensus on any of the four potential landfill sites they have been studying.
A request Tuesday from Precinct 1 County Commissioner Kelly Snell to reorganize part of the road and bridge department he oversees brought up old debates for the commissioners court.
A Waco man was arrested late last week, accused of shooting at a man from his car in early September, in an incident partially captured by a neighbor's surveillance camera, according to an arrest affidavit.
A Waco man was arrested late Sunday night after McLennan County Sheriff's Office deputies found a stolen firearm, almost 8.6 ounces of methamphetamine, almost 3.6 ounces of marijuana and more than 3.8 ounces of synthetic marijuana during a traffic stop near Interstate 35, an arrest affidavit states.
A special early edition of Thursday’s Waco Tribune-Herald will be available for sale Wednesday afternoon at select locations in the Waco area. The early edition will feature the same holiday advertising inserts found in the regular Thanksgiving edition.
It’s amazing how large retailers start gearing up for Christmas as early as September. Regardless, this weekend is still the traditional kick-off to the holiday shopping season. For businesses who are behind on the budget, the holidays can be a big win. For consumers to win, there are several things to keep in mind.
Monday, November 20, 2017
A $4 million donation wasn’t enough for one Mart Independent School District alumnus.
A visiting judge quashed subpoenas for McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna and three members of his staff and shut down a hearing in a Twin Peaks shootout case shortly after it began Monday morning.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It's hard to say whether businessman Kyle Graves hit rock bottom when he shot himself in the ankle so emergency room doctors would feed his opioid habit or when he broke into a safe to steal his father's cancer pain medicine.
HOUSTON (AP) — A woman whose pickup truck displays an expletive-filled message to President Donald Trump and his supporters has added an identical rant aimed at a suburban Houston sheriff.
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Mart police will now arrest people stopped with any usable amount of marijuana, including misdemeanor amounts that could be addressed with a ticket and court appearance.
The city of Waco staff is recommending delaying a vote on a location for a new landfill until early next year, giving them time to study a wide range of alternatives to the controversial spot on Old Lorena Road.
Saturday, November 18, 2017
On a Thursday afternoon at Magnolia Market at the Silos, tourists line up for $3.50 “shiplap cupcakes” where mill workers once weighed wagons of cottonseed.
Alleging McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna “cannot handle the truth,” Dallas lawyer Clint Broden argued Saturday that a hearing and testimony from several prosecutors should go ahead Monday as scheduled.
A century-old home in Bruce-ville-Eddy is almost ready to open its doors as a coffee shop and a venue for live music, art and dance classes, and a farmers market, with a space for kids and a domino room.
Buzzard Billy’s, the Cajun-oriented riverfront restaurant across Interstate 35 from McLane Stadium, is expanding by about 5,000 square feet to create the “Swamp Shack,” a dining and relaxation area that will extend over the waters of Lake Brazos, a part-owner said.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Robinson Elementary School third-graders Kinley Slider, Adah Sosolik, Lillian Fudge and Taylor Epperson leaned over a cafeteria table Friday morning, fiddling with small screwdrivers, plastic pieces, little wheels and a solar panel, attempting to build their first solar-powered racecar.
Waco Independent School District has scored poorly on state measures for its 1,100 special education students and will have to demonstrate major improvements or face state sanctions, Superintendent A. Marcus Nelson said during a school board meeting Thursday.
Republican candidates, mostly incumbents, dominated the first week of filings for a multitude of races that will come before McLennan County voters next year in a March 6 primary and Nov. 6 general election.
A 30-year-old man was arrested Thursday, accused of spanking a 2-year-old girl, leaving bruises on her body, an arrest affidavit states.
The Waco area’s jobless rate dropped to a 17-year low in October, and the state enjoyed a record-setting fall in unemployment, according to a report released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission.
A Women’s World Day of Prayer Brunch will be held at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 28 in the Great Hall of George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University.
The Salvation Army is seeking donations of old instruments for the Corps Brass Band. Participation in the band is open to adults and children but is known as a musical safe haven for area youth, providing an opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument while becoming part of a band that plays weekly during worship and at various community events.
Every day we are bombarded with new allegations of sexual abuse and harassment by celebrities, corporate executives and politicians. The list is long. Perhaps it started with Bill Cosby, then Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes and others. The list is growing by the day.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
At a time when men in Hollywood and halls of power throughout the nation are being called to account for past sexual misconduct, McLennan Community College associate theater professor Elizabeth Talbot’s lessons about on-stage intimacy take on a new resonance.
Waco Independent School District will be applying for a $450,000 transformation zone grant through the Texas Education Agency to help support the district through its planning process to save five schools facing the possibility of closure next year, Superintendent A. Marcus Nelson announced at Thursday night’s school board meeting.