In the Waco area, at least three local food trucks turned restaurants are up and running, and at least two more have plans to make the move.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Former Cameron Park Zoo Director Jim Fleshman was asked to resign last month amid top-level discussions about the zoo’s culture, communication failures and perceived favoritism in hiring practices, messages between representatives of the city of Waco and the Cameron Park Zoological and Botanical Society reveal.
The farm bill went down in flames in the House on Friday despite lobbying efforts by the Waco-based Texas Farm Bureau and support from U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, whose district includes Waco, and Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller.
Texas Monthly magazine has included Waco’s Guess Family Barbecue on its 2018 list of the top 50 barbecue joints in the state.
Friday, May 18, 2018
When Kaira Jackson started at Waco High School three years ago, she did not expect to be the first graduate of Waco Independent School District’s Accelerate early degree program, which gives students the chance to earn college course credits and complete their high school diploma simultaneously.
When Danae Chamberlain picked up her diploma at Baylor University graduation last week, she wore a necklace marked with the fingerprints of an older brother who would never be able to walk that stage.
Two formal complaints from city employees against Hewitt Mayor Ed Passalugo claim the mayor has engaged in defamation of character, gender bias, harassment and workplace bullying, and has generally created a hostile work environment.
The University of Notre Dame Folk Choir, which has traveled the world entertaining and leading praise, will continue its Texas swing with a stop Thursday evening at St. Eugene Catholic Church in McGregor.
Waco police on Friday were investigating two overnight shootings, one stemming from a reported home invasion in East Waco and one from a family fight in South Waco, police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
The mother of a 3-year-old girl and the mother's 21-year-old boyfriend were arrested Friday after detectives found the couple living with the child in what they described as "the worst, absolute deplorable" conditions, McLennan County Sheriff's Office Detective Rebecca Eubank said.
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, are expressing outrage and heartbreak after authorities said a student killed 10 people Friday at a high school in Texas.
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun control.
Restaurants were packed, flower shops put on extra staff. Greeting card racks were picked over as we honored our mothers. Next month we will fire up the backyard grills and head to the lakes to honor our fathers. We know intuitively that this is right. Regardless of our nationality or ethnicity; regardless of whether we are rich or poor, we have this urge inside of us to keep the Fifth Commandment: “Honor your father and your mother.” It is, as the Apostle Paul reminded us, the first commandment with a promise: “that your days may be long upon the earth.”
Thursday, May 17, 2018
The remains of about 200 unidentified people were laid to their final resting place Thursday, more than a decade after their First Street Cemetery gravesites were disturbed in 2007 for an expansion of Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum.
Hewitt Mayor Ed Passalugo is facing two formal complaints from city employees and a complaint of official misconduct, and he says he has no idea what the complaints involve.
The end of senior year in high school is often tinged with excitement and nervousness. But the goodbyes will be particularly poignant for Connally High School’s valedictorian and her longtime journalism teacher, who have made school history together.
A former used car salesman convicted of breaking into his former girlfriend’s home in 2013 and sexually assaulting her at gunpoint was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison.
On the three-year anniversary of Texas’ deadliest biker shootout, jurors in San Antonio found the two top former Bandidos leaders guilty of all charges they faced in a racketeering indictment.
The cities of Hewitt, Lacy Lakeview, Waco and Woodway will have a household waste diversion event from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at 501 Schroeder Drive. Residents from the four cities only may bring household batteries, fluorescent bulbs, oil, paint and antifreeze. Unwanted household electronics and up to 10 tires, off the rims, may also be brought for recycling.
McGregor ISD sixth-grader Jacob Bell was invited to share his state-qualifying science fair project at the SpaceX facility in McGregor in March.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The span of three years has not brought clear answers to the basic questions of the Twin Peaks shootout: Why did it happen? Why did it happen at a crowded suburban shopping center in Waco while patrons were enjoying a leisurely Sunday lunch?
Speculation about the financial hit McLennan County could endure as a result of the May 17, 2015, Twin Peaks biker melee has ranged from minimal to complete bankruptcy.
Art will go beyond surface delight to issues of literacy and communication in two community projects with public receptions Thursday.
Marlin Independent School District officials have fired a teacher who told students they were not smart enough to pass their end of course exams, Superintendent Michael Seabolt announced Wednesday.
A 50-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after he was heard threatening to "shoot up" the Jack Harwell Detention Center, then left the area before deputies arrived, McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Fans of “Fixer Upper,” the TV show that launched a thousand shiplap references, may already know homes getting the Chip-and-Joanna treatment have an average resale value of $297,488.
McLennan County has had plenty of inquiries over the years about the old Grand Karem Shrine building it owns downtown, with its Moorish-style arched entry and ballroom large enough for hundreds.
A Mart High School senior will now have the means to follow her grandmother’s footsteps to Baylor University thanks to a surprise $50,000 scholarship made possible by a Mart alumnus.
The Waco City Council approved funding Tuesday for body-worn cameras for all Waco police officers to wear as soon as August.
A state district judge ruled Tuesday that a sexual harassment lawsuit against the city of Woodway and former City Manager Yost Zakhary will continue, despite attorneys’ attempts to have Zakhary removed as a defendant in the case.