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.

Monday, January 15, 2018
Sunday, January 14, 2018

While school district officials haven’t officially declared the project to remodel the Waco High School planetarium on hold, fundraising and any potential construction has taken a back seat because of ongoing transitions within Waco Independent School District.

Philip A. Patterson, most recently the leader of Trinity Health in Minot, North Dakota, has been named president of Providence Healthcare Network that includes Providence Health Center on State Highway 6.

Lake Shore United Methodist Church, 3311 Park Lake Drive, invites the public to a free lunch-speaker program for seniors at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Doctor of Pharmacy Rhonda Stelter will discuss “Balancing Your Medications to Improve Your Life.”

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Not everyone has the guts to strap a parachute onto their backs and jump out into nothing. But bravado wasn’t the reason Calvin Whatley, 93, did it. The real reason was an aversion for learning Japanese code during World War II.

Friday, January 12, 2018

When my daughter was little, I rocked her to sleep every night and sang the same song: “Jesus, There Is Something About That Name.” One line in song says, “Kings and kingdoms shall all pass away, but there is something about that name. My daughter is now grown and the mother of three. Sometimes she sings that same song to my grandchildren.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

A week after Twin Peaks defendant George Bergman rejected a plea offer for misdemeanor deferred probation and demanded his day in court, his attorney and the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office agreed to postpone the trial.

Casie Gotro withdrew as attorney for Twin Peaks defendant Jacob Carrizal on Thursday, but she pledged to continue providing information to a state defense lawyers grievance committee about what she calls prosecutorial misconduct by the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office.

Axtell residents served by Moore Water System welcomed the arrival of 2018 by scrambling to find water for drinking and bathing. The problem is likely to continue into next week as a company from California travels to the community east of Waco to patch a damaged well.