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.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

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.

A 17-year-old and a 16-year-old were arrested Wednesday night after a string of robberies was reported spanning from Castle Heights to Beverly Hills, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

Robinson High School’s Project Graduation 2018 will have a “Breakfast with Santa” craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Robinson Junior High School Cafetorium, 410 W. Lyndale Drive.

Waco High School junior Derby Carlson’s poem, “The Innocent Howler,” was selected for inclusion in the 2017 WordFest Anthology. She was one of 68 writers selected for the collection, which features poems from poets across the United States, Australia and Ireland. As one of the anthology’s contributors, Derby participated in a reading during the Waco Cultural Arts Fest hosted by 2010 Texas Poet Laureate Karla Morton. Derby is the daughter of Julie and Alan Carlson.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Baptist General Convention of Texas left Waco this week after a three-day convention that put the squeeze on local lodging establishments and had local officials giving thanks that hundreds of new hotel rooms will hit the market the next two years, so many that one hotelier wondered if Waco is getting overbuilt.

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HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area sheriff said Wednesday he's concerned the driver of a truck displaying an expletive filled message against President Donald Trump and those who voted for him is creating a situation that could lead to confrontations with people offended by the sign.

Texas State Technical College will have a Registration Rally for the spring semester from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Student Services Center on Campus Drive.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

An open house Tuesday on a proposal to build new frontage roads and bridges on a busy stretch of Loop 340 between Central Texas Marketplace and Richland Mall drew both questions and praise from 31 participants, including business owners and community leaders.

Texas Baptists from all over the state spent almost three days in Waco conducting business and spending money during an annual meeting a tourism official said generates more hotel stays than any other convention at city of Waco facilities.

The Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization and Waco Transit System are asking for public input on their Waco Rapid Transit Corridor study alternatives and draft evaluation results.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Lehigh Cement Co. has settled a lawsuit that alleged it pumped millions of gallons of water from the Trinity Aquifer without approval, and agreed to pay attorneys’ fees and to formally apply for the necessary permits.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Four veteran Texas Republicans are quitting Congress, meaning the country's largest red state will be trading House seniority for newcomers who could prove even more conservative and willing to buck their party's leadership on Capitol Hill.

Waco Federation of Women’s Clubs is taking orders for red poinsettias. Orders must be made by Wednesday. Poinsettias will cost $12 and benefit the upkeep of the WFWC Clubhouse.

Sunday, November 12, 2017
Saturday, November 11, 2017

It all came down to a simple letter. On Jan. 18, 2015, the Waco Tribune-Herald opinion editor received a letter from Tennessee that led him to pick up the phone and call its author. It was a veteran looking for a friend he had served with in Korea. He was hoping the paper could help.

Employee volunteers from the Domtar Corporation’s personal care manufacturing facility in Waco visited Rapoport Academy Elementary School’s East Campus recently to donate and read new books to the school’s children as part of its partnership with First Book.