An annual program for children to improve their reading and writing skills will remain indefinitely at Baylor University each summer, thanks to a $1.6 million gift from the Waco Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation.
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Two months after securing a downtown building, Art Center of Waco board members and supporters are gearing up for the next phase of a project with green its predominant color: fundraising.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
As a veteran of World War II, Leo Husak earned the right to be buried in any national cemetery in the country, including Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia, across the Potomac River from the nation’s capital.
A contest-winning tea maker hoping to sell product on the shelves of grocery giant H-E-B has filed suit against a local bottling company, claiming it botched production, breached a contract and was negligent to the point that mold formed on its 20-ounce and 64-ounce containers.
Some believe it is downright unpatriotic to celebrate Independence Day without the flourish of fireworks. But a severe drought in McLennan County and around much of Texas has fire officials and emergency management personnel concerned as July Fourth approaches.
The Tribune-Herald presents the third and final installment of the top high school graduates in McLennan County this year. Previous groups were featured June 10 (click here) and June 17 (click here).
ProParks Waterpark Holdings, the new operator of Waco’s Hawaiian Falls water park, is continuing its management shakeup, according to a press release from the Florida-based company.
Friday, June 22, 2018
When Bellmead firefighters race out of the station, the questions are many: Will the engine make it to the fire without stalling out? Can the truck’s system maintain water pressure while firefighters are inside a burning building? Will equipment failures be the reason a life, home or business isn’t saved?
Almost 20 people from six states who gathered for a family reunion in Clifton this week headed to downtown Waco to pay a visit to the Waco Vietnam Veterans Memorial and see the name Robert L. Springer etched in black granite.
A coalition of nonprofits joined Friday to offer Waco’s homeless population valuable resources, from shampoo and bug spray to HIV testing and haircuts.
The Bellmead City Council recently heard maintenance concerns from La Vega Little League parents and volunteers about the city-owned ballfields the league uses, and as the council starts budget talks, it is considering ways to keep up with the city’s parks.
A renovation accident at Cameron Park-area home Friday caused injuries to two workers, including one who suffered extensive burns, fire officials said.
A second part-time caregiver for a disabled Mart woman was arrested Thursday, accused along with the other caregiver of using the woman's debit card last month without her permission, an arrest affidavit states.
A Bruceville-Eddy woman was arrested Friday, accused of abandoning a dog and cat in an unsanitary home for about six weeks, McLennan County Sheriff's Office detectives said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will make space available on military bases for as many as 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children detained after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, says a spokesman.
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official said Thursday, as confusion mounted over the "zero tolerance" policy that called for the prosecution of anyone caught entering the United States illegally.
The America I grew up in was seen as the shining light on a hill. We took pride in the inscription on the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Former Waco Mayor Malcolm Duncan Jr. has been named to lead the new in-district charter system: Transformation Waco.
A McLennan County jury on Thursday found a Baylor University graduate not guilty of sexually assaulting a fellow college student in March 2014, despite DNA evidence that prosecutors said proved his guilt.
The U.S. Supreme Court tossed brick-and-mortar stores a bit of good news Thursday, ruling states can require online retailers to collect sales taxes on far-flung purchases that are becoming increasingly popular.
Hewitt City Council members openly discussed allegations against Mayor Ed Passalugo and Councilman Kurt Krakowian in social media and public meetings leading up to a May 21 vote to hire a Fort Worth law firm to investigate those charges.
Hewitt police arrested a man suspected in a hit-and-run earlier this month after they located the man through his social media ad for a set of speakers, Hewitt Assistant Police Chief Tuck Saunders said.
Local authorities assisted federal agents who found two grenades as they executed a search warrant at a Bellmead home Thursday, officials said.
The driver arrested in connection with the hit-and-run crash last week that killed a cyclist ran a red light before striking the victim, an arrest affidavit states.
McLennan Community College held its 52nd spring commencement exercises on May 15, and among the graduates were 11 Rapoport Academy seniors who earned associate degrees from MCC prior to their high school graduation.
The 2018 Rotary Challenge champions were recognized at a recent Rotary Club of Waco meeting. Rotary members watched a KCEN-TV replay of the championship competition where Waco High defeated Live Oak Classical School. Pictured are (from left) Waco ISD Superintendent A. Marcus Nelson, Libby Grant, Thomas “Boots” Felton, Rotary Challenge sponsor Rick Lowe, Olivia Henderson, Madison Lacy and Waco High Principal Ed Love. Not pictured is team captain Will Grant, who was out of town attending his brother’s graduation in Boston. The club presented Waco High with a $1,000 donation for winning the contest, while Live Oak received $500. It was the 51st year for the Rotary Challenge.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Heavy equipment continues to lumber and lurch where remnants of the Cotton Belt railroad meet the east bank of Lake Brazos, clearing away trees and thick underbrush that shielded the lot from view.
A retail center taking shape near Valley Mills and Lake Air drives likely will be ready to welcome tenants by late July, almost two months ahead of schedule, but the disappearance of a Pet Supermarket sign has raised questions about whether the Florida-based company will anchor the strip.
A former Baylor University student testified Wednesday she cannot remember being sexually assaulted in 2014 because she was too drunk, but said medical, physical and DNA evidence all convinced her she was raped while spending the night alone with Hunter Michael Morgan at his apartment.
HOUSTON — A Mexican man on Texas death row can move forward with an appeal focusing on whether his attorneys were deficient during the sentencing phase of his trial for strangling and raping a 16-year-old girl in Waco 31 years ago, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Police charged a man Wednesday who they believe was driving in a hit-and-run that left a cyclist dead last week.
Defense attorneys Casie Gotro and Clint Broden will receive top honors Thursday from the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association for their role in challenging the mass prosecution of bikers in the 2015 shootout at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
More than 75 local faith leaders have signed onto a letter opposing a Trump administration policy that has separated more than 2,000 children from their families at the southern border.