Almost 18 years after working to designate an official McLennan County flag, former Precinct 4 County Commissioner Ray Meadows realized this week he never got one.
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Someday, a rain storm like none in the Waco area’s recorded history could push Lake Waco to the top of its floodgates, engulf Waco Regional Airport, cascade down to the Brazos River and imperil East Waco and Baylor University with a surge of floodwater.
With an election flier sticking out of his shirt pocket and business cards in hand, Ryan Coggins won’t drop his political drive for a second.
After first pursuing a space on Elm Avenue, Milo Biscuit Co.’s chef said last month he plans to join the surge of development downtown and open Milo’s first home base in the “Big Green” former automotive shop at Franklin Avenue and 11th Street.
A woman accused of escaping police custody by sneaking out of a bathroom was found and rearrested by Bellmead police Saturday, Sgt. Kory Martin said in a press release.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it has recovered 517 containers of "unidentified, potentially hazardous material" from highly contaminated toxic waste sites in Texas that flooded last month during Hurricane Harvey.
DALLAS (AP) — The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee says victims of repeat flooding should consider Harvey's devastation a sign from on high.
For some people, joining the service is a calling. For others, it’s more a passageway to maturity, providing necessary discipline and direction for young people on the brink of adulthood. China Spring resident David G. Stovall, now 66, would most likely fall in the latter category. The military provided intangible skills he didn’t know he was missing.
The 2017 McGregor High School homecoming court was presented during halftime of the McGregor vs. Mart football game on Sept. 15. The court included four queen nominees and three duchesses who were escorted by their fathers. Connie Mendoza, escorted by her father, Arturo Mendoza, was crowned homecoming queen. Connie is a participant of the Peer Assistance and Leadership Program, a state band qualifier for three years and a class officer for three years. Pictured are (from left) senior Maria Zarate, sophomore Vanessa De Los Rios, junior Sydney Kasting, senior Paige January, senior Connie Mendoza, senior Paige Lillard and freshman Zoila Valencia.
Friday, September 22, 2017
The idea of a giant office complex might not seem exciting compared to other things going on downtown: hip restaurants, SoHo-style lofts, full-service hotels and the home-decor mecca known as the Magnolia Silos.
A biker under indictment in the May 2015 Twin Peaks shootout is seeking to disqualify McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna’s office, in part, on grounds that Reyna has a financial stake as a defendant in civil rights lawsuits and because he could be called as a witness in the case.
A sleeping driver was arrested after police say they woke her up Thursday night at an intersection in Robinson. Her pickup was in gear and running, and her foot was on the brake when police found her, Robinson Police Chief Phillip Prasifka said.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Two Texas elementary schools with the same name might be about 200 miles apart, but students and staff at Robinson Elementary School in Houston and Robinson Elementary School in Robinson are finding out they have more in common than just a school name.
Then-Baylor University interim President David Garland cited Scripture while writing that victims of sexual assault “seem willingly to make themselves victims” in a 2016 email to a senior administrator, according to documents filed late Wednesday in a Title IX lawsuit against the university.
The Waco Police Department released an informational video Thursday morning in an effort to educate residents about what to expect during routine traffic stops in Waco.
A woman suspected of shoplifting from a local Walmart escaped police custody Tuesday while she was receiving medical attention at a Waco hospital.
A Lacy Lakeview man was arrested this week after police say he rammed his car into a vehicle his girlfriend was in.
The Texas Department of Transportation will temporarily close a stretch of Old Robinson Road at Loop 340 on Sunday for construction, TxDOT officials announced this week.
The Alexander Breckenridge Society of the Children of the American Revolution in Waco donated pocket-sized Constitution packages, which include the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the 11th to 27th Amendments and the Declaration of Independence, to each fifth-grade student in the Midway Independent School District.
Robinson Mayor Bert Echterling presents a proclamation for Constitution Week to past Regent Dolores Mastergeorge at a recent Robinson City Council meeting. Mastergeorge is a Robinson resident and a member of the Elizabeth Gordon Bradley Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Waco. The DAR observes and celebrates Constitution Week from Sept. 17 through 23 each year.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Businesses have offered donations to get a dog park started in Hewitt, but some city council members are wary of taking on a new park, and associated upkeep costs, during a tight budget time for the city, especially a park some neighbors oppose.
The Waco Plan Commission cast a wary eye Wednesday on Baylor University’s request to outlaw short-term rentals in multifamily properties around campus.
The McLennan County District Attorney’s Office declined to file formal charges against Daniel Burkeen, but the Limestone County judge isn’t totally off the hook after his April arrest for drunken driving.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The driver of a semitrailer found outside a San Antonio Walmart in July packed with immigrants, including 10 who died, faces additional charges in the smuggling case and another defendant has now been charged, federal officials said Wednesday.
The McLennan County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office has joined a limited number of Texas law enforcement agencies credited with employing “best practices” in their work.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing buildings in plumes of dust and killing at least 226 people. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
The Waco City Council got a look at three alternatives to the proposed landfill site on Old Lorena Road, all within 15 miles of the city.
City Manager Dale Fisseler announced Tuesday he will retire in six months, but he’s not going far.
Bell’s Hill Elementary School student Tommy Deleon wants to be the example other students can look up to, and he knows that starts with how he treats others, he said.
Prosecutors and an attorney for Bandidos Dallas chapter president Jacob Carrizal continued to discuss evidence in the case Tuesday as the trial of the first Twin Peaks shootout defendant draws closer.
Marlin ISD’s state-appointed board of managers is starting its first full school year by putting improvement plans in place to keep the district moving toward passing state accountability ratings, which the district has failed for six years.
A former soldier from Dripping Springs was convicted Tuesday in Waco’s federal court of threatening to launch a mass killing spree at Fort Hood in February.