At a time when men in Hollywood and halls of power throughout the nation are being called to account for past sexual misconduct, McLennan Community College associate theater professor Elizabeth Talbot’s lessons about on-stage intimacy take on a new resonance.
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.
Search warrants filed in connection to the shooting deaths of Valarie Martinez and her 1-year-old daughter suggest a possible motive by the 26-year-old suspect charged with the crime.
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick discussed immigration, Democratic disdain for President Donald Trump and budget challenges facing the state during a talk in Waco on Thursday with the McLennan County Republican Club.
HOUSTON (AP) — A man who led police on a nearly 20-mile chase through Houston was taken into custody only after dancing for a time once he stepped out of his car.
Waco High School sophomore 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
Thirty years ago, Charles Martin struggled to express what obstacles he faced as high school graduation approached, he said.
The local Planned Parenthood center is getting a new name and new building that will offer a more visible location and more space designed to meet patients’ needs, volunteers said.
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.
The search for a weapon used in the shooting deaths of a young mother and her baby daughter turned up empty after two days of looking in and along the Brazos River, McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said Wednesday.
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.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Danny Reeves, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Corsicana, has been re-elected president of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, also known as Texas Baptists, which wrapped up its annual meeting Tuesday in Waco.
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.
The Bellmead City Council took another step Tuesday toward meeting Texas Commission on Environmental Quality requirements for its water system.
A trio of law enforcement agencies started searching along the Brazos River on Tuesday near Loop 340 for the weapon used in the shooting deaths of a mother and her baby earlier this month.
Monday, November 13, 2017
As Sgt. Lacey Poltoratskiy walked near her daughter down a Midway Middle School hallway and into a small community room, it took every ounce of energy not to scoop her up and hold her tight.
The city of Waco is conducting an environmental cleanup study as it prepares for a third round of soliciting proposals for the Sanger Avenue Elementary School.
A truck driver who sexually abused twin sisters in Waco over a five-year period was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years on Monday.
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.
ALICE, Texas (AP) — Police in South Texas say they've arrested a man in the fatal 1974 shooting of a police officer following a traffic stop.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
A burgeoning section of Loop 340 between two major shopping centers is in line for a $23 million makeover, and state highway officials are seeking the public’s input on the project.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Before every game, Kyle Boyd leads the Baylor University football team out of the tunnel carrying a big American flag.
A McLennan County resident’s life was turned upside down by an inflammatory disease that attacks his spine and causes chronic pain only slightly relieved through the daily use of opioids.
Garret Jackson still remembers her second of three daughters, Lauren Jackson, clinging to her leg on her first day of school more than 20 years ago, though it feels like yesterday.
The House Republican tax plan could hurt Baylor University’s fresh focus on research and graduate education by ending a tax exemption for graduate students’ tuition waivers, Baylor officials said.
A building permit has been secured to remodel the former Twin Peaks building in Central Texas Marketplace, the scene of a deadly shootout between rival biker groups in May 2015.
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.
Keep Waco Beautiful presented West Avenue Elementary with the Campus of the Month award for October. Pictured with the award sign are principal Joseph Alexander and some of the school’s students.
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.
Friday, November 10, 2017
McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna dismissed criminal cases for his friends and major campaign donors for political and personal gain and reportedly remains under federal investigation, according to a sworn affidavit filed Friday from Reyna’s former top assistant.