Friday, March 23, 2018
Thursday, March 22, 2018

Midway Independent School District will be spending up to $100,000 by next school year to upgrade security measures at several schools in the wake of a Florida school shooting last month that left 17 dead. Rumors also circulated in the days after the Florida shooting of a threat against a Midway school, but officials determined the rumors were unfounded.

Spring fever has consumed local gas pumps, driving up prices 6 cents the past week and launching the warm-weather surge that may not evaporate until a gallon of regular unleaded fetches $2.50 locally, a GasBuddy spokesman said Thursday.

A former Texas Department of Public Safety narcotics officer and former McGregor police investigator surrendered Wednesday after being named in a sealed indictment, alleging he took an invasive visual recording of a woman in 2015. 

The Central Texas Genealogical Society will have a session about research using maps that will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the West Waco Library and Genealogy Center.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Aydan Matthew McKenna was driving drunk and traveling 108 mph when he went through an intersection, hit a ditch, went airborne and rolled and flipped his car, ejecting his friend from the passenger’s seat and causing his death.

A Waco mother was arrested Tuesday night after she dropped her 4-year-old son off at a daycare facility with an evident abrasion on his face, leading police to discover other injuries to the boy, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Marlin Independent School District will remain open for at least another year, now that the Texas Education Agency has granted the district an abatement agreement, Superintendent Michael Seabolt announced during Tuesday’s school board meeting.

A poet who is an expert in Bob Marley reggae lyrics, a former National Endowment for the Arts chairman and a prize-winning Vanderbilt University professor highlight the lineup of this year’s Beall Poetry Festival, which runs Wednesday through Friday at Baylor University with nightly poetry readings and panel discussions open to the public.

The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Waco Aviation Alliance will host the 10th annual Freedom Ball from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave. The event honors past and present military personnel and Gold Star families.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Four men and a woman have been arrested in connection to a McLennan County burglary ring that prompted more than a dozen burglary cases throughout the county, Sheriff Parnell McNamara said Monday. A warrant has been issued for a sixth suspect, he said.