WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican finger-pointing commenced Friday after the Senate's dark-of-night defeat of the GOP's effort to repeal much of the Obama health care law, a startling vote that dealt a blow to President Donald Trump.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to fill a shortfall in the Department of Veterans Affairs' program of private-sector care, seeking to avert a disruption to medical care for thousands of veterans.
While serving as Baylor University president, Ken Starr became aware of a domestic violence allegation against then-football player Devin Chafin — yet did nothing to rectify the matter for the alleged victim even after a personal meeting with Chafin, according to a new filing by the plaintiff in a Title IX lawsuit filed against the university.
U.S. District Court Judge Robert Pitman delivered a substantial ruling late Wednesday within a Title IX lawsuit filed against Baylor University, ordering the school to produce original documents, not summaries of sexual violence and harassment reports from all Baylor students since 2003.
A McLennan County jury decided Thursday that Stephen M. Cutbirth and Lacey Newman had an agreement to split potential gambling winnings before Newman used Cutbirth’s money to hit a $1.24 million slot machine jackpot four years ago in Louisiana.
A retired Greater Waco Young Marines commander was arrested Wednesday on a felony charge of indecency with a child after a similar case against him laid dormant in the McLennan County District Attorney’s Office for more than three years, an arrest affidavit states.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas prisoner was executed Thursday evening for killing a San Antonio woman after breaking into her apartment more than 13 years ago.
McLennan Community College will host “A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 in The Highlands gym. Admission is free, but tickets are required and are limited to four per online order at www.mclennan.edu/clarencethomas/tickets. Tickets become available Tuesday.
Rapoport Academy recognized its campus teachers of the year for 2016-17. Honorees were (above, from left) Amanda Green at Meyer High; Jill Barrow at Rapoport Middle; Kimberly Cash at North Elementary; and Hannah Coleman at East Elementary. Jill Barrow (right) also was honored as the district’s teacher of the year.
Mart residents are asked to hold off another day on washing clothes as officials work to address a citywide water shortage.
Waco ISD has improved its efforts to identify and serve students with dyslexia in recent years, but officials say many students are still going undiagnosed. A new state requirement to screen students earlier is likely to narrow the gap and add to the already increasing number of students identified as dyslexic.
A Waco attorney who drafted an agreement between Stephen M. Cutbirth and Lacey Newman to split a $1.24 million gambling bonanza testified Wednesday that Newman was excited, happy and satisfied with the arrangement.
McLennan Community College officials have almost $2.5 million to consider in balancing the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget, according to data presented at the board of trustees budget workshop Tuesday night.
A Waco man was arrested Tuesday by federal authorities on one felony count of possession of child pornography, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Wednesday.
Waco police are investigating a convenience store robbery where the suspect forced customers into a back room and made them disrobe before robbing the store, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
Police filed two more evading arrest warrants against a man jailed on several unrelated drug and evading charges Wednesday. The two new charges stem from a July 1 car chase on Interstate 35, Lorena Police Chief Tom Dickson said.
A Waco man was arrested late Tuesday night after he threatened to burn down a house with a tiki torch, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
The net taxable value of property in Waco increased by 9 percent, to $9.24 billion during the past year, the jump due in part to $80 million in new commercial construction, according to certified tax rolls the McLennan County Appraisal District is releasing this week.
McLennan County’s proposed fiscal year 2018 budget is available for public review after commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to move forward with a proposed 2-cent cut to the property tax rate.
A Downsville man who financed a gambling trip for a family friend testified Tuesday he and the woman agreed to split their winnings before she won $1.24 million on a slot machine.
U.S. Rep. Bill Flores, R-Bryan, held a wide-ranging telephone meeting with constituents Monday night, reaching about 5,000 residents of the northern portion of Congressional District 17.
McLennan County voters will have one more polling location available starting in November after a move by county commissioners Tuesday.
Authorities are investigating a suspicious fire that damaged the women’s restroom of a Dairy Queen in Hewitt on Friday night, Hewitt Fire Chief Lance Bracco said.
AUSTIN — A Texas version of a North Carolina-style “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people again passed the state Senate on Tuesday over opposition from police and major corporations, but still faces an uncertain path to becoming law.
WASHINGTON — Prodded by President Donald Trump, a bitterly divided Senate voted at last Tuesday to move forward with the Republicans’ long-promised legislation to repeal and replace “Obamacare.” There was high drama as Sen. John McCain returned to the Capitol for the first time after being diagnosed with brain cancer to cast a decisive “yes” vote.
This year’s draft city budget gives priority to the needs of the Waco Police Department, including a body-worn camera system and six new sworn officers.
A woman who hit a $1.24 million jackpot on an all-expenses-paid weekend jaunt to a Louisiana casino in July 2013 testified Monday she did not agree before they left to split any potential winnings with the family friend who took her.
Local health and community leaders are plotting an assault on high lead levels in McLennan County’s children by considering steps that include home inspections, a push for more lead testing by local physicians and attempts to secure better data from state health officials.
Nine people were arrested in a Waco police street crimes unit undercover online prostitution sting this weekend, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
A Lacy Lakeview woman was arrested late Friday night after she became combative with medical personnel and kicked two of them late Friday night, Lacy Lakeview Police Chief John Truehitt said.
A 37-year-old man was hit and killed by a tractor-trailer as he tried to cross Loop 340 late Saturday night, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
AUSTIN — The annual Texas sales tax holiday will be the second weekend in August as children prepare to return to school.
The 2017 Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Summer Junior Golf Tour, presented by The Waco Junior Golf Association, will continue with the two-round City Championship at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at Cottonwood Golf Course, 5200 Bagby Ave., and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Twin Rivers Golf Club, 1000 Bear Ridge Drive.
The role of a constable differs based on who defines the position in McLennan County, especially when it comes to what weapons the elected leaders should carry.
Areas of higher education institutions are often characterized by departmental “silos” — where professors and staffers teach students and conduct research in the context of their own expertise.
Construction started 100 years ago this month on the World War I encampment in North Waco that would ultimately bring more than 80,000 soldiers through Waco between 1917 and 1919.