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WacoTrib.com - Daily

April 21, 2018


Baylor exhibits find artful ways to provoke conversation on sexual assault, refugees

Teal-colored doors in an exhibit at Baylor University’s Founders Mall are wearing clothing from sexual assault survivors this week. Read more

Bellmead council race draws racism allegation, threat of lawsuit in response

The race for a seat on the Bellmead City Council has given rise to allegations of racism, a threat … Read more

Waco ISD post sees first contested race in 9 years

Ashley Womack, the political newcomer challenging incumbent Norman Manning in the May 5 Waco school… Read more

Bellmead voters to decide on hotel tax to support ballpark

Bellmead residents will decide in the May 5 election whether to create a new tax on hotel stays to … Read more

Waco Downtown Farmers Market to 'Double Up' SNAP purchases

The Waco Downtown Farmers Market is offering low-income families the chance to double their spendin… Read more

Man sentenced to 40 years in sexual abuse of teen boy

A former restaurant worker who sexually abused at least two young boys in Waco was sentenced to 40 … Read more

Gold rush still drives Baylor's London

Wil London could never run another collegiate race and his Baylor career would still go down as one of the all-time greats. Read more

Robinson celebrates 8-3 win over Lorena, district baseball title on special night

It was a special night for the Robinson Rocket family as PJ Trojanowski threw out the first pitch before the district season finale against Lorena. Trojanowski, an elementary… Read more

‘I talk really loud’ — Jackson turns up the volume for Bears with NFL, college experience

Baylor receivers coach Frisman Jackson doesn’t need a bullhorn to get his point across to his players. Read more



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Art Center of Waco closes deal on downtown property

The Art Center of Waco moved a major step closer to a downtown home this week with the completed purchase of a South Eighth Street property and building.

Half of Twin Peaks trial team leaving Reyna's office

Half the trial team that prosecuted the first Twin Peaks defendant last year is leaving McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna’s office.

Gibson returns after almost 7 months, says absences not relevant

Precinct 2 Commissioner Lester Gibson returned Tuesday to the McLennan County Commissioners Court after 22 consecutive absences, attributing the missed meetings to health issues and calling them “not relevant.”

West economy improving following devastating blast

WEST — The West fertilizer plant explosion had appeared in the rearview mirror for six months when construction began on a combination meat market, bakery and country store called Slovacek’s at Melodie Drive and Interstate 35 in the Czech community known for hospitality and kolaches.