Sunday, January 20, 2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised border wall. But while Trump cast the move as a "common-sense compromise," Democrats were quick to dismiss it at a "non-starter."

Friday, January 18, 2019

The Methodist Children’s Home spreads across 128 beautifully maintained acres on Herring Avenue near Cameron Park. For well more than 100 yeas troubled youngsters from Texas and New Mexico have found guidance, acceptance and, for many, a new lease on life there.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands more migrant children may have been split from their families than the Trump administration previously reported, in part because officials were stepping up family separations long before the border policy that prompted international outrage last spring, a government watchdog said Thursday.

I took off my gloves the other day and laid them on the kitchen cabinet. I had been outside watching the sun rise, as is my habit, even though the temperature was in the teens. I have had these gloves a long time, several years.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

A 1989 flood that submerged apartments and swept vehicles down Waco Creek would pale in comparison to flooding a storm of the same scope would bring if drainage issues associated with a plan to widen Interstate 35 are not addressed, officials said Thursday.

Global Revive is sponsoring activities for Martin Luther King Day, starting with the annual Martin Luther King Empowerment Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Waco Multipurpose Center, 1020 Elm Ave. The theme will be “Empowering the Artist Dream,” featuring speaker Michael Guinn of Grand Prairie.

Twelve students received 2019 Blackland Income Growth Scholarships at the Blackland Income Growth conference in Waco. Recipients are (front row, from left) Kolby Dague, a Holland 4-H Club member in Bell County; Braylee Mackie, of Troy and an Oenaville 4-H member in Bell County; Brittnee Hamilton, an Otto 4-H member in Falls County; Morgan Bradshaw, a Livestock 4-H Club member in Grayson County; Bailey McCollum, a Whitewright 4-H member in Grayson County; Caire Crow, a Robinson 4-H member in McLennan County; (back row) Grace Lauderdale, a Heart of Texas 4-H member from Waco; Olivia Pankonien, a Heart of Texas 4-H member from Mart; Scott Widner, a Thorndale 4-H member in Milam County; Katie Whitfield, a Texas Wranglers 4-H Club member and Keller High student in Tarrant County; Heather Baker, a Georgetown 4-H member in Williamson County; and Payton Holcomb, a Georgetown 4-H member in Williamson County.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

McLennan County Auditor Stan Chambers is leaving his job to return to Anderson County after earning a reputation for improving budget transparency, modernizing accounting practices and strengthening internal auditing procedures that uncovered financial improprieties by two elected officials.

The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce’s First Pitch Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Baylor Club at McLane Stadium, 1001 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019