In the movie “Green Book” playing in theaters across the country, black pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) hires a white nightclub bouncer Tony Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) to drive him to concert dates across a racially segregated South in 1962.
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
The trials, which sometimes have billions of dollars at stake, often attract large legal teams and out-of-town media representatives.
An audit of cash-handling procedures at Cameron Park Zoo last year uncovered significant lapses in financial security and policy, including an unfastened safe left visible to hundreds of thousands of visitors.
Through March 2, Texas Independence Day, supporters can sign a petition to help make the 23-flavored drink Texas’ official soda.
A Waco attorney who alleges he contracted Legionnaires’ disease during a six-day stay at a hotel in Lacy Lakeview is suing the hotel and its corporate owner.
Community members and victims advocates traveled throughout Central Texas on Saturday to spread the word about human trafficking in a multi-county awareness effort.
The Waco Police Department has resumed its K-9 program after a monthslong “operational pause” that started after a police dog attacked its handler, ignored commands to stop and was shot dead by another officer.
AUSTIN — The eyes, sad and yearning, draw you in, paralyzing observers in place. This is Robert Hurst’s third crack at painting famed Texas songwriter Aaron Barker, and if the eyes are any indication this one will be a keeper.
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."
Alliance Bank of Central Texas is an oddity. It has more than 200 shareholders, none of whom own a majority stake in the financial institution that has grown to $315 million in assets since it was founded in 2007.
Robinson resident John Knue grew up in a large and loving family in rural Southern Indiana. He’s the oldest of six children. When he was growing up, his grandmother lived with the family, and his grandfather on his mother’s side lived next door.
Friday, January 18, 2019
South Terrace is likely to be the first of Waco’s three public housing complexes to see a major overhaul, Waco Housing Authority officials said Friday.
A new report shows that groundwater near all of Texas’ 16 monitored coal-fired power plants, including Sandy Creek near Riesel, is contaminated with pollutants — including known carcinogens — linked to so-called coal ash.
Pi Beta Phi sorority is facing sanctions from Baylor University after an eight-second video posted on social media showed members chanting along to an expletive-laden rap song with the N-word.
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.
A second political newcomer has filed to run for the Hewitt City Council in the May 4 municipal election, and an incumbent has said he will not seek re-election.
Children’s church. Youth choir. Senior adults. College and career.
DEAR NEIL: I’ve attached a photo of my Christmas cactus. I’ve had it five years during which time it has done fairly well.
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.
Thursday, January 17, 2019
A Cinemark movie theater could be part of a sprawling Cottonwood Creek Market development on Interstate 35 near New Road, with other features to include sit-down and fast-food restaurants, retail space and living areas, according to an online marketing flyer for the project.
Multiple events across Waco will celebrate the life and legacy of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with food, a march, a theater production, speeches and a candlelight vigil, as well as service opportunities.
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.
Wood from a tree whose ancestors may have shaded Waco Indians two centuries ago is heading north for use by their descendants.
An effort to put formal pressure on the Waco City Council to commit to renewable energy for municipal purposes stalled on Thursday in the face of a roomful of supporters urging a city environmental board to take action.
Waco-McLennan County Emergency Management Coordinator Frank Patterson still remembers the haze hanging over the city of West when he arrived on the night of April 13, 2013 after an explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. shook the small northern McLennan County city.
Firefighters pulled a man from his car Thursday afternoon after he crashed through a fence and narrowly missed a house near North 15th Street and Bosque Boulevard.
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
The council held closed-door interviews with former Hewitt City Manager Adam Miles and former Woodway City Manager Yost Zakhary.
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.
A former Baylor University Title IX investigator who asserted a “sexist mindset pervaded the culture” at the Baptist school and caused discrimination of female students, saw her federal lawsuit dismissed Wednesday.
Political newcomers in Hewitt and Waco submitted their names on the first day of the filing period for the May 4 municipal election.
A man in jail since a car chase and manhunt last month was charged last week in an armed robbery of a convenience store in May, an affidavit states.
OKEMAH, Okla. — The bodies of a pair of friends who had been the subject of search parties near their Central Texas homes were found in shallow graves in rural Oklahoma, according to law enforcement authorities.
The following people were indicted Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 by a McLennan County grand jury. The District Attorney’s Office no longer furnishes the age or city of residence of the people on this list.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
A trio of infrastructure episodes that could require costly repairs has the attention of city leaders.
The Waco City Council signaled support Tuesday for three downtown developments seeking public backing.
Farmers and ranchers are seeing a growing disconnect from consumers, with those who enjoy steaks, fresh fruits and vegetables and bread seemingly knowing less about where their products come from.
McLennan County officials say almost 16 percent of local taxes go to fund state-mandated services, and they want the Texas Legislature to do something about that.
A Valley Mills man was arrested Tuesday after seeking sex from an undercover officer posing as a 14-year-old girl on social media, Bellmead Assistant Police Chief Kory Martin said.
A Waco man was arrested Monday morning after he tried to cash a check that belonged to a man who died 15 years ago and was made out to his brother, Robinson Police Chief Phillip Prasifka said.