A plea bargain that would give deferred probation to a former Baylor University fraternity president accused of sexual assault has spawned a social media backlash, a petition and a letter-writing campaign seeking to persuade the judge to reject it.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
With the help of local and statewide vision partners, hundreds of visually impaired Transformation Waco students will be able to see clearly by Christmas.
Wet weather, high winds and a tornado alert wreaked havoc on the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo’s 10-day run that ended Saturday, but top fair executive Wes Allison said Wednesday he is not shedding the tears of a rodeo clown.
The race for Texas House District 56 pits a seasoned Republican incumbent seeking his eighth term against a community-activist archaeologist who wants to shake things up in Austin.
Woodway police Wednesday arrested a manager of a local business in connection with tool theft ring there.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke abandoned his usual message of unity and optimism and laid into Ted Cruz, hoping to reverse polls that show him fading against the Republican incumbent during the second debate of a Texas Senate race that has become one of the nation's most closely watched.
Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke abandoned his optimistic tone and attacked Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz as "Lyin" Ted in their second debate before the election, borrowing a nickname first used by President Donald Trump.
The November issue of the city of Waco newsletter, distributed with recent water bills, included the wrong date for Election Day.
Pie Peddlers, Olive Branch, Sironia and Simply Delicious are among the dozen or so Waco eateries that will donate a signature dessert for Meals on Wheels Waco’s Sweet Sounds fundraiser, set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lee Lockwood Library and Museum, 2801 W. Waco Drive.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
On the heels of a record-setting dry spell, steady rains have led to flooding in the area, with more rain expected to fall.
L3 Technologies, a New York-based defense contractor that employs more than 900 people locally, has agreed to join Florida-based Harris Corp. in a merger that reportedly would create a company with $16 billion in revenue.
The Waco City Council approved $6.44 million in public incentives Tuesday for developers behind three hotels slated for Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Bridge Street and Taylor Street.
A Lacy Lakeview man who sexually abused a young girl for five years was sentenced to 40 years in prison without parole Tuesday.
LLANO, Texas (AP) — A body was found in a rain-swollen lake in Central Texas after fast-moving floodwaters destroyed a bridge, forced the evacuation of riverside homes and led to numerous water rescues Tuesday following days of heavy rains.
Monday, October 15, 2018
As the city of Waco tries to squeeze a few more years of life out of one landfill and build a new one to replace it, they’re also considering how to keep waste from ever needing to be buried.
The Sears store on Waco’s Richland Mall lives to sell another day, and likely another Christmas shopping season, as it escaped the closing list the iconic retailer released in the wake of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing on Monday.
A former Baylor University fraternity president indicted on sexual assault charges in 2016 pleaded no contest Monday to a lesser charge of unlawful restraint in a deal that would keep him from going to prison or registering as a sex offender.
A weather system that brought dramatic storms to Waco this past weekend will deliver chilly temperatures and heavy rains this week, National Weather Service officials said.
A parolee who faced life in prison as a habitual offender for aggravated assault should walk free soon after sitting in jail for 480 days.
A 28-year-old man was arrested Saturday on a sexual assault of a child charge after a teenage girl said she had a sexual relationship with him.
A Whitney man who drove to Woodway early Sunday to have sex with a 16-year-girl he had met online learned that he had been chatting with an undercover Woodway Police Department officer.
HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign office has announced it will host a rally at NRG Arena in Houston to "expand" Republican majorities in Congress, but doesn't specifically mention Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
While enjoying meals at new restaurants such as Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar, Milo All Day or Hecho En Waco, the public is generating extra sales tax revenue for Waco’s fire, police and street departments.
A Hewitt employee said she has continued to face harassment and retaliation at work since filing a discrimination complaint with the Texas Workforce Commission, according to a letter her attorney sent to the city last week.
McLennan Community College Theatre & Music students will participate in performances of “Stepping Stones 1918, 1968, 2018,” a short play by MCC professor Nicholas Webb, at 9:35 a.m. and 11:10 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the Ball Performing Arts Center at the college.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
The city staffers and developers who have helped shape downtown Waco in recent years have December 2022 circled on their calendars.
Officials reported no major damage in McLennan County shortly after a storm that prompted a tornado warning and instructions to take shelter Saturday afternoon.
Austin-based Hopdoddy Burger Bar, which makes buns and patties in-house, has committed to opening a restaurant in the Legends Crossing mixed-use development in Waco.
Ludwig van Beethoven scholars for more than a century have tried to analyze his music and life through yellowing manuscripts, conversation books, diaries and articles, looking for clues to answer a fundamental mystery: How could one of the world’s greatest composers create such monumental music while deaf in his middle and later years?
It has been two years since Manny’s Tex-Mex restaurant closed shop and left Waco, abandoning what would appear to be a prime location on the east bank of Lake Brazos, where crews spent months enlarging the deck to afford even more diners a view of the waterway and nearby Cameron Park.
A 21-year-old woman was arrested Friday afternoon, accused of stabbing her husband after an argument, police said.
The Central Texas Literacy Coalition presented a check to the Nurse-Family Partnership Program at the Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center for its work in supporting literacy. Joining Waco Mayor Kyle Deaver (third from left) are Nurse-Family Partnership team members (from left) Brinwyn Case, Marilyn Brooks, Michaelann Miller, Melonnie Pollard and Daryl Meyer.
Friday, October 12, 2018
In the 15 years since Carolyn Thomas’ drugged-out, abusive boyfriend blew off the majority of her face with a .44 Magnum revolver and killed her mother, the Waco woman has become a leading inspiration in the war against domestic violence.
Never mind the toadstools and mud puddles, and the rain gauges showing several inches of rain this week.
Health authorities have confirmed the presence of a deadly amoeba at a water sports complex east of Waco and linked it to the death of a New Jersey man who visited there last month.
The sprawling Lakewood Christian Church complex at 6509 Bosque Blvd. has hit the market priced at $2.49 million, and the 61-year-old congregation is seeking a new site in the growth corridor on the west side of Waco, according to a local real estate agent listing the property.
Inside vote centers starting Oct. 22 McLennan County residents will use the rotary wheels of the county's voting machines to navigate their November midterm ballots.
The arrest of a man accused in a stabbing outside a Waco restaurant Thursday led to the discovery of property stolen out of storage units in recent weeks, police said.