As Trump’s trade war plays out on the world stage, local small businesses are feeling the pinch and looking for strategies to ride out the storm.
Monday, July 16, 2018
Hewitt officials are bracing to be sued by the two city employees who filed complaints against Mayor Ed Passalugo and former council member Kurt Krakowian.
Lorena officials are banking on sewer system improvements to bring an influx of homes and businesses, hopes that were bolstered Monday as a developer confirmed he is working to acquire land for up to 1,000 new residences to be built over the next decade.
A third person has died as a result of the June 26 explosion at Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville, his family’s attorney said Monday after a Waco district judge approved an agreement to preserve the site of the construction-related blast to allow further investigation of its cause.
McLennan County is set to be the new owner of the 188-acre tract of land along Tradinghouse Creek Lake on Tuesday as commissioners accept the gift from the energy company that built the lake.
A man and a woman were arrested Monday and a third suspect was at large after a dollar-store shoplifting call turned into a scuffle with police and the discovery of drugs and weapons, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
Fire authorities are investigating a fire inside Cesar Chavez Middle School that damaged the kitchen and storage closet inside the school late Saturday night.
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Federal officials are ramping up security measures for the trial of an alleged leader of a Mexican drug cartel that is set to start Monday in Waco.
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Between professional development classes, classroom preparations for the upcoming school year and part-time summer employment, taking a break during summer break is far from reality for many public school educators.
As about 3,000 people swarmed Cameron Park Zoo for its 25th anniversary birthday party Saturday, complete with a stilt-walker, bounce house and underwater mermaid show, Terri Cox paused to marvel at how far the zoo has come.
Some chase storms. Others chase little white balls on a golf course. Wacoans Bradley Linda and Egon Schlottmann chase trains.
A property tax windfall will help the city of Waco realize its goal of stepping up street improvement spending in the proposed 2018-19 budget released Friday.
Teal’s Ribs Bar & Grill, with promises of breakfast service, Seafood Fridays, Soul Food Sundays and catering, is set to open in the coming months in the former Michna’s Bar-B-Que building at 2803 Franklin Ave.
Waco joined metropolitan areas around Texas in receiving a sales tax rebate last week larger than its refund in July of last year, the state reported.
Waco resident Melvin E. “Mel” Baker, 88, grew up as a true country boy. Born and raised in the tiny community of Ocee, where the population was listed at 39 between the years of 1930 and 1950, this country boy would find himself a world away when he joined the U.S. Marine Corps at age 17.
Friday, July 13, 2018
Baylor University settled a Title IX lawsuit Friday that was filed by a former volleyball player who alleged four to eight football players drugged and gang raped her in 2012.
The two men have never met in person. They live in different corners of the world and have completely different lives.
McLennan County commissioners voiced support Friday for creating a special court for veterans facing criminal charges, focusing on their mental health needs and emphasizing rehabilitation over punishment.
A 44-year-old woman was arrested Thursday after she pepper-sprayed her 13-year-old niece, Bellmead police Lt. Kory Martin said.
DALLAS (AP) — Federal authorities have indicted eight MS-13 gang members in the U.S. illegally who used machetes and other weapons to carry out a string of violent attacks against rival gang members in North Texas last year.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Pot advocates celebrated the culmination of a yearslong effort to ease restrictions on the use of cannabis last month when nearly 60 percent of Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana.
For the last two weeks the World Cup has been upstaged by a 12-boy soccer team trapped along with their coach in a cave in Thailand. The situation was desperate. A 2.5-mile labyrinth largely submerged under flood waters separated them from freedom. It looked hopeless.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Baylor University’s former athletics director accused various university regents of spreading false information, orchestrating a “smear campaign” and even discrediting the Pepper Hamilton LLP investigation that prompted high-profile firings and a storm of lawsuits and investigations amid a sexual assault scandal, according to a Wednesday legal filing.
A small robot, about a cubic inch in size, glowed brightly as it rolled around desks and expanded minds during Waco Independent School District’s inaugural Tech Summit on Thursday.
The former Vegas Buffet restaurant space at Waco and Valley Mills drives is back on the market. The restaurant has remained closed since a raid June 1 during which operators Zhi “Jimmy” Lin and Yali Yang were arrested on labor trafficking charges. Their cases remain pending, according to McLennan County law enforcement officials and the District Attorney’s Office.
The McLennan County tax office could receive new equipment and new personnel to help reduce customer wait times in the office processing twice as many transactions as it has in recent years.
A 20-year-old woman who was visiting a friend was shot in the neck while inside her friend's North Waco apartment Thursday, Waco police Sgt. Aaron Mitzel said.
Waco police arrested the girlfriend of a Waco man accused of trying to set a car on fire in April with himself and his 2-year-old daughter inside. The woman was arrested Wednesday on child endangerment charges, accused of leaving her three children with the man after he injured one of them in the days before he tried to harm his daughter, an arrest affidavit states.
Three inmates are facing charges of setting a fire at the Jack Harwell Detention Center in an escape attempt late last month, according to a McLennan County Sheriff's Office official.
McLennan County CAP (College Achievement Program) awarded $2,500 college scholarships to Anna-Maria Coronado and Aaron Esparza-Luevanos.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Magnolia Vacation Rentals entered a contract Wednesday to buy the downtown Waco Grand Karem Shrine building from McLennan County.
Waco Animal Shelter officials need people to adopt or foster dogs and cats after another influx of animals has placed the facility at full capacity.
Waco Mayor Kyle Deaver received a roaring welcome Wednesday morning from the students of the local Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School sponsored by Baylor University.
McLennan County is looking to move a vote center in Precinct 2 before the November elections after reviewing security concerns, cost and accessibility issues.
If Comptroller Glenn Hegar‘s latest revenue estimate is to be believed, Texas budget writers awoke Wednesday morning to a $2.8 billion present.
NEW YORK (AP) — Papa John's founder John Schnatter has resigned as chairman of the board.
MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — The Thai boys saved from a flooded cave endured dives in zero visibility lasting up to half an hour. In places, they were put into harnesses and high-lined across rocky caverns, said a leader of the U.S. contingent involved in the operation, calling it a "once in a lifetime rescue."