Monday, October 15, 2018
Sunday, October 14, 2018

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

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?

You might call Rain Thompson a tough gal. Born in Agana, Guam, during the Vietnam era when her father was stationed there, she grew up around guns and was using a chainsaw by the time she was 12.

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

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.

I sat in the pre-dawn dark watching the gathering glow in the east. A bird broke the stillness with a solitary song. Soon others joined him in the gathering light until they filled the air with a chorus of calls. It was as if the birds had waited through the long hours of darkness wondering if the sun would return, and, once it did, they were delirious with joy.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Waco High School will crown its 2018 homecoming king and queen during halftime of Friday night’s game at Waco ISD Stadium. The homecoming court is (front row, from left) Hannah Clayton, ChristiAnna Hernandez, Tamra Richie, Tayler Torres, Halee Wise, (back row) Jacob Balderrama, Jordan Banda, Cory Ebron, William Audet and Chris Esqueda.

Midway High School will have its homecoming ceremony during halftime of Friday’s game with Copperas Cove at Panther Stadium. Making up this year’s homecoming court are (from left) Taylor Vasek, Maddie Castilleja, Makayla Parker, Shelby Saul, Morgan Thielepape, Mattie Etheredge, Sydney Moehnke, Caroline Kolinek, Sydney Hulme, Rahya Gupta, Hannah Oubre, Jayci Edwards and Maci Meador.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018