Saturday, November 17, 2018

VALLEY MILLS — Just across the McLennan-Bosque county line, on what passes for this small town’s main drag, sits a collection of sheet metal and memories better known as Valley Mills Mantels. That is where Aubrey Stringer turns native Texas woods into handcrafted decorations for fireplaces.

American Medical Services has yet to provide local officials with a report detailing response times to individual calls, but company representatives and the local officials overseeing the EMS provider say they are confident in the services it provides and in improvements efforts underway.

Friday, November 16, 2018

From state education funding to a Waco tourism district, State Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson, R-Waco, said his priorities for the upcoming legislative session make up a mixed bag of solutions for overarching, statewide quagmires and targeted plans for more specific issues facing his constituents.

Waco Independent School District Superintendent A. Marcus Nelson was named Public Servant of the Year by the Cen-Tex African American Chamber of Commerce during its awards banquet Thursday evening, while McLennan Community College was named corporate partner of the year, chamber President Laveda Brown said.

Perhaps more than any other historical figure, Abraham Lincoln continues to shape the American psyche. The success of Stephen Spielberg’s movie, “Lincoln,” gives some indication of our continued fascination with the 16th president.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

In recognition of the upcoming Veterans Day, children and military veterans on Nov. 9 held a large U.S. flag for the national anthem prior to the start of the West-Teague football game in West.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Seeking to inject a sense of destination into a once-booming thoroughfare, owners of businesses along La Salle Avenue are asking the city to enact a set of regulations that would set design requirements and prohibit several types of businesses already in the area.

Tony Teal’s plan to open a restaurant serving ribs and soul food in the former Michna’s Bar-B-Que building on Franklin Avenue has hit a snag, with health inspectors shutting down Teal’s Ribs this week for a second time.

The 38th annual Apple Tree Bazaar, a fundraiser for Meals on Wheels Waco, will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Extraco Events Center, 4601 Bosque Blvd.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Supporters say a two-way Washington Avenue would make downtown easier to navigate and friendlier to retail and restaurant development, but concerns remain for at least one property owner about potential bottlenecks when looming interstate construction changes drivers’ chosen cross-town routes.

In conjunction with Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center, YMCA of Central Texas will host a free diabetes screening from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Waco Family YMCA conference room, 6800 Harvey Drive.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Waco’s sales tax rebates have turned sluggish, dropping in two of the last three months just as holiday spending approaches. But several restaurants under construction could prove to be the tonic for flagging revenues.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

A public meeting in an open house format is scheduled for 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Waco-McLennan County Central Library, 1717 Austin Ave., regarding the Washington Avenue two-way conversion project. Construction is estimated to start next year.

Saturday, November 10, 2018