Monday, July 16, 2018

The Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization Subcommittee on Connected and Automated Vehicles meets 2 p.m. Thursday at the South Waco Community Center, 2815 Speight Ave.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Waco-McLennan County Public Health District will have a Know Your Numbers workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the health district’s office, 225 W. Waco Drive.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

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.

The Steel Magnolias of San Marcos will present a fully choreographed gospel music concert at 5 p.m. Sunday at Brazos Meadows Baptist Church, 625 S. Hewitt Drive.

Friday, July 13, 2018

GriefShare, a support group for people experiencing grief and loss, will meet at 6 p.m. every Monday for 13 weeks, starting July 30, in the Chapel at First Methodist Church of Waco, 4901 Cobbs Drive.

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

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.

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.

The Greater Bohemian Open Golf Tournament benefiting the Heart of Texas Area Special Olympics Texas will start at 8 a.m. Aug. 4 at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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."