Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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.

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

The McLennan County Veterans Association will have a VetsFest fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Outback Steakhouse, 4500 Franklin Ave., to benefit group’s Veterans Day parade and Memorial Day ceremony.

Monday, October 15, 2018

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.

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.