Tuesday, March 26, 2019
A former Waco truck driver who won a new trial last year because of the substandard performance by his attorney was sentenced to 34 years in prison Tuesday for sexually abusing a family member.
An animal control call for a dog fight at a North Waco home in December led police to discover three children living there with no running water and in "a plethora of other hazardous and substandard conditions," an arrest affidavit states.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority sounded wary Tuesday of allowing federal judges to determine when electoral maps are too partisan, despite strong evidence that the political parties drew districts to guarantee congressional election outcomes.
A wrong-way driver was taken to a local hospital Tuesday afternoon after she crashed into an SUV and her minivan rolled onto its side on Franklin Avenue near Eighth Street, Waco police said.
Monday, March 25, 2019
The Waco Independent School District board of trustees likely will name an interim superintendent when it meets Thursday, a week after the resignation of A. Marcus Nelson, who held the position nearly two years.
When the shiny new 2018 Pierce Enforcer fire apparatus turned left onto Kane Street, cheers erupted at the Bellmead Fire Department.
A Midway High School student is facing a felony charge after he was accused of hitting a fellow school student who was crossing Panther Way last week.
A Gholson man surrendered to authorities late Sunday on an aggravated assault charge after he allegedly held a pistol to a woman's head and threatened to kill her in a dispute over a social media profile.
Texas health officials are investigating a case of whooping cough at the state Capitol — an incident that is triggering discussions about vaccine policies in the state.
A Texas House committee’s attempt to consider a bill regarding “the rights of a living child born after an abortion” boiled over Monday, leading to tears from the committee chairman, frustration from Republicans and a boycott by Democrats that delayed the hearing for a few hours.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Police say a Dallas-area woman was mauled to death by her two pit bull terriers as she tried to feed them at a veterinary clinic where the dogs were in quarantine for a prior attack.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio police officer who was fired after colleagues accused him of trying to give a homeless man a sandwich containing dog feces has won his appeal but hasn't been reinstated.
The Texas Senate unanimously passed legislation Monday that is designed to make the Teacher Retirement System pension fund financially healthy and give one-time checks to retired teachers.
Sunday, March 24, 2019
State Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson, R-Waco, filed a pair of bills this legislative session that aim to increase broadband access for people who live where access to reliable internet service is limited, largely in rural areas.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Tourism brings bucks in all denominations. One might say Abe Lincoln visited Waco over spring break, enjoying the views at Cameron Park and sipping floats at the Dr Pepper Museum. George Washington stood in line at the Silos, hoping to see Chip and Joanna. Andrew Jackson plunked down $20 for a “One Riot — One Ranger” T-shirt at the Texas Ranger Museum.
The subdued, somber tone that filled the WISD boardroom when the board of trustees announced the resignation of A. Marcus Nelson lingers among his supporters long after the meeting.
While the scoreboard appears to say two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Mark Schuster still has hopes of bringing a professional baseball team to Waco and says he is still in there swinging.
The Deep in the Heart Film Festival proceeds from second-year sequel to third-year series next weekend, returning to the Waco Hippodrome with a slate of seven feature films, more than 100 shorts and panel discussions aimed at would-be filmmakers.
Editors note: A previous version of the story incorrectly stated that H-E-B Go has launched in Waco.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has wrapped up his investigation, but whether the public will get answers to consequential questions about President Donald Trump and Russia remains to be seen.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With the long-awaited special counsel's investigation finished but its contents still shrouded in mystery, Americans waited for details, yawned with boredom or stayed fixed to their long-cemented positions on President Donald Trump, the man at the probe's center.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats plotted strategy Saturday as they awaited the conclusions of Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, with senior lawmakers demanding full transparency and preparing for next steps if the results were favorable to President Donald Trump.
Friday, March 22, 2019
People of many faiths, including local Christian leaders, helped organize the event to stand in solidarity with the Islamic community in the wake of the shootings.
An FBI background check stopped a Waco man from buying a gun three days before he went on a rampage Tuesday, stealing a police car, threatening residents with an ax and leading police on a 20-mile chase, newly released police reports show.
Higher education administrators gathered in Waco this week to discuss their challenges and their hopes for the future during a time of fluidity in the industry.
Saying he has been preparing for it his whole life and touting his experience and work in the community, Waco attorney Thomas West announced Friday that he is running for judge of 19th State District Court.
The nearly two-year probe has shadowed Trump's presidency and resulted in felony charges against 34 people. Mueller's report, still confidential, sets the stage for big public fights to come.
I am a digital immigrant. I was born into a world of rotary dial telephones and slide rules, cash registers that resembled slot machines, schools without air conditioning, encyclopedias that occupied an entire shelf in the book case and paper maps that unfolded to fill the front seat of the car.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
The Waco Independent School District Board of Trustees accepted Superintendent A. Marcus Nelson’s resignation Thursday night, after Nelson was arrested March 6 on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge.
This year’s Table Toppers fundraiser for the Art Center of Waco did not quite have the impact of last year’s, when the announcement of the center’s new downtown Waco location and building was made, but it had considerable news of its own.
China has almost 1.3 billion people served by a 2.5-million-mile electric power grid. Rolling blackouts have become commonplace, which is a problem in an economy second in size only to the U.S.
A Waco man who spent 22 years in prison for raping a teacher as a teen was sentenced to life in prison Thursday in a 2017 home-invasion sexual assault of a deaf woman.
A rookie Waco police officer has remained on administrative duties since March 1, when she shot and killed a man who police said was stabbing a Waco resident outside a hotel.
Police are searching for a driver who struck a 14-year-old Midway High School student after class dismissed Thursday, Assistant Hewitt Police Chief Tuck Saunders said.
The city of Waco issued a notification Thursday urging residents in the Old Lorena Road and Chapel Road areas to boil their water before consuming it.
Learn how to produce your own honey and help save the bees by attending the Central Texas Beginning Beekeepers School on Saturday, March 23 in Brenham. The school is open to the public for anyone interested in keeping bees or that wants to learn about bees.