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.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
An explosion at Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville that killed three people and injured 13 others in June was caused by natural gas that leaked into a boiler room and adjacent mechanical room, according to an investigation report from the Texas State Fire Marshal’s Office.
A homeless man with a variety of mental and physical ailments who pulled a knife on officers last year during a Twin Peaks memorial ceremony was released from jail Tuesday after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges.
After receiving only one application, the Bellmead City Council agreed Tuesday to extend the deadline for residents to apply to fill the vacant Precinct 3 seat.
Hewitt police arrested Deshawn Lamare Horne, 19, on Tuesday after investigating a Child Protective Services report that he had indecent contact with a 10-year-old girl and 8-year-old boy he is related to, an arrest affidavit states.
Monday, November 12, 2018
Waco composer and pianist Kurt Kaiser, writer of familiar Christian songs as “Pass It On” and “Oh How He Loves You and Me,” died Monday at his Waco home after a long illness. He was 83.
The reopening of a McLennan County bridge three years after it washed out was met with celebration, but a bridge 2 miles up the road is now being considered for replacement to prevent it from meeting a similar fate.
A wetter-than-usual fall is giving way this week to an earlier-than-usual first freeze.
A Denton man was arrested Sunday morning after an Interstate 35 traffic stop in which state troopers found four smuggled migrants and $10,000 in cash, Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Ryan Howard said.
The Texas Department of Public Safety launched new social media accounts Monday tailored to the interests of the state's different regions.
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Sometimes a rat will bring others behind it, and when it comes to the Banksy street art painting “Haight Street Rat” on display in Waco, that’s a good thing.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Craig Colton looks like an NFL linebacker. But his friendly, gregarious nature quickly puts the people he meets at ease.
The annual Waco Veterans Day parade, a 90-minute, street-filling salute downtown involving 4,000 people, 11 high school marching bands and cheer teams, representatives of military units and veterans organizations, floats, cars and other vehicles, horses and riders has been canceled because of concerns with the weather.
Some 15 millenniums ago, giant armadillos, dire wolves and Columbian mammoths roamed the prairies of Central Texas. And for the hunters who battled them, one rock quarry became a kind of Stone Age research lab for tools and weaponry.
Try this: Take Cracker Barrel, Pep Boys, Tractor Supply, Home Depot, Barnes & Noble, Cavender’s Boot City, Academy Sports & Outdoors, Cabela’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Target and Amy’s Hallmark Shop, and toss all in a blender.
Gas prices have become the gift that keeps on giving, dropping a cent overnight, 7 cents in the past week and 30 cents in the past month, making planned road trips for the holidays less painful at the pump.
For many years, Waco resident Jessie Courtney, 73, wouldn’t talk about his military experience during the Vietnam War. It took plenty of hard work for Courtney to come to terms with everything and open up about his experience with the U.S. Marines.
Friday, November 09, 2018
Weeks into the sixth annual open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplace, some local customers are debating whether to forego insurance next year because of higher monthly premiums.
Magnolia is pursuing a media network with the parent company of HGTV, the cable TV channel that helped make Chip and Joanna Gaines household names.
The city is planning to start converting Washington Avenue into a two-way street through downtown next year, and residents have an opportunity Tuesday to review proposed engineering designs and traffic models and speak with officials about the project.
The memories of a 2-year-old girl and her protective 4-year-old brother were shared between friends, family and firefighters during funeral services for the siblings killed last week.
A 53-year-old McGregor man was arrested Thursday after McGregor police believe he sexually abused a girl over a three-year period starting in 2015, an arrest affidavit states.
When I married my wife we repeated the customary wedding vows promising to cherish one another “in sickness and in health, in poverty and in wealth.” Perhaps we should have added an additional line. Something like. “I promise to wait for you.” Since we married we have waited for each other. We have waited at airports, train stations and bus stops. I have waited on her to put on last minute make-up and she has waited on me to put down my book or close my computer. When she gave birth to our children, I waited. When I had a motorcycle accident, she waited. In too many ways to enumerate or remember, we have waited on each other. If we added it all up it would be a huge chunk of our lives. And now, it makes me happy. She is worth waiting for.
Thursday, November 08, 2018
People entering the historical former St. James United Methodist Church building in downtown Waco see a message in gold lettering assuring that prayer changes things.
Franklin Place, a retail and apartment development in downtown Waco, has placed half its development site on the market, according to city officials, and the developers lost access Thursday to $750,000 in Tax Increment Finance Zone funding.
A McLennan County jury awarded $2.8 million Thursday to the family of a retired Waco oral surgeon who was killed last year when an employee of a local auto dealership backed over him in a parking lot with an SUV.
A Mexican drug cartel leader was sentenced to life in federal prison Thursday, about four months after he was found guilty on seven drug-trafficking conspiracy charges for bringing billions of dollars’ worth of drugs into Texas.
Waco-area residents have dropped off nearly 300 films and videotapes for digitization in the first three days of the Texas Film Round-Up held at Waco-McLennan County Library locations.
University High School band members celebrated a superior performance at the UIL Region 8 marching contest on Oct. 20 at Midway’s Panther Stadium.
Third-grade students at Hillcrest Professional Development School on Oct. 29 held a “wax museum” program where they posed as famous people who made a historical impact.
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Members of the Valley Mills High School Marching Band are not the only ones blowing their horns these days: Fellow students, family, friends and community residents are offering praise too, after the band won the state University Interscholastic League 2A marching band championship.
McLennan County voters showed more support for Democratic candidates than they have in recent years, which may mean a new local approach for the 2020 presidential election, said Jon Ker, chairman of the McLennan County Republican Party.
U.S. Rep. Bill Flores woke up Wednesday morning to the prospect of a fifth term and a new political landscape in Washington, D.C.
During a visit to Waco on Wednesday, Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath held up Waco ISD’s in-district charter Transformation Waco as a solution to some of the many troubles facing public school districts in the state.
Connally Independent School District has suspended a junior high assistant principal Monday based on an image he sent to another school employee, officials said Wednesday.
The Bellmead Police Department has promoted Kory Martin as its new assistant chief, replacing Assistant Chief Clarence Yarbrough, who resigned in July to become police chief for Teague Independent School District.
Below is a list of results from area city and school board races not included in the Tribune-Herald’s print edition Wednesday. Candidates’ names are followed by their vote count and, in two-way races, the percentage of the vote they received. Winners’ names are in bold.
The following people were indicted Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 by a McLennan County grand jury. The District Attorney’s Office no longer furnishes the age or city of residence of the people on this list.