The classroom full of teachers knew it was just a drill. But in the light of recent news reports, the scene seemed all too real once the screaming started.
Monday, August 13, 2018
Three of Waco's most accident-prone intersections could soon get improvements.
The heavy downpours that drenched some counties northeast of McLennan County this past weekend largely missed Waco, leaving one of the worst droughts on record to continue.
Speed and alcohol likely played a role in a rollover crash that left the driver of a pickup truck with life-threatening injuries Monday afternoon, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
A Hewitt man was arrested after he allegedly threatened to shoot and kill a woman Sunday afternoon, Hewitt Assistant Police Chief Tuck Saunders said.
WACO — A federal lawsuit says a Texas school district permitted a former teacher who had sexual contact with a student to be involved in school organizations and allowed her on district-owned property to watch sports games the student participated in.
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Enrique Medina spent $400,000 and several months building a Coco’s location on West Waco Drive for a friend, complete with a drive-thru lane and window, ordering station, landscaping and a playground.
Education Service Center Region 12 will have information sessions about its Teacher Preparation & Certification Program from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays weekly throughout the month of August. Anyone interested in becoming a teacher or considering a career change is encouraged to attend. The sessions precede the start of fall classes Sept. 3.
Saturday, August 11, 2018
For the first time in at least a generation, more Precinct 2 residents voted Republican than Democrat in the March primary election.
Don’t let the rain fool you, McLennan County is still in a drought.
Art in the form of graphic and architectural design plus a splash of color is informing thousands of Waco tourists where they are in downtown and how to get where they want to go.
As they respond to a Department of Education investigation into the state’s special education practices, school districts and the Texas Education Agency are under the microscope this school year to correct mistakes that denied children educational services needed to succeed in school.
Pretty in Pink Flamingo Boutique, a creation of 20-year-old Savannah May, has opened at 611 Washington Ave., in the Curry Office Supply building that May’s father, Honda and Hyundai car dealer Greg May, has spent $1.5 million renovating.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The city of Charlottesville marked the anniversary of last summer's white supremacist violence that sent ripples through the country with largely peaceful vigils and other events, but police had a brief, tense confrontation with demonstrators angry over the heavy security presence there this weekend.
Friday, August 10, 2018
Dorothy “Mrs. B” Buchanan, a staple of Mountainview Elementary School for almost six decades, had an ability to connect with every child, co-workers say.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — On a glorious, late-spring day, Maya Little strode across the poplar-lined University of North Carolina quadrangle, past protesters and a uniformed officer. She stepped onto the base of the Confederate soldier statue that has stood there since 1913, and splashed it with a mixture of red ink and her own blood.
DILLEY, Texas (AP) — A little boy with closely cropped hair was sitting quietly and grinning when he suddenly sprang to his feet and tried to swipe a brownie off a nearby tray. He couldn't quite reach it, though, instead sending crumbs and napkins in all directions and eliciting happy squeals from two children nearby.
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts:
In the next few weeks a wave of 17- and 18-year-olds will enroll at our colleges and universities as freshmen. They have grown up in a post 9/11 world, too young to remember the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon. They were mere infants, or yet to be born when that fateful morning dawned.
Thursday, August 09, 2018
The parents of Waco Independent School District students can rest easy knowing their children will be fed at school, regardless of whether they remember to pack a lunch.
Top Baylor University administrators discussed sexual assault allegations against Tevin Elliott and put potential disciplinary action on hold months before the then-football player raped another student, according to emails and other documents filed Thursday in a Title IX lawsuit against the school.
A Hewitt City Council candidate is alleging city employees acted out of racism when they told him he would need an appointment for a tour of a city building.
A downtown Columbus Avenue property poised to be redeveloped into office space received initial approval Thursday for more than $266,000 in public funding from the Tax Increment Financing Zone board.
About a dozen people showed up to a Bellmead town hall meeting Thursday called so residents could give input about whether the council should replace two firetrucks, which would require issuing $2 million in debt and a 2-cent increase to the property tax rate.
About 20 families were displaced from their apartment homes early Thursday morning when a fire spread through a building at Village Square Apartments, Lacy Lakeview Fire Chief Patty Byars-Faulkner said.
Police searching for a man who allegedly exposed himself to a convenience store employee released a surveillance image Thursday in hopes the public may be able to identify the man, Hewitt Police Chief Jim Devlin said.
A Hallsburg man in jail since July 12 on a parole violation was charged Wednesday in a July 7 incident in which police said he pulled a knife on three H-E-B employees.
Waco police Detective Trish McDuff retired her badge Monday after 39 years with the department.
The Heart of Texas Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America recently provided monetary awards and medals to cadets who have demonstrated outstanding performance at five local high school Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) programs.
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Elliott W. Davis likes to joke that his wife would not wait to be released from the hospital to marry him 60 years ago because she was afraid he would get away.
A deadly tick is fueling a squabble between Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, cattle raisers and several governmental agencies, and the health of Texas’ beef industry could suffer without a timely solution, a spokesman for the Waco-based Texas Farm Bureau said Wednesday.
Detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying three men who allegedly stole about $10,000 of Apple electronics from Target last month, Waco police Sgt.W. Patrick Swanton said.
Waco City Council member Andrea Barefield, City Center Waco Director Megan Henderson and city project engineer Steve Martin will give presentations during a North East Riverside Neighborhood Association meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the East Waco Library, 901 Elm Ave. The meeting is open to the public.