Sunday, July 21, 2019
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Almost a quarter million people will have to answer a citizenship question from the U.S. Census Bureau this year, despite the Supreme Court’s denial of the Trump administration’s bid to add the question to the 2020 Census.
With the steady hand of a veteran artist, Von Otto moves his airbrush down the side of a magnetic feather, embellishing the blank form with ease.
If Buc-ee’s has become the gold standard among roadside pit stops, QuikTrip might say been there, done that on a regional level.
It is not uncommon to see Marlin’s new city manager hot-footing along downtown streets in his shiny blue loafers, poking his head into offices to see who is interested in helping him rejuvenate the small Central Texas city that has become his mission.
Houston-based NewQuest Properties broke ground last week on the 143-acre Cottonwood Creek Market, a development on the east side of Interstate 35 between Flying J and Central Texas Marketplace.
Murals appearing at George’s Restaurant and Catering in South Waco and Ambold’s Key & Lock downtown have been altered.
She’s not that much bigger than the M-16 rifle she carried around, but Temple resident Yolanda Eddings, 41, could hold her own if she had to. Growing up a military brat, as she calls it, she was born in Georgia and raised in Colorado, graduating from Harrison High School there.
Friday, July 19, 2019
Millions of Americans remember watching the first man step on the moon from their living rooms 50 years ago, but Bellmead native and Baylor University alumnus Preston Kirk’s memories of that history making event are slightly more jangled.
No one ever got rich by serving on jury duty, but county officials have been fielding a number of calls in recent weeks from angry jurors wanting to know where their checks for jury service are.
Judge Ralph Strother, a state district judge for 20 years and a former prosecutor, thought he had seen about everything one could see in a court of law.
The Baylor University Board of Regents recently welcomed six new members, celebrated the university’s largest fundraising year and discussed LGBQT issues.
A 16-year-old boy was in critical but stable condition Friday morning after he was shot in the face at a Bellmead mobile home park late Thursday night.
A sex offender jailed on a probation violation was charged Friday with second-degree felony promotion of child pornography when deputies found more than 3,000 illicit images on his electronic devices, authorities said.
Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Those of us old enough to remember watched on a grainy black-and-white TVs when Armstrong made his “giant leap” from the bottom rung of the ladder to the moon’s surface.
Thursday, July 18, 2019
First responders rushed into China Spring Middle School on Thursday afternoon for an active shooter training scenario, one month before students return to class following summer break.
After facing withering opposition to a proposed landfill on city-owned property off Old Lorena Road, the city of Waco has a proposition for residents of the U.S. Highway 84 West corridor: how about a sewage treatment plant?
One of Waco’s largest church congregations has shut down two of its children’s Sunday school classes after discovering two children who attend the services contracted whooping cough last month.
Only four months into the $341 million widening of Interstate 35 through Waco, the Texas Department of Transportation already is hinting at tweaks that may bring the project to a close earlier than expected.
Crews reconstructing Interstate 35 through Waco will step up lane closures over the next week, affecting both frontage roads and main lanes in both directions.
An Army veteran who served a tour of duty in Afghanistan pleaded guilty Thursday to having sex with his neighbor’s dog last year.
Bellmead police arrested a Waco man Thursday after officers got a warrant charging him with sexually assaulting a girl multiple times at a Bellmead home in 2016, an arrest affidavit states.
An “Apollo 50: The Next Giant Leap” event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Mayborn Museum, 1300 S. University Parks Drive, will include a lecture and galactic gallery talks from space scientists and other experts, as well as hands-on activities throughout the building.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Construction crews for Interstate 35 reconstruction started razing the 11th-12th Street overpass Wednesday evening, causing closures along the frontage road adjoining downtown.
McLennan County District Attorney Barry Johnson made an impassioned plea Wednesday for more staffers, telling commissioners $300,000 in new hires and salary increases would streamline the criminal justice process and reduce chronically high jail inmate counts costing the county time and money.
The Marlin Independent School District Board of Managers took no action on suspended Superintendent Michael Seabolt’s contract Wednesday evening, after meeting in closed session for more than two hours.
A Crawford man who was on parole when he was arrested for assaulting his wife last year will get another day in court after his trial ended Wednesday in an 11-1 deadlocked jury.
A parolee who was shot by Waco police in 2016 was indicted Wednesday on drug possession charges filed after doctors treating his gunshot wounds found 8 grams of methamphetamine hidden in his rectum.
A city of Bellmead employee was arrested Wednesday on two first-degree felony charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child, arrest affidavits state.
The following people were indicted Wednesday, July 17, 2019 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.
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Nearly 40 McLennan County college students received $5,000 scholarships Tuesday night from the Waco Foundation’s MAC College Money Program for upperclassmen, but the surprise was not the number of qualifying students: More than a quarter were fresh high school graduates.
Fallout from partisan back-and-forth over local election workers’ performance last year led county commissioners to vote down a list of election judges for the November election, pushing the decision closer to an August deadline.
A $177 million bond package the Midway Independent School District is considering does not have adequate support to pass in November, according to the results of a survey conducted by a third party.
An Angel Tree volunteer who police say stole Christmas presents meant for children with parents in prison surrendered to authorities Tuesday morning.
Waco City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday to assume ownership of the Waco Metropolitan Area Regional Sewerage System, making Bellmead, Hewitt, Lacy-Lakeview, Lorena, Robinson and Woodway, customers of the system rather than co-owners.
A judge ruled Tuesday that a group of East Waco residents has no standing to challenge the sale of an Eastern Waco Development Corp. building and dismissed their lawsuit.