Thursday, May 23, 2019
A scar and a shotgun pellet in his shoulder are only the physical reminders for Hewitt police Officer Clint Brandon.
The Waco City Council is putting the issue of racial equity on the front burner after holding a four-hour retreat Thursday on helping the city’s nonwhite majority to catch up in economic and health standards.
The Waco Independent School District Board of Trustees will appoint new members through an application process rather than hold a special election to fill vacancies left by the resignations of two trustees Thursday.
A 17-year-old Gatesville High School student died in a single-vehicle crash outside Gatesville on Thursday morning, officials said. Two other students at the school died in a wreck outside the city late last month.
A Robinson woman was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly caused injuries to children at their Robinson home earlier this month, an arrest affidavit states.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Jessica Dugan’s life has not always turned out like she had hoped.
A Midway Independent School District facility study committee recommended Tuesday that the school board call a November bond election for $177 million that would address the needs of the growing school district.
Larry Perez, Waco Independent School District’s longest-serving Latino board member, announced his resignation Wednesday, two days after board president Pat Atkins announced he would resign.
A Hewitt police officer who exchanged gunfire with a suspect during a February bank robbery will not face criminal charges, but the suspect will, a McLennan County grand jury decided Wednesday.
Fashion retailer Dressbarn will close its 650 stores nationwide, including Waco’s in Central Texas Marketplace, though it has not released a timetable for shuttering the shops, a company spokesman said.
The McLennan County Sheriff's Office is investigating after reports of a shooting Wednesday evening near a convenience store in Elm Mott, Chief Deputy David Kilcrease said.
Lacy Lakeview police Tuesday arrested a Waco man accused of using an online dating website to traffic a 15-year-old girl for sex at a motel, an arrest affidavit states.
A call about a woman entering and leaving a Bellmead home through a window led to the arrest of a resident who had about 400 grams of methamphetamine in his possession Wednesday morning, Bellmead Assistant Police Chief Kory Martin said.
The following people were indicted Wednesday, May 22, 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, May 21, 2019
Water flows through the gates at Lake Whitney and into the Brazos River on Tuesday at a rate of more than 24,000 cubic feet per second as area lakes continued to drain pent-up floodwaters this week.
A Midway Independent School District facility study committee recommended Tuesday night that the school board call a November bond election that would include building a new elementary school and repurposing intermediate schools.
Several projects got the green light for public Tax Increment Financing Zone subsidies at Tuesday night’s Waco City Council meeting, but the fate of some additional public parking still hangs in the balance.
It was 20 years ago when a young college student named Trey Oakley needed a part-time job to impress his future father-in-law. He applied to work as a part-time librarian at the Methodist Children’s Home in Waco, a child care ministry founded in 1890.
A defendant in a capital murder case was charged Tuesday with exposing himself to an employee working inside the McLennan County Jail, an arrest affidavit states.
A Connally Independent School District student is recovering after a near-drowning at Hawaiian Falls during a school trip Tuesday, authorities said.
Former Kansas City Chiefs and Waco High linebacker Derrick Johnson unveiled his “Discovery Den” to students and teachers at Waco’s J.H. Hines Elementary School on Monday afternoon.
Monday, May 20, 2019
After 17 years on the Waco Independent School District board of trustees, president Pat Atkins is resigning, citing his family’s decision to move outside the district’s boundaries and his desire to step out of the way as the board prepares to hire a superintendent.
Waco’s tornadic past is peeking out of a riverbank on the Baylor campus.
A West man who was indicted in December on a 2016 sexual assault charge was re-arrested Monday in a separate sexual assault case from last year.
A Waco woman who took a young family member out of school last year without authorization in what her lawyer described as a family dispute was placed on deferred probation Monday.
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Rapoport Academy high school students do not have to wait to start sharpening their entrepreneurial skills and building business connections, with the charter school’s work-based education program that will be featured next month at a state charter school summit.
LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) — Actor Matthew McConaughey has finally received his high school diploma, more than 30 years after graduating.
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A South Texas church began a fresh chapter of worship on Sunday as it unveiled a new sanctuary a year and a half after a gunman opened fire and killed more than two dozen congregants in the deadliest mass shooting in state history.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
More McLennan County parents chose not to immunize their children for nonmedical reasons this school year despite a record-breaking measles outbreak in the country, according to a Texas Department of State Health Services report.
With global sales among franchisees doubling to $2 billion over the last five years, Waco-based Neighborly has become a household name, and CEO Mike Bidwell is making the rounds to talk up its success.
They bite, they feed, and they never actually leave, but local researchers continue to study mosquitoes, tracking their local impact and studying ways to control them by hacking their genes.
McLennan Community College students enrolling for the fall will find an expanded list of shorter eight-week courses to add scheduling flexibility and, officials hope, speed progress toward a degree.
A bruising fall and a car crash have forced Laveda Brown into retirement, but the 12-year president of the Cen-Tex African American Chamber of Commerce remains an inspiration, and a phone call away, for her successor.
Brady Taylor is the new Rusty Garrett.
Crawford FFA team members Luke Brookshire, Mason Perry, Cooper Gohlke and Trey Lacina recently placed eighth in the state FFA Agriculture Mechanics and Technology Career Development Contest in Huntsville.
Before William F. Schuetz died at the age of 95, he wrote his memoirs regarding his time serving in the infantry in World War II. Growing up on a farm near Ross, Schuetz served in the European Theater during the war, coming home to marry and raise a family in Elm Mott before moving to California.