The council held closed-door interviews with former Hewitt City Manager Adam Miles and former Woodway City Manager Yost Zakhary.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
McLennan County Auditor Stan Chambers is leaving his job to return to Anderson County after earning a reputation for improving budget transparency, modernizing accounting practices and strengthening internal auditing procedures that uncovered financial improprieties by two elected officials.
A former Baylor University Title IX investigator who asserted a “sexist mindset pervaded the culture” at the Baptist school and caused discrimination of female students, saw her federal lawsuit dismissed Wednesday.
Political newcomers in Hewitt and Waco submitted their names on the first day of the filing period for the May 4 municipal election.
A man in jail since a car chase and manhunt last month was charged last week in an armed robbery of a convenience store in May, an affidavit states.
OKEMAH, Okla. — The bodies of a pair of friends who had been the subject of search parties near their Central Texas homes were found in shallow graves in rural Oklahoma, according to law enforcement authorities.
The following people were indicted Wednesday, Jan. 16, 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, January 15, 2019
A trio of infrastructure episodes that could require costly repairs has the attention of city leaders.
The Waco City Council signaled support Tuesday for three downtown developments seeking public backing.
Farmers and ranchers are seeing a growing disconnect from consumers, with those who enjoy steaks, fresh fruits and vegetables and bread seemingly knowing less about where their products come from.
McLennan County officials say almost 16 percent of local taxes go to fund state-mandated services, and they want the Texas Legislature to do something about that.
A Valley Mills man was arrested Tuesday after seeking sex from an undercover officer posing as a 14-year-old girl on social media, Bellmead Assistant Police Chief Kory Martin said.
A Waco man was arrested Monday morning after he tried to cash a check that belonged to a man who died 15 years ago and was made out to his brother, Robinson Police Chief Phillip Prasifka said.
Two Waco men were arrested Friday after a police search found more than a pound of marijuana in a home near an East Waco Elementary school, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital has removed its president and several other leaders following an unusually high number of patient deaths, a loss of some federal funding and a recent case in which a patient died after receiving a transfusion of the wrong blood type.
AUSTIN — After a long and often rocky courtship, Austin and Major League Soccer became a match.
Monday, January 14, 2019
The Waco City Council is set to take a major step Tuesday in transforming downtown Waco: A ground lease agreement and incentives on a riverfront development that will include apartments, a full-service hotel and restaurants, a farmers market and a music venue.
Abel Reyna, fresh off his post as McLennan County district attorney, has accepted a job in Waco with a Houston-based law firm that specializes in intellectual property.
The Hewitt City Council heard recommendations Monday from its city attorney about how to resolve months of turmoil, focusing heavily on a single city employee who had filed complaints against council members.
The Astro Motel, once a haven for tired long-distance travelers near Waco’s infamous traffic circle, and more recently a high-crime address, has been shuttered and will fall to accommodate the widening of Interstate 35.
Sunday, January 13, 2019
The East Waco Library will have a little extra to offer anyone wanting to expand their knowledge of art over the next few months.
May 4 could bring elections for 10 city councils and nine school district boards in McLennan County, along with McLennan Community College’s board. Candidate filing runs Wednesday through Feb. 15.
WASHINGTON — It wasn’t the weekend that President Donald Trump wanted: largely alone at the White House, irked by a pair of startling Russia headlines and baffled that he’s not getting more credit for staying put during the partial government shutdown.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican leader said Sunday he will meet with Rep. Steve King this week to discuss King's future and role in the party and promised action following the Iowa congressman's recent comments in defense of white supremacy.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A lawmaker says a Confederate plaque in the Texas Capitol that rejects slavery as the underlying cause of the Civil War has been removed.
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Sweet success permeated the Sears culture for decades, as inviting as the aroma of buttered popcorn and roasting cashews that greeted crowds at the Sears at 18th Street and Waco Drive once upon a time.
The 18-year-old was driving his flashy new Dodge Charger through a Waco suburban community when he saw the unmistakable lights of a police car behind him.
While working on a documentary about the Waco tornado a few years ago, filmmaker Damon Crump heard plenty of stories about May 11, 1953, Waco’s deadliest day.
To quote Lula Jane’s owner and operator Nancy Grayson, “Woo Hoo.”
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Richard Overton, the nation's oldest World War II veteran who at 112 was believed to be the oldest living man in the U.S., has been remembered for his love of country and joy for life.
He was just 17 years old when Meridian resident Jeff Williams decided to join the U.S. Army. With adventure calling, the Wichita, Kansas, native left his hometown of Bloomington, Illinois, after he got his general education degree.
Friday, January 11, 2019
Hewitt’s former city manager constructed a story line intended to smear the Hewitt City Council in an effort to save his girlfriend’s job, according to a newly released report prepared by the city attorney to summarize an external investigation.
The partial government shutdown has evoked a wait-and-see mentality from several McLennan County institutions, organizations and projects reliant on federal funding.
It is unlikely that some future rowdy bachelorette party or high school reunion rolling through downtown Waco on a pedal tour would ever think some Waco high school students earned class credit for the vehicle enabling their rolling fun.
A Dallas juvenile justice employee was arrested Thursday afternoon after police believe he hit a woman, used a pistol to threaten her, then raped her at her Lacy Lakeview apartment Monday, an arrest affidavit states.
DEAR NEIL: This plant grew from a 3-foot stick that was given to me last year. I’m told its name is angel trumpet. I’ve cut it back to a 2-foot trunk and have wrapped it for the winter. Will it survive the cold?
HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — SpaceX will lay off 10 percent of its roughly 6,000 workers, announcing Friday that it needs to become leaner to accomplish ambitious projects such as creating a spaceship that can carry astronauts to Mars.
In a similar day to our own, Habakkuk posed the following questions to God, “Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds. Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails.” It seemed to Habakkuk that God had abandoned the world to its own destructive devices.