Monday, July 15, 2019

Tarleton State University will host a graduate school open house for prospective students from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Michaelis Academic Center on the McLennan Community College campus.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, the Mayborn Museum, 1300 S. University Parks Drive, will have a “Party Like It’s 1969” event from 7 to 10 p.m. July 20.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

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.

Friday, July 12, 2019

The ants are back! We have kept them at bay inside the house, but outside, that is a different matter. A single dropped crumb on the patio and the next morning a stream of ants appear, hundreds of them in a neatly organized operation to dismantle the discarded food and store it in bits and bites for later use.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

HUBBARD — It brims with history, this community a marathon race east of Waco on State Highway 31. The wealthy once traveled here to indulge in the healing power of mineral baths. Some fell in love with the area, building stately homes on streets today lined with crape myrtles and antique shops.

McLennan County will spend more than $850,000 preparing to run the now privately operated Jack Harwell Detention Center, a figure that includes hiring and providing training, uniforms, physicals and drug screening for 96 people to staff the facility on State Highway 6, McLennan County commissioners heard Thursday during presentations on the 2020 county budget.

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thousands of Louisianans broke out sandbags or fled to higher ground Thursday as Tropical Storm Barry threatened to turn into the first hurricane of the season and blow ashore with torrential rains that could pose a severe test of New Orleans' improved post-Katrina flood defenses .

The 139th Congress of Christian Education and Annual Session start with a joint church choir musical at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church NBC, 613 Jefferson Ave. in Waco.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

A locomotive derailed in Hewitt and hit an empty freight car shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, forcing the closure of portions of Sun Valley Boulevard, First Street and Warren Street, Hewitt Police Chief Jim Devlin said.

The MCC Foundation’s Highlander Alumni & Friends Association at McLennan Community College is accepting nominations through Monday for its 2019 Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Leader awards. Nomination forms for both awards are available at under “Quick Links and Forms.”