Tuesday, March 19, 2019
The Waco Independent School District Board of Trustees met behind closed doors for more than four hours Tuesday night to deliberate potential consequences for Superintendent A. Marcus Nelson, who was arrested March 6 on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge.
A report on a recent Texas Commission on Jail Standards inspection cites the jail staff in three areas of noncompliance.
A Waco man was arrested Tuesday after a wild 20-mile chase in which he stole an unmarked police car, threatened a resident with an ax, then wrecked a second stolen car.
Signs on Texas multi-lane highways that read “Left Lane for Passing Only” are not suggestions or clever slogans, like “Don’t Mess with Texas” or “Drive Friendly” campaigns. It’s the law.
Waco City Council members appeared skeptical Tuesday of homes made of repurposed shipping containers, saying they could disrupt neighborhoods.
Bell County Sheriff’s Office officials turned two teenagers over to their parents and a Moody church Monday, after the church was vandalized following its Sunday service.
State Rep. Stephanie Klick, R-Fort Worth, was on the floor of the Texas House in 2015 trying to convince her colleagues to open up the state to medical cannabis, and it was not going well.
Monday, March 18, 2019
An overflow crowd is expected Tuesday night as the Waco Independent School District board of trustees weighs the future of its superintendent.
Driverless cars and rapid transit bus lines that slash commute times will barge into Waco’s transportation future. But their arrival will depend on funding and the basics of street striping, synchronized traffic lights and smooth pavement.
The small congregation at Moody’s Willow Grove Baptist Church began the week heartbroken as members worked alongside volunteers to clean up the mayhem that vandals left behind Sunday.
A Waco construction worker pleaded guilty Monday to sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl last year.
DALLAS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush welcomed new U.S. citizens Monday during a naturalization ceremony in Dallas, saying that "amid all the complications of policy, may we never forget that immigration is a blessing and a strength."
A driver on Interstate 35 near Bruceville-Eddy was critically injured early Monday after steering her SUV into into a concrete barrier and then getting hit by a tractor-trailer, Texas Department of Public Safety officials said.
CANTON — David Dunagan and his wife, Lori, moved to the East Texas ranching community of Whitton two years ago to escape the bright lights of Dallas, finding peace on a back patio overlooking the emptiness of rolling grasslands dotted by grazing cattle and deer.
SALT LAKE CITY — Kansas’ solicitor general on Monday called on a federal appeals court to reinstate the state’s law requiring people to provide proof of citizenship before they can register to vote, saying problems with how it was enforced during the three years it was in place are fixable.
A panel of House budget writers gave initial approval Monday to a budget that would spend $115 billion in state funds, including a $9 billion infusion of new funds for Texas public schools and property tax relief.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke told supporters Sunday that he's never taken LSD and there's "nothing" he hasn't already revealed about his past that could come back to hurt his run for office.
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Waco Independent School District Superintendent A. Marcus Nelson said he is remorseful for his marijuana possession arrest but plans to ask the school board Tuesday for the chance to "redeem" himself.
The Waco City Council on Tuesday will consider a $3.6 million deal for pavement, curb and gutter improvements along Old Hewitt Road, Bagby Avenue and New Road.
HOUSTON (AP) — Some Houston-area residents have been urged to remain indoors as a fire burns at a petrochemicals terminal.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Police in San Antonio are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in the parking lot of a Catholic parish after a wedding.
WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say a truck driver accused of kidnapping two children in Texas has been arrested on northern Arizona and the boy and girl are both safe.
Saturday, March 16, 2019
A 24-year-old former special education aide at Waco Independent School District said she was forced to resign after she was arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge last year, the same charge for which Superintendent A. Marcus Nelson was arrested.
As the city of Waco continues to pursue a landfill near the intersection of TK Parkway and State Highway 31, legal and regulatory challenges loom in the coming months.
With a book about longtime New York Yankees icon Derek Jeter in his hand, Waco Fire Marshal Lt. Keith Guillory read to a captivated crowd of South Waco Elementary School Leadership Council students earlier this month.
A venerable Waco law firm is combining forces with an East Texas firm to capitalize on Waco’s new reputation as a burgeoning destination for intellectual property lawsuits.
HOUSTON (AP) — Two proposed bills could give Texas landowners more options should electric transmission towers be put up on or near their property.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lawmakers looking to shrink Texas' prison population and costs are considering a bill that would allow some people convicted of committing serious crimes as minors to apply for parole in half the time they're currently allowed.
Friday, March 15, 2019
McLennan County commissioners are juggling several options as they work to reduce the county’s share of valuable downtown real estate, maximize use of existing facilities and consider moving departments into new buildings.
Waco Independent School District Superintendent A. Marcus Nelson entered a plea agreement with the Robertson County District Attorney’s Office to have his misdemeanor marijuana possession charge dismissed if he completes a 90-day diversion program, Robertson County District Attorney W. Coty Siegert said in a statement.
McLennan County leaders are continuing to contemplate taking over operation of the privately run Jack Harwell Detention Center and using it as a new home base for pre-release reintegration programs and services for inmates with mental health or substance abuse treatment needs.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unbowed by a congressional rebuke, President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday in a demonstration that he is not through fighting for his signature campaign promise, which stands largely unfulfilled 18 months before voters decide whether to grant him another term.
An interesting thing happened recently in the Colorado state wrestling tournament. Brendon Johnson, an 18-year-old senior at the Classical Academy in Colorado, forfeited in the first round rather than wrestle a girl. He later forfeited again in the third round of the consolation bracket rather than wrestle another girl.