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November 19, 2018

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Valley Mills mantel maker expanding operations

Just across the McLennan-Bosque county line, on what passes for this small town’s main drag, sits a collection of sheet metal and memories better known as Valley Mills Mantels. That is where Aubrey Stringer turns native Texas woods into handcrafted decorations for fireplaces. Read more

30 children join new families in Baylor Adoption Day event

Hewitt resident Wendi Jones was all grins Friday holding her newly adopted daughter, 17-month-old Camri. Read more

Why a salmonella outbreak shouldn't ruin your Thanksgiving

NEW YORK — There’s no reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. Read more

Report outlined Baylor Title IX failures almost 2 years before 2016 leadership shakeup

A report commissioned by Baylor University and completed 20 months before the university fired its … Read more

AMR seeking to improve response times as reporting deadline passes

American Medical Services has yet to provide local officials with a report detailing response times… Read more

Roundup of restaurants open or taking orders for Thanksgiving

Readers often contact the Tribune-Herald this time of year to find Waco-area restaurants that will … Read more

ARC Abatement to remove asbestos at 25th Street Theatre for fire station renovation

As a kid growing up in North Waco, Ron Daniel beat a path to the 25th Street Theatre. He remembers … Read more

Goat naming contest gathers donations for hungry students

Lake Air Montessori Magnet School faculty, staff and students competed in a goat naming contest to … Read more

Rep. Anderson outlines goals for upcoming legislative session

From state education funding to a Waco tourism district, State Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson, R-Waco,… Read more

Baylor rebuts ex-player's claim of mistreatment in Title IX case

Baylor University is fighting back against a former football player who in a recent lawsuit accused… Read more

Former hospital worker sentenced for inappropriate photos, videos of patients

A former hospital nurse was sentenced to five years in a state jail Friday for taking nude videos a… Read more


Bears outlast Virginia to reach Elite Eight

Kennedy Brown couldn’t have picked a better time to score her first header at Baylor. Read more

Brice Cherry: In an election of the best Bears, there are no bad choices

Wouldn’t it be great if every election offered nothing but promising choices? Read more

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Former hospital worker sentenced for inappropriate photos, videos of patients

A former hospital nurse was sentenced to five years in a state jail Friday for taking nude videos and photos of two unconscious patients in 2015 and 2016.

Baylor connections lead to return of 400-year-old book to Sinai monastery librarian

Greek Orthodox hieromonk Father Justin, librarian of St. Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai, has a homecoming of sorts whenever he visits Baylor University, where his parents attended in the 1940s, but his visit this week enables an even more special homecoming: the return of a 17th-century Greek psalter from a former St. Catherine’s monk.

TxDOT engineer outlines efforts to make Waco I-35 work go as quickly as possible

Waco will not be “Salado’d” during a four-and-a-half-year, $300 million widening of Interstate 35 slated to start in the spring, a Texas Department of Transportation official said.

Top child abuse prosecutor leaving DA's office for state post

Gabrielle Massey was an intern in the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office 14 years ago when she realized her calling in life was to fight for women and children survivors of sexual and domestic abuse.

Grandmother of fire victims arrested on injury to a child charges

Waco police have arrested the grandmother of two children who died in a duplex fire Nov. 2, accusing her of recklessly abandoning the children and taking no action to help them.

Art of the Rat: Blek decorates downtown Waco

Blek le Rat, 67, a French pioneer in street art, uses stencils and spray paint Wednesday on a wall of the unfinished Art Center of Waco building on South Eighth Street.

Mart PD to provide officer for Riesel schools under pact

The eastern McLennan County towns of Mart and Riesel are adversaries on the football field, but they plan to be partners in school security.

Teal's Ribs temporarily closed by health district

Tony Teal’s plan to open a restaurant serving ribs and soul food in the former Michna’s Bar-B-Que building on Franklin Avenue has hit a snag, with health inspectors shutting down Teal’s Ribs this week for a second time.

Plan Commission considers new standards for La Salle Avenue

Seeking to inject a sense of destination into a once-booming thoroughfare, owners of businesses along La Salle Avenue are asking the city to enact a set of regulations that would set design requirements and prohibit several types of businesses already in the area.

City presents options for look of 2-way Washington Avenue

Supporters say a two-way Washington Avenue would make downtown easier to navigate and friendlier to retail and restaurant development, but concerns remain for at least one property owner about potential bottlenecks when looming interstate construction changes drivers’ chosen cross-town routes.