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Shoeshine man who got the boot from the city lands on his feet

Robert Pearson, who unceremoniously was booted out of shoeshine job at the Waco Regional Airport after 14 years, can look forward now to working banker’s hours. Read more

Austin Avenue pedestrian mall at 50: The rise and fall of a failed solution

Fifty years ago, an Austin Avenue shopper could visit one of four major department stores, buy shoes or diamond rings or stop by her choice of banks and cafeterias. She might catch a first-run movie at the Waco Theatre, such as the hippie classic “Alice’s Restaurant.” Read more

Assistant DA, Waco ISD board member fired from job as juvenile prosecutor

Robin Houston, a McLennan County assistant district attorney and Waco school board member, was fired Thursday from her job as juvenile prosecutor. Read more

Jesus Said Love ministry helping growing list of businesses get off ground

Exotic dancers and women caught in the web of sex trafficking are turning their lives around and hoping to turn a profit through becoming a business incubator of sorts in downtown Waco. Read more

Columnist David Brooks, author Anne Snyder to speak in Waco

Author and New York Times columnist David Brooks and author and journalist Anne Snyder, his wife, will speak twice in overlapping events this week in Waco. Read more

Alzheimer's support groups find another tool in recent Baylor study on caregivers' well-being

Researchers worldwide are seeking better treatment options for Alzheimer’s disease. A recent Baylor University study exploring the effects on Alzheimer’s disease caregivers came about in part through discussions with the Alzheimer’s Association’s local chapter. Read more

BSR orchestrated cover-up after surfer's death, lawyer alleges in pretrial hearing

BSR officials tried to cover up evidence of a deadly brain-eating amoeba that possibly led to the death of a New Jersey surfer last year by “hyper-chlorinating” the surf pool on the eve of a federal health agency investigation, the surfer’s lawyer said Thursday. Read more

Fallas Automation marks 40 years of packaging innovation

The folks at Fallas Automation in Waco are bound for Las Vegas, where they will show their robotic packaging equipment to thousands attending the 2019 Pack Expo sprawling across nearly 1 million square feet of display space. Read more

Waco’s census committee seeks volunteer ambassadors to boost local participation

The 2020 census is months away, and the city of Waco is looking for as many volunteers to help spread the word as it can get. Read more

McGregor Founders Day: Sept. 21, 2019

Photos by Jose Yau Read more

Waco Oktoberfest, benefiting Musclar Dystrophy Association: Sept. 21, 2019

Photos by Michael Bancale Read more

Mexican Independence Day parade, sponsored by Waco Hispanic Museum: Sept. 22, 2019

Photos by Jerry Larson and Jose Yau Read more

Golden Gala at Lee Lockwood Scottish Rite Library & Museum: Sept. 21, 2019

Photos by Jose Yau Read more

Waco man, 19, arrested in post-party shoot-up at West home

A Waco teenager was arrested Thursday afternoon on a charge that he shot a firearm at a house and c… Read more

Waco police arrest 3 in drug, gambling raid

Waco police arrested three people and seized drugs and 8-liner gambling machines during a raid at B… Read more

Robinson man arrested, accused of impersonating federal officer

Police arrested a Robinson man and searched his home Thursday after the man falsely told local offi… Read more

Police identify man found dead in his Waco apartment

Waco police have identified the man found dead Friday evening in his North 26th Street apartment as… Read more

Mike Copeland: Dancing Bear food; Downtown soundstage; Sales tax revenue up

The Baylor University-area Dancing Bear Pub, 1117 Speight Ave., will add gourmet food dishes to its… Read more

Plea deal may free defendant in sex trafficking case

A Waco man charged with sexual trafficking of a woman in multiple cities and states and with assaul… Read more

Access Waco

Pitt shines as astronaut on an emotional journey in "Ad Astra"

In English, “Ad Astra” means “to the stars,” but it’s precisely the film’s earthbound emotional tru… Read more

Movies for Sept. 20

The following movies are showing at first-run theaters Regal Jewel 16 (RJ16), AMC Classic Galaxy 16… Read more

Sports

Bears bracing for versatile Iowa State QB Purdy

Baylor’s hit-or-miss performance against Rice was far from the complete game Matt Rhule wanted as his team heads into Big 12 play against Iowa State. Read more

StatsPlus: High school football statistics, scores and standings

Lady Bears' Cox, Cooper earn preseason all-American nods

The defending national champion Baylor women’s basketball team has set the bar high for the 2019-2020 season and the preseason hoops magazines have noticed. Read more

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Wacotrib.com: Obituaries published Sep. 23, 2019

Golden Gala at Lee Lockwood Scottish Rite Library & Museum: Sept. 21, 2019

Photos by Jose Yau

Waco Oktoberfest, benefiting Musclar Dystrophy Association: Sept. 21, 2019

Photos by Michael Bancale

Mexican Independence Day parade, sponsored by Waco Hispanic Museum: Sept. 22, 2019

Photos by Jerry Larson and Jose Yau

Jesus Said Love ministry helping growing list of businesses get off ground

Exotic dancers and women caught in the web of sex trafficking are turning their lives around and hoping to turn a profit through becoming a business incubator of sorts in downtown Waco.

BSR orchestrated cover-up after surfer's death, lawyer alleges in pretrial hearing

BSR officials tried to cover up evidence of a deadly brain-eating amoeba that possibly led to the death of a New Jersey surfer last year by “hyper-chlorinating” the surf pool on the eve of a federal health agency investigation, the surfer’s lawyer said Thursday.