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'Green Book' movie evokes Waco memories of travel under segregation

In the movie “Green Book” playing in theaters across the country, black pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) hires a white nightclub bouncer Tony Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) to drive him to concert dates across a racially segregated South in 1962. Read more

Waco community packed with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations

Multiple events across Waco will celebrate the life and legacy of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with food, a march, a theater production, speeches and a candlelight vigil, as well as service opportunities. Read more

New federal judge, high court ruling could make Waco hotbed for patent lawsuits

The trials, which sometimes have billions of dollars at stake, often attract large legal teams and out-of-town media representatives. Read more

Paint by numbers: Texas Sports Hall of Fame's longtime artist brings jerseys to life

AUSTIN — The eyes, sad and yearning, draw you in, paralyzing observers in place. This is Robert Hurst’s third crack at painting famed Texas songwriter Aaron Barker, and if the eyes are any indication this one will be a keeper. Read more

Attorney who contracted Legionnaires' disease sues hotel

A Waco attorney who alleges he contracted Legionnaires’ disease during a six-day stay at a hotel in… Read more

Firm recommends demolition, reconstruction for 2 of 3 Waco public housing complexes

South Terrace is likely to be the first of Waco’s three public housing complexes to see a major ove… Read more

Waco police restart K-9 program after review prompted by dog's attack, death

The Waco Police Department has resumed its K-9 program after a monthslong “operational pause” that … Read more

I-35 project could cause drainage issues near downtown

A 1989 flood that submerged apartments and swept vehicles down Waco Creek would pale in comparison … Read more

Cameron Park Zoo makes changes after audit finds lax cash-handling procedures

An audit of cash-handling procedures at Cameron Park Zoo last year uncovered significant lapses in … Read more

Sports

No. 2 Lady Bears take care of business against Mountaineers, 79-47

Baylor’s been doing it all season. Quietly, at times as Kim Mulkey put it after the game, but taking care of the basketball has been a consistent strength of the second-ranke… Read more

Bears making quick turnaround at West Virginia

Fresh off Saturday’s stunning comeback win over No. 8 Texas Tech, Baylor has little time to celebrate as it makes a rapid turnaround to play West Virginia. Read more

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I-35 project could cause drainage issues near downtown

A 1989 flood that submerged apartments and swept vehicles down Waco Creek would pale in comparison to flooding a storm of the same scope would bring if drainage issues associated with a plan to widen Interstate 35 are not addressed, officials said Thursday.

Waco community packed with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations

Multiple events across Waco will celebrate the life and legacy of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with food, a march, a theater production, speeches and a candlelight vigil, as well as service opportunities.

Waco renewable energy proposal hits wall at sustainability board meeting

An effort to put formal pressure on the Waco City Council to commit to renewable energy for municipal purposes stalled on Thursday in the face of a roomful of supporters urging a city environmental board to take action.

Local emergency management coordinator to leave for job at MCC

Waco-McLennan County Emergency Management Coordinator Frank Patterson still remembers the haze hanging over the city of West when he arrived on the night of April 13, 2013 after an explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. shook the small northern McLennan County city.

Wood from Cameron Park tree to go to Waco tribe's descendants

Wood from a tree whose ancestors may have shaded Waco Indians two centuries ago is heading north for use by their descendants.

Cinemark theater among plans for large entertainment, retail venue near I-35, New Road

A Cinemark movie theater could be part of a sprawling Cottonwood Creek Market development on Interstate 35 near New Road, with other features to include sit-down and fast-food restaurants, retail space and living areas, according to an online marketing flyer for the project.

Bellmead council passes on 2 candidates, appoints mayor as acting city manager

The council held closed-door interviews with former Hewitt City Manager Adam Miles and former Woodway City Manager Yost Zakhary.

Waco, Hewitt council races draw candidates on 1st day of filing

Political newcomers in Hewitt and Waco submitted their names on the first day of the filing period for the May 4 municipal election.

4 men indicted in child porn cases

A McLennan County grand jury indicted four men Wednesday in child pornography cases investigated by the Texas Attorney General’s Child Exploitation Unit in 2017 and 2018.

County auditor to resign, move back to East Texas

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.