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From Woodway to East Waco, life expectancy drops 15 years, report says

A state highway and staggering demographic differences separate the people who likely will live the longest in McLennan County and those who have the shortest life expectancy, according to a report recently released by the Episcopal Health Foundation. Read more

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Healing but not forgetting: Riesel police chief recalls tragic wreck

Sitting at his home waiting for his body to heal, Riesel Police Chief Danny Krumnow replays in his mind that split second when he grabbed Falls County Sheriff's Office Deputy Matt Jones. Read more

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Baylor: Uptick in 2018 rape numbers reflects better reporting efforts

The number of reported rapes at Baylor University increased slightly in 2018, federally mandated crime reports show, after several years of university efforts to encourage reporting of such crimes. Read more

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Plunging temperatures can't halt veterans parade

A cold front packing cold, blustery winds struck downtown just minutes after Waco’s Veterans Day Parade began at 11 a.m. Monday, sending hats, tiny flags and candy scooting along Austin Avenue. Read more

Waco-area news briefs: Nov. 12, 2019

Heart of Texas Council of Government, 1514 S. New Road, presents an information session about Medic… Read more

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Former Hewitt city manager gets permanent ban from association over ethics issue

A professional organization for municipal managers has censured and permanently banned former Hewit… Read more

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Veteran Waco officer arrested, accused of assault

A nearly 20-year Waco police officer was placed on administrative leave Monday following his arrest… Read more

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Veterans Day Parade in Waco: Nov. 11, 2019

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Wacotrib.com: Obituaries published Nov. 11, 2019

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Veterans Day parade scheduled for Monday

A year after the threat of stormy weather canceled the Veterans Day parade downtown, the event is b… Read more

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New county veterans court starts taking applications on Veterans Day

Military veterans who run afoul of the law now have their own court in McLennan County. It will sta… Read more

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Local veteran's Air Force service spanned from heavy fire over Vietnam to stealth fighter's adoption

Spry, his memory sharp as a razor’s edge, decorated Vietnam-era fighter pilot Kenneth W. Mays, 86, tells stories of rescue missions and bombing runs. Black-and-white photos reveal the havoc inflicted on targets near Hanoi, all while dodging clouds of flak. Read more

Sports

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Lady Bears' Smith wins Big 12 weekly honor

Baylor sophomore forward NaLyssa Smith earned Big 12 Player of the Week along with Kansas guard Holly Kersgieter, the conference announced on Monday afternoon. Read more

Bears' Lockin gathers Big 12 volleyball honor

Baylor volleyball’s Hannah Lockin won Big 12 Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors, the conference announced on Monday. Read more

MCC men bring home a victory over Bossier Parish

McLennan Community College’s men’s basketball team returned to the win column with an 84-70 victory over Bossier Parish Monday at the Highlands. Read more

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Mart moves up to No. 2 as La Vega, Connally, Troy, Cameron remain locked in final Texas Football poll

Final Texas Football high school rankings Read more

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Six things to know from Week 10 in the NFL

Usual winners swapped places with perpetual losers. Read more

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Baylor preparing for OU in national spotlight with College GameDay

The eyes of the college football world will be on McLane Stadium on Saturday night when No. 12 Baylor faces No. 10 Oklahoma with the Big 12 lead on the line. Read more

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Wacotrib.com: Obituaries published Nov. 11, 2019

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Couple keeps local racing lore alive in Axtell museum

If walls could talk, hundreds of thousands of stories from Waco speedsters would echo throughout the Speed Cave Museum in Axtell.

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Waco police chief weighs racial history class as part of city's equity efforts

A class created by the San Jose Police Department to bridge gaps between officers and minority communities could come to Waco, adapted to cover local history.

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Riesel police chief injured in wreck gets police escort home from hospital

A round of applause greeted longtime Riesel Police Chief Danny Krumnow as he was moved out of a Waco hospital Wednesday to be escorted home by local law enforcement.

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Rebounding downtown Waco under microscope for state planning conference

Downtown Waco’s revitalization is getting its moment on stage this week in front of a tough crowd of critics.

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Bellmead's new public works director making move from Waco

The city of Bellmead is in the midst of $12 million in capital improvement projects and has a new public works director starting Tuesday who will keep the work on track while planning for the city’s future, interim City Manager Yost Zakhary said.

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El Con celebrating 50 years in business

To regulars, and there are many, the legendary Tex-Mex restaurant at 4508 W. Waco Drive is “El Con” or “Ted’s,” seldom the full El Conquistador, which is a mouthful better saved for the enchiladas, tacos and fajitas inside.

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Voters approve $14.5 million zoo expansion bond bringing penguins, new veterinary facility

The Cameron Park Zoo will start its waddle toward big improvements after voters approved a $14.5 million bond Tuesday that will pay for an expansion that includes a South African black-footed penguin exhibit and other upgrades.

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Both Midway, West ISD bond packages pass

Both the Midway and West school districts will be able to expand their facilities to meet their growing enrollment numbers with the passage of the two districts’ bond packages Tuesday.

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What are the chances College GameDay comes back to Waco?

Are Lee Corso, Kirk Hebstreit and company headed back to Waco?