Thursday, March 21, 2019
The Waco Independent School District Board of Trustees accepted Superintendent A. Marcus Nelson’s resignation Thursday night, after Nelson was arrested March 6 on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge.
This year’s Table Toppers fundraiser for the Art Center of Waco did not quite have the impact of last year’s, when the announcement of the center’s new downtown Waco location and building was made, but it had considerable news of its own.
A Waco man who spent 22 years in prison for raping a teacher as a teen was sentenced to life in prison Thursday in a 2017 home-invasion sexual assault of a deaf woman.
A rookie Waco police officer has remained on administrative duties since March 1, when she shot and killed a man who police said was stabbing a Waco resident outside a hotel.
Police are searching for a driver who struck a 14-year-old Midway High School student after class dismissed Thursday, Assistant Hewitt Police Chief Tuck Saunders said.
The city of Waco issued a notification Thursday urging residents in the Old Lorena Road and Chapel Road areas to boil their water before consuming it.
Learn how to produce your own honey and help save the bees by attending the Central Texas Beginning Beekeepers School on Saturday, March 23 in Brenham. The school is open to the public for anyone interested in keeping bees or that wants to learn about bees.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
The Waco Independent School District Board of Trustees likely will come to a “resolution” regarding the future of Superintendent A. Marcus Nelson when it meets again Thursday, board President Pat Atkins said.
Texas-based Oceans Healthcare will break ground Thursday on an almost $8 million hospital in Waco to treat people suffering from behavioral problems.
The Waco Family Y hot tub is no longer in hot water.
Hewitt City Council members awarded a contract this week for the final phase of a $1.2 million waterline replacement project that runs almost the length of the city’s Interstate 35 frontage.
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.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
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
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.
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.
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.