Friday, August 23, 2019

My wife is a great listener. That is one of the reasons I married her. She listens intently, not just to me, but also to anyone speaking to her. I once watched a total stranger stop her on the street in New York and spill out their life story. I have witnessed the same thing on subways, in train stations and shopping centers in the U.S. and Europe. You can see it in her eyes. She focuses. She doesn’t glance around the room wondering if there is someone else she should speak to. She doesn’t look beyond you. Her eyes don’t glaze over in a fixed stare that pretends to listen while she thinks about something else.

Thursday, August 22, 2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Monday, August 19, 2019

The West Waco Library is closed through Wednesday for carpet repairs. The other three Library locations will be open normal business hours and the back book drop will be available for returns. West Waco Library will resume normal business hours on Thursday.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

McLennan Community College will have its Summer Commencement at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Chisholm Hall at the Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave. MCC history professor Jeremy Lehman will give the keynote speech.

Friday, August 16, 2019

My daughter was born the year I turned 40. With two sons already 13 and 8, we were not expecting another child. In fact, the doctors told us that having more children was impossible. But, the impossible happened. The doctor’s first question was, “Do you want to terminate this pregnancy?” We were stunned. Such a consideration never entered our minds. Nine months later my wife gave birth to a beautiful little girl who has blessed our lives immeasurably. I often thought of the doctor’s question when I rocked her to sleep and felt the weight of her slumbering body against my shoulder.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Waco Fire Department, Waco Police Department and the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office will host the annual Battle of the Badges blood drive with Carter BloodCare from Friday through Aug. 31.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Monday, August 12, 2019

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