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WACO, Texas (KWTX) A Harmony Science Academy teacher is on administrative leave after an incident at the Waco-based school in which students were given scotch tape and told to tape their mouths shut. The incident happened Tuesday in a music class at the public charter school at 1900 North ...
Get free McDonald's fries on Friday. Huge bridge demolition planned for Hwy 288 construction · Man in custody after reportedly shooting brother · Barbara Bush's impact felt at Third Ward Houston school · Houston Texans release 2018 season schedule. Show More. Explosion reported at Texas City refinery.

On April 19, 1993, the 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, ended as fire destroyed the structure after federal agents began ... (Bomber Timothy McVeigh, who prosecutors said had planned the attack as revenge for the Waco siege of two years earlier, was convicted of ...
The Texas Attorney General said in a press release that they arrested a McLennan man for child porn. Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the Child Exploitation Unit of his office arrested 46-year-old Joseph Albert Nickel from Waco on three counts of possession of child porn. Nickel was ...
But police in tiny Mart, Texas say things escalated quickly inside Read's Food Store on Saturday when Milton, 40, was confronted by the store manager. ... defiance, Mr. Milton pulled down his pants, exposing his anus and genitals," according to an arrest warrant affidavit cited by the Waco Tribune-Herald.
Twenty-five years ago today, FBI tanks smashed into the ramshackle home of the Branch Davidians outside Waco, Texas. After the FBI collapsed much of the building atop the residents, a fire erupted and 76 corpses were dug out of the rubble. Unfortunately, the American political system and media ...

The sailors many of us have come to know are saying their farewells and going out in style. "I've done a number of these now and this is by far the best Navy Week that I've participated in, in my three years with this command so it's amazing," said Lt. Commander Katy Gray with the U.S. Navy. More than ... Texas
"Something that I look forward to the most coming here to Texas is getting to spend time with the people," Navy Lt. Tyler Davies said at the Waco stop. "The feeling when I get when I come into Texas is such an amazing feeling on everybody's face that I get to meet. They're very supportive of the military, ...
Tourists were more likely to stop in the tiny town of West, Texas, just north of Waco, for its famous kolaches. ... The couple has brought fresh attention to Waco through the show, and their real estate ventures have created downtown sites that are attracting not only Texans, but tourists from all over the ...
As a corporate public relations specialist, he worked for Life Partners, Inc, a Waco-based firm that pioneered the practice of purchasing life insurance .... but he eventually lost the case when the Texas Supreme Court ruled that he was a "limited purpose public figure" and thus had to prove that the ... Reporter
Registration is open for the 27th annual Waco Children's Theatre Summer Performing Arts Camp, which will be held in June. This camp features instruction in all ... will be provided. The event is free, but groups are asked to make reservations by contacting Earl Stinnett at 750-8018 or earls@ci.waco.tx.us. Reporter
Sheriff's office Operations Capt. Scott Robinson said the men were found in the Waco area after the escape and taken into custody by U.S. marshals and Hill County deputies. ... Texas Department of Corrections dogs confirmed the first dog's findings, according to the sheriff's office. Officials believe the men ... Reporter
An unlikely series of adventures led Ohio native Jay Kelly to drift down to Texas, become a Baylor University football player and emerge as a leading ... Colt Kelly, a 2016 Baylor business communications graduate, said the firm has set up at events around the state to sell boots, but the Waco showroom ... Reporter
Members of the Central Texas African-American Heritage Foundation gather outside the East Waco Library, which houses a new black history exhibit. From left to right ... But backers of the new rotating exhibit at the East Waco Library at 901 Elm Ave. hope to tell those stories in coming years a little at a time. Reporter
That's not something zoo officials are worried about, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported, now that the rare creature has spent 18 confrontation-free months growing up in quarantined chambers before its public debut this week at the zoo's freshwater aquarium. Pancho and Lefty, as caretakers have taken to ... Reporter
Site Selection Magazine recently announced it had chosen Texas to receive its Governor's Cup for the sixth consecutive year for its performance in attracting new industry in 2017 and seeing expansion of existing plants, according to the office of Gov. Greg Abbott, who accepted the award on the state's ... Reporter
The Compassionate Friends is a national organization whose Waco Chapter was active for 30 years before going dormant. James Davis and his wife Cathy have revived the group to help grieving families. Davis first got involved in Compassionate Friends eight years ago while he was grieving the loss of ... Reporter

WACO, TX — One of America's most popular 0n-camera couples made a big announcement Wednesday — perhaps by accident. In a video shared on Twitter, Chip Gaines let slip that the couple's soon-to-be-born child is a boy. In the video, Chip is seen talking to a young, 'Fixer Upper' superfan named ... Reporter
Barry Johnson rates his hand while thanking supporters during an election party, Tuesday, March, 6, 2018, in Waco, Texas. Johnson ousted two-term incumbent Abel Reyna as McLennan County district attorney, in a contentious race played out under the dark specter of the 2015 shootout between bikers ... Reporter
The Gift Horse is a stylish "one-stop-shop" boutique for all gift giving needs. We carry Arthur Coat, Brighton, Tyler Candles, Lauren James, Findley and more. We provide a comfortable family friendly environment for everyone who walks through our doors. We have wonderful and unique gift items and gift ... Reporter
WACO, Texas (KWTX) A rare two-headed snake is now on display at the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco. The zoo posted the news on Facebook and said people can check out the rat snake in the Freshwater Aquarium. The reptile eats out of either head, the zoo said. The snake was brought to the zoo in ... Reporter
When he was removed from the Branch Davidian siege in Wednesday's season finale of Waco, he asked his tactical piers if they understood how the city kept the .... fiery sunset lighting up the central Texas planes as Thibodeau walks over the decimated compound—but time and time again, the characters who remain after ... Reporter
Krukoft said they have fallen in love with Texas, and Magnolia Table reinforces their impression of the state as welcoming “and a blessing in our lives.” ... Waco Police Department spokesman Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said he had heard of no “criminal activity or mayhem” on the circle by mid-afternoon ... Reporter
The most significant storytelling decision the team behind Waco has made thus far is the depiction of how the gunfire started at Mount Carmel. The ATF maintains that the Branch Davidians ambushed agents with modified weapons. The Branch Davidians say the ATF opened fire on their home despite sect ... Reporter
(KWTX) The race for the Texas Democratic gubernatorial nomination will be decided in a runoff, McLennan County's district attorney loses in an upset ... Waco attorney Seth Sutton filed as the lone Democratic candidate for district attorney, but withdrew before the primary, although his name remained on the ... Reporter
'Fixer Upper' stars Chip and Joanna Gaines just opened a restaurant in Waco, Texas — here's what it's like to visit ... In 2017, their expansive downtown Waco hub, Magnolia Market at the Silos, averaged 30,000 visitors a week — an annual total close to 1.6 million people, reports the Waco Tribune. Reporter
Joshua attended Dexter schools and then moved with his parents to Waco, Texas, where he attended Rapoport High School, graduating as Valedictorian. He continued his education at University of Texas at Austin. He was proud to be a "Longhorn". He graduated in 2016 with two degrees in Corporate ... Reporter
Starz's Counterpart, TNT's The Alienist, and Paramount Network's Waco are just three of a spate of new dramas to premiere in recent weeks. .... Mexico to suggest the looming threat of an unchecked US government, about to intrude on the Branch Davidian cult members holed up outside of Waco, Texas. Reporter
WACO, Tex. (KBTX)- Following the holiday season, All Things Country, LLC, a small family-owned business out of Waco, Texas has become the primary focus of a BBB investigation. All Things Country, LLC's website, www.allthingscountrywestern.com, offers a variety of western themed merchandise for ... Reporter
WACO, Texas (KWTX) Emily Stephens, 23, passed away Jan. 23 at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, where the recent college graduate and 2012 Valedictorian of China Spring High School had been for the last few months of her life. “I remember a few weeks ago she was so tired and I ... Reporter
Twenty-five years after the siege, the Branch Davidian standoff in Waco, Texas returns to TV. We're talking to the show's co-creators, Drew Dowdle and John Erick Dowdle, about “Waco.” This On Point show airs Monday at 11 a.m. EST. Guests: Drew Dowdle, co-creator of 'Waco' TV series. John Erick ... Reporter
WACO, Texas (AP) — Elvis Presley not only ate in Waco during his years at Fort Hood, but he slept here, too, and the house where he did is now open for ... The Waco Tribune-Herald reports the children of Eddie Fadal, a Waco DJ and businessman who befriended Presley when the rock 'n' roll star was in ... Reporter
WACO, Texas (KWTX) A Waco man who, along with his wife, served as a foster parent for nearly 70 children, has died after a brief battle with cancer. Waco native Mike Whitworth, known as “Papa,” and his wife, Nina, were parents to six children when they applied to be foster parents. Over the course of 11 ... Reporter
“Texas has weird weather. One day it's sunny and warm, then the next day it's cold. But I am very glad I am not outside today.” Betts joined almost 20 men at the Red Shield Men's Lodge Monday night in downtown Waco. Because of the predicted low temperatures, the Salvation Army opened an emergency ... Reporter
WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2018) – Baylor University will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, because of winter weather conditions. Baylor Law School and Baylor's Louise Herrington School of Nursing in Dallas also will be closed on Tuesday. On the Waco campus, only essential employees, such as those with ... Reporter
A 35-year-old Waco street crimes officer was arrested by McLennan County Sheriff's Office deputies Monday afternoon on a misdemeanor prostitution charge. Willy Rafael Lopez, a five-year veteran of the Waco Police Department, was arrested on a Class B misdemeanor charge of prostitution, according to ... Reporter
There's something about Texas, apparently. If all goes according to schedule, the United States' second commercial surf park may open less than 2 hours in a straight shot north up I-35 from its first – Austin's NLand Surf Park. As we reported in October 2016, it's all going down in Waco, a place that's most ... Reporter
TROY, Texas (KWTX) A multi-vehicle crash snarled traffic Tuesday afternoon on I-35 between Waco and Temple. The accident was reported at around 3:20 p.m. on the northbound interstate in Troy and by 5 p.m., traffic was backed up for as much as four miles. One of the trucks involved was hauling a load ... Reporter
WACO, Texas (KWTX) A man who fired several rounds after arguing with a bouncer early Sunday morning at a Waco bar was shot and injured by a bar employee. Waco police responded to the Mr. Magoo's bar at 4601 Hodde Dr. at around 2:00 a.m. Sunday. Officers determined that a customer who ... Reporter
Fabian Ray Rivera, of Hewitt, was arrested after police began searching for him after he was allegedly involved in an argument with another man in the 2400 block of West Waco Drive on Thursday. Police initially said the men were arguing outside several businesses when the shooting started outside Look ... Reporter
WACO, Texas (KWTX) A funeral service has been scheduled for a beloved bartender who worked for nearly half a century at Waco's Ridgewood Country Club. Vertney Smith, Sr., 76, died of complications Monday night at Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center after going into cardiac arrest the day ... Reporter
The X-Files showed a small team of FBI agents often chasing the tails of their superiors in a world run by conspiracies. Waco will focus on the high profile standoff at the Waco, Texas/Branch Davidian compound that defined how federal law enforcement worked in real time. The six-part limited series will be ... Reporter
“My grandparents, Richard Boyd Spencer and his wife Kate Lattimore Spencer, moved to Waco from Dublin, Texas, where all eight of their children were born. They came to Waco in 1909 so all of their children could attend Baylor University. All did so. “My grandmother's brother was interim president of ... Reporter
HOUSTON, Texas (KWTX) A 20-year-old Waco soldier whose remains went unidentified for nearly 70 years after he died in combat during World War II was finally laid to rest in Texas Wednesday. Army Pfc. Lonnie Eichelberger was buried with full military honors Wednesday at the VA National Cemetery in ... Reporter
WACO, Texas (KWTX) Waco is among the top travel destinations in the world in 2018, according to the travel website TripAdvisor.com, which released its Travelers' Choice awards for Destinations on the Rise Tuesday. “The awards recognize 44 destinations around the world selected by measuring ... Reporter
Bennie is survived by his wife of 42 years, Linda Dugger Lampert of Hewitt; daughter, Emily Ann Mason and husband, Billy, of Plano, Texas; granddaughter, Elizabeth Grace Mason, also of Plano, Texas; brother, Harry Lampert and wife, Janice, of Waco, Texas; sister, Deborah Hathi and husband, Rush, ... Reporter
“Truth and Lies: Waco” (8 p.m., ABC) devotes two hours to the 25th anniversary of the shootout that sparked a standoff between federal agents and the followers of fringe religious figure David Koresh. The original clash would leave four ATF agents dead and kill six of Koresh's followers. A 51-day siege ... Reporter
WACO, Texas (KWTX) A suicidal woman is safe after a standoff in a Waco neighborhood. (photo by: Rhyan Henson). Sgt. Patrick Swanton told KWTX the call came in around 10 p.m. Wednesday evening, prompting a SWAT response in addition to normal officer response. Swanton said the woman was the ... Reporter
Do: Waco was born out of Fort Fisher, a Texas Ranger camp erected here in 1837; the famed fort has been home to the Texas Ranger Museum for the last 50 years. Make a visit ... In adjoining College Station, the Bush Presidential Library remains an absolute must-see for all Texans of all ages. Stay at The ... Reporter
Four months after Waco, a federal grand jury indicted 12 Davidians for aiding and abetting the murder of agents and illegally possessing firearms, according to the Texas Monthly. Four were acquitted. Eight were acquitted of murder, but served varying sentences on firearms-related offenses. By 2007 ... Reporter


 

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