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McLennan County Republican Women recently received a prestigious award from the National Federation of Republican Women recognizing their community service. The group has donated finances, much-needed items and volunteer service to several community nonprofit groups, a local school and ...
McLennan County has traditionally used local sources for its aggregate road material, or washed gravel. After road and bridge department foremen asked for better material for building and maintaining county roads, Dunnam's office consulted the Texas Department of Transportation for recommendations.

McLennan County has traditionally used local sources for its aggregate road material, or washed gravel. After road and bridge department foremen asked for better material for building and maintaining county roads, Dunnam's office consulted the Texas Department of Transportation for recommendations.
Investigators with the McLennan County Sheriff's Office were able to stop a potential murder after a woman confessed her plan to a witness, according to an arrest affidavit. The witness told detectives 28-year-old Shonna Lynn Manson came to Waco on a Greyhound bus to visit the victim on April 7.
“It's a very twisted plot,” McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said. Deputies arrested Shonna Manson, 28, Wednesday morning at the home of her mother, Deawathae Holder, on Meandering Way in China Spring. McLennan County deputies later surrounded Manson's boyfriend, Jason Maples, 36, ...
The following people were indicted Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by a McLennan County grand jury. The District Attorney's Office no longer furnishes the age or city of residence of the people on this list. Tederick Dewayne Bessie — continuous violence against the family. Scott Allen Mayhew — possession of ...

McLENNAN COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) A McLennan County state game warden recently seized a bald eagle carcass from a man who picked it up off a roadway, and then wrote the man up for fooling with the dead bird in the first place. It's of course illegal to kill a bald eagle in Texas, or anywhere else in this ...
A new McGregor trailer plant on Tuesday received an industrial business grant worth $9,500 over five years from McLennan County for its plans to make a $745,000 capital investment and create 75 full-time jobs. The grant will come in the form of reductions in city and county taxes on the property's ...
McLennan County voters in May 2017 agreed to the Extraco project by approving a 5 percent tax on short-term car rentals and a 2 percent hotel occupancy tax. Revenue from the taxes can only go to renovations of the site off Bosque Boulevard, co-owned in part by the county, city of Waco and Waco ...
On Monday, Bynum met with McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara and his staff. McNamara discussed his career as a U.S. Marshal and told the Rear Admiral historic family stories. He ended the meeting telling Bynum and the sailors about his appreciation for the military. Rear Admiral Bynum then ...
McLennan County officials set up fences and other security measures around the courthouse in preparation for the first Twin Peaks shootout trial last October. The county accepted an almost $646,000 state grant Tuesday that will help cover the security costs and other expenses related to the case.
The McLennan County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution to help the City of Mart repair its roads after verbally committing to do so in March. Last month, Mart residents asked the commissioners for the county's support. They claimed their cries for help had been stalled when ...
More than 200 people attended a re-election campaign event for U.S. Senator Ted Cruz at a McGregor farm on Monday. The Texas Farm Bureau who is endorsing Cruz hosted the event at the farm of the McLennan County Farm Bureau President Rodney Schmalriede. During his speech, the senator, ...
But even that map showed that all of McLennan County was covered by one or more services at 10 mpbs download speeds. That included cable and ... His company offers eastern McLennan County customers 10 Mbps download speed through antennas for almost $60 per month. “You'd be surprised how ...
The Prerelease Re-entry Program at the McLennan County Jail is part of the McLennan County Reintegration Program, an effort between the city of Waco, McLennan County, and the Heart of Texas Region MHMR Center. Ray, a local musician and McLennan Community College student, offered to help ...
Daniel Hare, 39, met with volunteers Tuesday at the Waco Hippodrome, launching in earnest his campaign to become McLennan County's next district attorney. ... "There will be no incumbent running, only two challengers, and the voters will decide the best option for McLennan County," Hare said. "I don't ...
McLennan County commissioners approved an initial concept plan Tuesday for a more than $30 million overhaul of the Extraco Events Center ... McLennan County voters approved a 5 percent tax on short-term car rentals and a 2 percent hotel occupancy tax last year that will allow the county to take out a ...

Two cases involving bikers charged for the Twin Peaks shootout who were expected to go on trial have been dismissed. The McLennan County District Attorney's Office filed a motion to dismiss the case of Cody Ledbetter, 29 and George Bergman on Monday, which a judge later approved. The two ...
Midway High students have organized a walkout for 10 a.m. Wednesday as part of a national movement, sparked by survivors of a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, to demand more protection from school shootings. Back row, left to right: senior Avi Patel, junior Emily Kate Mosley, senior Hanson Kuang, ...
Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Brian Richardson walks past the Extraco Bank building in McGregor, which soon will also house county offices. Staff photo — Jerry Larson. Plans submitted to the McLennan County Commissioners Court show how the Extraco Bank building in McGregor could be divided ...
(KWTX) The race for the Texas Democratic gubernatorial nomination will be decided in a runoff, McLennan County's district attorney loses in an upset and a Central Texas state lawmaker faces a runoff in his battle for another term after Tuesday's primary elections.
While Barry Johnson remains surprised that he vanquished two-term incumbent Abel Reyna by 20 percentage points, he is turning his attention to the general election for McLennan County district attorney and wondering if he will have one opponent or two. Johnson, 61, easily defeated Reyna, 45, by 59.9 ...
Waco-raised defense attorney Barry Johnson, 61, defeated McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna, 45, in the Republican primary Tuesday night. Reyna conceded the race around 10 p.m. He lost with a little more than 40-percent of the vote, compared to Johnson's nearly 60-percent. During the ...
MCLENNAN COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) An armed man who held McLennan County deputies at bay Tuesday after Child Protective Services workers removed his children from a home in a rural neighborhood north of Waco was taken to a local hospital after a deputy shot him as he pulled a gun from his ...
For the first time in 25 years, Democrats are running in all of Texas' 36 congressional districts. Mary Duty, the chairwoman of the McLennan County Democratic Party, said her team has spent the last year spreading the word about these candidates and what they can do for the Lone Star State. They hosted ...
Republican chairman Jon Ker said watch parties have been going on all across Central Texas for election night. He said people have been stopping by the main watch party at the McLennan County headquarters for hours. They've been keeping track of the numbers while surrounded by their fellow ...
Republican Donis “D.L.” Wilson and Democrat Patricia “Pat” Chisolm-Miller will face off in the November general election after McLennan County voters chose the two candidates in the Precinct 2 commissioner primaries Tuesday. The candidate who wins the November election will take office January 1.
Jack Harwell Detention Center serves as an overflow jail for the McLennan County Jail, which is operated by the McLennan County Sheriff's Office. Inmates generally first go to the McLennan County Jail, also known as the Highway 6 Jail, Felton said. The Highway 6 Jail stays close to capacity, averaging ...
Mart officials say inaction by the McLennan County commissioner who represents their city is forcing them to rely on other county leaders as they finalize plans to overhaul the city's water system and many of its streets. “I don't believe there has ever been a more important project in the long and storied ...
WACO, Texas (KWTX) Edward Espinosa, the former community outreach pastor at Waco's Antioch Community Church, was in the McLennan County Jail Thursday charged with prostitution in the aftermath of raids in December on two local massage parlors from which video evidence was recovered.
One by one, bikers from clubs across Texas took to the microphone posted across the street from the McLennan County Courthouse Sunday afternoon. One of their goals was to change perceptions of bikers. "I retired after 24 years as a Christian greeting card salesman,” states one woman. “I've been Santa ...
Nearly 50 people were arrested in central Texas in connection with prostitution charges. Police used websites like Craigslist and Backpage to lure out potential "Johns" and pimps. The 47 suspects were arrested between Jan. 7 and Feb. 4 as part of the 15th National Johns Suppression Initiative. McLennan ...
The operator of two massage parlors that were raided late last year after alleged human trafficking offenses was arrested Tuesday at another massage parlor of hers, an arrest affidavit states. McLennan County Sheriff's Office investigators learned about a possible human trafficking operation at TuiNa ...
The McLennan County Sheriff's Office announced Monday, it came in No. 6 for arrests in the U.S. in the 15th Johns Suppression Initiative. “The pimps are our primary target, 'til you get the pimps…you get all these creeps here,” said Sheriff Parnell McNamara. As a result of the four-week undercover ...
McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna, 45, declined to respond to requests that he sit down with the Trib editorial board to answer questions about his tenure. Besides a request made to his private phone, the Trib made a formal request through Reyna's office assistant. When the subject of his ...
WACO -- Conservative podcaster Trey Blocker's attacks and jabs at Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller fell flat to a room of McLennan County Republican voters at a candidate debate Thursday, underscoring the uphill battle the challenger has to woo conservatives ahead of the Republican primary.
WACO, Texas (KWTX) A campaign flyer mailed this week by McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna's campaign for re-election includes a News 10 logo, apparently leading some residents to conclude the TV station is endorsing Reyna, but KWTX management says that's definitely not the case.
A McLennan County employee was fired after telling a supervisor she stole more than $10,000 from the county, according to her termination letter. County Engineer Zane Dunnam fired Melissa Lindeman on Jan. 22 from her position of office coordinator for the county engineering department, according to ...
With 150 miles in front of them, a group of McLennan County law enforcement officials and supporters will pedal with cause May 4 and 5 for the fourth annual Texas Police Officers Memorial Ride. The local group will join dozens of departments for the annual memorial bicycle ride between San Antonio and ...
McLennan County Sheriff's Office deputies removed at least 24 horses and at least 12 cows from an about three-acre property in China Spring on Thursday after some animals were found to be emaciated and malnourished, authorities said. Officials had received multiple calls recently from concerned ...
MCLENNAN COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) Residential appraisals in McLennan County are up across the board by about 12 percent. The hottest areas were surprisingly Lorena, where appraised values increased by 11.14 percent, Valley Mills, where appraisals increased 25 percent, and Hallsburg, where ...
Nearly 50 people were arrested in central Texas in connection with prostitution charges. Police used websites like Craigslist and Backpage to lure out potential "Johns" and pimps. The 47 suspects were arrested between Jan. 7 and Feb. 4 as part of the 15th National Johns Suppression Initiative. McLennan ...
The operator of two massage parlors that were raided late last year after alleged human trafficking offenses was arrested Tuesday at another massage parlor of hers, an arrest affidavit states. McLennan County Sheriff's Office investigators learned about a possible human trafficking operation at TuiNa ...
McLennan County will need to spend more than $8 million over the next five years to address roof problems, according to a plan presented to commissioners Tuesday. ... The McLennan County Appraisal District lists the property's value as $2 million for tax purposes, almost four times its value in 2014.
A local restaurant owner gave $2,500 to the McLennan County Sheriff's Office Cold Case Unit on Tuesday in hopes of helping the community find answers in lingering unsolved homicide cases. George's Restaurant owner Sammy Citrano III made the donation during the McLennan County Commissioners ...
The McLennan County Sheriff's Department received a hefty donation Tuesday from a popular Waco business owner. Sammy Citrano owns George's Restaurant Bar & Catering. He handed over a $2,500 check to the county commissioners, in order to benefit the McLennan County Cold Case Unit.
McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara, left, and Detective Joseph Scaramucci, center, discuss the 47 men arrested during the department's effort in the 15th National Johns Suppression Initiative. Detectives arrested 47 men this winter by conducting undercover stings to help in eliminating human ...
The McLennan County Sheriff's Office announced Monday, it came in No. 6 for arrests in the U.S. in the 15th Johns Suppression Initiative. “The pimps are our primary target, 'til you get the pimps…you get all these creeps here,” said Sheriff Parnell McNamara. As a result of the four-week undercover ...
Congressman Bill Flores scurried through his legislative update Tuesday at the McLennan County Republican Women meeting. He said he was ... The current DA has put justice in jeopardy in McLennan County, and the recent events of dismissing those 20 cases have proven me correct. “By dismissing ...
McLennan County voters in May 2017 approved a 5 percent tax on short-term car rentals and a 2 percent hotel occupancy tax. The generated revenue will solely go toward renovations of the 60-acre site off Bosque Boulevard, co-owned in part by the county, city of Waco and Waco Independent School ...


 

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