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Students stay home after unfounded 'hit list' rumor at local high school  KWTX

Seventy five students stayed home Friday after what a school official said was an unfounded rumor of a “hit list” circulated on social media earlier in the week.

Lorena adds school resource officer amid increased focus on safety  Waco Tribune-Herald

Lorena police Officer Peter Rivas is heading back to school this August, along with more than 1700 students.

Lorena stifles Fairfield in district opener, 41-13  Waco Tribune-Herald

LORENA — It's likely that the Lorena Leopards' days of sneaking up on people and making a run at the playoffs late in the season are gone.

Spirit Week 2018 - Lorena  KWTX

LORENA, Texas (KWTX) We're in Lorena, TX for Spirit Week 2018! Join as we showcase what the Lorena Leopards are up to for the 2018 - 2019 Season!

No. 17 Lorena dominates in sweep of Gatesville  Waco Tribune-Herald

LORENA — The Lorena Lady Leopards volleyball team seems to be gaining momentum as it charges through District 18-4A.

High school basketball: Fortuitous Lorena handles Palestine | Sports  Palestine Herald Press

CORSICANA — Lorena High School boys' basketball coach Matt Jackson thought there was a turning point in Friday's Conference 4A-Region III area game.

Classroom Champions: Lorena's Jett Forrest  KWTX

LORENA, Texas (KWTX) With a 4.0 GPA and class rank of eight out of 160, Lorena High School senior Jett Forrest has taken care of business in the classroom.

Analysis: Many graduates of top-rated local high schools not 'college ready'  Waco Tribune-Herald

At Midway High School, in the county's largest A-rated public school district, less than half the 2018 graduating class scored high enough on college entrance ...

Second Lorena High School student arrested in alleged plot to kill administrator  Waco Tribune-Herald

A second Lorena High School student was arrested Thursday in connection with an alleged plot to kill an assistant principal in late January by poisoning him, ...

Lorena High School student arrested, accused of planning to poison school administrator  Waco Tribune-Herald

A 17-year-old Lorena High School student was arrested Monday after she and at least one other student planned to kill a school administrator by poisoning him, ...

Heart of Texas Regional History Fair Competition Set for Feb. 14-15 at Baylor University  Baylor University

Contact: Rachel DeShong, coordinator of the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair, 254-710-3783. Media Contact: Baylor University Media and Public Relations, ...

Bigger than ever: M.T. Rice Tournament adds extra girls division for 58th annual event  Waco Tribune-Herald

Even an event with the history and tradition of the M.T. Rice Holiday Basketball Tournament isn't afraid to reinvent itself, to change with the times.

Woody, William T.  Waco Tribune-Herald

William T. Woody. Nov. 26, 1938 - Dec. 18, 2018. William T. Woody passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2018. Services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, ...

Rollover crash slows traffic on Old Lorena Road  Waco Tribune-Herald

A 16-year-old Lorena girl and a Waco man escaped serious injury in a two-vehicle rollover crash Monday afternoon on Old Lorena Road.

Mixed results for area teams on day one of MT Rice Tournament  KWTX

Several area teams are playing basketball in the M.T. Rice Tournament this week and the results on day one were mixed.

Work starts for first of four major county road projects  Waco Tribune-Herald

Work has started on the first of four major McLennan County road projects funded by a $32 million bond to relieve congestion in high-growth areas.

Lorena High Schooler accused of plotting to kill assistant principal  KCEN-TV

UPDATE. A second high school student has been arrested in connection to a plot to kill a school administrator. Shelbi Grace Gill, 17, was taken into custody and ...

Walker, Robinson volleyball outlast No. 19 Lorena, 3-1  Waco Tribune-Herald

LORENA — The start of the UIL volleyball playoffs still sits four weeks away. Yet the teams from Robinson and Lorena provided fans with a special sneak ...

Bruceville-Eddy man arrested in 2016 sex assault case  Waco Tribune-Herald

A Bruceville-Eddy man was arrested Sunday on a charge that he sexually assaulted a woman in Lorena in 2016, an arrest affidavit states.

College Station High School to host 'Drums Along the Brazos' event on Saturday  Bryan-College Station Eagle

The beat goes on Saturday when the College Station High School Cougar Band and Guard host their sixth annual Drums Along the Brazos in the school's ...

Bellmead police find stabbing victim at motel | Police  Waco Tribune-Herald

Bellmead police found a stabbing victim at a local motel early Tuesday morning.

Art Center of Waco books on loan to East Waco Library during move  Waco Tribune-Herald

The East Waco Library will have a little extra to offer anyone wanting to expand their knowledge of art through books over the next few months, thanks to a ...

Study: Some Midway schools overcrowded, new schools needed soon  Waco Tribune-Herald

A demographer is urging the Midway Independent School District Board of Trustees to build new schools sooner rather than later to combat overcrowding.

Man charged with aggravated assault in North Waco stabbing  Waco Tribune-Herald

A 40-year-old Waco man was arrested this past weekend after he allegedly stabbed another man in the Brook Oaks neighborhood, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick ...

Attorney admonished for forged document in Waco district court  Waco Tribune-Herald

A judge admonished a Houston attorney Friday after his office submitted a forged document to the court concerning a court appearance he never made.

Foster, Doris Ann  Waco Tribune-Herald

Doris Ann Foster. Feb. 11, 1929 - Oct. 12, 2018. Doris Ann (Gummelt) Foster passed away Friday, October 12, 2018. A Funeral *service* will be held at 12:00 p.m., ...

Police: Pedestrian dies after being hit by car on Lake Shore Drive  Waco Tribune-Herald

Police are investigating the death of a 26-year-old pedestrian who was hit and killed by a car on East Lake Shore Drive late Tuesday night, Waco police Officer ...

Waco ISD to offer free lunch, breakfast for all students  Waco Tribune-Herald

The parents of Waco Independent School District students can rest easy knowing their children will be fed at school, regardless of whether they remember to ...

Sexual assault charges dismissed against former city of Waco employee  Waco Tribune-Herald

Lonnie Ray Gray, jailed 570 days on allegations he sexually abused a family member, buried his face in his hands and started sobbing after learning ...

University High has special first-division rating at Region contest  Waco Tribune-Herald

University High School band members celebrated a superior performance at the UIL Region 8 marching contest on Oct. 20 at Midway's Panther Stadium.

King, Chancelor Ross  Waco Tribune-Herald

Chancelor Ross King. May 16, 1998 - Aug. 23, 2017. Chancelor Ross King, beloved son of Gala Howell King of Woodway, and Todd King of College Station, ...

Grandview overcomes slow start for big bi-district win over Scurry-Rosser  Cleburne Times-Review

After a slow start, the Grandview Zebras pulled away for a 75-48 win over Scurry-Rosser in a Class 3A bi-district playoff game Tuesday night at Waxahachie Life ...

Classroom Champions: Lorena's Alana Armstrong  KWTX

Lorena High School senior Alana Armstrong is already in the school's record books for three different track events -- the 800 meter, long jump and triple jump.

Robinson survives 4 turnovers, rallies to leave Lorena behind, 25-18  Waco Tribune-Herald

LORENA — With the way Robinson worked its way right down the field early, it looked like it would have its way with Lorena on Friday night.

China Spring stomps rival Lorena in season opener, 49-12  Waco Tribune-Herald

It didn't take Cutter Haigood long to prove he belongs at quarterback for the China Spring Cougars.

Teen arrested, accused in May shooting  Waco Tribune-Herald

A Waco teenager accused of shooting a 20-year-old man multiple times during a fight in May was arrested Thursday, an arrest affidavit states.

Council to consider Robinson low-income senior housing complex  Waco Tribune-Herald

Robinson City Council members gave an unofficial nod Monday to the idea of a three-story, 100-unit affordable senior housing complex off Old Robinson Road.

Fall arrival means it’s HOT Fair & Rodeo time  Waco Tribune-Herald

Organizers of the venerable Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo hope that more than 200000 visitors make their way through the gates for the 66th annual event Oct.

Woolf, Dalton  Waco Tribune-Herald

Dalton Woolf. Oct.11, 1998 - March 29, 2017. Dalton Woolf, 18, of Lorena, went to his heavenly home March 29, 2017. A memorial *service* will be held at 1:00 ...

Oliver, Hollie  Waco Tribune-Herald

Hollie Oliver. Feb. 10, 1943 - July 27, 2018. Hollie E. Oliver, of Oglesby, passed away, Friday evening, July 27, 2018, at the age of 75. A memorial *service* will be ...

BOYS BASKETBALL: Lorena beats Gatesville 58-45 in 17-4A 4th-place tiebreaker  The Killeen Daily Herald

LORENA — Any coach will tell you that in order to win games, you have to knock down your free throws.

2 local schools get motivational BMX show | Education  Waco Tribune-Herald

As University High School coach Ricky Perez tried to remain motionless at the top of a double ramp in the campus gym, he made the Catholic sign of the cross.

Federal mandate expands low-income families' access to housing in Waco area  Waco Tribune-Herald

Residents may have an easier time finding Section 8 housing in wealthier areas of McLennan, Hill and Somervell counties after a federal rule forced the Waco ...

Lorena’s homecoming royalty  Waco Tribune-Herald

Lorena High School senior Katie King was named homecoming queen for the school during halftime ceremonies Friday. Homecoming king is Zach Pierce.

Lorena, China Spring ISDs want to expand via bond issues  Waco Tribune-Herald

China Spring and Lorena school district officials say growing enrollment is why they are asking voters to head to the polls for a bond election in May.

What's in a name? Street signs point the way around Waco  Waco Tribune-Herald

Who wouldn't want to live in D.R. Horton's new Foxborough community in Waco, just off China Spring Highway and near Treelake Drive?

HUD vouchers for homeless fall short of local hopes  Waco Tribune-Herald

After school every day, over 1000 homeless students in the Waco Independent School District return home to someone else's home, a motel or even a car.

Top of the class: McLennan County's top 2018 graduates, part 3  Waco Tribune-Herald

The Tribune-Herald presents the third and final installment of the top high school graduates in McLennan County this year. Previous groups were featured June ...

Police: Texas teens conspired in class to poison assistant principal

On an unassuming January day in the small Central Texas town of Lorena, Texas, two 17-year-old girls held a conversation that would end up landing them in ...

Educators learn environmental lessons at Waco Wetlands  Waco Tribune-Herald

In 100-degree heat Monday, Waco High School biology teacher Kathryn Hopkins was on her hands and knees at the Lake Waco Wetlands, wrist deep in murky ...

Hays, Brian Colton  Waco Tribune-Herald

Brian Colton Hays. Oct. 17, 1991 - July 25, 2017. Brian Colton Hays, 25, of Waco, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in Houston. Visitation for family and ...

Kunze named Miss Heart O' Texas Fair and Rodeo  Waco Tribune-Herald

Macy Kunze was crowned the new Miss Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo Feb. 15 during competition at the Extraco Events Center. Bonnie Swinnea was named first ...

Woodway, Waco police investigate use of stolen credit card information  Waco Tribune-Herald

Local police said they are investigating fraudulent use of credit and debit card information likely gleaned form skimming devices.

2 arrested after fight at Bellmead hotel | Police |  Waco Tribune-Herald

A man and woman were arrested Thursday afternoon after a fight at a Bellmead hotel and a brief police pursuit, Bellmead police Lt. Kory Martin said in a press ...

Holly Tucker: Star still rising for Lorena girl after ‘Voice’ spotlight  Waco Tribune-Herald

Persistence paid off for Holly Tucker, the local girl with the big voice and down-to-earth personality who found herself in the national spotlight on Season 4 of ...

03.31.17: Woolf family GoFundMe page  KWTX

Friends of the family have set up a GoFundMe Account for Dalton Woolf's family to help offset the unexpected expenses resulting from the Lorena High School ...

Bellmead police make 2 drug arrests amid stabbing investigation  Waco Tribune-Herald

Bellmead police arrested a man and woman on drug charges Thursday as officers investigated a stabbing that sent a Waco man to the hospital earlier in the ...

Hewitt council replaces attorney, unfreezes employee raises  Waco Tribune-Herald

The Hewitt City Council fired its legal representation and hired a new attorney on Monday, ending nearly two weeks of uncertainty over who was providing the ...

High school signing roundup: Robinson's Ashcraft, Reicher's Watson see Baylor dreams materialize  Waco Tribune-Herald

When Braxton Ashcraft was in the seventh grade — significantly smaller than the 6-foot-5 light pole he is today — he used to tell his coaches, “I want to go.

Gang member, six-time felon sentenced to life in prison in drug case  Waco Tribune-Herald

A gang member with six prior felony convictions was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after his conviction for dealing methamphetamine in Waco.

Veterans’ Voices: Kevin Davis  Waco Tribune-Herald

Robinson resident Kevin Davis, 33, declared in high school he would never join the military, and if he did, he'd certainly never become a Marine. But that was ...

Waco among sites for protests against 'zero tolerance' immigration policy  Waco Tribune-Herald

Waco was one of hundreds of cities that hosted protests Saturday against President Donald Trump's “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which led to the ...

Arrests in suspected meth, cocaine conspiracy cases reach 28  Waco Tribune-Herald

Local, state and federal authorities Thursday arrested 22 suspects accused of federal drug conspiracy charges that focused on methamphetamine and cocaine ...

KWTX - Sports - Classroom Champions  KWTX

KWTX News 10 and Texas Best Chevy Dealers invite you to participate in Classroom Champions as we honor student athletes in Central Texas who excel on ...

State golf roundup: Hamilton girls continue to build legacy  Waco Tribune-Herald

AUSTIN — Maury Heers had to take a minute to hold back her tears.

Competitive bond: Sisters have passion for intense physical contests  Waco Tribune-Herald

Sisters Chelsey, Calley and Cassidey Crye are far removed from the days of competing in scholarship pageants.

Autopsy report states homicide victim died of asphyxia, smothering  Waco Tribune-Herald

The first homicide victim this year in Waco died as a result of asphyxiation and smothering, according to an autopsy report.

Service above self: 2015 Youth Citizenship Awards  Waco Tribune-Herald

Twenty-four high school seniors in McLennan County are being recognized for their volunteerism and *service* in the 35th annual Youth Citizenship Awards ...

Man arrested on charge of sexually abusing girl, 3  Waco Tribune-Herald

A 26-year-old Waco man who was accused of sexually abusing a 3-year-old girl in April was arrested after the girl reported the abuse to Waco police, arrest ...

Hewitt mayor, council member to face state scrutiny on alleged discrimination  Waco Tribune-Herald

Two Hewitt city employees have filed complaints with the state against Mayor Ed Passalugo and council member Kurt Krakowian, claiming both officials ...

Mirick, Larry A.  Waco Tribune-Herald

Larry Anthony Mirick, 74, of Lorena, passed away peacefully at his home on May 1, 2015. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Monday, May 4, at Pecan Grove ...

Robinson ISD implements software to assist first responders  Waco Tribune-Herald

A McLennan County school district has implemented emergency planning software aimed at making inside knowledge about its facilities easy for first ...

Waco City Council District 1 candidates set for forum  Waco Tribune-Herald

The four Waco City Council candidates looking to win the District 1 seat of the late Wilbert Austin in the May 5 election will answer questions at a Wednesday ...

Miss Central Texas 2017 crowned  KWTX

Bremond High School's Makayla Curry has been crowned Miss Central Texas 2017.

New McGregor business to get county grant | McLennan County  Waco Tribune-Herald

A new McGregor trailer plant on Tuesday received an industrial business grant worth $9500 over five years from McLennan County for its plans to make a ...

Volleyball club to hold tryouts | Youth Sports Plus  Waco Tribune-Herald

The Texas Legends Volleyball Club will be holding tryouts for the upcoming season on Sept. 24 at the Lorena High School gym.

Midway teams aiming to be gracious, yet stingy, M.T. Rice hosts  Waco Tribune-Herald

When someone visits your home, you want to be a gracious host. It's really no different for a basketball team.

Ritchie Road overhaul to take group effort  Waco Tribune-Herald

Area leaders are narrowing down plans to transform much of Ritchie Road from a bumpy country two-lane to a modern thoroughfare to serve a growing area.

County hears 3 pitches for contract to overhaul fairgrounds  Waco Tribune-Herald

McLennan County commissioners heard pitches Tuesday from three companies vying for the contract to oversee the re- development of the 60-acre site around ...

Prosper Waco partnership could add $3.5 million Waco ISD revenue  Waco Tribune-Herald

Waco Independent School District could get an extra $3.5 million in state money if a proposal to build an in-district charter system with Prosper Waco goes ...

Wife's deafness brings insights for Baylor Beethoven scholar  Waco Tribune-Herald

Ludwig van Beethoven scholars for more than a century have tried to analyze his music and life through yellowing manuscripts, conversation books, diaries and ...

Waco: Man who stalked, murdered local woman pleads guilty  KWTX

A man charged with capital murder in the shotgun slaying of a local woman he once dated will spend the rest of his life in prison after pleading guilty Monday.

Waco Housing Authority may convert public housing to Section 8  Waco Tribune-Herald

Waco public housing as it has existed for 80 years may soon come to an end.

Midway students to honor 2 custodians as role models at Showcase of Stars  Waco Tribune-Herald

Joe Cerda and Francisco Valdez grew up in Mexico, where their schools had no windows or doors and teachers taught where they could find space, they said.

Lorena’s Holly Tucker eliminated in “The Voice”  Waco Tribune-Herald

Holly Tucker's successful two-month run in the national vocal contest “The Voice” ended Tuesday when the Waco singer lost to Oklahoma duo the Swon ...

Robinson High School senior commits suicide at school  Waco Tribune-Herald

An 18-year-old Robinson High School senior died Wednesday morning from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the back parking lot of the high school, said Jill ...

PTSD program's move from Waco to Temple rankles veterans, local leaders  Waco Tribune-Herald

Regional Veterans Affairs officials are planning in the next year to move an inpatient program for post-traumatic stress disorder from Waco to Temple, but leaders ...

Top Baylor donors renew criticism of regents after McCaw allegations  Waco Tribune-Herald

Top Baylor University donors on Thursday renewed calls for a shakeup of the school's board of regents, along with a review of the 2016 investigation into the ...

Baylor 2018 Youth Entrepreneur Awards Announced: Recognizing the Best Young Entrepreneurs from Across the Country  Baylor University

Media Contact: Eric M. Eckert, 254-710-1964. Follow Eric on Twitter at @EricBaylorU. Follow Baylor Media Communications on Twitter: @BaylorUMedia. WACO ...

Waco traffic circle gets makeover to meet increasing use  Waco Tribune-Herald

Yolanda Trujillo, whose family has been serving Tex-Mex meals on Waco's traffic circle the past 37 years, dislikes the new traffic lanes highway department ...

Local baseball preview: Hardball high hopes  The Cross Timbers Gazette

With baseball season getting underway, one area coach is wondering if 2019 could be the year his team brings home a State Championship. Marcus High ...

Co-defendant in January kidnapping arrested by U.S. Marshals  Waco Tribune-Herald

The alleged accomplice in the Jan. 10 kidnapping of a 19-year-old Waco woman was arrested Tuesday by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force for his ...

3 Valley Mills ISD students, 2 others die in Bosque County crash  Waco Tribune-Herald

Two women and three Valley Mills Independent School District students were killed in a two-vehicle wreck early Monday morning on State Highway 6 near ...

Midway senior wins Rotary Club's Youth Citizen Award  Waco Tribune-Herald

As a high school freshman, Phoebe Park thrived on challenge, winning state-level piano competitions, placing in regional swim meets and founding a group to ...

Man pleads guilty in traffic death of unborn baby, injuries to mother  Waco Tribune-Herald

A Waco man who told police he was distracted while looking at his cellphone pleaded guilty Tuesday in the June 2016 traffic death of an unborn baby and to ...

Chapman, Elvis Barker  Waco Tribune-Herald

Elvis Barker Chapman. June 22, 1928 - Sept. 12, 2017. Elvis Barker Chapman, of Waco, passed away September 12, 2017. A graveside *service* will be held ...

AG declines to prosecute Twin Peaks case  Waco Tribune-Herald

The Texas Attorney General's Office will not help McLennan County prosecute a Twin Peaks case McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna recused his ...

Election roundup: On the ballot in Axtell, Moody, Riesel, Robinson & more around the state  Waco Tribune-Herald

Rounding up everything on the ballot for the Nov. 8, 2016 general election.

Waco High band director still pushing students while waiting for kidney transplant  Waco Tribune-Herald

Between musical numbers under Friday night lights, theater performances, concerts and marching contests, any high schooler in band knows performances can ...

Documents: Man accused of murdering Crawford woman had stalked, assaulted her  Waco Tribune-Herald

Documents show that a man arrested Monday for allegedly killing his ex-girlfriend and shooting her 18-year-old son had been charged last week with stalking ...

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