Lead Stories

Education
6:12 pm
Fri September 26, 2014

Behavioral Specialists Aim to Help Students Curb Referrals, Improve Test Scores

Jill Ament

A new district wide program at Waco ISD is utilizing behavioral specialists on campuses struggling with student behavior and discipline referrals. Overall -- district leaders are hoping this more ‘individualized’ approach will help boost STAAR scores at lower performing schools.  

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Sports
5:30 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Baylor Crew's 'Head of the Brazos' Regatta Returns

This Saturday the river downtown will stir with boats competing in the Head of the Brazos Regatta. The tournament is hosted by Baylor’s crew team and will stretch from Cameron Park to the Ferrell Center. It’s the first time the competition has happened in nearly ten years.


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Likely Stories Book Review
8:00 am
Thu September 25, 2014

Likely Stories: My Father Had a Daughter

My Father Had a Daughter, reviewed September 25th on Likely Stories
Jim McKeown

Historical fiction of the youngest daughter of William Shakespeare

 


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Local Economy
5:10 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

In ‘Wild West’ of Lending, Community Organizers Push for City Reform

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Local and statewide groups are seeking payday and auto-title loan reform in Waco and McLennan County. Organizers say payday lenders are draining millions from the local economy. 


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Downtown
3:40 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Riverfront Development's Possible Derailment Wouldn't Be Waco's First

The proposed land for the redevelopment extends from Baylor's Clifton-Robinson tower to Franklin Avenue.

Plans to build a complex of apartments, shops and entertainment venues on the riverfront downtown have been temporarily derailed. It’s the latest development in Waco’s decades-long attempt to revitalize the riverfront between I-35 and the train tracks downtown. 


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