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Likely Stories Book Review
8:04 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Likely Stories: Home

May 15, 2014 Likely Stories featured book - Home by Toni Morrison.
Jim McKeown

May 15, 2014 Likely Stories book review.

Nobel Prize winning author, Toni Morrison spins a tale of a family damaged by its past.

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8:00 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Business Reivew: Attracting Millennials

Business Review May 15, 2014

Generation Y has high expectations of their employer. While it may stretch companies out of their comfort zones to facilitate a work environment that will attract Millennials, if they don't make adjustments, they'll miss out on the next generation of new talent. (*ENCORE)

Water Plant
11:16 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Lightning Temporarily Shuts Down Parts Of Waco Water Plants

Monday’s storm caused problems at Waco’s three water treatment plants. Some instruments failed at the City’s riverside plant and Mt. Carmel plant. The city’s main water treatment plant, which built to was And the ozonation system at the city’s main water treatment plant also temporarily went offline due to a lightning strike. Ozonation is a disinfection process.

"What we lost was the ozonation part for last night and this morning and it has since been fixed and is back online," said Jonathan Echols with Waco Water.

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Waco High School
11:02 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Waco High School Principal Resigns

Sam Sexton took the job as the principal of Wacho High School in June 2013
Waco ISD

The principal of Waco High School announced to his staff late last week that he’s resigning. Sam Sexton took the job last June--he was the fourth principal of the school since 2008. Waco ISD officials say they’re looking internally to fill the spot, but can’t confirm if anyone has been selected yet. A new administrator could be selected as soon as May 22nd.

Sexton previously served as the principal for La Vega High School’s for six years.

Zero Tolerance
4:03 am
Wed May 14, 2014

More School Districts Rethink Zero-Tolerance Policies

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 6:27 am



Earlier this year, the Obama administration asked schools across the country to rethink how they discipline students. Now, instead of automatic suspensions and other tough punishments, more schools are considering alternatives.

Laura Isensee, of Houston Public Media, takes a look at one of those alternatives.

LAURA ISENSEE, BYLINE: Two teenage girls come into the assistant principal's office at the Academy of Choice in northwest Houston. They used to be friends. But now they're fighting. It's time for a serious sit-down.

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