Student Loan Defaults On The Rise, Texas Special Education, And Other Education News

Hello! Money is on our minds in this mid-January edition of the Weekly Roundup. Student loan default is a "crisis," report says Almost 40 percent of students who entered college in the fall of 2003 may default on their student loans by 2023. That is the conclusion of the Brookings Institution, which analyzed 20 years of federal data for two groups of student borrowers. Previously published data from the Department of Education looked at default rates just three to five years after borrowing....

Read More

A scientist's ambitious plan to create an early detection system for eye cancer using people's home cameras is coming along.

On Topic: Juan Williams

May 5, 2014
politico.com

On Thursday, May 1st, 2014 Juan Williams returned to Waco and Baylor University. Williams was the featured guest on the latest installment of the On Topic series with Baylor University President Ken Starr.

Jim McKeown

A riveting story of a series of conflicts, crises, and resolutions deftly managed by a young boy forced to grow up too quickly and too soon.

When time spent texting or on Facebook gets in the way of activities or relationships, it's a sure sign consumption has gotten out of control.

One Year Later, West Leaders Still Worried About Long-Term Effects

Apr 24, 2014
https://www.flickr.com/photos/smi23le/

Today is the anniversary of the explosion that killed 15 and injured over 200 in West. This afternoon city leaders met and gave an update on the city, one year after the blast. Mayor Tommy Muska said the town has rebuilt a lot, but he’s worried about the long-term affects of post-traumatic stress, concussions and other injuries that may have not been visible.

Jim McKeown

 Middlemarch

The quintessential novel of the 19th Century by George Eliot, Middlemarch, ensnares the reader in the life and loves of Dorothea Brooke in Victoria England.

Underhanded marketing tactics to be on the lookout for.

West Remembers 15 Fallen, 1 Year Later

Apr 18, 2014
Ryland Barton, KWBU News

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 and injured over 200 in the West. Much of the town gathered at a memorial last night to remember the fallen.

Award-Winning Whiskey From Under A Bridge In Waco

Apr 18, 2014
flickr.com/photos/nickpiesco/

The world’s great whiskeys usually come from Scotland, Ireland or Kentucky. But if you’ve ever driven over Waco’s 17th street bridge you’re driving over a new hot spot for the spirit. The Balcones distillery has gotten so many awards, they’re starting to have trouble keeping up with demand. And they’re expanding soon. But they want to stay small--and most importantly--in Waco.

Creating Eureka Moments

Apr 17, 2014


Pages

Events Jan 13 - Jan 18

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at the Mayborne Museum, Activities to commemorate Martin Luther King Day, opportunities to exercise your creativity and more are in this edition of Act Locally Waco.

Read More

Weekly Folk Music Program hosted by Ross Burns

Saturday at 11am with encores Sunday at 10am and 7pm