Waco ISD Is Working Hard To Save Its Failing Schools

As the school year winds down for Waco ISD, 5 schools are at risk of failure for the 5 th year in a row. The district has worked hard to bring the schools up to state standards and still have bigger changes planned. Will Burney looks at those changes and what will happen if the state thinks that more improvement is needed for these WISD Schools.

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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
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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


Kissing Frogs

Apr 17, 2014
Ramona McKeown

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore 

 A computer geek, a gnomic bookstore owner, and several friends go on an epic journey of discovery in this hard to close for the night adventure/mystery.

Servant Leadership

Apr 17, 2014

Humble managers create a work environment that fosters staff loyalty and better customer service. 

  The Lover 

Marguerite Duras weaves a semi-autobiographical tale of a young, French girl in French Indo-China after World War II

President Obama Memorializes Fallen Fort Hood Soldiers

Apr 10, 2014
Ryland Barton / KWBU News

President Obama delivered the names of the soldiers behind a three rifles, three helmets and three pairs of boots—symbolizing the fallen servicemen.

Rapoport Academy Renovates Old Paul Quinn Building

Apr 4, 2014
Matthew Rutledge via Creative Commons

Waco’s Rapoport Academy is renovating an old building on its campus. It’s one of the first projects in the Texas Main Street development along East Waco’s Elm Avenue. The school is financing the project with a mix of private donations and help from the city.

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