New Weekly Segment
4:32 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

H.O.T. Happenings

Ashley Bean Thornton

It’s Memorial Day weekend so to help sift through all the events coming up, we’ll be talking to Act Locally Waco director Ashley Bean Thornton. But before we discuss this weekend's events, we'll talk to Thornton about the history of the local newsletter and how it got started.

This is the first in a weekly series on events taking place in and around the Heart of Texas. You can hear it every Friday during All Things Considered. 

The Texas Standard
2:04 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

This Mosquito Will Make You Run Out and Buy Bug Spray

Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain

In Texas... that old adage of avoiding mosquitoes at dusk and dawn no longer applies. That's because the state has mosquitoes that are also out and about in the middle of the day. And those are the type that carry a painful disease that's spread from South and Central America into Mexico and now, perhaps Texas. The Texas Standard's Laura Rice has more.



Twin Peaks Shooting Update
4:22 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Scores of Weapons Counted; Don Carlos To Sue

Waco Police have counted more than 300 weapons from the Twin Peaks shootout that left 9 dead, and 18 injured Sunday afternoon. That includes 118 handguns, 157 knives and even an AK-47 tucked away in one of the vehicles in the restaurant’s parking lot. Earlier this week Waco Police spokesperson Patrick Swanton said officials had picked up most of the evidence, including the scores of weapons found, bullet fragments and shell casings.

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Likely Stories Book Review
8:10 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Likely Stories: J

J byy Howard Jacobson
Jim McKeown

Eerie tale of a village in the aftermath of some catastrophe – if it happened.

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Economic Development
4:00 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

Mattress Company Opens Waco Facility

Carlos Morales

On Tuesday, North Carolina mattress manufacturer Kingdsown held the grand opening for their hundred thousand-square foot facility. The company invested just under $2 million revamping the old U.S. Postal Service sorting center on Imperial Drive.

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