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.
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.
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.
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.