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Police in Texas’ public school system issued 71 percent fewer tickets for bad behavior this past school year. It’s partly because of a state law that took effect last September that attempts decriminalizes on-campus infractions. 

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The City of Waco has amended its discrimination policy to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people.


Likely Stories: Voss

May 29, 2014

Sweeping adventure in the Australian Outback by Nobel Prize winning author Patrick White.

We commonly believe certain myths about innovation -- that innovation is produced by a lone genius, or that it's the product of serendipity. The words 'organized' and 'innovation' are rarely heard together, but an organized approach to innovation is exactly what America needs today.

Waco's 'Urban Pushers' Bring Bike Lovers Together

May 28, 2014
Charles Traywick

You know you’re in a hip city when it’s got its own social bike ride. Well now, Waco’s got one. Bicyclists meet at Truelove Bar on Franklin Street on Wednesday nights to—yep, just like when you were a kid—ride bikes. 


Central Texas Leadership Series: Maggie McCarthy

May 23, 2014

Maggie McCarthy, Executive Director of the Central Texas Veterans Research Foundation joins Joe Riley in this episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series. 

In America’s increasingly fragmented health care delivery system, one solution may be what’s called a “patient-centered medical home.” 

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Books, reading, bookstores, mystery, and romance – Who could ask for anything more? 

 

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With the new Baylor football stadium opening in August, downtown Waco’s about to have a lot more cars on game days. Businesses are hoping to capture some of the extra foot traffic. But the city is still trying to figure out how to get everyone from downtown to the stadium.


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Ammonium nitrate was the active ingredient in the West Fertilizer plant explosion last year. Monday, an agriculture industry group asked that even companies that every facility that stores the fertilizer report it. 


Central Texas Leadership Series: Gordon Fuller

May 16, 2014

Conversation with Gordon Fuller, Rabbi for Congregation Agudath Jacob in Waco.  Joe Riley, hosts.

Likely Stories: Home

May 15, 2014
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Nobel Prize winning author, Toni Morrison spins a tale of a family damaged by its past.

Business Reivew: Attracting Millennials

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)

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.

Waco High School Principal Resigns

May 14, 2014
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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.

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