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Fewer Texans are taking the new General Education Development test since it became computerized and more expensive last year. Today, the State Board of Education will start discussing whether to offer another high school equivalency test—or multiple tests.   KUT’s Kate McGee has more. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Today Blue Bell Creameries announced that Texas businessman and investor Sid Bass has made a “significant investment” with the company. (CC BY 2.0)

Last week the Army announced that it would cut 40,000 troops throughout several domestic bases over the next 2 years. 

Texas Standard and NPR's Here& Now - Weekdays on KWBU

Jul 13, 2015

August has arrived and that means mid-day news returns to KWBU.  

We're proud to announce the addition of new two new programs to our weekday schedule. It's no longer enough to offer news only in the morning and afternoons. It’s essential to have access throughout the day to news you can trust. Waco and the Heart of Texas deserves to hear the best of what public radio has to offer.

Dallas-based attorney Clint Broden has released security footage taken from Don Carlos Mexican Restaurant during the May 17th shootout at Twin Peaks. Not much is discernable in the 90-minute video, but you do see law enforcement officials on the scene and more arriving. 

Carlos Morales

Through an executive order under the Antiquities Act of 1906, President Barrack Obama incorporated the Waco Mammoth Site into the National Parks system. KWBU’s Carlos Morales has more on the new designation for the fossil site and the steps that led to its designation. 

KWBU Cornerstone Ice Cream Social

Jul 10, 2015

The Gourmet Gallery of Waco is hosting the KWBU Cornerstone Ice Cream Social on August 20th from 5:30 until 7:30pm.  

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other KWBU supporters and fans of NPR....freinds you've yet to meet and some you already know.  All while enjoying delicious and unique ice cream at the Gourmet Gallery

Joe Riley

In this episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series: Elizabeth Smith, community volunteer and former executive director of Waco's Cooper Foundation. Hosting the conversation is the Reverend George Johnson, Jr., pastor of the St. Paul AME Church, and recently retired Assistant City Manager for the City of Waco. 

This conversation was recorded June 30, 2015 in the KWBU studio. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The state’s agriculture commissioner, Sid Miller, is celebrating his first 6 months in office by listing off a number of aggressive and somewhat controversial initiatives his office will be taking.  Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Poppe has more on the story.

There's plenty to do this weekend and Act Locally Waco director Ashley Bean Thornton is back in the KWBU studio to give us the latest on what's happening in the Heart of Texas. Act Locally Waco is a new segment you can hear each Friday during Morning Edition and in the afternoon during All Things Considered on KWBU.