Carlos E. Morales

Reporter, KWBU News

Carlos Morales is the full time KWBU News Reporter.  Originally from El Paso, Texas, Carlos moved to Austin to study at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2011 he received his bachelor's degree in English literature from the university. Shortly after he returned to UT-Austin and in 2013 received his Master's degree in journalism. During that time he interned at the NPR affiliate in Austin, KUT and freelanced for several groups including the Voces Oral History Project.

When he's not listening to public radio, Carlos is usually out running, or listening to music. But what he enjoys most of all is playing uncle to his niece and 2 nephews. 

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The Baylor Board of Regents voted today to approve reforms to the board’s governance structure, following recommendations issued by an independent task force.

There's plenty of events to keep you entertained this week, from the Deep in the Heart Film Festival to the Homespun Quilters Guild Show. But there's plenty more and you can hear all of it on this week's Act Locally Waco. 


In the wake of Baylor University’s sexual assault scandal, an independent group of alumni and major donors are calling for increased transparency and governance changes to the Baptist school’s leadership.

Waco will soon be awash in the pink-and-red glow of Valentine's Day, and there's plenty of events around town to mark the holiday. Find out about all the happenings on this week's Act Locally Waco.


The Big 12 athletic conference voted unanimously to withhold 25 percent of Baylor University's future revenue - potentially millions of dollars - pending a third-party review of changes the school has made in response to its sexual assault scandal.

Last September, Texas State Technical College opened a Challenger Learning Center at its Waco campus. The facility is meant to stir interest in subjects like science and math – all through a simulated space mission.

Welcome to Behind the Story, a program where we take  you straight to the source. In this episode we’ll explore the world of mutualistas, small, tight-knit community organizations that work to provide low-income families with resources they otherwise might not have access to. In Texas, the story of these organizations has deep roots, they’re part of a long tradition in Mexico that found its way into Texas in the 1800s.

Find out about all the local happenings on this week's Act Locally Waco. 


Former Baylor head football coach Art Briles and his assistants worked to “shield players from University discipline”, protecting players accused of drug use, academic cheating and assault, according to legal documents filed Thursday.

What are the variables that make up a great place to work?  



Gov. Greg Abbott delivers his State of the State address in the House chamber at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 31. Reporters from KWBU and other public radio stations across Texas will be annotating his remarks.

You can kick off your weekend with the Waco Civic Theater's latest production Almost Maine, or you can catch the basketball theatrics of the Harlem Globetrotters. But there's plenty more to do this coming week - including concerts and writing workshops. Find out all about it, here on Act Locally Waco. 

Courtesy of Deep in the Heart Film Festival

Next month, Waco will become a hub for all things cinema as the Deep in the Heart Film Festival is set to kick off. The festival is in its first year and will be full of young filmmakers hoping to get their big-break and movie-lovers looking to catch a weekend full of film. 

This Friday, you can kick off your weekend with the Brazos Theatre Group's latest murder mystery or head down to Common Grounds to catch Ryan Thomas perform. But here's plenty more to do this week and in the week ahead -- hear about it on this week's Act Locally Waco. 

Mission Waco – which has dabbled in economic development in the North Waco neighborhood – has now set its sights on becoming a pioneer of sustainability and renewable energy.