Jill Ament

Reporter

Jill Ament is a reporter at KWBU. She hails from right here in Central Texas, growing up down the road in Gatesville. She graduated from Texas State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication in May of 2012.

Her love for radio reporting and producing began while at Texas State.  She held several roles at the college’s radio station, KTSW 89.9 FM, including assistant news director and reporter. Jill also was a newsroom intern with KUT 90.5 FM and a production intern with KGSR 93.3 in Austin.

Jill’s work has taken her across the country. After college, she went on to intern in New York City with Teach for America’s videography team, filming doc style pieces on new teachers serving in inner city NYC schools. She also just recently completed a 10-month stint of national service with AmeriCorps in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions of the US, serving as a corps member and media representative. Jill is glad to be back in Texas serving the communities she grew up in.

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Education
5:08 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Old West High School Demo Postponed After Facing Heavy Opposition

The planned demolition of the historic old West High School has been put on hold. The School Board’s demo decision faced heavy opposition from community members during a public forum last night. 


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Texas News
3:38 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Filmmakers Document Auction Of Central Texas Town

Polkaworks.org

The Grove, Texas, is a very small town. And when the old frontier hub that used to be full of pioneers and cotton gins, gunfights and even saw a bank robbery was abandoned and crumbling, a man by the name of Moody Anderson, bought the town and brought it back to life. Now a recently released documentary film tells the story of The Grove.


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Health
9:06 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Norovirus Prompts Waco VA to Put Admissions on Hold, Post-pone 4th of July Activities

Jill Ament

Norovirus cases have prompted the Waco VA to post-pone their 4th of July festivities. And they won’t be admitting any new patients into their medical facilities right now. 


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Local News
6:36 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Use of Combustable Gas Likely the Cause of Explosion at Coryell Co. Farm

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The cause of an explosion on a Coryell County farm that killed one man and injured two others has been confirmed. 


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Summer Food
5:26 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

'Meals on the Bus' Works to Alleviate Summer Hunger

Jill Ament KWBU News

During the summer, some students on free or reduced lunches and their families turn to summer feeding programs to get the meals they need. Waco ISD is initiating a new program to try and boost participation in the program.


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