City of Waco

Texas News
4:48 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Local Historians Correct Marker Mistaking Important Tribal History

David Brittain and other members of the McLennan County Historical Commission stand in front of new marker.
Jill Ament

The Waco Indian tribe was driven out of Central Texas in the early 19th Century. For almost 80 years a historical marker outside Waco’s Helen Marie Taylor Museum memorialized the event. KWBU’s Jill Ament reports that Native American tribal leaders and local historians have pointed out that the information on the marker had it all wrong.


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Downtown
3:40 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Riverfront Development's Possible Derailment Wouldn't Be Waco's First

The proposed land for the redevelopment extends from Baylor's Clifton-Robinson tower to Franklin Avenue.

Plans to build a complex of apartments, shops and entertainment venues on the riverfront downtown have been temporarily derailed. It’s the latest development in Waco’s decades-long attempt to revitalize the riverfront between I-35 and the train tracks downtown. 


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Business
5:23 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

August Job Numbers for Waco Expected to Hold Steady

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The latest US job report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows only 142,000 were created in August – and the nation’s unemployment rate fell only slightly from 6.2 to 6.1 percent. 

While the August employment numbers for McLennan County and Waco won’t be released until later this month -- how is the city's job outlook fairing so far?


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Local News
12:42 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Waco PD Seeks More Diversity on Police Force

Jill Ament

One large debate circling around the shooting death of a black teenager, by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri focuses on the racial makeup of police forces.  The Waco Police Department and community members are trying to ensure the force mirrors the city’s diverse population.


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Waco ISD
3:16 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Waco ISD Cancels Free Bus Program, Will Provide Some Passes

Jill Ament

Last year Waco Transit gave about 18,000 bus rides to Waco ISD students as part of the district’s Student Ride Services program. It was part of a larger effort to improve attendance across the district. But school officials say they're disbanding the effort.

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