City of Waco

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

The City of Waco is one of more than 130 Texas cities that are filing a lawsuit against a recent rate increase by natural gas provider Atmos Energy.

The rate increase went into effect June 1st and would be a little over 2 dollars for the average Atmos customer in Waco.