New Weekly Segment
4:32 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

H.O.T. Happenings

Ashley Bean Thornton

It’s Memorial Day weekend so to help sift through all the events coming up, we’ll be talking to Act Locally Waco director Ashley Bean Thornton. But before we discuss this weekend's events, we'll talk to Thornton about the history of the local newsletter and how it got started.

This is the first in a weekly series on events taking place in and around the Heart of Texas. You can hear it every Friday during All Things Considered. 

Twin Peaks Shooting Update
4:22 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Scores of Weapons Counted; Don Carlos To Sue


Waco Police have counted more than 300 weapons from the Twin Peaks shootout that left 9 dead, and 18 injured Sunday afternoon. That includes 118 handguns, 157 knives and even an AK-47 tucked away in one of the vehicles in the restaurant’s parking lot. Earlier this week Waco Police spokesperson Patrick Swanton said officials had picked up most of the evidence, including the scores of weapons found, bullet fragments and shell casings.

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Economic Development
4:00 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

Mattress Company Opens Waco Facility

Carlos Morales

On Tuesday, North Carolina mattress manufacturer Kingdsown held the grand opening for their hundred thousand-square foot facility. The company invested just under $2 million revamping the old U.S. Postal Service sorting center on Imperial Drive.

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Twin Peaks Shooting Update
4:52 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

New Details Emerge in Twin Peaks Shooting

Waco Police Department gives new details in the Twin Peaks shooting Tuesday morning
Carlos Morales

Information revealed today is shedding light on the events leading up to and after the deadly shootout in Waco this weekend.

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Nine dead, at least 18 injured
5:32 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

174 Bikers Jailed, Held on $1Million Bonds

Carlos Morales

The bonds for the 174 bikers charged with engaging in organized criminal activity have been set at $1 million each. 

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