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Sixty-two years ago today a major tornado struck Waco – killing 114 people, seriously injuring 145, and causing roughly 50 million dollars in damages. The event would become the deadliest tornado in Texas history. 


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Growing up Tarisma Helms says education was never really a priority – her mother had a 7th-grade education and her father wasn’t around, still she knew she wanted to continue her schooling and become a nurse.  But the challenges of higher education – tuition, purchasing textbooks, transportation, studying – were all compounded by the fact that Helms is a single mother of 2 children. 


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Election day is this Saturday and up for grabs in the City Council race are seats in Districts 2, 4, and 5. KWBU sat down with the candidates to discuss issues facing their district. In the District 5 race both incumbent Kyle Deaver and newcomer Robert Cervantes are vying for the the City Council seat

Carlos Morales

Election day is this Saturday and up for grabs in the City Council race are seats in Districts 2, 4, and 5. KWBU sat down with the candidates to discuss issues facing their district. In the District 5 race both incumbent Kyle Deaver and newcomer Robert Cervantes are vying for the the City Council seat. 

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Today Baylor University announced a $2-million gift that would help make the Film and Digital Media program its own standalone department. 


Carlos Morales

Election day is this Saturday and up for grabs in the City Council race are seats in Districts 2, 4, and 5. KWBU sat down with the candidates to discuss issues facing their district. In the District 4 race, two newcomers have emerged after longtime representative Toni Herbert decided to retire. Both Dillon Meek and Ashley Bean Thornton are vying for the soon-to-be vacant council seat.

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Election day is this Saturday and up for grabs in the City Council race are seats in Districts 2, 4, and 5. KWBU sat down with the candidates to discuss issues facing their district. In the District 4 race, two newcomers have emerged after longtime representative Toni Herbert decided to retire. Both Dillon Meek and Ashley Bean Thornton are vying for the soon-to-be vacant council seat.

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Election day is this Saturday and this week,KWBU has aired interviews with candidates vying for seats in Districts 2, 4 and 5 races.  

Portions of the interviews, due to time limitations, ran during Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  A longer form program, Behind the Story, will air Friday, May 8 at 12:30pm.   Each full interview is also available on line.   

Tuesday, May 5th:
District 2 candidates

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Since 2011 the Downtown Waco Farmers Market has been in operation, offering year-round access to local agriculture and artisan vendors every Saturday and now Tuesday. KWBU’s Carlos Morales reports on their upcoming expansion. 


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The three city council seats up for re-election this year are those representing Districts 2, 4 and 5. And as KWBU’s Carlos Morales reports, what was the first public debate for this election saw engaging debate from city council candidates. 


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