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2 arrested in connection with homicide in Keene

KEENE, Texas - Two men face charges in connection with a deadly shooting in the Johnson County city of Keene. Isaac Joel Lopez and Jose Miguel Ruiz Paredes were taken into custody Friday in Cleburne. Both face charges of engaging in criminal activity, and Lopez also faces a charge of tampering with evidence.
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Washington Avenue bridge closure will add to downtown Waco traffic obstacles

The Washington Avenue bridge on the Brazos River will close to vehicles for up to eight weeks starting Jan. 24, adding another traffic detour in a downtown already busy with construction projects. The closure is needed to temporarily reroute wastewater flow while a contractor repairs a damaged sewer line along...
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Check Out Chip and Joanna Gaines’ HGTV Audition Tape From 2012

To say Chip and Joanna Gaines have come a long way in the past ten years would be an understatement. They had five successful seasons of their HGTV show “Fixer Upper” and expanded their Magnolia brand into an empire. And to put their journey into perspective, the Gaineses shared their 2012 HGTV audition tape on YouTube and it’s a nostalgic blast from the past.
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MASTER GARDENERS: Plumbago thrives under the West Texas sun

While some plants may express their resentment of the desert heat in the summer, well-established plumbago shrubs bloom in Midland and Odessa well until frost. This plant loves our West Texas sunshine and well-draining soil. While the blue variety, Plumbago auriculata (commonly referred to as “Cape Plumbago”) is often most recognizable for its rare blue flower color, it is the white variety, Plumbago zeylanica (“Doctorbrush” or “Mexican Plumbago”), that finds a spot on our recommended plant list in West Texas. Plumbago zeylanica is cold-tolerant down to ten degrees. It is drought-tolerant once established though performs best with regular watering and sunshine. This plant reaches 3-4’ tall. Plumbago zeylanica plant is a butterfly magnet, blooming constantly from Spring to Fall. In zones 9-11 Plumbago can be a perennial, however in our region it is typically grown as an annual.

Two West Texas Quarter Horses Euthanized Due to EIA

Two Quarter Horses in Ector County in West Texas have been euthanized after being confirmed with equine infectious anemia (EIA) by Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials. Enhanced biosecurity protocols have been enacted and the premises were placed under official quarantine until TAHC requirements are fulfilled. Officials are working with local veterinarians and horse owners to monitor potentially exposed horses.

Clint Harp with Harp Design Co. at Austin Home + Garden Show

WACO, Texas - The Austin Home + Garden Show is inviting homeowners and garden enthusiasts to the Austin Convention Center from January 14-16. Attendees will have a chance to see the latest innovations and get ideas for their own personal spaces as well as meet several celebrities. Admission for the...

Animal Encounters at Blue Hills Ranch & Giraffe Sanctuary

Just outside of Waco, TX sits the perfect destination for animal-lovers to meet giraffes, zebras, kangaroo, lemurs, otters, horses, mini cows, and more. Blue Hills Ranch & Giraffe Sanctuary in McGregor, TX features 150 acres of beautiful land with rolling hills, ponds, and endless sunset views where a wide variety of animals roam freely. You can book a private safari tour to meet the animals, or opt for extra special encounters like bottle-feeding young giraffes or swimming with otters. And for something even more exciting, you can actually reserve overnight stays in luxury cabins in the middle of the ranch!

Could It Be That Lubbock Is Full of Bagel Haters?

Lubbock has certainly begun to come into its own as a culinary outpost in an otherwise dusty food desert, but yet there are still some gastronomic mysteries that seem to elude us in West Texas. One such example is the lack of love for a longtime breakfast staple: the versatile,...