‘A great tool for law enforcement’: McLennan County Sheriff’s Office taking steps to add body cameras
McLENNAN COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) -The McLennan County Sheriff’s Office is moving forward with plans to add body cameras, for the first time ever. The sheriff’s office is currently just trying out some body cameras and is looking at applying for grants in January to purchase them for all of the deputies.
Former Baylor football player Sam Ukwuachu files writ to challenge his sexual assault conviction
WACO, Texas (KWTX) - Former Baylor University football player Sam Ukwuachu, whose 2015 sexual assault conviction brought sharp focus on deficiencies in how the Baptist school handled sexual violence complaints, is challenging his conviction and seeking a new trial. Ukwuachu, 30, who remains on felony probation, filed a writ of...
Scam callers impersonates McLennan County Sheriff’s Office
WACO, Texas (KWTX) - Scam calls are on the rise in McLennan County, this time scammers are impersonating sheriff deputies. On September 5, Jamie Schmitt didn’t expect someone supposedly from the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office to tell her she had three warrants out for her arrest. One of them was failure to appear in court for jury duty.
O-I Glass to stop production in mid-October, close Waco facility on Dec. 1
WACO, Texas (KWTX) - The O-I Glass facility in Waco plans to cease production on Oct. 16 and will then close its doors on Dec. 1, KWTX confirmed with James Woods, a public relations specialist with the company. “O-I continuously evaluates the long-term needs of the business and the viability...
McGregor man arrested, accused of sexually abusing child
McGregor police arrested a 23-year-old man Tuesday after a young child reported he had sexually abused the child on multiple occasions. Hunter Allen Lowe, of McGregor, was booked into McLennan County Jail on Tuesday and charged with continuous sexual abuse of a young child, a first-degree felony. According to Lowe's...
High school notebook: Intense competition, friendly rivalries abound in District 8-2A
Of all the Central Texas districts out there, District 8-2A Div. I may be the Central Texas-iest. OK, so it’s not a word, but the point holds true. The loop that includes six McLennan County schools for football, plus two others just outside the county lines in Falls County, may pit rival against rival. But it also pairs up neighbor against neighbor, friend against friend.
Community volunteers push to clean up forgotten cemetery in McLennan County
Veterans, immigrant workers and community members are all buried at this cemetery.
Texas High School Football Schedule, Live Streams in McLennan County This Week
High school football is on the schedule this week in McLennan County, Texas, and information on these games is available in this article, if you're looking for how to stream them. Follow High School Football this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and...
Woodway Residents Rally to Restore Overgrown Liberty Hill Cemetery in McLennan County
In McLennan County, Texas, a public campaign is underway to restore Liberty Hill Cemetery. This century-old graveyard is currently overgrown with vegetation due to years of neglect.
McLennan County Harvest Celebration Next Thursdays, Sept. 28th
The third annual McLennan County Harvest Celebration will be held Thursday, September 28th at the Crawford Community Center. The Crawford Community Center, 8542 E 4th St, Crawford, TX 76638 is in Tonkawa Falls Park adjacent to the Crawford Pirate Football Stadium. It will be an opportunity to visit with agriculture supporters as well as ag vendors, eat a steak meal and learn about Extension result demonstration work completed in McLennan County. Participants will also have an opportunity to take home great door prizes: coolers, BBQ pits, etc.
National Voter Registration Day begins election season
WACO, Texas (KWTX) -September 19th is national voter registration day, and many organizations are raising awareness for voting. While the upcoming election on November 7th does not decide the next president, it is equally as important. Voters can decide on constitutional propositions that may become law in Texas, so various...
Central Texas politicians weigh in on Paxton's acquittal
BRYAN, Texas — On Saturday, Sept. 17, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was acquitted on all 16 articles of impeachment against him by the Texas Senate, after heavy discussion over the past two weeks. In order for Paxton to be impeached, 21 out of the 30 state senators had...
Weekly Safety Report: Prison Sentence, Fatal Crash, Fire, Wreck, Drunk Driving, and Unsolved Murder in McLennan County, Texas
This week in McLennan County, Texas, several incidents occurred, including a woman sentenced to prison for killing her abusive boyfriend, a fatal crash on I-35, a fire that destroyed two homes, a major wreck causing a lane closure on Highway 6, a woman accused of drunk driving and crashing into vehicles in a school pick-up line, and an unsolved murder in Waco.
Woodway bottleneck poses quandary as Ritchie Road traffic grows
Ritchie Road has been transformed in recent years with nearly $12 million of widening work funded by three of the four local jurisdictions it passes through. But in Woodway, where the road crosses Old McGregor Road, motorists at morning and evening peak times can expect a delay of about two minutes and lines of cars 45 deep heading toward Highway 84.
Property experts share how potential homestead exemption changes can benefit homeowners
Waco, TX (FOX 44) — As we inch closer to November elections homeowners are discussing how they can save on their taxes. The McLennan County Appraisal District says homeowners can currently get a homestead exemption to reduce their taxable property value by $40,000. If voters decide to support the property tax cut deal, homeowners can […]
List of criminal indictments in McLennan County on 9.14.23
WACO, Texas (KWTX) - Below is the criminal indictment list released by the McLennan County District Clerk’s Office on Sept. 14, 2023. All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Waco agencies to host foster care recruitment, education session
Two ministries serving children are gearing up for an event this month aimed at recruiting new foster parents and volunteers to help vulnerable children seeking placement. Nightlight Christian Adoptions and Arrow Child & Family Ministries will present "It Takes a Village: Foster Care in McLennan County," from 2-3 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Central Library, 1717 Austin Ave.
State of city, county
The State of the City and County Luncheon, presented by the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at The Baylor Club, 1001 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Waco Mayor Dillon Meek and McLennan County Judge Scott Felton will speak. Tickets are $65 for...