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2009-05-08 17:32:02

A Texas Christian University student preparing for graduation is the youngest member of the school's class of 2009 at 18-years-old. Troy Dodge is scheduled to graduate Saturday from the Fort Worth, Texas, school as the youngest person in his 1,114-strong class, the Fort Worth Star Telegram reported Friday. Dodge's mother, Marlaina Weisl, said her son learned to read at age 3 and started taking classes at McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas, when he was 12. Dodge said he worked hard to...

2009-04-09 13:10:27

Police in Texas said they have arrested a man who allegedly stabbed another man for passing gas in the hotel room they were sharing. A release from the Waco, Texas, Police Department said Jose Braule Ramirez, 33, and Juan Antonio Salano Castellano, 35, were alone in the Clarion Inn room they were sharing with two other men when Castellano passed gas, which upset Ramirez to the point he picked up a large knife and threw it at Castellano, striking him in the leg, The Waco Tribune reported...

2008-08-05 12:00:25

By Mike Copeland, Waco Tribune-Herald, Texas Aug. 5--Dell, the computer giant, closed its call center in McGregor nearly a year ago, casting gloom over the community about 20 miles west of Waco and eliminating more than 200 jobs. But Convergys, a Cincinnati-based company, is making the people of McGregor forget all about Dell. It is paying the city monthly rent on the former Dell building and hiring people for the call center at a rapid pace, officials say. "They're growing like a...

2008-07-23 15:01:12

By Tim Woods, Waco Tribune-Herald, Texas Jul. 22--U.S. Sen. John Cornyn on Monday called for Congress to lift domestic oil-drilling bans and restrictions to give Americans relief at the gas pump. Speaking at the Flying J Travel Plaza at Interstate 35 and New Road, the Texas Republican said loosening restrictions on drilling in the U.S. is a viable short-term option for dropping high gas prices, which stood at $4.07 per gallon of regular unleaded nationally Monday. The price ranged...

2008-07-22 18:00:42

By J.B. Smith, Waco Tribune-Herald, Texas Jul. 20--The Waco Farmers Market seems like a friendly enough place: a few humble tents in a parking lot by the county coliseum, tables crowded with baskets of peppers, peaches and purple-hull peas. But beware: Locavores are on the prowl. A generation ago, homegrown produce was a way of life in Waco Clutching canvas tote bags, they scope out their prey: melons still wet with dew, tomatoes with blood-red flesh, honey scented with cotton...

2008-07-15 18:00:31

By Cindy V. Culp, Waco Tribune-Herald, Texas Jul. 15--Jet service will be zooming into Waco Regional Airport on Sept. 3, American Eagle officials announced Monday, and the number of flights in and out of Waco will start dropping. At first, only one trip per day -- Flight 3375 arriving from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport at 3:00 p.m. and departing as Flight 3374 at 4:10 p.m. -- will be jet service. Saab turboprops also will fly back and forth four times a day, down from the...

2008-07-15 15:00:37

By Cindy V. Culp, Waco Tribune-Herald, Texas Jul. 15--Jet service will be zooming into Waco Regional Airport on Sept. 3, American Eagle officials announced Monday, and the number of flights in and out of Waco will start dropping. At first, only trip per day -- Flight 3375 arriving from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport at 3:00 p.m. and departing as Flight 3374 at 4:10 p.m. -- will be jet service. Saab turboprops also will fly back and forth four times a day, down from the six...

2008-05-23 12:00:14

By Emily Ingram, Waco Tribune-Herald, Texas May 22--The spirit has risen on Lake Brazos. Two days after a pump malfunction sank it, the Spirit of the Rivers paddleboat is back on the surface. For the last three years, the vessel was docked behind Lake Brazos Steakhouse and used for dinner cruises up and down the lake. On Monday, owner Shane Morgan said he was getting the boat ready for a cruise when a hose malfunctioned, reversing and pumping water into the boat. It sank in 15...

2008-02-19 15:00:43

By Mike Copeland, Waco Tribune-Herald, Texas Feb. 17--It would be impossible to recognize the old Target store at Sanger Avenue and State Highway 6. No bull's-eye signs or shopping carts to be seen. The 98,500-square-foot building has been transformed into Central Texas Medical Center, where doctors relocating from other parts of town will offer an array of services. "It's fully committed," says spokesman Wes Gilliland, referring to lease space in the building. The owners,...

2007-10-24 15:00:21

By Mike Copeland, Waco Tribune-Herald, Texas Oct. 24--McGregor city leaders took an important step Monday night toward filling the Dell call center left vacant after the company's abrupt departure earlier this month. McGregor City Council members voted to continue negotiations with Convergys, a Cincinnati-based company that would use the vacant Dell building in its industrial park as a customer care center. "Obviously, we're really thrilled to find somebody to get in that building...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.