Latest Waco, Texas Stories

2007-09-21 21:00:11

By Mike Copeland, Waco Tribune-Herald, Texas Sep. 21--City leaders for years have touted Lake Brazos as a shining jewel brimming with development potential, a natural wonder that could draw the masses downtown. But lately it has had more closings than openings, the latest casualty being the Brazos Belle riverboat on its west bank. Owner Tony Cain said Thursday that he'll likely file for bankruptcy protection and that he already has closed the boat. He absorbed a $105,000...

2007-08-20 15:02:31

Residents of Waco, Texas, will soon be able to recycle old computers and computer-related equipment. At the end of August, Goodwill Industries is scheduled to open a store in Waco called Computer Works that will accept donations of old computers and related items, The Waco Tribune-Herald reported Monday. Some of the donations will be refurbished for resale while the rest will be disassembled and discarded in a way that keeps the items out of the town landfill, Goodwill officials said....

2007-02-07 15:01:11

By Mike Copeland, Waco Tribune-Herald, Texas Feb. 7--What better way to bind a family than enrolling in a welding course? Paul Hopkins and his stepsons, Brandon and Andrew Wayman, did just that. The Moody residents completed a 13-week program, and now they will work for the company that paid their tuition. "We probably need a hundred more," said Rick Graves, an executive with Fluor Corp. It spent $5,000 a person to send 14 people through the course at Texas State Technical...

2006-11-07 18:00:56

By Mike Copeland, Waco Tribune-Herald, Texas Nov. 5--Alin Gorgan, of Axtell, had a good job as a union electrician making $22.30 an hour. But something about a new course at Texas State Technical College pulled him in and wouldn't let go. "I wanted to broaden my horizon," said Gorgan, 29, who is married and has two little girls. So he joined 13 others in learning how to use a Remote Operated Vehicle -- a device that can be lowered thousands of feet below the sea's surface to...

2004-11-29 18:00:03

BRUCEVILLE-EDDY, Texas - An Army helicopter carrying seven soldiers crashed and burned in the fog Monday after hitting a web of support wires on a TV transmission tower whose warning lights had been knocked out in a storm last week, officials said. Everyone aboard was killed. The UH-60 Black Hawk, bound for the Red River Army Depot in Texarkana, went down in a field about 30 miles northeast of Fort Hood. The fog was so thick when emergency crews arrived that they could not see more than...

2004-11-29 12:00:02

BRUCEVILLE-EDDY, Texas - A Black Hawk helicopter carrying seven soldiers from Fort Hood crashed Monday in central Texas after hitting a television broadcast tower guy wire, authorities said. Witnesses said they saw four bodies. The UH-60 Black Hawk, bound for Texarkana, went down in a field about 30 miles northeast of Fort Hood in foggy conditions near Interstate 35, said Dan Hassett, a base spokesman. Rock Eicke, who lives about a quarter-mile from the crash site, said he was getting...

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'