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La Vega High School honored with MaxPreps award  KWTX

La Vega High School was honored with a trophy and celebration banner after the football season finished with a No. 88 ranking by MaxPreps.

La Vega plans championship parade, banquet  Waco Tribune-Herald

Strike up the band, the parade is coming. The City of Bellmead will hold a victory parade for the football state champion La Vega Pirates beginning at 5:45 p.m. ...

Classroom Champions: La Vega's Jaelyn Maladdie  KWTX

La Vega High School senior Jaelyn Maladdie owns a GPA just shy of 4.0 and is a candidate to be National Honor Society president.

Collisions delayed: La Vega plans to bring winning attitude (just not hits) to State 7-on-7  Waco Tribune-Herald

Ingrained in the fibers of Don Hyde's DNA is a deep love for defense.

Waco: La Vega ISD buys clear backpacks for students at 2 schools  KWTX

The La Vega Independent School District has ordered 1600 see-through plastic backpacks for high school and junior high school students this fall.

Brice Cherry: No identity crisis here — Pirates know who they are (state champs)  Waco Tribune-Herald

The La Vega Pirates know exactly who they are: A fierce, resilient, explosive bunch of football players.

La Vega football star gets 18 years for robbery  FOX 44 - KWKT

A former La Vega High School football start who was part of the school's first ever state championship team and who had been on the team at the University of ...

Former OU football player gets 18 years for robbing Baylor student  Waco Tribune-Herald

Parrish Lee Cobb, a La Vega High School football standout and former University of Oklahoma defensive starter who was implicated in four robberies, was ...

Waco: High school students awarded $57,000 in scholarships  KWTX

Ten Waco-area high school graduates are getting a financial boost with scholarship money for college.

Super Centex Football Team: Sunday, Rogers were ‘phenomenal’ forces to be reckoned with  Waco Tribune-Herald

Like the day of the week, Jay'Veon Sunday is consistent. You always know he's coming, and there's nothing you can do to stop it. Every team that played ...

High school notebook: Crawford's under-the-radar season starting to catch attention  Waco Tribune-Herald

You won't hear “Thank God I'm a Country Boy” or “Rhinestone Cowboy” playing over the P.A. system before a lot of high school basketball games, but you will in ...

QB1: Next generation of passers bringing their own spin to storied programs  Waco Tribune-Herald

It's an honor to earn the title QB1. A position bestowed on a different guy every few years, it's one that comes loaded with responsibility. The offense is theirs ...

La Vega emerges with 1st state title after wild 2nd half, 33-31  Waco Tribune-Herald

HOUSTON — La Vega didn't plan to have its best athlete be the holder on kicks in case disaster struck.

TEA chief says Waco ISD charter part of solution to state's education troubles  Waco Tribune-Herald

During a visit to Waco on Wednesday, Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath held up Waco ISD's in-district charter Transformation Waco as a solution ...

High-powered Yates shoots down Connally, 88-74, in region semis  Waco Tribune-Herald

HUNTSVILLE — Connally knows its way to Huntsville. The Cadets even know the back roads.

High school girls basketball all-district teams 2019 | Central Texas Girls Basketball  Waco Tribune-Herald

MVP: Madison Griffon, Sr., Copperas Cove. Offensive Player of the Year: Shamyra Duncan, Jr., Midway. Defensive Player of the Year: Mel Williams, Sr., Killeen.

La Vega romps to 34-0 win over Lorena  Waco Tribune-Herald

La Vega's four-headed offensive monster is a force to be reckoned with, but the Pirates defense stole the show Friday night.

Sunday runs Connally past Robinson and into playoffs, 39-14  Waco Tribune-Herald

The Connally Cadets needed a victory to guarantee their trip to the playoffs as they hosted Robinson in the final game of the regular season.

Waco sports talk radio landscape adds another station with 94.1 FM  Waco Tribune-Herald

The local sports talk radio game is about to add another player to the mix.

McGregor ISD board makes no decision on athletics investigation  Waco Tribune-Herald

The McGregor Independent School District board of trustees chose not to take action Thursday night regarding Judd Thrash, the head football coach and ...

Waco ISD rolling out new security system for visitors  Waco Tribune-Herald

Waco Independent School District is making strides in balancing school safety and accessibility for students and their families with a new security system that will ...

Longtime Waco florist dies at 97  KWTX

Harry Reed, known in downtown Waco as a man with a bright smile and a bouquet of roses for a good part of the last century, passed away Saturday at a local ...

Urban, Anthony  Waco Tribune-Herald

Anthony Urban. July 24, 1955 - December 17, 2018. Anthony Urban, age 63, of West, passed away Monday, December 17, 2018 in Lampasas. A Rosary will be ...

High school boys' golf tourney concludes first round at Cottonwood Creek  Waco Tribune-Herald

After the first round of the Marvin Dameron Invitational golf tournament at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course Friday, Brian Jennings of Dallas Jesuit, Luke Jasinski ...

Paroled murderer arrested on felony assault charge  Waco Tribune-Herald

A man convicted in the 1995 murder of his former girlfriend was taken back to McLennan County Jail on a felony assault charge Thursday after police said he ...

Dave Campbell: La Vega's state championship worth the wait  Waco Tribune-Herald

Something happened two Fridays ago that I had thought would never happen. What happened was that my high school alma mater, La Vega, won its very first ...

Parents ask Bellmead to step up to the plate on Little League maintenance  Waco Tribune-Herald

La Vega Little League parents are making a pitch to Bellmead city officials to repair city-owned ballfields they say have become dangerous and unsightly.

Central Texas Honor Roll: Week 4 football  Waco Tribune-Herald

RB AJ Bell, Lorena — 21 carries for 202 yards and 4 touchdowns. RB Erik Hart, China Spring — 28 carries for 154 yards and 3 touchdowns, 3 catches for 20 ...

Man arrested, accused of sexually touching girl, 10, in 2007  Waco Tribune-Herald

A Hewitt man turned himself into authorities Thursday after allegations surfaced that he allegedly sexually abused a 10-year-old girl at a Waco residence for ...

Clifton's special teams spark 29-7 win over Crawford  Waco Tribune-Herald

CRAWFORD — Gifted quarterback Mason Brandenberger is Clifton's star, but he got plenty of help from his friends Friday night.

Beloved high school teacher unexpectedly dies  KWTX

The news of the death of Jan Skrabanek comes as a shock to the staff and student body of La Vega High School.

Defense leads the way as No. 6 Mart shuts down No. 5 Refugio, 41-8  Waco Tribune-Herald

MART — Domination starts with “d.” As does defense.

Local election results: Nov. 6, 2018 | Elections  Waco Tribune-Herald

County Commissioner, Precinct 2. Patricia "Pat" Chisolm-Miller (D), 6,446, 58.3. Donis "D.L." Wilson (R), 4,612, 41.7. Texas House, Dist. 56 (100% reporting).

Waco-area news briefs: Feb. 13, 2019 | Briefly  Waco Tribune-Herald

McLennan Community College and the McLennan Community College Foundation will host “An Evening with Winston Churchill Biographer Andrew Roberts” at ...

Heart of Texas Regional History Fair Competition Set for Feb. 14-15 at Baylor University  Baylor University

Contact: Rachel DeShong, coordinator of the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair, 254-710-3783. Media Contact: Baylor University Media and Public Relations, ...

Police ID motorcyclist in fatal crash on Valley Mills Drive  Waco Tribune-Herald

Waco police have identified the motorcyclist killed in a Saturday night crash on North Valley Mills Drive as John Michael Naame Jr. of Temple.

Redskins' Peterson, former Waco High, Baylor great Casner among Hall of Fame class  Waco Tribune-Herald

Adrian Peterson, the 10th all-time leading rusher in NFL history, and Ken Casner, a former star at Waco High and Baylor University, are among the headliners in ...

Cameron Park Zoo's 1st shark killed in altercation with eel  Waco Tribune-Herald

Loki, Cameron Park Zoo's first shark who made his debut two months ago, died this month in an altercation with a moray eel that shared his tank.

High school notebook: Axtell, Dawson ready to play under lights at Waco ISD Stadium  Waco Tribune-Herald

Eric Blenden knows Thursday night's contest against Dawson won't determine if his Axtell Longhorns advance to the postseason for the first time since 2011.

Former La Vega football star gets 5 years in prison  Waco Tribune-Herald

A former La Vega High School football star whose uncle was executed earlier this month was sentenced to five years in prison Monday after his deferred felony ...

Yeager leads De Leon to 44-21 win over Riesel  Waco Tribune-Herald

WHITNEY — Describing Kevin Yeager as simply a dual-threat quarterback would be a disservice to his many other talents.

Sykora, John A.  Waco Tribune-Herald

John A. Sykora, Jr. Aug. 17, 1939 - Jan. 2, 2019. John A, Sykora Jr., passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, ...

Police: Man claimed to be youth sports coach before drug arrest  Waco Tribune-Herald

A man tried to divert attention away from the smell of marijuana coming from his car during a traffic stop Thursday by claiming to be a Mart Youth Baseball and.

Top winners advance to international science fair  Waco Tribune-Herald

A student from Midway High School and a team from Live Oak Classical School were the top winners in the 63rd annual Central Texas Science and Engineering ...

Veterans One Stop recognized  Waco Tribune-Herald

Veterans One Stop was honored by the Good Soldier Foundation with the Spirit of America Medal and the Military Officers Association-Heart of Texas with a ...

Unbeaten La Vega ‘doing what it takes to win’ in this year’s state final run  Waco Tribune-Herald

La Vega didn't enter this season a happy team, and it has taken it out on everybody throughout the season.

Police: Fleeing suspect arrested after threatening to kill officers  Waco Tribune-Herald

A Bellmead man wanted in a 2017 home invasion was arrested by police Sunday afternoon after he ran from officers and threatened to kill police during his ...

Idea of downtown performing arts center gains steam at City Hall  Waco Tribune-Herald

After years of backstage community discussion of the idea of a new downtown Waco performing arts facility, Waco City Council members are ready to start a ...

Public can share thoughts on $85 million project on Loop 340  Waco Tribune-Herald

The Texas Department of Transportation is seeking public input on a proposed $85 million project to expand a 5.2-mile stretch Loop 340 on the eastern edge of ...

Former La Vega star Cobb arrested on robbery charge in Oklahoma  Waco Tribune-Herald

Former La Vega High School football star and former University of Oklahoma football player Parrish Cobb was arrested early Thursday morning in Norman, ...

Message of family outweighs score in rare football matchup between Juvenile Justice schools  Waco Tribune-Herald

Trailing by 17 points after the first half, Giddings Indians lineman, jersey number 17, rallied his fellow players with a speech of family and brotherhood.

Baker, David  Waco Tribune-Herald

David Baker. Nov. 15, 1970 - Sept. 18, 2018. David James Baker, 47, of Bellmead, passed away at his home, Tuesday, September 18, 2018. A graveside *service* ...

Public input sought ahead of two-way Washington Avenue conversion  Waco Tribune-Herald

The city is planning to start converting Washington Avenue into a two-way street through downtown next year, and residents have an opportunity Tuesday to ...

Longtime Waco florist Harry Reed dies  Waco Tribune-Herald

Albert Harry Reed, “Harry” to the thousands who knew him as longtime owner of Reed's Flowers on Austin Avenue, made it through one last Valentine's Day ...

Judge sentences woman to 35 years in drive-by shooting  Waco Tribune-Herald

A Waco woman who shot a former college student in the face in a 2016 drive-by shooting was sentenced to 35 years in prison Thursday.

Former La Vega football star Cobb indicted in robbery  Waco Tribune-Herald

Former University of Oklahoma defensive back and La Vega High School football standout Parrish Cobb and his high school teammate and alleged ...

Accidental fire damages used car dealership on Franklin  Waco Tribune-Herald

A short in an electrical charging device likely caused thousands of dollars in damage at a used car dealership early Thursday morning, fire officials said.

Magnolia donation to The Cove to help house homeless teens  Waco Tribune-Herald

A Magnolia Foundation donation will help a local nonprofit seek overnight accommodations for homeless Waco teens.

Collins, Suzanna Fuller  Waco Tribune-Herald

Suzanna Fuller Collins. June 6, 1959 - Aug. 16, 2018. Suzanna Fuller Collins, 59, of Chilton, passed away, Thursday, August 16, 2018. A memorial *service* will ...

Police issuing warning about 'bank jugging' burglaries  Waco Tribune-Herald

Waco police are warning bank customers to be vigilant after a handful of residents' vehicles have been burglarized after they visited banks in the past three ...

Aggravated robbery arrest warrant issued for former La Vega star, current OU Sooner Cobb  Waco Tribune-Herald

Arrest warrants for former La Vega High School and current University of Oklahoma cornerback Parrish Cobb have been issued, charging him with aggravated ...

Waco man accused of sending explicit messages to officer posing as 15-year-old  Waco Tribune-Herald

A Waco man was arrested Thursday evening after he sent sexually explicit messages to an officer who posing undercover on social media as a 15-year-old girl, ...

Officials monitoring Brazos River conditions ahead of Ironman  Waco Tribune-Herald

As Waco's first Ironman guests start pouring into town ahead of Sunday's event, local officials are eyeing the condition of the Brazos River slated to host the ...

Centex runners invade HOT Soccer Complex for Hewitt Kiwanis meet  Waco Tribune-Herald

Midway is hosting the Hewitt Kiwanis Cross Country Invitational on Thursday morning at the Heart O'Texas Soccer Complex.

Attorneys honored by Veterans Clinic  Waco Tribune-Herald

Local attorneys Janette Baldwin and Garrett Beach were honored as the Baylor Law Veterans Clinic Advocates of the Year for 2018 at the Waco-McLennan ...

Drug kingpin sentenced to life for trafficking conspiracy charges  Waco Tribune-Herald

A Mexican drug cartel leader was sentenced to life in federal prison Thursday, about four months after he was found guilty on seven drug-trafficking conspiracy ...

Baylor Lady Bears roll past Sooners in Norman  KWTX

NORMAN, Oklahoma (KWTX) The #2 ranked Baylor Lady Bears (17-1) continued their winning ways Sunday as they rolled into Norman and grabbed a ...

Waco's new federal judge to be sworn in  Waco Tribune-Herald

Alan Albright, confirmed earlier this month by the U.S. Senate, will be sworn in as Waco's new federal judge Tuesday afternoon.

Military group presents JROTC Awards  Waco Tribune-Herald

The Heart of Texas Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America recently provided monetary awards and medals to cadets who have demonstrated ...

TEA gives Prosper Waco control over 5 underperforming schools  Waco Tribune-Herald

Prosper Waco will have full autonomy over Waco's five underperforming schools starting immediately, Waco Independent School District Superintendent A.

La Vega ISD admonishes coach for use of homosexual slur  Waco Tribune-Herald

La Vega High School's defensive coordinator used a homosexual slur while addressing players during La Vega's home game against Lorena on Sept. 12.

List of UTEP's National Signing Day recruits  KTSM News Channel 9

National Signing Day is here and after the UTEP football team is unveiling its recruits.

French street artist Blek le Rat to paint Waco walls  Waco Tribune-Herald

Sometimes a rat will bring others behind it, and when it comes to the Banksy street art painting “Haight Street Rat” on display in Waco, that's a good thing.

Hell descended from the sky 65 years ago Friday  KWTX

Old Indian legend held that a tornado couldn't strike Waco because of the limestone bluffs in Cameron Park, but on May 11, 1953 a tornado did touch down and ...

State investigation: Natural gas fueled Gatesville hospital blast, likely a construction accident  Waco Tribune-Herald

An explosion at Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville that killed three people and injured 13 others in June was caused by natural gas that leaked into a boiler ...

MCC greenlights $7 million business building renovation  Waco Tribune-Herald

McLennan Community College business and technology students may have new space for their studies in two years with McLennan Community College board ...

20 families displaced by Lacy Lakeview apartment fire  Waco Tribune-Herald

About 20 families were displaced from their apartment homes early Thursday morning when a fire spread through a building at Village Square Apartments, Lacy ...

La Vega foundation gives grants to teachers  Waco Tribune-Herald

The La Vega Pirates Education Foundation Prize Patrol made surprise visits last month to present oversized checks to teachers for grants funded by the ...

Big 12 clears Baylor after 21-month review of new sex assault safeguards, levies $2 million fine  Waco Tribune-Herald

The Big 12 Conference on Tuesday cleared Baylor University after a 21-month review that verified the school made proper improvements to its policies and ...

Valley Mills takes baseball series opener from Crawford, 9-1  Waco Tribune-Herald

The Valley Mills baseball team opened its regional quarterfinal series against District 14-2A rival Crawford with a single mindset — win the first one.

Publisher's heart attack forces closure of Tiempo newspaper after 36 years  Waco Tribune-Herald

Ernesto Fraga, publisher of Tiempo newspaper, found himself in his comfort zone June 29 in downtown Waco. Microphone in hand, he spoke passionately at the ...

‘You don’t mess with country folk’ — Limestone County formally opposes Waco landfill plan  Waco Tribune-Herald

Limestone County leaders took a stand this week against the city of Waco's proposal to place the majority of a 502-acre landfill on their side of the boundary with ...

Waco City Council to vote Tuesday on landfill site near Axtell  Waco Tribune-Herald

The Waco City Council is poised to approve a 502-acre tract near the intersection of State Highway 31 and TK Parkway for the site of a new landfill, ...

Cardinals' Kramer Robertson claims Gold Glove honor | Central Texas Baseball  Waco Tribune-Herald

Kramer Robertson's splendid defense in the field this year earned him the St. Louis Cardinals' minor league Gold Glove award for the shortstop position.

Completed mural adds color splash to downtown Waco  Waco Tribune-Herald

The vibrantly colored origami cranes taking flight against a sky of patterned gold, blue and black on the side of a downtown Waco building mean different things ...

Anderson banned from UT-Dallas campus, commencement | Courts And Trials  Waco Tribune-Herald

University of Texas at Dallas officials, reacting to a petition drive started by a student Tuesday, have banned former Baylor University fraternity president Jacob ...

Police: Lacy Lakeview man attacks officers during traffic stop  Waco Tribune-Herald

A man pulled over for driving backward on a Lacy Lakeview road Saturday night was arrested after he tried to escape police and then attacked two officers, Lacy ...

Appraisal district gets flood of protests as deadline arrives  Waco Tribune-Herald

Tuesday marks the deadline for homeowners to protest their property values set by the McLennan County Appraisal District, and there is no shortage of people ...

Judge denies motion to quash Twin Peaks indictment  Waco Tribune-Herald

A McLennan County judge on Friday denied a motion from Twin Peaks defendant Marcus Pilkington to quash the May rioting indictment against him on ...

Knife linked to Jim Bowie's brother now on display at Texas Ranger Museum  Waco Tribune-Herald

The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum on Monday unveiled a major addition to its displays: a Bowie knife attributed to the family of Jim Bowie, the storied ...

Doris Miller Memorial takes shape as donation gap remains  Waco Tribune-Herald

As a Dec. 7 deadline nears for the $2.5 million Doris Miller Memorial under construction on the east bank of the Brazos River, organizers are preparing for a final ...

Pro baseball notebook: Glaesmann looks back on years chasing MLB dream with no regrets  Waco Tribune-Herald

Of all the hundreds of players taken in the Major League Baseball Draft each year, only roughly 10 percent will ever play an inning in the big leagues.

Kiwanis Club of Waco Seniors give scholarships  Waco Tribune-Herald

The Kiwanis Club of Waco Seniors presented four high school seniors with $1000 scholarships at a recent meeting.

State, Carrizal seek delay in Twin Peaks shootout retrial  Waco Tribune-Herald

Prosecutors and an attorney for Jacob Carrizal have agreed to postpone the retrial of the Twin Peaks biker shootout defendant, which had been set for Sept. 10.

High school notebook: Centex athletes hone football skills at La Vega camp  Waco Tribune-Herald

Some high school students spend spring break at the beach. Others take to the ski slopes. But for about three dozen area football players, spring break offers ...

Super Centex Girls Basketball Team: La Vega’s Landrum, Jefferson formed elite partnership  Waco Tribune-Herald

Great coaches and players have a curious symbiotic relationship. It's much like the chicken and the egg. Is the coach successful because of his athlete's talent or ...

Teen saves neighbor from East Waco house fire  Waco Tribune-Herald

A Waco teen woke his 69-year-old neighbor Friday afternoon as the man's home started to burn, allowing him to get out safely.

UIL state track and field schedule: When Central Texas athletes are competing  Waco Tribune-Herald

(Central Texas qualifiers listed). Friday, May 11. 8 a.m.. 5A Girls Discus. 5A Boys Shot Put. 3A Boys Pole Vault. 2A Girls Pole Vault. Abbey Hale, Hamilton.

Gholson man sentenced to 50 years in assaults on his wife  Waco Tribune-Herald

A twice-convicted felon from Gholson was sentenced to 50 years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to beating his estranged wife on several occasions and ...

College-minded high schoolers flocking to dual credit classes  Waco Tribune-Herald

If students on the McLennan Community College or Texas State Technical College campuses seem to look a little younger these days, it may not be your ...

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