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Habitat for Humanity calls on public to vote to raise funds

WACO -- After helping 130 people get new homes in Waco, Habitat for Humanity is now asking for your help. It's all to win money for a project they've set up to revitalize a neighborhood.

A look inside school security

WACO -- With more than 1,000 sex offenders living in Central Texas, the Killeen school district is doing something to protect their students. They're getting new technology that will hopefully keep sex offenders away from students.

Baylor officials seek advice for new 10 year plan

Baylor University is at the beginning stages of a new 10 year strategic plan. The revisions will maintain the schools current mission, while getting input from the Baylor community.

Waco ranked no.1 in best places for military retirement

The Waco metro area is ranked as the best place for military retirement, according to USAA. Waco earned its raking with high scores in a number of categories.

Suspect in Fort Hood shooting gets mental evaluation

FORT HOOD -- Maj. Nidal Hasan should get his mental evaluation this week.

Rapoport scholarship helps local college students

MCLENNAN CO. -- Texas Board of Higher Education estimates more than 50 percent of students won't graduate college in six years. Adding to that,  hard economic times can make the decision stay in college even harder.

Neighbors rescue family from fire

A house in Marlin caught on fire just before 2:00 pm, Monday afternoon. A woman and her three children were rescued, when their neighbors pulled them out of their burning home.

Are Smartphones really smart for children?

Nearly 75 percent of middle school students, and one third of all 11-year-olds, in the United States, have cell phones.

Texas A&M ranks in top 20 for short-term study abroad program

Texas A&M University has been ranked 15th in the nation for the 2008/2009 academic calendar year in an "Open Doors" report of institutions offering short-term study abroad programs

Free flu shots at public health district

MCLENNAN CO. -- Today marks the beginning of National Flu Vaccine week. McLennan County Public Health is giving free flu shots Dec. 6-11.