Welfare cases increase in numbers in tough economy

In many states, the Census Bureau notes little connection between the economy and the number of people on welfare. The McLennan County Welfare Department says, as poverty levels rise, so do the numbers of people on welfare. 

Heart O' Texas Fair and Rodeo starts this week

Waco-- The annual Heart O' Texas Fair and Rodeo will kick-off tomorrow night with a parade in downtown Waco.

Large chunk of Gulf of Mexico reopened to fishing

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Another chunk of the Gulf of Mexico has been opened to fishing after seafood tests and surveys found no oil contamination threat.

Waco woman sentenced to 35 years in prison for throwing baby

A Waco woman is sentenced to 35 years in prison for first-degree felony, injury to a child.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department predict a good deer hunting season

Deer season opens Saturday for bow hunters, and this year's season is expected to be a good one. Hunters can expect good conditions for this deer season.

Health officials prepare for flu season

Flu season begins tomorrow, and the flu shot might not be as popular as it was last year. One local Walgreens gave out more than 5,000 flu shots last season, but this year, some are opting not to take the vaccine.

Texas Board of Education passes resolution to regulate textbooks' coverage of Islam

The Texas Board of Education passed a resolution 7-6 to reduce the positive coverage of Islam in history textbooks and increase the positive coverage of Christianity. They say current books have a pro-Islamic, anti-Christian bias.

J.H. Hines Elementary School reaches capacity

Waco-- The new J.H. Hines Elementary School in Waco has already reached a full capacity of students for the school year. This neighborhood school allows an easy way for children to either walk, or take the bus everyday to school.

High speed chase from Waco to Clifton

The Waco Police Department respond to a call regarding a possible robbery late last night. However, when officers got to the scene, they realized they had a more serious situation on their hands.

Fort Hood suicide numbers on the rise

Fort Hood has confirmed 14 suicide cases, and six more are under investigation. Fort Hood officials held a press conference today to address the rising suicide numbers.