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Midway ISD considers $177M bond issue to support growth  KWTX

Higher taxes could be on the way for homeowners in the Midway Independent School District to help pay for projected growth.

Waco: Twin Rivers remembers fallen soldiers by honoring their surviving comrades  KWTX

A housing community in Waco made sure Memorial Day wasn't just about having fun in the sun.

Unsubstantiated online threat, fights on campus causes high school to see attendance drop  KWTX

The principal at a Central Texas high school sent a letter to parents Wednesday and Thursday after teachers and staff dealt with multiple altercations at the ...

Police investigate Snapchat messages at Midway High School  FOX 44 - KWKT

Midway High School had more police officers on campus Thursday after threats to students were made on Snapchat.

Midway ISD to consider building new campuses, eliminating intermediate schools  Waco Tribune-Herald

The Midway Independent School District board of trustees could decide this summer whether to build new facilities for a school district nearly busting at the ...

Hewitt police seek driver who hit Midway student, 14, near school zone  Waco Tribune-Herald

Police are searching for a driver who struck a 14-year-old Midway High School student after class dismissed Thursday, Assistant Hewitt Police Chief Tuck ...

Teenager charged in hit-and-run that injured local high school girl  KWTX

A teenager has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run that injured a local high school freshman.

Local school district's first-ever wheelchair athlete headed to state meet  KWTX

A disabled student is breaking new ground for a local school district and proving it takes heart, not full use of your legs, to be a true athlete.

Two local prom-goers arrive on the red carpet to cheers and tears  KWTX

WOODWAY, Texas (KWTX) Two Midway High School juniors with unique life challenges arrived together on the red carpet to cheers and tears at a prom no one ...

Midway has 12 students with National Merit recognition  Waco Tribune-Herald

Midway High School had 12 students recognized through the National Merit Program, and three seniors are named National Merit Semifinalists.

Woodway: Teacher, former 'Bearette' has strong bond with Lady Bears  KWTX

WOODWAY, Texas (KWTX) Pam Dominik, who's taught first graders in the Midway ISD for 30 years, has formed a strong bond with the Lady Bears and their ...

Waco: High school student gets help in his 'Promposal' to best friend  KWTX

Since they became friends 14 years ago, Kendall Krause and Ben Ullman have always been close and they grew closer after an elaborate “Promposal.'

Local high school freshman tops dad's record at same school  KWTX

A local freshman baseball pitcher not only threw his first no-hitter this week, but also beat his dad's impressive personal record as a pitcher at the very same ...

Police chase ends in front of local high school  KWTX

A police chase Monday morning ended in front of a local high school's student drop-off area.

HS freshman tops dads record at same school  KWTX

Ryan Wood, 15, a freshman on the Midway High School JV team, threw the no-hitter Monday night against Belton at Midway.

Waco: Rapper has song featured in popular video game  KWTX

A rap artist who was born and reared in Waco is featured in the new 'Mortal Kombat' video game trailer.

Gunshots, fake blood part of back-to-school safety training at Midway ISD  Waco Tribune-Herald

The classroom full of teachers at Midway Middle School knew they were part of a drill, playing a role. But in the light of recent news reports, the scene seemed all ...

Midway ISD looks to increase police presence at elementary schools  KWTX

HEWITT, Texas (KWTX) Students going to school for the first time this fall, may be meeting a *fresh* face besides their new teacher if they join Midway ...

Midway sending 2 to state VASE contest  Waco Tribune-Herald

The Midway High School art department took 30 students to Harker Heights High School on Feb. 16 to compete in the annual Texas Art Education Association ...

High school notebook: Waco High, Midway set for early district debuts  Waco Tribune-Herald

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Standout local high school athlete attends leadership summit  KWTX

A standout Central Texas student-athlete is in Indianapolis, Ind., this week as one of only two Texas representatives at a national summit about leadership.

Train derails near Central Texas high school  KWTX

A train carrying two cars derailed late Sunday near a local high school.

Analysis: Many graduates of top-rated local high schools not 'college ready'  Waco Tribune-Herald

At Midway High School, in the county's largest A-rated public school district, less than half the 2018 graduating class scored high enough on college entrance ...

Midway ISD teachers, staff undergo emergency response training

WACO, TX — Teachers and staff at Midway ISD went through intense emergency response training Aug. 10 as school districts across Central Texas will be ...

Local MMA fighter scores another in before hometown crowd  KWTX

BELTON, Texas (KWTX) A local MMA fighter brought home another big win, this time in front of a hometown sold-out crowd at the Bell County Expo Center in ...

Veteran local high school coach loses battle with cancer  KWTX

A veteran local high school coach and educator lost a nearly yearlong battle with cancer early Wednesday morning.

Midway cellist gains NPR, Presidential Scholar honors  Waco Tribune-Herald

Hayoung Moon recently earned two impressive honors his senior year at Midway High School.

Drug testing will expand at Midway High School  Waco Tribune-Herald

Starting in August, Midway High School students who park on campus will be subject to random drug testing, after a decision this week by Midway Independent ...

Central Texas Choral Society tackles Mozart's Requiem | Music  Waco Tribune-Herald

The Central Texas Choral Society adds another masterwork to its performance resume on Tuesday when its singers, with help from Midway High School student ...

Midway athlete denied moment in spotlight signs live on KWTX  KWTX

WOODWAY, Texas (KWTX) For student athletes National Signing Day is an opportunity to be recognized in front of their peers and make it into the evening ...

Midway students notch perfect ACT scores  Waco Tribune-Herald

Four Midway High School students earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36 in 2018.

Midway boys open M.T. Rice with two wins  Waco Tribune-Herald

The M.T. Rice Tournament, a staple in the Central Texas sports calendar since 1961, has constantly evolved in its six decades.

Former Midway, Baylor WR Stricklin retires from football  KWTX

Baylor wide receiver Devontre 'Pooh' Stricklin has decided to retire from football.

Central Texas teenager pleads guilty in deadly Twin Bridges crash  KWTX

A Central Texas teenager pleaded guilty to manslaughter and aggravated assault Monday in a deadly crash on the Twin Bridges over Lake Waco.

Local dance team warms up for appearance in Macy's parade  KWTX

A local high school dance team was warming up Wednesday in New York City for an appearance in Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.

Midway's Fullbright ready for his Houston takeover  Waco Tribune-Herald

Despite the fact that James Fullbright III is Midway's second all-time leading rusher and is tied for the program's record with 63 career rushing touchdowns, all the ...

Centex signing day roundup: Dozens of area stars finalize college plans  Waco Tribune-Herald

Call this the best kind of “star test.” All over Central Texas, the area's top football stars put pen to paper and made their college football decisions official.

Midway boys run away from Belton in district win  Waco Tribune-Herald

The Belton boys' basketball team opted to try to slow down their District 12-6A matchup with Midway rather than run with the Panthers.

Bigger than ever: M.T. Rice Tournament adds extra girls division for 58th annual event  Waco Tribune-Herald

Even an event with the history and tradition of the M.T. Rice Holiday Basketball Tournament isn't afraid to reinvent itself, to change with the times.

John Storm works memories into art  Waco Tribune-Herald

Waco artist John Storm regularly fills sketchbooks with the flotsam and jetsam of daily life — images sparked by words, music and memory.

Dad, stepdad-to-be share hopeful message as area family's story goes viral  KWTX

A blended Central Texas family's story is resonating with people around the world and has gone viral online after a biological father and soon to be stepdad ...

Sweet emotion: Midway coach's reunion with old team falls in favor of Panthers, 3-1  Waco Tribune-Herald

Kris Kahler never would have left Waco High if he wasn't sure the program would be left in good hands — and feet.

Longtime Midway educator to return as high school principal  Waco Tribune-Herald

A familiar face is returning to Midway Independent School District after being gone for only seven months.

Midway student arrested after allegedly stabbing another in cafeteria fight  Waco Tribune-Herald

A Midway High School student was arrested Thursday after allegedly attacking and cutting another student in the cafeteria with a pocketknife, Midway ...

One man, nine big burritos, and a 23-year-old record falls  KWTX

A 28-year-old contractor with a big appetite has broken a 23-year-old record at a popular local Mexican restaurant after downing nine big burritos.

Classroom Champions: Midway's Jeremy Bellert  KWTX

Midway High School senior Jeremy Bellert has a ton on his plate outside soccer.

Local female MMA fighter scores first professional win with TKO  KWTX

A local female fighter has scored her first professional with a TKO, and she did it in less than 70 seconds.

Midway grad finds lane to college through bowling  Waco Tribune-Herald

Few of the more than 2300 Midway High School students last year knew senior Steven “Buck” Hill Jr. was a star bowler, and that's just the way he liked it.

Woodway police arrest teen driver on intoxication assault charge  Waco Tribune-Herald

A 17-year-old driver was arrested Wednesday on a felony charge that he injured a man in a crash he caused in October by speeding and driving drunk.

Wade, Mary Ann Taylor  Waco Tribune-Herald

Mary Ann Taylor Wade. Aug. 16, 1965 - Sept. 17, 2018. Mary Ann Taylor Wade was born August 16, 1965 at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco, Texas, to her parents ...

Midway High School student charged in deadly crash remains jailed  KWTX

A 17-year-old Midway High School student arrested on warrants stemming from a deadly highway crash in November remained in jail Thursday.

McCraw, Zachary  Waco Tribune-Herald

Zachary McCraw. April 19, 1989 - April 24, 2019. Zachary Dwayne McCraw went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on April 24, 2019. Services will be ...

Midway freshmen playing hooky busted for drugs  KWTX

Two Midway High School students have been charged for bringing marijuana to campus after skipping school Wednesday, police said.

Reicher's Brittain eager to see his game take flight at Air Force  Waco Tribune-Herald

It was about 10 years ago when Ben Brittain had an epiphany while playing “Road to Glory” on his PlayStation 2. The game of college football was suddenly ...

Morning Buzz: Midway High School Bye Bye Birdie  KWTX

The Midway fine arts department presents Bye Bye Birdie.

Crash in front of local high school wasn't real, but the impact was  KWTX

A graphic simulation of a deadly traffic crash Wednesday outside of a local high school was designed to have a lasting impact on the students.

Midway High associate principal gets state honor  Waco Tribune-Herald

Midway High School Associate Principal Becky Odajima was named the Texas Assistant Principal of the Year by the Texas Association of Secondary School ...

Thompson, Ethan Michael  Waco Tribune-Herald

Ethan Michael Thompson. May 7, 2002 - Feb. 22, 2019. Ethan M. Thompson, of Hewitt, was called home to Heaven by Jesus, on Friday, February 22, 2019, ...

High school girl arrested after local officer punched in the throat  KWTX

A 17-year-old high school girl was jailed Tuesday after a local officer was punched in the throat as he escorted her to the school office following a campus fight.

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 ...

Walk this way: Midway equipment manager at a million steps (and counting)  Waco Tribune-Herald

There's no time to stand still and talk about it. Jason Kramer has to get his steps in.

Waco: Associate Midway High School principal honored by state group  KWTX

Midway High School Associate Principal Becky Odajima is the Texas Assistant Principal of the Year, the Midway ISD announced Wednesday.

Midway dancers brave coldest Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade  Waco Tribune-Herald

Eighteen Midway High School dancers braved record-breaking cold weather to perform in the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday.

After delays, TFNB sets target date for downtown Waco bank opening  Waco Tribune-Herald

Two years ago this month, officials broke ground on a new bank at Cleveland Avenue and South Eighth Street. TFNB Your Bank for Life, which saw enough ...

Student shows up at local high school with pellet gun  KWTX

A student was arrested Tuesday morning after showing up at a local high school with pellet gun and making a threat.

$50 bill woman misplaced here arrives in the mail—from Kentucky  KWTX

A $50 bill that a woman misplaced during a local Christmas celebration arrived in an envelope mailed from a shoe company's distribution center in Kentucky.

Midway has 11 seniors earn National Merit honors  Waco Tribune-Herald

Midway High School has 11 seniors recognized this year through the National Merit Program, with Andy Kanz and Hanxing Kuang named as National Merit ...

UIL notified about brawl that ended local high school basketball game  KWTX

The University Interscholastic League has been notified about a brawl that brought a local high school basketball game to an abrupt end.

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.

New workforce program provides job training for students with special needs  Waco Tribune-Herald

As a toddler, Daniel Sumrall, 19, shocked Baylor University staff when he fixed a broken VCR during a doctor's appointment, his parents, Steve and Laura ...

Midway senior wins Rotary Club's Youth Citizen Award  Waco Tribune-Herald

As a high school freshman, Phoebe Park thrived on challenge, winning state-level piano competitions, placing in regional swim meets and founding a group to ...

Midway student accused of coercing girl, sharing explicit photo  Waco Tribune-Herald

A Midway Independent School District student was arrested Tuesday morning, accused of showing a sexually explicit image of a 17-year-old girl to classmates ...

Service set for Midway teen killed in Lake Waco accident  KWTX

A celebration of life *service* has been set for the Midway teen who died in an accident on Lake Waco this week.

Midway says rumor of threat to middle school is unfounded  Waco Tribune-Herald

Midway Independent School District officials sent an email to parents Thursday afternoon saying a social media rumor about a threat to harm students at Midway ...

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 ...

Felony charges added against man accused of exposing himself outside Hewitt Drive stores  Waco Tribune-Herald

Woodway police arrested a registered sex offender for the second time this month on charges that he exposed himself in store parking lots off of Hewitt Drive.

With tornado memories fresh, new threat has some area residents on edge  KWTX

Central Texas residents were again keeping an anxious watch on the weather Wednesday, just days after a storm that produced a powerful and destructive ...

Waco: Baylor group's donation causes a stir in high school classroom  KWTX

There was a lot of excitement in Kristen McKerall's Life Skills class at Midway High School Wednesday.

Midway grad becomes Reveille's first female handler  Waco Tribune-Herald

Mia Miller, a Midway High School graduate, is approached regularly for autographs while strolling the Texas A&M University campus. Fellow students jockey for ...

Winkler brings musical story to life in Waco Symphony's "Peter and the Wolf"  Waco Tribune-Herald

Thursday's season-closing Waco Symphony Orchestra concert features multiple guest talents in addition to the orchestra's inherent instrumental skill.

Midway principal’s background as intriguing as headline-making marriage proposal  Waco Tribune-Herald

A Midway Independent School District principal spent time in a national spotlight this week for an intriguing marriage proposal, and her journey from struggling ...

Waco: Man who repeatedly raped teenage girl sentenced  KWTX

A man who pleaded guilty Friday in Waco to charges stemming from the repeated sexual assault of a teenage girl over a three-year period is facing a long prison ...

Midway graduate pushes statewide policy on teacher-to-student cyber bullying  Waco Tribune-Herald

After backlash against her effort to change the Midway girls' mascot name, a graduate is pushing a statewide policy change to prevent cyber bullying by ...

Waco, East Texas law firms combine forces for IP practice  Waco Tribune-Herald

A venerable Waco law firm is combining forces with an East Texas firm to capitalize on Waco's new reputation as a burgeoning destination for intellectual ...

Baylor School of Education-Midway ISD Partnership Receives National Award  Baylor University

Media Contact: Meg Cullar, 254-710-6435. Follow Baylor Media Communications on Twitter: @BaylorUMedia. WACO, Texas (March 14, 2017) – The ...

Waco events calendar: October-November 2018 | Waco Today  Waco Tribune-Herald

PBS documentary-maker Ken Burn is this year's speaker for the Beall-Russell Lectures in the Humanities, 3:30 p.m. in Waco Hall. Tickets are free, but only ...

Hewitt: Miss Texas stops by local elementary school  KWTX

Miss Texas stopped by a local elementary school Friday.

Midway ISD working to protect students from human trafficking  Waco Tribune-Herald

Two potential human trafficking cases at Midway High School during the fall 2015 semester prompted administrators to set protocols to assist students who ...

Ballet Frontier of Texas brings back ‘Nutcracker’ to Waco  Waco Tribune-Herald

Waco fans of Tchaikovsky's holiday ballet “The Nutcracker” will find a combination of the familiar and the new in Sunday's production at Waco Hall.

Ex-classmates mourn local graduate killed in London attack  KWTX

Old friends of a Midway High School graduate who was killed in the London terrorist attack are mourning the loss of their former classmate.

Midway ISD student arrested, accused of selling drugs on campus  Waco Tribune-Herald

A 17-year-old Midway Independent School District student was arrested Tuesday after police say he was selling prescription pills on school property, Woodway ...

Therrell, Adam Blake  Waco Tribune-Herald

Adam Blake Therrell. May 10, 1981 - June 5, 2018. Adam Blake Therrell, of Woodway, Texas, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Services will ...

Waco ISD to offer free lunch, breakfast for all students  Waco Tribune-Herald

The parents of Waco Independent School District students can rest easy knowing their children will be fed at school, regardless of whether they remember to ...

Playoff volleyball roundup: Top-seeded Lorena sweeps Hillsboro  Waco Tribune-Herald

The Lorena volleyball team performed like a district champ and playoff favorite versus Hillsboro in its postseason opener.

Midway-Baylor partnership wins national award  Waco Tribune-Herald

The partnership between Baylor University's School of Education and Midway Independent School District to prepare future teachers has earned the Exemplary ...

CTX school to start using fire hoses to keep students safe during emergencies  KXXV News Channel 25

A Central Texas school district is using decommissioned fire hoses to increase safety in the classroom.

Musicians with local ties collaborate on new album  KWTX

A local singer and songwriter who has backed up Grammy nominee Billy Joe Shaver for nearly 15 years is branching out, dropping his second album titled ...

Fiddler's family reflects as famed Central Texas musician honored  KWTX

World-famous fiddle player Johnny Gimble has been officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame with the late musician's family accepting the honor ...

Midway basketball's Chasteen bows out for family time; Brown takes the reins  Waco Tribune-Herald

It only took him two short years to change the culture of the Midway High School boys' basketball program. Monday morning, it was announced that Brad ...

Midway ISD grieves deaths of 2 longtime educators within 24 hours  Waco Tribune-Herald

The Midway ISD family is mourning the loss of two longtime educators who died within 24 hours of each other Monday and Tuesday.

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