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New booster seat law starts Tuesday

On Tuesday,  the new, stricter booster seat law will begin. Texas recently passed the bill which requires anyone shorter than 4 feet 9 inches, or younger than eight, to ride in a child-safety seat.

Dispute over old school to be mediated

Conflict continues between the owners of the abandoned Sanger Avenue School and the city of Waco. A court has ordered the two parties to resolve their dispute through mediation.

Alta Vista hires new principal

The Alta Vista Montessori Magnet School has hired a new principal. 28-year-old Jessica Hicks is leaving her job at Brook Avenue Elementary to take on her new role.

Large cat terrorizing Texas town

A wild cat is on the loose in a Texas neighborhood. People say an ocelot has been roaming the streets and killing their pets in Baytown.

Supreme Court to hear case involving Waco convict

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to hear a complaint from a convicted murderer in Waco.

Baylor Physics headed to Switzerland

The Baylor physics department has recently joined the compact Muon Solenoid research team. The team will travel to Geneva, Switzerland, home of the largest particle accelerator in the world.

Hillsboro woman gets life in prison

33-year-old Debra Jeter of Hillsboro pleaded guilty to capital murder. Reports say Jeter slashed the throat of one of her daughters and stabbed the other multiple times in the back.

Texas Gulf Coast could see boom in tourism

While the rest of the Gulf Coast is looking at a massive loss in revenues stemming from the spill, Texas tourism could see a boom.

Police arrest Robinson martial arts instructor

A martial arts teacher from Robinson is behind bars for allegedly sexually assaulting one of his students. Police say they arrested Danny Passmore Friday.

Leaders meet at wind energy convention

Over 20,000 business leaders and government officials from around the world are attending a four-day conference in Dallas on wind energy.