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Governor Perry visits with Taiwanese president

Governor Perry met with the president of Taiwan on Monday. The governor has been in Asia since June 13th. Gov. Perry says his trip there has led to increased exposure for Texas in that part of the world.

Texas prepares for hurricane season

People from all over Texas attended the Houston Fire Department hurricane preparedness expo Saturday. During the expo, firefighters demonstrated emergency procedures and reviewed important emergency power kit contents.

Teen in drowing identified

The teen who drowned in Lake Waco Saturday has been identified as 17-year-old James Wren. Wren and a friend were both seen struggling while swimming, but only the friend made it to shore.

BP catching flack from Congress

Friday proved to be a rough day for Chief Executive Tony Hayward. Michigan Representative Bart Stupak ripped into Hayward's comment a few weeks ago when he said he "wants his life back."

Waco ISD considers extended school

The Waco ISD board continues their debate on whether or not to extend the school day. The plan involves adding 20 minutes to the school day. Students would get out at 3:20.

Shaver's charge reduced to misdemeaner

Country singer Billy Joe Shaver's felony charge has been reduced. 70-year-old Shaver now faces only a misdemeanor charge after illegally carrying a pistol into a bar and shooting Billy Coker.

Former teacher indicted for sexual molestation

Former Waco kindergarten teacher Fernando Campos is indicted for sexual molestation. Three children have said the 40-year-old of inappropriately touched them and exposed himself.

Matt Baker changes mind again, will keep lawyer

Convicted murderer Matt Baker has changed his mind about his most recent attorney. The 38-year-old former minister originally wanted to represent himself in his appeal of his 65-year prison sentence.

Waco council passes new measure

The Waco City Council passed the "Spay or Pay" measure in a 6-0 vote Tuesday.. Those for the law say something has to be done about the increasing number of stray pets.

Authorities catch alleged bank robber

The man caught on surveillance robbing the First National Bank of Central Texas was arrested Monday.