Man with hundreds of animals gets probation

WACO - An Elm Mott man has been placed on deferred probation after he reportedly kept more than 70 dogs at his home. The Waco Tribune reports Derwood Johnson has pleaded no contest to three counts animal cruelty charges. Johnson's house was rai

Charlie Wilson dies at 76

Yesterday, former Representative Charlie Wilson, of Texas, died at the age of 76. A Trinity native, Wilson served in Congress for the second district of Texas for more than two decades. Wilson served as a Navy lieutenant before working in the t

Local furniture stores struggling in weak market

WACO - Several furniture stores around Waco are in danger of closing. Owners say it is because furniture is no longer a necessity, but rather a luxury. They say it is due to the recession and foreign competition. The Waco Tribune reports the

Group pitches energy as resource in Waco

WACO - A business organization wants the state government to expand its solar power goals. Go Solar Texas Colition is releasing a letter signed by more than 80 Texas businesses asking Governor Perry to increase solar power usage. Officials say

Four boys arrested for alleged sexual assault

HEWITT - Four boys are arrested by Hewitt police and charged with sexual assault. The only details released were that the incident stemmed from sexual behavior involving both male and female juveniles. Due to their age, no names have been relea

2 more church fires in East Texas

Federal investigators are sorting through the two latest church fires in East Texas. The fires were reported within an hour of each other Monday night, and the churches are about three miles apart in a rural area northwest of Tyler. Federal off

Principal arrested after alleged paddling

WACO - A principal is under arrest after police say he paddled a student. The Waco Tribune reports La Vega Elementary School principal Ryan Borland is charged with injury to a child. Borland posted a $4,000 bond and had been released from the M

Palin shows support for Governor Perry re-election

CYPRESS - Texas Governor Rick Perry brought out the GOP big guns to help his re-election bid. Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin joined the Republican governor in Cypress, Texas. The duo bashed Washington while rallying suppo

Saints win Super Bowl XLIV

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints won their first Super Bowl in franchise history on Sunday. The Saints beat the Indianapolis Colts last night 31-17. It was the Saints first Super Bowl appearance in franchise history. Drew Brees received

Powerball rolls into Texas

WACO - Texas residents can now play the Powerball in their own backyard. Last weekend, Texas became the newest state to participate in the Powerball. Wednesday's jackpot went for more than $100 million.