February 12, 2014 |
WE ALL HAVE our stories. We all know how much bigger the Marcus Smart story would be if it took place here, in Philadelphia, if Jeff Orr were our Bubba and not Texas Tech's Bubba. Most of us have seen someone, some have been that someone, who has interpreted a ticket to a sporting event as a license to behave in a manner that would have us arrested, beaten up, fired and/or shunned if done outside the gate we entered. Orr, the Texas Tech fan Smart exchanged words with and famously pushed Saturday night during a game with Smart's Oklahoma State team in Lubbock, spends the time he is not commuting to watch Tech games as an air-traffic controller in his hometown of Waco.
May 12, 2013 |
WACO, Texas - Texas law enforcement officials on Friday launched a criminal investigation into the massive fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14 people last month, after weeks of largely treating the blast as an industrial accident. The announcement came the same day federal agents said they found bomb-making materials belonging to a paramedic who helped evacuate residents the night of the explosion. Bryce Reed was arrested early Friday on a charge of possessing a destructive device, but law enforcement officials said they had not linked the charge to the April 17 fire and blast at West Fertilizer Co. "It is important to emphasize that at this point, no evidence has been uncovered to indicate any connection to the events surrounding the fire and subsequent explosion ... and the arrest of Bryce Reed by the ATF," a McLennan County Sheriff's Office statement said.
April 18, 2013
WACO, Texas - American Red Cross crews from across Texas were sent Wednesday to the site of an explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco where multiple injuries had been reported. Red Cross spokeswoman Anita Foster said her group was working with emergency-management officials in the town of West, Texas, to find a safe shelter for residents displaced from their homes. She said teams from Austin to Dallas and elsewhere were being sent to the community north of Waco. A West Fire Department dispatcher said the explosion happened Wednesday night at a fertilizer plant.
March 30, 2011 |
DALLAS - Sydney Carter scored 22 points and Texas A&M finally beat Baylor - when it counted the most. The Aggies will go to the NCAA Final Four for the first time in school history after a 58-46 victory over the top-seeded Bears on Tuesday night in the Dallas Regional final. Baylor and all-American Brittney Griner, who played in the Final Four last year in the 6-foot-8 center's freshman season, will have to settle for the Big Twelve regular season and tournament trophies the still-young Bears (34-3)
March 30, 2011 |
Sydney Carter 22 points and Texas A & M finally beat Baylor - when it counted the most. The Aggies are going to the NCAA Final Four for the first time in school history after a 58-46 victory over the top-seeded Lady Bears last night in the Dallas Regional final. Baylor and All-America Brittney Griner, who played in the Final Four last year in the 6-8 center's freshman season, will have to settle for the Big 12 regular season and tournament trophies the still-young Bears (34-3)
March 8, 2005 |
The shootings of the husband and mother of a federal judge in Chicago may be linked to antigovernment white supremacist groups. While our federal law-enforcement apparatus has, since 9/11, focused its resources on external terrorists, we must not lose sight that our nation also faces significant internal threats. Understandably enough, the "war on terrorism," is a war on Islamic fundamentalists. The creation of an entirely new bureaucracy, the Department of Homeland Security; the pouring of resources into monitoring, freezing assets, capturing, and detaining suspects - these activities all have targeted Middle Eastern terrorists.
October 29, 2003 |
Former Baylor basketball player Carlton Dotson was returned to Texas yesterday, three months after being arrested in Maryland in the shooting death of a former teammate. Dotson left Maryland early yesterday, said Joseph Flanagan, an assistant state's attorney. He then was flown to Austin, Texas, and later driven to Waco, where Dotson will face another arraignment and bail review hearing. In August, Dotson was indicted in the death of Patrick Dennehy, who had been missing six weeks when his body was found July 25 in a field near Waco.
August 31, 2003 |
An undergraduate choir sang a mournful hymn, "It Is Well With My Soul. " The mourners had just filed into a bright, modern chapel at the edge of Baylor University's campus for a memorial service for slain Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy. His mother and girlfriend took seats in the front row. Across the aisle sat the president of the university. Also at the service Thursday was the athletic director who had lost his job and Dennehy's remaining Baylor basketball teammates.
August 9, 2003 |
Defending champion Waco, Texas, dealt Upper Darby its first loss in pool play in the Little League Softball World Series last night. The 4-0 setback left Upper Darby, which is representing the East, at 2-1 in the round-robin portion of the 10-team tournament. It will play its final first-round game in Division A tomorrow against Beaverton, Ore., the host team. The top two teams from each five-team division qualify for the tournament semifinals. Upper Darby managed just one hit, a first-inning single by Adrienne Drummond, against Waco (2-0)
July 25, 2003 |
The family of missing Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy yesterday visited a ranch outside Waco, Texas, where he and his teammate fired guns and where police have searched for his body at least twice. His mother and stepfather, Brian and Valorie Brabazon, their daughter and the player's girlfriend seemed to be trying to retrace his steps in the weeks before he vanished in mid-June, said owner Tammy Cox. Carlton Dotson, who also played basketball at Baylor and was Dennehy's roommate, remained jailed without bond on a murder charge in his home state of Maryland.