Alicia Naspretto, KXXV News Channel 25

Alicia Naspretto

KXXV News Channel 25

Waco, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Alicia:

The Next Generation: How professors prepare future journalists for an ever-changing career

There have been a lot of changes to the journalism industry over the years, both in how stories are told and how they are filmed. So how do schools prepare future journalists? → Read More

Mental health resources for veterans to become more accessible

The Department of Veteran Affairs is hoping to make resources more available for people struggling with their mental health. → Read More

'Jesus Said Love' spreading awareness this Human Trafficking Prevention month

According to information by the Human Trafficking Hotline, Texas has the ninth highest rate of trafficking in the country. → Read More

Farmers continue to raise concerns over incoming solar panels in Hill County

As the conversation around additional solar panels coming to Hill County continues, farmers are sharing their concerns. → Read More

Despite strong opposition, Bynum ISD votes in favor of tax abatement for solar plant project

The vote was on a tax abatement for the OCI Group, which would save them roughly $4.5 million over ten years on the $225 million project. → Read More

Local charities look forward to holiday generosity after slow year for donations

Donations to organizations like Mission Waco and Shepherd's Heart keep dollars local and allows neighbors to help each other through tough times. → Read More

Reports of anxiety spike during holiday season

According to a report by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, there is a spike in feelings of anxiety and depression around the holidays. → Read More

Friends for Life hosts 25th annual Thanksgiving food handout

It was the 25th year for the event and they were able to serve more than 400 people in and around Waco. → Read More

Waco woman visits Washington DC to advocate for immigration reform

Freeman joined thirty fellow Texans to talk with staffers for senators Cruz and Cornyn to urge them to consider a bipartisan approach to protecting dreamers. → Read More

Man's search for missing father continues after 15 years

Gary was in contact with his father in Kuwait up until 2011. Then out of nowhere, he said Jaime just disappeared. → Read More

Artist uses paintings to teach public about fellow Vietnam Veterans

Mendez is using his talent to teach the public about Mexican-American Veterans who stood up against adversity to fight for our country. → Read More

Killeen voters divided over Proposition A, ballot measure aimed at decriminalizing marijuana

Despite recreational marijuana still being illegal both at a state and federal levels, Killeen residents will vote on a measure that could decriminalize it in their city this Election Day. → Read More

Waco couple raises awareness after being robbed of $20,000

An AARP representative told 25 News seniors are often targeted because they tend to have a larger savings, which also means they have a lot more to lose. → Read More

Missing Korean War Veteran remains to return to Texas home after seven decades

The Korean War is often referred to as the Forgotten War, but for the families of missing service members, forgetting has never been an option. → Read More

Central Texas couple raises awareness on male breast cancer

With male breast cancer being so rare and unknown, the Williamsons said they talk to anyone who will listen and encourage men to check themselves for any symptoms. → Read More

Baylor, TAMU among 115 schools recognizing College Football Mental Health Week

According to a 2021 study conducted by the NCAA, just 59 percent of male athletes and 50 percent of female athletes believe their coaches take their mental health seriously. → Read More

Temple ISD kicks off return of annual Wildcat Mentor program

Roughly 120 students were partnered with community mentors and many told 25 News they were really excited about this opportunity. → Read More

Veteran credits service dog with changing his life, now helps train dogs for others

One Texas veteran says his service dog has helped him through many rough nights and even gave him a chance to have a "normal" life. → Read More

Found mammoth tooth donated to Waco Mammoth Monument

The Waco Mammoth National Monument is adding a new item to its collection after someone donated a mammoth tooth that they found while hiking in Waco. → Read More

McLennan County Health District encourages new COVID-19 booster shot

A new bivalent vaccine booster has recently become available. The McLennan County Health District has these shots available and also offers at home visits. → Read More