Elisa Navarro, KXXV News Channel 25

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Past articles by Elisa:

'It's just like me': Doctor delivers baby girl 23 years after delivering her dad, both micropremies

A Central Texas baby girl was delivered by the very same doctor who delivered her father 23-years earlier, and both were micropremies in the same NICU. → Read More

Family creates Christmas Wonderland after their event business takes a hard hit

Fossil Creek Retreat is known for its beautiful events, but this year, the event business took a hard hit amid the pandemic. → Read More

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library launches in Waco, will provide free books to children

The international organization kicked off in 1995 with the hope of providing free books to children. → Read More

Veteran couple brings German brews to Central Texas

We've seen businesses across Central Texas open their doors during the coronavirus pandemic, and one of those is Iron Gauntlet Brauhaus, a brand new brewery in Bell County owned by a veteran couple. → Read More

Central Texas teenager donates refurbished computers to KISD families in need

One Central Texas teenager is using his talent and time to refurbish old computers for families in need. 19-year-old Cederic Willis Jr., better known as CJ, has a passion for computers. "I just liked creating something out of essentially nothing, and then it evolved in middle school into how does a computer work," said Cederic Willis Jr. His mom, Veshell Greene, says his interest in programmed… → Read More

Artist writes song in memory of woman who was shot by boyfriend while driving

"Long Live Sakyra Young" is a song written by a classmate. The 21-year-old woman was killed nearly two months ago by her boyfriend. → Read More

Hispanic Student Association at Baylor educating and embracing Hispanic Culture

Founded in 1987, the Baylor Hispanic Association serves thousands of students. It's a place where many students get that opportunity to connect and learn about Hispanic Culture. → Read More

Waco woman in recovery after viciously attacked by dogs in Marlin

MARLIN, TX — When you walk down a street, the last thing on your mind is getting attacked by multiple dogs. One Waco woman is in recovery after being viciously attacked by dogs in Marlin. Throbbing pain, bruises, stitches and more is the painful reality 30-year-old Stacy Horn woke up to on Monday, August 24. "I don't remember being life-flighted, I do not remember being in the ER or waking up at… → Read More

New Waco police unit is seeking to change lives for the better

For months, the Waco Police Department has been developing a new way to help people in the community. In January, they started a new unit called the Career Criminal Apprehension and Supervision Team. This team of four officers is supervised by Sgt. Chet Long who says they looked deeper into their arrests to draw of list of people they could help instead of apprehend. "In this case, an alcohol or… → Read More

COVID-19 cases across Texas spike in the last two weeks

According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, the number of cases reported each day has grown from an average of 918 during the week before May 1st, to 12,000 cases this week. → Read More

Limestone County farmer now licensed to grow hemp

After nearly two years, Texas farmers are finally able to grow hemp legally. → Read More

Blessing Box in China Spring aims to help people in need

CHINA SPRING, Texas — A box full of hope for the community is exactly what Nicole Omo was able to make happen. Outside of her State Farm office in China Spring there is a "Blessing Box" full of non perishable food items, books, activities, certificates and more. The box is for anyone in the community. "Often people want to help and they just don't know where to start and then there are those who… → Read More

Officials warn of disinfectant dangers

An increase in use of cleaning supplies and disinfectants is causing a rise in calls to poison control. → Read More

Texas State Parks reopen Monday with restrictions

Texas State Parks opened Monday after being shut since April 7th. It's part of Governor Greg Abbott's plan he announced Friday to gradually reopen the state economy. → Read More

Etsy shop owner gets creative to make ends meet

WACO, TX — Small business owners are reinventing themselves to survive the economic downturn caused by COVID-19. One Central Texas woman is paying her bills, and at the same time fulfilling a vital need. Belinda Hupp has a knack for arts and craft but like so many entrepreneurs and small business owners she was forced to get creative to survive during this pandemic. "I was in panic mode, how are… → Read More

Hidden Heroes: 9-year-old makes masks to donate to frontline workers and homeless

KILLEEN, Tx — A good deed never goes unnoticed. A 9-year-old girl is putting her sewing talent to use by making masks and donating them to essential workers and the homeless. "They take a long time...a long time," said Ciana Calzado. For two and a half weeks she has been on a mission in her spare time. "My goal is to make as many masks as I can to give them out to the homeless and give them to… → Read More

Man postpones life-changing bariatric surgery due to COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting people all over the world as hospitals and clinics adjust to multiple changes. → Read More

Teachers at Gholson ISD throw parade for students

Faculty and staff at Gholson ISD organized a parade on Wednesday to show their students how much they are missed. → Read More

Creative Waco creates hope for artists and locally-owned creative businesses

Creatives in Waco are using their creativity to find ways to provide a platform to sell their unique and local products. On Thursday, Creative Waco will launch a website that will open virtual doors for those who create in Waco. → Read More

Photographer takes drive-by senior photos after senior year cut short

With the COVID-19 crisis, senior year was cut short for thousands of students. However, one photographer is taking the time to take drive-by senior portraits from a distance. → Read More