Brooke Crum, Waco Tribune-Herald

Brooke Crum

Waco Tribune-Herald

Waco, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Brooke:

Ascension Providence to provide free health care Saturday

Ascension Providence will hold a free health care clinic at the Waco Convention Center for the third time, hoping to attract more than 1,000 people Saturday. → Read More

New flight ID requirements go into effect in 2020

If your driver’s license lacks a gold star, you may not be able to board a plane after Oct. 1, 2020. → Read More

Axtell man dies in crash south of Robinson

A 73-year-old Axtell man driving a tractor-trailer died Tuesday morning after a tire blew out, causing his vehicle to cross into the opposite lane of traffic, hit an SUV and → Read More

Waco police searching for suspect in Villages apartment shooting

Waco police have identified and are searching for a suspect who they say shot another man in the lower extremities at the Villages of Waco apartments Monday afternoon, Sgt. John → Read More

Supporters say Kincannon prepared to face challenges as Waco ISD's new superintendent

If new Waco Independent School District Superintendent Susan Kincannon and her five sisters had never been removed from their parents’ home, she may not have become the successful educator and → Read More

Odessa gunman had history of violence in McLennan County

The gunman who killed eight people in a West Texas rampage Saturday had a documented history of violence in McLennan County and once broke a plate glass window at a → Read More

Waco ISD board hires Belton ISD superintendent in split vote

The Waco Independent School District Board of Trustees voted 5-2 Thursday to hire Susan Kincannon as superintendent, snagging her away from the nearby and fast-growing Belton ISD. → Read More

West ISD looks to pass $21.5 million bond election a year after failed referendum

West Independent School District officials hope to accomplish the final project in rebuilding the district after a fertilizer plant explosion devastated the town six years ago, calling for a $21.5 → Read More

Split Waco ISD board poised to hire superintendent Thursday

Most Waco Independent School District trustees still plan to hire Belton ISD Superintendent Susan Kincannon as the district’s new leader Thursday night, despite concerns by two trustees over her ability → Read More

Transformation Waco principals vow to improve school ratings

Transformation Waco school principals offered numerous solutions to improve their students’ performance and their schools’ overall ratings from the state at Tuesday night’s board meeting. → Read More

Two Waco ISD trustees voice concern with superintendent pick

At least two Waco Independent School District trustees have raised concerns about the school board’s pick for superintendent, including her ability to lead a district as diverse as Waco and → Read More

Prosper Waco's new CEO brings experience, innovation to nonprofit

New Prosper Waco CEO Suzii Paynter will tell you she was “just a reading teacher” when she went up against the veteran state Sen. Carl Parker in the mid-’80s. → Read More

Tears and cheers flow at Bell's Hill Elementary as Waco ISD school year begins

Prekindergarten student Adelaide DeLeon did not linger in the classroom doorway Tuesday morning, as tears welled up in her mother's eyes and her father beamed, watching their youngest child start → Read More

Transformation Waco, first partnership of its kind, marks first year

If Transformation Waco CEO Robin McDurham had to grade the in-district charter partnership with the Waco Independent School District’s first year of operation, she would give it a B. → Read More

Midway ISD calls for $148 million November bond election with tax rate decrease

The Midway Independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted Wednesday night to call a Nov. 5 bond election for $148 million that would also allow a 1 cent per → Read More

Waco ISD board approves new, higher teacher raises

Waco Independent School District teachers may receive higher than anticipated salary raises this school year, after administrators presented a new salary schedule to the board of trustees last week. → Read More

Midway board likely to call bond election next week, cut $177 million proposal to $129 million

The Midway Independent School District Board of Trustees agreed Tuesday night that the best way to get voters to pass a November bond package is to propose one that does → Read More

Public health director: 'We're not providing an environment for people to be healthy'

Waco-McLennan County Public Health Director Brenda Gray is not deterred by the results of the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment, which found that residents of Waco and McLennan County have → Read More

Whooping cough cases rise to 8; Local health district investigating 'outbreak'

The number of whooping cough cases in McLennan County has more than doubled in two weeks, forcing the public health district to launch an investigation into what it is calling → Read More

Group criticizes Transformation Waco board after students shown documentary about murder of gay boy

A group of “concerned citizens” has condemned the showing of a documentary about the 2008 murder of a gay boy to students at two Waco Independent School District schools participating → Read More