Brooke Crum, Waco Tribune-Herald

Brooke Crum

Waco Tribune-Herald

Waco, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Brooke:

Waco ISD starts design phase on $9.5 million Paul Tyson Field project

The Waco Independent School District school board agreed Thursday night to move forward with an initial design plan for the new Paul Tyson Field that would cost about $9.5 million. → Read More

Transformation Waco principals push to boost attendance, bring students up to grade level as STAAR approaches

With challenges like high teacher turnover and new leadership, Transformation Waco school principals are working to help students perform better academically this school year and score higher on state standardized → Read More

Astronaut gives military oath of enlistment to Waco ISD students in 1st nationwide event

Fourteen Waco Independent School District students raised their right hands and recited the U.S. military Oath of Enlistment Wednesday, led by an Army astronaut orbiting the Earth on the International → Read More

City, Waco ISD stepping up to ensure complete census count, with no state funding

The city of Waco and the Waco Independent School District have joined forces to help make sure every McLennan County resident is counted in the 2020 Census. → Read More

First day of local early voting draws almost 3,000 votes

Fewer than 1,000 McLennan County voters cast ballots in person Tuesday, the first day of early voting for March 3 Democratic and Republican primaries, which include local, state and national → Read More

Early voting begins Tuesday for March 3 primaries

Early voting begins Tuesday and runs for two weeks in the March 3 Democratic and Republican primaries, which include local, state and national races. → Read More

More Waco renters struggle to find affordable housing than state, national averages, Harvard report says

High rents, lower income levels and strong demand for rental properties all contribute to the cost burden for Waco area renters being higher than both the state and national norms, → Read More

Waco ISD superintendent stresses importance of curriculum during 1st call-in Q&A

Waco Independent School District Superintendent Susan Kincannon kept coming back to the importance of a curriculum and instruction model used uniformly across the district during her first public call-in question-and-answer → Read More

Former Marlin ISD superintendent under criminal investigation by Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers are investigating former Marlin Independent School District Superintendent Michael Seabolt, after the Texas Education Agency opened an inquiry stemming from allegations of misuse of public funds and → Read More

Midway students, teachers work with architects on designs for CTE expansion

Huddled together around a large white table covered in scraps of tracing paper, Midway High School teachers, administrators and students worked with architects and designers last week to draft plans → Read More

2 more file for Waco ISD school board, another files for Midway

The Waco Independent School District school board election ballot is starting to fill up, after two more candidates filed late Tuesday for the May 2 contest. → Read More

Waco ISD culinary students learn from local chefs

Shouts of “Chef!” ricocheted off the stainless steel appliances in University High School’s Academy of Culinary Arts kitchen on a Thursday afternoon, as dozens of students prepared a four-course French → Read More

Health district investigating possible coronavirus case in Baylor student

A Baylor University student who visited China this year may have contracted the coronavirus first detected in Wuhan City, the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District reported Friday. → Read More

Four Marlin ISD educators file grievance against interim superintendent over stipends

Four Marlin Independent School District educators are calling for the state-appointed board of managers to fire or reprimand interim Superintendent Jean Bahney after she sent letters to the educators, demanding → Read More

Waco ISD hires new assistant superintendent for human resources

Waco Independent School District Superintendent Susan Kincannon hired a new assistant superintendent for human resources who will help the district combat high teacher turnover rates, the district announced late Monday. → Read More

Waco ISD moves to new instructional model under Kincannon's leadership

Waco Independent School District Superintendent Susan Kincannon recently launched the district’s new instructional initiative that will train educators to use student assessments to gauge what areas teachers should focus on → Read More

Nelson, keynote speaker at MLK wreath-laying ceremony, opens up about arrest, his future

Life for former Waco Independent School District Superintendent A. Marcus Nelson “ain’t been no crystal stair,” he told the audience at the 33rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wreath-laying → Read More

2 file for Waco mayor race on opening day, other local contests taking shape

Waco will elect a new mayor May 2, and candidates started filing Wednesday for that spot and other volunteer positions on local city councils and school boards. → Read More

No misconduct by former Marlin ISD superintendent found in unemployment benefit appeal

The Texas Workforce Commission sided with former Marlin Independent School District Superintendent Michael Seabolt in an appeal of his unemployment benefits filed by the district shortly after he resigned in → Read More

Marlin ISD board of managers dwindles to 3 members with resignation

Another member of the state-appointed board of managers that oversees the troubled Marlin Independent School District has resigned, leaving the panel with only three members. → Read More