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Recent articles by Brooke:

Midway ISD to start classes in August, require all teachers to report to campuses

“It’s been like trying to pilot an ocean liner with the turn radius of a jetski,” board member Pam Watts said. → Read More

This is why the McLennan County health authority can close classrooms

A little known law invoked by Gov. Greg Abbott last week gives McLennan County’s health authority broad power to implement and enforce laws to protect the public health, like the → Read More

Midway ISD board to discuss school reopening plan, after state switches up guidelines again

The Midway Independent School District board of trustees meets Tuesday night to discuss school reopening plans for approaching school year, days after the state altered its back-to-school guidelines. → Read More

Waco-area officials: Federal, state government failed Black people in COVID-19 response

Black Waco and McLennan County leaders criticized the federal and state government during a virtual town hall Thursday night for their haphazard responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and the way → Read More

Waco schools likely to exceed state guidelines on masking, distancing this fall

McLennan County school teachers and students 10 years and older must wear masks when classes resume in-person this fall, under public health guidelines state education officials announced Tuesday. → Read More

Waco ISD prepares new curriculum model as schools prepare to reopen in fall

The Waco Independent School District is preparing a new, centralized district curriculum program, while simultaneously grappling with reopening schools in the fall and the backslide in knowledge many students likely → Read More

Officials: Culture, 'structural inequalities' contribute to rate of Waco Latinos getting COVID-19

Systemic inequity and a culture of keeping family close may be part of the reason more than half of all McLennan County residents who have tested positive for or died → Read More

McLennan County reports 111 new COVID-19 cases, passing 1,000 threshold

Waco Mayor Kyle Deaver made an emotional plea Wednesday for residents to wear face masks and to continue to remain within their own households over the July 4 holiday weekend, → Read More

Waco ISD board laments lack of guidance from state on reopening school in fall

Waco Independent School District trustees expressed concern and frustration during Thursday night’s board meeting at the lack of concrete plans the district has prepared for the fall after the state → Read More

Transformation Waco creates telehealth initiative for students, hires new principals

Transformation Waco will start providing telehealth services to students through a new partnership with the Waco Family Health Center in the upcoming school year. → Read More

McLennan County reports 17 new COVID-19 cases as infections soar statewide

Seventeen more McLennan County residents tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, after a weekend of record-setting numbers in which 92 people tested positive. → Read More

Midway ISD surveys parents, staff on COVID-19 concerns for upcoming school year

Midway Independent School District staff, family and community members called for more hand-washing and sanitizing stations in hallways in a COVID-19-related survey distributed by the district, as well as the → Read More

Black horse riding clubs emphasize community, practical life lessons

Underneath an unforgiving sun last week, members of the Lone Riderz Club galloped across a grassy pasture in Aquilla on their horses. → Read More

Waco blood donation centers call for volunteers after donations drop amid COVID-19 pandemic

Carter BloodCare and the American Red Cross are seeking blood donors, amid an urgent nationwide need as hospitals resume elective procedures and people begin to leave their homes more. → Read More

New Carver Middle School principal hired to replace late Phillip Perry

Transformation Waco has hired a new principal for G.W. Carver Middle School to replace the late Phillip Perry, who died March 31 from COVID-19 complications. → Read More

Citing experience, new superintendent says he can lead Marlin ISD turnaround

New Marlin Independent School District Superintendent Darryl Henson listened to the Marlin High School valedictorian and salutatorian speak at graduation about how they felt embarrassed at times to be from → Read More

6-figure salaries possible for some Waco teachers under new school finance reform program

Some Waco teachers could be close to earning 6-figure salaries as soon as next year, with a funding boost from a school finance reform package the state Legislature approved last → Read More

McLennan County sees 1st known COVID-19 case in nursing home

Every resident and worker of a nursing home facility on Lake Shore Drive was tested for COVID-19 Friday, after Waco-McLennan County health authorities announced a resident there became the first → Read More

Midway board OKs designs for $43 million River Valley Intermediate conversion

The Midway Independent School District board approved an initial design for the conversion of River Valley Intermediate School into a middle school that will allow architects to move forward with → Read More

Midway ISD to allow 3 guests per senior at graduation ceremony

The Midway Independent School District plans to allow each graduating senior bring three guests to its high school graduation ceremony at Panther Stadium on June 5. → Read More