State Department Orders Nonessential U.S. Government Employees Out Of Iraq

The State Department has ordered all "non-emergency" U.S. government employees to leave Iraq right away. The travel advisory specifically orders the departure of employees at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Irbil (sometimes spelled Erbil), noting that "normal visa services will be temporarily suspended at both posts." Employees were urged to depart the country by commercial transportation as soon as possible and avoid U.S. facilities within Iraq. It was not immediately clear what...

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Award-Winning Whiskey From Under A Bridge In Waco

Apr 18, 2014
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The world’s great whiskeys usually come from Scotland, Ireland or Kentucky. But if you’ve ever driven over Waco’s 17th street bridge you’re driving over a new hot spot for the spirit. The Balcones distillery has gotten so many awards, they’re starting to have trouble keeping up with demand. And they’re expanding soon. But they want to stay small--and most importantly--in Waco.

Creating Eureka Moments

Apr 17, 2014


Kissing Frogs

Apr 17, 2014
Ramona McKeown

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore 

 A computer geek, a gnomic bookstore owner, and several friends go on an epic journey of discovery in this hard to close for the night adventure/mystery.

Servant Leadership

Apr 17, 2014

Humble managers create a work environment that fosters staff loyalty and better customer service. 

  The Lover 

Marguerite Duras weaves a semi-autobiographical tale of a young, French girl in French Indo-China after World War II

President Obama Memorializes Fallen Fort Hood Soldiers

Apr 10, 2014
Ryland Barton / KWBU News

President Obama delivered the names of the soldiers behind a three rifles, three helmets and three pairs of boots—symbolizing the fallen servicemen.

Rapoport Academy Renovates Old Paul Quinn Building

Apr 4, 2014
Matthew Rutledge via Creative Commons

Waco’s Rapoport Academy is renovating an old building on its campus. It’s one of the first projects in the Texas Main Street development along East Waco’s Elm Avenue. The school is financing the project with a mix of private donations and help from the city.

Fort Hood Shooter Kills 3, Himself, Injures 16

Apr 3, 2014
Ryland Barton / KWBU News

Four are dead and 16 are injured after a soldier went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood military base yesterday afternoon. The shooter took his own life after a brief standoff with military police. Officials say the man used a gun bought off-base.

Initial reports of the shooting were foggy. Yvonne Frate, a middle school teacher at Fort Hood, said she had just driven off the base when she saw police cars racing in.

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