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John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 22:47:11 -0500
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That h

National advocate for burned veterans leads Dearborn parade
wacotrib.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 03:01:28 -0500
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — An ex-Navy SEAL who founded a national organization to help military and emergency service workers who have survived burns is coming to Michigan to serve as grand marshal of Dea

Beilue: Stitches for the heart; Dumas woman finds comfort in late son’s Army buddies
amarillo.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 03:13:28 +0000

For Oleta Smith of Dumas, the three men in Florida, Alabama and California are in some ways like sons. They will, of course, never replace her only son, Green Beret Sgt. Warren Smith, but they provide stitches to the hole in her heart that hasn’t closed in nearly 47 years.

“Those three,” Smith said. “No words can express what they mean to me. They are part of my family.”

Jack Wesson of Jacksonville, Ala.; Lynn Hughes of Melbourne, Fla.; and David Eggleston of Sebastopol, Calif., were with “Smitty” in the jungles of Vietnam in 1968.

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John Nash: A life of great struggle and even greater success
wacotrib.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 02:31:19 -0500
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Born to an electrical engineer, and later a precocious and dashing young man who attained an Ivy League education, John Nash seemed destined for a life of stunning success. That h

Kirk makes par putt at 18 to win Colonial; Spieth 2nd again
wacotrib.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 01:50:38 -0500
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — As Chris Kirk waited to putt on the 18th green, Jordan Spieth was watching nearby in anticipation of a possible playoff at Colonial.

Emergency wheat crop meeting set for Tuesday in Seaton
tdtnews.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 -0500
BELTON — The Bell Coun-ty wheat crop is at high risk for serious economic damage due to the wet weather this spring.

Rolling Stones kick off ‘Zip Code’ stadium tour in San Diego
wacotrib.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 03:16:40 -0500
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Rolling Stones launched their "Zip Code" North American tour in San Diego Sunday with more than two hours of music.

Texas House opts not to cut veterans education benefits
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 21:55:27 -0500
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers on Sunday opted to water down a major attempt to reduce the rising costs of a program offering free college tuition to veterans' children, relenting amid criticism

A soldier’s letter home on Memorial Day 1945
amarillo.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 03:15:35 +0000

Editor’s note: The following letter was written on Memorial Day 1945 by 19-year-old Howard Temple, a soldier stationed with U.S. troops in Germany in the waning days of World War II, to his parents and sisters back home in Axtell, Kan.

Memorial Day 1945 was somber for most Americans, who were still grieving the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt a month earlier. The war in Europe was over, but there was heavy fighting against Japan on the Pacific front.

The letter was submitted by Howard’s wife, Marlene Temple of Amarillo.

 

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Nigerian senator-elect to fight US extradition, drug charges
wacotrib.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 03:21:52 -0500
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian drug agents say a newly elected senator will appear in court to fight his extradition to the U.S. on 20-year-old drug charges. The case is related to the TV hit "Orange

Waco-area news briefs: May 25, 2015
wacotrib.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 00:01:00 -0500
The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce will accept applications through Friday for its 2015-16 Leadership Waco Class XXXII.

Global stocks mostly higher in quiet trading day
wacotrib.com / Mon, 25 May 2015 03:49:18 -0500
BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mostly higher Monday on a quiet trading day with Hong Kong, Wall Street and London closed for holidays.

Astros rally for 10-8 win over Tigers, split 4-game series
wacotrib.com / Sun, 24 May 2015 23:53:52 -0500
DETROIT (AP) — Preston Tucker's major league career is just over two weeks old, and already he's hit a pair of big home runs.

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