On June 14, a 23-year-old University of Mary Hardin-Baylor nursing student was arrested on suspicion of causing a fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred on the evening of June 6.
The summer is a time when many Waco families head out to their local swimming pools or park, take a day trip or visit other parts of the state. United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) data from 2016 showed that as many as two million Americans were hurt while participating in summer activities that year. Earlier data showed how they got hurt.
Late last month, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) celebrated National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. They took advantage of the increased attention being placed on motorcycle safety to launch their "Look Twice for Motorcycles" initiative. TxDOT representatives hope that this campaign will encourage motorists to keep their eyes peeled for motorcyclists when driving down the road.
As we head into summertime and students move from one grade to another, many schools begin working with student athletes to strengthen their teams in time for football season in the fall semester. Throughout the country, the long-term effects of football injuries are causing many parents to rethink allowing their children to play the sport, but here in Texas many parents still find community and character-building merit in junior high and varsity football.
When you read a media report about a drunk driving crash, it generally mentions what the negligent motorist's blood alcohol content (BAC) was when it occurred. Stories that make it on the news are often the ones in which a motorist had a BAC two or more times Texas' legal limit of .08%. What you may be unaware of are the many factors that can affect your BAC.
A 69-year-old teacher, who was witnessed placing his knee of the back of an 11-year-old student, causing him to suffer injuries, will not face criminal charges for his inappropriate behavior. This is what a McClennan County grand jury decided at the middle of this month.
One of the most common causes of serious injuries in the United States is being involved in a car accident. Car accidents can lead to a wide range of physical injuries, some of the most serious being spinal cord injuries and brain damage. However, what is often overlooked is the psychological damage that car accidents can cause.
Summer doesn't start for more than a month, but it's already hot enough here in Waco that many assume that it's already begun. With school going on break for the next few months, you've probably already scoped out local pools where you and your kids can go to cool down from this Texas heat. Have you thought about who to hold accountable if someone gets hurt though?