McLennan County

McLennan County, Texas

PO Box 1727
Waco, TX 76703
Phone: (254) 757-5078
Fax: (254) 757-5146
www.co.mclennan.tx.us

In east-central TX, south of Fort Worth; organized Jan 22, 1850 from Milam, Robertson, and Navarro counties. Name Origin: For Neil McLennan (1777-1867), surveyor and pioneer

Area (sq mi):: 1060.23 (land 1041.88; water 18.34) Population per square mile: 215.60
Population 2005: 224,668 State rank: 21 Population change: 2000-20005 5.20%; 1990-2000 12.90% Population 2000: 213,517 (White 64.60%; Black or African American 15.20%; Hispanic or Latino 17.90%; Asian 1.10%; Other 11.50%). Foreign born: 6.10%. Median age: 31.90
Income 2000: per capita $17,174; median household $33,560; Population below poverty level: 17.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,716-$24,007
Unemployment (2004): 5.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 20.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 6.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Waco County seat (118,093)
  • Hewitt (12,679)

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    According to  jail records, Officer Willy Rafael Lopez was arrested on a Class B misdemeanor charge of prostitution - soliciting sex in exchange for money,  by the McLennan County Sheriff's Office deputies.
    The case was referred to the McLennan County District Attorney's Office.
    Major organization : MCLENNAN COUNTY, PURCHASING DEPT.
    The nine killed ranged in age from 27 to 65 and a preliminary autopsy report indicated they all died from gunshot wounds, according to records made available by the McLennan County Justice of the Peace.
    McLennan County judge WH Peterson set the bond for each suspect and described the amount as "appropriate" given the level of violence that occurred at a restaurant in Waco.
    It's not known what triggered the violence but Swanton and McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna said tensions had simmered among rival gangs for months.
    Swanton said Department of Public Safety troopers, police officers from several cities and deputies from the McLennan County Sheriff's Office have surrounded the restaurant to secure the area.
    The facility that exploded last year was in the town of West, Texas, in McLennan County.
    Police responded to at least 11 reports of burglaries and five separate ammonia leaks at West Fertiliser Co over the past 12 years, according to 911 dispatch logs and criminal offense reports Reuters obtained from the McLennan County Sheriff's office in Waco, Texas through an Open Records Request.
    McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said: "It is important to emphasise that at this point, no evidence has been uncovered to indicate any connection to the events surrounding the explosion and the arrest of Bryce Reed.
    The Texas Department of Public Safety says it directed the Texas Rangers to join the McLennan County Sheriff in an investigation of the circumstances surrounding the massive explosion of West Fertilizer Co.
    McLennan County Judge Scott Felton said many people on the list probably lost their homes and have simply been difficult to locate since the Wednesday evening accident.