Archive for the Waco – the bad stuff Category


Blood and Beer at Pat’s Idle Hour Lounge

You know that seen from Animal House? Where the big black guy rips the table out of the ground, and asks the scrawny white college kids, “Do you mind if we dance with your dates?” “Pat’s Idle Hour Lounge” was nothing like that. It was a filthy, sticky, dark, scary, hole-in-the-wall, inner-city, Black bar, just […]

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Death and More Death in Waco

(Warning: Dark and not for the faint-hearted…) I can remember the exact moment I decided to get out of reporting. It wasn’t the night a McLennan County sheriff’s deputy asked me to help carry a dead body out of the ditch. That was fair enough. It was way out in the sticks, and there was […]

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