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INFORMATION RELATING TO FIRST STREET CEMETERY, WACO, TEXAS

Cemetery News

First Street Cemetery has received considerable news coverage recently due to ongoing and planned construction projects in the area of the cemetery known as Fort Fisher Park.  (Click on links to read articles.  Some articles may no longer be available online.)
June 12, 2010 - New Texas Rangers HQ Building Opens in Historic First Street Cemetery - TRHFM
April 30, 2010 - "Archaeology Company Involved in Civil Suit over Texas Ranger Museum Files for Bankruptcy" - Waco Tribune-Herald
March 23, 2010 - "Atlanta Developers Versus the Deceased" - Housing Watch
February 21, 2010 - "City of Waco Cites Engineering Study Claiming Ranger Museum Isn't on Landfill" - Waco Tribune-Herald
February 6, 2010 - "Another Grave Obstructing Texas Ranger Museum Expansion" - Waco Tribune-Herald
January 28, 2010 - "State Regulators Say Ranger Museum's Expansion Site Built on Landfill" - Waco Tribune-Herald
December 7, 2009 - "Ranger Museum Digging Out of Graveyard Mess, Beginning Building Phase" - Waco Tribune-Herald
July 22, 2009 - "Texas Ranger Museum Expansion Gets More Funds" - KCEN-DT
July 22, 2009 - "City Manager Presents 'Status Quo Budget' to Waco City Council" - Waco Tribune-Herald
July 21, 2009 - "A 'Grave' Dilemma in Waco" - News 8 Austin
July 20, 2009 - "Waco City Council to Consider Doling Out More Money for Excavation Work" - Waco Tribune-Herald
May 12, 2009 - "National Park Service Wants Historic Cemetery Designation" - Waco Tribune-Herald

April 22, 2009 - "Ranger Museum Expansion Too Expensive" - KXXV-TV

April 22, 2009 - "Waco City Council Approves $4 Million Renovations Contract for Cameron Park" - Waco Tribune-Herald

April 22, 2009 - "Changes to Texas Ranger Museum Expansion Plan" - KWTX-TV

March 23, 2009 - "Development Projects Unearth Burial Ground Across U.S." - USA Today

January 30, 2009 - "Over Their Dead Bodies: Rangers Desecrate Waco Cemetery" - The Austin Chronicle

December 16, 2008 - "Waco City Council to Decide Whether to Spend Another Nearly $500,000 for Rangers Museum Work" - Waco Tribune-Herald
October 29, 2008 - "Cemetery 'Debacle' at Ranger Museum Site Will Bring About New Legislation, Lawmaker Says" - Waco Tribune-Herald
October 8, 2008 - "City of Waco Countersues Archaeological Firm in Texas Ranger Museum Project" - Waco Tribune-Herald
September 23, 2008 - "State Legislator Tours Burial Site at Texas Ranger Museum Expansion" - Waco Tribune-Herald
September 14, 2008 - "Editorial: Texas Ranger Factions Need to Set Showdown Aside, Cool Off" - Waco Tribune-Herald
September 8, 2008 - "Graves Stir Up Heated Debate" - The Lariat Online

September 8, 2008 - "Political Charges Fly Over Graveyard Dig at Ranger Museum" - Waco Tribune-Herald
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