Elvis and Bill onstage at the Heart O' Texas Coliseum, Waco, TX - Oct. 12, 1956 | Photo Jimmie Willis ctsy Ger Rijff | "Presley went through his regular "routine" of dancing all over the stage, pulling at his hair and having the appearance of being unable to control himself. One of Presley's most avid fans, Kay Wheeler, 17, of Dallas, who calls herself the president of the National Elvis Presley Fan Club, says she was ashamed of the turnout and called Waco "the squarest town in America."-
Heart O' Texas Coliseum, Waco, TX - Oct. 12, 1956 Photo by Jimmie Willis courtesy James Jacek Collection and Andy Crews - "One of Presley's most avid fans, Kay Wheeler, 17, of Dallas called Presley "the hottest piece of property in America" and thinks the "unfair" publicity has made the kids afraid to think their own minds. When asked if she thought Presley was a flash in the pan she said "Elvis will last as long as there are women around." / The Waco News-Tribune
WACO, TX (KXXV) - The man who jumped a security guard at Buckeye Bingo Hall in Waco is dead, according to News Channel 25 Reporter Kandace Thomas, who was on the scene following reports of a shooting Wednesday afternoon. Waco Police were called to the 2400 block of Cole Avenue following a shooting at the business sometime after 1 p.m. Waco Police spokesman Patrick Swanton said the security guard accidentally shot himself in the hand before shooting the suspect.
April 17, 2013 - Waco, TX, police spokesman William Swanton addresses the media during a news conference about the fertilizer facility that exploded in West, TX. (Larry W. Smith / European Pressphoto Agency)
Hudson Bradley and Ben Martinson of Vanguard College Prep in Waco, TX organized lots of fans, posters and even cheerleaders for the opposing basketball team, a team of incarcerated teens who had almost no fans at any games. Those players said they would never forget that day when they finally received encouragement. I'm amazed that Ben and Hudson would think to do something like this and do it so thoroughly and beautifully. You guys inspire!!