Reuters blog archive
from Route to Recovery:
MARLIN, Texas – Our journey to Kosse, Texas, to see the food bank in operation took us through Falls County, which is one of the poorest counties in America.
And it showed, with rural decay all too evident as we drove through the area.
We passed through the town of Marlin, just 30 miles from Waco, where the siege at the Branch Davidian ranch at Mount Carmel in 1993 ended in a fire that killed 76 people. Four agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and six Davidians were also killed in a firefight.