A gripping and direct public service announcement on child abuse has people in the Big Country responding online. While opinions on the topic & the PSA are mixed, one specific agency is being faulted for its part in fighting child abuse.
Effective January 1st, a percentage of property taxes will be placed in a separate fund called a TIRZ to allow for city improvements.
Teachers help families feed their children during Christmas break.
Popular soap products claim that they can protect users from germs and sickness, but the FDA isn't so sure the claim is true.
Jason Wales was arrested Thursday, December 12 in connection to several storage unit break-ins that happened around Abilene over the last few months.
Police are looking for a man named Chad King after he ran a stop sign on South Third and Mockingbird around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, causing a collision before fleeing on foot.
The victim who was allegedly stabbed by Abilene resident Robert Latham back in October of 2012 testified Tuesday at Latham's trial.
Abilene Christian University announced Tuesday morning that some of the stars of the A&E reality TV show Duck Dynasty will be coming to Abilene for an event benefiting Global Samaritan Resources, and Abilene Christian Schools.
A man was arrested Monday after FedEx alerted police that he was trying to pick up a package with illegal contents.
Transportation officials see emerging technologies playing a role in helping the state address issues like traffic congestion and safety. A new report, commissioned by the Texas Department of Transportation, stresses the need for the state to consider partnering with the private sector on related initiatives.
It looks like more people are re-wrapping secondhand presents and passing them along to loved ones this Christmas.
The embrace of creationism by the Republican candidates for Texas lieutenant governor as the preferred explanation for the origins of humanity has generated headlines, however, Data from the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll suggests that they all have good reason to think that embracing creationism as a personal belief and as a part of their education policy might help their effort to become the natural selection of a winning number of GOP primary voters.
All locations of the Abilene Public Library will close early, at 4 p.m., on Wednesday, December 18, so library employees may attend a Memorial Celebration of the life of Ricki Brown, the late City Librarian of more than 15 years.
A beautiful Tuesday can be expected with highs in the upper 60s under sunny skies.
Children from Hendrick Home for Children go caroling around Abilene
Regional Victim Crisis Center Has Teamed Up With APD and The Abilene Theater Group To Create Impacting PSA.
There is a serious problem in Abilene, and people are not talking about it. But those who witness the child abuse every day, want to bring it to the community's attention. They hope two new public service announcements will do exactly that and put a stop to the rise in child abuse.
If a portion of your paycheck goes to buying vitamins, new research suggests you may want to rethink your next purchase.
A Nolan County family is spending their holidays a little different this year. A family member is still in an Atlanta hospital after a near-death experience late August.
Share Your Christmas raised over 100,000 meals for needy families in the Big Country, but the Food Bank of West Central Texas is still experiencing a shortage of food this holiday season.
Investigations are continuing to determine who was responsible for stealing nearly $5,000 worth of copper wire from south Abilene.
Texas ranked by a car insurance survey as the number four state for worst drivers.
The short game in Texas politics is the year ahead — the primaries in March and the general election in November. But a loss in 2014 might lead to something bigger in a future election.
In Texas, commercial entities cannot run public schools. But when a charter or virtual school’s management is contracted out to a private company, that can become an artificial distinction. It is an arrangement that can raise questions about how best to ensure financial accountability.
Former Abilene Gold Exchange Co-Owner Charles Camp is out of Prison.
Susan Elizabeth Wright made her initial appearance in court Monday after being federally charged Thursday, December 12 with embezzling over $1 million from Peterson Real Estate and other accounts held by the Peterson family. Abilene Woman Accused of Embezzling Over $1 Million Makes First Court Appearance
This time of year, though fun, can bring high expectations, and financial pressure. So the question is--are you spending less this Christmas compared to last year?
Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 5.5 cents per gallon in the past week.
Beautiful weather is expected for Monday afternoon with temperatures climbing into the mid 60s.
Dozens Came Out To Lay Their Wreaths Down In Honor Of A Veteran.
Abilene isn't the only city that presented The Nutcracker.
Firefighters responded to a grass fire between Loop 322 and Winters Fwy mid-Sunday afternoon.
An Abilene man was behind bars for hitting two pedestrians with his vehicle and then fleeing.
TxDOT construction and maintenance update Dec. 16-20.
College students across the Big Country fulfilled a milestone by walking the stage at their graduation ceremony.
Nearly five-thousand dollars worth of copper wires were stolen from utility poles in south Abilene.
Another chilly night but a warming trend starting Sunday.
An Abilene man is in jail for possessing nearly 71 grams of methamphetamine and 20 grams of marijuana.
The Abilene Police Academy Graduation held a ceremony Saturday afternoon for 18 cadets.
The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office has released information regarding the Friday morning incident involving two men that were arrested near Tye after they attempted to steal a woman’s vehicle and fired at officers.
Monday, the Eastland County Commissioners’ Court voted for a burn ban to begin Friday, December 13.
It was only a few months ago that Royce Curtis was called out of retirement to serve as the interim principal at Bonham Elementary School in Abilene. Today, teachers and students there bid him a farewell as they prepare to welcome a new principal next year.
Doctor's are conducting a study to see if they can improve the nutrition of a mother's breast milk for her new born baby.
The City of Abilene has released an extended statement on Thursday's deadly garbage truck accident.
Bonham Elementary School students got to enjoy a holiday tradition Friday, courtesy of the Pioneer Drive Baptist Church Prime Timers.
Seven local schools have been selected by the Texas Education agency to receive additional funding for instructional improvement.
Early Friday morning, a woman woke up to the sound of gunshots and to the male suspects attempting to steal her truck.
An Abilene hospital is going digital--with medication, that is. Hendrick Medical Center is introducing a new system to track medication for patients. Nora Hartfeil has the story.
Rising Star has rescinded the boil water notice that was sent out on December 11 due to a loss in water pressure.
Texting and driving...It's always a dangerous combo. But our question is, who is more guilty of distractions behind the wheel---teens or adults?