Cory Almanza should be a senior this year at AHS. After a car wreck in May left him in a coma for months, he is recovering, and was honored in a special way before the pep rally.
The City of Abilene treated the Civic Plaza Hotel for bed bugs 7 times in the past two years, but the owner explains what may be part of the problem.
The Abilene Community Theatre is coming back from a year hiatus and has plans to keep audiences coming, despite the availability of instantaneous entertainment.
The Colorado Career Academy gives high school students the opportunity to take college courses for free.
With local children heading back to school Monday, drivers should be aware of school zone and cross walk rules.
Higher education student spending accounts for over sixty million dollars for the Abilene economy each year.
The City of Abilene decided to close one of their recreational facilities because of the amount of money it would cost to repair the structure.
Billy Cole III was killed in a two car accident as he was on the way from the DFW area to Abilene for the opening football practice. He is remembered for his zest for life, and work ethic on the field and in the classroom.
Protesters showed up at the Jones County Courthouse to show their disapproval of the possibility of housing immigrants in the vacant detention center in Anson.
A local non-profit and and energy company joined together to provide $100 shopping sprees for fifty local children.
SSgt Mike Burns and his family were able to officially break ground on their new home. This new wheelchair accessible home will allow the veteran to interact with his family more.
Around a dozen districts in the Big Country are going through training to learn how to spot traits that are common among people who have committed random acts of violence.
It's almost time to send children back to school, but before you do, local law enforcement says it's not a bad idea to see if there are any sex offenders along their routes to school.
The number of cases of bed bugs confirmed by the City of Abilene has exponentially increased in the past few years. Experts say it may be awhile before the number of these pests go down.
Local pastors weigh in on how potential health risks impact mission work.
The City of Abilene is combating mosquitoes in a different way this summer, they say it is more effective.
Keith Steinbach was in the Air Force for almost a decade, but now, he is pursuing a career through his YouTube videos.
Moro VFD chose to leave the Rural Fire Committee after disagreeing about a new way that the committee is dispersing funds received from the county.
Chief Stan Standridge says that the altercation at The Grove Apartments that left one young man dead and others injured began as a large party that was communicated about on social media.
Guardian Exteriors, a nationwide roofing company, made an impact on a local man's life by replacing his roof free of charge.
Find out where your tax dollars may be heading. Taylor County budget hearings are in session for two more days.
Locals celebrated the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and many say that there is room for improvement in Abilene when it comes to accessibility.
Taylor Bowman, 17, of Ballinger, was killed in a one vehicle accident in Runnels County. Locals remember the teen for her passion for life and competitive spirit.
Next week begins "Zero Tolerance" week and property owners may face fines from the City of Abilene if their grass exceeds a foot tall.
APD Chief Standridge explains that Abilene is a drug conduit for drugs from Mexico, as well as reveals part of the reason for an increase in car burglaries.
Although a hot topic in the political realm, knowledge of where potentially hazardous chemicals are stored is helpful to local first responders.
A South Taylor County woman was bitten by a rattlesnake and says the venomous snake was not visible and did not make the rattling sound.
AISD is considering raising the salary for first year teachers from $39,000 to at least $40,000.
City Council will possibly make e-cigarettes prohibited in areas where traditional cigarettes are.
Lake Patrol officers are warning of rocks and stumps that were visible two weeks ago, but are now just underwater enough to be difficult to spot.
With the holiday weekend just a few days away, many people are already hitting the road and are sharing a few tips on how they plan to stay safe.
Hendrick's request for a 40% reimbursement rate is to get them on the same level as other hospitals their size, they say, however, Blue Cross Blue Shield says that kind of increase is outrageous.
As the deadline approaches for talks between Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas and Hendrick Medical Center, many customers are hoping for a successful solution.
While soccer is not the most popular sport around here, locals seem to be fired up about the World Cup.
Part of the 2014 Farm Bill offers incentives and provides resources to help young people get started in the farming business.
A stop sign on South 10th and Ross is causing concern because it is not very visible due to overgrown trees.
On The Way Home Ministry is now based in one of Lawn's oldest buildings and now has serving the community as a top priority.
Fluoride was put into the Abilene water supply almost fifteen years ago, however locals still have differing opinions on the issue.
Taylor County jail base salary increases to $30,000 a year, which has been helpful in attracting much needed applicants.
Abilene wrecking yards are trying to keep up with the demand from people trying to get their cars in driving condition after the hail storm.
Abilene Fire Department's Station 4 remains closed after the severe hail. For now, primarily Stations 1,5, and 7 will be picking up the slack.
Supporters say that allowing the sale of alcohol at most restaurants, convenience stores, and grocery stores will boost the local economy. Others say the change would put local liquor stores out of business.
Volunteer fire departments aren't the only organizations with needs following the wildfire in Buffalo Gap in late April.
Technology often gets a bad reputation when it comes to distracting kids from learning, however, Marie Noe, who has worked at the Abilene Public Library for 35 years explains that she thinks some technology has enticed more children to read.
The Expo Center will host the State High School Finals Rodeo through 2016, however, the Expo Center is facing stiff competition come the next bidding process.
Phil Kendrick Jr. was a 17 year old KRBC radio announcer when D-Day took place.
McMurry and Cisco College are both seeing a decrease in summer enrollment for traditional courses.
Many parents express thanks to APD and AISD for their quick action to keep their children safe during the lockdown at Jan Long Elementary.
School is almost out for many local students, but experts say that learning should not stop when school does.
Pecan Bayou is rushing with water, which is something that has not occurred in several years.