A new addition to the Mitchell County medical facilities and a new power plant are on the way to the western Big Country.
A group of eight students and faculty are planning on riding bikes across the state. Their 925 mile journey will begin on May 10th.
Tsephanyah Yisrayl Hawkins was arrested after sending a series of threatening emails, one of them including a threat to kill a local district judge.
Native Air will be not be operating out of Abilene anymore, leaving Abilene with just one medical helicopter service.
A two alarm fire destroys a home in the 1500 block of Locust.
The Abilene Gun Club has been at their current location for 50 years, but the Fort Phantom Hill Lake Association says that their future development plans do not include the range.
Frontier Texas celebrates 10 years since their opening and says that the 2013 attendance is up 35% from the year before.
After fake parking tickets with racial slurs written on them were found on cars around campus, students, faculty, and staff are taking a stand for equality.
One local veteran was stationed at Fort Hood years ago and is saddened to hear of another incident at a place he used to call home.
Bullying policies are being implemented in local schools and experts say that more bullying awareness over the past years have helped prevent the issue.
One girl was sent to the hospital after she was allegedly assaulted by a classmate at Craig Middle School.
The last day of enrollment for the Affordable Care Act was Monday, but some people are filing for extensions.
Local law enforcement explains that technology can help solve crimes against children, but also opens the door for more crimes to take place.
Abilene City Council did not approve an ordinance that would have made sidewalks optional in new neighborhoods.
One local pool company says that they have seen an increase in sales, even during the current drought.
USDA is encouraging everyone to thank a farmer or rancher since so much of our livelihoods depend on their efforts.
Kissing bugs are common in Central America and Southwestern United States, however, experts say that warmer temperatures could bring them closer to the Big Country.
The 7th Medical Group is working to improve the communication between patients and their physicians to prevent medical errors.
Although the Cline Shale oil boom has not hit Abilene yet, local hotel managers say they are still benefiting.
Several taxpayers in the Big Country have fallen to tax identity theft this tax season.
Play Faire Park has been open for 67 years this season and is the oldest continually operating miniature golf course in the state.
City of Abilene's Spring Break Camp for kids is fun, and takes stress off parents.
City Council is considering dropping the requirement of home builders to put sidewalks in front of new developments.
Lake Patrol Officers say they see more crime around the lake when the levels are low.
The Rattlesnake Roundup is expected to attract around 50,000 people to Sweetwater and many businesses are looking forward to the busy weekend ahead.
Arrive Alive Tour in town to show college students the dangers of texting while driving.
Dwayne Tucker and Kyle Kendrick are both vying for the position of County Commissioner Precinct 2. Since there is no Democratic challenger, the winner will be determined in the primary.
Whole community comes together in efforts to fight grass fire.
The movie "Son of God" attracted two sold out shows full of people to an Abilene theater.
Claire Mehaffey, Mary Ann Fergus, and Paul Rotenberry are all vying for the position of Family Court Judge.
After two bus accidents in two days, an AISD school bus driver asks that motorists be more cautious when driving around school buses.
City Council will vote to take steps towards the revitalization of the Lincoln Middle School building.
Guinn Family says their pit bull, Tito, saved their family from an intruder.
The Texas A&M Forest Service fire danger map classifies Taylor County as a"Very High" fire risk area.
Buffalo Gap at Danville and Clack, Southwest Drive at Danville and Clack, and Highway 351 past Wal-Mart are considered by some to be the most dangerous intersections in Abilene.
North Abilene businesses are optimistic due to the growth of major employers in the area.
Therapist Beth Higgins and a former co-worker of Thomas Klapheke, John Navaro, took the stand Thursday.
Tiffany Klapheke's trial is scheduled to begin Monday, January 27th.
January 25th, 2014 marks the one year anniversary of a head on collision that left one Abilene man and one ACU student dead. Several others were injured.
Taylor County is stretching their budget to allow for nearly 9 million dollars to go towards operating the jail in 2014.
Health Occupations Students of America Spring Leadership conference brought nearly 900 students to Abilene.
After beginning construction in May, the Martinez family is getting excited about moving into their new home.
AISD relies on donations, but there are a few procedures to follow when donating money for the students.
Hubbard Creek Reservoir is only 24% full, which is causing concern for Abilene water officials.
The Abilene unemployment rate is 4.5%, down from 5.1% in August of 2013. Many locals are setting goals and searching for jobs to begin the New Year.
The Texas Gun and Knife Association Show is experiencing a decrease in sales over last year.
The Lego Mindstorm Robotics competition brought hundreds of area kids together to showcase their inventions.
Grackles fly around the Big Country in flocks of hundreds. Besides their loud noises, their droppings could cause a health hazard.
Remains found in July confirmed to be those of missing Comanche County woman, Amber Lowery.
Trail Life USA was founded after Boy Scouts of America changed their membership policy. The Boy Scouts began accepting gay youth on January 1st, 2014.