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.
An area of town with an AISD school and a city park is next in line for sidewalks.
Jay Hardaway, the new Place 4 councilman, has taken an oath of office after an unopposed race.
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.
An incident at an Abilene Sonic raised the question, "How far is too far?" when it comes to mimicking accents.
Syringes, needles, and partial meth labs have been found at Seabee Park. Lake Patrol officers are stepping up patrol to curb illegal activity.
A recent city ordinance will keep local firefighters from collecting money on popular streets. The MDA is expecting less money to be raised because of this change.
Robert Briley won nine of twelve polling locations, but none by a large enough margin to defeat incumbent Mayor Archibald.
A truck leaking hydraulic fluid called a multi-car pileup between Merkel and Trent.
There will be around an extra 6,000 people in town between the Western Heritage Classic and three university graduations this weekend.
Some Bangs ISD students have received messages soliciting them for sexual activity through Facebook.
Several local women will graduate from the Christian Women's Job Corp this Friday and now have the skills to be self sufficient.
City Council will vote on Thursday on whether or not to partner with TxDot on a project that includes sidewalks, ramps, and bike lanes down South 11th street.
Chief Standridge explains why Jones County officer, Stephanie Fenner, was not arrested until days after she allegedly assaulted an officer.
Officers Jeff McCoy and Rodney Holder are remembered for their service as part of the Day of Remembrance.
View woman donates $25,000 towards a new radio tower after the current tower was lost in the Camp Barkeley fire.
A Buffalo Gap family expresses thanks after being able to return to their home after wildfire evacuation.
The Texas Vietnam Heroes Exhibit will be in at the 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum beginning on May 9th.
The 3rd annual Playing it Caddyshack Style golf tournament raised around $150,000 dollars for the Noah Project.
Brownwood High School students step up and build bunk beds for a local family going through the adoption process.
Spring is the busiest time of year for the Taylor County Juvenile Justice Center and there are certain crimes that are more prevalent this time of year.
Jack Reynolds and a group of four others plan to bike ride across the Americas during a two year, 18,000 mile journey.
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.
Many locals are wondering when the impacts of the Cline Shale oil activity will be visible in our area. Experts are hopeful for development, but do not foresee a huge boom in the next few months.