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.
Brendan John Boyd has not been heard from since Christmas day and was reported missing on December 29th. He was supposedly traveling from College Station to Abilene for Christmas, but never showed up.
A fire began when the engine of a truck malfunctioned in the 1400 block of Orange Street. The family is thankful that no one was harmed in the blaze.
Mayor Norm Archibald announced Monday that he plans to run for re-election. On Tuesday councilman Robert Briley announced that he, too, will be vying for the position.
Hailey Dunn went missing December 27th 2010 and her hometown community of Colorado City is still hoping for closure.
The community of Clyde did their best to find missing woman, Ruby Lester, however, she was found deceased around 8:30 Thursday morning.
An impromptu Christmas celebration was successful as dozens of Abilene children received gifts and candy and got to spend a little time with Santa.
For the past four Christmas season's, the community has honored first responders by placing blue lights outside their homes.
Jessica Cortez-Galdan is only in town for the holidays, but is planning an impromptu Christmas celebration for those in need.
Don Denny, Abilene crossing guard, keeps the intersection of Yorktown and Ambler smiling throughout the school year with his cheerful greetings.
Target announced that between November 27th and December 15th around 40 million card accounts were compromised due to a data breach.
Because of a TxDot grant, the Taylor County Sheriff Office will have more deputies patrolling for DWIs this holiday season.
Effective January 1st, a percentage of property taxes will be placed in a separate fund called a TIRZ to allow for city improvements.
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.
Early Friday morning, a woman woke up to the sound of gunshots and to the male suspects attempting to steal her truck.
These four men served the Abilene community for 30 plus years.
Four high school students are in town to tour Hardin-Simmons University's International Astronomical Search Collaboration.
AISD and Wylie ISD were among the schools that decided to begin school two hours later on Tuesday.
Connally and Johnnie Tibbs were married nearly 70 years and passed away within hours of each other after they led a life full of love and laughter.
The ACU Roller Hockey Team says these icy conditions are perfect to slide the puck around on...
With freezing weather upon us, there are a few steps that can save a lot of money and headaches when it comes to protecting your home.
Nelson Park was buzzing with children enjoying the sunshine. Supermarkets were also busy today with people stocking up for the cold weather.
SNAP benefits were cut on November 1st, leaving many families struggling to fill the gap this week.
Abilene High School is moving up to 6A for the 2014 school year while Cooper High School will be 5A.
Thanksgiving meal possible due to donations and volunteers.
The Texas Farm Bureau says an entire thanksgiving meal for a family of ten costs $48.08.
ACU is in an ongoing discussion regarding changing their hiring policy to hire outside of the Church of Christ denomination.
Jim Ned C.I.S.D. called for an early dismissal this morning. Buffalo Gap Elementary students did not seem to mind.
4H Students from across West Central Texas competed in an Iron Chef- like competition.
For the past year, there have been an above average amount of female inmates at the Taylor County Jail.
A recent incident involving a nursing home van brings attention to wheelchair safety.
Christian Service Center of Abilene is in need of cold weather gear.
A 25 year tradition that almost ended last year is being planned for now.
Taylor County Expo hosted a job fair for veterans, active duty, and their spouses.
Long time library administrative assistant, Terry Minami left a legacy of kindness.
Couples across the nation flocked to chapels and courthouses to tie the knot on this iconic date.
The Affordable Care Act is proving to be challenging to understand. ACU says that the Affordable Care Act will cost them over $200,000 extra next year.
Grapevine Farms is a non-profit organization that strives to produce naturally grown produce and poultry.
The Rose family is one of many families that are planning to finalize adoptions on November 15th.
Many people are upset and very disapointed that the school bond failed, however, some are glad to see this outcome.
The most heated Big Country school bond did not pass.
Deer season begins on Saturday and has local hunters as well as business owners excited.
The nearly 21 Million dollar bond proposal is on the November 5th ballot.
Officer Bell was the lead detective on the unsolved Jennifer Servo case.
Speed Mentoring is similar in design to speed dating, but students have the opportunity to learn from mentors.
One of the 9 Texas Constitutional Amendments on the Novmeber 5th ballot is Proposition 6, which pertains to securing water for the future.
Local realtors also realize the importance of securing water for West Texas.
Even though the Affordable Care Act became available on October 1st, the Presbyterian Medical Care Mission has not seen a decrease in patient appointments.
If voters approve the Abilene I.S.D bond elections, Bonham Elementary will be one of three elementary schools to be replaced.
Bond elections are what are sending voters to the polls early.