In the midst of Spring Break, a number of business are feeling both the positive and negative effects of the popular week of vacation.
The Abilene Police Department and Abilene Crime Stoppers are working together in utilizing new TipSoft Information Alert System software to empower citizens to help reduce crime.
If you're looking for something to do Saturday morning, you are in luck.
When lawmakers gave Comptroller Susan Combs more power to spend tax money to attract sporting events and conventions to the state, the idea was to generate economic development in Texas that might go somewhere else.
Pinon charged with murder in the Monday shooting death of Eddie Lopez.
McMurry University's longest serving president has died.
A man was arrested on felony assault charges after strange incident in north Abilene.
A crime committed at 9:00 in the morning is unlikely to go unnoticed, especially when gunshots ring out.
A man was arrested for public intoxication after a woman spotted him trying to climb over her fence.
The rest of the week looks to be cloudy and warm.
Comptroller Susan Combs, the state's chief financial officer, endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 GOP primary for president, telling the Tribune the former Pennsylvania senator is "the only real conservative left in the race."
Monday was the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts.
A new housing development for low-income families is coming to Abilene.
The dry land may be keeping lots of plants from growing, but not wildflowers.
An annual youth job fair in Abilene saw record-low attendance.
Changes to the state's dental medicaid program have flooded phone lines and confused thousands of recipients across the state.
Dentists and patients in Abilene are now scrambling to comply, but one local dental care provider is doing everything in their power to make sure their patients are not left in the dark.
A group of students at Hardin-Simmons University has partnered with Charity Water to bring safe drinking water to everyone.
The "Great Bale Out" grant may not be able to bail as many people out as originally intended.
At the beginning of January the sidewalk in front of Taylor County's Law Enforcement Center shifted nearly 6 inches.
The victim in a fatal shooting in Early this morning has been identified.
Abilene police arrested a 25-year-old man who reportedly ran away when the officers tried to speak with him late Sunday night.
The U.S. Department of Justice has rejected Texas' application for preclearance of its voter ID law, saying the state did not prove that the bill would not have a discriminatory effect on minority voters.
Robert Downing has a message for victims of bullying -- "It's not your fault."
Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen 6.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.65 per gallon yesterday.
Damage was discovered at a vacant rental property in north Abilene.
Officials confirm that one person is dead after a shooting this morning in Early.
A man was arrested for possession of cocaine after being pulled over for speeding.
More than one year after the disappearance of Hailey Dunn, volunteers continue to spread the word in an effort to find her.
Sunny skies may not last long after today, as rain chances look to linger all week.
Man overcomes obstacles and helps others who may be going through what he has experienced.
The pouring rain did not stop people from supporting a good cause Saturday morning.
The downtown Abilene Post Office participated in "Passport Day in the USA."
People in the Big Country Saturday had an opportunity to help women in developing countries around the world.
A local Rotary Club held a special dinner raising funds for a local cause.
A group of twelve cowboys competed in bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding events.
Local woman wants people to know about the blind community and how they can assist them.
The 2012 Professional Roughstock Rodeo is coming through Abilene.
Patrol Deputy Ricky Bishop is speaking out about his candidacy for Taylor County Sheriff.
An innocent bystander's truck was hit by a stray bullet today.
It's Friday, so that means it is time again for Feedback Friday.
While some local college students are heading for the beach this spring break, a few others are helping those affected in last year's devastating wildfires.
Texas Workforce Solutions hosted Abilene's biggest job fair for young people today. They say they're weary, but hopeful, that the job market will improve.
If you've been planning a spring break trip south of the border, you may want to think again.
Abilene Police have issued the following news release regarding the arrest of a suspected shooter stemming from an incident on Sunday
The City of Abilene's financial outlook seems promising after fiscal year calculations showed a $5 million surplus for 2011.
Department of Public Safety investigators have released new information on a deadly traffic accident near Anson that killed four people in late January.
Brown County Sheriff's Deputy Byron Langley responded to a location on a rural county road at approximately 7:11 Wednesday morning regarding theft.
Abilene's unemployment rate rose slightly to 6.2 percent in January, up from 5.7 in December of 2011.
A man was arrested for DWI after a citizen alerted the police that he may have been intoxicated.
Showers and isolated thunderstorms continue throughout the day.