Do you buy the same food every grocery trip? If so, researchers say that can be dangerous for your health.
25-year-old Jason Hood claims he passed out while in jail due to his inability to obtain insulin while there.
The Rattlesnake Roundup is expected to attract around 50,000 people to Sweetwater and many businesses are looking forward to the busy weekend ahead.
He's known around town as Zumba Jason and owns his own Zumba studio inside the Mall of Abilene. He's a busy guy but even with his chaotic schedule, he finds the time to volunteer.
Howard Payne students are headed to South Padre Island for spring break. Their mission: to spread the word of God.
The Brownfield building in Snyder is set to be torn down after being up for sale for five years.
Do you have ab envy? Today's Smart Woman report shows us how to get abs like the movie stars.
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Along with March comes the beginning of spring gardens. Like last year, those at Highland Church Of Christ in Abilene will be working hard outside in their garden.
Set up has begun in Nolan County for the annual rattlesnake round up.
Hendrick Medical Center is preparing for the worst. We get an inside look at how they train for a disaster.
Arrive Alive Tour in town to show college students the dangers of texting while driving.
Getting children to eat healthy meals is not just a problem at home, but also at school. A new study by the Harvard School of Public Health looks at what schoolkids are eating and how healthy changes in the menu are making a difference.
A New Jersey teenager sues her parents for tuition at her private high school, living expenses, and she wants them to commit to paying her college tuition.
KTAB Brownwood Bureau Reporter Kimberly Sears reports from the Brown County Elections Office.
When it comes to fish, what is healthy for your family?
We want to know if you'll be hitting the polls today, or if you've already cast your ballot. Or maybe, you are skipping out this go-round?
Many Have Reported Receiving Phone Calls Asking For Their Personal Information.
Hendrick Hospice Care announced Monday night that they have started plans to construct a new state-of-the-art hospice care facility.
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.
March is National Nutrition month. How can we eat healthy and not let it break the bank?
Spring is not even here yet, but it's time to start thinking about summer. Summer camps, anyway. Do you think summer camps are a fading tradition, or will you be sending your kid this year?
Police is looking for your help in identifying a man related to a forgery case.
Hundreds Came To Honor March 2nd As A Day Of Freedom.
After some wintry weather on Sunday, most Big Country roadways were clear Monday morning
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Saturday's high of 85 gave way to a Monday morning low of 12
It's no surprise that with warmer temperatures, more people are willing to stay out longer.
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.
Mike Holder was fired from the Brown County Sheriff's Department, but now he wants to second the record straight.
If you have road rage or drive a long commute to work, you may be affecting your health.
An Abilene woman volunteers her time to find your missing library books.
When times get tough many people around the world including the Big Country turn to the power of prayer to comfort them. For one McMurry student the power of prayer is not only helping him through a tough period in his life, but he's helping others, as well.
This week on KRBC's Do My Job, Morning Meteorologist Adrian Castellano learns what it takes to run a multiple attraction facility.
Are you bored with the gym? Today's Smart Woman report shows how you can rev up your workout.
More Women Are Obtaining Their CHL In The Last Two Years.
Sometimes we go to work sick or know someone who has, an Abilene doctor speaks about dealing with germs at the office.
Remembering to turn the lights off can save money on the electric bill. But when the day gets busy, it's easy to forget. One Abilene business made the change to automatic lights to conserve energy.
Local Says They Are Receiving The Wrong Prescription From Local Pharmacies.
During cold and flu season most of us either work in close proximity with sick co-workers, or deal with symptoms ourselves. So how do we know whether to stay home, or head in to work when we're feeling ill?
Do you communicate differently in person than on Facebook? We look at why the most introverted of people seem to open up online.
KTAB's investigative reporter, Victor Sotelo, takes a look at how much legal proceedings that require court-appointed attorneys cost tax payers.
Wednesday a judge out of San Antonio said that the ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional and that set waves of opposition and support from across the state. Even churches are standing behind the ruling, in support of the LGBT community.
Holly Firfer takes a look at the latest statistics on obesity in America.
It's no surprise that the increase in oil and gas production means more jobs, and companies in the Abilene area are looking to meet that demand every day.
Gone are the days of cigarette breaks. In fact, many employers say you won't be considered for a job, even if you only light up in the privacy of your own home.
Dyess Receiving Honor For The Resource's Their Chapel Provides
The owners of Gene's Campers & Repair is closing its doors Friday to focus on a medical ministry they started years ago.
After two bus accidents in two days, an AISD school bus driver asks that motorists be more cautious when driving around school buses.
This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Today's Smart Woman report explains what signs and symptoms you should be looking for in your children.
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Many of us consider our pets to be members of the family, which means we often treat them like humans. But do you believe that your pet has feelings and emotions?
City Council will vote to take steps towards the revitalization of the Lincoln Middle School building.
New Tablets At The Dinner Table Have People Questioning The Meaning Of Family Time. Others, Like Them.
Some people in the Big Country are turning to e-cigarettes to help them quit smoking.
Former Ringo Drilling employees that were laid off nearly two weeks ago received some help Monday afternoon in finding work elsewhere.
Taking over the counter pain medication during pregnancy may cause your child to develop ADHD.
We've all been there--you wake up feeling under the weather and drag yourself to the office anyway. So why do so many of us head into work while sick?
After The Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting, Gun Sales Were Off The Charts, Now They Have Stabilized.
Bullying across the country is rising and for many making it through a school day is rough. One of Hardin-Simmons' band students knows that all too well, but he has persevered and is now enjoying the fruits of his labor.
Almost Seven Months After His Disappearance And Brandon's Family Still Doesn't Have Answers.
KRBC Morning Meteorologist Adrian Castellano learns how to bag minnows at a local bait shop.
The SWAT Team or police officials often use force to gain access to apprehend a suspect. If they damage your property while doing so, they are no responsible to pay for the damages.
A nationwide growing problem with heroin usage is mirrored in the Big Country, specifically Abilene.
A new charter school in Brown County is giving students another route to their education.
Many people are paying up so they don't get locked up.
The winter games are still underway. Today's smart woman report shows how you can train like a winter athlete.
Guinn Family says their pit bull, Tito, saved their family from an intruder.
Local store in Abilene is looking forward to Spring and hoping for better business.
Kids and credit cards--doesn't sound like the best mix. But at some point, they need to learn the ins and outs of money management.
Brownwood ISD may no longer use Cullen's store for their cafeteria needs.
Friends of Halston Metheny talk about her sweet spirit and ability to make others smile.
The Centers for Disease Control say that the flu hasn't been as bad as years past, but they do say that it has targeted a specific group.
The Texas A&M Forest Service fire danger map classifies Taylor County as a"Very High" fire risk area.
Dr. Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan and Her Son Speak At The 10th Annual Autism Extravaganza.
Medical professionals at Hendrick Medical Center are practicing what they preach, by participating in a challenge to get fit and healthy.
The war on drugs is a long fought battle, and between the Abilene Police Department and heads shops in town selling synthetic cannabis. That war came head to head in June. With a ordinance that moved head shops away from industrial areas, the department has not received an emergency medical call involving synthetic pot since October.
Simple, but unknown errors can drastically affect a person's credit score and possibly cost he or she hundreds, if not, thousands of dollars.
A Midland man was killed Tuesday afternoon when his historic airplane crashed south of the Breckenridge airport.
Today's Smart Woman report assesses how a sedentary work atmosphere can lead to disability.
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.
KTAB's Victor Sotelo takes a look at some unique displays at the Farm, Ranch, and Wildlife Expo.
Newlyweds Get Ready To Begin Foster Parent Training
The TSTC flight school located at Abilene Regional Airport will close on April 30th. Then, there will be only one pilot training facility in Abilene.
As heart month continues, we'll discuss which foods will help keep your heart healthy in today's Smart Woman report.
Most Americans say they plan to invest their tax returns this year.
There is more winter warmth for Tuesday's forecast with a high of 81 degrees.
Thieves Have Broken Into Seven Post Offices In The Last Two Days.
Firefighters from across the state started fires to help learn how to properly fight them.
North Abilene businesses are optimistic due to the growth of major employers in the area.
Doctors are testing a new way to alleviate heart failure.
In the middle of Abilene is a stretch of road with historic significance.
Barr Roofing is looking for Sheet Metal Roofers as well as Commercial Built Roofers.
A weak cold front moving through the Big Country Monday morning will make temperatures slightly cooler, putting the high in the low 70s, as apposed to the 80s like on Sunday.
It's time to book your Spring Break getaway. Travel experts say airfare will jump by the end of February.
You could get a cash reward this week for anonymous information that helps police arrest and charge a suspect in a recent credit card abuse case.
Clear Skies And Bright Sunshine Brought An Increase In Business And An Increase In Traffic.
Hundreds Came Out For The Unique Displays At Craftapalozza
The trial not only took it's toll for family and friends of Tiffany Klapheke, but the twelve jurors, as well. One of them, Elizabeth McDonald opened up to us about the experience of being a part of the trial.
Victor Sotelo sat down with Tiffany Klapheke after she was found guilty of injury to a child resulting in death.
February is heart month and the perfect time to focus on protecting the hearts of those we love. Health experts say many of us listen to the myths instead of facts about heart health.
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner has released the preliminary autopsy report for the man who was found deceased in his home on Twin Oaks Drive on February 4.
This week on KRBC's Do My Job, Morning Meteorologist Adrian Castellano attempts to make the perfect Valentine's Day bouquet
Windy weather conditions expected for Valentine's Day with a high in the upper 60s.
Valentine's Day, whether you love it or hate it, means big business for many industries. But now some are celebrating with "Anti-Valentine's Day" festivities.
The Abilene 911 Center has the technology, the people, and the passion on hand ready to take on any tragedy that you throw their way.
A Non-Profit that brings beautiful dresses into the hands of women and girls that don't normally get the chance to slip into an evening gown. For Valentine's Day they are throwing their second annual Masquerade Ball to help them bring back some of the help they have brought to so many.
The Rate Of Minimum Wage In Texas Is $7.25 An Hour, Many Are Barely Getting By On It.
As a Valentine's Day tribute, today's Smart Woman Report talks about how to get rid of your love handles.
For the past decade energy efficient appliances have become more popular as homeowner find the appliances to be most cost effective.
Retailers anticipate Americans will spend a whopping $17.3 billion on heart-day presents this year. How much will you dish out?
In one weekend more than $3,500 worth of valuables were stolen from one bar parking lot. While car break ins have had a steady number, this past month car break ins at bar parking lots spiked.
A new K-9 unit will have criminals with their tails between their legs.
Keeping kids cavity free is extremely important. Today's smart woman report focuses on the number one chronic disease in children, tooth decay.
When it comes to matters of the heart, new research reveals that height really does matter when it comes to finding a mate.
So far, the district's had four snow closures. With two days taken care of, it must now move forward in supplementing the remaining two days.
Being safe on the road applies to everyone, including emergency responders.
Valentine's day is approaching. How is your love life affecting your health?
Is your significant other cheating? On your finances that is. More than half of us cop to hiding a small purchase or two.
Many Locals Say They Have Seen Coyotes In Their Backyard And By The Playground Of Wyllie High School
A 3-year-old little girl was found on Saturday by two strangers stuck in ice on her bicycle at the intersection of South 11th Street and Rodgers Street.
The Abilene police department and the City Marshals Office responded to nearly 70 collisions from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, APD says.
Do you generally use credit, debit, or cash when making quick purchases? If you prefer plastic, and a thief goes on a shopping spree with your card, you could you be responsible for the charges.
Freezing fog and freezing drizzle can be expected around the Big Country Monday morning, but should end by noon. However, a wintery mix of sleet and possibly snow is expected overnight.
A man and his dog are walking across the country to raise money for wounded service men and women.
'Pilots N Paws' Team Up With Local Animal Shelters To Help Bring Animals To New Homes Nationwide.
A Coleman woman has been arrested for shooting a man in central Abilene early Saturday night, APD says.
After postponing its start date due to below freezing temperatures, the carnival set up at North 1st in the old Kmart parking lot opened to a sunny day.
Joseph Thomas Foundation Holds 7th Annual Triathlon To Remember The Life Of Young Thomas.
A couple from California decided that after being welcomed by the Salvation Army, in Abilene, they've decided that this is the place for them.
KTAB Brownwood bureau reporter Kimberly Sears takes a look at how some businesses are seeing an increase in customers as the temperature decreases.
Can wearing a patch be enough to cure peanut allergies? Today's Smart Woman report takes a look at the possibilities.
A carnival in Abilene is off to a slow start because of the low temperatures and snowy weather.
Abilene Regional Airport firefighters rushed to assist a plane Friday morning when a pilot reported an emergency.
KRBC Morning Meteorologist Adrian Castellano finds out baking sweet treats can be much easier than decorating them
Snow really is a rarity here in West Texas. So we want to know--do you love it? Or are you counting down the minutes until it melts away?
Brownwood High School Principal, Bill Faircloth, will be retiring at the end of the school year.
Roses are popular gifts come Valentines Day, but there are other options if you’re running out of ideas.
Back in October Officer Sid Reyes was in the middle of a controversy after he pepper sprayed a deaf man. Now, now nearly four months later Reyes is retiring.
Driving in these types of conditions is something that even veteran truck drivers say you can never really master.
Medical testing can be stressful for both the patient and family. But now, Hendrick Medical Center is introducing a new take on traditional CT scans, leaving patients feeling relaxed and even encouraged.
Following last Sunday's icy weather, TxDOT anticipated another winter storm to follow and prepared accordingly.
February is a time to celebrate Black History Month. Many schools and universities hold events to remember where America once was to where it is now. Howard Payne celebrated today in a special way.
A new study finds that monitoring a person's blood pressure should start decades earlier than most people think.
Mission Abilene Starts National Movement In Abilene To Inspire People To Conquer Their Goals
Facebook is celebrating its 10th birthday Tuesday. In the past decade, the site has grown from serving university students to billions of people around the world.
Getting a dental check up means more than having your teeth and gums prodded and poked. Dentists also screen for cancer.
Learn how to keep your kiddo's teeth healthy this month.
Alyssa Derrick came by KTAB 4U and showed some Valentine's treats you can make with your kiddos for the special day.
Jason Beard from Cordell's stopped by the studio to tell us about the perfect presents for Valentine's Day.
The social network, co-founded by Mark Zuckerberg in a Harvard dorm room, turned 10 Tuesday. Now, Facebook has 1.2 billion users. So why do you log-on?
Mother Nature is fickle and can change at any minute. So that means be ready for anything at any time. What's the best way to survive a surprise weather event?
The Texas restaurant industry is expected to see growth in sales volume, employment and employment growth in 2014.
Do you think the HPV vaccine, which helps protect against the sexually transmitted infection, promotes unsafe sex among teenage girls?
The city of Brownwood has taken a step closer to securing a United Supermarket.
A local north Abilene bar is using NFL's biggest weekend to help raise money for a little girl with a rare heart condition.
How Much Snow, Sleet, and Ice Is In The Forecast?
The American Legion and Texas Veterans Held Annual TET Reunion At The Taylor County Expo Center.
With an announcement from McMurry University on Friday that they were withdrawing their bid from division II to a division III. Many of their athletes might be wondering where they stand as the university tries to remain financially stable.
The father of 20-year-old Daniel Becker says while his son is guilty of the crime he's accused of, he had reasons for his actions and shouldn't be judged so harshly by the public.
More than one-third of U.S. children are overweight or obese. According to a new study, signs of this can be detected early.
The Air Force is making improvements to its fleet of B-1 bombers.
More Americans are using tanning beds than previously reported.
KRBC Morning Meteorologist Adrian Castellano learns what it takes to be a volunteer at the Humane Society
The high for Friday will be 15 to 20 degrees above average fro this time of years at 80 degrees.
The new technology of e-cigarettes is taking off across the nation, as a what some are saying is a newer and safer alternative to regular smoking. As Stogies found out, the demand for the e-cigarettes is booming in the Key City.
Eating out can be a time saver, but healthy choices can be hard to find. Today's Smart Woman report shows how to make smart choices when ordering out.
Online you can find website listing plants that are suppose to help with allergies, but do they work?
DPS is offering free voter ID cards for those who do not own a government-issued ID.
Why did you choose to live where you do? Did climate and weather have anything to do with it?
It will be warm and windy Thursday afternoon with a high of 71.
Some Big Country pharmacists say cold medicine can be as dangerous as alcohol, if used improperly.
The mayors of three West Texas cities came together on Wednesday to formally announce the beginning of a working relationship between Midland, San Angelo, and Abilene to help combat the water crisis.
What's the best way to prevent or treat the common cold?
One part of the jury selection process involved having prospective jurors fill out a questionnaire based on this specific case. We shared that questionnaire on our website and on Facebook, and since then, we've received a lot of feedback from viewers.
What are your thoughts on parental controls? Should parents just be able to trust their kids with gadgets? Or should they keep a close on on what their kiddos are doing online?
There are warmer temperatures in the forecast for Wednesday, with highs reaching near 50 degrees.
An Abilene Mobile Home Went Down In Flames Leaving A Family With Nothing, Still They Are Optimistic.
It's cutting edge research that could change the future. An Iowa company is developing a new cancer treatment aimed at training the immune system to fight cancer.
January is National Blood Donors' Month, and it's also one of the few months out of the year when local blood centers are the lowest on supply.
Construction on Lamar Street in Sweetwater continues despite the cold weather.
One couple's desire to start a family took patience and passports.
Hawley High School is raising money for their seniors to have a field trip through a game of donkey basketball.
Americans plan on spending nearly $37-billion dollars to prove their love this February 14th--an average of $213 per person.
Members of The 9th Bomb Squadron arrive home on Sunday morning after 6 months.
Tiffany Klapheke's trial is scheduled to begin Monday, January 27th.
Abilene Police have arrested the man in connection with a shooting Saturday evening.
Rattlesnake Gassing Outlaw Will Affect The Progress Of Cancer Research.
One arrest has been made in connection to shattered windows, but police say it's not linked to the most recent BB gun crime spree.
E-cigarettes are gaining popularity, but in today's Smart Woman report we're learning they may not be as safe as they claim to be.
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.
There is some good news for the Abilene economy. The Texas Workforce Commission reports that the Abilene unemployment rate dropped to 4.4 percent in December.
After drunken-driving charges and resisting arrest, do you think Bieber Fever is cooling down a bit?
KRBC Morning Meteorologist Adrian Castellano learns this week how to take care of his pest problems.
In 2009, the city of Abilene began a 11-phased project to give residents at Lake Fort Phantom Hill the opportunity to own their property instead of leasing it. Five years later, and the project continues.
Whether it's being stranded by your car on the side of the road or the zombie outbreak finally reaching the Big Country, there's no telling what you might need to know basic survival skills for. Heather Reed, the Site Manager for the Buffalo Gap Historic Village wants to teach folks just like you how to prepare for the worst.
Are you needing a better nights sleep?. Today's Smart Woman report discusses several ways that we could help us catch better Zs.
Two members of the US Congress have scheduled meetings with voters and tax-payers around the Big Country.
Law Enforcement And Driving Schools Are Taking Aggressive Approaches to Enforce Seat Belt Wearing.
It is cold and flu season, which means Big Country pharmacies are staying stocked with over the counter medications, but local health experts say it's easy to overdo it.
10 Year old Emily Carrizalez decided that after seeing a commercial for St. Jude's Children's Hospital, she decided to ask her grandmother to teach her how to crotchet, so she put her fingers to work and started making scarves to raise money for the family and kids in the hospital.
Every year, taxpayers make costly mistakes when filing their taxes, whether they hire a "professional", file online or attempt to do it themselves.
Taylor County is stretching their budget to allow for nearly 9 million dollars to go towards operating the jail in 2014.
Sometimes mistaken as the common cold, doctors are warning against an illness that they say is harmful to children.
Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick visited Abilene Wednesday morning to discuss the current state and future of the oil and gas industry.
It will be warm Wednesday afternoon with highs in the low 60s under partly cloudy skies.
A Local Man Who Once Called The Streets His Home Is Given A Second Chance With The Help of Kind People.
A public meeting was held tonight to discuss proposed attendance boundary changes for Craig Middle School and Mann Middle School. If approved, at least 80 students will be transferred from Craig to Mann next school year.
Hubbard Creek Reservoir in Stephens County has been hit hard by the drought. Less water means fewer visitors the area, causing a decline in business for restaurants, hotels, bait shops, and others.
The Abilene Fire Department says the city of Abilene is among one of eighteen communities that has the best property insurance rates in Texas.
Skipping meals may seem like a good weight loss strategy, but it can actually backfire. Today's Smart Woman report explains.
Abilene community leaders delivered the annual State of the City address Tuesday morning.
New research reveals access to guns is linked to an increase in suicide and murder.
Temperatures will be cooler Tuesday than they were Monday, with highs reaching up intro the upper 50s.
The 34th Annual MLK March was held today in Abilene. Dozens of people came out to join in on the remembrance of the civil rights activist.
The second annual Martin Luther King Junior parade was held in Brownwood Monday.
Recent Government Warnings Suggest Tobacco Is Even More Dangerous Now
Concussions take a toll on families. And now players are bigger and faster and there is a connection to the dangers your kids face in sports every day.
A home has been damaged and two mobile homes destroyed in a fire at Hubbard Creek Reservoir near Breckenridge in Stephens County.
The Abilene Black Chamber of Commerce is hosting their 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day City Wide Banquet Monday night.
Parades and celebrations are going on across the state to honor Martin Luther King, Jr.
No matter who you're rooting for, you most likely have a tradition for watching the biggest football game of the year.
Temperatures will be unseasonably warm Monday, with temperatures climbing into the low 70s.
The city of Cisco is honoring a man who served for their fire department decades ago.
You could get a cash reward for anonymous tips that help police solve a debit card abuse case. To provide anonymous information, visit AbileneCrimeStoppers.com or on the phone at 676-TIPS or 676-8477.
The West Texas Rehabilitation Center’s 44th annual telethon and auction Saturday raised over $1.28 million dollars.
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.
Jacob Bradford - Nicole Keller is wanting to help other military families that have lost their loved ones. After losing her husband in a traffic accident one year to the day; she has organized a 5k to benefit foundations that help surviving family of military members.
Christopher Webster is charged with a felony count of burglary with the intent to commit assault, but he shares in a jail interview that he is innocent and was not involved in the crime.
Fifty years after the U.S. Surgeon General first linked smoking to lung cancer, a new report from the Surgeon General now shows smoking is even more dangerous than previously believed.
Just how well is the city of Brownwood doing? Mayor Stephen Haynes talked about the good and the bad in his annual update.
About 150 People Came To Voice Their Opinion On The Controversial Topic Of Gassing.
Friday morning, the judge presiding over the case against Tiffany Klapheke conducted a pre-trial hearing at the Taylor County Courthouse.
KRBC Meteorologist Adrian Castellano attempts to deliver burgers to hungry customers.
Lay's is bringing back the "Do Us a Flavor" contest. What flavor would you like to see hit the shelves?
There will be more sunshine for Friday afternoon, with temperatures in the upper 50s.
Bob Keith was sitting in his recliner when his world turned into something he might have experienced in a war. He was tied by his hands and feet, and his eyes covered. Keith was left in a closet for, what police say, was 15 hours.
Home invasions may not be on the rise in Abilene, and the chances of being involved in one are small, but Abilene police chief, Stan Standridge wants residents to be aware of what to do if targeted.
We are now a few weeks into the new year and many of you have already started to take on healthy resolutions. But two women at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse have an important message before you get too far.
Bob Keith hands are swollen, and have blisters from the cable that was warped around his hands. He has trouble walking because he says his feet and ankles have the same injuries.
Even with the holidays behind us, children will still be playing with their toys everyday. Each toy is made from different material. Some are better for the environment than others.
The Eastland Police Department is finishing up their investigating of claims that kidnapping and assault suspect Clayton Fought should have already been in jail before the attack on a pre-teen girl back on January 5.
The cold weather can bring plenty of trouble, from dangerous road conditions, to freezing pipes. But Old Man Winter can also do a number on your skin, and lotion may not be as helpful as you think.
From the first contraction, to when you finally take your new bundle of joy home--how much does childbirth cost?
A weak cold front moving through the Big Country Thursday will keep temperatures from climbing above the low 60s.
One Abilene family says a donation was made to a local organization by mistake, by someone they say isn't mentally capable of making such a decision. The question is, "are they entitled to the items donated?".
More Abilene windows have been busted out with a BB gun.
Tuesday night's fire in Colorado City completely destroys two homes and heavily damages another.
A warning from the Food and Drug Administration concerning a popular pain reliever. The agency is asking doctors to stop prescribing combination drugs that contain large doses of acetaminophen, also known as brand name Tylenol.
The manager for ACCO Farm and Ranch Center Kevin Jackson explained that many people are switching to back yard farming for organic reasons, because raising the animals themselves let's them know exactly what's going into their bodies.
Hubbard Creek Reservoir is only 24% full, which is causing concern for Abilene water officials.
The city of Breckenridge is continuing with the plan to utilize water from Lake Daniels to help slow the rapid decrease of lake levels in Hubbard Creek Reservoir.
Farmers and Ranchers Struggle To Maintain Their Livestock And Grounds Due To Water Shortage.
Controversy is stirring up after the chef at a fine dining restaurant in Chicago tweeted about the stress of crying tikes in his fancy establishment.
A fire quickly spread from one home to the next destroying and damaging more.
Sunny and dry weather continues for Wednesday, with a high near 60 degrees.
Fire Fighters rushed to put out a house fire in Colorado City off of Lake County Road 252.
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.
Health experts recommend that adults eat about 2 cups of fruits and up to 3 cups of vegetables each day. Often we're encouraged to reach for ones that are rich and deep in color. But the winter months offer other produce options that may not be as flashy, but are still good for our health.
A second home break-in with people inside has surfaced in an area in north Abilene.
Experts say, now's the time to score a deal on filing your taxes.
Another weak cold front is moving through the Big Country Tuesday, so temperatures will only climb up into the lower 60s.
Today, law enforcement agencies across the country joined in observing 'National Amber Alert Awareness Day'. The system was established in 2002, and shortly after that, Texas had it's first amber alert activation.
Taylor Alliance Of Prevention Starts Underage Drinking Campaign
January is Folic Acid Awareness Month. And although it may sound a little dangerous, folic acid is an essential ingredient for our bodies, especially for women of child-bearing age.
Investigators are still determining the cause of a house fire in Abilene that forced 4 people from their home.
Abilene's Public Works Department started a project Monday morning that will help enhance several blocks of South 1st.
Researchers say a simple, self-administered test can help spot cognitive changes. The four page test, which was given to people 50 and older, measured language, reasoning, problem solving, and memory.
Abilene ISD school board members to hear report on the potential development for a Standardized Dress Code at Abilene middle schools Monday evening.
Most shoppers say they came in at or under budget for holiday spending. What about you?
Volunteers Renovate Apartments For New Beginnings Big Country To Help Women Get Their Life Back After Jail.
A recent convenience store robbery is this week's Abilene Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week.
The Texas Gun and Knife Association Show is experiencing a decrease in sales over last year.
The Cross Plains Volunteer Fire Department is building a new fire station and is needing the help from the community to raise funds.
The Lego Mindstorm Robotics competition brought hundreds of area kids together to showcase their inventions.
It's almost showtime in Ballinger. An old theater is getting a facelift in preparation for its grand opening next week.
Whether it's the missing persons cases or one like the attempted murder of the girl in Eastland county, comments about those cases almost instantly become rampant on social media. While some of the attention is good for those affected, some of it can be distressing for family and victims.
New jobs are headed to Coleman with a new industrial plant opening by the end of the month. Coleman is counting on Jal Welding Machine Works to have a positive economic impact.
Grackles fly around the Big Country in flocks of hundreds. Besides their loud noises, their droppings could cause a health hazard.
Searching for a fresh look in the new year? There is a a new FDA approved cosmetic product for the face that combats aging.
Best Windows and Floors When Building A Home
Do you think online dating is becoming the norm?
The high Friday will be near 70 degrees, with winds from 15 to 20 mph.
The beginning of the year is the perfect time for cyber thieves to begin circulating new and old scams.
A new ambulance service is providing coverage in the city of Coleman and Coleman county.
The positive I.D. is something the Comanche County authorities knew since last October. However, Amber Lowery brother says after leaving several messages, he had to go to Comanche County to find out.
The Abilene City Council Thursday morning approved plans for a new winery and special event center in downtown Abilene.
According to CareerCast.com, the most stressful occupations of 2014 include some obvious ones, like military work, police officers, and firefighters.
There was some patchy, dense fog across the Big Country Thursday morning, but the sun should make a bit of an appearance later in the day.
If you're starting out the new year with a cough or a sniffle, you're not alone. It is officially cold and flu season,and Big Country hospitals are seeing a growing number of patients rushing in with influenza.
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.
On Wednesday, people watching KRBC during "Revolution," may have seen an Anson native on their screen. It might have just been a split second, but that second is a passion for Vance W. Boyd.
It's been nearly six months since the disappearance of Amber Lowery. Today, it was confirmed by investigators in Comanche County that the remains found near the Lowery residence last July are that of Amber.
Friends of missing HSU graduate Brendan John Boyd are working hard to keep his name out there in hopes to find him safe.
Recent controversies regarding "gassing" snakes has lead to a proposed law that would prohibit this method, possibly hurting the annual Rattlesnake Roundup.
Several companies are having to pay up after false advertising.
Several companies are having to pay up, after some false advertising, promising easy weight loss with just a small pill.
Wednesday morning will start off mostly cloudy, but cloud cover will decrease throughout the afternoon.
The flu season came a little early this year, but its yet to even begin to reach its peak. And officials say without the flu vaccine, people of all ages could be hit hard.
Unsettling information is uncovered about the suspect in the sexual assault case of an Eastland county girl.
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.
Texas counties are eligible for a grant that can help repair roads caused by the increased oil and gas production.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control finds tens of millions of Americans are consuming too much alcohol.
The man who is charged with three felonies in connection with an attack against a preteen girl in Cisco rejected our request for an interview.
A home in Brownwood is destroyed after catching fire Monday night.
Family, friends and strangers pray for Eastland County Victim and celebrate her birthday.
Eastland county girl recovers in Cook Children's Medical Center after being kidnapped, sexually assaulted and stabbed Sunday.
Even though she's in a Fort Worth hospital on her birthday, members at a Cisco church gathered tonight to celebrate the birthday of a 12-year-old girl who was kidnapped and stabbed on yesterday.
Three Robberies Involving ATMs Occur In One Month Bringing Concern To Locals.
Clayton Fought has been charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault of a child, and attempted capital murder of a 12-year-old child. KTAB's Victor Sotelo spoke with Fought's brother about the crime.
A 12-year-old girl is spending her birthday at a hospital in Fort Worth Monday after she was kidnapped and left to die near a lake Sunday afternoon.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there's been an increase in flu activity over the past few weeks. Twenty states are now experiencing high influenza like illness with hundreds of hospitalizations.
Monday morning started off bitterly cold, and temperatures will not warm up much throughout the day.
Organizations received an overflow of support during the holiday season, but places such as Salvation Army are asking people to continue to volunteer.
Friends And McMurry Faculty Came Out To Honor Lauren Bump By Hosting A Silent Walk.
Local Gym Continues To Go Green
San Antonio police have arrested a suspect in connection with the murder of former McMurry University student Lauren Bump.
A man is dead after a crash on highway 70 in Sweetwater. Traffic was shut down for hours. A second passenger was transported by helicopter to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries.
The New Year brings revisions to the Texas gun laws.
Faculty at McMurry University remembers Lauren Bump, who was a 2010 graduate of McMurry, as a hard working Christian. For her college deans, they believe that her potential was cut way too short.
New turf is being installed at Brownwood ISD's Gordon Wood Stadium. Crews are hard at work getting it all laid out.
It's going on the ninth day since Hardin Simmons graduate, Brendan John Boyd, was heard from by friends and family. Abilene police and those close to him are asking for the public's help in locating him.
You've heard of people addicted to drugs, alcohol and gambling. Now there's more and more evidence that people can be addicted to food.
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.
Talking about the birds and bees can be awkward, so who should take the reigns?
There will be more sunshine Friday with a high of 57, though winds will be gusty at 20 to 30 mph.
Brown County is filled with artistic people. Every first Thursday of each month, their talent is showcased at the Brownwood Art Association in downtown Brownwood.
By now, cotton season here in West Texas is usually over, and farmers have moved on to sowing the next crop. But that's not the case this go around due to recent winter storms.
Sonja Dunham has one goal for her Jeep in May, to fill it with donations for the Ronald McDonald house in Ft. Worth. All of this to help the ones who helped her when she needed it most.
In January many of us make a goal for the New Year and for a lot of people that goal is getting in shape. Today's Smart Woman Report tells us how to get your mind set on getting fit, and keeping with it.
We are beginning the new year with deficits in all of the city's primary sources of water.
Pot is now being sold legally at 18 shops across Colorado; will this be the case in Texas, someday?
If you're like most Americans, this week you begin your New Year's resolution to drop a few pounds. Big Country health experts say it's important to stick to a realistic routine, and avoid crash diets.
The cold front that came through Wednesday evening will make for a chilly Thursday afternoon with a high of 46 degrees.
Identical Twin Babies Born Just Seconds Apart Give Them Different Birth Years.
It's been official for almost 24 hours now. 2 014 is here. But before we go any further into the new year, let's take a look back at some of the top stories that came from the Big Country in 2013.
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.
Restaurants in Brown County are making new year's resolutions. KTAB Brownwood Bureau Reporter Kimberly Sears has the story.
If your plan is to lose a few pounds this year, today's Smart Woman Report shares valuable information about heading out to the gym.
Hannah Grace Reed was born at 11:59 p.m. on New Year's Eve, 2013; her identical twin sister, Danielle Lyn, was born at 12:00 a.m., New Year's Day, 2014.
Locals Share Memories About Their Experiences Dating Back To The 1930's At The Art Center.
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.
New Year's Resolutions are often made, but in very few cases do people see their resolution to the end. One Abilene woman is the exception, and is happy with the progress she's made on her 2013 fitness resolution.
The number of DWI arrests in 2013 has dropped slightly since last year, the Abilene Police Department says.
Some very special women with an historic connection to the Big Country will get special honors during a nationally-televised New Year's parade.
Is it fair game for companies to put expiration dates on their gift cards, as long as it's printed clearly?
More sunshine can be expected for Tuesday afternoon, as well as warmer temperatures compared to Monday.
While it's not 4th of July, the sale of fireworks is very much normal this time of year. But for one of two stands open today, business wasn't booming.
A family in Snyder is counting its blessings after a fire engulfed their home the night before Christmas Eve.
The CDC says the flu virus is now widespread in 10 states. That includes Pennsylvania, where a pregnant nurse is out of a job this morning. The reason: she refused to get a flu shot.
Abilene Police is looking for people to help identify a person of interest linked to a recent forgery case that happened Thursday, November 10.
Lois Preslar Has Huge Birthday Bash To Celebrate Turning One Hundred Years Old.
The community of Cross Plains reflects on the painful memory of the fire that tore through their town eight years ago.
Katie Gibson is a senior at Aspermont High School and every year she's won the All-American Mascot Award. For her final year in high school she's headed to Orlando, Florida to represent Aspermont in the pre-game show performance.
Hailey Dunn went missing December 27th 2010 and her hometown community of Colorado City is still hoping for closure.
How To Protect Your Fountains When It Gets Cold
KTAB'S Victor Sotelo finds out what is more popular in Abilene.
Living in a more rural area of the country it's no surprise that wild animals come into town. But, for one North Abilene woman seeing fox in her yard had her and her neighbors trying to get the critter out.
Right now you can find Christmas decorations marked down, but once those items are taken down there's only one business in town that will still be celebrating Christmas.
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.
A seventh grader from Brownwood gets a Christmas surprise.
Joe Emory started collecting Santa Claus figures in 1961, he now has about 500 Santas.
Many people in the big country are giving back this Christmas. St. John's United Methodist Church in Stamford prepared warm meals for the community.
One heart patient survived to see another Christmas thanks to a life saving vest. See how this breakthrough technology works.
It's a holiday tradition for many in Abilene to drive through Christmas Lane at the Abilene State Supported Living Center. In case you ddin't make it out there, you can experience it from the comfort of your home. Videographer Jon Howell takes us there.
For the past four Christmas season's, the community has honored first responders by placing blue lights outside their homes.
As Abilene ISD wrapped up its school year, Taylor Elementary 5th grade students focused on a service project, sharing their Christmas spirit in a unique way.
Piano Man has shoppers feeling the Holiday joy no matter how hectic the Mall is
Many missing persons cases involve those who have dementia and Alzheimer's diseases. Because their safety is so critical to their health, a police department in Texas has developed a wristband tracking system.
A Snyder family is without their home on Christmas Eve after a fire destroys it.
Jessica Cortez-Galdan is only in town for the holidays, but is planning an impromptu Christmas celebration for those in need.
There is a unique Christmas tree in Callahan County, but even more unique is the story behind it.
Christmas Decor Decorates House of Family With Deployed Loved One.
A handful of nuts every day could keep some allergies away. According to a new study, children of women who eat nuts while pregnant may be less likely to have nut allergies.
People continue scrambling to check their accounts and have been since last week. Local banks such as Western Bank responded to over 25 calls from customers concerned about their accounts.
With Christmas falling on a weekday, shopping on a weekend proved to be critical for many shoppers.
Abilene Police is looking for information that can help police arrest and charge a suspect in a recent credit card abuse case.
Many parents were out shopping Saturday for the annual Brown County Toys for Kids Drive.
A Cisco father asked for our help this holiday season. His only Christmas wish was that his children got a piece of the holiday that they deserve. KTAB and a few special donors partnered to make that happen.
Michael Ruth has been deployed for eight months and he's missed his daughter's second birthday and the birth of his son. But, Friday Ruth made it home to the Big Country to spend the Christmas Holidays with his family.
One fundraiser for a Big Country school is proving to have a bigger impact as opposed to hosting several throughout the school year.
Don Denny, Abilene crossing guard, keeps the intersection of Yorktown and Ambler smiling throughout the school year with his cheerful greetings.
Many of the public school students in the Big Country are getting out of class early Friday for the long Christmas break.
There will be cooler temperatures by Friday afternoon as the cold front moves through, with highs in the upper 40s.
A man in Winters is on the hunt for treasure that has been buried since the Louisiana Purchase was bought back when Jefferson was in office. His maps that he made to find the loot, but getting to the first half is a little hard.
Thornton's Department Store closed more than 20 years ago, but its infamous Christmas display can still be seen at one Abilene business.
Target announced that between November 27th and December 15th around 40 million card accounts were compromised due to a data breach.
It's that time of year again when sickness spreads. One pharmacy says that you're holidays will be more joyous if you get your flu shot.
New state of the art Flying J Travel Center and Truck Stop will begin breaking ground in Cisco in early 2014.
Brown County Sheriff's Officers say a Brownwood motel manager alerted some drug suspects when he learned that officers were on the way to the motel.
From an at risk high school student, to a college graduate. One of the original Freedom Writers shares his story.
With Christmas around the corner many families are scrambling to try and afford gifts. Thankfully, people in Brown county have donated to the "Toys for Kids" drive that helps families in need this time of year.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the US now a new study shows heart disease may put older women at risk for dementia.
Because of a TxDot grant, the Taylor County Sheriff Office will have more deputies patrolling for DWIs this holiday season.
The goal every year for Salvation Army Bell Ringers is about $100,000 in Abilene, they say they are not even close.
Residents of an Eastland County apartment complex are angry about a water situation.
Wild Bill's Pawn Shop Reports Names And Items In a Database That Police Use To Catch Thieves.
Abilene police arrested two women on burglary charges after a foot chase in northwest Abilene.
The unseasonable warmth continues Wednesday afternoon all across the Big Country with a high of 70 degrees.
US 84 over pass at 1-20 will undergo updates, TxDOT says.
A gripping and direct public service announcement on child abuse has people in the Big Country responding online. While opinions on the topic & the PSA are mixed, one specific agency is being faulted for its part in fighting child abuse.
Effective January 1st, a percentage of property taxes will be placed in a separate fund called a TIRZ to allow for city improvements.
Teachers help families feed their children during Christmas break.
Popular soap products claim that they can protect users from germs and sickness, but the FDA isn't so sure the claim is true.
It looks like more people are re-wrapping secondhand presents and passing them along to loved ones this Christmas.
A beautiful Tuesday can be expected with highs in the upper 60s under sunny skies.
Children from Hendrick Home for Children go caroling around Abilene
Regional Victim Crisis Center Has Teamed Up With APD and The Abilene Theater Group To Create Impacting PSA.
There is a serious problem in Abilene, and people are not talking about it. But those who witness the child abuse every day, want to bring it to the community's attention. They hope two new public service announcements will do exactly that and put a stop to the rise in child abuse.
A Nolan County family is spending their holidays a little different this year. A family member is still in an Atlanta hospital after a near-death experience late August.
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.
This time of year, though fun, can bring high expectations, and financial pressure. So the question is--are you spending less this Christmas compared to last year?
Beautiful weather is expected for Monday afternoon with temperatures climbing into the mid 60s.
Dozens Came Out To Lay Their Wreaths Down In Honor Of A Veteran.
It was only a few months ago that Royce Curtis was called out of retirement to serve as the interim principal at Bonham Elementary School in Abilene. Today, teachers and students there bid him a farewell as they prepare to welcome a new principal next year.
Early Friday morning, a woman woke up to the sound of gunshots and to the male suspects attempting to steal her truck.
An Abilene hospital is going digital--with medication, that is. Hendrick Medical Center is introducing a new system to track medication for patients. Nora Hartfeil has the story.
Texting and driving...It's always a dangerous combo. But our question is, who is more guilty of distractions behind the wheel---teens or adults?
An Early, TX man choreographed lights to classic Christmas tunes for the CMS Home Health Care center.
These four men served the Abilene community for 30 plus years.
Every year, the people of the Big Country donate toys and join in on the season of giving. One toy helps to make Christmas that much better for hundred of children who away from their families.
KRBC News and the Food Bank of West Central Texas have raised together more than 125,000 meal through the Share Your Christmas. Many people who donated were able to donate with out much of a second thought, but for others they put strangers before themselves.
An elderly man in Snyder died from an apartment fire early Tuesday morning.
Four high school students are in town to tour Hardin-Simmons University's International Astronomical Search Collaboration.
The owners of the Texas Theater in Dallas are paying for a new, corrected version of the historical marker at the front door.
People all across the state tried their luck tonight at a chance to win the second largest Mega Million jackpot in the last year-and-a-half. Never has a Texan won the Mega Million jackpot, but it could happen tonight.
Icy Conditions Cause Damage To TxDOT Equipment And Work Schedules.
A local South African is remembering the man that changed the face of her country.
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.
A team of workers is hurrying to get ready for this year's Feast of Sharing.
Coffee Club: What is your biggest pet peeve when traveling in an airplane?
Plumbing service companies received a high number of calls from people needing their water lines fixed over the weekend.
During our icy stint last week, a lot of businesses either closed early or didn't open up at all. It kept employees off the dangerous roads, but affected their pay. Now, with Christmas right around the corner, employees in the hourly boat are attempting to make up for the money they would've earned.
The Food Bank Of West Central Texas Has Helped Create "The Backpack Program" and "Kids Cafe" To Feed Hungry Children.
After we aired our story, a Scholtzky''s Deli in Abilene ended up catching the attention of the nation, with the story appearing all across the county. KTAB went to Schlotzky's grand reopening to follow up on the story.
Drivers in Abilene met with slick roads Monday morning after Sunday's thaw, causing a few traffic accident.
Coffee Club: We're talking dream vacations!
An arctic cold front moved through the Big Country early Monday morning, bringing temperatures back down to below freezing.
The 4th Annual Tour of Trees is helping people at the Chatfield Assisted Living in Brownwood get into the Christmas spirit.
Abilene Police is looking for information that can help solve a convenience store robbery that happened early Thursday morning.
A Tye Local Walks To Abilene Every Morning For The Services Love and Ministry Provide To The Homeless
Updated Road Conditions from around Abilene and the Big Country can be found at BCH.com
While some chose to stay inside today in order to avoid the nasty roads, a few more than expected, decided to do exactly the opposite. So why'd people in Abilene choose to brave the icy roads?
Many parts of the Big Country shut down due to the weather conditions, but some places braved the cold and ice to stay open.
The weather has definitely delayed or canceled events, but it didn't hurt the Spirit of Christmas Light Parade in downtown Brownwood.
The ACU Roller Hockey Team says these icy conditions are perfect to slide the puck around on...
Coffee Club: Are you changing your weekend plans because of the winter weather?
The roads are covered with ice, and so is your car, if its parked outside and not in a car port, but instead of turning to Google for de-icing tips, here are the DOs and DON'Ts that will come in hand tomorrow morning.
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.
Coffee Club: We all know about smart phones, but what about a "smart bra"?
Much of the Big Country will be either under a winter storm warning by noon Thursday, with the rest under a winter weather advisory.
This time of year most of us look forward to treats, and staying cozy at holiday gatherings. But medical professionals say it's especially important to stay active--even if it means braving the cold weather.
Preparation for a cold front involves taking care of a number of things, including your pets. Local veterinarians say there are things you can do to make sure your pets aren't miserable these next couple of days.
Christmas always brings lots of lights, and downtown Brownwood will be lit up as floats drive through the streets tomorrow night.
The residents came out today to practice for their big concert tomorrow at the Paramount Theater, downtown. While the residents love being involved others at DRI say it's simply beautiful.
Nelson Park was buzzing with children enjoying the sunshine. Supermarkets were also busy today with people stocking up for the cold weather.
Cattle Baron Cafe was at the brink of shutting their doors at the beginning of the year when social media and the community came to the rescue.
Coffee Club: Chick-fil-A is changing up recipes for some its most popular menu items in hopes of offering healthier options.
Mostly sunny skies to start off Wednesday morning, becoming partially cloudy to mostly cloudy later in the afternoon.
50 HSU students pair up with 50 elementary school students for a Christmas Bash.
Tonight downtown Abilene was packed from street to street. Families came out to enjoy the night's lineup. And with that, came a night of spending. For downtown restaurant owners, it was music to their ears.
SNAP benefits were cut on November 1st, leaving many families struggling to fill the gap this week.
Morton Valley Water Supply customers were without running water most of Tuesday after the company made improvements and repairs on its main line.
Coffee Club: How do you manage phone calls, texting, kids, GPS, and chowing your lunch when you're behind the wheel?
Temperatures Tuesday will be unseasonably warm, reaching a high near 80 degrees.
For the second time in 6 years, Abilene High and Cooper High Schools are in different classifications. With Abilene High's football team moving up a conference number, some fans are questioning if this could be the end to the infamous rivalry game.
Abilene High School is moving up to 6A for the 2014 school year while Cooper High School will be 5A.
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree for one newly sworn-in justice in Eastland.
One Abilene employer is using the phrase "attitude adjustment" on a sign in front of his restaurant, as a sign to his customers better customer service will be served up soon.
Local store owners enjoyed a successful weekend of business as shoppers came out to purchase items on black Friday and small business Saturday.
Abilene High School will be one of the biggest schools in Texas sports and other extra-curricular activities next year.
Coffee Club: When shopping for loved ones around the holidays, do you find it difficult to pass up deals on items YOU want?
Temperatures will rise intro the low 70s Monday afternoon under mostly clear skies.
Friends and family gathered at the River of Life Church in Eastland for a candlelight vigil remembering Joseph Woodall.
Drag Racing Has Become An Increasingly Popular Sport In Texas
Black Friday may be over, but the year's biggest holiday weekend continues with Small Business Saturday.
Major Car Collision Occurred on Interstate 20 West After A Vehicle Was Traveling East Bound In A West Bound Lane.
A Brown County woman dedicates her Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping to help buy toys for children.
World For Children Is Throwing A Christmas Party For Foster Children And Giving Each Child A Special Gift.
There is lots of sunshine in Friday's forecast, with highs in the upper 50s.
One Brownwood family makes serving others a Thanksgiving tradition.
Lines Wrapped Around Target Waiting For Doors To Open At 8p.m.
Gearing up Black Friday isn't an quick and easy task, especially when you're an independent store owner. Just like the retail chains, smaller businesses prepare for the shopping holiday weeks, sometimes months, in advance.
Deals Start This Evening But Some Shoppers Have Been Camped Out Since 7 A.M.
Abilene is one of the few designated communities in the United States where refugees are relocated to. On the surface it seems as though they're safe, but what they try and escape often follows them.
Juveniles at the corrections facility in Brownwood aren't able to spend Christmas with family. So, volunteers and staff members plan a special party for the residents.
People In The Big Country Are Paying It Forward By Paying For The Tabs Of Strangers
Black Friday our cars will be sitting in parking lots, full of door busters and other Christmas gift, and thieves know that.
Thanksgiving meal possible due to donations and volunteers.
A ministry in Anson decided to start Thanksgiving early by serving lunch to its clients.
Volunteers are working to get ready for tomorrow's big Thanksgiving feast at the Abilene Civic Center.
For offenders of nonviolent crimes, it can be tough to shape up and not fall back into bad habits once given a second chance. For some men in Taylor County in that situation, there is a facility that specializes in helping to get their lives back on track.
The Texas Farm Bureau says an entire thanksgiving meal for a family of ten costs $48.08.
The Meek Blood Center is seeking healthy people to come in and donate blood due to a current shortage.
Coffee Club: Do you make your Thanksgiving spread from scratch? Or rely on a little help from restaurants to prep your meal?
Deaf 22-year old, Teo Bustamante, was pepper-sprayed on October 4th, of this year, by Merkel Police Officer, Sid Reyes. But, questions are surrounding the incident. From why no recording devices were used, to why there are two police reports, and even why Officer Reyes says he used sign language to communicate with Bustamante When in cell phone video shows Reyes, not using American Sign Language to communicate.
This weekend's winter storm led to dozens of accidents across the Big Country. For the drivers, that's an unfortunate expense. But for some business owners, each wreck adds to their profit.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new device to help epilepsy patients who don't respond to medications
ACU is in an ongoing discussion regarding changing their hiring policy to hire outside of the Church of Christ denomination.
Students Use Bacteria To Cook Food Favorites As Part Of A Lab Experiment
Texas Department of Transportation crews battled out the winter storm over the weekend to make sure roads were safe.
With the holidays approaching you may not know that a Christmas tree can be used for more than just the joy of the season.
First Baptist Church Was One Of Few Churches That Kept Their Door Open Through The Excepted Weather Conditions
When Jack Frost pays a visit, do you avoid travel? Or just proceed with caution?
Temperatures Monday climb up only into the upper 30s with a decreasing chance of frozen precipitation throughout the afternoon.
With the weather elements testing drivers and officials, it's not testing the faith of some Big Country folks as they head to church for Sunday services.
TxDOT crews weren't the only ones busy over the weekend, so were emergency responders.
Driving on slick, icy roads can be dangerous but when you're behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler, caution is the name of the game.
Finding ways to have fun indoors for a few days, could be tricky. But, a few Key City folks have found ways to make the dreary days fun.
With Black Friday just around the corner, stores are getting ready and preparing for the busy day.
With temperatures reaching freezing it's almost unsafe to be outside at night, but for some people that's their only options. A church in Brown County is opening their doors to help.
Man finds a newspaper chronicling the assassination of President Kennedy published just after the tragedy happened.
The Coogs take on Arlington Friday, at the same time as the cold winter blast comes through the Key City. But, that doesn't mean that the Coog spirit has dimmed.
Icy and slushy roads and freezing temperatures make some locals excited for Christmas while worrying others.
Jim Ned C.I.S.D. called for an early dismissal this morning. Buffalo Gap Elementary students did not seem to mind.
Firefighters were called out to a burning building in Cisco early Friday morning.
Shoppers are making last minute grocery stops to prepare for the winter weather expected this weekend. Most are finding the grocery stores all ready for the rush.
Sam Nichols and Angela Schilling have warned us all week about a strong cold front that will potentially freeze parts of the Big Country this weekend. But when it swept in a little sooner than expected, some folks in Abilene were caught off guard.
Joe Edd Boas is looking back at the Kennedy assassination, but he is looking back through the lens of a photographer, who may have shot one of the last portraits of Kennedy before his assignation.
The Coleman County Medical Center is collecting coat donations to help keep others warm this winter season.
4H Students from across West Central Texas competed in an Iron Chef- like competition.
Colder temperatures are approaching and a chance for wintry weather is a possibility this weekend. Everyone should prepare themselves and their cars for the freezing conditions.
An Abilene woman had a close call with a train Thursday morning.
Warm temperatures are in the forecast Thursday for the last day until the cold front hits.
With holiday gatherings filling up the calendar, catching a bug is the last thing folks want to deal with. But the cold be the culprit?
With the holiday season upon us everyone is busy buying Christmas gifts for their friends and family, but for the families that need a little extra help an organization in Brownwood is stepping in.
Abilene officially has two of its own 'Kidd's Kids'. And today, both students and their families got a big send-off for a trip they'll never forget.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to the arrest of Trennell Davis through 11/27/13.
Clyde High School Graduate Wins Power Lift Competition
For the past year, there have been an above average amount of female inmates at the Taylor County Jail.
Changes may soon come to Ranger Hill if members of the Texas Transportation Commission approve a resolution.
Above average temperatures again for Wednesday, with highs in the mid 70s.
A Fisher County woman died in a traffic accident near Roby on Tuesday.
Two meetings were held tonight to address a proposed standardized dress code for middle school students in Abilene. Those who attended were asked for their input on the type, if any, of regulations they'd like to see implemented.
A recent incident involving a nursing home van brings attention to wheelchair safety.
50 Boxes Filled With Thanksgiving Day Food Were Distributed Throughout Abilene.
Thousands of veterans come home and while trying to adjust to normal life, find themselves in trouble with the law and entwined in our court system. A system that does not necessarily take into account the problems vets encounter when coming home.
The Abilene Police Department are recently using a gadget that's becoming more and more popular across the country.
Representatives of the Abilene Education Foundation Tuesday morning worked to get some elementary school students thinking about the future.
CO2 injections into oil and gas well in the Snyder area could be causing Earthquakes.
Temperatures Tuesday afternoon will climb back into the low 70s.
Now that he's back in jail and faces prison time, Joseph Dunn says he regrets accepting a specially arranged plea deal that caught the attention of many people last year.
Hendrick Medical Center And Abilene Regional Receive New Machines
Christian Service Center of Abilene is in need of cold weather gear.
All four Abilene ISD middle schools are exploring the idea of standardized dress code, and they're looking for input from the parents.
The annual ribbon cutting ceremony for the Salvation Army Angel tree took place Monday morning. The Tree holds two thousand angels this year and is opened for adoption through December 13th.
Coffee Club: When restaurants post calorie content on their menus, does it influence how you order?
Temperatures Monday will climb back up into the high 60s.
Students, friends, and faculty of Hardin-Simmons University gathered at Shelton Stadium Sunday evening to remember Taylor Huff.
Earlier this year, Abilene's only drive-in theater made the decision between going digital or closing its doors.
Betty Rose Little Brisket hosted their first annual car show, but it wasn't all about hot wheels and fresh paint jobs.
Westgate Church Volunteers Help Remodel Christian Homes For Children Living On Site.
The Family Services Center in Brownwood promotes the well-being of families. Today, they celebrated their 15th anniversary.
One of the fan favorites from last season of The Voice visited the KRBC Studios on Friday.
A 25 year tradition that almost ended last year is being planned for now.
Winter is approaching quickly and so is the increase in heating bills.
Abilene police captured a man who was named on a felony arrest warrant early Friday morning in southeast Abilene.
Coffee Club: Do you think SNAP, also known as food stamps, should cover items like cookies, candy, and energy drinks?
Aldersgate United Methodist Church In Abilene, Continues To Go Green, This Time Getting Ready For Winter
It will be mostly sunny for this Friday afternoon and much warmer, with a high of 75 degrees.
Jewelry for sale is helping the volunteer program at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.
It's an intersection that many consider dangerous. F.M. 1750 and 707 has been in the spotlight latley with local developer Kenneth Musgrave dying after an accident there. Citizens and officials want something done to help make it safer.
Taylor County Expo hosted a job fair for veterans, active duty, and their spouses.
Third, fourth, and fifth graders help paint a snowplow...
An historically significant new documentary is scheduled to be shown for the first time Thursday night at the Paramount Theater in downtown Abilene.
Mostly sunny skies to start off your Thursday. It will become partly cloudy later in the day with a high of 61.
In a two-day campaign, nearly 350 ACU students hope to visit at least 5,000 homes in Abilene. They've partnered with 'Rescue the Animals, SPCA' and a Taylor County Commissioner to spread the word about animal abuse and its offenders.
Drivers must be aware of pedestrians while driving at night.
Long time library administrative assistant, Terry Minami left a legacy of kindness.
Local Students Without Coats Are Skipping School Just To Stay Warm
A major reconstruction project in Sweetwater is making progress.
The November ArtWalk event is scheduled Thursday evening in downtown Abilene, and the theme is "Here's to the Heroes." It will be a time for Abilene residents to honor veterans.
Four Filipino women in Abilene remain worried about their loved ones in the Philippines, some of which they've yet to hear from. But in the midst of their worry, they're hoping to lend a hand in the relief efforts, and want folks in the Big Country to do the same.
Ronnie Lawing a Vietnam Vet. finds a letter he wrote to his mother in 1965.
Couples across the nation flocked to chapels and courthouses to tie the knot on this iconic date.
A Rising Star woman was startled to find her yellow pickup truck slammed into the corner of her living room Monday night.
Local Businesses Are Seeing An Increase In Sales Due To The Temperature Change.
A Rising Star woman will be repairing damage to her 100 year old home after a high speed chased ends with the driver crashing inter her home.
Coffee Club: Should the post office deliver packages on Sundays this holiday season?
It is cold and blustery out there this Tuesday, with temperatures holding strong in the low 40s under mostly cloudy skies.
The Hardin-Simmons football team continues to mourn the loss of one of their own.
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.
An Abilene business serves free meals as a way to say "thank you" to veterans.
Schools support veterans with several events throughout the community.
A few local stores in downtown Abilene do not plan to open their doors early on Thanksgiving....
Coffee Club: If Black Friday shopping isn't your thing, many stores are offering another option: bargain hunting ON Thanksgiving Day.
Temperatures will climb into the upper 60s Monday afternoon with partly cloudy skies and seasonable light south winds, but a cold front is on its way Monday night.
Do you know exactly how many products require the chemical use of petroleum?
With November already here for 2013, Christmas shopping and the spirit in general has already seemed to have flooded the Big Country.
Many restaurants have specials for veterans on Veterans Day. Chilis is one of them.
Local Restaurants Are Honoring Veterans By Serving Free Food.
Hundreds Came Out To Support Those Who Served Our Country.
It's important to remember the men and women who served this country.
Police have no leads on who's responsible for shooting out multiple windows at two northside Abilene businesses last night. The owners are left with thousands of dollars worth of damage and few answers.
Can you imagine the frustration a firefighter must feel to see a fire but not be able to reach it in time? Some firefighters in the Big Country know that feeling too well.
Grapevine Farms is a non-profit organization that strives to produce naturally grown produce and poultry.
A new study reveals blueberries may help prevent diseases caused by metabolic syndrome.
Fall is a great time to get rid of weeds, some ways are better for the environment than others.
WASP Museum in Sweetwater holds 5K run for Veterans Day Celebration this Saturday
Friday will be similar to Thursday, with temperatures climbing into the mid to upper 60s.
It's been nearly a year since alcohol sales were permitted in all of three of four Eastland County towns. Since then, a number of business owners have opted to take advantage of their privilege to sell alcohol, boosting the towns' economy and catching the eye of other business chains.
The Hideout Golf Club will soon be up to par as new improvements are almost finished. The new owners state they aren't trying to compete with the Brownwood County Club, and are renovating the property to become a resort.
With the skulls, fake blood, and the ghosts put away, the Tye Volunteer Fire Department is now looking at the profits that they, and the Merkel High School seniors have made.
The Rose family is one of many families that are planning to finalize adoptions on November 15th.
The Abilene City Council approved plans Thursday morning to allow Fehr Foods to expand in the old Sam's Club building on South 1.
AISD Bond construction will start in the summer.
Lots of sunshine Thursday afternoon, with temperatures climbing into the mid 60s.
In a 83 to 59 vote, Trent voters voted against bonds that would bring new buses, turf, and updated technology to Trent ISD.
A neighborhood plagued with crime is improving tremendously, according to the people working behind the scenes.
Blanket Independent School District's proposed bond which would help remodel and update the school building, failed.
Many people are upset and very disapointed that the school bond failed, however, some are glad to see this outcome.
More than half of the total ballots cast in Fisher County's local option election, voted for alcohol and mixed drink sales.
Old Schools Buildings Are Not Handicap Accessible, Jim Ned Bond Could Have Changed That
Before you turn the heat on in your home, pick up the phone and call a professional to check out your system to make sure everything is in working order, if not it could lead to a fire.
Abilene firefighters rushed to a bail bond shop in downtown Abilene Wednesday morning when the people there reported that there was a fire near the furnace.
When it comes to texting your significant other, what are the boundaries?
A cold front moved through around midnight Tuesday night, bringing cooler air around the Big Country.
Proposition 1 and 4 Pass In County Election
The most heated Big Country school bond did not pass.
Despite the results, the Jim Ned Bond program has been a polarizing topic for people living in Tuscola, Buffalo Gap, and Lawn.
The FDA Is Investigating Animal Food Made In China After Recent Animal Sicknesses
Coffee Club: Are you participating in "No Shave November"?
Scattered showers will be possible throughout the day, Tuesday, and overnight as well.
Two years after the tragic bus accident that took the life of Anabel Reid, ACU remembers.
Residents can vote for or against the right to sell alcohol or mixed beverages in Fisher County during November 5th election.
Recent Accident on Overpass Has The Community Turning to TxDOT For Answers.
There will be a few showers around Monday, but mostly around the Eastern Big Country.
Many were able to get a jumpstart to holiday shopping with the help of the 33rd Annual Christmas Carousel at the Abilene Civic Center.
Overpass Bridge Between Sweetwater And Roscoe Has Become A Common Location For Accidents.
Saturday marked the first day of one of the biggest hunting season; deer.
Before fans pack the stands for Friday night football, they tend to spend some big bucks at local restaurants and businesses. High school football is big business all around.
The Clock Doc tells us how to correctly turn a clock back, and why they mean so much more than just a piece of furniture to many.
Deer season begins on Saturday and has local hunters as well as business owners excited.
The Breckenridge chapter of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) has a new tractor.
Coffee Club: This weekend we fall back an hour for daylight saving time.
Brown County hosted a fun and spooky event for Halloween tonight.
It may serve as a tourist attraction but there may be more out at Buffalo Gap Historic Village than historical buildings and artifacts.
Halloween isn't over yet and Christmas is nearly two months away but decorations for the joyful season can already be seen around the Big Country.
Southwest Airlines flight 12's emergency landing at lunch time brought more than 100 hungry people to Moose's Cafe's doorstep.
Halloween is a spooky time, and locals say part of Lake Brownwood is haunted by a little girl.
The sunshine returns for Thursday with temperatures in the mid 70s.
This being the third year of the First Baptist Church's Trunk or Treat. This is to help keep kids off the streets and still allow them the fun that Trick or Treating brings.
Officer Bell was the lead detective on the unsolved Jennifer Servo case.
Customers may expect to pay more with their wine.
Hendrick's Is The Fifth Medical Facility In The Country To Offer This New Technology.
The man accused of going on a murderous rampage in Terrell could face the death penalty if he's convicted.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms possible around the Big Country through the afternoon hours Wednesday.
Amid early voting, some residents in the Jim Ned School District voiced heir opinions in a heated discussion tonight. Many pointed out why building a consolidated elementary school at the proposed cost will cost taxpayers too much money.
A Merkel mother claims her son has been a victim of bullying.
Speed Mentoring is similar in design to speed dating, but students have the opportunity to learn from mentors.
The Mary Kay Foundation Donated $20,000 To Help The Noah Project's mission
Skies will be mostly cloudy throughout the day Tuesday, with highs in the upper 70s. Rain can be expected overnight.
Halloween may be a time for children to dress up and get candies, but a local veterinarian is advising owners not to forget about their pets.
McDonalds Displayed Sign Preventing Customers With Masks To Use The Drive-Thru
Officials in Houston have charged a 19-year-old in connection with a big fire at a warehouse in Humble.
Monday is expected to be mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 70s.
The Trinity Baptist Church hosted is 10th annual Judgement House.
Almost 200 volunteers came together for Habitat for Humanity's 30th annual Weatherization Day.
Two brothers from Brownwood started an event called Hot Rods for Heroes to help recognize the service of military members.
Early voting for the constitutional amendments began October 21, but Brown County is having difficult getting people to come out and vote early.
One of the 9 Texas Constitutional Amendments on the Novmeber 5th ballot is Proposition 6, which pertains to securing water for the future.
The speaker of the Texas House of Representatives was in Abilene Friday morning to campaign for one of the amendments on the ballot in the November 5 election.
Friday will begin mostly sunny, but clouds will increase throughout the day, with highs in the low 70s.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. The Brownwood ARK shelter provides help for all genders who are victims to domestic violence and assault.
The DRI pumpkin carving competition is something that the residents look forward to during the year. It's a competition of not only the best looking pumpkin, but of the different homes in DRI that work together to put the best pumpkins together for the competition.
Out of the more than 3 million children who witness domestic violence each year, many will carry the abusive behavior into their older years. From habits to emotions, the effects of family abuse on children can be devastating.
Although lake levels are decreasing, underground water levels are rising.
Local realtors also realize the importance of securing water for West Texas.
Company takes pounds of paper to be recycled every month.
A weak cold front moving through the Big Country Thursday means slightly cooler temperatures, however, highs will still reach into the mid to upper 70s.
Frustrated parents often tell their misbehaving children a nearby police office is going to arrest them. Abilene officers are stepping in and giving children a different message and asking parents to stop creating the misconception.
Every Halloween since 2005 Taylor County has taken keeping our kids safe, to the next level. Sex offenders are required to go to the Probation Office during peak hours of Trick-Or-Treating to help keep the temptation away that Halloween brings.
Lake Brownwood is still low even after recent rains.
Even though the Affordable Care Act became available on October 1st, the Presbyterian Medical Care Mission has not seen a decrease in patient appointments.
Storage Unit Owners Are Recommending A New Lock To Help Secure Their Units
Lots of sunshine is expected again for Wednesday with highs in the low 80s--a bit high for this time of year.
Most of us rejoice when gas prices are low. But some drivers benefit more than others when they have to pay less at the pump.
The Glaring Sun Can Sometimes Be Blinding For Drivers
If voters approve the Abilene I.S.D bond elections, Bonham Elementary will be one of three elementary schools to be replaced.
Six people were hurt in a traffic accident in north Abilene Tuesday morning.
It will be another beautiful, fall day around the Big Country with highs in the 70s.
Pieces of history are destroyed after a fire sparked overnight at a north side Abilene Church. Hours before, the church celebrated its 40th year anniversary.
Bond elections are what are sending voters to the polls early.
Danny Hogue Quit His Job As A Mechanic To Start His Own Business
Fire destroyed a small building next to a north Abilene church Monday morning.
The 37th Annual Gun And Knife Show Was Held At The Civic Center On Saturday and Sunday
A cold front will move through the Big Country Monday morning.
It was the fourth annual Harvest festival in Brownwood. The Brownwood Area Community Garden hosted the event allowing people to sell off any summer vegetables they have before winter starts.
Seventy-four year old Mary Kaplan has ran 5ks in all fifty states, her new challenge is running in all of the 5-Ks that the Texas counties have to offer.
Abilene Bikers Hosted Their First 'Harley Clause' Event To Collect Toys For Christmas
Preparing college is extremely important for high school students, that's why Brownwood High School and Ranger College have teamed together to provide a new program to make college easier for their graduates.
Abilene PD needs the public's help in identifying a man they believe may have information regarding a rash of coin-operated machine break-ins across the city.
The ACU maker lab was buzzing with curious students and alumni on Friday.
The Big Brothers Big Sister's Organization in Brownwood is searching for more volunteers to help positively guide children.
The signed bill will fund the federal government until January 15th, raise the debt ceiling until February 7th, and pay the furloughed employees that were not paid during the shutdown.
There are some things we can do to save money on electricity this winter.
The sunshine returns for this afternoon, with temperatures warming up into the low 70s.
With three universities and an air force base, Abilene is a hot spot for people wanting to rent property. Unfortunately, it also makes the Key City and surrounding areas a target for scammers.
Brownwood ISD will see some new changes to the school lunch menu in January. All schools in the district will soon use a food service company.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $500 reward for information that leads to the arrest of Renard McBride through 10/23/13.
Temperatures are decreasing and businesses are seeing the effects.
The rain has cleared the area, and the weather will gradually clear throughout the day with some cloud cover.
'PrimeTime Family Entertainment Center' will soon expand to meet your sports desires. A new indoor sports facility will be like none other in Abilene.
Stephen C. Freethy's memorial sign was stolen almost exactly a year to the day after he was killed.
CISCO, TX-The female victim of a pileup on Ranger Hill late Monday afternoon is identified as 24 year-old Virginia Hutto of Cisco.
New Beginnings Ministry Has Raised Enough Money To Buy 50 Water Filters To Bring To India.
The high for Tuesday was reached early Tuesday morning and temperatures are expected to continue to drop into the 50s.
Air Force Senior Christopher Perez is accused of failing to report child abuse of Tamryn Klapheke.
As AISD's bond election nears, members of the public got a chance to see first hand some of the repairs one campus would receive if the bond is passed.
Lions Club Member Is Training Her Fourteenth Puppy.
The rainwater is also used for livestock and pets.
EASTLAND, TX-When it comes to children, safety is top priority, Eastland city manager Robert Duncan says.
The military court-martial of a Dyess Airman begins Tuesday.
Expect one to three inches of rain and a few thunderstorms that may become severe.
North Park Elementary School Met Today to Reminisce.
Some local businesses are loving the overcast, rainy conditions, while it is negatively impacting others.
An Abilene man who witnessed a robbery take place at a convenience store Friday night says everyone was lucky the situation didn't get any worse.
People Brought Their Old Items To Be Recycled At The "Fall Clean" Event.
A landmark to Brownwood almost had to say goodbye after 58 years of business. The doors closed for Gomez restaurant in September, but thanks to the previous owners grandsons the restaurant will be reopening.
Federal officers executed a search warrant at an Abilene office building.
Construction Companies Are Experiencing An Increased Amount of Business
The WHS Varsity Cheer Squad raised $4,000 for Cancer Services Network.
We're talking about a very modern way to keep track of your money. We've all heard of online and mobile banking, but this takes it to the next level.
Rain is headed our way this weekend and amounts could average one to two inches before it's done, with more in localized areas.
The Lyric Theatre in downtown Brownwood has been around since the nineteen hundreds and thanks to a hard working organization it's now under restoration.
Mr. Nice Guys Is the only shop not to shut down. The store plans to be an alternative novelty and tobacco shop.
Pets become members of the family, which is why their health and safety is so important to us. To keep your pets safe, there are a few plants pet lovers should avoid.
An Abilene hospital is taking an initiative to help people understand the ins and outs of the Affordable Care Act. As KRBC's Nora Hartfeil learned, ACA counselors are now on staff to make the process a little easier.
Which is more challenging--a day at work, or a day playing mom or dad? You may be surprised how most people answered.
The latest weather data coming in suggests our rain chances are improving this weekend and early next week.
Students at Cougar High School in Abilene could welcome an award-winning pop star at the end of this month. A creative video done by the students is one of five Katy Perry has her eyes on.
For the last three months the Abilene Regional Airport has seen an increase in activity and theories are flying as to why. While the reason for the increase remains a mystery that doesn't stop employees from being happy with more traffic coming and going.
Students Who May Not Be Able To Afford Glasses Are Getting Help
Thousands of high school athletes from across the Big Country and the Heartland are expected at a special event Wednesday evening.
We're talking about iPads and tablets. Do you use one, and find it essential for work and entertainment everyday?
Dry weather is in your forecast Wednesday and Thursday.
Jim Ned Consolidated Independent School District could soon have a new elementary school. First, residents living in the district will vote on the multimillion dollar bond package proposed for the schools construction.
County Commissioners Decide To Give The Desk Back To The Original Taylor County Courthouse.
We're talking about Miley Cyrus. Love her or hate her--she's everywhere these days. The question is, do you think she's out of control, or strategic with her rebellious outbursts?
Tuesday will be warm and sunny with highs in the 80s.
A dispute about whether or not a north Abilene historic home can host events, came to an end at today’s Abilene City Council meeting.
Student Safety In Mind For The Construction of This Project.
Many drivers are filling up as low as $2.99 a gallon and are hoping for even lower prices in the future.
Abilene public health workers are administering flu vaccine Monday.
We're talking about animated comedy shows. From Family Guy to The Simpsons, and several other shows, animated shows with adult humor are filling the networks.
ABILENE, TX-Local Officials head to K-Mart for Safety Weekend to teach the public about safety and about preventing crime.
ABILENE, TX-Solid Groove Music Festival held its ninth annual music and crafts show at Play Faire Park early Saturday afternoon.
Wesley Givan, an Early local, decided to join the Peace Corps after college. Wesley spent two years in west Africa, helping a small village develop and learn new ideas.
McMurry Students prepare for Homecoming traditions.
It's common to see families divided by the Crosstown Showdown, but it's not very common to find a situation like that of Abilene High lineman Joshua Hunter and his dad, James, who was a linebacker for the Cougars.
City officials are proposing a $1 zoo admission increase. The Abilene Zoological Association voted to raise the cost last month, and they are asking the city council to go along with it.
While many associate red wine with heart health, and beer as more of a party beverage--experts are now saying that throwing back a cold one can keep you healthy!
Erika Walker is selling duct tape flowers for $1 a piece. Walker says she gets her inspiration from her aunt, who tragically lost her battle to the disease.
Badger Kuts is offering the service in Merkel.
Some families who live in the central Texas community of West will finally be getting some of the money that people donated for them.
During the fall many butterflies fly south to Mexico, making Texas a common place for Monarchs. Certain plants can help them survive.
Every year hundreds of men are diagnosed with prostate cancer right here in Taylor County. Now, patients needing surgery no longer have to head to the Metroplex for the latest treatment.
Water rates could go up for folks in Eastland County as a substantial amount of water from Lake Leon must be dumped in the Brazos River for the use of Dow Chemical Company. Folks in the community plan to fight the changes.
MUNDAY, TX-Family and friends gathered at Munday's Scruggs football field to say goodbye to a beloved friend early Wednesday afternoon.
This year was the third annual National Night Out for Brownwood and the police department was happy to see more people participate this year.
ABILENE, TX-It's a way for the Abilene community to interact with the people that serve them.
ABILENE, TX-The partial government shutdown not only left people without work, but blocked lines of communication.
Taylor County has a new Justice of the Peace.
Halloween seems like fun and games, but for retailers it's serious business. Billions will be spent on candy, costumes and more. So how much do you dish out?
ABILENE,TX-The first day to purchase advanced tickets for the much anticipated football game between Abilene High v. Cooper went on sale late Monday afternoon.
One major influence is usually missing during Hispanic Heritage month here, but thanks to a local Mexican American, there’s now a mariachi band in Abilene.
McAlister's Deli Grand opening...
The executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation is scheduled to conduct a town hall meeting in Abilene.
Sunday, September 29th, was National Coffee Day. Did you brew a pot to celebrate? Or maybe hit the drive-thru for some espresso?
ABILENE, TX-There's no arguing that the Big Country needs rain, but the heavy downpours Saturday morning caused a delay during the 19th Annual Big Country Balloon Fest.
Early ISD and Bangs ISD have been long time rivalries, but they are setting aside their difference to raise money for breast cancer.
Scientists believe an antibody which help sharks fight off disease could do the same job in the human body.
There's more wet and windy weather in the forecast for this years Balloon Fest..
There is more wet and windy weather in the forecast for this year's Balloon Fest.
Funnyman, music artist, and now best-selling author, "Weird" Al Yankovic sat down to talk to KRBC News via satellite.
It would seem to be a life-changing miracle to pocket millions of dollars. But past jackpot winners say it's more of a curse.
The therapy report reveals that Klapheke was sexually abused since the age of 4.
Testing Roses in West Texas
Thursday, the Abilene City Council made it official: our water rates are going up.
We're talking about joint bank accounts for couples. The days may be numbered for those who like the convenience and shared responsibility of having a joint credit card
Starting over again can be tough for anyone, especially those who have been recently released from prison and need to find a job. However, with a halfway house called Success House, these men can join society once again.
Dozens of high school students gathered outside Wylie High Wednesday morning for the annual "See You at the Pole" event.
ABILENE, TX- Mayor Norm Archibald proposed a plan that will increase water and sewer rates as a way to help conserve water.
Do you care where your clothes or electronics are made? 'Made in America' is a phrase we could be hearing more these days.
John Young and Houston Based Lawyer George Parnham will represent Klapheke.
The Hawley community is helping a family who lost their home in a fire three weeks ago. The First Baptist Church in Hawley is holding bake, garage, and benefit sales to raise money for the Pulliam Family.
ANSON, TX- The Jones County Detention Facility that never got to open its doors three years ago, remains empty for the meantime.
We're talking about naps. Are they really that healthy for you? It looks like adults need to take a cue from preschoolers on this one.
No rain is in the forecast for now, but all this week we will track the progress of our next front coming in this Saturday, a front which is expected to bring rain.
ANSON, TX-For some, it's not easy waking up everyday and going to work with a smile on their face. That's not the case with one Anson man who chooses to stay happy, no matter what.
new report shows the importance of naps for young children. Researchers found preschoolers who took a nap performed better on memory test than children who did not sleep. The improved memory skills were evident in the afternoon after the nap as well as the next day.
Most Abilene property owners will pay more city taxes next year even though the tax rate is staying the same.
A controversial case comes out of Canada today. Coca-Cola is under fire after an offensive word was printed on one of its bottles.
Temperatures will warm up Monday with highs in the mid 80s and plenty of sunshine.
BROWNWOOD, TX-Sunday was the last day of the Brownwood Reunion, which also meant the end to the Hands On The House competition.
BROWNWOOD, TX-The Brownwood Reunion kicked off Friday morning and it's their Hands On The House competition that's become an attraction for goers.
EARLY, TX-The Early Chamber of Commerce held its first annual skeet shooting Saturday afternoon.
The City of Coleman is looking forward to the company, Alternative Energy Development, to build their plant in Coleman
The Abilene Dream Center says they've doubled in size in the last year. The non-profit is a nine-month live-in rehab program that helps recovering drug and alcohol addicts. The Center is opening a new building, and the director says that will help them grow and help more people.
Dogs are playing an increasing role in detecting cancer. Scientist are trying to develop a technology that sniff out cancer, just like dogs. A canine’s sense of smell is so refined, they hope one day dogs will be able to decipher between different types of cancer.
With the added rain the workers that our lives depend on are at risk along with ours.
The rain has been steady and widespread across the Big Country Friday morning.
Over the summer, Brownwood Lionettes were chosen to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The team is excited, but had to raise the funds to go. Thankfully, the Brownwood community has been a huge help in helping the team reach their goal.
The Brownwood City Council decided on Tuesday to use Waldrop Construction to build the new central fire station. The current fire house was built in the 1960s.
In light of Thursday morning's events at Abilene High, social media was a blessing and a curse.
Along With Fall Comes The Time For Birds To Fly South
We're talking about Facebook activity. Do you think people should face consequences, like the loss of a job or other disciplinary action, for the posts they share online?
The chance for rain looks very good Thursday and Friday all across the Big Country. I'm forecasting some beneficial 1 to 2 inch rainfall totals for the Big Country, with the heaviest rain likely to fall across the western Big Country.
ABILENE, TX-An Abilene man returns home after spending a month at a Dallas hospital from a bizarre accident last month.
Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of an early-morning fire that destroyed three businesses on Butternut Street. One year later, 5D Hats has moved into a new building and says business is close to where it was this time last year. The only difference is that the family is no longer in the store that was once their home.
When looking for the picture perfect image for health you might look for a doctor or nurse. Hendrick Medical Services have stopped hiring nicotine or tobacco users since March .
Fall is just around the corner, and with that means the start of "Flu Season".
Only about 10 percent of the Big Country can expect to see rain Wednesday, very spotty, very hit and miss. The chance for rain increases going into Thursday, but will be at its best during the day on Friday and into Friday night.
ABILENE, TX-Food pantries across Abilene are seeing an increase in people who need their help, but for one location, they're also seeing a drop in funds.
A group of motorcyclists all involved in separate distracted driving accidents are working towards stopping texting and driving in Texas. The group says they have well over 150 letters from the community backing their push for a city ordinance making cell phone use in the car hands-free.
We're talking about the newest way to order food, and it doesn't involve a drive-thru, or a waiter.
The chance remains good to see more rain Tuesday, even some showers in the morning, but more numerous beginning about noon and continuing Tuesday afternoon.
A Haskell man was celebrated today for his contributions to the volunteer fire departments of Taylor county. Over the last 10 years Bill Steele has constructed affordable fire engines so that these departments could fight fires to their best ability, while staying within their budget.
Tye homeowners learned that their property is considered commercial, not residential, after an ordinance passed in 2006 that many say they didn't know about. Locals brought this to the attention of the city to get it changed.
A new study is showing young parents cutting corners when it comes to car seats.
BRECKENRIDGE, TX-A Breckenridge woman who contracted the West Nile virus in August returns to the Big Country.
We're talking about the new iPhones. Are you excited to get your hands on one? Or did you find Apple's big reveal a bit lackluster?
Before heading out to tie the knot, a bride and groom took to the mud at the Mud Fun Run.
ABILENE, TX-The last day of the West Texas Fair and Rodeo saw families lining up to experience the rides, games, and food.
The welcome to Blanket sign that is off of highway 377 has been they for over twenty years. But last week it was in jeopardy of being removed by the Texas Department of Transportation.
A new tool could help woman diagnosed with breast cancer avoid multiple surgeries to remove cancerous tumors. CBS's Teresa Garcia has the story.
U.S. Congressman Randy Neugebauer is co-sponsoring a controversial new federal proposal.
We're talking about a new degree offered by universities around the country-- video game studies!!
The Mitchell County Hospital has confirmed a case of West Nile in the county. Hospital officials say a man came to the hospital a few weeks ago with flu-like symptoms, and tests came back positive for West Nile.
This new school year Howard Payne University welcomed its largest freshman class since the seventies.
The CDC released a new report showing an increase in the number of measles cases reported. There is currently an outbreak in Texas.
In this week's local health report, KRBC's Nora Hartfeil looks into a new blood test that can track the development of Alzheimer's.
During the summer time an air conditioning free home can heat up pretty quick, but what about a green house? Since Gardenworld in Abilene put up new water walls, their greenhouse has been much cooler.
We're talking about a little nip 'n tuck. The number of folks seeking the fountain of youth, through the use of injections and surgery is on the rise.
There is a slight chance for rain Thursday, with a slightly better 20 percent chance on Friday.
This is Mitchell County's first confirmed case in 2013.
Many spent Wednesday reflecting on the events of September 11th, 2001. But the day also served a reason to stop and thank first responders for all they do, which is exactly what Fisher and Jones counties did. A free dinner for provided for first responders, as a way to say thank you.
With twelve years passing since the attacks, kids are growing up not experiencing 9/11 first hand. So how do you teach that to them? One 5th grade Big Country teacher teaches the importance the day had over America.
Researchers found that patients with a positive attitude had a tendency to work out more, increasing their chance of survival.
Abilene Police are looking for evidence after a couple reported they were approached by a man who may have been impersonating a law enforcement officer.
Visiting the attractions at the West Texas Fair & Rodeo doesn't come without a price.
The State Comptroller's Office reports that retail sales continue to be pretty strong in Texas.
Do you think there is a connection between your health and your happiness that can impact your wellness or even your lifespan?
There is just a stray shower in the forecast for Wednesday, otherwise, skies will be partly cloudy with highs in the low 90s with similar conditions for Thursday.
ABILENE, TX- A popular BBQ restaurant that closed its door two years ago is temporarily back open.
There is a new vaccine that now makes it possible to defend against up to four strains of the flu virus.This new vaccine could be more helpful to children and the elderly because they are more likely to be affected by the 4th strain.
Many Big Country seniors take time out of their day to help others through volunteering. For one local woman, it meant working through her own health issues.
Do you think anyone who meets the legal requirements should be able to carry a firearm? What if they're blind? That very topic is stirring up some controversy a few states away.
Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible Tuesday afternoon.
The AISD board of trustees held its monthly board meeting at the Woodson Early Childhood Center to show taxpayers where their money would go if a $87 million bond is passed in November. Dozens toured the school and saw what needs to be fixed, but only one person present was not associated with the district.
Abilene police say they have cleared up several crimes with the arrests of two people.
Though we're a ways off, preparations are underway for the biggest performance of the year--the Super Bowl halftime show. What is your favorite artist to grace the stage?
The first weekend of the West Texas Fair & Rodeo was seen as a success with families participating in attractions from live music, rides, food, and animals.
It was a normal day walking in at Ernie's Spanish Kitchen for one Breckenridge waitress, but at the end of the day, she walked out being called a local hero.
What determines your tip when eating out? Do you prefer automatic tips included in the check? It looks like servers might see less on their paychecks soon, despite what you leave behind.
An eleven year old boxer living with von Willebrand disease has a new bike after his was stolen. Jason DeLeon was at practice when the bike was taken. Since he has to be careful about physical activity, it was the second time he was allowed to ride his bike to Heavy Hitter's Boxing gym. But his coach made sure he was able to get a new bike in no time.
Hardin Simmons is growing and they believe it's time to expand. But, the neighborhood they want to expand into, is making some neighbors wondering what the future holds.
The CDC says the number of teenagers who tried an electronic cigarette device doubled to nearly 2 million last year.
The Department of Public Safety reports that the former Abilene Christian University student who was driving a car involved in a deadly crash near Dumas was legally intoxicated at the time of the wreck.
Whether it's a double cheeseburger, chicken sandwich, or a pretzel dog, it looks like more people are flocking to the drive-thru.
A former Roscoe resident is concerned the reconstruction of the US-84 bridge over Interstate 20 in Nolan county isn’t as safe as it should be.
Safety is a school’s number one priority. To ease parent’s minds, Brownwood High School has updated their emergency response to be more efficient.
AISD has found a way to keep the same number of students in the Head Start program despite $225,000 in federal funding cuts due to sequestration. Instead of cutting teachers, which would decrease the number of students in the program, the district rearranged the budget and created more pre-kindergarten classes. The only difference is which families get benefits and which ones do not.
Even after more than 24 hours after the fire ripped through their home the rubble and debris were still smoking.
Even with skin cancer on the rise, a new study found doctors rarely talk about sun protection with their patients.
New C.D.L. Program at T.S.T.C. gets helps to properly train truck drivers due to increasing demand.
The decision to call in hospice care for a loved one can be difficult, but more people are turning to these services for end-of-life assistance.
Law enforcement officers in Harris County are investigating a deadly stabbing at a Houston high school.
ABILENE, TX-An Abilene grandmother got an unexpected call last month with the news that her granddaughter has reached out to the family.
Fire destroyed the home of a Hawley family.
As of September 1, 2013 the new Texas Cottage Food Law went into place, allowing people who make baked home good the ability to sell more items and in more places. For one local baker in Brownwood she is very excited about the new expansion.
It's now less time-consuming to get a concealed carry license in Texas. Classroom time to get a license has been cut from 10-15 hours to 4-6 hours. Some say less time is the classroom isn't safe, but others say it's more time to focus on what it means to own a handgun.
It’s a combination of dance and strength training while hanging in the air. It’s called aerial fitness and involves participants hanging from long fabrics, which helps strengthen stomach and back muscles.
An Abilene man is going to federal prison for bank robbery.
We're talking about kids and electronics. The two seem to go hand in hand today, but the duo can make for an expensive combo when something gets broken.
Tuesday, quiet weather conditions prevail as high pressure takes control of our weather in west central Texas.
A Texas couple have left their home in Ft. Worth to pursue another dream: brewing coffee and revitalizing an old family town.
The American Academy of Pediatrics wants parents to start thinking about flu season now. Pediatricians recommend children ages six months or older should receive a flu vaccine as soon as it's available.
A South Texas man who owns a home outside of Abilene spent his Labor Day cleaning up his house after it was burglarized the week before.
It may be a day early, but veterans from around Abilene recognized a vital part of the World War II history Sunday afternoon.
Hosting its first ever Buzzi Festival, Sweetwater honors their local heroes.
This year's Chili Super Bowl XXXII in Buffalo Gap was both hearty and fun.
They've used confiscated drug money to pay for new equipment, but never for a new employee.
People tend to snack at night for a variety of reasons, but those empty calories can be damaging your health and your waistline. Tips for healthier evening snacking is available from today’s Smart Woman Report.
New moms now have a new place to go in Abilene that is all about them. The "Baby Café" just opened up inside of Hendrick Medical Center.
We're talking about the nationwide protests to increase wages for fast food workers--should they be paid $15 an hour? Or should they settle for minimum wage?
One of the teenagers killed in a drunken driving wreck on FM 600 last year would have been 18 years old Thursday. Elexus Flores was one of two passengers who died that night last April. Her family and friends lit and released candle-light lanterns in honor of her birthday.
They may share the same county, but when it comes to football, these two towns are nothing but competitors.
Taking a road trip this long holiday weekend doesn’t mean you have to toss your healthy eating plan out the window. Instead of stopping at vending machines and convenience stores for lunch or a snack, try these tips from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Law enforcement officers in San Angelo have broken up a suspected drug ring.
We're talking about catching those coveted ZZZ's every night. Do you fall asleep naturally, or do you take a pill of some kind to get your rest?
It will be mostly sunny and hot Thursday with highs in the mid to upper 90s.
Abilenians Express Their Thoughts on Voter ID Law
Searchers were hoping to celebrate Hailey Dunn's sweet sixteen by celebrating with the teen. Instead, they released balloons in her honor to show that they haven't given up hope for Hailey.
One of the oldest businesses in Cisco will shut down at the end of the year.
We know it as Lou Gehrig’s disease, named after the famous baseball player, but amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is an illness many of us know very little about.
SWEETWATER, TX-The second Sweetwater emergency services worker to be injured in a motorcycle crash in one month is recovering at a hospital in Lubbock.
Abilene and the Big Country is already seeing a direct effect on the price of gas due to the immanent U.S. military involvement in Syria.
Highs Wednesday will be in the middle 90s and will be followed by the upper 90s Thursday through the weekend.
Any student who doesn't complete the required tests to obtain their GED by Dec. will have to start all over.
Dyess Air force Base housing is now owned by a private company. Balfour Beatty will be taking on the responsibility of maintaining and providing up-keep for homes on-base. This comes at no extra cost for airmen and women and their families, and even saves the military money. Future plans will bring in more housing and community buildings to keep the Dyess community together.
New research shows a new type of defibrillator implanted under the skin works well, without touching the heart. It also has a vibratory alarm, warning patients when they are having a problem with blood flow and is at risk to have a heart attack.
Another plastics manufacturing company is considering a big expansion project in Abilene.
The disease Pertussis, or Whooping Cough has surpassed the number of cases last year.
The Abilene Independent School District voted 7-0 to put a $87 million bond on the November 5th election. The bond would replace three schools and fund renovations district-wide. Educators say it's necessary due to conditions of some of the old buildings.
A student at Eula High School was rushed to the hospital after a rattlesnake bit her toe.
Thousand of children start smoking every day in the U.S. Now a national task force is recommending doctors become involved and try to prevent children from picking up the habit.
Many kids attended a whole new campus for the first time Monday and as expected, there was heavy traffic.
Monday afternoon's highs will be in the mid 90s with partly cloudy skies.
Family and friends marked the one year anniversary of Gabriel "Buddy" Mendoza, Jr.'s death by celebrating his life. The survivor of the April 2012 FM 600 car accident that killed two died of a self-inflicted gun shot wound last August. His father, Gabriel, says he's using his son's story to protect other families.
BALLINGER, TX-Trent's Retreat teamed up with the American Cancer Society and hosted families wanting to relax and escape the stress of their children battling cancer.
Just a few years after a family restores the city's only movie theater, they may be forced to shut it down.
Local pest control companies say they're getting more calls for bed bugs than normal, and the increased tourism in the Key City could be the cause. There is no direct link to the two, but owners of Bug Hunters say the easiest way for the critters to spread is by travelers.
With a lasting drought in west Texas, the water treatment plant has been discussing how to reuse as much water as possible.
The start of the school year is fast approaching. Doctors say parents shouldn’t wait until the last minute to get children back on their usual schedule, that includes their sleep routine.
When looking at Second Chance Ministry Thrift Store in Cisco you might not think it would be the target of thieves but on Saturday night that changed.
Abilene water officials say the tests on the dead fish at Lake Fort Phantom Hill have confirmed their original ideas about what caused it.
The isolated afternoon and evening showers remain in the forecast through Saturday.
Doctor's told Mitch Riffle's family he wouldn't survive, yet here he is walking, talking and even solving math problems.
The impending oil boom has business owners weary if it will every show up. Sweetwater Enterprise for Economy Development says they're doing what they can to prepare Sweetwater for the oil boom, but not over-prepare. Business owners say they're doing what they can to not depend on potential oil workers to keep their businesses afloat.
As school starts back up, the Abilene Police Department is reminding drivers and children to be careful, alert, and attentive on their way to and from school.
Melanoma is the second most common cancer in teens and young adults 15 to 29. Starting September 1, 2013 a new Texas law will require customers of tanning bed salons to be at least 18-years-old.
When Brittney Brazelton couldn't make it back to the hospital in time, her brand new Ford Explorer and I-20 became her delivery room.
The Abilene City Council Thursday morning expressed their appreciation for the work of an Abilene High School student.
With school shooting happening more Brookemsith ISD isn't taking any chances to protect students.
Should e-cigs be allowed indoors? One state doesn't think so, and banned them from all restaurants and businesses.
Parts of the Big Country may be in for a little rain beginning Thursday through Saturday, though the chances are slight.
Fewer volunteer firefighters across Texas are signing up and those remaining must ensure they're ready to take the heat.
Taylor County sheriff deputies will not be getting a pay raise this year after the county commissioners denied their request in the county budget. The first ever sheriff's association, which was created to fight for these raises, says they aren't done fighting for more pay. They plan on voicing their concerns at the public hearings in September, and will fight to be on the budget for the FY 2015.
While many students prepare for the back to school season, some kids are preparing for leaving the nest. While they prepare to leave, parents are getting ready for a little more elbow room at home.
Schools all across the Big Country are gearing up for the upcoming year, but for one family, their home is already school-ready.
The Texas Department of State Health Services is recommending people to be immunized for whooping cough after confirming over a thousand cases of the infection.
U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan Wednesday morning rested his defense without calling any witnesses or offering any evidence.
Wednesday will be a lot like Tuesday, with no rain expected until Thursday.
Despite technology requiring fewer items, parents are still spending more to get their kids ready for school.
The Abilene School District says money for the proposed $87 million bond would help finish projects started by the $76.5 million bond in 2004. Schools renovated with previous bond money will be finished with the new bond money, if voters approve the bond in the November election. The bond would cause taxes to increase by about $50 per year per household.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in every 4 deaths in the U.S. is caused by heart disease. A new test is helping doctors predict who is at higher risk for heart attack.
Taylor County Commissioners have set the budget for the year 2014.
Blanket ISD ready for a new school year after only three months ago being struck by a tornado.
Workers are putting in another set of new doors at Abilene High School Tuesday.
Part of the fun of the farmer's market can be getting to know the farmers. But chatting up vendors can also be a good opportunity to verify the freshness and safety of produce.
The weather pattern this week will be rather uneventful for the majority of the Big Country. Lows at night will be around 70 to 72 with afternoon highs in the middle 90s.
A group of internet users in Clyde have been left with slow to no internet service for months.
Abilene voters could decide on a multi-million dollar bond to improve Abilene schools. If approved, taxes would increase about $50 per household. Students that worked on the committee that researched the needs for bond money say that it's necessary for students' educations.
We've all heard the saying, "you're as young as you feel," but for one Abilene man who's celebrating his 101st birthday it's more than just a common phrase.
New numbers on Lyme disease show about 300-thousand Americans are diagnosed with the tick-borne illness each year. The new CDC estimate suggests that the number of people with Lyme is about 10 times higher than the reported cases every year.
The Abilene school board will discus the possibility of new school construction and renovation projects Monday.
We're talking about trips to the doctor. You go in to have something checked out, and then you think to yourself, "what does this test or procedure have anything to do with my condition"?
The Eula Community has raised over $2000 for Kelya Shipley. Shipley needs special surgery to remove a 2.3 centimeter kidney stone, but no insurance company will cover her. Friends and family held a garage sale benefit over the weekend, raising part of the money she needs to get the surgery.
The greens of Maxwell Municipal Golf course were filled very special golfers Sunday morning.
Local women were helping low-income families by building houses in North Abilene. It's part of Habitat for Humanity's "Women Build" program. But it's about more than just building houses, 80% of the work done on the project has to be done by women, including the fundraising. So Habitat for Humanity and Lowes teaches these women the skills needed. Not only for the project, but for every day life.
More than 6,000 people gathered, bright and early Saturday morning, at the Taylor County Expo Center, to run and get dye-d.
Thanks to the donations of the community Brownwood kids will have new gear for school.
The State Board of Education is asking for administrative input on how to change curriculum for graduating seniors.
Roscoe Independent School District started school this week to allow students in college classes to get a jump start on the semester, and that includes their internships.
New research shows a link between drinking soda and behavior problems in young children. Researchers looked at data on nearly 3,000 five-year-olds and found kids who drank four or more soft drinks a day were more likely to have aggressive behavior, attention problems, and withdrawal behaviors.
The thunderstorms caused some problems for Abilene drivers on the way to work Friday morning.
We're talking about coffee! Many of us depend on a cup of coffee or two to get started each day. But a new study suggests too much coffee on a daily basis can shorten your life.
The chance for rain stays in the forecast Friday night into Saturday.
An Abilene police officer who spent almost 30 years patrolling the city retired from the job Thursday.
Abilene Christian University has partnered with CitySquare, a non-profit in Dallas to create a hands-on experience for students. ACU students make trips to Dallas for research and projects, getting to make a difference in others' lives while getting an education.
A team from Guardian EMS is volunteering their services to ensure football players get properly screened for heart conditions.
Probiotics help support your digestive system & overall health.
6th through 10th graders at Sweetwater schools are now using new technology instead of textbooks to learn.
An Abilene business owner who allegedly skipped town after several victims charged him with sexually abusing them declined a plea bargain offer.
In west Texas a green yard can be hard to come by, but for one lady in Anson, her backyard is defying the odds.
Children born to obese mothers are a third more likely to die at a young age than those with normal weight moms.
Revenue from tickets at are an all time high at Abilene Regional Airport and cheaper tickets aren't the only reason for that.
A local company says they could help save tax dollars by replacing the horse stalls at the Taylor County Expo Center. The Expo Center is asking for $75,000 to replace 50 of the 400 stalls, and the stall company says they could do it for less, and have tried offering their services to the county. But the Expo Center says they need the money for uniformity.
Two children in the United States are fighting for their life after being diagnosed with a rare and deadly brain eating amoeba. The amoeba enters the body through the nose when people are swimming where water is warm, such as lakes and rivers.
A former student of Abilene Christian University is among the cast members of the musical TEXAS who died in a traffic accident Monday night.
A JC Penney ad is being accused of promoting bullying--now parents are upset.
Showers and storms will likely be ongoing Wednesday morning over much of the area.
A couple who were shot at more than 16 times and nearly killed haven't found the help they need to recover.
Wylie School Board approved a new policy that will allow limited use of cellphones for students. Before, cell phones were not allowed to be on or visible. Now, students can use them during lunch and other times of the day. Parents say they can see the benefits, but that it will still be distracting.
Criminal charges were dismissed against an City of Abilene translator who worked in the African refugee community. Charges were dropped after victims became fearful of coming forward.
A new study suggests premature babies could be at an increased risk for heart problems when they are adults. Researchers say it’s because their hearts may form and work differently than heart of full term babies.
The majority of Big Country students are enjoying the last little bit of summer before the new school year begins, but for students in Roscoe, that day has already arrived.
Five cast members of the popular outdoor musical drama TEXAS held in the Panhandle were killed and a sixth injured in a deadly wreck Tuesday morning.
We all know texting and driving is a dangerous mix. But when you throw in a teen driver, and a common disorder suffered by many teens, then it can turn deadly fast. So should texting and driving be against the law?
There is more good news than bad news in this week's weather forecast. The good news is temperatures this week won't be as hot, but still warm, and rain makes a return to the forecast, starting as soon as Tuesday night into Wednesday, and stays in the forecast each day through Saturday.
An Abilene grandfather is desperately trying to get his grandchildren back months after his granddaughter drowns during his supervision.
What began as a campaign to help one young girl navigate her way through Abilene High School, has now spread throughout the community.
The wind industry is slowly coming to a stand still in some parts of the Big Country, and many jobs are on the line. Wind Clean in Coleman is transforming its corporation to focus on another energy resource, and in the process saving jobs. Employees now work on services that will help the oil industry instead of the wind industry.
A new study shows women whose labors are induced or augmented may be more likely to have a child with autism, especially if the baby is a boy.
If 100 degree temperature keep you from walking outdoors, the mall of Abilene is a cool alternative.
The national Run or Dye 5K is a popular paint race that puts people dressed in all-white in a course where the goal is to cross the finish line and get blasted with colors.
The internet has become a prime platform to communicate, shop, and do business. But now many are worried about their personal information being too accessible to, pretty much everyone.
As part of an annual tradition, incoming pharmacy students received their white coats as they start their students at Texas Tech Pharmacy School. And for the students, it has a deeper meaning that just becoming a professional.
Tax-free shopping takes place all across Texas, and Sunday was the final day to receive that 8.25% discount.
School is right around the corner, and that means school supply shopping is in full swing.
Stores all over the Big Country are preparing for tax free weekend.
While many children are dreading the end of summer fun, teachers all across the Big Country are preparing their classrooms for the upcoming school year.
The City of Abilene is not enforcing its own code regarding high grass and weeds at city properties. The grass, weeds, or bushes are not suppose to be higher than 12 inches, but at the city pump station on South Danville and Brief Street that isn't the case.
For more than a million Americans, stings from insects can be deadly. One way to help people who are allergic is to receive venom immunotherapy, or allergy shot, to reduce chances of a serious reaction.
Tax free weekend is finally here and starting Friday, school supplies, clothes, and shoes are tax free!
Think back to your very first car. Was it the perfect first car? Well now there is a new list out of the best cars for new drivers.
Scattered thunderstorms may develop along the I-20 corridor Friday.