Students in the Big Country will be entering their second week back to school tomorrow. For parents, that means plenty of preparation, including what to pack for lunch.
A third of autistic children are still having difficulty speaking at age 5, even after years of early intervention. Now researchers are discovering that smart devices can help those children learn to communicate.
An Abilene woman helps a pumpkin patch get ready for its autumn sale, the proceeds of which go to a special cause close to her heart.
With more calls to crack down on sexual assaults in college communities, a group of students is using its skills to design a nail polish that can detect certain date rape drugs.
The first major study on color blindness finds certain boys are most likely to be born with the condition and It's important for doctors to diagnose it early on.
It's no secret that staying physically active and eating healthy may help you live longer. However, research shows that how long you live and the quality of those years is more nurture than nature. So what is the secret to healthy aging?
The nation's leading group of pediatricians want adolescents and teens to get more sleep. In order to ensure that they do, big changes to the school day are being recommended.
Bob Bartlett Celebrates 35 Years with KTAB News
Back to school season is just around the corner. Preparing your students for the new year takes more than just buying supplies and new clothes. School districts require students to be vaccinated for certain illnesses.
Two months later, the hail damage is still a big problem in the Key City. Many residents are still waiting for roofers to come and repair damage to their homes. Then there are others who just can't afford to have their issues fixed. Some members of the community have come up with a solution.
In June the government put out new recommendations telling Americans to eat more fish because of the health benefits. However, a new article from Consumer Reports says pregnant women should avoid one of the most popular types of fish.
A new study is linking heart deaths to a common antibiotic.
Federal health officials have been keeping a close eye on the mosquito borne virus called chikungunya as more cases are reported nationwide. Now a new vaccine is in development to prevent the illness.
An Abilene pastor saw a need to help the hungry and wanted to help. In the beginning, Reverend Izaiar Lankford used his own money to buy the food. However, now that his weekly soup kitchen has grown, donations make it possible.
Brittany and Dayne get soaked for ALS!
He grew up visiting the Abilene Zoo and now an Abilene man is helping to keep it clean.
Life will never be the same for three friends who set out to change the lives of others.
Brittany Pelletz speaks with Diane Nail from the Albany Chamber of Commerce.
Brittany Pelletz speaks to Dee Dee Peterson from the Ballinger Chamber of Commerce.
Brittany Pelletz and Bob Bartlett speak to Sweetwater's new mayor Jim Mckenzie.
Mayor of Brownwood Stephen Haynes has joined us to talk about what the great city of Brownwood has going on right now and what they are planning for the future.
Fire Chief Del Albright tells KTAB News about their new, much needed fire house.
It's a place of worship, where members of the South Side Baptist Church show up often in their Sunday best. But, during the week in the summer, it's shorts and sneakers for sports ministry camp.
"This is a safe place, a positive environment,"says Dustin Tatro, Outgoing Director of the eCenter.
Dentist, Dr. Mark Bullock, his wife Gretchen, and their three young sons are adjusting to life inside a house in Abilene. They're having to adjust because their home for the past two years was on a ship in Africa.
It's painful to talk about her past, but an Abilene woman is using her own memories to help change the future for other crime victims in the Big Country.
A new york man isn't taking anything for granted this Father's Day. Doctor's say the young dad's quick thinking saved his life.
Summer is here...Which means it's shorts, t-shirt and bathing suit season. If you're in rush to get into shape...We have some good news. We talk to a trainer about how to get the most out of your workout.
A recent survey of pregnant women found most are eating little or no fish. Now the federal government is out with new recommendations to try to change that.
After a long winter here in the big country...Many people are happy to see the summer sun. Not only does the sun's rays keep us warm...They also provide us with a very important supplement known as "Vitamin D" which is essential for our body to stay healthy. Why you might ask...
As our bodies age, so do our teeth. Years of chewing and crunching can take a toll. We look at the best ways to keep teeth strong for a lifetime
"I appreciate everything they do. Every time they get in a patrol car, I just love what they do," says Abilene resident, Steve Wade.
With summer here... many are thinking about eating light and avoiding fattening foods. But not all fats are created equal- there are both good fats and bad fats.
In today's Smart Woman report, Carl Azuz shares some of the popular excuses the men in your life make and how you can help keep them on track.
Not many people can say their child has perfect attendance from kindergarten through high school. But KTAB anchor, Bob Bartlett can say that about all five of his children.
Scientists are reporting a breakthrough in the treatment of cervical cancer
The Cowboy Heritage Church in Clyde is saddling up for a big event.
Before you take your next flight.. you may want to make sure you have hand sanitizer readily available. New research shows bacteria can linger on airplane surfaces for more than a week...
Lung cancer is currently the deadliest cancer, followed by colo-rectal and breast. But deaths from "pancreatic" and liver cancer are on the rise...
Patients are injected with mega-doses of vitamins and minerals to keep from getting sick , even fighting of off cancer
It's an exciting time introducing your baby to solid food....What to do and what to expect for today's smart woman report...
You've likely heard the expression, "Case of the Mondays," well that feeling doesn't exist at the Homestead Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Cisco.
A new study finds obesity can have a negative affect in younger breast cancer patients...
Team coverage of 2014 Big Country Elections
They're building for the future on the outside. On the inside of the Wylie Early Childhood Center, they're shaping it.
Experts say exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle for everyone.. and new moms are not exception...
How walking and talking with your coworkers can be productive..
How having friends can be better for your health
Why more children are landing in the emergency room for injuries from baby gates
Children may seem indestructible at times but with increasing reports of playground injuries, doctors are encouraging greater safety for this summer