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.
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.
Black Friday our cars will be sitting in parking lots, full of door busters and other Christmas gift, and thieves know that.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Family Services Center in Brownwood promotes the well-being of families. Today, they celebrated their 15th anniversary.
The FDA only recently approved the use of Botox for crow's feet, but doctors are already very familiar with the procedure. Botox is made from botulinum toxin. When it is injected in tiny targeted doses, it stops muscles from contracting.
Jewelry for sale is helping the volunteer program at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.
Text Size: Trans fats will soon be out. Partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, which make up trans fats, was touted, years ago, as an alternative to cut out cholesterol and natural fats from our everyday foods. But, studies found they clogged up our hearts and were dangerous to our health. So dangerous, the government intends to ban trans fats from American's diets.
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.
Doctors used to rely on a specific cholesterol level to determine which patients needed the drugs known as statins. Now new guidelines from the American Heart Association and The American College of Cardiology are recommending statins for four high risk groups.
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.
An Abilene business serves free meals as a way to say "thank you" to veterans.
In the past 15 years Major Perry Jarmon has been deployed four times. Today, he is part of a different kind of operation, "Operation Free Ride." It's part of a program called horses for heroes, a non-profit organization made up of equestrian facilities nationwide, designed to introduce troops, veterans, first responders and their families to horses.
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.
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.
Customers who visit Amazon's newest site can contribute to local nonprofits by simply shopping. With no cap on how much money it'll donate, the new site has the potential to make a big difference in the operation of local nonprofits.
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.
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.
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.
Amid early voting, some residents in Buffalo Gap plan to voice their opinions on why building a consolidated elementary school at the proposed cost will cost taxpayers too much money.
Early voting for the constitutional amendments began October 21, but Brown County is having difficult getting people to come out and vote early.
The family of the man who was part owner of the Abilene Gold Exchange has filed a federal lawsuit. An Abilene police officer shot and killed Marcus Cass during a raid of the business last year. The federal lawsuit is against the City of Abilene, the Chief of Police, and the officer who shot Cass.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. The Brownwood ARK shelter provides help for all genders who are victims to domestic violence and assault.
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.
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.
Lake Brownwood is still low even after recent rains.
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.
A man has been taken into custody after running from a northeast Abilene store with some electronics.
A man was shot in his home in the 300 block of Crescent Drive in Early this evening
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.
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.