From schools and hospitals to the city of Abilene, everyone has a plan in place.
But it's not just about having protocols and procedures -- A lot of it just comes down to practice.
The 12th annual Click It or Ticket campaign runs from May 20th to June 2nd as law enforcement officials crack down on seat-belt violations.
Spraying...braiding...curling... painting and powdering -- The girls in this room might have special needs, but for their special prom? They're getting ready the same way as everyone else, just with a little help.
In an effort to cut back on drunk driving, the National Transportation Safety Board has recommended states reduce the blood alcohol content levels that make someone legally drunk.
In January, Coach Quinn Conley's wife of forty years, Brenda, suffered a brain aneurysm, putting her in the hospital and taking him out of school to take care of her. Now, students are giving back to a man they say has changed their lives.
The halls at Colorado High School have seen some wear and tear over the years.
Smoke and flames could be seen for miles away in South Abilene Sunday afternoon, after a fire destroyed a pool house and came dangerously close to homes in a neighborhood right off Buffalo Gap Rd.
Melody Shelton is referring to a piece of her land that used to be filled with mesquite trees and native grass, now reduced to dirt and stumps.
They're there for you every step of the way, holding your hand with words of comfort and a constant smile.
A first-grade teacher who eventually became the formal guardian of her student watches him achieve the one goal she wanted for him all of his life -- graduating from college.
So when the doors in Baird and Ranger close for good on May 30th, dozens of families like the McClains will be forced to find another way to get their children adequately prepared.
The vote to create a hospital district in Breckenridge is generating a lot of buzz in Stephens County.
Cars stopped and several people lined up as the vinyl billboard came down around 10 a.m. Monday -- A final sign the search is over.
Cpl. Darrell Campbell is fighter. He's also back in uniform, and after nearly two years, he's back at work.
If a proposed ordinance passes in Cisco, it would mean minors, ages six to sixteen, are not only restricted from being out and about during the evening -- they'll also be banned from being in public places, unaccompanied, between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Asst. Fire Chief Brent Allen of the Ballinger Fire Dept. knows concerns in town are heightened after the devastation from the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas last week.
It's cramped, it's deteriorating and it's not as safe for the younger ones as the Rudolph family would like their home to be -- but until now, there wasn't much to be done about it.
The familiar ding of an elevator might not mean much to most people, but in a historic building in downtown Eastland, it means the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors will soon be open for business.
The 2013 tax deadline is fast-approaching and if you think it's stressful for you...
Sure, snakes can hitch a ride on a plane in movies...but how about snakes in a van?
Brownwood Chief of Police Mike Corley told KTAB they are not planning to release more details about the incident out of respect for the family, but the investigation is ongoing.
One in 88 children suffers from autism -- a number that has spiked over the past four decades thanks to increased awareness and diagnosis.
Smoke, flames, a burned dinner and a melted kitchen were not the way Mona Chick thought her and her family would be spending Easter Sunday.
We all know they're man's best friend, but for the dozens of K-9 officers spending the week in Abilene for a required training & certification seminar, these dogs are much more than just that.
Monday saw the final "social" for special needs students all across the Big Country as they countdown to their very own special prom.
How do you feel about telling your boss exactly how much you weigh?
Six months, two weeks, nine hours, and 35 minutes -- that's how long Jackie Piasta has spent waiting to welcome her husband back home.
Learning a new language is hard enough -- now, combine it with learning your role for a play and you get a little bit of an idea of what theater students at Wylie have been through to put their latest production together
A 25-year-old man was shot and killed in Snyder early Tuesday morning.
The view for a group of college students' spring break isn't the white sandy beaches and clear blue water you would expect -- it's the Key City skyline, seen from a conference room in the ninth floor of the Enterprise building.
Plans for a new natural gas power plant were announced Monday morning to a crowd of community members in the Mitchell County courthouse.
The 55th Annual Rattlesnake Roundup has slithered into Sweetwater and sunk its fangs into town.
The Community Food Pantry in Albany was recently given a big donation by another charity in the community, in the true sense of people helping people.
Every time students at the Abilene Independent School District have to take a trip out of town, a charter bus is typically called in -- until now.
Smoke and flames poured out of a home in the 1900 block of Bristol Dr. in Sweetwater Monday afternoon -- a tragic fire that would ultimately claim the life of 61-year-old Neva Cole and leave a family in mourning.
Waving in the wind like tumbleweeds, littered plastic bags are a common sight around the Key City.
A new medical clinic is opening up in Cisco -- housing the only physician in the town.
After years at the Ranger rodeo arena, the annual Ranger College Rodeo is saddling up and galloping on over to Brownwood.
The Cross Plains Public Library is getting national attention -- once again.
An Abilene businessman is honored for going above and beyond to help one military family during two deployments.
Several residents at an Eastland apartment complex are speaking out about the poor conditions of their units -- with complaints ranging from leaky roofs and lack of water to mold-filled walls.
Safe to say, the Eastland Animal Shelter has seen better days.
Several of the people involved in an organized crime ring in Taylor and Jones Counties have pleaded guilty to their charges, while others are now scheduled for a trial.
There were heated words at an Eastland City Council meeting last Monday -- and although there is a resolution, tensions still seem to be running high.
After nearly a year, the controversial pipeline proposal in Eastland County may be laid to rest.
The Open Door Project recently opened its doors in Stephens County, offering a place for expectant mothers, teenagers, parents and families to go to when they need help.
Gail Pittman has been rescuing and rehabbing birds for years -- and she does it all out of her and her husband's auto repair shop in Abilene.
Maybe you watched Super Bowl just for the commercials or just the half-time show -- or maybe, the big game itself. Regardless, for many people, it's all about the food -- and that gives businesses around the Key City a big boost.
Nine people have been killed on our roads over the past five days and the rash of violent and deadly wrecks has many in our community on edge.
Buyers & retailers beware -- the Taylor Co. Sheriff's Office is cracking down on tobacco sales to minors.