On the two year anniversary of her disappearance, friends and searchers gathered to retrace the steps Hailey Dunn may have taken shortly before she went missing.
Autism affects one in every eighty-eight children. The complex disorder affects more than 24-thousand people from kids to adults in Taylor County. So far there is no cure, which can be overwhelming, and discouraging for families. Reach For A Difference, a community action group founded by an Abilene mom, is helping those families find resources and support.
An Abilene family is keeping a seven year tradition alive by transforming into the spookiest house on the block. Each year, the family inside the home on the corner of South 8th Street and Sayles Boulevard, dishes out more than 75 pounds of candy to over 25-thousand trick-or-treaters.
A group of twelve Hardin Simmons University students and one professor are stranded in Washington, D.C, riding out what's left of "Superstorm Sandy". The group traveled to D.C. last Thursday for a Model United Nations conference and was expected to fly back Monday morning.
The city of Abilene is moving forward with a plan to secure a future water supply at Cedar Ridge reservoir in Throckmorton county. The project wont be complete for at least a decade, but it could quickly become the most expensive project in the history of Abilene.
An Abilene family whose home was destroyed by a fire in early August can finally moved forward and rebuild. The Bois Arc neighborhood was rezoned to light industrial back in 1977, preventing anymore residential homes from being built. The Moreno's also found out it prevented them from rebuilding their home, even though it had been there for more than fifty years.
More residents across the key city are coming forward saying the gas they are pumping into their vehicles is tainted. One customer says he found dirt along with water in his tank after filling up.
It's been one year since an Abilene baby was shaken and injured by his babysitter. Austin Westbrook was 3-months-old when his babysitter shook him violently causing serious brain damage. Austin's mother, Jennifer says Austin is making improvements but there is still a long road ahead.
More Texas cities are banning the use of cell phones while driving. Tuesday morning, an Amarillo City Commission voted 4-1 to restrict the use of hand held devices for drivers. Mayor of Abilene Norm Archibald says while the idea hasn't been brought up in Abilene just yet, he'd like to see drivers all make a collective effort to stay safe.
Fair-goers are no stranger to the rain at The West Texas Fair And Rodeo. In fact, it's rained at the fair almost every year since it began. Rides were closed Thursday morning as downpours pushed through.
Shoppers are not the only one's feeling the pain of rising costs at the grocery store. A number of local food pantries are having a hard time keeping up with a growing demand for food.That's due, in part, to a decrease in assistance from the USDA.
Abilene Independent School District is expressing it's concern over a change in the state's assessment accountability standards for English Language Learners, or ELL's.
Higher gas prices may be to blame for a number of recent gas drive-offs. Two Abilene Shell stations were hit Saturday night and Monday morning.
An Abilene family is looking for help locating a dog they believe may have been stolen right out of their back yard.
It happened around 9:30 Wednesday evening in the neighborhood of South 21st and Palm Street.
The family says their 11 week old boxer went missing from their fenced in yard shortly after it had been let outside to use the bathroom.
Camelot Apartments sent out a statement Friday after tenants complained Thursday about having bed bug problems.
An update tonight on the investigation of the body found in Sweetwater yesterday. Residents claim they saw authorities searching a vacant truck that belonged to a man often seen in the area. Folks in that area say they haven't seen that man in some time.
Abilene's YMCA preschool is expanding into the vacant childcare wing of St James United Methodist Church. Expected to open August 27th, the new facility will hold 80 more children than the Y's previous location.
July numbers show no improvement for Abilene Animal Services. The shelter is taking in an average of two hundred animals per week. To make matters worse, they say more owners are surrendering their animals for financial reasons.
Administrators say low participation numbers forced the district to end it's summer free breakfast program two months early.
Home garden stores say business is blooming, one year after taking a big hit during last summer's drought. They're glad Abilene's current one day per week watering restrictions aren't dampening consumer's attitudes.
James Lynn Jones of Abilene is listed as the business account holder for the Jones County game room that was raided by federal agents, according to the Jones County tax appraisals office. Jones is one of several people charged with possession of a gambling device in 2007 during similar raids in Abilene.
Federal investigators aren't releasing any information regarding a raid at a game room off highway 277, north of Abilene, Sunday afternoon.
One customer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, says Lot O Games gives something very similar to "monopoly money" when a player wins one of their slot-machine style video games. This paper money could then be used as a credit or redeemed for cash- on Sunday's Only.
Demand keeps increasing for the summer food program here in the Key City.
The Abilene school district helps provide meals for children going hungry in the area while on summer break.
Nationally, these programs have grown twenty-five percent over the last five years.
Fireworks to blame for at least one fire near Abilene so far and possibly what caused another to come awfully close to some homes.
The threat of fire may not stop all Taylor County residents from lighting up fireworks this Independence Day, but there are several rules and regulations regarding use.
Taylor County Sheriff and Abilene Police say they will be patrolling and will have a no tolerance policy for anyone they find breaking those rules.
A shortage of truck drivers is raising freight rates and delaying deliveries nationwide.
Abilene's Action Career Training School says they're working steadily to filter new drivers through training and back into the workforce.