As part of national Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 14-20, the Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers that free, year-round child safety seat checks are available at the agency’s 25 statewide district offices. Available by appointment, the safety checks are conducted by certified technicians who can determine if your child is properly buckled into an age- and size-appropriate safety seat.
Does it bother you to see tattoos on employees when you're at the store, a restaurant, etc?
More than 1,100 high school students from the Big Country and beyond will arrive in Abilene on Tuesday, Sept. 16, to participate in the Area IV FFA Greenhand Leadership Conference.
Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 4.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.19/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com's daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.
Several local businesses gathered on Sunday to support The Salute To Our Troops.
The community of Sweetwater united with the Make a Wish Foundation to put on a parade for a terminally ill six-year-old child.
The fair was generating more than last year's until the rainy and cooler weather rolled through the past two days, says organizers.
A former NFL player paid a visit in Abilene on Saturday and helped brighten the lives of sick children, even for a few minutes.
APD and Texas Rangers continue to investigate the officer-involved shooting that killed 33-year-old Jeffrey Johnson.
The Early Police Department and Texas Rangers have been investigating a case of theft over $20,000 and misapplication of fiduciary funds over the past year according to EPD Chief David Mercer.
Avid runners and families who simply like to get down and dirty stepped out in the chilly Saturday morning to participate in this year's Big Country Mudslinger 5K Fun Run.
The Better Business Bureau warns that scammers may use the recently leaked photos of nude celebrities to lead you to a fraudulent website.
Martin “Nicholas” Coppola was charged Tuesday evening with evading arrest by motor vehicle and unlawful carrying of a weapon.
Troy E. Powell, 46, most recently of Tuscola, Texas, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis to 48 months in federal prison for failing to register as a sex offender, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
Representative Susan Lewis King and the Abilene Chamber of Commerce will co-host a forum to address the work of the House Select Committee on Healthcare Education and Training.
A 25-year-old Abilene, Texas, resident, Johnny Ray Martinez, was sentenced on Wednesday, by U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis, to 15 years in federal prison on a child pornography production offense, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
The City of Abilene Recreation Division is hosting a Girls’ Volleyball League in the fall of 2014. The league is open to girls ages 9 to 12. Division I is open to girls ages 11 to 12, Division II is for girls ages 9 to 10.
The City of Abilene Recreation Division is hosting a Men’s 8-on-8 Flag Football League this fall. The cost is $400 per team.
A woman from the Big Country is participating in this season’s Biggest Loser competition on NBC.
Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) expects to release more than $43 million in remaining appropriated fire suppression funds back to the State of Texas this fall.
The Man in the Moon lit up downtown Thursday night as the sixth and final Guardians of Childhood sculpture was unveiled at 7:45 p.m. during ArtWalk. Former Abilene Mayor Gary McCaleb conducted the unveiling.
Tom Perini's story was one that came straight from what he witnessed on Sept. 11, 2011.
In a day of remembrance, the community of Coleman county came together to honor those that go above and beyond the call of duty to protect others.
KRBC reporter Ariana Lubelli is in studio to share her memories of 9/11. She was born and raised in The Bronx, New York.
Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly, the Abilene Christian University Alumnus who survived the Ebola infection he caught while working with Ebola patients in West Africa, has just made a potentially life-saving donation.
Law enforcement officers are investigating a shooting which occurred Wednesday afternoon on Highway 84 near Roscoe, according to Frederick Biddle, a DPS trooper.
Bad samples have come out of the City of Rotan's water resources and a boil water notice has been issued.
Howard Payne University announced today that Dr. Magen Bunyard has been named vice president for student life and dean of students. She will begin her role with the university on October 6.
Do you remember what you were you doing 13 years ago today, when you first heard the tragic news?
The Abilene City Council Thursday morning made the final approval on the 2014-2015 city budget.
Here's a list of September 11th events and memorials around the Big Country.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation will be working with the City of Sweetwater to take time out of this weekend’s homecoming celebrations to teach a local first-grader that wishes really do come true, and the door is still open for anyone wishing to help out.
Taylor County Sheriff's Deputy Justin Gregory was awarded the Melvin Martin First Responder award for his heroic actions that saved the lives of two elderly people.
Aggie Fries is a West Texas Fair and Rodeo tradition that is dedicated to raising funds for local future Aggies.
Lane Gibson Says He Is Concerned With Public Health Risks From Bed Bugs, He Believes Getting Rid of Bagged Invested Items Should Be a City Service.
A work zone incident on US 84 near Roscoe, approximately two miles north of I-20, has reduced traffic to one lane.
According to Globe Newswire, the Abilene Broadwind Energy facility is about to see a big boom in production.
Billy Joe Villa, 43 of Dallas, Texas, was arrested for two felony warrants and was also charged with Burglary of a Habitation which is a 2nd Degree felony.
BigCountyHomepage.com recently spoke with the Eastland County Sheriff’s Department regarding the report that Ranger Police Chief Jose Gutierrez had been terminated.
Police are searching for a man who walked away from a motorcycle accident Tuesday.
One person was sent to the hospital late Tuesday night after his vehicle wrapped around a business sign in south Abilene.
Commissioner of Education Michael Williams has notified the U.S. Department of Education that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will submit an application for a federal preschool expansion grant.
The Texas Department of Agriculture announced today it will receive $317,600 in federal funding to help growers and handlers of organic agricultural products defray the costs of obtaining organic certification. Grant funds will be available to help recover part of the cost of applying for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic certification. Applications are due Oct. 31, 2014.
Caleb Carter of Abilene High School and Will Flanagan of Cooper High School have been named semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program, a distinction earned by less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors.
Texas Senate Democrats say their request for more mobile units on Texas streets to give voters without an acceptable photo ID a chance to get one before November's election have been virtually ignored.
Online records from the Lubbock County Detention Center and Lubbock County court system showed Martin “Nicholas” Coppola, 50, was charged Tuesday evening with evading arrest by motor vehicle and unlawful carrying of a weapon. Coppola, who listed University Medical Center as his employer according to court records, remained at UMC at the time he was officially detained on two arrest warrants.
The Abilene Fire Department has obtained a new fire engine.
Results for the Texas Senate District 28 special election will be updated as they come in.
The Taylor County Commissioners Court is going forward with a plan that would require county employees to seek approval for overtime from the court.
The Western Texas College in Snyder has voluntarily dropped its nursing program due to low passing grades.