AUSTIN - In Texas, there is a traffic crash about every 20 minutes involving a driver under the influence of alcohol. The Texas Department of Transportation hopes to lower this staggering statistic with the launch of its annual Labor Day “Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.”
With local children heading back to school Monday, drivers should be aware of school zone and cross walk rules.
The City of Abilene Recreation Division is providing a free after-school program for City of Abilene residents beginning on Monday, August 25.
Due to a loss of pressure in the water system, the City of Stamford had to issue a boil water notice. The city rescind the notice over the weekend.
A community riddled with crime in the past is continuing to show signs of improvement and growth.
Friday was the first time that Dr. Kent Brantly's family spoke out for the first time on the ordeal they have gone through with Dr. Brantly being infected with the Ebola virus. That ordeal was one full of faith, family, and strength.
TSTC EMT students ended their semester with a mock 'mass casualty incident'.
As the academic year begins, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding all drivers to watch out for children walking to and from school or waiting for school buses. Drivers must also follow all traffic laws related to school buses and school zones.
Jared Mosley, who recently completed his 10th year as the director of athletics at Abilene Christian University, announced Friday that he is resigning to become the CEO and president of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame.
For-profit teacher certification companies, which graduate almost one in four of the state's new educators, are flourishing in Texas. But as the industry continues to grow, so do questions about the state's ability to control the quality of training the programs provide.
Should students be expected to pitch in for the cost of college? Should parents be expected to pay for part or all?
Students could be packing some health risks with them as they return back to the classroom.
After a week of defiance, press conferences and an unusual rally to mark his booking on felony charges, Gov. Rick Perry’s legal team makes its first courtroom appearance on Friday.
The Abilene Police Department has been hot on the trail of two different groups creating counterfeit money here in the Key City. Big Businesses and locals have fallen victim to the fake money in circulation, eating the cost of those losses. Now only one suspect remains after police arrested three others.
A "home" on the South side of Abilene is passed by thousands each day, but many of them do not realize how it impacts what comes out of their faucets.
Limited personal identification data belonging to some patients who were seen at physician practices and clinics affiliated with Community Health Systems and Abilene Regional Medical Center over the past five years was transferred out of our organization in a criminal cyber-attack by a foreign-based intruder. The transferred information did not include any medical information or credit card information, but it did include names, addresses, birthdates, telephone numbers and social security numbers.
Jones County Deputy Stephanie Fenner has been indicted by a grand jury.
Several people woke up recently to find graffiti sprayed on their garages and sheds, as well as on several trash cans belonging to the City of Abilene.
Amid frustration that Texas has lagged behind in taking advantage of money that became available in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010, state officials announced the largest conservation land purchase in Texas history.
Complaints have been coming in from citizens concerned about trash spotted along the sides of Winters Freeway.
OSHA is investigating the oil field accident that killed two and critically wounded another near Colorado City Wednesday.
According to CNN, Ebola patient and ACU Alumnus Dr. Kent Brantly has been released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta along with American aid worker, Nancy Writebol, 59.
Are you excited for cooler weather, holiday decor, and all things fall? Or are you enjoying summertime still?
Immigrants who purchased health insurance through the federal marketplace could lose their coverage next month if they cannot verify their citizenship records.
A 13-year-old boy was killed Wednesday, August 20, around 8:30 a.m. in a one vehicle accident along County Road 4153, just one mile southeast of Hermleigh.
Sidewalks, tornado sirens, and an animal hospital were all apart of the discussion, as the committee listened to different pitches including everything from updating the civic center to finding more ways the zoo could rake in more money.
Higher education student spending accounts for over sixty million dollars for the Abilene economy each year.
The City of Abilene is still accepting applications for the 2014-15 City University program. Applications can be obtained on the City’s website, www.abilenetx.com, as well as at City Hall on the first floor at the Customer Service Center and at all three (3) City libraries. Interested citizens may apply through September 8th.
The doors of the Allsup’s on South 14th are closed, gas pumps are turned off, and the inside is now empty of goods.
A Baird resident passed away Tuesday from injuries he received during a motorcycle accident on August 17.
Despite a last-ditch protest from a state lawmaker, Texas’ only radioactive waste dump is poised to get permission to dramatically expand its capacity, take in new types of waste and reduce its financial liability should its owner suddenly close up shop.
On The Way Home Ministry is in the process of beginning an adult education program with hopes of helping break the cycle of poverty in Taylor County.
Identity Theft Still A Big Problem
The ARK Domestic Violence Shelter has unveiled a new Adopt-A-Room Program.
Texans for Public Justice, the liberal-leaning group that filed the complaint that led to Gov. Rick Perry's indictment last week, has a history of messing with Texas politicians. Critics have accused Texans for Public Justice of doing Democrats' dirty work, but Director Craig McDonald said the group is solely focused on accountability and ethics.
City Manager Larry Gilley has announced his retirement from the City of Abilene, effective October 17, 2014, after more than twelve years of service. Mr. Gilley was appointed City Manager for the City of Abilene in June 2002.
On Tuesday morning, Taylor County commissioners unanimously approved a proposed tax rate of .52 per $100 valuation to help feed into the total proposed 2015 budget of $57,182,813.
Are you bothered when you see a mom nursing her baby in a public place? Is it her right, or should she cover up?
A tractor trailer crash resulted in a four vehicle accident Tuesday morning, including one of the vehicles splitting the initial wrecked tractor trailer in half.
Abilene High's Steve Warren, Cooper's Todd Moebes, and Wylie's Hugh Sandifer accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
The City of Weinert is now going to Stage 6 water restrictions, the final stage, due to decreasing water supply.
The City of Abilene is asking citizens to participate in the current bond advisory process by submitting ideas and suggestions via email and on social media.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is increasing DWI patrols through September 2, which includes the Labor Day holiday weekend. DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent. The enhanced patrols that target impaired drivers are funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).
Police have taken a man in to custody for threatening police after he screamed at children and daycare workers fro outside the building.
20-year-old Cameron Murdock has been arrested for allegedly beating and choking his boyfriend, along with another victim, on May 31st at the Pebble Creek Apartments.
People are quick to voice their opinions when they feel there has been some sort of injustice. But do you think protesting is productive?
The Abilene Zoo is looking for nature-lovers with time and talents to share.
Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.26/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy.com's survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.
The City of Abilene decided to close one of their recreational facilities because of the amount of money it would cost to repair the structure.
An Abilene was arrested after being accused of throwing a machete at his wife during an incident early Sunday morning.