Tuesday, Volkswagen celebrated their new dealership grand opening in Abilene.
Abilene Police are searching for those responsible for shooting out car windows with a BB gun.
A tanker truck carrying propane rolled over on FM 57 in Fisher County.
There's a growing concern that a device used during hysterectomies can spread cancer.
The tire blew out on the car causing it to go off the interstate and flip several times.
According to Captain Trisha Guillebeau, the Dyess Theater will tentatively begin operating movies again on August 8th, 2014.
An overturned tanker truck hauling hazardous material has caused the closure of FM 57 in Fisher County from SH 70 to FM 1085.
This month's Commissioners Court meeting in Eastland will discuss the second and final reading of a proposed ordinance that would prohibit the sale, use, and possession of electronic cigarettes to minors.
The owner of Casa Herrera is remembering the late James Garner as considerate and friendly after meeting him at the restaurant years ago.
Downsizing at Army Post Fort Hood will have a big impact on the community of Brownwood.
A public hearing for a new proposal on electronic cigarettes will be the focus this week for Abilene residents.
A $10,000 dollar check is now in the hands of staff at the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council.
Governor Rick Perry has declared he will be ordering 1000 National Guard Troops to the border to handle the surge of unaccompanied minors.
The 21st Cavalry Brigade at Fort Hood is being forced to close down within the next year due to the downsize of the army, which is why they flew to the combat aviation training brigade at Camp Bowie in Brownwood one final time.
Some of the Big Country area’s finest will exchange their handcuffs for aprons on Thursday, July 24. They'll spend the evening serving up support at the local Texas Roadhouse at the Tip A Cop event.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center President Tedd L. Mitchell, M.D., and Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert L. Duncan, announced the establishment of the TTUHSC School of Public Health in Abilene.
A Blackwell man was killed Sunday when his small plane crashed near a private airport
More restaurant chains in Abilene are continuing to see counterfeit money.
Two Abilene men were sent to jail early Sunday morning after allegedly being involved in a school break-in.
The Melvin Martin Center for Children's Safety, also known as Safety City, will be hosting its annual Summer Safety Camp this week.
The Dyess We Care Team held its 14th annual car wash to help raise money to buy new ladders.
One Boy Scout Helps the Community in His Own Way to receive his Eagle ranking.
Hundreds filled the Abilene Civic Center on Saturday for the return of Craftapalooza & Fabulous Vintage Market.
Funeral services and visitation has been set for Taylor Dyess Bowman, the 16-year-old Ballinger High School junior who passed away on June 16 as a result of a vehicle accident.
The roof of a correctional facility in East Texas collapsed early Saturday afternoon, according to the facility's warden.
Buffalo Gap is Getting a Sewer System. The town will begin construction by the end of the year if not earlier. But not everyone is for the plan.
A tour of the Buffalo Gap Historic Village
Walmart has confirmed the company will be building a third Walmart in Abilene on Oldham Lane and Loop 322. A plan was submitted to the city earlier this week detailing the construction.
The Brown County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference at 2:30 p.m. Friday in order to discuss the arrest of over 40 suspects on drug charges.
Hendrick Hospice Care’s Camp Courage JR was created to help serve the young children of this area who are dealing with loss. This one day camp, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 9, is specifically for those entering Kindergarten through second grade.
As attention centers on the thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing the Texas-Mexico border, activists in the Rio Grande Valley are working hard to ensure that their ongoing campaigns continue to gain traction after the current crisis subsides.
Hamburger lovers are in for a treat as a new restaurant is scheduled to move into Abilene.
The unemployment rates for June have come in, and Abilene saw a slight rise since May.
The Merriman Cemetery Association Board has authorized a special account at First Financial Bank to help in restoration of headstones damaged, between June 21, 2014 & June 28, 2014, in the destruction of the Merriman Cemetery on FM 2461 about a mile south of Ranger.
Ballinger Community Remembers Taylor Bowman, 17, who died Wednesday July 16 in a single vehicle accident.
The people of Brownwood are happy to hear a recently rare sound today in and around the city. It's the sound of rainfall and it began last night around 9:45 and continued until around four o'clock this afternoon.
The Abilene Better Business Bureau is advising all businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit $100, $50 & $20 bills. Abilene police report a steady increase in the numbers of the bogus bills over the past few weeks.
Saturday, July 19, will be Teddy Bear Day at the Abilene Zoo, when children ages 13 and younger get in free if they bring along their favorite plush bear or other animal.
Due to power outages, Howard Payne University will be closed today and tomorrow, July 17 and 18. The university will reopen on Monday, July 21.
Abilene ISD administrators selected from within the local ranks to fill the role of principal at Thomas Elementary School.
Due to heavy rain, the Dachshund Races have been rescheduled for Thursday, July 24, at the Festival Gardens across from the Abilene Zoo.
A Ballinger High School junior passed away Wednesday night in a one-vehicle accident between Coleman and Ballinger near Talpa along HWY 67.
Jones County Possibly Housing Illegal Immigrants
Matthew Torres takes a look into how the boom in the oil and gas market has caused growth in the city of Ballinger.
Freshman defensive back will miss the first three games of his first season.
Abilene Regional Medical Center has released a short statement regarding how the recent break between Hendrick Medical Center and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) has affected them.
Brownwood Police are investigating an aggravated robbery that occurred Tuesday night at Dairy Queen in Brownwood.
The Dallas-Fort Worth region boasts a growing economy larger than that of many countries — but it also sports some of the worst air quality in the nation. Scientists fear the politics of economic growth is preventing improvements.
In Sweetwater there is a company called Ludlum Measurements. The company doesn't just serve Sweetwater and the surrounding area. It serves many parts of the country and even places overseas.
The Brown County Sheriff's Office recently completed their annual budget proposal coming to the conclusion that $4.3 million dollars is required to run the Sheriff's Office from October of 2014 to September of 2015. Once again, there has been a request for a much deserved pay raise for the officers of the jail.
Construction is beginning on the new Hendrick Health System Medical Plaza in south Abilene.
Terry Don Sergeant was charged with animal cruelty when his girlfriend was leaving his home with her pets.
One vehicle traveling east, towards Cross Plains, started to go off the road and over corrected going across the road then flipped the vehicle onto the other side of the road.
Brittany Pelletz and Bob Bartlett speak to Sweetwater's new mayor Jim Mckenzie.
Kimberly Sears visits the National Wasp WWII Museum.
Matthew Torres speaks with Betty Carter from Dark Horse Roller Derby.
KTAB Reporter Kimberly Sears takes us through the history of Sweetwater, TX.
Brittany Pelletz speaks with Leah Andrews about the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.
Sam Nichols is near the archery tent with Ted Bayse of TJB Outdoors.
Tuesday morning, commissioners in Tom Green County voted against housing Unaccompanied children in any of the county facilities, but a Jones County facility is being considered.
Firefighters have discovered what caused a shed to catch fire on the 700 block of Ross Avenue Tuesday afternoon.
Jim McKenzie was appointed on Tuesday morning to serve as Mayor of Sweetwater to fill the unexpired term following the resignation of Mayor Greg Wortham.
Abilene Chief of Police Stan Standridge held a press conference Tuesday morning to detail crime statistics in Abilene so far in 2014.
AUSTIN— The 2015 University Interscholastic League Girls and Boys State Basketball Tournaments will be played at the Alamodome in San Antonio the UIL announced Tuesday.
Police have identified the woman arrested for her alleged part in what Rescue the Animals, SPCA investigators called the worst case of animal cruelty they’d seen in this area of Texas.
Mayor of Brownwood Stephen Haynes has joined us to talk about what the great city of Brownwood has going on right now and what they are planning for the future.
Fire Chief Del Albright tells KTAB News about their new, much needed fire house.
The only way to get your employees to smile like this, is to be a great boss, like Ben Kennedy.
Owners and management have recently started a three million dollar renovation to the theater in hopes to help regain it's popularity back and become a great venue for performers of all kinds.
The Abilene Police Department has been busy lately, and most recently, police are responding to several calls outside of Taylor County.
Matthew Torres speaks to Jimmy Towbridge, a man who has lived a life of service for his community in Brownwood.
The Brownwood Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Ray Tipton is joining us to talk about what the great city of Brownwood has going on right now and what they are planning for the future.
The Comanche Police Department has provided information regarding an officer-involved shooting that took place on July 12.
From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, the Dyess We Care Team will be hosting a car wash fundraiser for a local non-profit.
Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham has resigned in order to run for a seat in the Texas Senate.
The City of Abilene is now 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.
Dove hunters will have more opportunity later in the season with dates and bag limits finalized by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department this last week.
Effective July 1, 2014, the City of Coleman will move into Stage III of the City’s Drought Contingency Plan. Lake Coleman has now dropped below 1700 feet in mean elevation which is the trigger for moving the City into Stage III of our Drought Contingency Plan. Recent rainfall events have really only postponed the transition into Stage III.
Abilene police are looking for information that helps them arrest and charge the suspect in a recent debit card abuse case.
An Abilene man is at the Taylor County Jail after he reportedly admitted to stabbing his roommate at a drug and rehab center.
AUSTIN - Keeping vehicles road-ready and saving money at the pump is now easier than ever thanks to a new smartphone Web app from the Texas Department of Transportation.
Hot Abilene Nights hosted its 2nd annual event at Big Country Race Way.
UBER has arrived in west Texas, but just like in every other city, where the ride-sharing company has parked itself in, it’s littered with controversy.
On Saturday morning, the Abilene Public Library held a special workshop for people interested in gardening. Texas Master Gardener Krista Bunger hosted the event and taught people how to create sustainable container gardens.
Abilene police are urging drivers to slow down after responding to two accidents on the Interstate 20 service road near the Pine Street exit in two days.
Rose Park on South 7th & Barrow Street has reached a special milestone.
Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham has resigned to run for a Texas Senate seat.
The City of Abilene will be celebrating the 100th birthday of Rose Park on Saturday, July 12th from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Businesses Still Recovering From Hailstorm
Roofing company tries to gain more business by using an Abilene restaurant's phone number.
The June 12 hail storm in Abilene is expected to hit $400 million in insured losses to vehicles, homes and commercial property. It was the second catastrophic hailstorm the west Texas city has experienced in the past three years.
The wonderful staff at The Melvin Martin Center for Children’s Safety, affectionately known as Safety City, is providing children a great opportunity to learn, in an exciting and fun manner, skills that will help them navigate life with safety in mind.
The Regional Victim Crisis Center is looking for additional volunteers as they prepare to train a new team on Saturday, July 12.
On July 11th, otherwise known as 7-Eleven Day, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. all 7-Eleven’s will be offering free small Slurpees to customers. Customers can also pay $1 for a quarter-pound Big Bites hot dog.
Stacked up against other states, Texas public schools could win the best-bang-for-your-buck competition. The state spends less than most others, and its students perform better than many. But the commitment to fiscal restraint has come with its own burdens for the teachers responsible for educating the state’s future workforce.
It's a place of worship, where members of the South Side Baptist Church show up often in their Sunday best. But, during the week in the summer, it's shorts and sneakers for sports ministry camp.
Rescue the Animas has broken ground with the intent of doubling their capacity.
John Burkhead is accused of taking several items from Walmart in north Abilene including a bike.
Abilene Police have made some arrests in a couple of Abilene north side robberies and ended up uncovering gang activity involving teenagers being supplied with weapons to commit crimes and even ordered to kill via social media.
Demarcus Dickerson admitted to police in an interview that he had been sexually assaulting an under aged child for several years.