Brownwood ISD announced Monday that the mock emergency and evacuation drill for Woodland Heights Elementary which was scheduled for Tuesday, December 10th has been canceled due to the cold weather.
Many HIV patients in Texas are ineligible for subsidies on the new federal health care exchange. Add the state's decision to not expand Medicaid, and the bulk of those patients are missing out on expanded health coverage.
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Average gasoline prices have fallen almost 3 cents statewide in the past week. In Abilene, prices hover right around $3 per gallon.
The 4th Annual Tour of Trees is helping people at the Chatfield Assisted Living in Brownwood get into the Christmas spirit.
Abilene Police is looking for information that can help solve a convenience store robbery that happened early Thursday morning.
December 8, 2013 the city of Lawn has issued a boil water notice due to frozen pipes.
An electrical fire in south Abilene puts a family out of their home.
Dallas and Fort Worth Districts are discouraging travel to the Metroplex, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.
Westbound I-20 at mile marker 361 at Ranger Hill in Eastland County is open and traffic is moving.
An Abilene Allusp's was robbed at gunpoint on December 5.
A car and a pickup collided at the intersection of Ambler and Pine Friday morning.
The roads are covered with ice, and so is your car, if its parked outside and not in a car port, but instead of turning to Google for de-icing tips, here are the DOs and DON'Ts that will come in hand tomorrow morning.
Abilene ISD and Wylie ISD have both decided to close schools for Friday, December 6.
The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $677,050 to the City of Cisco (Eastland County) consisting of a $475,000 loan and $202,050 in loan forgiveness from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund to finance waste-water system improvements.
Three candidates for Texas governor have taken different positions on red light cameras, a controversial traffic enforcement tool employed by dozens of Texas cities. While supporters of the cameras insist they reduce accidents, critics argue that they actually trigger more collisions and that cities employ them to collect millions in fines.
As freezing rain and sleet move into the Big Country, TxDOT crews in the Abilene District are monitoring and treating roadways for icy conditions while Brownwood District crews prepare for the winter storm.
As winter weather arrives, conditions can become dangerous rather quickly and unexpectedly. The following are tips on have to keep safe during winter weather provided by the Red Cross and AAA.
The push to curb grade inflation at Texas public colleges and universities will be back in the next legislative session, state Rep. Scott Turner, R-Frisco, said Wednesday.
A man who had been recovering from gunshot wounds was arrested Wednesday, December 4, for allegedly physically assaulting his wife back in October.
In an effort to continue promoting security and safety within the Brownwood Independent School District, Woodland Heights Elementary will be conducting a mock emergency scenario and school evacuation at a pre-determined time on Tuesday, December 10th.
State Representative Susan King has scheduled meetings with voters and tax-payers.
Preparation for a cold front involves taking care of a number of things, including your pets. Local veterinarians say there are things you can do to make sure your pets aren't miserable these next couple of days.
A dance that is sure to bring out the locals.
Cattle Baron Cafe was at the brink of shutting their doors at the beginning of the year when social media and the community came to the rescue.
In an effort to better serve the state’s seniors and disabled citizens, the Texas Department of Transportation is hosting workshops to inform the public and gather input on the growing transportation needs of local communities.
Disability Resources, Inc. is proud to announce that Dove Award winning contemporary Christian artist Wayne Watson will perform at the 7th Annual Big Country Christmas Concert benefiting DRI.
A year after Texas was slated to increase Medicaid payments to primary care physicians under the Affordable Care Act, the state has received federal approval to implement the change.
Customers of the Morton Valley Water Supply Corporation, and the people of Ranger, are being asked to conserve water for the remainder of the day Wednesday due to accidental damage to the main water line.
The Community Foundation of Abilene awarded a $3,100 grant to support more than 1,000 Special Olympics Texas athletes in the area.
Customer service is clearly a high ranking factor in customer satisfaction, but how important is it to people of the Big Country when it comes to choosing where to do business?
The City of Abilene Recreation Division is offering a fun-filled winter break camp to thrill and challenge youngsters during their school vacation.
Morton Valley Water Supply customers were without running water most of Tuesday after the company made improvements and repairs on its main line.
The City of Abilene welcomes Derrick Neal to the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District as the new Health Administrator.
A stolen vehicle is recovered at the old Taylor County Courthouse.
The line-up for the 2014 Outlaws and Legends Music Fest has been announced.
Due to a shut down in the water system in order to make repairs, residents who are served by the Morton Valley Water Supply Corporation (MVWSC) are asked to boil their water until further notice.
A group of Abilene volunteers made a big donation Tuesday to help children for Christmas.
The Abilene Community Band will be holding its annual Christmas Concert on December 10 at the Paramount Theater in Downtown Abilene.
Greg Abbott will launch a series of education policy roundtables Tuesday, debuting what his campaign said would be a "major issue" for the campaign of the leading Republican candidate for governor. The lineup of events could hint at policy initiatives he is expected to announce in January — including a possible focus on online learning and charter schools.
Abilene Christian University is presenting its third-annual Christmas Slam Tuesday night, Dec. 3 at Moody Coliseum. Festivities begin prior to the start of ACU women's basketball game vs. Texas A&M-Commerce at 5:30 p.m. and will continue through the men's home opener against Hillsdale Baptist.
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree for one newly sworn-in justice in Eastland.
One Abilene employer is using the phrase "attitude adjustment" on a sign in front of his restaurant, as a sign to his customers better customer service will be served up soon.
In order to enjoy all that yummy Thanksgiving or Christmas food again, it’s important to remember to handle leftovers safely. Follow these tips for safe leftovers.
Some Texas Republicans would like to change a rule that allows Democrats to block bills favored by the majority of the state Senate. They have a new ally, at least on the idea: Democrats in the U.S. Senate.
Abilene High School will be one of the biggest schools in Texas sports and other extra-curricular activities next year.
Abilene Christian University will kick-off the Christmas season Monday, December 2, with a family event that will feature a concert, a holiday movie, and even a visit from Santa.
Although Texas lawmakers loosened physician supervision requirements for advanced practice nurses in the 2013 legislative session, some health providers argue they should have allowed them to practice independently, too. With recruitment campaigns in states like New Mexico, which has more lenient laws, some of these nurses see an incentive to leave the state.
A missing Lubbock teen that was last seen on November 17 has now been listed as “missing and endangered” by police as of Monday morning. Police believe the teen, Zoe Campos, may have connections in Abilene.
The Abilene Downtown Association and all of its members invite you to join us in the Annual “A Silver Celebration” giving tree.
CityLink Transit’s annual “Food For Fares” campaign begins Monday Dec. 2, 2013, and will run through Saturday Dec. 7, 2013.
The 2014 realignment is just a couple short months away and with the addition of Class 6A things are changing in the Big Country.
Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have fallen 2.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.12/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.
Abilene firefighters are still investigating what caused fire in a vacant home on the 2800 block of Simmons Street.
An Abilene man was arrested Friday night after police say he was driving drunk with two child passengers.
Friends and family gathered at the River of Life Church in Eastland for a candlelight vigil remembering Joseph Woodall.
Get ready to Mingle & Jingle at ACU's Christmas celebration on Dec. 2
The Texas Department of Public Safety discontinued the Amber Alert on Sunday at 4 pm.
Black Friday may be over, but the year's biggest holiday weekend continues with Small Business Saturday.
A local non-profit organization held a car show fundraiser Saturday morning to help benefit the community.
The Annual Sweetwater Goodfellows toy drive kicked off Saturday morning with the help from a group of generous motorcyclists.
Two people have died following a major collision on Interstate 20 between Tye and Merkel. One of the cars was going east in the westbound lanes.
A Brown County woman dedicates her Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping to help buy toys for children.
17-year-old Joseph Woodall died early Friday morning after being ejected from a pickup truck he was riding in
The Obama administration said on Tuesday it is taking action to curtail the growing influence of "dark money" in U.S. politics.
La Salle County officials have agreed to pay a portion of the repair costs and all the maintenance costs for 20 miles of roads that the Texas Department of Transportation had intended to convert to gravel.
A young man from Eastland was killed early Friday morning.
A 71-year-old Moran woman has died after a one-vehicle rollover wreck.
DPS confirmed the man arrested and the vehicle taken into possession are not linked to Dallas area sexual assault investigation.
Abilene is one of the few designated communities in the United States where refugees are relocated to. On the surface it seems as though they're safe, but what they try and escape often follows them.
Black Friday our cars will be sitting in parking lots, full of door busters and other Christmas gift, and thieves know that.
A ministry in Anson decided to start Thanksgiving early by serving lunch to its clients.
Officials are urging drivers to use caution as collisions in Callahan and Eastland counties bring holiday traffic to a standstill
The 30th annual Community Thanksgiving Feast at Howard Payne University will once again usher in the holiday season for area residents. It is scheduled for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the HPU Mabee University Center.
Whether you are a veteran chef during the holidays, or just picking up your first turkey, here are some tips on how best to make sure you have a safe and tasty Thanksgiving.
Here is a list of store hours for the Mall of Abilene for Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
As 2014 approaches, Texas district and county attorneys are preparing to implement a new law that aims to prevent wrongful convictions by requiring prosecutors to open their files to defense lawyers. Sounds simple: Prosecutors have boxes with files that have evidence, and they just have to lift the lids and extract the papers. The reality? Not so much.
Volunteers are working to get ready for tomorrow's big Thanksgiving feast at the Abilene Civic Center.
The annual Community Christmas Tree lighting will be held Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Abilene Civic Center.
A mission to help train dogs in order to help others.
An Abilene woman has been charged with fraudulently cashing in lottery tickets.
The Meek Blood Center is seeking healthy people to come in and donate blood due to a current shortage.
The City of Abilene Recreation Division 2014 Winter Activity Guide is available on the City of Abilene’s website at www.abilenetx.com under the Recreation tab.
Debate over the Texas Department of Transportation's controversial plan to convert some damaged asphalt roads to gravel has come up in a fight between the House and Senate to boost the agency's funding. House Speaker Joe Straus says he is unconvinced that the agency's plan to convert paved roads to gravel is needed.
Clint Dunn, the father of Hailey Dunn, was arrested Tuesday in Taylor County.
Attorney General and GOP gubernatorial hopeful Greg Abbott has proposed allowing concealed handgun license holders to carry firearms openly. Gun advocates say Abbott’s statement reflects growing acceptance in Texas of unconcealed handguns, and some predict open-carry laws could hit the books as soon as 2015.
Investigations into a deadly wreck are underway Tuesday morning after a truck swerved off the road Monday night in Callahan County.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new device to help epilepsy patients who don't respond to medications
Need a little help with your Thanksgiving meals? Don Luis can help!
According to Early Chief of Police David Mercer, officers in his department made two unrelated traffic stops which resulted in the arrest of four people over the weekend on drug related charges.
Texas Department of Transportation crews battled out the winter storm over the weekend to make sure roads were safe.
Most City of Abilene offices and community service centers will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday with the exception of those providing life safety services such as fire and police protection.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will host their annual “Treats for Santa Bake-off” competition at the upcoming 5th annual Christmas Under the Stars Festival.
Democrats seeking a return to the Texas Governor's Mansion are betting on the suburbs — and, in particular, on the women there.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging Thanksgiving travelers to practice safe driving habits during the long holiday weekend to help keep Texas roadways safer for everyone.
The ice is melting and the streets and roads are clear around Abilene.
The Hardin-Simmons University Concert Band will present its final full concert of the school year, November 25, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. in Behrens Auditorium on the HSU campus.
Precinct 4 Taylor County Commissioner Chuck Statler will make his run for re-election official on Monday, November 25.
Tickets for the Cooper Cougars’ regional playoff football game will be available starting Monday in the Athletics Office ticket window at One AISD Center, 241 Pine St.
TSTC in Sweetwater is closed Monday due to a power outage.
Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen 15.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.13/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy.com's daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.
On Sunday, a local Abilene restaurant provided free lunch to emergency personnel.
TxDOT crews weren't the only ones busy over the weekend, so were emergency responders.
All American Eagle flights to and from DFW were canceled Sunday.
Driving on slick, icy roads can be dangerous but when you're behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler, caution is the name of the game.
With Black Friday just around the corner, stores are getting ready and preparing for the busy day.
The Texas Department of Transportation is reporting a two-mile portion of I-20 in Mitchell County had to be shut down due to numerous wrecks
TxDOT crews in the Abilene and Brownwood Districts have continued to monitor road conditions throughout the day.
After months of repair, the gym at Blanket ISD finally finished, and it couldn't come at a better time.
More than 483 American Electric Power customers were without power early Saturday afternoon.
Cold temperatures and icy roads didn't stop people from coming out to the Mall of Abilene to see Santa's official arrival.
The City of Abilene Office of Emergency Management is encouraging people to avoid unnecessary travel and stay inside.
TxDOT crews throughout the Abilene and Brownwood Districts worked through the night to treat roadways and bridges and monitor conditions.
The area round of the football playoffs are right around the corner. Here's a list of the pairings involving the Big Country teams remaining in the postseason.
Firefighters were called out to a burning building in Cisco early Friday morning.
According to the Abilene Police Department, there were a total of 52 reported accidents within the city of Abilene as of 4:12 p.m. Friday.
Around 2:55 Friday afternoon, firefighters were called to a home west Clyde off of FM 18.
A Taylor County deputy sheriff received word this morning that his assistance with a bank robbery investigation in Florida helped lead to the arrests of a Tampa couple, dubbed the "Bonnie & Clyde Bandits."
As work progresses on the I-20 frontage road project, TxDOT plans to switch traffic to the inside lanes on the eastbound and westbound sides of the interstate between FM 600 and SH 351 on Tuesday.
Shifting from a previous proposal, the State Board of Education voted Thursday to require algebra II only for students who pursue an honors plan or a diploma specializing in math and science.
A five car pileup happened just outside of Brownwood Friday morning as just one of the many accidents that happened likely due to the inclement weather.
TxDOT maintenance crews have been out since early morning treating bridges and overpasses with de-icing materials and monitoring road conditions.
Around 5:30 a.m. Friday, firefighters were called out to a fire at Brown's Sanatorium in Cisco.
As the drought continues across Texas, more oil and gas companies are considering the long-term benefits of water recycling, and state officials are trying to make the transition easier.
Find out if any roads in your area are affected by ice, snow, construction, or other conditions.
Joe Edd Boas is looking back at the Kennedy assassination, but he is looking back through the lens of a photographer, who may have shot one of the last portraits of Kennedy before his assignation.
The Coleman County Medical Center is collecting coat donations to help keep others warm this winter season.
At Thursday morning's meeting, the Abilene City Council voted to approve four more oil wells to be drilled inside the city limits.
A report released Thursday by a national health consumer organization attempts to put into perspective the 113,000 Texans who have received notices their plans are being canceled.
The city of Miles has rescinded the boil water notice issued Wednesday due to a temporary shut down of the system due to a leak.
The Texas Transportation Commission voted Thursday to reduce the speed limit to 65 mph on the deadly stretch of I-20 in Eastland County.
As a group, women have neither followed the March Hare to the Tea Party nor signed up for Wendy Davis’ trip to Wonderland, leaving the campaigns to ponder their place on the electoral chessboard.
An Abilene woman had a close call with a train Thursday morning.
The Solicitations Ordinance proposed by the City has passed.
Coleman County Medical Center has teamed up with some local business to start accepting donations of new or gently used coats and jackets for individuals and families in Coleman County.
Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott is pushing for more stringent privacy laws, looking to give Texans more control over personal information like DNA details. Privacy rights activists say his proposals would provide those benefits, but some concerns tied to enforcement are being raised. And a spokesman for state Sen. Wendy Davis says Abbott's record should raise doubts.
Find out how this longtime family recipe is still making people smile.
With the holiday season upon us everyone is busy buying Christmas gifts for their friends and family, but for the families that need a little extra help an organization in Brownwood is stepping in.
Changes may soon come to Ranger Hill if members of the Texas Transportation Commission approve a resolution.
Abilene business owner Hector Gloria has accepted a plea bargain.
Hardin-Simmons University President Dr. Lanny Hall and the Board of Trustees have announced plans for two immediate major athletic facility upgrades as part of the school’s Transformation 2020 Campaign.
Due to water system failure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the City of Miles Public Water System to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption.
While the holidays are a time to celebrate with friends and family, they can also be one of the top times for stress and even depression. Here are a few tips to help you cope.
As state Sen. Wendy Davis and Attorney General Greg Abbott gear up for the 2014 gubernatorial election, both candidates’ campaigns have made a tactical choice to mostly avoid the A-word — even in the midst of heated legal challenges that reached all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
An executioner in Missouri Wednesday morning injected a fatal dose of chemicals into the bloodstream of serial murderer Joseph Paul Franklin.
Over the past three decades, Texans have contributed $678 million to fund a nuclear waste project that does not exist. A federal appeals court has ordered the federal government to stop collecting such fees.
Tracy Gilliam, GM for Star Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram in Abilene, traveled to Chicago in mid-October to accept an award from Automotive News for the Abilene dealership being ranked the 7th best dealership to work for nation-wide.
Man says fire sparked while he was cooking, home went up in flames.
A Fisher County woman died in a traffic accident near Roby on Tuesday.
Thousands of veterans come home and while trying to adjust to normal life, find themselves in trouble with the law and entwined in our court system. A system that does not necessarily take into account the problems vets encounter when coming home.