Volunteers work around the clock to make sure the West Texas Fair and Rodeo runs smoothly. One of those volunteers has been at it for more than three decades.
Following last year's the explosion and disaster in the city of West, the Texas State Fire Marshal travels to Brownwood to educate Ammonium Nitrate safe practices.
Dyess Air Force Base Competes in Global Strike Challenge
A new biomarker test that can detect a heart attack.
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.
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.
Two kindergarten classes at Abilene Christian schools were given a little help in learning their ABC's on Wednesday.
Organizers of the West Texas Fair & Rodeo say business has gone up since last year. Nevertheless, their main priority is promoting the agricultural industry.
There has been an increase in accidents along South Clack street recently, APD said.
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.
Having children at home can be a major cause of stress. However, following these expert recommended stress relievers can help improve your life.
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.
A popular Abilene BBQ restaurant that closed several years ago has made its second return to this year's West Texas Fair & Rodeo. Harold's BBQ brisket sandwiches are back and both servers and customers are pleased.
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 standardized dress code for AISD middle school students is being considered a success, now parents are questioning if the same dress code should be enforced for teachers.
The drought in West Texas is causing problems for cattle ranchers.
The Western Texas College in Snyder has voluntarily dropped its nursing program due to low passing grades.
The lights on Winters Freeway are out due to an errant vehicle destroying the electrical service that powers those lights. TXDOT is encouraging drivers to use caution.
Thyroid and liver of cancer rates are on the rise in children.
A one vehicle accident kills driver 3.8 miles east of De Leon.
Crews are repairing an ATM on Judge Ely after a break-in.
Burglars reportedly broke in to an Abilene drug store on August 5, and stole several thousand dollars worth of hydrocodone.
Around 10:30 Tuesday, neighbors reported shots fired on the 1000 block of South 11th following what sounded like an argument.
A Cisco man was killed on Thursday, September 4, in a two vehicle accident along US 183 less than one mile outside of Cisco.
Governor Rick Perry has ordered a special election for September 9 to be held in Senate District No. 28 due to the vacancy left behind by Senator Robert Duncan who officially resigned his seat on July 3, 2014.
It was originally reported that the vehicle being driven by 32-year-old Merced Flores, who was killed Monday during a high speed chase in Sweetwater, was reported stolen from Mitchel County.
Three people have been sent to the hospital following a two-vehicle accident near Hawley.
Home Depot on Monday confirmed that hackers broke into its payment systems.
Renovations on the Abilene High auditorium will continue despite a fire that threatened the building over the weekend.
New jobs are being created with the help of an upcoming Walmart in Breckenridge.
Veterans Affairs Office in Abilene say that many veterans say they have a hard time making appointment at outpatient clinic for many reasons.
Abilene ISD approved bids on Monday to construct new security systems to its elementary schools and new restrooms at both high school's softball fields.
A majority of Americans believe ISIS has the resources to launch an attack against the United States.
BBB has had several calls on asphalt paving crews working in south Taylor County. These guys show up unannounced and just happen to be in the neighborhood, with a load of "left over" asphalt. They were just down the street doing a job.
Both Abilene and Wylie school districts are seeing similar growth to what they have seen over the past few years.