Lawyers for Gov. Rick Perry, saying his indictment is unconstitutional on several grounds, filed briefs Monday asking the courts to strike the charges and stop further prosecution of the governor.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced the launch of its mobile app, which is designed to give Texans instant access to the state’s Sex Offender Registry, Texas 10 Most Wanted program and other valuable resources. The app is free to download, and is available for iPhones, iPads, and Android phones and tablets.
A local Abilene Business was recently subject to a bizarre burglary in which the burglar, or burglars, stole what would make the ingredients for a rather large pizza.
McMurry University will again be offering a special group exercise course for participants 50 years and older this fall.
According to the Better Business Bureau, some roofing companies have been “spoofing” the phone numbers of local businesses in order to get in contact with Abilene residents who may have been affected by the recent hail storm.
The Highland Church of Christ is breaking out of the mold by adding a second Sunday service with live instruments instead of an acapella choir.
Abilene police are looking for information that helps them arrest and charge suspects in a recent robbery case.
One driver was transported to the hospital after flipping his vehicle Sunday afternoon.
An Abilene woman is in jail Sunday after allegedly shooting at a vehicle with people inside.
The South Branch of the Abilene Public Library will be temporarily closed beginning Monday, August 25, 2014 for plumbing repairs. We plan to re-open as soon as the work is complete.
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.”
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.
Fiesta in the Park Kicks Off Hispanic Heritage Month
A community riddled with crime in the past is continuing to show signs of improvement and growth.
The story gained national attention, but for the family of Dr. Kent Brantly the experience was much closer to home. KTAB's Kimberly Sears spoke with his nephew about the miraculous recovery of his uncle.
Bob Bartlett Celebrates 35 Years with KTAB News
Back to school season is just around the corner. Preparing your students for the new year takes more than just buying supplies and new clothes. School districts require students to be vaccinated for certain illnesses.
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.
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.
Two months later, the hail damage is still a big problem in the Key City. Many residents are still waiting for roofers to come and repair damage to their homes. Then there are others who just can't afford to have their issues fixed. Some members of the community have come up with a solution.
Making Financially Good Decisions for Collge Students
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.
In June the government put out new recommendations telling Americans to eat more fish because of the health benefits. However, a new article from Consumer Reports says pregnant women should avoid one of the most popular types of fish.
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.
The food bank of west central Texas in Abilene is busy this time of year, especially with children getting ready to head back to school. At the food bank, fresh produce is just as important as canned goods.
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.
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.
Returning students, faculty and staff can mean a lot for local retailers, and, in Brownwood, Howard Payne University students have a big impact.
The City of Cisco says they are growing fast as new businesses continue to pop up.
The Old Main Building on McMurry's Campus Opens its Doors after three and a half years of renovation.
A new study is linking heart deaths to a common antibiotic.
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.
As new students arrive on campus, upperclassmen prepare for the welcoming.
Law officials from Scurry County conducted an active drill to prepare themselves in case of a school shooting.
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.
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.