The oil boom in Midland and Odessa is creating an economic boom right here in the Key City. Local businesses say they are seeing an increase in demand for their services. The home construction industry said they are profiting from all the black gold further west, by providing the supplies for all the new homes being built in that area.
It's something most people do everyday, and it's detrimental to many aspects of one's health--sitting.
In our first weekly edition of Nora's Heart Files, KRBC's Nora Hartfeil looked into one local woman's story.
Wylie ISD reduces the graduation credit requirements from 28 to 24, for their minimum program.
Simple steps to weather-proof your home
Some parents are not pleased with APD questioning their children without allowing a parent to be present.
A 21-year-old drill instructor says he was forced to use a stun-gun on a 14-year-old girl when all other attempts to control her threatening behavior had failed. The Reality Invasion Boot Camp describes itself as a non profit here to change troubled youth, but it's 30-week free program has come under scrutiny after allegations of abuse.
Lego toys and school don't always go hand in hand but for a group of fifth graders it's been the foundation of their education. The students have been playing with the construction toys for much of the school year, learning about math and science along the way. Now they are headed to compete for a regional title.
Doctors say it's time to speak up about the prevention and risks of America's number one sexually transmitted disease. KRBC's Nora Hartfeil spoke with a local doctor to learn more.
Jacob B. Allen Scholarship established to recognize shooting victim for perseverance.
Restaurants along South First Street describe problems with business after the lunch rush.
Organizations see decrease in volunteerism after holidays are over.
The first snow of 2013 was reason to celebrate for some, but for the homeless community, it was a miserable start to the new year, especially if they couldn't find a place to warm up. KRBC's Nora Hartfeil visited a homeless camp and spent some time with those struggling to stay warm.
Young ones were up bright and early to play in the snow this morning in Winters.
Family says carbon monoxide detector saved their lives.
The method is as old as time, but for many years new mothers have shied away from breastfeeding in favor of bottle feeding with formula. Now, the medical community is going back to the basic human instinct of nursing and promoting the health benefits.
Dyess airman holds banner signing for friends and family of the air force base.
With winter in full swing, along with the chilly air also comes dangerous driving conditions. As roads become slick, KRBC's Nora Hartfeil looked into ways you can stay safe behind the wheel.
Gun control issues are a hot topic right now, especially after the recent local shootings right here in the Big Country. KRBC's Nora Hartfeil checked in at a local gun shop to see if more folks are seeking weapons for self-defense purposes.
As the holidays are winding down, it's usually the time of year people start to think about those New Year's resolutions. And undoubtedly topping that list--weight loss goals. We hit the gym to find out the healthiest methods to trim down.
Love and Care Ministries reaches out to those in the cold, who may not have the warmest feelings about Christmas.
The Abilene Dream Center has given away two of their new "Life Start Up Kits." Using the funds raised to help those wanting treatment to fight their addiction but can't afford it. However, the center gave them to two students already in the program to help make the Dream Center a stronger place for the newest students in the future.
Each year love and care ministries takes brand new presents to less fortunate residents of Abilene apartment complexes.
While shoppers were running around the mall frantically, a group surprised everyone with a few carols. But they did so like a flash mob. And the Ninja Joy Squad said they had a few more reasons other than spreading holiday cheer for their caroling flash mob.
Abilene Police Department assigned a patrol officer to every Abilene school campus to ensure safety after unsubstantiated threats were made.
Chilling winds and clouds of dust blew through the streets of Abilene leaving several people with a lot of cleaning up to do.
A grass fire outside Cross Plains Wednesday night fueled memories of the deadly 2005 wildfire.
Families gathered at Oscar Rose Park to sing songs, pray and release balloons for those affected by the Sandy Hook tragedy.
This Christmas, one rehab center hopes to give drug addicts and their families a gift that has great meaning. The Dream Center is raising money for life start up kits, which will help fund the fees for the program and other services for the nine month live in rehab, giving those fighting addiction a chance.
Rumors of "non-specific" threats of violence at Abilene and Wylie schools have been circulating on social media sites.
People all over the nation have come together, building memorials and holding candlelight vigils to honor those lost in Friday's shooting. Although thousands of miles away, two Abilene woman are planning to do the same Wednesday night.
Eula ISD is using an application to beef up communication between faculty, students and parents.
The controversial topic of gun control has once again because a hot-issue. And the debate in Abilene is no different. But that's not stopping people from buying guns. In fact, the Shootin' Shop in North Abilene has seen more people coming despite news of the shooting in Connecticut.
Monday was the busiest shipping day of the year according to the United States Postal Service.
Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge provides details of the Abilene Gold Exchange investigation and describes what happened before and after Thursday's shooting.
Texas Rangers are investigating what led an Abilene police officer to shoot and kill 49-year-old Marcus Cass.
Nearly 200,000 pounds of food were donated to this year's Share Your Christmas Food Drive.
By this time of year, many are dealing with cold symptoms or allergy issues of some sort. But doctors urge you to get those sinus issues checked out, as it could be something more serious.
AISD Board of Trustees will have 180 days to take action once Dr. Shane Davidson submits letter of resignation.
McMurry University professor designs a wrench that provides data to a tablet through a Bluetooth connection.
On the first day of KRBC's Light Up A Life, we sit down with Gay Dorsey, who shares her appreciation for those at Hendrick Hospice Care in Abilene.
Helicopter experiences mechanical issues, forcing it to make an emergency landing.
Ever since Black Friday, folks seem to be bargain hungry, and they're eating up every opportunity to score a good deal. The problem? Often times, it leads to overspending, and can even trigger spouts of depression.
Family Self Sufficiency program gives families opportunities to become independent.
Frustrating news comes to cash-for-gold stores around Abilene, as the city increases regulation of how long businesses are required to hold precious and scrap metals. We looked into why businesses say the new ordinance is keeping them from a bright future, but police believe it will reduce crime.
Local lake levels are continuing to decline after a very dry fall season
Along with all the holiday events this time of year, often comes an uninvited guest...the flu! And while influenza vaccines are more readily available than ever before, some still decide to shy away from the needle, because of the side-effects.
A group of retirees volunteer their time at Austin Elementary to help students and teachers.
The state's STAAR test will not affect students' final grades this school year.
On Friday, the Texas Education Commissioner made the announcement at a conference in Austin.
The news, reflects a recent push by individual districts who want a complete overhaul of the state's testing system.
"Our House" provides young males with the necessities to become self-sufficient.
Since 2010, Sweet Celebrations has baked, piped, and sliced countless cakes for birthdays and weddings, and even had a brief run serving in the Abilene Airport. But Friday, they packed up their bake-ware to move out of town.