A man inside the Mall of Abilene gets into a physical fight with some security officers Wednesday night.
Friends and family of Brenda Ruth Holland say they are relieved Danny Cannon has been captured.
Officers face dangerous situations everyday, and sometimes don't get the recognition they deserve for putting themselves in harm's way. On April 23rd APD came together to not only show their support for their own, but also hand out certificates to citizens who jumped into the fight to help.
Brownwood High School students step up and build bunk beds for a local family going through the adoption process.
A new study shows using marijuana may increase heart complications in young and middle-aged adults
Are you looking for a great summer job? The City of Abilene Recreation Division is seeking Certified Lifeguards, Head Lifeguards, and a Pool Manager to work this summer.
A new report by the University of Texas School of Law Human Rights Clinic claims that extreme conditions in Texas prisons violate the basic human rights of inmates.
Firefighters are continuing to watch a wooden structure used for loading and unloading grain in Tuscola to make certain what began as a large fire does not reignite.
The Abilene Police Department has released details on the theft investigation that lead to a standoff and an arrest Tuesday night
The Baird City Marshal's Office has released a few new details in the homicide case that has been under investigation since Sunday, April 20, including the preliminary autopsy results of the victim. Update:
A head-on collision north of Brady resulted in three deaths and left five others injured late Tuesday afternoon.
With the slight risk of severe weather affecting the area, there is a possibility of hail, and while Hail could seem like a minor concern, it can cause injury as well as damage to vehicles and homes in the form of shattered windows and damaged or destroyed roof coverings.
The Sweetwater Fire Department has responded to several suspicious fires recently within a two block radius, according to Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden.
A grand jury is considering whether Gov. Rick Perry broke the law when he threatened to cut state funding for the public integrity unit of the Travis County DA’s office. No matter what happens, its decision will figure into his future as the 2016 presidential race looms.
CMS Healthcare’s Relay for Life team will host a fundraising barbeque dinner and dance on Friday, April 25th beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the 3M Clubhouse on Hwy 377S.
The Community Foundation of Abilene released that they are awarding over $531,000 in grants at their annual Grant Reception.
Some people in Albany are complaining about the amount of traffic stops in the area and feel the Shackelford County Sheriff's Office is being over zealous when it comes to using their drug dog.
Spring is the busiest time of year for the Taylor County Juvenile Justice Center and there are certain crimes that are more prevalent this time of year.
Since 1970 Earth day has been celebrated in many ways we take a look at how Hardin-Simmons Students do their part.
Taylor county is under a burn ban.
In recognition of National Infant Immunization Week the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District is hosting the 2014 Immunization Celebration Health Fair on Saturday, April 26 at the Sears Park Recreation Center, 2250 Ambler Avenue.
The identity of the driver involved in Monday afternoon’s high speed chase has been identified.
A driver had to be extricated from a vehicle after it collided head-on with a trash truck Tuesday morning.
In honor of Earth Day, we want to know--what is the "greenest" thing you do?
Keep Brownwood Beautiful and the City of Brownwood are getting set for their upcoming county-wide cleanup event scheduled for Saturday, May 3rd.
Lawmakers on Tuesday will examine ways to reduce recidivism among prisoners with mental illness and substance addiction.
Jack Reynolds and a group of four others plan to bike ride across the Americas during a two year, 18,000 mile journey.
Barbara Anne Hackett Was Killed After She Was Struck By A Vehicle, Now People Are Discovering Writings She Distributed Throughout The Community.
On Monday night, the Eastland Board of City Commissioners met to discuss their monthly agenda that included speaking with an attorney about a former police officer.
A new study published in the journal "Pediatrics" finds some emergency room doctors are still prescribing codeine, even though guidelines warn it can be dangerous in children.
The board met today to discuss the fire at shady oaks shopping center.
Rolling Plain Memorial Hospital continues to plan for improvements as the medical need in Sweetwater increases with the population boom. Construction on the new cardiac rehabilitation center is close to completion.
Representative Susan L. King is hosting three legislative forums for residents of District 71 on Tuesday, April 22.
Members of the Eastland community are planning to hold a fundraiser to support the victims whose businesses burned down from a fire Tuesday afternoon.
At the state’s technical colleges, controversial changes to the state's high school curriculum in House Bill 5 have been met with a sense of excitement — and anticipation that the shift could lead to significant expansion.
The Brown County Texas A&M University Club will hold its annual Aggie Muster at 6 p.m. Monday at Underwood’s Cafeteria.
A new study from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute found that three out of four Texans at least occasionally speak on a cellphone while driving and nearly half sometimes read or text while driving.
Many are lacing up for the Boston Marathon. Would you ever consider participating?
Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.48/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas.
The burn ban has been lifted in Callahan County.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that helps investigators resolve a recent arson case.
An Abilene woman says she's grateful everyday that she finished the Boston marathon an hour before the bombs exploded near the finish line last year.
The Eastland Economic Development Inc., Board will bring in the Small Business Development Center and the Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas from Abilene Monday, April 21st. They will talk to business employees and employers about low interest loans to help them get started again.
ACU will celebrate Dr. Gary McCaleb on Monday for having been a part of the school for 50 years.
On Monday, April 21st, there will be a public hearing at Heritage Hall in Merkel at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the rezoning request for a Walmart Express.
Team Braxton is an organization coordinated by the family of 13-year-old autistic boy. Many people in the community wore stickers today reading, "Team Braxton." It was all part of a fundraiser held to raise money and awareness for autism.
It's that time of the year where kids dressed in purple and pink attire run across fields with the mission of grabbing as many Easter eggs as possible.
An American Eagle plane had to make an emergency landing in Abilene Saturday afternoon.
Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy held their annual Medication Cleanout on Saturday.
One man was ejected from his vehicle and sent to the hospital following a rollover accident in Brown County early Friday morning.
President Obama's Half Brother Visits Abilene
A new addition to the Mitchell County medical facilities and a new power plant are on the way to the western Big Country.
A car traveling Eastbound on Interstate 20 flips over the guard rail and sends one woman to the hospital.
This story is 600 years in the making. It started when a giant oak tree fell on a structure in Buffalo Gap in 1996.
A Major with the Royal Malaysian Air Force was caught in San Angelo attempting to smuggle a gun from San Angelo to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Hawley Spring Clean continues through Saturday afternoon. Items can be dropped off at the First National Bank Of Anson in Hawley.
The Abilene Police Department continues to concentrate enforcement on South Danville and South Clack near Buffalo Gap and Southwest Drive.
Multiple Easter events will be taking place on Saturday, April 19, at churches and in communities around the Big Country. Here are just a few.
Six years after Texas officials removed hundreds of children from their polygamist parents, state and local authorities seized the sprawling 1,700-acre Yearning For Zion Ranch this week.
Malik Obama has checked into the Abilene airport following his participation Friday in a Peaceful Solution Character Education Program at the House of Yahweh.
Rough Creek (Novice) VFD will be hosting a barbeque fundraiser on Saturday, April 19 at the Novice school gym from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Col. Jeffrey Brown, 317th Airlift Group commander, along with U.S. Representatives Randy Neugebauer and Mike Conaway will dedicate Dyess’ first ever C-130J simulator at 2 p.m April 22.
A new study claims that the closer you sleep to your partner, the happier you are in the relationship. Most people say they prefer sleeping back to back.
Abilene State Park has announced that the pool will be closed for the 2014 season as repairs could not be made in time.
The Abilene Fire Department has confirmed that four juveniles, two 12-year-olds and two 11-year-olds, have been identified in connection with the large pallet fire on Ruidoso street on April 11.
Even on the windiest of days, if there's litter in Jamie Villegas's neighborhood, it won't be there for long.
The wrong place is where a headstone originally ended up, but the monument company worked all day Friday to get it in place.
A formerly fired police officer, Frank Saylors, is running for City Commissioner in Eastland.
The fire started in a storage shed on CR 336 in Taylor County.
Many people are dealing with allergies from different types of pollen, but did you know what you eat can also bring on the sneezing and watery itchy eyes? Well it can, and most people don't even realize their food is the culprit.
A group of eight students and faculty are planning on riding bikes across the state. Their 925 mile journey will begin on May 10th.
The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today approved by resolution financial assistance in the amount of $10,495,004, consisting of a $7,395,000 loan and $3,100,004 in loan forgiveness from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to the City of Ballinger (Runnels County).
The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office has released details on the assault that took place Thursday afternoon when a son allegedly struck his father in the head with a hammer following an argument.
The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce recently gave a donation to the Lyric Theatre in Downtown Brownwood to help with the historic theatre's restoration project which is currently underway.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released the updated Texas Gang Threat Assessment, which was developed to provide a broad overview of gang activity in the state of Texas.
Business owners whose businesses were affected by the fire in the Shady Oaks Shopping Center Tuesday afternoon in Eastland are being allowed back in Thursday.
The House of Yahweh has sent out a release in response to the charges that have been brought against Tsephanyah Yisrayl Hawkins, 54, for allegedly threatening to kill a local judge, along with members of a law firm hired by the House of Yahweh for legal representation.
Democrats are playing defense after a former border sheriff pleaded guilty to federal charges. The news comes after a firestorm over comments Greg Abbott made likening corruption near the Rio Grande to “third-world” conditions.
The city of Albany will be getting a Wal-Mart Express just outside of the city limits on Highway 6 to the south.
Getting children to eat their vegetables can be a battle, but adults can be just as picky! Are there any foods you simply won't touch?
Global Samaritan Resources is pleased to announce Condoleezza Rice will speak at our fall benefit event in Abilene.
The Texas Department of Public Safety has stopped using its newest service firearm after state trooper recruits who were the first to use new Smith & Wesson M&P 9 mm handguns reported "concerns" about the weapon.
When a loved one is facing traumatic medical issues, the burden often times falls on the family. But a simple document can bring some relief to otherwise stressful situations.
The Use of Force Simulator at the Abilene Police training facility gets officers prepared to face quick decisions that could save their life and the lives of citizens they are sworn to protect.
The Potosi Volunteer Fire Department created a new flier in hopes to remind people they are needing a new station.
A high ranking member of the House of Yahweh in Callahan County has been arrested for allegedly threatening the life of a Taylor County State District Judge.
Tsephanyah Yisrayl Hawkins was arrested after sending a series of threatening emails, one of them including a threat to kill a local district judge.
Disabled Local Finds Inspiration In Driving People With Disabilities.
Does your toddler seem overly fussy and have trouble calming him or herself? It can be stressful, especially for new parents, but new research says plopping your child in front of the TV isn't always the best option.
The Abilene Police Department and Abilene Mayor Norm Archibald have released statements in honor of local Public Safety Dispatchers and the work they do year round to help keep people in this area safe and healthy.
Tyrell Daniels, 20, of Abilene, Texas, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings, to 188 months in federal prison following his guilty plea in December 2013 to one count of producing child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.
Registration for the City of Abilene Recreation Division Summer Playground Camp starts on Wednesday, April 16. Registration is available online at www.abilenetx.com/recreation or in person at the Community Services Office located at 633 Walnut Street.
Firefighters from Eastland, Carbon and Cisco were called out to a major house fire in Cisco Wednesday afternoon.
A Sweetwater woman was killed Tuesday morning in a two vehicle crash along US Highway 180 about 11.1 miles west of Roby.
Sir Paul McCartney Reached Out to Lubbock, Asking to Play Concert in Buddy Holly’s Hometown
A high-ranking official in the House of Yahweh is in custody on charges that he threatened to kill a local judge, along with members of a law firm hired by the House of Yahweh for legal representation.
The Abilene Zoo is hosting Breakfast with the Easter Bunny this weekend.
Two separate rampage shootings within five years at Killeen’s Fort Hood Army base have sparked renewed discussion over whether those on military bases in Texas should be able to carry concealed handguns. And now, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is seeking a congressional hearing on the matter.
The Abilene Christian University Police Department has released a statement announcing they have concluded their investigation into the fake parking tickets that were left on student cars.
Business owners of Shady Oaks Shopping Center in Eastland stood outside in disbelief as they watched firefighters battle a massive fire late Tuesday afternoon.