The American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends middle and high schools delay their start times to at least 8:30 a.m.
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.
In West Texas, oil and gas development is surging, but it's also fueling a huge demand for electricity that the current infrastructure struggles to meet. The result? A congested grid and higher electricity bills for consumers.
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.
Early voting for the special election to fill the open District 28 Texas Senate seat begins Monday, August 25th.
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.”
With local children heading back to school Monday, drivers should be aware of school zone and cross walk rules.
The town of Hawley is honoring and remembering their former Mayor Ronnie Woodard. Before his passing, he served as their mayor for almost 12 years.
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.
Mission trips to overseas, especially to Africa, have been in the spotlight due to the recent outbreak of Ebola. However, this did not stop a group of nurses and a doctor from Rolling Plains Medical Hospital from serving others. Two nurses we spoke with traveled to Migori, Kenya to serve women in the area. KRBC's Courtney Burris has the story.
Friday was the first time that Dr. Kent Brantly's family spoke out for the first time on the ordeal they have gone through with Dr. Brantly being infected with the Ebola virus. That ordeal was one full of faith, family, and strength.
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.
TSTC EMT students ended their semester with a mock 'mass casualty incident'.
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.
Should students be expected to pitch in for the cost of college? Should parents be expected to pay for part or all?
Students could be packing some health risks with them as they return back to the classroom.
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.
The Abilene Police Department has been hot on the trail of two different groups creating counterfeit money here in the Key City. Big Businesses and locals have fallen victim to the fake money in circulation, eating the cost of those losses. Now only one suspect remains after police arrested three others.
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
A "home" on the South side of Abilene is passed by thousands each day, but many of them do not realize how it impacts what comes out of their faucets.
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.
Are you excited for cooler weather, holiday decor, and all things fall? Or are you enjoying summertime still?
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.
Higher education student spending accounts for over sixty million dollars for the Abilene economy each year.
A new study is linking heart deaths to a common antibiotic.
Cattle ranchers are being encouraged to act quickly to apply for federal disaster aid available for Texas cattle ranchers in an effort to help rebuild and recover from drought losses dating back to 2011.
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.