We asked the enrollment services director at Abilene Christian Univ. whether minorities have an advantage in their admissions process.
A 14 year-old boy is dead after an being impaled by a statue playing hide-and-seek at the National Ranching Heritage Center.
Larry L. Bennett being held on four charges carrying $1 million bond each
Sweeping restrictions on abortion in Texas now have final approval from the House of Representatives.
Severe weather season may be wrapping up in the Big Country but we can still get a few storms during the month of July. If storms are possible you may want to take a second thought about heading outdoors and be aware of lightning.
Vehicle found flipped over, abandoned, early Sunday morning
A former Child Protective Services supervisor has been fired. The agency continues to feel the impact from questions surrounding the investigation into the death of 22-month-old Tamryn Klapheke, who died last August from apparent neglect.
With the one year hiatus approaching for the Abilene Community Theater, members gathered to discuss plans to keep the theater moving forward. As members and non-members voiced their opinions and sought out answers, staff members say they just want to see the theater succeed.
According to the latest rankings on "Deficient Bridges" in the nation, Texas ranks 49th in least number of structurally deficient bridges.
After facing several oppositions, the planned Tenaska Trailblazer coal energy plant in Sweetwater has been canceled.
It's difficult for mothers to leave the hospital when their baby is in intensive care. Some mothers are able to take comfort knowing medical students are stepping in to help to cuddle the child when they can't be there.
Musician Bret Michaels rocked an excited crowd at Abilene's Lucky Mule Saloon Thursday night. While many who attended were there for his classic songs, that wasn't the case for one woman.
Many people only think of the Salvation Army when bells are ringing outside of stores, but the Big Country's Salvation Army is still in need of your help during these hot, summer months.
After the U.S. House of Representatives rejected the Farm Bill, Big Country farms are shrouded with uncertainty.
The severe storm on Monday brought some rain to the area, but for one Big Country County, it wasn't enough.
Three drivers, three separate DWI incidents within half hour of each other
Total employment still up from a year ago
Crash occurred Thursday night on U.S. 183 north
Crowds flocked to the Lucky Mule in Abilene on Thursday night to see rock star Bret Michaels, but many fans were also there to support awareness for type I diabetes, a disease Michaels lives with.
The hotel was built in 1928 as a result of the influx of people going to the area to take part in the oil boom there.
The struggles of breast cancer don't disappear after a mastectomy. New struggles can arise long after surgery is over. During the summer months, one of the small details that can be troubling is finding a swimsuit. A New York entrepreneur has found a way to
One local business celebrated ten years in the baking business, while another stays alive by fueling the owners passion.
Meals will be provided to children ages 1 to 18 free of charge
Mark Langan in first week as head of local facilities
If you're wanting to grow rows of vegetables, you don't have to stick with the single packets anymore. Buying seed in bulk became popular over the past year and is available in Abilene.
300 performers to take the outdoor stage near Albany to relive the days of the Old West
Everyone knows to dial 9-1-1 when there's an emergency, and help will arrive soon. But what about the folks that answer those distress calls and send help?
Abigail Miller never expected her simple act of kindness to impact so many people.
The nation's largest medical group has officially recognized obesity as a disease. Previously the American Medical Association called it a public health problem. This may lead to changes in terms for treatment.
Controversial restraint chairs are being pulled out of some jails across the country, while the Taylor County Jail in Abilene is increasing its use of the tool to subdue inmates.
For some residents living at the Warwick Apartment Complex in South Abilene, electricity still had not returned Wednesday morning, leaving them frustrated and helpless.
Even as power crews were completing the restoration of power in the Abilene area in the aftermath of Monday evening's storm, a new storm swept into the area Wednesday afternoon taking the number of outages from a low of around 140 up to approximately 1,700.
More storms roll through Abilene and portions of the Big Country just 48 hours after Monday's damaging winds. Multiple car wrecks and minor power outages reported in Wednesday afternoon's storms.
Chrysler will comply with federal safety officials' request to recall older Jeep SUVs to check for possible fire hazards.
Global Samaritan Resources is providing Abilene and area citizens with free storm cleanup supplies as long as the supply lasts. The materials can be picked up from now until Friday (June 21st).
Nearly 700 people will be diagnosed with cancer this year in Taylor County alone. That's according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. That number includes about 25 different cancers that are common here in the Big Country. KRBC's Nora Hartfeil spent some time at a local cancer center to get some background on the rising numbers.
The City of Abilene Office of Neighborhood Services is currently accepting applications for two home buying incentive programs.
Last night a storm swept through Abilene leaving major damage.
A large new national study suggests there is a link between exposure to air pollution during pregnancy and autism.
Neighbors living along S. 23rd and Brentwood drive say they're used to getting this much damage after storms.
The City of Abilene and Taylor County has started a storm shelter registration program, which will help emergency responders provide aid to residents that may become injured or trapped in shelters.
Two employees at the Texas Dept. of Family and Protective Services (CPS) have been put on resigned in connection to the Tiffany Klapheke case.
Husband of woman accused of child neglect allegedly had an affair with CPS investigator assigned to the case
Lake levels rises by several inches
Over 1,200 AEP customers still without power as of midday.
We've all seen the damage that the storms can leave behind. But for tree services in Abilene, this time of year is like hitting the jackpot. KRBC visited a north side business that is now recovering from Monday night's violent storm.
As of Tuesday morning power crews from all around the Big Country continue to work to get the lights back on for thousands of people.
Some doctors have started prescribing acupuncture as a means of treating concussions.
If you and your family are planning to spend your summer pool-side,
doctors have a few tips: Lather up, drink up and keep your eyes on the
When most of us catch a bad cold, we usually rest and perhaps take some medication to recover quickly. But one Abilene woman who suffers from an immune system disorder says when she catches a bug, it can be life threatening.