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.
Members of the Eastland community is planning to hold a fundraiser to support the victims whose businesses burned down from a fire Tuesday afternoon.
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.
The sights, sounds, and flavor of the old west will come alive for more than 3000 area school children as they visit Hardin-Simmons University’s Western Heritage Day, April 17, 2014.
Walmart Requested Property In Merkel And Locals Say It May Take A Toll On Businesses, Others Say It Can Benefit The Town.
An international flight from Cabo San Lucas had to make an emergency landing at the Abilene Regional Airport due to depressurization issues.
Tuesday, the Autism and Law Enforcement Coalition teamed up with REACH to train first responders on how to deal with autistic individuals in emergency situations.
The 46th annual Central West Texas Regional Water School will hold the “Best Tasting Water Contest” at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 in the main foyer of the Abilene Civic Center located at 1100 N. 6th St.
Steven Edward Robb, 59, of Abilene, Texas, appeared Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge E. Scott Frost in federal court in Abilene, and pleaded guilty to one count of receipt of child pornography.
Starting in the 2014-15 school year, eighth-graders in Texas public schools will be required to have graphing calculators or tablets for STAAR assessments. Some poorer school districts are concerned that the mandate ignores fiscal challenges they're already facing.
United will be giving away free beans and cornbread on tax day as a way to give tax payers a needed break from the stress that often comes with filing taxes.
With last session's divisive abortion debate as a backdrop, Democrats are getting help from the newly created Planned Parenthood Texas Votes Action Fund. Republicans say they don't expect much of a challenge, but they've established their own group to tackle women's issues.
KRBC's Nora Hartfeil chats with The Today Show's Natalie Morales about this year's Boston Marathon, the heightened security and how she plans to participate.
A woman has been transported to the hospital after an early-morning house fire.
Everyone's least favorite day of the year is here -- taxes are due today. But procrastinators, rejoice! If you didn't find time to file and the government owes you a refund, you won't be penalized for filing late.
After A Tragic Wreck That Left One Dead And A Business Destroyed, Business Owner Says It Happened For A Reason.
Family and friends are coping with the loss of 64-year-old Jesus Tijerina.
AISD announces their weather make up days.
Monday afternoon, the board honored outgoing member Laura Dyer with a reception.
It turns out, the city of Abilene did have an open case on the property for the clean up, but we also found out that this fire was years in the making.
About 50 million Americans suffer from allergies, and this spring could be even worse due harsh winter conditions.
Several people facing federal conspiracy charges in Colorado City following a major drug bust after an FBI investigation were back in federal court Monday in order to change their plea.
A possible freeze Tuesday morning may cause damage to plants.The best solution is to water them fully and cover them completely before the unseasonably cold temperatures hit.
A new Wal-Mart Express may be coming to the city of Merkel.
Texas doctors who treat Medicare patients earned a combined $4.6 billion from the federal insurer of the elderly in 2012, with the state's ophthalmologists and oncologists raking in the most, according to detailed data from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The bicyclist struck by a vehicle Saturday afternoon on North 14 and Mockingbird has died from his injuries.
A local Mexican and American food restaurant has closed it's doors for good in Abilene.
We're talking about catching some ZZZ's in the classroom. Do you think nap time should be built into the schedule for students?
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services awarded BCFS Health and Human Services a five-year contract to lead a community-based parenting program geared toward improving the communication and parenting skills of fathers and male caregivers. The program, called Fatherhood EFFECT (Educating Fathers For Empowering Children Tomorrow), is expected to serve roughly 300 families annually in Cameron and Taylor counties.
Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen 6.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.46/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 13,114 gas outlets in Texas. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.59/g.
Due to the Good Friday Holiday on April 18th, all non-emergency City facilities will be closed and there will be no collection of residential solid waste. Residents with blue or green carts, please note that your collection days are as follows.
Bent Wheel Bash Brings Hundreds of Cyclists From All Across The Country To Abilene.
Police have pictures of a person-of-interest in several forgery check cases and they are asking people who recognize her to call them at 676-TIPS or 676-8477.
The First Edition of the King James Bible is on display in Brownwood until Monday, April 14th.
Many students gathered at ACU's Cullen Auditorium Sunday to prepare for this year's steel drum bands concert.
Hundreds came out to Abilene over the weekend for an event that featured unique items from across the world.
An Abilene man is in jail for multiple charges, including motor theft and evading arrest that sent one driver to the hospital.
The strong winds in the Big Country only made the smoke stronger at the pallet yard behind Abilene Bowling Lanes Sunday afternoon.
At Buck Creek Trails it was the Police and Fire Departments battling each other, but it was all to benefit the Abilene Police Department's bike unit.
A U-Haul that was reported stolen in January was found in Jones County, and the residents of the lot it was found in don't know how it got there.
Firefighters continue to watch over the pallet yard that burned down late Friday night. As of Saturday, smoke was still seen flowing out of the ground.
Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Abilene in their running shoes Saturday for the 11th Annual Mayor's 5 and 10K Marathon.
Many Residents In The Area Of The Fire Say It Was Only A Matter Of Time Before Something Bad Happened In That Field.
The Abilene Fire Department and the Texas Forest Service are battling a large fire in a field of wooden pallets in west Abilene
The tanker truck which caught fire after a head-on collision about eight miles west of Cross Plains has been put out.
An accident on eastbound I-20 sends the driver of a semi-truck and a SVU to the hospital.
The jury has reached a verdict in the Lanny Bush murder trial in Coleman and his punishment was automatic.
Native Air will be not be operating out of Abilene anymore, leaving Abilene with just one medical helicopter service.
The owner of Hot Spot Tanning Resort, La Donna Pharris, says it may take up to a month before her business can re-open after a car accidentally crashed into the tanning salon on April 9.
The jury has found Lanny Bush guilty of capital murder for the 2012 death of Brownwood resident Michele Reiter.
A group of local students celebrated a special group of loved ones Friday morning with a musical performance.
Adrian Castellano goes behind the scenes to learn how to fix musical instruments needing repair.
Clear out unwanted items from your property and recycle them during the upcoming Spring Clean and Tire Amnesty Days. During this annual event, citizens have a chance to spruce up their homes and properties while conveniently dropping off their cast-off items at the City of Abilene’s Environmental Recycling Center (ERC), 2209 Oak St.
While efforts are underway at both the state and federal level to decrease Texas' sky-high rate of residents without health coverage, Texas is seeing an increase in primary care practitioners who are no longer accepting any forms of insurance.
The Abilene Fire Department has sent out a release with more information on the house fire on West Lake Road that happened early Friday morning.
We all know the saying, opposites attract, but in your own relationship experience--how true is it?
The nicer weather means more time spent outdoors for kids, and local doctors tend to see an increase in head injuries to accompany the change of season.
Abilene Education Foundation hosts Cajun Crawfish Fest
Cajun Crawfish Fest draws a large crowd
She's an animal lover from head to toe literally. She wears shoes that have different types of dogs printed on them.
The city of Coleman is taking steps to clean up the community.
The driving lane will be closed until further notice.
Women are at a higher risk for some eye diseases than men, and the overwhelming majority aren't aware of their increased risk.
The driver of a van got off the tracks just in time to avoid what could've been a deadly crash overnight near Trent.
Morton Valley Water Supply Corporation has rescinded the boil water notice issued Monday.
Education policy is usually a winner for Democratic candidates, but in Texas, things are more nuanced, especially when it comes to education spending. This year's race for governor race is a great example.
Each year in the fall the Big Country Master Gardeners have a plant sale, but their spring sale is much bigger.
The CBS Television Network Thursday announced that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Colbert Report,” will succeed David Letterman as the host of THE LATE SHOW, effective when Mr. Letterman retires from the broadcast.
Cassandra Lopez, who was arrested in Toledo, Ohio on Sunday, April 6 for murder in connection with the death of Snyder resident Omar Diaz, is being transported back to Scurry County.
A new study suggests those in relationships may want to use caution when using sites like Twitter.
Beauty seekers in the Abilene area have reason to celebrate. Sephora is opening a new location in the JCPenney department store at the Mall of Abilene on Friday, May 2nd.
This month the Center for Contemporary Arts partners with The Abilene Education Foundation for the 4th Annual Cajun Fest during ArtWalk.
International negotiations that have lifted a longtime ban on tequila in China will have big implications for Mexico — and are likely to benefit fledgling producers and distributors in Texas, too.
With the elementary being so close to the Air Force Base, many say it is necessary to have certain plans implemented if ever a situation of lockdown like Fort Hood occurred.
Nearly 7 months later, and after some backlash from neighbors in the area, FILO Liquor Store gained their liquor license after a a long hearing in the 42nd District Court.
There's a new project in town that will help those with disabilities in the community with transportation.
An Abilene man, with a possible medical condition, drove into The Hot Spot Tanning Salon on North 1st street. That's after he ran over a woman walking on South 1st street.
A two alarm fire destroys a home in the 1500 block of Locust.
Water is key to overall health, yet numbers show about a third of children drink the recommended amount.
Students take a 45 minute Zumba class to raise money
The two veterans who are planning to open a liquor store at the corner of Rio Mesa Drive and Buffalo Gap called FILO Liquor have been granted their liquor license by Taylor County.
The City of Abilene is now left with only one medical helicopter service.
The April sales tax allocation numbers which reflect February sales are in, and Abilene saw an almost 10 percent drop.
The Gorman Police Department has released a few more details in the ongoing investigation into the deaths of Gorman residents Karen and Lance Richardson.
In order to remind drivers to be smart and drive safely through work zones, TxDOT has placed 272 traffic cones in front of the office on 4250 N. Clack.
Hendrick Health System‘s campus will expand its facilities with the opening of a new medical plaza in the 5300 block of Buffalo Gap Road. The 36,000 square-foot building will house physician practices, as well as a laboratory, radiological services and Meek Blood Center draw stations.
The Abilene Fire Department was called to a large house fire in the 1500 block of Locust St in south Abilene just before 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Brownwood City Manager Bobby Rountree reminded Brownwood City Councilmen Tuesday that time is running out to decide whether or not the city will use funds available from the Texas Water Development Board to build a water reuse plant to recycle the city's waste water.
A mass stabbing incident happened early Wednesday morning in the Pittsburgh area at Franklin Regional Senior High School.
The Child Advocacy Center, Law Enforcement officers, The Fire Department and others participated in several activities to help educate the community on child abuse.
The Abilene Gun Club has been at their current location for 50 years, but the Fort Phantom Hill Lake Association says that their future development plans do not include the range.
Man's best friend is also a life saver for those with epilepsy.
In a statement released today, the President of Hardin-Simmons University calls acts, "shameful."
The newest owner has not been made public yet but members of the Musgrave family said they received an offer that was too good to pass up.
The capital murder trial of Lanny Bush continued today in Coleman.
Abilene Police and the Abilene Fire Department have identified the suspect in an arson case that happened Tuesday morning at Ortiz Elementary.
For the first time since it launched in 2011, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's annual almanac includes earnings data from the Texas Unemployment Insurance Wage Record File.