The Abilene Police Department has recently applied for a grant that will allow their training division to replace an old moving target system.
The city of Coleman now has a new Executive Director of the Coleman Economic Development Corporation and the Coleman Community Commission. Doug Frazior will begin his duties on April 1, 2014.
The fire broke out around 5 in the afternoon in Clyde.
City Council is considering dropping the requirement of home builders to put sidewalks in front of new developments.
Abilene's legal community pay tribute to longtime Abilene attorney Malcolm Schulz, who passed away over the weekend
A new blood test has been developed for early detection of Alzheimer's disease.
Make-up counter inside Dillard's is closing.
Sheriff Ricky Bishop would like to make the public aware that beginning March 12, the Sheriffs' Association of Texas fundraiser letters will be arriving in Abilene mailboxes.
Jacob E. Walters, 20, was arrested Thursday, March 6, on drug charges thanks to the assistance of two citizens who helped block his escape after he lead an Abilene police officer on a foot chase.
Information has been released regarding the circumstances of the accident that killed two Brownwood teens early Sunday morning.
The Brownwood City Council approved City Manager Bobby Rountree’s recommendation of Emily Crawford for the Assistant City Manager position.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols from March 7 – March 23, which coincides with one of the busiest Spring Break periods in Texas. During this effort, DPS troopers will focus on DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent. The enhanced patrols that target intoxicated drivers are funded by a Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) grant.
The ongoing drought in Central Texas is claiming an innocent bystander: hydroelectricity. As the Lower Colorado River Authority limits water releases downstream, hydroelectricity — a power source that spurred the LCRA's creation almost 80 years ago — has faded further into obscurity.
Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.24/g Sunday..
A new app will help keep track of your caffeine consumption -- and answer a key question: Do you really need another cup of coffee?
Family and friends remember the lives of two young men from Brown County who died in a wreck over the weekend.
The World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater ended their 56th year with big numbers.
You could get a cash reward this week for information that helps police arrest and charge a suspect in a recent shoplifting-turned robbery case.
Thousands Came To Sweetwater This Weekend For The World's Largest Rattlesnake Round Up.
TxDOT construction and maintenance update March 10-14
A well-known Abilene attorney passed away late Saturday morning.
The new bishop of San Angelo made a special appearance in Brown County over the weekend.
Two young Abilene men were arrested early Friday morning after they allegedly robbed a man at a south Abilene apartment complex over $5.
A woman says she was held at gunpoint at a central Abilene motel early Friday morning.
The cold and dreary Saturday didn't stop the Lake Brownwod State Park from holding a grand opening 5K run for its new trail.
The Texas Department of Transportation launched its month-long DWI Hangovers Don’t Go Away campaign.
After we reached out to the the Taylor County Sheriff's Office on a story that ran on our airwaves, they conducted an internal investigation to see exactly what happened when 25 year old diabetic Jason Hood in Wednesday morning. Despite his mother bringing them insulin, it was still not given to him.
Brownwood City Council discussed guidelines for the proposed RV park.
Lake Patrol Officers say they see more crime around the lake when the levels are low.
A dangerously potent drug is set to hit the market and it has medical professionals concerned about drug abuse.
The Abilene State Park has multiple activities planned for Spring Break, and all are focused on the theme of water conservation.
Democrat Wendy Davis said last summer that she would quit doing private legal work for her public sector clients if she ran for governor. But months after she kicked off her campaign, the Fort Worth senator continues to represent them.
Brady Dale Holder has been arrested for two counts of second degree felony arson.
As Texas Central Railway works to develop a high-speed rail line connecting Dallas and Houston, its leaders say they expect to avoid the pitfalls that killed a similar project more than 20 years ago.
Abilene began a new year with higher employment rates than in 2013, according to the January 2014 unemployment numbers released Friday.
For the 11th year in a row, Hendrick Medical Center has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals About 700 hospitals or approximately 15 percent of hospitals in the United States have applied for and received this award.
The Smiles for Life campaign has begun, which means that dental patients in the Abilene area have a unique opportunity to whiten their smile and help children in need.
Friends of Lake Brownwood State Park will host the Nopales Ridge 5K Trail Run fundraiser on Saturday, March 8 to celebrate the grand opening of the park's first bike trail.
Do you buy the same food every grocery trip? If so, researchers say that can be dangerous for your health.
25-year-old Jason Hood claims he passed out while in jail due to his inability to obtain insulin while there.
The Rattlesnake Roundup is expected to attract around 50,000 people to Sweetwater and many businesses are looking forward to the busy weekend ahead.
He's known around town as Zumba Jason and owns his own Zumba studio inside the Mall of Abilene. He's a busy guy but even with his chaotic schedule, he finds the time to volunteer.
Howard Payne students are headed to South Padre Island for spring break. Their mission: to spread the word of God.
Two men accused of a stabbing outside an Abilene Restaurant last November have been indicted.
The Brownfield building in Snyder is set to be torn down after being up for sale for five years.
Do you have ab envy? Today's Smart Woman report shows us how to get abs like the movie stars.
Get paid more with Thornton's!
Abilene PD's Special Operations Division arrested Tyler N. Tufts Wednesday after executing a search warrant at his apartment, seizing guns and drugs during the search.
For the first time in 40 years, ACU will not be hosting Spring Break Campaigns. According to ACU’s student-run newspaper, The Optimist, the interim vice president of Student Life and Dean of Students, Dr. Jan Meyer, says the cancellation was due to misunderstandings and a late start.
Along with March comes the beginning of spring gardens. Like last year, those at Highland Church Of Christ in Abilene will be working hard outside in their garden.
The 50th Annual Lone Star Fair & Expo and Rattlesnake Round-Up will be held March 14, 15, and 16 at the Brownwood Coliseum located at 500 East Baker Street.
In statewide races, Republicans who touted their stance against abortion — even when the offices they sought had little to do with the issue — saw strong primary night returns on Tuesday.
The trail opens this Saturday along with a grand opening 5K celebration.
Hamlin Hospital and other small town hospitals say that policy changes now being enforced by the affordable care act have lead to heavy budget strains, resulting in layoffs and other budget cuts.
Set up has begun in Nolan County for the annual rattlesnake round up.
Hendrick Medical Center is preparing for the worst. We get an inside look at how they train for a disaster.
The construction location will be at at 4702 Southwest Drive.
Arrive Alive Tour in town to show college students the dangers of texting while driving.
Getting children to eat healthy meals is not just a problem at home, but also at school. A new study by the Harvard School of Public Health looks at what schoolkids are eating and how healthy changes in the menu are making a difference.
Among the changes to the SAT being announced by The College Board in Austin on Wednesday: The test will revert to a 1600-point scale, and the essay portion will be optional and scored separately.
Tuesday, March 4, marked the ninth consecutive year IHOP restaurants in the Abilene offered each guest a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day.
Emergency responders were called to the scene of a fatal two-vehicle accident between Zephyr and Mullin on Hwy 183S/84E Wednesday morning. The location was 8 miles north of Mullin, just one mile into Mills County.
It’s time to sign up for the 2014 Mayor’s 5K or 10K and One-Mile Family Fun Run. The event will begin at the Civic Center on Saturday, April 12 at 8:30 a.m. The race will take participants through a downtown Abilene course that begins and ends at the Abilene Civic Center. The 5K and 10K will be chip timed.
The city of Clyde has rescinded a boil water notice that was issued for residents living south of Bryant Road.
In an election year in which Hispanic voters are crucial to Democratic success, the first feud of the now-official general election gubernatorial match-up is being fueled by state Sen. Wendy Davis' primary performance on the border. Her numbers, while well above Greg Abbott's in those counties, boosted Republicans' argument that Hispanics may not be a given for Davis' camp.
Now that the primary elections are over, it is time to take down campaign signs in accordance with city ordinances.
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) encourages all Texans to stop using the words “retard” and “retarded.” On Wednesday, March 5, the organization is asking Texans to pledge to take a stand against the use of these hurtful—and hateful—words.
A New Jersey teenager sues her parents for tuition at her private high school, living expenses, and she wants them to commit to paying her college tuition.
Republican primary races for lieutenant governor and attorney general are among several that are headed for runoffs this year in Texas.
You can review all primary election results from Tuesday night by visiting the Primary Results page on BigCountryHomepage.com.
When it comes to fish, what is healthy for your family?
Abilene PD has released information regarding the arrest of Anthony R. Groom, 18, who threatened a store employee after he was detained for shoplifting. After escaping, Groom then lead police on a foot chase before being arrested for felony Robbery, and two misdemeanors: Evading Arrest and Failure to Identify.
The filing period to run for director seats on the Brown County Water Improvement District board passed on Friday, February 28 with one incumbent refilling for a seat and one new member filing.
The Taylor County Sheriff's Office is joining forces with other law enforcement agencies across Texas, and with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), this Spring Break period, to eliminate drunk driving.
We want to know if you'll be hitting the polls today, or if you've already cast your ballot. Or maybe, you are skipping out this go-round?
Many Have Reported Receiving Phone Calls Asking For Their Personal Information.
Hendrick Hospice Care announced Monday night that they have started plans to construct a new state-of-the-art hospice care facility.
Dwayne Tucker and Kyle Kendrick are both vying for the position of County Commissioner Precinct 2. Since there is no Democratic challenger, the winner will be determined in the primary.
March is National Nutrition month. How can we eat healthy and not let it break the bank?
The filing deadline passed Friday for candidates in the City of Brownwood Mayor and City Council election with only incumbents filing for a new term.
Just after 8 o'clock on Monday, a car had a run-in with a local dentist's office.
A man was arrested Sunday after pulling into Taco Bueno with a stolen truck.
With an unusually large number of statewide primary candidates running for an unusually large number of open seats, many races are expected to head into a runoff after Tuesday's election. For some campaigns, that likelihood has meant considering how their actions may impact a second round.
Average retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.20/g Sunday, while the average Abilene gas prices range from two to five cents per gallon higher as of Monday.
Spring is not even here yet, but it's time to start thinking about summer. Summer camps, anyway. Do you think summer camps are a fading tradition, or will you be sending your kid this year?
Police is looking for your help in identifying a man related to a forgery case.
Hundreds Came To Honor March 2nd As A Day Of Freedom.
After some wintry weather on Sunday, most Big Country roadways were clear Monday morning
The latest delays, cancellations, and closings are here at BCH.Com
Saturday's high of 85 gave way to a Monday morning low of 12
Texas Attorney General candidate Dan Branch visits Abilene.
It's no surprise that with warmer temperatures, more people are willing to stay out longer.
Around 150 runners gathered at Redbud Park early Saturday morning to participate in a 5K run that honored a fallen APD officer Rodney Holder
Runners and their four-legged friends gathered at Nelson Park early Saturday morning for the 2nd Annual Bark for Life event.
The Brown County Heart Association hosted their annual Heart Gala fundraiser at the Brownwood Country Club on Saturday.
Whole community comes together in efforts to fight grass fire.
A large number of people voted early for Tuesday's primary election
A man is in the hospital after falling off a moving vehicle early Saturday afternoon.
The movie "Son of God" attracted two sold out shows full of people to an Abilene theater.
Mike Holder was fired from the Brown County Sheriff's Department, but now he wants to second the record straight.
If you have road rage or drive a long commute to work, you may be affecting your health.
Firefighters are currently battling a grass fire in Nolan County.
The Stock Horse Of Texas Association is holding an event for all riders at the expo center through March 2nd.
Dollar General will celebrate the opening of its new location at 250 Ave E. in Hawley this Saturday, March 1 at 8 a.m. with free prizes and special deals.
Taylor County Sheriff Ricky Bishop was notified on Thursday (2/27) that the county's detention center has received a "No Deficiencies" rating by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards after an inspection this week.
Javier Abila was sentenced Thursday evening for his role in a violent home invasion on Alameda in Abilene that took place on April 8, 2013.
A Clyde family will be able to stay in their home after a fire broke out on their front porch Friday morning.
With low turnout in statewide primaries and the two-decade dominance of Republicans, a bloc of a relatively few voters determines how Texas will handle long-term public policy challenges. And some worry that means voters who don't reflect the demographic makeup of the state are making most of the calls.
An Abilene woman volunteers her time to find your missing library books.
When times get tough many people around the world including the Big Country turn to the power of prayer to comfort them. For one McMurry student the power of prayer is not only helping him through a tough period in his life, but he's helping others, as well.
This week on KRBC's Do My Job, Morning Meteorologist Adrian Castellano learns what it takes to run a multiple attraction facility.
Are you bored with the gym? Today's Smart Woman report shows how you can rev up your workout.
More Women Are Obtaining Their CHL In The Last Two Years.
Brown County Sheriff Bobby Grubbs reports that two BCSO employees were terminated for their association with an eight-liner business in the North Lake area of Brown County.
Hardin-Simmons, ARCADA, and TXDOT have created a new spring break campaign to raise awareness about drinking and driving. The new slogan is "choose wisely, choose your picture, choose your future, and choose responsibility".
Sometimes we go to work sick or know someone who has, an Abilene doctor speaks about dealing with germs at the office.
Thursday morning, the City of Abilene approved several projects to be funded by budget surpluses.
Sheriff’s Deputies in Nolan County have caught a suspect who fled on foot earlier this morning.
Remembering to turn the lights off can save money on the electric bill. But when the day gets busy, it's easy to forget. One Abilene business made the change to automatic lights to conserve energy.
Local Says They Are Receiving The Wrong Prescription From Local Pharmacies.
All of the major Republican candidates for Texas agriculture commissioner strongly oppose any pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants — a position that the agricultural lobby says would cripple the industry in Texas.
During cold and flu season most of us either work in close proximity with sick co-workers, or deal with symptoms ourselves. So how do we know whether to stay home, or head in to work when we're feeling ill?
Do you communicate differently in person than on Facebook? We look at why the most introverted of people seem to open up online.
KTAB's investigative reporter, Victor Sotelo, takes a look at how much legal proceedings that require court-appointed attorneys cost tax payers.
Wednesday a judge out of San Antonio said that the ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional and that set waves of opposition and support from across the state. Even churches are standing behind the ruling, in support of the LGBT community.
Claire Mehaffey, Mary Ann Fergus, and Paul Rotenberry are all vying for the position of Family Court Judge.
Holly Firfer takes a look at the latest statistics on obesity in America.
The Abilene Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse is placing bright yellow stickers to remind people not to provide alcohol to minors.
It's no surprise that the increase in oil and gas production means more jobs, and companies in the Abilene area are looking to meet that demand every day.
Three Sweetwater men were arrested for their alleged involvement in the distribution of illegal gambling devices confiscated from the American Legion and VFW posts in Mineral Wells. The devices were distributed by Harp Vending in Sweetwater.
Wednesday, a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction, striking down the Texas ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional.
Tiffany Klapheke has been transferred to the TDCJ Woodman Unit in Gatesville.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will begin a project this week to make major improvements to US 84 in Nolan County from Roscoe to the Mitchell County line.
While the number of women farmers nationally is in decline, in Texas, their ranks are swelling, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Census of Agriculture.
The City of Abilene Recreation Division will host a Mardi Gras inspired Krewe of Barkus dog parade on Saturday, March 1 at 10 a.m.
The Brown County United Way distributed over $50,000 to its member agencies at a luncheon on Tuesday.
Tiffany Klapheke’s defense attorneys, John Young and George Parnham, filed a motion to withdraw Tuesday.
Gone are the days of cigarette breaks. In fact, many employers say you won't be considered for a job, even if you only light up in the privacy of your own home.
Nearly half of registered Texas voters support legalization of marijuana for any use in some quantities, and nearly three in 10 would legalize it for medicinal use only, according to the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.
Editorial director of PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award Abilene Cultural Affairs Council.
Dyess Receiving Honor For The Resource's Their Chapel Provides
A traffic accident on the Winters Freeway at the South 7th street overpass sends one passenger to the hospital.
The owners of Gene's Campers & Repair is closing its doors Friday to focus on a medical ministry they started years ago.
After two bus accidents in two days, an AISD school bus driver asks that motorists be more cautious when driving around school buses.
This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Today's Smart Woman report explains what signs and symptoms you should be looking for in your children.
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23-year-old Samantha Thompson and 27-year-old Joseph Turner were arrested Monday and charged with aggravated robbery for taking a car at gunpoint.
The Obama administration's climate change agenda on Monday faced one of its first tests in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, which heard a case brought by Texas and industry leaders against a federal greenhouse gas regulation.
Cisco College at 717 East Industrial Blvd, Abilene announces a Seuss Fest, Read Across America evening on Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 6-7:30 PM. Cisco College to Host Read Across America Dr. Seuss Fest