From schools and hospitals to the city of Abilene, everyone has a plan in place.
But it's not just about having protocols and procedures -- A lot of it just comes down to practice.
The 12th annual Click It or Ticket campaign runs from May 20th to June 2nd as law enforcement officials crack down on seat-belt violations.
Spraying...braiding...curling... painting and powdering -- The girls in this room might have special needs, but for their special prom? They're getting ready the same way as everyone else, just with a little help.
In an effort to cut back on drunk driving, the National Transportation Safety Board has recommended states reduce the blood alcohol content levels that make someone legally drunk.
Whether it's cooking food or hanging out with the family, Terri Huestis knows what it's like to be a mother. But two years ago, she faced a health problem she didn't know how to handle.
In January, Coach Quinn Conley's wife of forty years, Brenda, suffered a brain aneurysm, putting her in the hospital and taking him out of school to take care of her. Now, students are giving back to a man they say has changed their lives.
The halls at Colorado High School have seen some wear and tear over the years.
Smoke and flames could be seen for miles away in South Abilene Sunday afternoon, after a fire destroyed a pool house and came dangerously close to homes in a neighborhood right off Buffalo Gap Rd.
Melody Shelton is referring to a piece of her land that used to be filled with mesquite trees and native grass, now reduced to dirt and stumps.
They're there for you every step of the way, holding your hand with words of comfort and a constant smile.
The vote to create a hospital district in Breckenridge is generating a lot of buzz in Stephens County.
Cars stopped and several people lined up as the vinyl billboard came down around 10 a.m. Monday -- A final sign the search is over.
If a proposed ordinance passes in Cisco, it would mean minors, ages six to sixteen, are not only restricted from being out and about during the evening -- they'll also be banned from being in public places, unaccompanied, between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
It's cramped, it's deteriorating and it's not as safe for the younger ones as the Rudolph family would like their home to be -- but until now, there wasn't much to be done about it.
The familiar ding of an elevator might not mean much to most people, but in a historic building in downtown Eastland, it means the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors will soon be open for business.
Sure, snakes can hitch a ride on a plane in movies...but how about snakes in a van?
Brownwood Chief of Police Mike Corley told KTAB they are not planning to release more details about the incident out of respect for the family, but the investigation is ongoing.
The tight-knit community of Tye is coming together to help a family of six whose lives have been turned upside down by a destructive house fire.
As authorities and administrators deal with reports and rumors of an unvalidated threat at several Abilene schools, parents and students must deal with the uncertainty and fear that inevitably stems from this situation.
School security is always an issue on parents' minds, but come the Monday after tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, it's at the forefront for many as districts review their policies and protocols.
At 18 years old, Austin Sellers has shed the weight, broken state records, can bench press 725 lbs., and now holds the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters World Championship title.
The effects of the drought are still felt as the pecan crop is harvested at an orchard in Cross Plains.
21-year-old Brittany Petty is taking on the ride of a lifetime -- bicycling 4,500 miles from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska.
For the first time ever, Brownwood High School held an "active shooter" drill at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, forcing a lockdown and evacuation of nearly one thousand students.
'Tis the season of giving and for one local organization, that giving revolves around Thanksgiving.
A year and a half after a Cisco man was beaten to death with a baseball bat, the woman responsible learned her future today.
The Abilene Independent School District is asking the state to take a closer look at standardized testing for students -- and they want the community's input.
Parts of Interstate 20 in Nolan County will be closed beginning Monday so crews can fix a bridge that was damaged in September.
Abilene Police are actively investigating a wreck that sent one person to a Lubbock hospital in critical condition early Saturday morning.
A wreck on Loop 322 just before midnight Friday sent two people to the hospital.
Based in an unassuming building on Conrad Hilton Boulevard in Cisco, Southwest Emblem's business extends well past the Big Country -- and it all started with a small shop and a big dream.
A small business in downtown Baird is manufacturing to the masses -- an inside look at the lollipop factory that's gone from the Big Country to the globe.
A Snyder man was shot and killed by police after holding a knife to a baby, according to the Snyder Daily News.
Multiple groups, including the Kiwanis Club of Abilene and the Dyess We Care team, gathered early on Saturday morning to make a difference in their community.
An Abilene woman is dead after what police are calling "a horrific accident" early Saturday morning.
A decision was reached in the Lake Leon pipeline issue in Eastland County late Thursday afternoon.
Clyde Elementary is sending dads back to school with a program that puts gives men a way to get involved in their children's lives and education.
One woman is dead, another is in the hospital and a Snyder man is behind bars charged with murder after an apparent shooting spree Friday night.
With three Child Protective Service workers on emergency leave and an ongoing investigation into the state agency by Abilene police, many are wondering what now happens to past cases worked by those employees. And the answer may be -- nothing.
Dozens of people rallied at the Taylor County Courthouse Saturday afternoon, standing up for their religious freedoms and values.
Due to state funding cuts, the Abilene branch of Planned Parenthood is shutting down for good in just a few weeks. While it means hundreds of women in the community will lose their current healthcare provider, it's also a cause for celebration for some.
Fifty years ago, the Cuban Missile Crisis reached its brink -- and the impact of that stretched from Russia and Washington, D.C., to right here in the Big Country.
Cooper High School's annual fundraiser, Coogs for the Cure, is raising money to help battle against breast cancer.
Two teenagers escaped from a rehab facility in Goldthwaite Friday night and led law enforcement on a hunt that spanned multiple counties, committing several crimes.
A family of three escapes from their burning North Abilene home early Sunday morning.
The Buffalo Gap community barbecued all day long for the annual fire department fundraiser Saturday.
Cooper High football players, cheerleaders and band members held an outdoor pep rally in South Abilene Saturday afternoon, raising money and awareness for breast cancer research.
Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans and Saturday morning, hundreds of people bundled up and took over Nelson Park to raise awareness about that startling figure in Abilene's Annual Heart Walk.
A two-alarm fire destroyed two businesses and a church in south Abilene Tuesday morning. Now, members of the congregation are picking up the pieces and looking ahead.
Hardin-Simmons, McMurry, Abilene Christian University and the West Central Texas Career Consortium joined forces to host the job fair Wednesday afternoon, bringing in nearly two dozen local businesses ready to hire.