In Abilene; school recourse officers have a vital role in the children's lives in school. Not only do they have their own office in the school, but they are there everyday with them. Not only protecting them, but mentoring them.
City Council voted only to ban the sale and use of E-Cigarettes to minors, but not to regulate the use of them in public.
You can find along Treadaway Blvd, tapping his feet, bobbing his head and cheerfully singing along to his guitar.
A Sweetwater man says he plans to remove a pit bull-mix from his property after the dog was accused of killing numerous cats around the neighborhood.
Recent numbers indicate drivers involved in accidents are not wearing seat belts.
Find out where your tax dollars may be heading. Taylor County budget hearings are in session for two more days.
Some residents in Sweetwater say a pitbull has been terrorizing the streets.
A former client of Meals on Wheels donated a fourth of her estate to the organization.
Volunteers say they saw children and mothers who have traveled for weeks through the desert with nothing but the clothes on their back.
A Sweetwater man has recently made it his mission to clean-up Lake Sweetwater.
Locals celebrated the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and many say that there is room for improvement in Abilene when it comes to accessibility.
Detention officers deal with medical, emotional and personal issues of the kids at their facility. It's a job that takes a certain type of person, with a passion for youth.
This month's Commissioners Court meeting in Eastland will discuss the second and final reading of a proposed ordinance that would prohibit the sale, use, and possession of electronic cigarettes to minors.
The owner of Casa Herrera is remembering the late James Garner as considerate and friendly after meeting him at the restaurant years ago.
With the oil boom that has the Permian Basin busting at the edges with people, the Big Country is also getting in on the boom. It may not be from actual drilling, but from employees traveling to the Permian Basin, students getting taught in engineering in Abilene universities, and supplies being made here and shipped there. All of this is not only benefiting the Basin but our region as well.
More restaurant chains in Abilene are continuing to see counterfeit money.
An Abilene native is working on a goal that only a few people across the world have accomplished.
The Melvin Martin Center for Children's Safety, also known as Safety City, will be hosting its annual Summer Safety Camp this week.
Participants of the the 30th annual State 4-H Horse Show are preparing for the events at the Taylor County Expo Center this week.
The Dyess We Care Team held its 14th annual car wash to help raise money to buy new ladders.
Today single mothers, dealing with car damage from the storm, were able to receive much needed help.
Hundreds filled the Abilene Civic Center on Saturday for the return of Craftapalooza & Fabulous Vintage Market.
The roof of a correctional facility in East Texas collapsed early Saturday afternoon, according to the facility's warden.
The past three weeks the small town of Brekenridge has seen four fires set around the town. Two of them set within 12 hours apart from one another. This is leaving the fire chief ready to have the suspect or suspects in custody before someone gets hurt.
The Better Business Bureau and the Abilene Police Department say that for the past three weeks there has been a rise in fake money being used in Key City stores. The bureau is saying that these stores are the first line of defense against these crimes.
Taylor Bowman, 17, of Ballinger, was killed in a one vehicle accident in Runnels County. Locals remember the teen for her passion for life and competitive spirit.
Next week begins "Zero Tolerance" week and property owners may face fines from the City of Abilene if their grass exceeds a foot tall.
APD Chief Standridge explains that Abilene is a drug conduit for drugs from Mexico, as well as reveals part of the reason for an increase in car burglaries.
Grocers and Customers around town tell us what they look for in retailers.
AUSTIN— The 2015 University Interscholastic League Girls and Boys State Basketball Tournaments will be played at the Alamodome in San Antonio the UIL announced Tuesday.
The Abilene Police Department has been busy lately, and most recently, police are responding to several calls outside of Taylor County.
The store has plans to build in a field near the intersection of Oldham Lane and Loop 322. People say that area is already a hectic spot and they are concerned with the traffic situation.
An Abilene native stepped up to support two local families dealing with illness.
Abilene police are looking for information that helps them arrest and charge the suspect in a recent debit card abuse case.
An Abilene man is at the Taylor County Jail after he reportedly admitted to stabbing his roommate at a drug and rehab center.
AUSTIN - Keeping vehicles road-ready and saving money at the pump is now easier than ever thanks to a new smartphone Web app from the Texas Department of Transportation.
UBER has arrived in west Texas, but just like in every other city, where the ride-sharing company has parked itself in, it’s littered with controversy.
On Saturday morning, the Abilene Public Library held a special workshop for people interested in gardening. Texas Master Gardener Krista Bunger hosted the event and taught people how to create sustainable container gardens.
Abilene police are urging drivers to slow down after responding to two accidents on the Interstate 20 service road near the Pine Street exit in two days.
Rose Park on South 7th & Barrow Street has reached a special milestone.
Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham has resigned to run for a Texas Senate seat.
Residents in attendance were able to get a hands-on look at trucks, equipment and other fire fighting essentials.
The SPCA handles animals with care everyday, so when the SPCA showed up to Gorman expecting to help a woman out with her late mother's animals. They quickly realized the animals were in need of saving. Twenty-five animals were caged and chained all over the property. It has SPCA investigator Lynn Pitcox saying this is the worst case they have ever handled.
Dyess opened the doors to local media to show different aspects of the base.
Wichita Falls has now begun to use recycled waste water, now the idea might sound gross at first, but some say it's necessary to think outside of the box in this drought. Abilene is also looking to follow in their footsteps, with the help of Big Spring's waste water treatment plant.
Although a hot topic in the political realm, knowledge of where potentially hazardous chemicals are stored is helpful to local first responders.
Three men formed a human ladder back in May of this year, after an apartment building caught on fire and scorched the top floor of one of the buildings, trapping one of the residents. The Abilene Fire Department says the human ladder most likely saved the life of the woman.
On Tuesday afternoon, the mayor and city employees broke ground to construct a new Love's travel stop on Interstate 20 and Highway 283.
A South Taylor County woman was bitten by a rattlesnake and says the venomous snake was not visible and did not make the rattling sound.
Neighbors say when they saw flames, they immediately ran over to make sure no one was trapped inside. They saw children being pulled out of the burning structure through the window.