89 year old James Garrett wanted people to know that the celebration is more than the sailor kissing the nurse in Time Square. The celebration was felt all over the country, including the Key City.
With the bond passing in May, new wings and programs have been added to Sweetwater's hospital. With the new additions it also means that new staff needed to be added. With that they brought on a female family doctor to help make female patients more comfortable.
Minutes after the community found out Cory was in need of a handicap lift, several people came forward to donate.
Billy Cole III was killed in a two car accident as he was on the way from the DFW area to Abilene for the opening football practice. He is remembered for his zest for life, and work ethic on the field and in the classroom.
It has been confirmed by DPS that McMurry football player Billy Cole III was killed Tuesday night in a Callahan County crash along I-20, just 3 miles East of Putnam.
Callahan County Citizens EMS Is In Need of Donations, Locals Want To Help Because Of The Endless Help That They Give.
More Than Three Months Later and Cory Almanza Is Awake After A Horrific Car Wreck That Left Him In A Coma.
Owner says it's to help residents who live in South Abilene
Protesters showed up at the Jones County Courthouse to show their disapproval of the possibility of housing immigrants in the vacant detention center in Anson.
An all-day supply drive outside the H-E-B parking lot on Saturday helped gather school supplies for students in the Big Country.
The city of Brownwood hosted for the second time a fundraiser on Friday benefiting the NRA Foundation.
Many locals hope Ely's Pit Stop BBQ will help the town bring in more people from the surrounding areas.
This week drivers have seen portions of Fisk Street barricaded for repairs to utilities; however, these repairs are not part of the Fisk Street construction project which will begin in the coming weeks, according to City of Brownwood officials.
A two vehicle accident has left one person dead and two others injured.
When looking at Lake Sweetwater it may look more like a pond than a lake, as the water has steadily been drying up. This steady drying has caused more and more problems, but there is still hope for the lake that is sitting 261/2 feet below normal levels.
In a statement released by Samaritan's Purse, Dr. Kent Brantly gives thanks for prayers and his recovery.
A local non-profit and and energy company joined together to provide $100 shopping sprees for fifty local children.
Ely's Pit Stop BBQ owners hope to one day sell beer in their restaurant.
SSgt Mike Burns and his family were able to officially break ground on their new home. This new wheelchair accessible home will allow the veteran to interact with his family more.
Wednesday the Bond Advisory Committee got down with the grunt work as they heard from different parts of the city. The committee started getting a look at the work that stood before them.
Around a dozen districts in the Big Country are going through training to learn how to spot traits that are common among people who have committed random acts of violence.
Families Find Hope After Learning Their Loved Ones Were Organ Donors.
Ariana Lubelli spoke with a local infectious disease specialist who says Ebola isnt a health concern for America, but if it were, local hospitals like Hendrick Medical Center have resources to treat some of the side effects.
It's almost time to send children back to school, but before you do, local law enforcement says it's not a bad idea to see if there are any sex offenders along their routes to school.
Efforts to help drivers save money and reduce emissions
Chelsea's Pub hopes a new piece of equipment at their bar will help their customers to reconsider drunk driving. They have installed a breathalyzer machine close to their bar's exit.
The number of cases of bed bugs confirmed by the City of Abilene has exponentially increased in the past few years. Experts say it may be awhile before the number of these pests go down.
Rodger Brown and two of his sons served several terms overseas in the Army and the Airforce. Their time prompted them to get identical tattoos that read, "No greater love than a man lay down his life for a friend."
A Sweetwater dog accused of killing around 20 cats within a month was taken in by animal control officers.
One woman was injured as her vehicle struck a utility pole in the 3500 block of 4th Street in Brownwood Sunday morning.
Registration for new students to Abilene ISD, and those students attending a different campus because of boundary adjustments or first-time transfer, will be held in the upcoming weeks at locations throughout the district.
Austin Avenue (FM 2524): Construction on Austin Avenue will continue. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in the work zone. Drivers should expect some delays and find alternate routes, if possible.
Many who travel in that area say that is a hectic spot. For Elmdale Flea Market, it's no surprise to them. They say that they have witnessed dozens of wrecks in that location.
Lucy's on South 27th hosted the 1st Annual Car and Bike Show benefiting Meals on Wheels of Abilene on Saturday.
A 6-year-old Abilene boy is making a name for himself in the world of youth bull riding.
Three weeks after their rescue, the animals that were taken from a Gorman property are looking towards the future. After being bathed, given their shots, and now being treated for different infections, Rescue the Animals, SPCA says that it's time to start getting the applications ready for adoptions.
Local pastors weigh in on how potential health risks impact mission work.
Customers happy about the new change
Hendrick Medical Center currently has some new radio ads running. They are reminding people that the hospital is still serving patients with Blue Cross Blue Shield.
The Abilene city council has hand picked people from different walks of life to help improve the quality of life in the Key City. They won't be in the basement of the City Hall, they will actually be in the field meeting the people that the money will help.
The City of Abilene is combating mosquitoes in a different way this summer, they say it is more effective.
Dr. Kent Brantly, a former ACU student, and now doctor has contracted what some say is the most deadly virus in the world. His former professors spoke about their former student's resilience and compassion for others.
Bull riding is bringing hundreds of young professional riders to Abilene for a Youth Bull Riding Competition. Participants from all over the country competed in several events to get to the finals.
Keith Steinbach was in the Air Force for almost a decade, but now, he is pursuing a career through his YouTube videos.
Recent crime at The Grove apartments in Northeast Abilene has prompted the complex to increase it's security. After a stabbing that left a 19-year-old dead, management enforced new policies.
Reverend Bill Libby, a McMurry University professor and radio co-host of "The Professors", says him and two students were in Israel the day the militant group Hamas launched rockets into Israel.
Moro VFD chose to leave the Rural Fire Committee after disagreeing about a new way that the committee is dispersing funds received from the county.
Friends are still in shock and disbelief as to why 19-year-old Kaleb Cory 's young life was taken too soon.
The childhood friend and former football coach of the 19-year-old male killed by a stabbing say he was outgoing and loyal.
The group is believed to have brought one firearm with them, and to have taken one from the victim’s vehicle according to Taylor County Sheriff's Office.