Life will never be the same for three friends who set out to change the lives of others.
A Sweetwater man has recently made it his mission to clean-up Lake Sweetwater.
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.
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.
The Abilene Police Department has been busy lately, and most recently, police are responding to several calls outside of Taylor County.
An Abilene man is at the Taylor County Jail after he reportedly admitted to stabbing his roommate at a drug and rehab center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Employees at the Jones County Clerk's Office are concerned after many residents received a notice asking for money to get a copy of their property deed.
Dr. Russell Reynolds died on July 3rd when the fireworks display that he was setting up for the town's annual Fourth of July celebration exploded.
After the Sweetwater standoff that left the suspect dead. We decided to have a sit down with the Chief of Police of the Key City's police department, on where the line is drawn between having to use deadly force to looking into non-lethal options.
It was a nail-biting end for the U.S. Men's National Team's journey at the World Cup as they lost 2-1 against Belgium on Tuesday.
Two girls in Sweetwater started a lemonade stand last Friday to raise money for Michael Berry's funeral. Berry is the suspect killed during a police standoff in Sweetwater last week.
Police are looking for your help in solving a recent identity theft case that stretched from Abilene to the metroplex. The right information could get you a cash reward.
Austin Shirley along with his friend and dog have reached the final destination of their journey after months of walking across the country to raise money for wounded service men and women.
It's a moment he only dreamed of, an Abilene man gets the chance to meet them stranger who saved his life. Dale Morrison was first diagnosed with cancer and then he learned he had a deadly brain virus. His doctors told him he needed a bone marrow transplant. Amazingly, doctors found someone with the same cell make-up and even the antibodies to fight the virus. So, Morrison flew the stranger and his family to Abilene, to meet for the first time.
After a four hour standoff with both Abilene and Sweetwater police, the suspect, 50 year old Michael Berry, was shot and killed. The whole situation started after he stole a tractor from L.R. Sells and Sons.
Noel Reed is a quiet man, with a garage full of miniature cars and trucks. He creates Abilene squad cars from normal model cars. Completely strips the decals off, and meticulously puts the car together again as an exact replica of an Abilene squad car. He uses these cars as a way to say thank you to the men and women in blue that protect Key City streets.
An Abilene organization, that helps provide housing and counseling for children in need, is getting much needed support. On Wednesday, a check was presented to New Horizons for $74,000 from the Bilbo Golf Classic.
The northern part of the Big Country got hit with much needed rain again on Tuesday, but the downpours also flooded some cotton fields.
Board members of the Abilene Community Theatre gathered at a meeting Sunday afternoon to discuss future planning and expenses.
Abilene police are looking for your help in solving a crime. You could get a cash reward for anonymous information that helps police solve a recent forgery case.
Abilene is getting recognition across the state for its success in slowing synthetic drug sales once prevalent at some headshops. Now, other Texas cities are looking to Abilene as a model for cracking down on the activity in their towns.
With the First Lady taking on America's Obesity rate, she's mostly focused on children. Mrs. Obama has now turned her attention to tackling school lunches. Which means Abilene ISD is having to change the way it serves lunch.
An Abilene couple says the right ingredients to their marriage is learning to give and take. Bobbie and A.J. Draper celebrated their 66th anniversary Wednesday night at Gatti's Pizza with their children, friends, and great grandchildren.
The Buffalo Gap Volunteer Fire Department received a new communication building Tuesday afternoon, weeks after a wildfire destroyed their old one.
Police are asking for help in solving a recent arson case -- It happened Tuesday, June 3rd. Provide information through AbileneCrimeStoppers.com or by calling (325) 676-TIPS, 676-8477.
Dozens of cadets across Texas are in Brownwood this week practicing their leadership skills for the ROTC.
Friends and family of the Colorado City man gunned down at a Snyder motel are mourning his loss.
Firefighters arrived to a vacant home on the corner of Janice Lane and Marsalis Drive Wednesday morning. Fire officials say evidence shows it could be a possible arson although it's still under investigation.
Jared Ellis is a pastor who lives in Windsor Place Apartments. Late Wednesday night, he heard a nightmare scenario take place just on the other side of his dining room wall. He heard a child screaming, "Daddy!" and he knew he needed to do something. He ran out to already find that APD had already responded to the scene. He says the entire situation is hard to process.
The Fisher County Sheriff's Department says its current jail is run down and needs a face lift. The county is working with Southwest Architects, Inc. from Fort Worth and have created designs of a new 20,698 sq ft jail.
On Monday night, Merkel city council heard residents and Walmart representatives express their thoughts for the first time.
A Cooper high school senior was brought to tears after seeing his father deployed in Afghanistan at his graduation ceremony Saturday morning.
At around 1 p.m. on Friday, Sweetwater police received several 911 calls regarding a shooting in the 700 block of Bluff Street.
Some counties are working together on a project that helps bring cloud seeding to the Big Country.
The City of Stamford decided Tuesday night to begin the process of cloud seeding.
Abilene High School unveiled a memorial wall on Monday that honors former students killed in the line of duty.
The right information about a recent forgery case is worth a cash reward. Abilene police have surveillance video from a local retail store from back on Friday, April 11th.
92 year-old Clovis Thompson served in the Marine Corps, and fought in the battle of Okinawa. That battle he lost many of his friends that he made during his two years over seas. Due to this, he holds a very special place for Memorial Day and the remembrance that comes with the day.
On May 3rd, 2014 three men pulled a woman to safety by forming a human ladder, while her apartment building went up in flames. The two identified men were awarded for their efforts in getting her to safety, on May 21st.
Patients who have Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas insurance, may no longer be considered "in network" with Hendrick Medical Center by July 1st.
A close friend of Kimberly Bien, the 51-year-old Abilene woman who died Monday afternoon from her injuries after a gas line explosion burned down her home, describes her as loving and funny.
Abilene police say they had no choice but to shoot and kill a dog Monday morning.