This story is 600 years in the making. It started when a giant oak tree fell on a structure in Buffalo Gap in 1996.
A formerly fired police officer, Frank Saylors, is running for City Commissioner in Eastland.
A high ranking member of the House of Yahweh in Callahan County has been arrested for allegedly threatening the life of a Taylor County State District Judge.
The jury has reached a verdict in the Lanny Bush murder trial in Coleman and his punishment was automatic.
An Abilene man, with a possible medical condition, drove into The Hot Spot Tanning Salon on North 1st street. That's after he ran over a woman walking on South 1st street.
It's a grim sight at the O.H. Ivie Reservoir. There are scarier predictions if the lake does not get a good rain anytime soon.
A shooting in Santa Anna, has sent one man to the hospital and another is in custody.
KTAB's Victor Sotelo reports live after a news conference about a man suspected of shooting an Abilene IHOP early Sunday morning, that is now in police custody.
Taylor County is considering buying game cameras to catch those illegally dumping animal carcasses and trash in creeks.
A 4-year-old child was rescued by passing neighbors after falling out of a second story window.
A year long mystery of fruit trees being cut down has been solved.
It's a step back in time that people from all over the world come to experience, an old fashion soda shop that serves up pure cane sugar soda.
The Development Corporation of Abilene is seeking a new CEO.
KTAB's Victor Sotelo and Matthew Torres report live.
KTAB's investigative reporter, Victor Sotelo, takes a look at how much legal proceedings that require court-appointed attorneys cost tax payers.
Many people are paying up so they don't get locked up.
KTAB's Victor Sotelo takes a look at some unique displays at the Farm, Ranch, and Wildlife Expo.
We talked to Victor Sotelo about covering the Tiffany Klapheke trial and what he took away from it.
Victor Sotelo sat down with Tiffany Klapheke after she was found guilty of injury to a child resulting in death.
As closing arguments are schedule for Wednesday morning, KTAB's Victor Sotelo goes over highlights of the Tiffany Klapheke Trial.
On the 11th day of the trial, the jury listened to the 911 call Tiffany Klapheke made after discovering her daughter's body, Tamryn Klapheke.
KTAB's Victor Sotelo summarizes the days events from inside the courtroom on day 10 of the Tiffany Klapheke Trial.
Images of Tamryn Klapheke's body were shown to the jury as the medical examiner took the stand.
Testimony begins for the trial of Tiffany Klapheke, the mother accused of neglecting her three children, one to the point of death.
A jury has been seated for the trial of Tiffany Klapheke who is accused of neglecting her three children, one to the point of death.
One arrest has been made in connection to shattered windows, but police say it's not linked to the most recent BB gun crime spree.
The Eastland Chief of Police has been directed to thoroughly investigate the matter of the June 2013 assault case, that could have taken Clayton Fought off the streets sooner.
The positive I.D. is something the Comanche County authorities knew since last October. However, Amber Lowery brother says after leaving several messages, he had to go to Comanche County to find out.
Unsettling information is uncovered about the suspect in the sexual assault case of an Eastland county girl.
Clayton Fought has been charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault of a child, and attempted capital murder of a 12-year-old child. KTAB's Victor Sotelo spoke with Fought's brother about the crime.
KTAB'S Victor Sotelo finds out what is more popular in Abilene.
There is a unique Christmas tree in Callahan County, but even more unique is the story behind it.
The goal every year for Salvation Army Bell Ringers is about $100,000 in Abilene, they say they are not even close.
Teachers help families feed their children during Christmas break.
Christopher Perez was lead away in shackles and chains by security forces at Dyess Air Force base today. The squadron he used to belong to before he was charged with, and found guilty of, adultery and three cases of child neglect.
In a report over 300 pages long, abused and neglect is documented throughout Tiffany Klapheke's life.
A Haskell man was celebrated today for his contributions to the volunteer fire departments of Taylor county. Over the last 10 years Bill Steele has constructed affordable fire engines so that these departments could fight fires to their best ability, while staying within their budget.
KTAB's Victor Sotelo takes us back in time to Day 2 of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Abilene cosmotology school owner starts a barber program.
The Town and Country Drive-in almost closed but not before the community came together to raise money for a digital conversion.
People in the central Texas town of West are picking up the pieces tonight, and hoping for a fast recovery for everyone affected by last night's fertilizer plant explosion.
Right after the Boston explosions, people all over the United States and all over the world were trying to find out if their friends and loved ones were okay.
Today marks the anniversary of a traffic accident which took the lives of two Abilene girls.
A man tries to break into an Abilene home and shoots the homeowner. Police are looking for the man.
Just how big of a sports fan are you? Well, one new Hawley dad
showed how big of a fan he was when he named his new baby boy.
We've been following the trail ride of a Stephens County woman whose husband's last wish was to be laid to rest at his favorite road-side park in the Texas pan handle. Last weekend she completed her journey and held a service for her husband at Palo Duro Canyon.
An antique shop in Abilene has been broken into, but the burglar did not get away without leaving behind a string of evidence.
As Scurry County, Snyder in particular, looks forward to the coming oil boom predicted in the area because of the Cline Shale Exploration. Snyder is already facing a housing shortage, while commercial property is harder and harder to come by.
As we wait for an identification on the skeletal remains found in Scurry County, in Nolan County last week more bones were found. This time under the floor of a shed, found by a Sweetwater homeowner who was tearing up the floor to replace it with a new one.
We have returned to the place where remains were found last Saturday in Scurry County near Snyder at Lake J.B. Thomas.
A man who was supposed to be the headliner at the Brownwood Rattlesnake Round Up this past weekend did not make it to the event because he was bitten by a snake as he was loading up to go to Brownwood
Stephens County Sheriff Billy Wade has issued a public statement about the incident at the golf course from last November. He made his statement to the editor of the Breckenridge American Newspaper.
More backlash from the "Wade Incident" we have been covering.
More backlash from the "Wade Incident" we have been covering.
Abilene firefighters evacuated a south Abilene neighborhood when city work crews cut into a 2 inch natural gas pipeline. People who live in a two block area around the leak were evacuated and, as windy as it's been lately, the lack of wind this morning contributed to the problems.
There was a strange home invasion in South Abilene where two cremated family members were stolen. One of those family members' urns was shattered, but robbers took the ashes anyway.
For years now we've been reporting on the theft of scrap metal because it can easily be sold for cash, but now appliances are being taken for the same reason! One Abilene restaurant in particular has had the problem more then once.
Last Friday we showed you the video that proved new Stephens County Sheriff Billy Wade was tased and pepper sprayed. Until last Friday, there was only speculation about the November 20th incident at the Breckenridge Golf Course between an off duty, intoxicated Wade, and a female officer. Now that you've seen the video, we are going to compare the dash cam video and the sworn statements given by the two officers who responded to the golf course that night.
The investigation into what the City of Breckenridge is calling "The Wade Incident" was closed. However, we have obtained new evidence which proves that then Sheriff-Elect Billy Wade was tasered, and pepper sprayed after he assaulted a female Breckenridge police officer.
At one point in every little girl's life, she wants to be just like her dad. One Abilene seven year old is doing just that, and taking it a step above.
It was last august when we told you the Town and Country Drive-In here in Abilene could be going dark because converting to digital projection was just too expensive. Now the community has spoken and the movie industry has taken notice an, along with updated movie equipment, there are a few surprises.
The new buffalo-shaped weather vanes at Frontier Texas are up and ready for the reopening when renovations are completed next month. Local crews hoisted the herd of buffalo by a crane today.
This week we've been telling you about a break-in on Kirkwood Street in north Abilene. A Man was assaulted by men wearing masks, armed with guns and knives.
A Tuscola man flying home from an out of state trip almost made it back to Abilene, but went down in a field of mesquite trees just northeast of town.
A Breckenridge City Councilman and amateur Historian has discovered a little known civil war community just north of Breckenridge.
Just how high would the price of gas have to go before you stop buying it?
The Breckenridge city manager talked with us a little earlier about an investigation that cleared Stephens County Sheriff Billy Wade. Wade had been accused of assaulting a female Breckenridge police officer. That incident was first uncovered back when Wade was running for sheriff and still with Breckenridge P.D.
Two people have been arrested this week and charged with possessing methamphetamine in a drug free zone. They live within one-thousand feet of the McMurry University baseball stadium.
There are mixed emotions in Cross Plains as the town is in mourning over the loss of a man they described as "a real cowboy" and also thanking god that a father of four has been spared in a fiery head on collision Monday afternoon. The crash happened on Texas Highway 36, about 6 miles west of Cross Plains.
A house fire in East Abilene is being called suspicious, not because of the fire itself, but because of the home in which the fire was found.
It's the same house where a woman shot and killed her ex-boyfriend last December.
Victor Sotelo has obtained a sheriff's deputy's statement about what he saw that morning, and it brings another name into the mix.
Starting Sunday KTAB is airing an important series of stories that every parent needs to watch, for the safety of your children.
Victor Sotelo reads a copy of a letter written by an inmate and sent to her sister in Abilene. The letter outlines specific information about a kidnapping of a young teen who fits the description of Hailey Dunn.
The mother of missing Colorado City teenager Hailey Dunn has hired help in the search for her daughter.
It has been over a year and a half since Hailey Dunn was reported missing from Colorado City and a week from today, Hailey would have been celebrating her 15th birthday.
A burglar in Abilene is caught in the act. And the witness helps solve another burglary apparently committed by the same man.
Abilene police are investigating a crime scene where a body was found at a home in south Abilene.
A man who's motorcycle was stolen was in the right place at the right time today.
20 to 30 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea and for decades the only sure treatment option was a bulky breathing mask. Now a small and easy-to-use device is getting the attention of sleep doctors and their patients.
Abilene police this morning arrested the teenager who was driving the car that ran off farm road 600 and slammed into a tree back in April. The crash killed two teen-aged girls and injured several others.
Two men have died in an accident on a ranch in Fisher county.
Abilene police are looking into a robbery at a home in south Abilene where three men dressed in camouflage reportedly restrained victims with zip ties then robbed them.
Abilene police and fire dispatchers are currently training on a new system that is designed to only send the equipment needed for a certain call.
Coming out of the winter months with dry skin? Before you try over the counter creams and treatments, there's a look at a natural approach to fighting chapped skin.
A new, cutting edge test can grant a woman a glimpse in to the future of her fertility. It's, simple, inexpensive and any woman can take it, so why don't doctors know about it?
Abilene teenager Breanna Camacho is fighting for her life but not fighting alone.
A man who ran over a five year old baseball player and left the scene, is now headed to prison.
A fire at the old VFM location at North 3rd and Kirkwood has damaged the
building and the fire department says the business operating from the
building does not have correct permits.
It seems burglars are getting more creative in figuring out how to take things that aren't theirs.
A retired Dyess airman says someone tried to get into storage facilities on his property, then may have tried to set fire to it in frustration. The victim wants to make everybody aware to be on the look out.
Another inmate at the the Taylor County Jail was on the loose and
recaptured; but this time it was not an escape. An
inmate was allowed to walk out of the jail after being sentenced to 5
years in prison just hours before.
There was a series of vehicle break-in in the the South 11th and Marshall area of Abilene overnight, and what was taken from one of the vehicles is irreplaceable.
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Easter hailstorm that left thousands of dollars in damages in Taylor County, Allstate Insurance released statistics today saying insurance claims in 2011 went up over 1800 percent since 2010, making Abilene the city with the most wind and hail damage in the state of Texas.
We introduce a little leaguer, who loves playing baseball and won't let anything get in his way.
News that the remains discovered in Big Spring Tuesday afternoon are not those of Hailey Dunn has given volunteer searchers a renewed energy in the search for the missing Colorado City teen.
As we've seen in stories from other places with severe weather, getting a
warning saves lives but having a safe place to wait out the storm is
also important. Hopefully you've picked out a place in your home, but
what about if you're out shopping. Where would you go?
If you spend your day doing the same physical activities over and over again, whether it's lifting your baby or traveling for work, then you might consider "functional fitness."
Hydrocodone is one of the most stolen prescription medications in
Abilene, and many times it is taken during burglaries.
A new study finds young children who have problems breathing while
sleeping are at an increased risk for behavioral difficulties later in
It was the process donors go through at the Meek Blood Center that caught the infected blood of a woman.
A company is drilling for oil in Impact and some residents have concerns.