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Past articles by Doug:

Child sex investigation: Warrant issued for ex-Abilene church daycare director

Abilene police have issued an arrest warrant for Amanda McKee, the former director of the Wylie Baptist Church’s Child Development Center, for failure to report child sex crimes allegedly committed by a former worker at the daycare.McKee is expected to tur → Read More

Council honors retiring Abilene Fire Chief Larry Bell for 35 years of service

Set to retire at the end of the month after 35 years of service, Abilene Fire Chief Larry Bell received a plaque and some kind words Thursday from city officials.Mayor Anthony Williams and City Manager Robert Hanna made the presentation.An official retirem → Read More

Tanker truck flips at Hwy 36 & Loop 322, driver taken to Abilene hospital

ABILENE, Texas – A tanker truck reportedly hauling saltwater for fracking rolled late Wednesday morning while attempting to exit Hwy 36 and head north on Loop 322.The 41-year-old driver of the truck, who was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening → Read More

Motorcyclist injured in crash with ‘fertilizer spreader’ on Hwy 83/84 south of Abilene

A motorcycle crashed into a fertilizer spreader Wednesday morning on Hwy 83/84 – at CR 150 – south of Abilene.The motorcyclist was taken via ambulance to an Abilene hospital with unknown injuries.The driver of the fertilizer spreader wasn’t injured.The cra → Read More

Merkel man, 67, killed in Jones County rollover crash

JONES COUNTY, Texas – A 67-year-old Merkel man died in a rollover crash over the weekend on CR 400 – 5.2 miles northwest of Tye – in Jones County, a Texas Department of Public Safety news release said Tuesday.Killed in the accident, which occurred at 5:26 → Read More

Watch: Ex-major league star Palmeiro homers for 1st time in 13 years

Rafael Palmeiro did something Monday that he hadn't done in 13 years.The 53-year-old former Major League star hit a home run in a professional game.It wasn't in the big leagues, though. It was for the American Association's Cleburne Railroaders, where he i → Read More

Commander at Dyess Air Force Base ousted; 'toxic environment' cited

The commander of the 317th Airlift Wing at Dyess Air Force Base has been ousted after an investigation determined he “failed to establish and maintain a healthy command climate and created a toxic environment,” according to a news release.Col. David Owens → Read More

Ballinger man, 30, killed while trying to cross I-20 in Tye

A 30-year-old Ballinger man was killed late Monday when he tried to cross I-20 on foot and was struck by an SUV.Tye police responded to scene at mile marker 278 and found Gilbert Arteaga Jr. had been hit and died.The accident, which occurred about 9:30 p.m → Read More

BREAKING: 1 injured in shooting at 7-11 in south Abilene

ABILENE, Texas – One person has been injured and taken via ambulance to Hendrick Medical Center after a shooting at the 7-11 at South 7th and South Clack streets.Multiple law enforcement agencies are on scene.Few details were immediately available, but pol → Read More

Abilene police: Victim of 4-vehicle crash on Loop 322 has died

A 30-year-old woman who was injured late Friday in a four-vehicle crash on Loop 322 has died.Nicole Lee has officially been pronounced dead by the justice of the peace, Abilene police spokesman Rick Tomlin said Tuesday afternoon.Lee’s Ford F-150 was hit by → Read More

SUV rolls over after colliding with car on Buffalo Gap Road in Abilene

ABILENE, Texas -- An SUV flipped Friday morning on Buffalo Gap at Chimney Rock near Jack N Jill Donut Shop after colliding with a car.An ambulance was called to the scene, but no one was transported to the hospital.The accident occurred about 8:15 a.m.KTXS → Read More

Woman taken to hospital after north Abilene crash

ABILENE, Texas -- A Hispanic woman was taken to an Abilene hospital Tuesday with non-life threatening injuries after her Kia Optima was T-boned by an SUV.The accident occurred about 10:30 a.m. at Pine Street and North Treadaway Boulevard.PHOTOS: → Read More

Election 2018: Vote too close to call in San Angelo school bond election

SAN ANGELO, Texas -- The vote is virtually split as voters in San Angelo decide the fate of a $148.9 million bond package aimed at making significant changes to its public school district's campuses.According to nearly complete results, it was passing by o → Read More

Vote 2018: Incumbent Haynes wins another term as Brownwood mayor

Incumbent Stephen Haynes has claimed another term as Brownwood's mayor.According to complete but unofficial results, Haynes garnered 58 percent of the vote, compared to 42 percent of the vote for Tittle.I feel so blessed to have been given the opportunity → Read More

Election 2018: Voters in Abilene approve paying fee to fix city roads

ABILENE. Texas Voters in Abilene on Saturday approved paying a monthly fee to cover $377 million needed to fix the city's roads.According to complete but unofficial totals, 56 percent of voters cast ballots in favor of the fee.According to city officials, → Read More

Vote 2018: Price claims another term on Abilene City Council

ABILENE, Texas -- Place 1 incumbent Shane Price has won another term on the Abilene City Council.According to complete but unofficial totals, Price captured 83 percent of the vote, compared to 17 percent for Clinton Embry.Price, vice president of develop → Read More

Vote 2018: Rentz, incumbent Kreitler in runoff for Abilene City Council Place 2

ABILENE, Texas -- Challenger Jack Rentz is in a runoff with incumbent Bruce Kreitler in the battle for Abilene City Council Place 2.According to complete but unofficial returns, Rentz garnered 38 percent of the vote, compared to 35 percent for Kreitler an → Read More

37 indicted by Taylor County grand jury

ABILENE, Texas -- A Taylor County grand jury indicted 37 people Thursday on charges ranging from tampering with evidence to engaging in organized criminal activity.Those indicted include:1. Andrew Salazar Martinez – Assault Family Violence (Enhanced), 2nd → Read More

School delayed in Hawley, canceled in Anson & Stamford

We have some school cancellations and delays to share with you this morning.Anson ISD and Stamford ISD will not have classes today due to a power outage.The start of schools in Hawley ISD school are being delayed until 10 a.m.Buses will run two hours later → Read More

3 injured in I-20 crash in Sweetwater

SWEETWATER, Texas – A three-vehicle accident on I-20 Wednesday left one person with “possible severe injuries” and two others as “walking wounded,” Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden said.The crash, which involved an 18-wheeler carrying produce, a pickup a → Read More