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Recent articles by Brian:

Mayor Anthony Williams gifted state flag for 20 years of service to Abilene

Williams has served longer than any other elected official in Abilene's history. → Read More

Early voting in 2021 constitutional election kicks off Monday

There are two voting locations in addition to the Taylor County Plaza. → Read More

Abilene police investigating possible homicide

Police identified the victim as 23-year-old Adrian Esteban Vizzerra of Abilene. → Read More

Abilene's Deputy City Manager Mindy Patterson found her 'niche' in local government

From the back room to the board room, Mindy Patterson's 30-year career arc with the city of Abilene has been a fun ride, she said. → Read More

Lale, late B.J. Estes named chamber's 'Outstanding Citizens of the Year'

Lale Estes and her late husband, Dr. B.J. Estes, were recognized Thursday evening by the Abilene Chamber of Commerce as Abilene’s 2021 Outstanding Citizens of the Year. The physician who served Abilene beginning in 1957 died Sept. 9, 2020. The award was to be presented by the 2020 winners, Larry and Mary Gill, at the chamber's annual meeting at the Abilene Convention Center. This year’s… → Read More

Taylor County commissioners approve 90-day burn ban

Commissioners also approve early voting schedule and election day vote centers for the Nov. 2 election. → Read More

Amazon delivery station coming to Abilene, Development Corporation says

The online giant plans to lease a warehouse in the DCOA’s Five Points Business Park in Abilene to house a "last mile" facility. → Read More

Abilene City Council approves funding for downtown hotel

Funding means project will move forward toward construction. → Read More

United Airlines canceling air service in and out of Abilene Regional Airport Oct. 1

The air service announced it will cancel air service in and out of Abilene Regional Airport as of Oct. 1, 2021. → Read More

Drop by drop: Abilene water utility unveils smart meter features

Abilene water customers with smart meters installed can now examine hourly use. → Read More

2 men swept over Fort Phantom Hill Reservoir spillway found

Emergency crews were called to Fort Phantom Hill Reservoir late Tuesday afternoon after two men who were tubing were swept over the spillway. → Read More

Abilene's Adventure Cove splashes down for 2021 return

After being adrift at sea throughout 2020, the water park hopes to slide back into swimmers' hearts post pandemic. → Read More

Abilene police investigate report of not-so 'dead body'

Other incidents recently worked by police include theft, burglary, assault. → Read More

Taylor County Commissioners approve retirement for Precinct 4 J.P. Frank Cleveland

Commissioners also extend ambulance contract through September, may discuss going out for bids. → Read More

Hutchison's journey from prison to advocate highlights Mental Health Awareness Month

Taking time out for personal assessment - and seeking help, if needed - is essential, experts say. → Read More

Abilene rainfall runs ahead of normal, with more moisture expected

Rain won't go away, according to the National Weather Service, at least anytime soon. → Read More

Abilene police arrest man on injury to a child charges

Other incidents recently worked by police include public intoxication, theft, burglary. → Read More

Update: Abilene Gives surpasses $1M with less than 6 hours to go

Go to to donate to more than 130 nonprofits. → Read More

Abilene, Gov. Abbott announces Great Lakes Cheese Co. bringing 510 jobs to city

DCOA, with support from Gov. Greg Abbott, announced Friday that Great Lakes Cheese Co. is opening an operation in the city, creating up to 510 jobs. → Read More

World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup 2021 slithers into Sweetwater

After the COVID-19 pandemic cut attendance last year, World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup in Sweetwater expects bigger crowds this weekend. → Read More