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Abilene, TX, United States

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Past articles by Will:

AISD asking for warm clothes for homeless students

A cold front hit the Big Country Friday, and AISD is asking for warm clothes for their homeless students. The district needs boys and girls clothes, ranging from sizes 5-8. They will also need socks for both boys and girls. If anyone would like to help, they are asked to drop off donations at One AISD Center, located at 241 Pine Street. → Read More

Kiwanis Club of Abilene honors first responders, Tye police chief

The Kiwanis Club of Abilene honored first responders at a luncheon Wednesday at the Abilene Country Club. The club presented their annual Melvin Martin First Responder Award to Tye Police Chief Jay Strong. They said that they chose Chief Strong for the work he has done for the children in his community, and for his numerous military accomplishments. "To receive this I just can't even say how… → Read More

Students moving into their dorm rooms at McMurry University

It was a busy day at McMurry University on Wednesday, where it was move-in day for many students there. Students at McMurry were unloading furniture and setting up their dorm rooms. KTXS caught up with a McMurry freshman from Hawley right after she finished decorating her dorm room. "I'm really excited about just new traditions and finding myself and meeting new friends, and go Warhawks," said… → Read More

Students moving into dorm rooms at Hardin-Simmons University ahead of new school year

It has been a busy Monday at Hardin-Simmons University. Monday is move-in day for many HSU students and their parents. Students from HSU and their families were unloading furniture and decorating their dorm rooms. KTXS caught up with an HSU freshman as she was setting up her dorm room with her family's help. "The four of us in a small space trying to get past each other is kind of crazy, and I… → Read More

Day Nursery of Abilene looking for help at work day on Saturday

Looking to give back this weekend? The Day Nursery of Abilene is looking for some help with pulling up carpet for a new construction project. The Day Nursery of Abilene is holding a work day on Saturday from 8 a. m. to 4 p. m. at 1450 North 17th Street in north Abilene, which is located between Orange Street and Beech Street. The Day Nursery of Abilene is converting a building on North 17th… → Read More

San Antonio man accused of transporting marijuana from Colorado to Texas

A San Antonio man was arrested for attempting to transport marijuana from Colorado to Texas Monday. According to the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office, Quinton Batiste, 29, was arrested during a traffic stop on US 87 North. More than half a pound of marijuana was found in his car. Officers reported that a K-9 alerted them to the drug during the traffic stop. Investigators believe the marijuana… → Read More

Abilene man indicted for the continuous sexual abuse of 2 children

An Abilene man accused of sexually assaulting two children under the age of 14 was indicted Thursday. Police arrested Michael Leon Grubb, 36, at his home in June on a charge of continuous sexual abuse of a child. The alleged abuse occurred over a period of several years. Grubb is being held at the Taylor County Jail on bonds totaling $130,000. → Read More

City of Abilene Municipal Court moving over the weekend

Anybody who has business to take care of at the City of Abilene Municipal Court might want to pay attention to this. The municipal court is moving over the weekend. The municipal court is currently at Abilene City Hall, but it is moving to 4575 South 1st Street and will be opening there on Monday. The municipal court is the second City of Abilene department to move into the newly-renovated… → Read More

Dachshund Races and Rescued Dog Reunion to be held on Thursday evening

There is a big event for dog lovers that is taking place on Thursday evening. The annual Dachshund Races and Rescued Dog Reunion will be held at the Nelson Park Festival Gardens across from the Abilene Zoo on Thursday evening. The event is put on by Rescue the Animals, SPCA. Gates at the event open at 5 p. m. , the Rescued Dog Reunion is at 6:30 p. m. and the Dachshund Races start at 7 p. m. Any… → Read More

Abilene woman arrested on drug charge, endangering child

Abilene police arrested a woman Friday and charged her with Endangering a Child. According to a report, 36-year-old Takiya Lee was arrested after she was seen driving south on the 1100 block of Judge Ely Blvd. Police say they knew that she did not have a valid drivers license. When the officer pulled her over, her her six-year-old son was in the backseat. A K9 smelled drugs in the car. The… → Read More

Kyle McAlister sworn in on Abilene City Council

Coucilman Kyle McAlister was sworn in Monday morning for the place five spot on the Abilene City Council. Council members canvassed the votes for the runoff election held June 15th. McAlister narrowly beat Abilene attorney Cory Clements by just 84 votes. As a city council member, McAlister said that he wants to shift his focus on the downtown hotel and on getting Abilene's streets fixed. → Read More

Ride to Work Day in Abilene encourages safety and awareness for those on two wheels

Drivers may have seen more motorcycles on the roads Monday for Ride to Work Day. The day is to raise awareness about safety and sharing the road with those on motorcycles and scooters. A group met at the Taylor County Expo Center and road to Kent's Harley Davidson on South Clack Street. This is the 8th year for the event in Abilene. It is held the third Monday in June. → Read More

Officers compete in 3-gun match at Texas Police Games

The Texas Police Games continued Friday with shooting events. Officers competed in a 3-gun match. The event includes pistol, patrol rifle and shotgun competitions. It was held at Big Country Tactical on West Lake Road. About 900 officers have been in town this week competing in the Texas Police Games. The games ended Friday. → Read More

Residents of Eastland cleaning up debris after Tuesday morning storm

In Eastland, many people are cleaning up debris after a storm blew through the area on Tuesday morning. The debris in question mostly consists of trees and tree limbs on the ground. Trees and tree limbs were blown down by winds that were measured at 62 miles per hour at the Eastland Municipal Airport and much of the City of Eastland lost power due to the storm. Residents of Eastland can drop off… → Read More

Abilene Crime Stoppers issues alert for area businesses

Abilene Crime Stoppers has an alert for area businesses, and they are asking for help identifying suspects involved in quick change scams. The scammers are reportedly targeting inexperienced cashiers by paying for small-priced items with large bills. They also attempt to confuse the cashier, eventually shortchanging them. In some cases, the scammers work in teams of two. The second suspect will… → Read More

Volunteers hit the streets of south Abilene in recovery efforts after weather damage

Volunteers were out in full force Monday to help clean up and rebuild after weather damage. The volunteers were ready to put their tools and hands to good use. They filled the gym at Pioneer Baptist Church before hitting the streets. "It's terrible what happened, and you know I would want someone to do the same for me if my house were impacted in that way, so I feel like it was the right thing… → Read More

Dyess Big Country AirFest taking place on Saturday

The Dyess Big Country AirFest will be taking place on Saturday. The Dyess Big Country AirFest will be open from 8 a. m. to 5 p. m. at the Abilene Regional Airport on Saturday. Opening ceremonies for the event will begin at noon and will be followed by an air show that will run from 12:30 p. m. to 4 p. m. Static displays, vendors and demonstrations will also be taking place at the event.… → Read More

Big Country CASA holding Superhero 5K Fun Run on Saturday morning

Halloween is still about six months away, but who said that folks cannot dress up this weekend? Big Country CASA is holding its third annual Superhero 5K Fun Run on Saturday morning. The Superhero 5K Fun Run will start at 8:30 a. m. on Saturday at the Williams Performing Arts Center on the campus of Abilene Christian University. Participants are encouraged to dress up in costumes. Registration… → Read More

Robertson Unit homicide: Inmate's injuries consistent with blunt force trauma

An inmate who died at the French Robertson Unit over the weekend suffered injuries consistent with blunt force trauma. Interviews at the prison are now underway as that homicide investigation continues. Quinton Maxwell Thompson, 35, was found unresponsive in his cell Saturday evening and was later pronounced dead. → Read More

Abilene Fire Department invites public to ladder truck dedication ceremony

The public is invited to attend a traditional event hosted by the Abilene Fire Department on Saturday morning. The Abilene Fire Department is inviting the public to attend the dedication ceremony and celebration of putting their new ladder truck into service. The dedication ceremony will be at 9 a. m. on Saturday at Abilene Fire Station #5, which is located at 1250 E N 16th St. → Read More