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Past articles by Nick:

Former Abilene man shares near death experience with COVID-19

Doctors first thought Andy Fambrough had a sinus infection. It's when he started coughing and couldn't stop that he knew it was something else. "It felt almost unrecoverable. I coughed so much I couldn’t catch my breath," said Fambrough. Originally from Abilene, Fambrough now lives in Dallas. Once the coughing fit started, he went to the emergency room. Doctors found both lungs were almost full… → Read More

Abilene family furious with AISD's response to alleged sexual assault at middle school

An hour and half, that's how long an Abilene family said Craig Middle School waited to call the victim's mom after the 12-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted. "Get your act together," said the grandparents. We are choosing not to name the grandparents to protect the victim's identity. They said their granddaughter was pushed into a restroom Friday, in a hallway near the the front… → Read More

Road Rage: Driver opens fire on another vehicle on I-20 in Callahan County, woman shot

The Callahan County Sheriff's Office is investigating a road rage shooting. A man in a black SUV opened fire on silver Cadillac ATS about 2:45 p. m. in a construction zone on eastbound I-20 at mile marker 306 in Baird. Eight shots hit the passenger side of the Cadillac. A woman in the front passenger seat was shot in the right leg. Deputies brought the car to the sheriff's office to investigate.… → Read More

Abilene refugee says it's "good news" after hearing about the death of Isis leader.

Yogi Bhetwall, who works for a local convenient store in Abilene, has first hand knowledge about the danger of the terrorist group Isis. "For a normal human being it is a very terrible situation to be fearful of your life you know the bombings," said Bhetwall. The store manager grew up in Napal and worked as a tour guide. A civil war broke out in his home country, making him make a 3,000 mile… → Read More

Abilene man pleads guilty to January murder at sports bar

Eusabio Perez was originally due to go to trial next week, but he ended up pleading guilty to the January murder ofAdrian Jasso, 27, of Abilene, on Thursday afternoon. DistrictAttorney James Hicks told KTXS in a text message that Perez would go to a judge for sentencing within the next 30 days after the pre-sentence investigation. The shooting happened in January at the MC Sports Bar and… → Read More

Abilene is one step closer to a downtown hotel and convention center

Late on Wednesday evening, the City of Abilene's Communications and Media Relations Manager sent out an email stating that the Master Development Agreement has been signed. "The Texas Comptroller’s office has issued a favorable Private Letter Ruling to the City of Abilene for the building of a convention center headquarters hotel in downtown Abilene," Mari Cockerell said. → Read More

DPS trooper causes accident after making a u-turn to pull over a vehicle in San Angelo

Friday morning, aDepartment of Public Safety trooper caused an accident after trying to make a routine traffic stop in San Angelo. According to our media partners sanangelolive. com, the accident happened on loop 306. The trooper saw a vehicle violation and made a U-turn to catch that vehicle. When the trooper made the u-turn, he didn't see a white GMC pickup in the right hand lane. The truck… → Read More

Haskell County native Rick Perry expected to step down as Secretary of Energy

According to the Washington Post on Thursday, former Governor of Texas and Haskell County native Rick Perry is expected to step down from his role as the Secretary of Energy at the White House at the end of the year. The article from the Washington Post said that Perry will more than likely return to the private sector. Perry began serving as the Secretary of Energy in March of 2017 and is one… → Read More

Vietnam War combat veteran named Abilene's Outstanding Citizen of the Year

Mike Hernandez was recognized by the Abilene Chamber of Commerce as Abilene's 2019 Outstanding Citizen of the Year on Thursday during this year's annual Abilene Chamber of Commerce Membership Meeting and Awards Celebration at the Abilene Convention Center. Hernandez is the owner of Arroyo Catclaw Digital and he has also worked for the Texas Workforce Commission. Hernandez served in the United… → Read More

South Abilene Fire causing several to leave their homes.

A grass fire started off of Highway 277 in Abilene on Sunday around noon. "I was taking a nap and I just happened to wake up to smoke," said homeowner Shawna McElyea. The fire spread to the Hampton Hills neighborhood, causing several residents to evacuate. "I was getting ready to go to work, I come out, and see all the smoke coming up right here," said homeowner Shawn Trammell. That's when… → Read More

What to do if an active shooter strikes

Two mass shootings in a span of 24 hours had people asking: what if? On Sunday morning, Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge showed KTXS what is taught in the TEEX Civilian Response Train the Traineractive shooter training course. For several years, authorities have been teaching the TEEX curriculum for free, and now, people are able to download the active shooter training course and complete it… → Read More

Abilene thoughts on what's happening at the US Border

What's happening at the U. S. border has people talking, including right here in Abilene. It's a hot topic in our country with many different view points. For the month of June almost 95,000 people were arrested at the U. S. border, according to U. S. Customs and Border Protection, in the last 3 months over 300,000 apprehensions. Thoughts range from to they need to stay in their own country… → Read More

20 historical steps into North Korea, what's next?

President Donald Trump was the first sitting president to step onto North Korea soil. It's a country that has been at war since the 1950's. The question now is, what's next? "Anytime the leaders of our two countries are talking to each other that opens up the possibility for better relationships later on," said Dr. Paul Fabrizio, McMurry Professor of Political Science. Jimmy Carter and Bill… → Read More

Hundreds came to Pride in the Park in downtown Abilene

Along N. 1st and Storybook Way, the story of pride was being told. Rather it was moms and dads giving free hugs to people or the pride flag flying, hundreds attended the event. This was the first year for Pride in the Park in downtown Abilene. Stories were being shared and friendships were being made at Everman Park. Young and old to celebrate equality andto commemorate the Stonewall riots, at… → Read More

Death of French Robertson Unit inmate under investigation

An inmate at the French Robertson Unit in Abilene died over the weekend. Seth Donnelly, 29 -- who was found unresponsive early Friday morning -- was pronounced dead Sunday at Hendrick Medical Center. TheOffice of Inspector General–TDCJ is investigating the death. An autopsy will be performed, however, foul play is not suspected. A Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesperson said they have… → Read More

San Angelo man arrested for drug trafficking, large amounts of money found

A San Angelo man was arrested after having been found with large amounts of drugs and money Thursday. According to the Tom Green County Sheriff's department, sheriffs, homeland security, and the Center for Tactical Medicine executed a search warrant on a home. The search occurred on West 30th street in San Angelo. 34-year-old Roy Lee Weatherford was arrested and charged with Manufacture or… → Read More

Farmers in the Big Country struggling with a foot of rain in just six weeks

Rain makes things grow and if you're a farmer that's a good thing. In just 60 days, there has been almost a foot of rain in the Denton Valley area. Colby and Amanda Hatchett own Denton Valley Farms, and last year they were praying for rain. "We had been 8 weeks without rain last summer," said Amanda Hatchett. Around the farm it was green, plants were blooming, and crops were growing, but all the… → Read More

2019 tour of homes kicked off this weekend

Big Country Home Builders Association kicked off their "Parade of Homes" this weekend. People from all over went on different tours to view homes. They were able to speak with real estate agents and home builders. If your looking for a new home, this is a chance for you to jump on a tour to look at what different areas have to offer. List of homes are broken up by AISD, Wylie ISD, and Jim Ned… → Read More

Merkel police: 2 women admit filing false police report about man attacking them, toddler

Merkel police said two women have confessed to filing a false police report about a man attacking them and a toddler. Their names are not being released at this time, but Chief Philip Conklin said the women were interviewed Thursday and admitted they made the whole story up. According to police, the women said David Alexander Dutka, 43, of Abilene, pointed a gun at them and hit a three-year-old… → Read More

Pedestrian hit by car in south Abilene, taken to hospital

A man was taken to the hospital after being hit by a car on S. 1st Street. Abilene police said it happened around 9 p. m. Tuesday near the intersection of S. 1st and Mockingbird Lane. Police have not said why the pedestrian was in the road when he was hit. But they believe he was homeless and may have been under the influence of alcohol. No word on his condition. Based on damage to the car, it… → Read More