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Suspect in Abilene real estate agent's murder calls arrest a 'travesty of justice'

The suspect in the murder of Abilene real estate agent Tom Niblo denied shooting him. KTXS was the first media outlet to speak with Luke Sweetser after his arrest on murder charges. Sweetser was arrestedThursday in Dallas after being indicted by a Taylor County grand jury earlier in the day. KTXS reporter John Rupolo interviewed Luke Sweetser at the Taylor County Jail on September 18, 2020… → Read More

Arrest made in 2016 murder of Abilene real estate agent Thomas Niblo

An arrest was made in the 2016 murder of Abilene real estate agent Thomas Niblo. Luke Matthew Sweetser was arrested at 5:05 p. m. in Dallas. Sweetser was Niblo's brother-in-law. His bond was set at $750,000. The arrest was made by the North Texas Fugitive Task Force which is comprised of the U. S. Marshals Office, Dallas Police Department and Dallas County Sheriff's Office. Niblo was shot and… → Read More

Hispanic leaders to discuss Abilene ISD board's vote to change Confederate school names

Hispanic leaders will discuss the Abilene ISD school board's decision to change the names of four schools named after Confederate leaders. Members of the Hispanic Leadership Council and other supporters of the school name changes will hold a press conference Wednesday at Noon in front of the Abilene ISD Administration Office located at 241 Pine St. KTXS will carry the news conference live on the… → Read More

5th case of COVID-19 at Abilene ISD headquarters

A fifth staff member at the Abilene ISD headquarters tested positive for COVID. The fourth was over the weekend. One of the five staff members returned to work Sept. 2 at the building located at 241 Pine Street. As of Monday, there were 14 active cases in AISD. → Read More

Deadly double stabbing in Snyder, suspect arrested after manhunt

A suspect wanted for a deadly double stabbing in Snyder was arrested after a manhunt. Snyder police said they responded to a stabbing just before 8 p. m. Friday at The Butcher's Block. When officers arrived, they discovered two people suffered stab wounds. Scott Herrera, 49, was taken to Cogdell Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The second victim is not being identified at this… → Read More

Tom Green County: 21 new cases of COVID-19; 600 active

The San Angelo Health Department reported 21 new cases of COVID-19 (14 PCR, 7 antigen) on Saturday. There are 600 active cases with 19 in the hospital. For continuous coverage of COVID-19, click here. → Read More

Cooper High School staff member tests positive for COVID-19

A Cooper High School staff member tested positive for COVID-19. The staff member will quarantine for 10 days and must meet the district’s return-to-work guidelines outlined in the AISD’s Reopening Plan. 24 hours fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medication. Improvement in symptoms (i. e. cough, shortness of breath) At least 10-days since symptoms first appeared. Two Cooper students… → Read More

3rd Abilene High student tests positive for COVID-19

A third Abilene High student tested positive for COVID-19. According to a letter to the parents, the student tested positive on Tuesday after showing symptoms that afternoon. The second case tested positive Friday. The first AHS student with COVID tested positive on Aug. 28. As of Tuesday, there was 8 active AISD-connected cases. → Read More

Tom Green County: 65th COVID-related death, 12 new cases, 623 active

The San Angelo Health Department reported a65th COVID-related death, 12 new cases (9 PCR, 3 antigen) The person who died was a female in her 60s from Tom Green County. There are 623 active cases. For continuous coverage of COVID-19, click here. → Read More

Taylor County: 1 COVID-related death, 5 new cases; 399 active

The Abilene-Taylor County Health District reported one new COVID-related death and five new cases (0 PCR, 5 Antigen) on Sunday. The patient who died was a female in her 70s with pre-existing conditions. There were also four recoveries. The number of active cases remains 399 with 18 in the hospital. Totals (PCR and Antigen) Positives: 2,527. Negatives: 20,294. Active: 399. Recovered: 2,088.… → Read More

High speed chase of motorcycle ends with crash in south Abilene

A man is in jail after Abilene police said he led officers and state troopers on a high speed chase. According to police, DPS tried to stop the man on a motorcycle after 2 p. m. on Hwy 277. The driver took off and at one point went the wrong way down the highway. He then drove through several streets in Abilene, running several stop signs and stop lights, before crashing at Industrial Blvd. and… → Read More

Brownwood man missing for 4 months found safe

A Brownwood man missing for four months has been found safe. Cisco police confirm Salvador Valle was found on Friday, but did not have any details. His sister told KTXS that he's in the hospital but would not say where he was located. The Texas Rangers were searching for Uvalle who had been missing since May 1. He was on a job site at Lake Cisco when he disappeared. Cisco police conducted the… → Read More

Abilene man accused of inappropriately touching underage girl after birthday party

An Abilene man is accused of inappropriately touching an underage girl after a birthday party. John Gabriel Flores, 22, is wanted by Abilene police for indecency with a child. Flores attended a birthday party in June and then stayed the night. According to court documents, Flores went into the victim's room, climbed into her bed and started touching her inappropriately. The victim said she told… → Read More

2nd Cooper Cougar student tests positive for COVID-19

A second Cooper High School student tested positive for COVID-19. The first was last Wednesday. Any student, teacher or staff that tests positive will quarantine for 10-days and must meet the district’s return-to-school guidelines outlined in the AISD’s Reopening Plan: 24 hours fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medication. Improvement in symptoms (i. e. cough, shortness of breath) At… → Read More

Golden Chick now serving State Fair of Texas legend Fletcher's Original Corny Dogs

There's no State Fair of Texas this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that does not mean you'll have to miss out on one of the fair favorites. Golden Chick is now serving the State Fair of Texas legend Fletcher’s Original Corny Dogs. The Original Corny Dog is available for $5. 00 and as a combo with golden fries and a drink for $7. 99 through Oct. 25. → Read More

Free adoptions Saturday at City of Abilene Animal Services

Have you been debating about getting a pet? Saturday might be the perfect day! The City of Abilene Animal Services is offering free adoptions. The Clear the Shelters even runs until 6 p. m. → Read More

City of Abilene mourns death of employee with COVID-19

TheCity of Abilene is mourning the death of an employee with COVID-19. Refugio Patino, Jr. died Monday. He was 56-years-old. The City said Patino "recently tested positive for COVID-19 while managing underlying health conditions. " Patino, known as Fugio to his family and co-workers, worked for more than 20 years in the Community Services Department. He was hired in 2000. Seven years later, he… → Read More

Taylor County: 2 COVID-related deaths, 15 new cases, 352 active

The Abilene-Taylor County Health District reported two new COCID-related deaths, 15 new cases (6 PCR, 9 Antigen) on Wednesday. The people who died are a male in his 50s and a male in his 70s, both with underlying health conditions. There were also 15 recoveries, dropping the number of active cases to 352. COVID-19 cases in Taylor County as of August 26, 2020 (KTXS) Totals (PCR and Antigen)… → Read More

Tom Green County: 50th COVID-related death, 16 new cases, 719 active

The San Angelo Health Department reported the 50th COVD-related death and 16 new cases of COVID-19 (7 PCR, 9 antigen) in Tom Green County on Tuesday. The person who died was a man in his 40's from Tom Green County. There are a total of 3,110 cases, including 719 active cases with 41 of those in the hospital. For continuous coverage of COVID-19, click here. → Read More

San Angelo ISD confirms first COVID-19 case of the school year

San Angelo ISD confirmed its first COVID-19 case of the school year. The district said a staff member at San Jacinto Elementary tested positive. "Due to the confidentiality requirements under HIPAA, FERPA, and ADA, we are unable to share staff and student names or other identifying information," the district said in a news release. "Any staff member or student reported to have been in close… → Read More