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Past articles by Veronica:

Oklahoma man arrested in Abilene in connection to triple homicide

An Oklahoma man was arrested in Abilene on Thursday in connection to a triple murder. The Abilene Police Department said that Kevin Fitzpatrick Moseley, 56, of Kingston, Oklahoma, was arrested on Thursday afternoon at a family member’s home on Swenson Street. Authorities received a tip that Moseley was in Abilene. The victims of the triple homicide in Oklahoma were Moseley’s wife and two… → Read More

Once Upon a Child store coming to Abilene

Once Upon a Child store is expected to open in Abilene before the end of the year. The second-hand store is helpful to moms looking to dress their kids on a budget. It will be located in the same strip mall as Plato's Closet -- behind the Raising Cane's on South Clack Street. The store is a franchise through Winmark Corporation, and offers gently used items and clothing for children ranging from… → Read More

Warrant issued for Abilene man on the run wanted for having sex with boys

A new warrant has been issued for a former Abilene day care worker accused of having sex with boys. Jeffrey Winston Forrest, 47, of Abilene, has been on the run for nearly two years after failing to appear in court. Forrest was previously a daycare worker at the Pioneer Drive Baptist Church and served as a youth minister at a number of other churches in Abilene. Forrest had a jury trial set for… → Read More

New Taco Casa location on Abilene's south side expected to open in about 90 days

Taco Casa has broken ground on a second location on Abilene's south side. Taco Casa said that crews will soon be working on the new location's parking lot on the property located at 6517 Buffalo Gap Road, which is next to Dollar General and just past Antilley Road. KTXS has been told that Taco Casa has moved around quite a bit of dirt, but depending on the weather, they should be making their… → Read More

Hendrick Health System celebrating nurses during National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week began on Monday, and Hendrick Health System is showing nurses, who dedicate their careers to getting people healthy, just how much they are appreciated. Monday, the first day of National Nurses Week, kicked off with a spa day, where nurses were pampered with come-and-go spa treatments for their hands and fun photos. → Read More

Abilene woman accused of attacking Dollar General employee after shoplifting indicted

An Abilene woman was indicted by a Taylor County grand jury on Thursday for shoplifting from a dollar store and subsequently attacking a dollar store employee that confronted her. Stacy Renee Roberts, 31, of Abilene, was indicted for robbery on Thursday. Roberts is accused of taking merchandise from a Dollar General store in Abilene without paying in July of 2018. → Read More

TDCJ investigating inmate death at French Robertson Unit in Abilene

The death of inmate Victor Alfonso Reyna at the French Robertson Unit in Abilene is being investigated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Reyna, 28, was found dead in his cell on Monday. There were no signs of foul play, according TDCI Director of Communications Jeremy Desel. Desel said Reyna’s preliminary autopsy results are not public record. His inmate information is no longer… → Read More

Educator at Abilene ISD helps at-risk youth turn their lives around

Wil Barbee has been working for the Abilene Independent School District for 21 years. Barbee is the lead attendance officer at Abilene ISD, helping students with truancy issues by listening to them and encouraging them. “We think a lot of times about givers and we think about takers, and these are the kind of things kids learn, how to be givers, not only takers in life,” said Barbee. → Read More

4 arrested in connection to early Wednesday morning drive-by shootings

Authorities have arrested four people in connection to multiple drive-by shootings that occurred early on Wednesday morning in Abilene, which has recently seen an increase in drive-by shootings. Four people were taken into custody on charges that included deadly conduct, tampering with evidence and drug charges. → Read More

Fatal 18-wheeler vs. pedestrian crash shuts down I-20 at Highway 351 exit

A fatal pedestrian vs. truck incident has traffic backed up along I-20 at mile marker 288, which is the Highway 351 exit. The incident involves a FedEx truck in the westbound lanes of I-20 in north Abilene. The Abilene Police Department is at the scene of the collision and police officers are currently investigating the incident. Medical crews initially arrived at the scene of the wreck, but… → Read More

Brownwood woman accused of sharing nude photos of another woman online

A Brownwood woman is being accused of obtaining nude images of another woman and uploading them on to the internet. Kendra Lynn Cowan, 38, of Brownwood, has been charged with invasive visual recording. The Brown County Sheriff's Office said that they received a tip in June and began investigating Cowan. Enough evidence was eventually gathered to issue an arrest warrant for Cowan. Cowan is being… → Read More

Body of missing Abilene man found in Eastland County

The Eastland County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that they have found the body of a missing Abilene man along I-20 on Wednesday evening. The deceased individual has been identified as 60-year-old Joseph Faircloth, an Abilene man who had been missing since November 1. Eastland County Sheriff Wayne Bradford said that Faircloth was found under a bridge along I-20 between mile markers 341 and 342. → Read More

Abilene police chief issues statement on Newman mistrial

Taylor County District Attorney Jim Hicks told KTXS News that a mistrial was declared on Tuesday morning in the murder trial of Charles Edward Newman because of comments that were made by Abilene’s police chief. Taylor County Judge Thomas Wheeler made the decision to declare a mistrial because of comments that Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge made to the jury pool, according to Hicks.… → Read More

Man sentenced to 10 years for drunkenly crashing car into Abilene 7-Eleven store

A Midlothian man will spend 10 years in prison for crashing into the front of a 7-Eleven store in Abilene and injuring an employee at the store while driving drunk. Scott Edward Harman, 56, of Midlothian, was convicted of aggravated assault and intoxication assault. The crash happened in November of 2014. → Read More

Sweetwater man out of hospital 9 days after fiery crash

A Sweetwater man is out of the hospital nine days after a fiery crash on I-20 in Sweetwater.Josh Winegeart is now recovering at home following reconstructive surgery on his face and surgeries to treat severe burns on his body. He is in a wheelchair with hi → Read More

Police investigate shooting at Eskimo Hut in south Abilene

Abilene police are investigating a shooting at the Eskimo Hut at S 27th and Barrow Street.Police tell KTXS a man was shot in the chest around 6:30 p.m.He was taken to Hendrick Medical Center.At one point, there were 10 patrol cars on scene.Our crews saw b → Read More

Abilene boy accepts 50 Yard Challenge to mow yards for the elderly and disabled

A 10-year-old boy in Abilene is mowing yards and melting hearts.Gavin Harper has accepted the 50 Yard Challenge that is being offered by Raising Men Lawn Care Service, who is challenging young people to make a difference in their communities by helping out → Read More

Taylor County Sheriff explains why deputy was fired after inmate escaped patrol car

On Wednesday afternoon, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office defended their decision to fire former deputy Ricky L. Wombles for reaching speeds of up to 115 miles per hour when a prisoner managed to escape from the back of his patrol unit and climb onto the → Read More

High-speed chase that went through 3 counties ends in Eastland County

A high-speed chase through three counties ended in Eastland County with the driver that was being pursued going to the hospital.The Parker County Sheriff's Office said that it got multiple 911 calls at around 2 p.m. on Sunday about an erratic driver on wes → Read More

SCOTUS nominee's wife described as 'gatekeeper' to President George W. Bush

Before she became Ashley Kavanaugh, the wife of the man who might become the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice, she was Ashley Estes.The Abilene native attended Cooper High School and graduated from there in 1993.According to her high school yearbook, Ashley → Read More