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Recent articles by Laura:

Abilene motorcyclist dies a week after wreck

An Abilene motorcyclist hospitalized following a two-vehicle crash last week died Thursday from his injuries, Abilene police said. → Read More

Two New Mexico residents killed in crash Monday on Interstate 20 in Abilene

Two people were killed and a third person seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday on I-20, the second fatal wreck in Abilene within 24 hours. → Read More

Abilene Gives: Donations for annual daylong fundraiser ramp up after midnight start

The sixth annual Abilene Gives day of giving that started Tuesday morning just after midnight to benefit 160 nonprofits hit $67,885 as of 7:30 a.m. → Read More

European-inspired Salty Roan Bakehouse moves to Abilene, adds lunch items

Owner Chelsie Herje offers handmade artisan breads, laminate dough pastries, quiches and other sweets plus lunch items at the Salty Roan Bakehouse. → Read More

Abilene police accuse 2 teens in stolen vehicle of multiple crimes

Abilene police say they found the teens in a stolen vehicle, along with firearms. → Read More

Buffalo Gap man killed in two-vehicle crash near Tuscola

A Buffalo Gap man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Monday about two miles east of Tuscola according to a DPS news release. → Read More

Update: Roads opened after grass fire breaks out at State Highway 351 and Ambler Avenue

Area is near Interstate 20. on the west side, and not threatening businesses in the area. → Read More

Eastland Complex fires in Eastland County grow Sunday with new outbreak near Cross Plains

New wildfires developed in Eastland and Brown counties Sunday, and an arson arrest was made in connection to the Ranger fire that burned 11 buildings. → Read More

Friday updates: Multiple wildfires grow in Eastland County, called Eastland Complex fires

Several wildfires in Eastland County grew overnight, reaching an estimated 39,883 acres with 2% containment Friday, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service. → Read More

Rustle up herby, creamy flavors for homemade buttermilk ranch dressing

Fresh flavors worth the little effort needed to make homemade buttermilk ranch dressing. → Read More

Live Updates: Abilene crews fighting wildfire west of town on Old Highway 80

Abilene Fire Departments crews are responding to wildfire west of Abilene near Old Highway 80 and the flyover bridge to enter Interstate 20 near Tye. → Read More

Abilene motorcyclist killed in crash on Loop 322; APD starting traffic campaign

A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash on Loop 322, Abilene police said. → Read More

Jury sentences shooter Creshawn Howard to 45 years in NYE 2019 murder of David Devora

Additionally, Judge Jeff Probst revoked Howard's probation on a previous charge and added five years to his prison term. → Read More

Ground Beef Pot Pie is like a blanket that keeps the winter chill away

As you become comfortable with a pot pie recipe, you can add, take away or substitute ingredients to make it a family heirloom. → Read More

Winter storm stalls travel Thursday in Abilene, Sweetwater, Big Country

Rain, sleet and snow combined with freezing temperatures have made driving difficult Thursday in Abilene and the Big Country. → Read More

Abilene, Big Country hit by winter storm. What schools, businesses are delayed or closed?

Following is a list of closures and delays for Abilene and the Big Country due to the winter storm. → Read More

UIL 2022 realignment for football, sports districts for Abilene, Big Country schools

Update on new UIL 2022 biennial realignment of football and other sports districts for Abilene and Big Country schools. → Read More

Shawn Adkins, not in person, enters plea of not guilty in Hailey Dunn murder case

Shawn Adkins has entered a plea of not guilty on two charges related to the death of 13-year-old Hailey Dunn of Colorado City. → Read More

Grass fires along State Highway 351 north of Abilene threatening some houses

Multiple fire crews are responding to grass fires along State Highway 351 north of Abilene Thursday morning that are threatening homes. → Read More

Abilene ISD to reopen schools after closure due to spike in COVID-19 cases

Abilene ISD returns to normal school operations Wednesday after staff shortages due to a rapid spread of COVID-19 prompted a closure last week. → Read More