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City of Abilene budget passes first reading

If the budget makes it through the three public hearings without changes most residents will see their taxes go up.

18-wheeler bridge crash: Driver, 62, remains in critical condition

A 62-year-old man remained in critical condition Tuesday after he lost control of his 18-wheeler and it flew over the side of a bridge and onto I-20 on Monday.

City of Abilene nearing possible Stage 2 water restrictions

The city of Abilene could be under Stage 2 water restrictions if Lake Phantom drops two more feet.  If that happens and Mayor Norm Archibald takes action, residents will only be…

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Two juveniles taken into custody for BB gun vandalism spree

Two juveniles have been arrested in connection with last week’s BB gun vandalism shooting spree, bringing the total of those implicated thus far to four.

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Famed two-headed turtle dies at San Antonio Zoo

San Antonio Zoo officials say Thelma and Louise, a two-headed turtle that drew broad attention and had her own Facebook page, has died.

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Abilene's economic development arm has new leader

The Development Corporation of Abilene has a new leader.

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Lawmakers: Is beefed-up border security worth it?

A legislative panel is questioning what Texas will ultimately have to show for the $5.2 million per week it's spending on beefed-up border security amid a surge of unaccompanied…

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House GOP leaders unveil smaller border bill

Struggling to come up with enough votes to pass a funding bill to address the southern border crisis, House Republican leaders further scaled-back their proposal on Tuesday, unveiling…

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US, EU hit Russia with more sanctions

United States and European Union officials agreed Tuesday to ratchet up economic pressure on Russia as fighting escalated in Ukraine.

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3 arrested after threatening Taylor County elderly couple at gunpoint

Three young men were arrested by the Taylor County Sheriff's Department on aggravated robbery charges on Sunday evening after allegedly threatening an elderly couple at gunpoint.

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Check out the latest mugshots from Abilene, the Big Country.

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