Rachel Smith

Associate Producer

POSTED: 4:16 PM Jul 23 2014   UPDATED: 4:14 PM Sep 10 2014

Rachel Smith has been an associate producer at KTXS since July 2014.

She assists the producers with the 5, 6, and 10 p.m. newscasts and is excited to be launching her career in Abilene.

Rachel was born in Texas, but grew up most of her life in Colorado. She returned to Texas in 2010 to attend Abilene Christian University. In May she graduated with a B.A. in English with a focus in Digital Media.

While she was in school at ACU, Rachel produced and edited the Ken Collums show, the JMC Network Newscast, and other projects for the ACU Journalism department.

Since starting work at KTXS, she has enjoyed gaining new knowledge everyday from those on the news team.

In her free time Rachel enjoys shooting and editing short films, doing yoga, reading, and watching documentaries. She is very excited about her work at KTXS and the possibilities the future holds.

Rachel's Most Recent Stories

Abilene man holds 3 burglars at gunpoint until deputies arrive

An Abilene man held three burglars at gunpoint Wednesday after he allegedly caught the trio stealing from his deceased mother’s home, authorities said.

Stage 2 water restrictions in effect for the city of Abilene

The city of Abilene is enacting Stage 2 water restrictions, Mayor Norm Archibald announced Tuesday. That means watering will be limited to once every two weeks.

Traffic delays, no injuries in 1-vehicle Winters Freeway crash

Traffic was backed up on Winters Freeway Tuesday evening after a single car ran into the guardrail on South 7th and Winters Freeway overpass.

North Abilene home burglarized, more than $10k of property taken

More than $10,000 of property was stolen from a home in North Abilene sometime between Saturday night and early Sunday morning, according to a police incident report.

No injuries in minor school bus accident at Old Anson Road and I-20

A school bus was involved in a minor accident at the intersection of Old Anson Road and the I-20 frontage road shortly after 4 p.m. on Monday.

Dr. Kent Brantly's nephew, ACU student, gives talk on Ebola media blitz

On Tuesday, an Abilene Christian University lecture hall was packed with students – not to hear a professor but a fellow student speak about his uncle, Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted Ebola.

Funds to support Brantly family spring up after they lose everything

Former colleagues and fellow congregants are raising money and accepting donations for Dr. Kent Brantly, the Texas-trained doctor who survived Ebola.

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Early Voting begins Monday, are you prepared?

Early Voting begins Monday, October 20th. Here is what you need to know for the weeks leading up to Election Day.

Teen arrested for calling 911 with false report of gun threat at ACU

The Abilene Police Department dealt with a frustrating situation Tuesday after a 911 call about a gun threat on ACU campus turned out to be a false report.

Nominate the Abilene Volunteer Citizen of the Year today

If you think that you or someone you know should be recognized for time and effort given to the Abilene community, you can nominate them for the Abilene Volunteer Citizen of the Year Award.

Lowery Murder Trial: Rising Star man receives life sentence for killing wife

A six-man, six-woman jury sentenced Michael Lowery to life in prison Tuesday for murdering his wife Amber.

Semi-truck catches fire on Interstate 20 near Trent

Police say a semi-truck fire in Nolan County that caused a two-mile closure of eastbound I-20 just east of Trent was put out shortly after 9 p.m.





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