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

Car smashed by train after getting stuck on tracks near Putnam

A man from the Dallas/ Fort Worth area walked away with no injuries after a train hit his car Monday afternoon. The accident happened around 4:30 p.m. in Callahan County, just east of Putnam.

Abilene bank partners with charity for #GivingTuesday

Thanksgiving is a day for giving thanks -- and we have Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday to get deals. Now, we also have #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back to your community.

'Light up a Life' fundraiser supports hospice patients

The annual “Light up a Life” fundraiser is going on at the Mall of Abilene through Christmas Eve.

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Condoleezza Rice to speak at Abilene Civic Center

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be speaking at Abilene Civic Center in Abilene on Tuesday.

2 taken to hospital after 18-wheeler flips while exiting I-20 in Abilene

An 18-wheeler traveling east on I-20 flipped around 9:30 a.m. Monday.

Christmas Carousel brings holiday spirit to Abilene

If you want to get a jump start on your holiday shopping head to the Abilene Civic Center. This weekend marks the 34th annual Christmas Carousel in Abilene . 

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Brownwood man arrested in connection with fatal shooting

A 31-year-old Brownwood man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death over the weekend in the 1300 block of Brady Avenue. Detectives secured an arrest warrant for 31-year-old Michael John Zarate.

Man charged with arson in connection with Portland Ave. house fire

A man has been arrested and charged with arson in connection to a house fire in Abilene Thursday night.

Two Jim Ned students honored after participating in mock drug bust

Two Jim Ned High School students were honored by the Taylor County Sheriff's Department on Wednesday for bringing drug awareness to their high school.

Local food bank and HEB team up to feed families during the holidays

The Food Bank of West Central Texas and HEB are partnering to feed families in need during the holiday season. Wednesday was the first day of the Fill the Baskets Food Drive.

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.

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.





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