Rachel Smith

Evening Producer

POSTED: 4:16 PM Jul 23 2014   UPDATED: 12:22 PM Feb 26 2015

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Rachel Smith has served as evening producer at KTXS News since January 2015. She joined the staff as an associate producer in July 2014.

She produces the 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts. She was 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

Wylie parents raise hundreds to help Brownwood boy with leukemia

Support continues to grow for a young Brownwood boy battling leukemia.

2 flown to hospital with severe burns after Sweetwater house fire

Three people have been transported to the hospital, two with severe burns, after a house fire in Sweetwater Monday morning.

Shackelford County man found guilty of sexually abusing a young child

A Shackelford County man has been found guilty of sexually abusing a child, according to Shackelford County officials.

Timothy Lee Mckenzie was found guilty of continuous sexual abuse of a young child by a jury on Thursday.

Fire destroys home southwest of Abilene

A fire destroyed a home early Thursday near the intersection of Buffalo Gap Road and Iberis Road.

Crime lettering

Employee of Abilene charity becomes victim of theft

An employee who works for a local charity that gives to the community and refugees around the world was the victim of theft.

Abilene gets fastest business internet service in West Texas

Abilene businesses are now able to take advantage of operating in a “Gig City.”

Abilene Zoo's jaguar diagnosed with terminal disease

The Abilene Zoo’s jaguar has been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease.

The disease has no treatment.

Staffers at the Abilene Zoo are doing everything to make Wailer the Jaguar’s last days are comfortable.

Rabies Alert

Rabies confirmed in Brown County, considered 'isolated case'

A case of rabies was confirmed in Brown County on Thursday.

Cause of death still unclear for Colorado City woman found dead

The cause of death remains unclear for a Colorado City woman whose body was found in her car earlier this month.

Abilene community comes together to help victims of arson celebrate Christmas

Demolition of an Abilene family’s home began Thursday after it was set on fire and rendered uninhabitable in October.

Now the community is coming together to make that family’s Christmas a little brighter.

Abilene City Council to discuss ways to bring better service to city

On Tuesday, Abilene City Council will discuss the recommendation for a new ambulance ordinance, a new accord with an app based car ride service, and new splash pads in two new location in Abilene.

Two Abilene residents appointed to Rehabilitation Council of Texas

Two Abilenians have been appointed to the Rehabilitation Council of Texas by Governor Greg Abbott.





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