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

Abilene man pleads guilty to 2014 arson

An Abilene man has plead guilty to an arson charge dating back to October 2014.

Shane Sampson plead guilty on Thursday.

Man shoots himself during manhunt in Colorado City

A manhunt for an alleged kidnapper concluded with the suspect’s death Friday in Colorado City.

KTXS looks at renovations of new South Abilene grocery store

A KTXS News crew got a sneak peak at what's happening inside the new Market Street under renovation on Buffalo Gap road.

Bible Hardware owners honored as Small Business Persons of Year

In celebration of Small Business Week 2015, the West Texas District Office of the Small Business Administration honored a local business Thursday evening.


Dyess Big Country AirFest draws 26,000 people

If you were out at the Dyess Big Country AirFest... you weren't alone! The two-day event on May 2 and 3 brought about 26,000 people to Abilene.

Abilene teen taken to hospital after being clipped by train

An Abilene teenager was taken to the hospital after he was clipped by a train just before 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

Cobblestone Apartments

Gas furnace cause of North 2nd Street apartment fire in Abilene

A gas furnace is believed to be the cause of an apartment fire Wednesday morning in the 1900 block of North 2nd Street.

Baird VFD receives $200K to purchase new brush truck

The Baird Volunteer Fire Department now has a new brush truck, thanks to a $200,000 grant administered by Texas A&M Forest Service.

Jason Self

Officer seriously injured in deadly prison bus crash now at home

A state correctional officer was released from an Abilene rehabilitation facility Thursday -- and is now recuperating at home -- after he was injured in a prison bus crash near Odessa last month.

Rise in Cases: School requirements for measles vaccine discussed

So far in 2015, more than 100 measles cases have been reported in the U.S., which has led to a growing debate about vaccinating children.

Kitchen fire causes at least $25k of damage to Abilene home

A fire inside an Abilene home Friday afternoon caused tens of thousands of dollars of damage.

Jason Self

Correctional officer upgraded to stable condition after prison bus crash

A state correctional officer injured in a prison bus crash last week near Odessa was upgraded from critical condition to stable on Thursday.





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