George Levesque

Managing Editor/Anchor

POSTED: 1:56 PM Jun 06 2012   UPDATED: 3:08 PM May 19 2014
KTXS News Anchor George Levesque

George Levesque has lived his entire life right here in the Big Country.

He was born in Colorado City in 1972 and lived there until high school graduation in 1990.

George graduated from McMurry University in 1996 with a degree in theatre and a minor in political science. While in college, he worked as a radio disc jockey. After graduation, George started a daily talk show and hosted that for five years.

In early 2000, George joined KTXS as a sports reporter. Three years later, he moved to Abilene's most-watched morning news program KTXS This Morning as the program's anchor.

George currently serves as a night anchor of KTXS News at Five and serves KTXS as managing editor.

George has won several Texas Associated Press Broadcasters awards for journalism. George's wife, Sidney, works for the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council. Their daughter, Julia, was born in 2010.

George's Most Recent Stories

Abilene city councilman addresses concerns over back taxes

An Abilene city councilman whose business was audited by the state says he's paid the taxes that were due.

Residents tell Abilene City Council thoughts about possible bond items

The public is weighing in on the Abilene city bond proposal this week.

Charles Wayne Vernon

Taylor County Jail volunteer minister arrested for sexual abuse of child

A volunteer minister at the Taylor County Jail was arrested Monday for continuous sexual abuse of a child.

UPDATE: Abilene man who allegedly struck police unit identified

The driver who allegedly struck an Abilene Police Department unit with his vehicle along west Highway 80 Friday night has been identified.

Cooper grad travels the U.S. hoping to break world record on motorcycle trip

Danell Lynn knows how to have an adventure. Now the 2000 Cooper alum is attempting to visit all 50 states and Canada on her Triumph Bonneville.

Candidates for City Council

Voters to decide Abilene City Council representative today

Tuesday polls will open at 7 a.m. as voters decide who will take over Abilene City Council Place  6.

Michael John Zarate

Brownwood man indicted for November murder

A Brown County grand jury this week indicted 31-year-old Michael Zarate on murder and tampering with evidence charges.

Could Jones County Detention Center finally be put to use?

Jones County commissioners voted to offer a long unused prison facility for federal use.

Ex-Abilene city manager, wife recovering from Austin car accident

Former Abilene city manager Larry Gilley and his wife Stacy are recovering after a car accident last Tuesday in Austin.

Abilene Regional Victim Crisis Center honors area role models

Talk about a unique way to get the point across. Wednesday, the Regional Victim Crisis Center honored men who serve as role models in the community to bring awareness to assault victims across the Big Country.

Texas Secretary of State highlights upcoming election

A day after the last day to register to vote, the Texas Secretary of State visited Abilene to talk about other important upcoming election dates.

New Report: Where are people moving to? Taylor County

Have you seen all those houses being built south of Abilene? It turns out there is a big reason for all that construction.




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