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

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.

Jeb Bush stumps for son at Hardin-Simmons University

The former governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, was in Abilene Tuesday campaigning with his son.

Joy Ellinger

Ex-GOP chair to run for soon-to-be-vacated Abilene council seat

Former Taylor County Republican Chair Joy Ellinger will be running for Abilene City Council, Place 6. The official announcement is expected to be made on Friday.

Wylie teen gets gift from Make-A-Wish Foundation

Fifteen-year-old Shayde Smith was surprised Thursday evening with quite a surprise from the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Trent man charged with video voyeurism while in Iraq

A Trent man pleaded guilty in federal court on a charge of video voyeurism.

Tuscola woman, 63, dies after Hwy 277 crash in Taylor County

A 63-year-old Tuscola woman has died from injuries sustained in a crash Wednesday on Hwy 277, about seven miles south of View and just north of Coronado's Camp, the Department of Public Safety said Thursday.


Doing the Math: Taylor County homeowners to shell out more for taxes

When you add up the various tax entities, Taylor County residents should be ready to shell out more for taxes next fiscal year.

Names of 2 killed in West Texas oil field accident released

The Mitchell County Sheriff's Department has released the names of the two men killed and one injured while removing a pump jack on Wednesday.




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