Ariana Garza

Weekend Anchor/Crime & Courts Reporter

POSTED: 1:52 PM Jun 06 2012   UPDATED: 4:01 PM May 15 2014

Ariana Garza is the crime reporter at KTXS News. Ariana is an Abilene native and is excited to continue her broadcasting career in the Big Country.

She began her career at KTXS in the summer of 2011 as an intern, and she eventually became a part-time reporter.

In the fall of 2011, Ariana moved back to Dallas to complete her senior year at SMU. She graduated with a bachelor of the arts degree in journalism and a minor in human rights.

During her time at SMU, Ariana freelanced for campus media and received an award from the Society of Professional Journalists for in-depth, online reporting.

Ariana also completed internships at CBS-11 and at KERA Radio. During her senior year, Ariana worked as the copy editor and social media manager for the campus human rights publication known as "Human Writes." She was also a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority.

In her spare time, Ariana enjoys relaxing with her family and pets, shopping and going out to the movies.

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Ariana's Most Recent Stories

Jane Long lockdown

APD Chief explains why officers aren't stationed at elementary school campuses

In light of the Thursday lock down at Jane Long Elementary school, KTXS learned only a few Abilene campuses have school resource officers permanently stationed on campus. Elementary schools are not included.

Stephanie Renee Fenner

Jones County sergeant suspended pending investigation of embattled deputy

Jones County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Sara Alfaro has been suspended with pay following her alleged involvement with the case of deputy Stephanie Fenner.

Stephanie Renee Fenner

Investigators need help to break cell phone code of embattled Jones Co. deputy

Cell phone data from a Jones County deputy accused of an Abilene shooting is posing an issue for investigators.

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Vietnam War exhibit honoring deceased, missing Texans will soon leave Abilene

Though Memorial Day is the nationally recognized day to remember those who lost their lives while serving our country, it is important to honor their service every day of the year.

Stephanie Renee Fenner

Before being hired, embattled Jones County deputy admitted she'd been fired on application

Paperwork obtained from the Jones County Courthouse shows that officials were aware that a deputy charged in connection to an Abilene shooting was fired from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office prior to her application to work for the Jones County Sheriff’s Office.

Update: Women involved in Anson murder-suicide weren't actually related

Anson police learned Friday that the women involved in a murder/suicide case weren’t actually related despite the indication on their housing applications.

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Early voting begins Monday for primary runoff elections

Early voting begins Monday for the joint Republican and Democratic primary runoff election.

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Abilene woman burned in Sunday house explosion, fire dies

A 49-year-old woman severely burned in a Sunday house explosion and fire in Abilene has died.

Rory Hunt

Abilene man charged for string of robberies

The investigation into several Abilene convenience store robberies has resulted in an arrest.

AISD repairs

Abilene ISD board approves major renovations at two campuses

Significant renovations are on the way to two well-known Abilene Independent School District campuses.

I20 Grass Fire

Car crash sparks grass fire on Interstate 20

A car crash sparked a grass fire on Interstate 20 Sunday afternoon.

Run for the Wall

Hundreds of bikers pass through Colorado City to honor veterans

Hundreds of motorcycle bikers passed through Colorado City on Saturday for the annual Run for the Wall.

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