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GALLERY: Big Country high school football practices kick off

High school football practices kicked off Monday in Abilene and the Big Country.

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The Latest: Texas GOP says charges part of 'sloppy process'

The latest on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who has been charged with felony securities fraud.

Police say church explosions had potential to cause serious injury

A Las Cruces police spokesman says explosions outside two churches "had the potential" to cause serious injury.

Galveston bar called Hemingway's can't use author's name

The owner of a year-old Galveston Seawall beach bar called Hemingway's has to come up with a new name for his place after attorneys for the holders of the Ernest Hemingway trademark…

Police: Ex-employee steals $40,000 from Abilene department store

An Abilene store is missing $40,000 worth of merchandise after the store said a former employee was stealing while on the job.

Abilene man mugged while walking woman to car

A man was mugged at gunpoint and received a laceration to his head from being pistol-whipped at 4 a.m. Saturday in Abilene.

Hayden Nix: Tracking a hot first week of August

Slight shower chances will linger through Tuesday morning before the heat is cranked up on Wednesday.

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Planned Parenthood vote slated in Senate

The Senate will vote Monday evening on a procedural motion to bring up legislation to strip all federal funding from Planned Parenthood, but the Republican push to debate the bill is…

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Four things to know about global warming

On Monday the Obama administration will make its first public pitch for an elaborate long-range plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the country's coal-burning power plants.

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Abilene man who impregnated 13-year-old sentenced to 40 years

An Abilene man who continually raped a 13-year-old girl was sentenced to 40 years by a Taylor County jury Thursday.

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Check out the latest mugshots from Abilene, the Big Country.

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