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5th grade 'Magnet' students learn the dangers of smoke with experiment

AISD fifth grade Math-Science magnet students at McMurry teamed up with a chemistry professor Friday to learn about the dangers of wastes that can come from cigarette smoke.

Authorities seeing 'significant decrease' in synthetic drug usage

Synthetic marijuana, or K2, isn't as big a problem as it used to be in Abilene.

SNAP Program

Number of food stamp participants up in U.S., Texas

One in five children in the United States in 2014 received food stamps.

100 gallon blood donors

Blood donors reach 100 gallon mark, meet woman who received their blood

Friday, The Meek Blood Center and a room full of people said thank you to two very special volunteers, David Payne and Wes Hood, who have each given 100 gallons of blood. 

Alameda Community Center looks to make improvements through donations

The Alameda Community Center located on the corner of S. 7th and Corsicana is looking to make improvements with the help of community donations.

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Public encouraged to voice concerns at Alameda town hall meeting

We talked with Erica Currie, director of the Alameda Community Center, about the improvements underway for folks living in the area around South 7th and Corsicana.


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Possible plans presented in 3rd Abilene city bond tour

Abilene City Council members boarded a bus Thursday afternoon to take a look at proposed ideas and renovations around the city.

Waze social mapping service

WAZE app causes tensions with law enforcement nationwide

Some features on a traffic app have recently caused tensions between law enforcement and the app's developer.

Abilene police drug vault near capacity

The Abilene Police Department has confiscated so many drugs that they are running out of room to store them.

Video: Your Latest Forecast

KTXS Chief Meteorologist, Mark Rowlett

Mark Rowlett: Tracking a showery Saturday

Showers are likely for Saturday into Sunday