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P&Z endorses zoning change for new Walmart to come to Abilene

The Planning and Zoning Commission endorsed a zoning change Monday for a new Walmart to come to Abilene.

Loud 'booms' send Abilene pets running over holiday weekend

Fireworks were enjoyed by everyone over the holiday weekend, but the loud "boom" of the explosions scared away "man's best friend."

DWI arrests

DWI crackdown over fourth of July weekend

The holiday weekend is over and the numbers for DWI enforcement are in.

Ice truck fire

Ice truck catches fire on I-20

An 18-wheeler carrying ice caught fire on I-20 Monday evening.

Suspect dies from self-inflicted gunshot during Merkel standoff

A Merkel man died from a self-inflicted injury after a SWAT standoff on Burnett Street on Saturday.

Ronald Bishop

Ronald Bishop

Snyder man charged in Abilene stabbing case

 A 19-year-old Snyder man is being held in Taylor County Jail in the wake of being booked on a burglary with intent to commit a felony charge.

Ways to shave dollars off your electric bill

When you are on a budget like most folks, you are always finding ways to save a dollar.

Abilene Library

Abilene City Council may discuss future of south side library

As of Monday morning, the agenda for this week's Abilene City Council meeting does not include a public discussion over the moving of the city's south branch library.

Mari and her family cut the gender reveal cake

KTXS anchor expecting new addition to her family!

KTXS Morning Anchor Mari Cockerell is happy to share that she and her husband are expecting a new addition to their family! See them cut the cake and find out if it's a boy or a girl.


Walmart requests zoning change at old University Baptist Church

It appears Walmart may have a desire to take over property at the corner of Grape and Ambler streets in north Abilene - the location of the old University Baptist Church.

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KTXS Chief Meteorologist, Mark Rowlett

Mark Rowlett: Increasing rain chances Monday night

Heavy rainfall and lightning are the main weather dangers