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City of Abilene asks residents to help protect water supply

The city of Abilene is asking citizens to help prevent water pollution.

How much will school supplies cost your family this year?

Filling the average elementary school supply list will cost around $70 this school year, according to, an organization that monitors school supply lists across the country. 

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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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.


Abilene road construction set for this week

Pavement and bridge rehabilitation will be ongoing in the Abilene area for the upcoming week.

Abilene ISD board to discuss renovations to Lee Elementary

The Abilene ISD board of trustees will hold their first agenda review meeting since the ‘lone finalist’ for the superintendent position was announced on Tuesday.

Website provides resources for special needs children in Abilene

A website geared toward Texas parents with special needs children was launched, and a representative was at the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature in Abilene to answer questions Saturday.

Conference provides information on home schooling in Abilene

The 2015 Big Country Home Educators conference brought families together to discuss ideas at the Abilene Civic Center Friday and Saturday.

Abilene students catch attention for scholarships with car show

A Big Country dropout prevention organization showed off hot rods with cool treats as students earned scholarship money Saturday at Cold Stone Creamery in Abilene.

Video: Your Latest Forecast

KTXS Chief Meteorologist, Mark Rowlett

Mark Rowlett: Tracking Monday night rain chances

Overnight thundershowers possible for mainly western areas