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Emergency dispatchers see increase in calls for 4th of July

The 4th of July is the busiest day for calls in to Taylor County 911.

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4th of July lake conditions

Eastern lakes are in better shape


Abilene swim instructor motivated by alarming drowning statistics

Twenty-eight children in Texas have died from accidental drowning this year; it’s a scary statistic that has one man and his wife on a mission to keep that number from growing this summer.

2-vehicle wreck causes multiple injuries, lane closures

Abilene police and firefighters responded to a 2-vehicle crash shortly before 5 p.m. at 4400 Buffalo Gap Rd. in Abilene.

Cheap gas, increased lake levels attract holiday travelers

The day before the Fourth of July is one of the busiest travel days of the year as millions of Americans hit the road for the holiday weekend.


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.

Big changes for Abilene's Fourth of July fireworks show

The 10th annual WesTex Connect Fireworks Spectacular is moving from Nelson Park to Elmdale Airpark for Saturday’s Fourth of July display in Abilene.

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Abilene Zoo unveils new carousel, indoor exhibit building

The Abilene Zoo is opening two new features Saturday.

Abilene woman flips car after overcorrecting on Loop 322

An Abilene woman flipped her car around 2 p.m. Friday on the access road of Loop 322 near Maple Street, but was not severely injured.

Dallas police see spike in killings in June

Police say there were 20 killings in Dallas last month, representing a sharp spike following a general decline in homicides.

Video: Your Latest Forecast

KTXS Chief Meteorologist, Mark Rowlett

Mark Rowlett: Tracking afternoon thundershowers chances

Areas mainly north of I-20 could see thundershowers