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Sam Carroll

Prayers sought as Taylor County judge faces permanent paralysis

Taylor County Court at Law #2 Judge Sam Carroll faces a “high likelihood of permanent paralysis in his arms and legs” in the wake of a bad bike accident this past weekend, according to a family friend.

Increased workload for Abilene dispatchers limits police response

Emergency dispatchers in Abilene are seeing an increase in call volume, and it is causing concern among responders.


Thieves targeting storage sheds and garages in Abilene

The Abilene Police Department released a statement this month warning homeowners with storage sheds and detached garages to be on high alert for theft.

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Police ID 22-year-old motorcyclist killed in Winters Freeway crash

Police say 22-year-old Gaston Thomas of Abilene died Friday in a motorcycle crash on Winters Freeway near Ambler Boulevard.

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Former HSU basketball player featured in GQ Magazine

If you read GQ Magazine, you may have recognized former Hardin-Simmons basketball player Mike Lanier in their latest issue.

Longing for a return: Abilene giraffe exhibit back on schedule

Construction on the giraffe exhibit at the Abilene Zoo is back on schedule after some wet weather earlier this month.

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The Sound of Music set to entertain Aug. 7, 8, and 9 in Clyde

The Clyde Center for Performing Arts is preparing for its big show of the year; The Sound of Music.

PHOTOS: Winters Freeway crash kills motorcyclist

KTXS photographer Jesse Smith took these photos at the scene of an accident Friday morning on Winters Freeway that claimed the life of a motorcyclist.

John Jude Morales

A Taylor County grand jury indicted John Jude Morales, 31, during August 2014 for allegedly repeatedly having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Morales was arrested and charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child in December of 2013. Police say Morales had multiple sexual encounters with the 13-year-old girl.

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.


Abilene could be getting a new indoor sports complex

The Abilene Youth Sports Authority is currently working on plans to bring a new indoor sports facility to Abilene.

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KTXS Chief Meteorologist, Mark Rowlett

Mark Rowlett: Tracking more thundershower chances

Scattered thundershowers are expected in our area Saturday