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View residents cleaning up after ice causes trees to uproot, snap

Some residents in the city of View awoke Sunday morning to broken tree limbs and uprooted tress caused by Saturday nights freezing temperatures.

Traffic backed up for miles on I20 after two accidents, holiday travel

Traffic on I-20 in Callahan and Eastland County was backed up for miles Sunday.

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It's well known that muscle burns more calories than fat, but weight training also increases your resting metabolic rate, which is the number of calories you burn while sitting.

Fitness expert offers tips on how to shed extra holiday pounds

As the holiday season comes and goes those extra pounds we tend to pick up don’t leave as swiftly.

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CityLink kicks off 'Food for Fares' program

CityLink riders will be able to get a free one way trip beginning Monday, December 30 as part of ‘Food for Fares.’

Small businesses in Abilene offer unique selection, knowledge

Locally-owned shops spent the day participating in Small Business Saturday, and the community came out to support them despite the rain.

Winter roads Jan. 2015

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TxDOT crews monitoring winter weather effects on roads

As icy conditions threaten to impact portions of West Texas through midday Saturday, motorists are urged to use caution while traveling this holiday weekend.


Holiday spirit and shopping fill Mall of Abilene on Black Friday

Walking through the mall turned into a trek for some as the slow-moving crowd walked from store to store. In the distance the high and low notes of Christmas melodies could be heard and Santa Claus set up shop right in the middle. He brought with him the snow, reindeer and his elvish helpers.

"Suck it up buttercup, it's time to go shopping," said one group of shoppers eagerly buying gifts that would end up underneath trees. Some had the energy to last all day but others took a seat and found themselves surrounded by presents.

Cold weather didn't keep the crowds at bay and the bells of The Salvation Army let you know you were close to the Black Friday madness. Shoppers spent hundreds to thousands of dollars taking advantage of the first deals of the holiday season.

Lee Orthodontics to give 31,000 backpacks to Abilene students

An Abilene dentist’s office will give out more than 30,000 backpacks to students next week. While that will put smiles on the faces of some parents, a surprise in some of the backpacks will put a new smile on the faces of some lucky kids – a ticket for free braces.

Salvation Army in Abilene puts on successful Thanksgiving feast

Since 1908 the Salvation Army has opened its doors on Thanksgiving Day to anyone in need of a hot meal, and hundreds walked through those doors Thursday.

Multi-vehicle accident diverts traffic from I-20 in Abilene

Traffic on Interstate 20 in Abilene was diverted after two collisions involving 18-wheelers occurred Thursday afternoon.

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Sunday forecast: The rain is moving out and warmer temperature are making a come back

The last of the rain is moving out, and soon we'll be seeing warmer temperatures around the viewing area. Here's what you need to know.