Top Stories - Abilene

Potential car service would bring concerns, benefits to Abilene

The app-based car service Uber may be coming to Abilene, but there are a few details to be aware of about the recently-named world's most valuable startup.

Abilene Police: 5-year-old killed in rollover accident

A 5-year-old girl died in a single-vehicle rollover accident Tuesday morning on FM 600 near Lake Fort Phantom.

Taylor County commissioners consider increasing CPS funding

Taylor County commissioners considered budget increases requested by Child Protective Services at a meeting Tuesday in Abilene.

mall of abilene

Four stores in Mall of Abilene have cash stolen after-hours

Four stores in the Mall of Abilene were burglarized overnight or early Monday morning, and more than $2,000 in cash was taken.

TxDOT hosts open house in Abilene for historic bridges

Dozens of people gathered at the Elks Lodge in downtown Abilene Tuesday to learn about metal truss bridges and the problems they’re facing in Texas.

Fire at Abilene restaurant shuts down one lane of traffic

A fire at the Popeyes restaurant on Ambler Avenue shut down one lane of traffic Tuesday afternoon.

Sam Carroll

Sam Carroll

Taylor County judge moved into hospice care after bike accident

After a serious cycling accident, Taylor County Court at Law #2 Judge Sam Carroll is now moving to hospice care.

GALLERY: High school football practices kick off in Big Country

High school football practices kicked off Monday in Abilene and the Big Country.

KTXS will add photos to this gallery as they are sent in by viewers to

Photos by Jason Lewis & Chris Wilner/KTXS News

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.

Heat stroke prevention tips as high school two-a-days kick off

The high school football season is upon us with many area schools starting two-a-days Monday morning.

Video: Your Latest Forecast

KTXS Chief Meteorologist, Mark Rowlett

Mark Rowlett: Tracking building heat

Triple digit heat expected for the next several days