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Brownwood: Blinco and Brooksmith in the news (1)

15-year-old to be tried as adult in Brown County robbery

A Brown County judge has ruled a 15-year-old suspect will be tried as an adult.

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Place 2 hopefuls: Spano, Kreitler share their ideas for Abilene

The May 9 election is fast approaching and candidates for Abilene City Council, Place 2, are getting anxious.

Man, 40, sentenced to 15 years for stealing cattle in Coleman

A 40-year-old Rockwood man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for stealing cattle from a Coleman rancher, according to a news release from the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.

Mayor's Hike

Saturday's Abilene Mayor's Hike canceled until April 25

The 2015 Mayor’s Spring Hike along Cedar Creek, previously set to take place Saturday, April 18; will now take place on Saturday, April 25 beginning at 9 a.m.

GALLERY: Flooding, hail result from Abilene, Big Country thunderstorms

Here are photos from today's thunderstorm that resulted in flooding and hail in Abilene and the Big Country.

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Photos by KTXS photographers Nick Bradshaw, Scott Martin, Jesse Smith and Trent Morrison

Hubbard Lake

Breckenridge American: Found remains those of 'prehistoric Indian'

The skeletal remains found at Hubbard Creek Lake were determined to be those of a “prehistoric Indian,” according to reports coming from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's office in Fort Worth.

Hardin-Simmons University goes back to the wild west

The sights, sounds and flavors of the old west were brought to HSU Thursday afternoon for the 33rd annual Western Heritage Day.

Abilene Animal Shelter

Abilene Animal Shelter hosts grand opening of new adoption wing

A new adoption wing has been built at the Abilene Animal Shelter with 27 new indoor and outdoor kennels.

(img1)Atmos Energy 'flares' natural gas in Taylor County

(VIDEO) Atmos Energy 'flares' natural gas in Taylor County

Atmos Energy crews and contractors are overseeing controlled natural gas flarings on Thursday on property north of Dyess Air Force Base and west of Abilene.

The company is performing maintenance on a section of natural gas pipeline in the area as part of normal, routine maintenance operations.

“Flaring” is a standard industry practice to safely burn natural gas that must be removed from a specific section of pipeline so that employees can work on the pipe, according to a news release from Atmos Energy.

(Video from KTXS photographer Joe Fry)

Video: Your Latest Forecast

Anthony Domol

Anthony Domol: Tracking possible showers again by midweek

Scattered showers come back into the forecast during the midweek period. Temperatures begin to show a warming trend by Thursday and Friday.