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Loud boom felt in Sweetwater

We can confirm the cause was not an earthquake.According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the closest earthquake today was a thousand miles away in Mona, Utah.

KTXS.COM - 2018-10-16 17:33:46

Suspect using Taylor County Sheriff's Office to pull off 'jury duty scam'

ABILENE, Texas —The Taylor County Sheriff's Office wants to alert you about a scam using their name.Someone is calling people claiming to be Sgt. Martin from the Taylor County Sheriff's Office.They tell whoever answers the call that they did not show up for jury duty. They must pay a fine or will be

KTXS.COM - 2018-10-16 16:12:47

Inmate convicted of Capital Murder for death of Abilene correctional officer

Editor's Note: Click the following for a recap of each day of the trial -Day 1,Day 2,Day 3,Day 4-5,Day 6

BIGCOUNTRYHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-10-15 21:57:02

Sons of murdered Abilene corrections offers testify in punishment phase

The sons of Marianne Johnson, the Abilene corrections officer who was murdered in 2016, testified in Day 1 of the punishment phase for Dillion Compton.

KTXS.COM - 2018-10-16 12:17:18

Lake Stamford flooding repeats history

ABILENE, TX — "The lake is probably about 3ft to 4ft over the spillway" County Commissioner Kenny Thompson.Heavy rain is still causing devastation across Haskell County and that's something Stamford residents know all too well."Some of them the new timers aren’t sure what to think about it ..the old

MYFOXZONE.COM - 2018-10-16 03:34:54

Report: Abilene man shot, attacked with hammer

Jermane Sharon Sanchez, 34, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. He's being held in the Taylor County Jail on $50,000 bond.

KTXS.COM - 2018-10-15 11:00:56

'Movie star' T. Graham Brown bound for West Texas

He's the headliner for Saturday's West Texas Wind Festival, which, at mid-week, might have changed names to the All It Does Is Rain Festival. Showtime is 8 p.m.

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS - 2018-10-17 02:05:00

City of Abilene hires Mari Cockerell as new communications, media relations manager

Cockerell now represents the city as its primary spokesperson and communications manager, according to a statement released Monday, and she "comes with a wealth of experience in communications and public relations, having spent the past 17 years in various roles within the news segment."

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS - 2018-10-15 23:03:00

Woman tells Abilene police she drank too much to pass sobriety test

After failing the field sobriety test, the woman took two breath analysis tests, which registered .221 and .225, police said. The limit is 0.08. She was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS - 2018-10-16 18:06:00

Anson Police set up cameras to catch criminals

The post got several responses including one from Anson resident Heather Adams. Adam's takes her children to Anson City Park almost every day, but lately, she's been having some concerns about people speeding in the area.


Teen killed in Scurry County wreck

The Texas Department of Public Safety identified the victim as Tristan Michael Towns, 19, of Joshua.

ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS - 2018-10-15 16:02:00

Mystery green substance spotted in south Abilene creek, lake identified

ABILENE, Texas —A mystery green substance spotted in Button Willow Creek and Canyon Rock Lake in south Abilene does not pose a threat, according to the Abilene Police Department."Sunoco is testing the hydration system in the Buffalo Gap & Chimney Rock area," police said in a social media post. "This


Monday's Wake-Up Weather: Heavy rain and record cold

This Morning:Record cold will greet you as you walk out the door this morning. Yesterday's arctic front has left us in the 30s across the Big Country, all above freezing though. However, with northerly winds around 20 mph, it feels like the 20s outside! Grab a heavy jacket and umbrella before headin

BIGCOUNTRYHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-10-15 10:31:53

4 Migrants Found Dead on Texas Border in as Many Days

Laredo Sector Border Patrol agents found the bodies of four migrants who died while attempting to cross the border from Mexico into Texas. They apparently drowned in the Rio Grande River during a four-day period.Border Patrol agents assigned to the Laredo Sector Marine Unit observed a migrant floati

BREITBART - 2018-10-15 16:55:56

Murder retrial begins Monday for Abilene man accused of shooting woman in the head

ABILENE, Texas —The murder retrial will begin Monday for an Abilene man accused of shooting a woman in the head.Charles Edward Newman is accused of killing Kendra Keppler in her apartment back in May of 2016.He is charged with murder and faces a charge of tampering with evidence after authorities sa


Texas shooting: 4 dead, 1 injured at toddler's birthday party

© KRISFour people are dead after a shooting at a toddler's birthday party in Taft, Texas on October 13, 2018.


Reporter Calls Out Texas For What They Did To Her Today

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 22: A general view taken during the game between the Texas Longhorns and the Rice Owls on September 22, 2007 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Texas won 58-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)


Good, Bad, Ugly from Texas' 23-17 win over Baylor

Gary Johnsonalso bounced back from a sub-par game against Oklahoma with a monster performance: 11 tackles (9 solo), 2.5 tackles for loss and 2 QB hurries.Keaontay Ingrambecame the first Texas back to go over 100 yards rushing this season (19 carries for 110 yards, 5.8 ypc)Collin Johnsoncame up with


Fire burns several storage units in north Abilene

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Injury Update For Texas Quarterback Sam Ehlinger

DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 06: Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns looks for an open receiver against the Oklahoma Sooners in the first half of the 2018 AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl on October 6, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)