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Winter mix of rain and snow hampers driving in Abilene, Big Country
A winter storm hit the Big Country Thursday, starting out with winds and rain that turned to snow in the afternoon for some of the area. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory effective until Friday morning for the Big Country counties of Callahan, Eastland, Fisher, Hamilton,
Ice shuts down Hwy 70 in Sweetwater, wrecks throughout Nolan County
SWEETWATER, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Ice has caused Highway 70 to shut down in Sweetwater all the way down to Blackwell. The road closed to traffic around 2:00 p.m. There is also ice and snow accumulation on SH 153 from Sweetwater down toward Wingate.
House in Sweetwater draws attention for its countdown to Christmas
SWEETWATER, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Sweetwater residents say it's something the look forward to every year, the day when David Mayes puts up his countdown to Christmas. "They've had it ever since I was little and it's like if you ever want to know how many days are left, you can just look at that house
Snow falls in Big Country for second time this week
ABILENE, Texas — Parts of the Big Country have gotten snow for a second time this week. Abilene is expecting as much as 3-inches before its all over. Snow on Hwy 70 and Hwy 153 south of Sweetwater has stranded drivers.
Roscoe firefighters say Sweetwater dispatchers not giving them 911 calls
ABILENE, Texas — The Roscoe Volunteer Fire Department said that Sweetwater's emergency dispatchers are not notifying them of emergencies and they have posted their concerns about the situation on social media.
Up To Half-Foot Of Snow Falls In West Texas
SWEETWATER, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — As much as 6 inches of snow has accumulated in parts of West Texas as a winter storm swirls over the area. The half-foot of snow on Thursday prompted state highway officials to close Texas Route 70 about 8 miles south of Sweetwater, about 180 miles west of Fort Wo
Up to 6 inches of snow piles up in West Texas
SWEETWATER, Texas (AP) - As much as 6 inches (152 millimeters) of snow has accumulated in parts of West Texas as a winter storm swirls over the area. The half-foot of snow late Thursday prompted state highway officials to close Texas Route 70 about 8 miles (13 kilometers) south of Sweetwater, about
Winter weather related school delays
ABILENE, Texas — Schools districts across the Big Country are expected to delay the start of school on Friday due to snowy and icy conditions. As of 6 p.m. on Thursday, Blackwell CISD, Paint Rock ISD, and Winters ISD and are delayed until 10 a.m. on Friday. Buses will run two hours late.
TSTC Holds Fall 2018 Commencement
BrownwoodNews – More than 140 graduates received certificates and associate degrees at Texas State Technical College’s Fall 2018 Commencement held Monday, Dec. 10, at the Abilene Convention Center. Graduates from TSTC’s four West Texas campuses in Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood and Sweetwater were
Touring Roscoe Collegiate ISD, Texas education commissioner blown away by what he sees
ROSCOE — Mike Morath had heard for years about good things happening at Roscoe Collegiate High School. And, he'd seen the data backing the stories. Talk of the high school's proficiency at helping students not only graduate but do so with associate degrees — Roscoe partners heavily with Western Texa
Live on Abilene, area stages: Brady Honeycutt and Coby Carter swing into Sweetwater
As part of the "Tribute to Western Swing" concert series, the Brady Honeycutt Band — with special guest Coby Carter — will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at VFW Post 2479, 216 Avenger Field Road in Sweetwater. Tickets are $25 at the door or $20 in advance. For reservations, call 325-260-1440.
A Christmas classic back on the big screen
A showing of the 1983 movie "A Christmas Story," rated PG, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Paramount Theatre, 352 Cypress St. All tickets are $7. For tickets or information, go to paramount-abilene.org.
Oklahoma man dies in Scurry County rollover
An Oklahoma man was killed in a one-car rollover Wednesday in Scurry County about 10 miles south of Snyder. The Texas Department of Public Safety identified the victim as Stephen Howard McIntire, 28, of Blackwell, Oklahoma.
Big Country snow: Send us your video, pictures
ABILENE, Texas — Snow is falling across the north and western Big Country. The main line is est of a line from Throckmorton to Abilene to Bronte. As of 9:30 a.m., Haskell and Nolan County had already seen accumulations up to 2-inches.
Missing/endangered Merkel woman found safe
MERKEL, Texas — UPDATE: A missing Merkel woman, who police said was endangered, has been found safe. Just after 6 p.m. Sunday, Police Chief Philip Conklin said Chelsie Perry, 20, had been located.
Bikers Against Child Abuse bringing a joyous Christmas to abused children
SWEETWATER, Texas (KRBC) -- The holidays are a joyous time for children, but not every child gets to experience the magic of Christmas morning. However, there is a group in Sweetwater hoping to change that in your community.
Woman missing out of Merkel now considered endangered
MERKEL, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) - On December 8, 2018, at approximately 2:37 PM, the Merkel Police Department responded to a call of a missing person. Due to recent activity involving this person and the circumstances of her disappearance, the Merkel Police Department has upgraded her status to a “Mis
On Demand Tuesday: Cody Ohl World Jr Calf Roping Championships
Eight categories, three days, one impressive showing of junior tie-down and breakaway ropers. The Cody Ohl World Jr Calf Roping Championships is coming to Sweetwater, Texas, this weekend and will showcase some of the best junior ropers around as they compete in the six-time world champion’s namesake
A&M's Fisher making huge impact on Texas recruiting
When Jimbo Fisher signed a 10-year, $75-million contract last December, one of his first priorities was to storm the recruiting trail to find players ready to jump on board with Texas A&M’s new high-profile coach.
Travel discouraged as wintry mix moves into the Big Country
Several places throughout the Big Country reported icy or snowy conditions. Sweetwater and places to the west and north were worse with Abilene getting a light coating. Update. It is getting bad quick. Stay home if possible.