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Crime Reports: Abilene man arrested after speaking to cops with blunt tucked behind ear
Editor’s Note: The following arrest and incident reports were supplied by the Abilene Police Department. All information below comes from reports made by responding officers, and all suspects are considered not guilty unless determined otherwise in a court of law. Incidents 2900 block of Woodlake Drive – Theft-MailClothing worth $200 was reported stolen. 700 block […]
PLEASE HELP: Abilene police need to identify suspects accused of stealing $10k+ of cigarettes
ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Abilene police need help identifying suspects accused of stealing more than $10,000 worth of cigarettes in a single night. The suspects were caught on multiple surveillance cameras breaking into stores on the 2700 block of S 1st Street and the 2700 block of Pine Street Tuesday morning just before and just […]
Abilene area forecast: Thursday March 23rd
A typical spring-like day is in store for the Big Country where we will see just a little of everything. Sunshine, warm temps, some wind and even a chance of spring thunderstorms through the day.For today, look for mostly cloudy skies and a 30% chance of storm and a high of 80 degrees. The winds will be at 10-15 mph out of the south. For tonight, look for cloudy skies and a 60% chance of showers. The low will drop to around 57 degrees. The winds will be out of the south at 10-15 mph.
Road work: TxDOT to work on underpass in west Abilene, closures for two weeks
ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will be working on the underpass at South 7th Street and Winters Freeway. According to an announcement on March 22, TxDOT will work on this underpass over the next two weeks. Travelers can expect lane and intersection closures between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. each […]
Local officer tells how Abilene is recovering from the 'deadliest roads' title this year
ABILENE, Texas — According to TxDOT, over 80,000 people have died on Texas roads, and we all know that last year was claimed to be the deadliest year for Abilene. So what can we do differently than last year to prevent fatalities?. “We did see a high number of...
Abilene restaurant ordered to close due to “‘gross’ unsanitary conditions & roach infestation”
ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – An Abilene restaurant was ordered to close by the health department last week due to “‘gross’ unsanitary conditions and a roach infestation.” UPDATE – 9:00 p.m. Monday According to a Facebook post from Casamigos, the restaurant passed re-inspection Monday evening, and should be able to reopen Thursday morning. The post reads […]
Abilene, San Angelo gas price average remain under $3, among best in Texas
AAA on Wednesday reported the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Texas remains above $3 but showed a 2-cent drop to $3.04. The national average of $3.43 slipped a little from $3.46. The Abilene price on average is $2.96, still among the best in the state, even rising about a...
City of Abilene taking steps to replace damaged playground at Sears Park
ABILENE, Texas — People that come to Sears Park haven’t been able to use the playground equipment since it burned down earlier in 2023. However, with the city finally taking the first steps to replace that old equipment we talked to several people who visit Sears Park and got their reaction to the good news.
H.S. girls powerlifting: Abilene Wylie's Ross takes fifth at state meet
FRISCO – Wylie’s Brylee Ross finished fifth in the 97-pound weight class at the Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association Class 5A Division II girls state powerlifting meet Saturday at the Comerica Center. Ross lifted a total of 505 pounds among the three lifts – squat, bench press and deadlift. The Lady Bulldogs also...
Local Abilene restaurant owner reacts to inflation fees
Inflation has impacted everyday life for many Americans. In the restaurant industry, inflation has been very troublesome as the cost of food has gone up. So to help many restaurants across the country stay a float, they have added inflation fees to their customers' bills. “I definitely try to give...
Cats Hit the Road for Weekend of WAC Matches
ABILENE – Abilene Christian jumps into the road portion of the Western Athletic Conference women’s tennis season this weekend with matches at Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin. The Wildcats visit Sam Houston State in Huntsville at 1 p.m. on Friday and SFA in Nacogdoches at 11 a.m. on Sunday. ACU stands at 6-10 overall and 0-2 in the…
‘Way more survivors than I normally have’: Abilene woman, nonprofit helps human trafficking survivors feel beautiful
ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – This year alone, there have been at least five human trafficking-related arrests in Abilene. For this reason, one local woman has set out to help victims and other women feel their best once again by gifting them donated ballgowns. Maegan Brest, an Abilene realtor, said she began collecting ballgowns because she […]
Taylor County receives 2022 Safety Achievement Award
TAYLOR COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The Texas Association of Counties presented Taylor County with the 2022 Safety Achievement Award at the Texas Association of County’s (TAC) 2023 County and Risk Management Conference. On behalf of Taylor County, Director of Human Resource and Risk Management RoseAnne Seelke and Precinct 4 Commissioner Chuck Statler were presented with […]
Local non-profit organization continuing to aide Ukraine
ABILENE, Texas — It has been over 390 days since Russia invaded Ukraine in a escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War that began in 2014. The invasion resulted in thousands of deaths, and those deaths hit close to home for one local ministry. In 2023 Jeremiah’s Hope was founded as...
Where are Abilene’s crash hotspots? 2045 transportation plan looks at crash stats
ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Cleaning up after Abilene’s deadliest year on roads, Abilene’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has highlighted the city’s crash hot spots in its Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). According to the document: The Metropolitan Transportation Plan is the Abilene MPO’s long-range plan that has a 25-year minimum planning horizon and is updated every […]
H.S. softball: Lubbock Monterey gets past Abilene Cooper in 9th
Alexis Lusk’s two-run double snapped a 2-2 tie in the ninth inning, and Anays Perez tossed a two-hitter to lead Lubbock Monterey past Abilene Cooper 5-2 in a District 4-5A softball game Tuesday at Cougar Diamond. Perez struck out 16 and walked five in throwing all nine innings for the Lady Plainsmen (20-3-1 overall, 5-0 district). ...
Abilene Wylie's Carlton eyes title at boys' state powerlifting meet
Landry Carlton has a shot at winning a medal at the Texas High School Powerlifting Association Division I state meet Saturday at the Taylor County Expo Center. The Wylie senior might even win the 148-pound weight class. “I think it would be a great accomplishment if I did medal, and I think I can...
UPDATE: Possible storm conditions across the Big Country look more favorable
BIG COUNTRY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Over the past 24 hours, Abilene weather models have been gathering more information about a potential severe weather event later this week. Models indicated, Tuesday, that the best timing of storm development has shifted slightly to Thursday night into early Friday morning. The setup remains similar to the models yesterday. […]
LIST: Abilene area 2023 Easter events
ABILENE, Texas (BigCountryHomepage.com) – Easter will be observed Sunday, April 9 this year. Leading up to the holiday, we’ve compiled a list of egg-cellent ways to celebrate! Unless otherwise specified, all events are in Abilene. Editor’s note: If you have an event you would like to add to this list, please follow this link to email […]
Abilene Parks and Recreation Board discuss Master Plan
ABILENE, Texas — The next 10 years of Abilene Parks and Recreation was the main item during Tuesday’s board meeting as they discussed the departments’ master plan. The plan lays a groundwork for how the parks in the city can be improved. Lesli Andrews, the Director of Parks and Recreation, told us, "We spent an extensive year hearing from the citizens of Abilene on what was important to them here in Abilene. So, we wanted to make sure that this plan addresses what our citizens want and also why do they travel to other cities? What can we offer here to get them to come?”
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