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Abilene Native Serves at Naval Hospital Jacksonville

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Amanda Rae Moreno, Navy Office of Community Outreach (Jacksonville, Fla.) – A 2017 Abilene High School graduate and Abilene, Texas, native is serving at Naval Hospital Jacksonville and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville. Seaman Tianna Williams serves as a hospitalman who is responsible for providing healthcare support…

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Michael Williams, inducted into the UPS Circle of Honor

Williams was honored for having 25 years of driving without an accident. He received the covet jacket that all UPS drivers receive who make the 25 year mark without an accident. His wife was presented a bouquet of flowers. Former UPS employees and friends from the community were on hand to celebrate with Williams.

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Western Heritage Rodeo

Every year in May, the working cowboys of the ranches in the Big County dust off their working gear and head for Abilene. Their rodeo seems to be the same as the ones you see on TV but then you start to see the differences between Pro cowboys and working cowboys.  The most visible is…

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Big Country Hall of Fame Inductees

The 2019 Class of the Big Country Hall of Fame included a couple of firsts. First was the induction of Jackie Ramsey Cox, a 1970 graduate of Abilene Cooper High School who was an All-American Skeet Shooter and seven time World Champion.  A second first was Mark Oates, a 1981 graduate of Abilene High School,…

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Abilene, Wylie ISDs releasing 1 hour early due to severe weather threat

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Both Abilene ISD and Wylie ISD are releasing early because of the threat of severe weather around dismissal time.  AISD will release all campuses an hour early, meaning elementary will release at 2:15 and secondary will release at 2:40.  Wylie ISD will also release an hour earlier thannormal.  Buses for both districts…

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TORNADO WATCH issued for Taylor County, other parts of Big Country – Here’s what to do!

(KTAB/KRBC) – A Tornado Watch is in effect for much of the KTAB/KRBC viewing area, including Abilene, until 8 p.m. Monday. A Tornado Watch means that the atmospheric ingredients are in place to create a tornado, but does not necessarily mean that a tornado is on the ground. During a Tornado Watch, you should review your safety plan in case a warning…

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ICAN, You Can, We Can!

Gladys Abor had seen enough. She had seen several children killed right at her doorstep during drug transactions. The crime-infested, dirty neighborhood where she lived in Abilene was an unfit place to raise a family, and she was determined to change that. So, she contacted people who she knew would have solutions to the problems…

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