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Tragedy Strikes as an Abilene High School Student Found Dead in Hotel Room on Field Trip  San Angelo LIVE!

ABILENE, TX -- A student from Abilene High School was found dead Friday while on a field trip in Grapevine, TX.According to KTXS, the student was on a ...

Students and parents panic over Abilene High School social media threat  KTXS

Students at Abilene High School were panicking on Wednesday morning. KTXS News spoke with two students who claim that a student reported to have seen ...

Hero: Abilene HS grad rescues student, driver from school bus just before it catches fire  KTXS

An Abilene High School graduate is among the heroes who helped rescue a Wylie ISD student and bus driver. Scottie Smith, 50, graduated from Abilene High ...

Abilene High student remembered as friend to many

Abilene High School freshman Creed Ryan Parrish was remembered Saturday as a "best friend" to many during a memorial *service* at Highland Church of Christ ...

Abilene High football uses another second-half comeback to fly past Cooper

It's safe to say the Abilene High Eagles are a second-half team, after overcoming another second-half deficit to win 20-13 over Cooper on Friday. In the tale of ...

Crosstown Rivalry: Second-half rally lifts Abilene High over Cooper

Abilene High outscored Cooper 17-0 in the second half to beat the Cougars 20-13 in the annual Crosstown Showdown Friday night.

Abilene High outguns Richland 48-41 in District 3-6A football opener

In a game that looked more like a Big 12 matchup, both teams combined for over 1,000 yards in an absolute shootout in the District 3-6A opener Friday at ...

Big plays, strong defense guide Abilene High over L.D. Bell

BEDFORD - Abilene High stayed unbeaten in District 3-6A play, overcoming an early 7-0 deficit with big plays and a strong defensive effort at Pennington Field.

Reese now face of boys basketball regime at Abilene High School

Former Eagles player takes over for Don Heseman, who's now in administrative position in the Abilene ISD.

Profane T-Shirt Made by Abilene High Student Banned Ahead of Cooper, Wylie Clash  San Angelo LIVE!

ABILENE, TX-- An Abilene High School student is in hot water after making a t-shirt for their crosstown rival, Cooper, KTXS reports.The shirt was made to support ...

'Brother's Keeper' movie about Abilene High could rival 'Friday Night Lights'

Followup reaction to the preview scene from the movie 'Brother's Keeper' made based on the 2009 Abilene Eagles football team that won state.

News15 Sports Team - News15 | Lafayette, LA  FOX 15

Ron is originally from Macedonia, OH. He wouldn't be a sportscaster if it wasn't for his Dad handing him a baseball glove and letting him miss the school bus to ...

Hernandez-Drennan are Abilene High homecoming royalty

Gabriella Hernandez and Dakota Drennan were announced as the 2018 Abilene High School homecoming queen and king during halftime of Friday night's ...

BroKeep: Lights! Camera! Lots of action! in Abilene for 'Brother's Keeper' movie

"Brother's Keeper," about the Abilene Eagles 2009 state championship, was filmed in part at Shotwell Stadium, Abilene Zoo and other local spots.

Movie "Brother's Keeper" being filmed in Abilene this week  KTXS

A movie is being shot in Abilene starting this week. Crews were filming the movie "Brother's Keeper" at the Abilene Zoo Monday morning. More than 1200 locals ...

Kickoff 2018: Abilene Eagles hoping youthful experience pays off

After being marred by injuries last year the Eagles enter in to a much tougher district and are going to have to rely on unproven players offensively.

City councilman's comments open old wounds for a generation of Hispanics  KTXS

Local citizens at the Abilene City Council meeting filled the room and addressed the council members with polarizing perspectives and disdain Thursday, Jan.

Fishburne among stars announced for Abilene High football title movie

Russell Christian had only one doubt about actor Laurence Fishburne playing the role of his father in the soon-to-be-made “Brother's Keeper,” the story about ...

Abilene ISD's bond request costly but expansive in scope; voters to decide fate

Abilene ISD's $138.7 million bond request covers many projects but could add tax increase in an expensive time for Taylor County.

One potential project in Abilene ISD bond proposal 2018: replace 3 elementary schools  KTXS

On November 6, taxpayers in Abilene will vote on a $138. 7 million Abilene ISD bond proposal, which a big part would go towards replacing three elementary ...

Fire academy a long time coming for Abilene Fire Department, school district

Abilene ISD's fire academy, complete with its own truck and logo, officially opened for business Wednesday during an indoor celebration.

Abilene's downtown library still looking toward former Lincoln Middle School

Members of the Friends of the Abilene Public Library and other stakeholders are exploring the idea of a new main branch library in the former Lincoln Middle ...

Abilene high schools name top students for Class of 2018

Abilene, Cooper, ATEMS, and Wylie high schools revealed their top students of the Class of 2018 Monday.

Abilene ISD announces top 2018 graduates  KTXS

Abilene ISD held ceremonies Monday at Cooper High School,Abilene High School and at ATEMS to recognize their top graduates.Cooper High school ...

Abilene ISD bond: Career and technical education would find a new home

Abilene ISD's proposed Career and Technical Education high school, part of a $138.7 million bond proposal, would offer new home to ATEMS, too.

Abilene ISD's Board of Trustees vote to add bond of $138.7 million to November ballot  KTXS

The Abilene Independent School District's Board of Trustees have voted to add a bond of $138.7 million to the November election ballot.The $138.7 million bond ...

Plans underway for Abilene High football movie premiere

The Abilene premiere for "Brother's Keeper" is March 30, and the stars will be here.

Back to school: New Abilene principals excited for first day of school

Jeff Howle at ATEMS, Leslye Roberts at Reagan and Josh Newton at Madison are all getting set for their first "first day of school" as principal.

Casting call for Abilene residents as extras in film about AHS KXVA

ABILENE — Producers with Winter State Entertainment are offering locals the chance participate in the filming of “Brother's Keeper,” a full-length feature film set ...

Officials identify Texas teen found dead in Grapevine hotel bathroom  Star-Telegram

There were no signs of foul play or self injury on a teen found dead Friday morning in a Grapevine Texas hotel bathroom.

Abilene Reporter-News

Francisco Hernandez, Jr. gives the Victory sign with both hands after his name is called to receive his diploma. Abilene High School held Commencement ...

Abilene ISD finds willing partner in ACU for potential new home for Taylor Elementary

Taylor Elementary could find a new location after Abilene ISD and Abilene Christian officials agree to optional deal on land east of North Judge Ely.

High vs. LD Bell at Bedford

Abilene High goes to 2-0 in District 3-6A play with a 28-7 win over Bell at Pennington Field in Bedford.

Retiring Abilene High band director Paul Walker fulfilled role as youth director

For 21 years, he encouraged students to excel in music, in other activities and in life.

'Brother's Keeper:' Famous actor headlines cast for film on Abilene High's title season  KTXS

If you walked into Abilene High School's gymnasium on Wednesday afternoon, you may have suddenly felt like it was a fall Friday night pep rally.It wasn't.

Miracle baby turned valedictorian of Abilene's Cooper High School

Brady Cluck, who nearly died during his birth in December 1999, is graduating at the top of his Cooper High School class Saturday.

Rain wreaking havoc on soaked Abilene marching bands ahead of UIL regional contest Monday

Stay dry or practice the marching routine? That was a question for marching band directors in Abilene this week ahead of UIL contest Monday.

Abilene man killed in head-on crash had a 'heart as big as Texas'  KTXS

An Abilene man killed in a head-on crash will be remembered Wednesday. The memorial *service* for William Randall Webb, 28, will be held at 10 a. m. in the ...

Texas Teenager On School Field Trip Found Dead In Hotel Bathroom  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

GRAPEVINE (CBSDFW.COM) – A 15-year-old Abilene High School student was found dead at a Embassy Suites Hotel in Grapevine. He was on a school field ...

Two more performances of Abilene High's 'Bubble Boy'

The stage performance is based on the 2001 movie, with co-writer Cinco Paul here to see the show and for a talkback after Saturday's 2 p.m. matinee.

Texas High School Football Scores Sept. 13-15

Home for Texas high school football scores for the weekend of Sept. 13-15.

AISD's Michael Garcia: Another AHS first

Michael Garcia is set to become the first Hispanic principal of Abilene High School, one year after making another man the first black principal.

Abilene High grad list

Meet the Abilene High School Class of 2018: Vera Jade Abbott, Gabriela Theresa Abril, Clarissa Avian Mari Aguirre, Eliza Danyelle Alcantar, Martha Gabrielle ...

Going on 25: Abilene Cooper council adviser Jimmy Pogue reaches milestone

Wednesday begins the silver anniversary season for Jimmy Pogue. Known many ways, including dad and longtime Cooper High School football broadcaster, ...

Abilene entertainment scene: 'Evita' on stage, 'The Help' at the Paramount

Two more Philharmonic shows are scheduled this spring.

Texas sports hall opens exhibit about legendary Abilene High coach Chuck Moser

A new Chuck Moser exhibit at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in Waco surely would have impressed the ol' Abilene High School football coach. The exhibit ...

Students prepare for Crosstown Showdown  Big Country Homepage

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - It's the rivalry game the community's been looking forward to for a year now, Friday night Abilene High School and Cooper High ...

2019: Here's lookin' at you, Abilene kids

Can you believe we're already six days in 2019? The year is flying by. Your mood today may depend on how the two Texas teams in the NFL fared Saturday.

Abilene coaching legend Wally Bullington affected many young men's lives

Former Abilene High and Abilene Christian University football coach/athletic director Wally Bullington died Friday following an illness at age 87.

Abilene High School Names New Principal  Big Country Homepage

Longtime Abilene ISD administrator Michael Garcia is returning to Abilene High School, this time as the campus principal.

Abilene City Sidewalks Schedule of Events 2018  Big Country Homepage

Schedule of events for Abilene's City Sidewalks event 2018.

When Castle was king and ruled West Texas architecture

Grace Museum exhibit honors architect David S. Castle, who came to Abilene in 1914 and spent 40-plus years designing buildings still admired today.

In memoriam: Remembering those who had impact on Abilene

One of the most touching moments each year at the Academy Awards is "In Memoriam," during which those involved in the filmmaking industry, famous or just ...

Former Abilene High building could soon enter nonprofit's hands

The Abielne Heritage Group is spreading its message of converting the former Abilene High and Lincoln Middle facility into a new multi-use space.

Kiwanis Club of Abilene honors Texas Ranger with Melvin Martin First Responder Award

The Kiwanis Club of Abilene gave its annual Melvin Martin First Responder Award Wednesday to Texas Ranger Lt. Scott Stevenson for his long personal history ...

Abilene man shot on Forrest Avenue; APD searching for suspect(s) KXVA

An 18-year-old male is in critical condition after the multiple shots were fired in the 800 block of Forrest Avenue.

Abilene high school students to take firefighter classes  Midland Reporter-Telegram

BILENE — Abilene High School sophomore Dylan Wright has long held a dream of being a firefighter. Now that his school is taking steps to get him through a ...

Keenum and McCoy, Abilene-area HS alumni, could compete for starting Redskins job  USA TODAY High School Sports

Case Keenum and Colt McCoy, who attended high schools about 15 miles apart, might compete for the Washington Redskins quarterback job.

Texas High School Football Scores Oct. 4-6

Home for Texas high school football scores for the weekend of Oct. 4-6.

2018 Regional Marching Band Contest

Fifteen marching bands performed at the University Interscholastic League regional contest at Wylie High School.

Abilene school board, Place 5: Incumbent Wheat vs. Alvidrez

EDITOR'S NOTE: The candidates for Abilene ISD board, Place 5, tell us about themselves, then answer five questions posed by the Reporter-News.

Pipe dreams: Churches, including those in Abilene, wish for organist

Low pay, music direction toward contemporary music are two reasons for struggle to fill a key position.

Seth Willis has Abilene 'Nutcracker' fans Russian to performances

How did Seth Willis end up with all the good roles? It's not enough that he's the Mouse King in "The Nutcracker," comically waving goodbye after succumbing to ...

Abilene high schools announce their top students

Like many of her fellow seniors who excel academically, Tiare Peters knows exactly what she wants to do after graduation. So this summer, she's joining the Air ...

Abilene Heritage Square is one step closer to becoming a reality  KTXS

It was once Abilene High School, then it was Lincoln Middle School and now, the historic building is going to become Abilene Heritage Square. However, there ...

Abilene mobile voting locations set for general election, including Shotwell Stadium

Taylor County residents planning to vote in the Nov. 6 general elections will have the opportunity to cast a ballot at one of two October football games at Shotwell ...

San Angelo opponent suffers possible spinal cord injury at Shotwell Stadiumum  KTXS

Scary moments Saturday afternoonat Shotwell Stadium. A player suffered a possible spinal cord injury just before halftime of the Class 4A Division I area round ...

Meet Abilene High School's multi-music man

Remel Derrick teaches singing, can conduct an orchestra, write choral music ... and connect with youths.

Free meals available for children in Abilene this summer - even at Nelson Park splash pad

Anyone under age 18 can get a free breakfast or lunch at Abilene ISD summer meal program.

Flashback: Why the 1954-57 Abilene Eagles are SportsDay's high school football team of the 20th century  Dallas News

EDITOR'S NOTE: During the course of the high school football offseason, SportsDayHS will be re-publishing stories from a 1999 Dallas Morning News...

With discipline of the military, Abilene Cooper's Shinkle shines bright in the limelight

Retired Col. Steve Shinkle earned recognition by the Abilene Education Foundation last month as secondary teacher of the year.

High school students in Abilene to take firefighter classes  Seattle Times

ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Abilene High School sophomore Dylan Wright has long held a dream of being a firefighter. Now that his school is taking steps to get ...

Four Abilene High Eagles commit to continue football careers at Hardin-Simmons

Four Abilene High football players committed to remain teammates in college during a signing day ceremony Wednesday on the north Abilene Campus.

Abilene, Big Country athletes set to make college decisions official

Twelve local athletes — four from each of Abilene's three public schools — will be signing or committing to continue their careers collegiately Wednesday as part ...

Meet the top Class of 2018 students from Abilene and Big Country high schools

The Class of 2018's valedictorians and salutatorians from high schools in Abilene and the surrounding Big Country area each maintained high grades.

Thursday delays, cancellations and closings due to weather in Abilene area

Here are the delays, cancellations and closings due to weather in Abilene, TX for Thursday, including Abilene ISD.

McMurry's Paris steps down as Track and Field coach  KTXS

McMurry University Head Track and Field Coach Brad Parris has announced that he has resigned his position in order to pursue a new career opportunity in the ...

Texas teen found dead in hotel bathroom last fall drowned in a bathtub, ME says  Fort Worth Star-Telegram

A Texas teen found dead in November in a Grapevine hotel bathroom drowned in a bathtub, according to a final ruling by the Tarrant County medical examiner's ...

Abilene High School Placed on Lockdown, Gunman Reported on Campus  MyHighPlains

Abilene High School was placed on lockdown Friday morning after reports of a gunman on campus. APD officers arrived at the school with assault rifles, but the ...

Stamford QB Peyton Bevel breaks 2 passing state records in shootout win over De Leon

Stamford QB Peyton Bevel knew he was having a good night, but he had no idea it was record-breaking.

New Abilene minister once attended Bethel UMC, now pastors church

Henry Pequeno has taken a new path with his life, and so has the church he now leads.

Two Abilene High students recognized as National Merit Commended Students  Big Country Homepage

ABILENE, Texas (Press Release) - Two more Abilene High School seniors have earned honors from the National Merit Scholarship Program as 2018 National ...

2017 local Abilene high school football all-district teams

MVP — Stefan Cobbs, WR, Fossil Ridge, Sr. Offensive Player of the Year — Cobe Craft, QB, Fossil Ridge, Sr. Defensive MVP — Alex Alvarado, DE, Fossil Ridge ...

Ladycats open volleyball playoffs today against Lubbock Cooper in Abilene  The Community News

It is the second season for the Aledo Ladycats volleyball team. The Ladycats, the second seed from District 4-5A, will open the Class 5A, Region I playoffs today ...

Abilene High Football Team to be Subject of Movie  Big Country Homepage

A movie is in the works that will document the Abilene High School football team's journey to the state championship in 2009.

Enrollment up at Wylie, Abilene  KTXS

As the first week of school comes to a close, both Abilene and Wylie school districts are reviewing their enrollment numbers. The two biggest school districts in ...

Senior spotlight: Abilene valedictorian Yale bound KXVA

The Abilene High School valedictorian of 2018 said he has found the American dream after moving to the United States in 2004.

Local high schools hold graduation...  KTXS

Graduation day has finally come for both school districts in Abilene.

Former Abilene Mayor Fred Lee Hughes dies at age 90  KTXS

Former Abilene Mayor Fred Lee Hughes died Friday. He was 90 years old.Hughes was mayor of Abilene from 1975-1978 and councilman from 1966-1969.

Update: Wylie, Abilene ISD releasing school early

Here is the list of delays and cancellations Wednesday because of the icy weather overnight and today. to Live Stream Abilene-Area Graduation Ceremonies  Big Country Homepage

KTAB, KRBC, Telemundo Abilene and are proud to announce plans to live stream several high school graduations this coming ...

Top Graduates at Abilene High Schools in 2016  Big Country Homepage

Abilene High School. 1. Nathaniel Pigott Rice University or Trinity University 2. Luke Shelburne Lubbock Christian University 3. Holly Pettijohn Harding ...

Big Country Notebook: Clyde pulls off area's shocker

Even on a week when a majority of the Big Country was idle, the local high school football scene managed to produce some great drama.

Abilene High's Principal Reinstated  Big Country Homepage

Abilene High School's Principal has been reinstated following an in-depth investigation into AISD after allegations of improper relationships between teachers ...

Colorado City Mayor Jim Baum dies  KTXS

Colorado City's mayor has died. Jim Baum passed away Sunday at the age of 82. KVMC 1320 AM, the country music radio station that Baum owned, said he lost ...

Milo Gibson, Laurence Fishburne To Star In ‘Brother’s Keeper’ For Winter State  Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Milo Gibson — the son of Mel Gibson — and Laurence Fishburne have signed on to star in the sports drama Brother's Keeper for Winter State ...

Grand Prairie art students install 3-D mural in Abilene’s SODA district

Light bulb moments were plentiful in the latest Palette of Purpose Inc. mural in downtown Abilene, painted by 14 high school students from Grand Prairie Fine ...

A little bit of Abilene in Sweetwater ISD

Abilene native and former Abilene ISD administrator George McFarland is the new chief executive in the Sweetwater ISD.

Former Lincoln students visit old stomping grounds  Big Country Homepage

Off of South 1st Street and Grape Street stands Lincoln Middle School, a school which was formerly known as Abilene High School until 1995 and closed as a ...

WATCH LIVE: Wylie High School Graduation  Big Country Homepage will be live-streaming Wylie High School's commencement ceremony in just a few minutes.

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