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Motorcyclist injured in crash at Abilene High School  KTAB - BigCountryHomepage.com

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A man was seriously injured after a crash in front of Abilene High School (AHS) shortly before 5 Friday afternoon. Officials on ...



Abilene ISD announces top students at Abilene High, Cooper and ATEMS  ReporterNews.com

AISD announced Monday the top 25 graduates at Cooper High School, Abilene High School and ATEMS.



Texas girls in STEM classes share dreams of medicine, space  Alice Echo News-Journal

ABILENE, Texas (AP) — A city in the sky is nearly impossible.How would water work? How would its people eliminate waste? What about food or simply not ...



Abilene High head football coach Del Van Cox resigns, takes AISD assistant AD job  KTXS

After four seasons as head coach, and more than 20 years at Abilene High School, Del Van Cox announced his resignation on Monday to become Abilene ISD's ...



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 ...



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 ...



By the book: Plans for transforming 96-year-old school into a central library are solidifying  ReporterNews.com

A new main branch of the Abilene Public Library in the old Abilene High/Lincoln Middle School is taking shape as a nonprofit and the city join forces.



What's NEXT? How new-look trade programs at Abilene ISD can help students  ReporterNews.com

Abilene ISD, partnering with the district's education foundation and the Development Corporation of Abilene, are putting focus on trades education.



Abilene Cooper Band director Clay Johnson named Bowie Elementary assistant principal  ReporterNews.com

Cooper High School Band Director Clay Johnson will be the assistant principal for Abilene ISD's Bowie Elementary.



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 ...



Musical theater comes to life as Abilene ISD high schools hit the stage this weekend  ReporterNews.com

"Big Fish" and "Sister Act" bring recent movies to the live theater stage as Abilene and Cooper high schools offer winter musicals.



Abilene High student remembered as friend to many  ReporterNews.com

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 ...



Heartwarming and disheartening tales from Abilene ISD's Top 25 reveals  ReporterNews.com

Carolyn Griffith was excited to see another family member make AHS's Top 25; Michael Thomlinson's big day was a bit rougher at Cooper.



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

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



EDITORIAL: How 'Brother's Keeper' premiere in Abilene was fumbled  ReporterNews.com

After Saturday's two showings of "Brother's Keeper," more than a few Abilenians were remarking, "Oh brother ..." Some said the film about Abilene High's 2009 ...



Adult education graduates its biggest Abilene class yet  ReporterNews.com

West Central Texas Adult Education held its annual graduation/recognition ceremony Thursday evening at the Abilene High School auditorium, honoring 72 ...



Abilene ISD finds Taylor, Ward, Bassetti elementary principals  ReporterNews.com

Abilene ISD Superintendent David Young named three new principals, including at Taylor Elementary, where current principal Lavon Burton is retiring.



BroKeep films Abilene Zoo scenes as production seeks Abilene flair  ReporterNews.com

Film crew, actors and extras took over the Abilene Zoo Monday morning as the film continues seeking Abilene flair for local-based film.



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

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 ...



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.



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

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.



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

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's downtown library still looking toward former Lincoln Middle School  ReporterNews.com

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 ISD finds willing partner in ACU for potential new home for Taylor Elementary  ReporterNews.com

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.



Like Jay Moore's history talks about Abilene? How about two, then?  ReporterNews.com

Want more of Moore? How about a double dip of Abilene history? Jay Moore, the longtime Abilene High School history teacher, will be featured Saturday on ...



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

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



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

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



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 ...



Life matters to Thurmond Metters, Abilene middle school success coach  ReporterNews.com

For 13 years, he has steered Madison's Bison toward better decisions in sometimes challenging lives.



Former Abilene Cooper cheerleader rah-rah about Abilene High now  ReporterNews.com

The former Randi Stash treasures her memories as a Cougar but her efforts now are for the crosstown Eagles.



Meet the candidates for Abilene City Council Places 5 and 6  ReporterNews.com

To help voters have a basic sketch of the candidates for Places 5 and 6 on the Abilene City Council, the Abilene Reporter-News asked each about themselves ...



New Abilene High band director eager to turn rich history into championships  ReporterNews.com

Jonathan Kraemer sits in his office on a rainy Monday and munches on his salad. *Fresh* off two weeks of practice in the scorching summer heat, Abilene High ...



Abilene ISD music program receives national honor  Big Country Homepage

ABILENE, Texas – (KTAB/KRBC) – The music program at Abilene Independent School District has come a long way in the last 80 years. It was one of the first ...



Brenda May shared love of critters with kids in, around Abilene  ReporterNews.com

Brenda May rescues stray chickens from the midst of Wylie students on a field trip to the May Farm near Hawley in May 2013. (Photo: Reporter-News file photo).



Controversial t-shirt sold, banned before first Cooper, Wylie game  KTXS

An Abilene High School student is selling a controversial t-shirt in support of their crosstown rival, Cooper High School. Cooper plays Wylie High School on ...



Kickoff 2018: Abilene Eagles hoping youthful experience pays off  ReporterNews.com

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.



Plans underway for Abilene High football movie premiere  ReporterNews.com

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



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.



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.



Abilene ISD announces top 2018 graduates  KTXS

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



Big Day Downtown Schedule of Events  Big Country Homepage

The annual Big Day Downtown celebration is happening in Abilene Saturday, May 4.



Abilene high schools name top students for Class of 2018  ReporterNews.com

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



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

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



Former Olympian Jonathan Johnson hopes to build winning athletes in Abilene  ReporterNews.com

In 2004, Jonathan Johnson fulfilled his athletic dreams by winning the 800 meters at the Olympic trials to qualify for a spot on the U.S. national team. He qualified ...



It's not just students and teachers excited for first day in Abilene ISD this year  ReporterNews.com

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.



Recent storms bring Abilene's yearly rain total to well-above average  ReporterNews.com

Taylor and other Big Country counties are under a small flood advisory, according to the National Weather *Service*.



Fishburne among stars announced for Abilene High football title movie  ReporterNews.com

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 ...



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 ...



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

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



AISD's Michael Garcia: Another AHS first  ReporterNews.com

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 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 ...



Abilene ISD hosting informational meeting on bond proposals  Big Country Homepage

The community is invited to a pair of informational meetings on the Abilene ISD bond proposal prior to the Nov. 6 election. The public is invited to attend the ...



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 ...



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 ...



In-custody death under investigation in Abilene, inmate found unresponsive in prison cell  Big Country Homepage

An investigation is underway after an Abilene prison inmate died while in custody.



Former Abilene High building could soon enter nonprofit's hands  ReporterNews.com

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



Abilene High grad list  ReporterNews.com

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



Miracle baby turned valedictorian of Abilene's Cooper High School  ReporterNews.com

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



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

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



It's 1971 in Abilene all over again  ReporterNews.com

Two years after a grand reunion and still three years shy of No. 50, Abilene High students party like Nixon's in the White House all over again.



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

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



Two more performances of Abilene High's 'Bubble Boy'  ReporterNews.com

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.



Retiring Abilene High band director Paul Walker fulfilled role as youth director  ReporterNews.com

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



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 ...



Abilene high schools announce their top students  ReporterNews.com

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 ...



'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.



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

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 ...



In memoriam: Remembering those who had impact on Abilene  ReporterNews.com

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 ...



Abilene teen's baptism in Spain links her faith, heritage to Lady in Blue  ReporterNews.com

Harley Flores of Abilene is baptized in a basilica in Agreda, Spain, on May 26. It is the same basilica and same basin where Sor María de Jesús de Ágreda was ...



Top graduates announced for Abilene and Cooper High Schools  Big Country Homepage

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - The top graduates from both Abilene and Cooper High Schools were released Monday, April 30, according to the Abilene ...



American Institute of Architects Abilene Chapter honors three projects  ReporterNews.com

The American Institute of Architects Abilene Chapter recognized three projects in its bi-annual design awards announced last month at the Texas Society of ...



Abilene City Sidewalks Schedule of Events 2018  Big Country Homepage

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



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

(Photo: Greg Jaklewicz). First Central Presbyterian Church debuted a magnificent new pipe organ in December, but it's the organist who really should be in the ...



Past, present AHS faculty have fun with 25-year-old time capsule  ReporterNews.com

Royce Curtis and Dennis Townsend seemed as interested as any of the 100 or so people gathered Saturday afternoon in the Abilene High School cafeteria to ...



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 ...



Seth Willis has Abilene 'Nutcracker' fans Russian to performances  ReporterNews.com

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 ...



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

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



Man found guilty of killing Abilene mother in 2016  Big Country Homepage

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - The man accused of killing an Abilene mother back in 2016 has been found guilty.



2017 local Abilene high school football all-district teams  ReporterNews.com

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 ...



Abilene ISD Releases Statement on Teacher Accused of Biting Autistic Student  Big Country Homepage

Abilene ISD Superintendent David Young released the following statement after the arrest of a teacher accused of biting an autistic student:



When Castle was king and ruled West Texas architecture  ReporterNews.com

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



Texas High School Football Scores Oct. 4-6  ReporterNews.com

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



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 ...



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

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



Former Abilene Cooper coach Marc Case up for Clyde boys basketball coach  ReporterNews.com

Former longtime Abilene Cooper coach Marc Case will be named head boys basketball coach at Clyde, pending school board approval Monday night.



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...



SUV driver to pay $17.5 million for crash that paralyzed football player, City of Abilene not liable  Big Country Homepage

The driver of an SUV that crashed into a City of Abilene garbage truck, paralyzing an Abilene High School football player upon impact, was found liable for $17.5 ...



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

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 coaching legend Wally Bullington affected many young men's lives  ReporterNews.com

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



Update: Wylie, Abilene ISD releasing school early  ReporterNews.com

Here is the list of delays and cancellations Wednesday because of the icy weather overnight and today.



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 ...



BigCountryHomepage.com to Live Stream Abilene-Area Graduation Ceremonies  Big Country Homepage

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



AISD: Robert Morrison Named New Principal of Abilene High School  Big Country Homepage

(Abilene, TX) -- Just before 6:00 Monday evening, the Abilene Independent School District Board of Trustees returned from executive session to name Robert ...



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

The local entertainment hit what could be a milestone in February when no less than eight productions were on local stages. The seasons are winding down but ...



A little bit of Abilene in Sweetwater ISD  ReporterNews.com

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



Texas High School Football Scores Sept. 13-15  ReporterNews.com

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



E-cigarette epidemic reaches the Big Country  Big Country Homepage

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/ KRBC) - They may look like just a flash drive, but they're a danger that's taking over Abilene schools. Abilene High School principal ...



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 ...



Big Country Notebook: Clyde pulls off area's shocker  ReporterNews.com

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.



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

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



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