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Abilene ISD announces top-performing students academically from graduating class of 2019  KTXS

The Abilene Independent School District recognized their top-performing students academically from the graduating class of 2019 on Monday. Cooper High ...

Abilene High School student dies in hotel room while on field trip in Grapevine  KTXS

A student at Abilene High School who was on a field trip with a group of other students from Abilene High School was found dead in a hotel room in Grapevine ...

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 ...

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

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.

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

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

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 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 ...

James Edward Smith | Obituaries  Kilgore News Herald

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a *service* to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members ...

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

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.

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.

Kay Fangohr, 74, of Temple died Monday | Obituaries |  Temple Daily Telegram

BELTON — Services for Kay Fangohr, 74, of Temple will be at a later date.

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

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

BroKeep films Abilene Zoo scenes as production seeks Abilene flair

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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'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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Former Abilene Cooper cheerleader rah-rah about Abilene High now

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

'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.

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.

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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'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.

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 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.

Plans underway for Abilene High football movie premiere

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

Meet the candidates for Abilene City Council Places 5 and 6

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 ...

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.

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

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.

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'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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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

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).

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 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.

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 ...

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.

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.

American Institute of Architects Abilene Chapter honors three projects

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 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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

'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.

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.

Texas High School Football Scores Oct. 4-6

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

Texas High School Football Scores Sept. 13-15

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

Tour historical sites designed by architect David S. Castle  Big Country Homepage

Join an architechtual tour of historic Abilene locations designed by David S. Castle.

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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.

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 City Sidewalks Schedule of Events 2018  Big Country Homepage

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

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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

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 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 ...

Star Student Gold: James Melson of Abilene HS finds personal growth through his faith

James Melson says he found his spiritual self in Atlanta, Georgia.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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...

Update: Wylie, Abilene ISD releasing school early

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

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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. 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 ...

Addressing student population concerns at Abilene middle schools

Middle school is a popular place to be in Abilene. There are a lot of students in the city's five middle schools. And it's causing concerns for both the Abilene and ...

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.

Leaders chosen for two Abilene ISD schools

A pair of educators will have new schools to call home when classes resume in August, as Abilene Independent School District Superintendent David Young ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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