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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 ...



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 ...



High School Girls Basketball Area Pairings And Results  KMID - Local 2 News

Here is a list of the Area Round pairings and results from teams in the Permian Basin and surrounding area:



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

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 ...



Reese now face of boys basketball regime at Abilene High School  ReporterNews.com

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



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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

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



Abilene Reporter-News  ReporterNews.com

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



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.



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 ...



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 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.



From the box to the stands: Abilene High football broadcaster shifts priorities, seats  ReporterNews.com

Longtime Eagles football voice Al Pickett taking off Friday nights to watch his grandson play for Wylie.



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 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 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.



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.



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.



Wylie, Abilene Cooper meet on football field for first time  ReporterNews.com

Wylie battles Cooper in the first meeting between the two football programs on Friday at Shotwell Stadium.



Water-logged Abilene High, Hawley among advancing marching bands from regional contest  ReporterNews.com

Abilene High marching band overcomes tough weather situations to advance to the 6A area competition Saturday in Odessa; Hawley band advancing, 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 ...



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'  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.



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 ...



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 ...



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

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



Abilene ISD announces retirements, interim Johnston principal, new human resources leader  ReporterNews.com

Joe Waldron is coming from Illinois, while Roger Thomas and Carla Garrett are retiring. The Abilene ISD announced the changes Thursday.



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, ...



Casting call for Abilene residents as extras in film about AHS  Fox15Abilene.com 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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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

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



Abilene City Sidewalks Schedule of Events 2018  Big Country Homepage

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



Abilene coaching legend Wally Bullington affected many lives  ReporterNews.com

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



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 ...



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.



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

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



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.



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.



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 ...



'Steel Magnolias' among early 2019 stage shows in Abilene  ReporterNews.com

The local stage season is halfway over, or just beginning for 2019. Depending how you look at it. The action begins picking up the third week of January, with ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Meet Abilene High School's multi-music man  ReporterNews.com

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



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 ...



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 ...



Abilene, Big Country athletes set to make college decisions official  ReporterNews.com

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 ...



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

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 ...



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.



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

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



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.



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.



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

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



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...



Netflix's 'Stranger Things' looking for extras with marching band experience  KTXS

ABILENE, Texas (KTXS) - Stranger Things is conducting a casting call that may be music to your ears.The popular Netflix show is looking for extras with ...



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 ...



The Canterbury Company Of Resident Artists Announced  Broadway World

Joey Folsom, Artistic Director of The Classics Theatre Project, today announced the formation of a permanent Resident Artists Company for the theatre to be ...



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.



Associated Press Texas high school football poll (Week of Oct. 8)  ReporterNews.com

School (first-place votes) Record Total Points Previous Ranking. 1. Allen (20) 5-0 236 1. 2. Lake Travis (1) 5-0 210 2. 3. Galena Park North Shore (3) 5-0 183 3.



New Abilene minister once attended Bethel UMC, now pastors church  ReporterNews.com

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Celebrate your freedom in Abilene with fireworks, parades, music and more  ReporterNews.com

What's going on at the 2018 Abilene Freedom Festival?



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 ...



Parades and patriotism, this week in Abilene  ReporterNews.com

Upcoming events include the Abilene Freedom Festival and other Fourth of July events, senior talent show auditions and a local arts and craft show.



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 ...



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

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 ...



Fred Lee Hughes, former Abilene mayor and civic leader, remembered  ReporterNews.com

Abilene High graduate spent his life after college and military *service* in his hometown.



Big Country Game of the Week: No. 5 Childress Bobcats (3-0) at Eastland Mavericks (3-0)  ReporterNews.com

It's only Week 4, but the area's marquee matchup Thursday should have the feel of a playoff game. Fifth-ranked Childress will travel to Eastland.



Abilene Fire Chief Larry Bell reflects on his 35 years with the department  ReporterNews.com

Abilene Fire Chief Larry Bell announced his retirement Friday after 35 years. He has seen many changes in the department since he joined.



Local high schools hold graduation...  KTXS

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



Addressing student population concerns at Abilene middle schools  ReporterNews.com

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 ...



Abilene has a bang-up up time on the Fourth  ReporterNews.com

Kelly Jay found planning a large event such as the Abilene Freedom Festival is a lot like a church *service*: you put in the time and work, you open the doors and ...



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 ...



Over bumps and bridges, King's legacy continues in Abilene  ReporterNews.com

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, Abilenians reflect on the dream that did not die.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



From Abilene To El Paso, Voices From 'March For Our Lives' Events Across Texas  KERA News

Energized from "March For Our Lives" rallies across the nation, thousands of teens say they're ready to stay active working for tougher gun laws. In Texas,



WATCH LIVE: Wylie High School Graduation  Big Country Homepage

BigCountryHomepage.com will be live-streaming Wylie High School's commencement ceremony in just a few minutes.



Marching bands seek to be the '1'  ReporterNews.com

Abilene, area marching bands seek superior ratings at UIL region contest Monday at WHS football field.



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 ...



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.



Brother's Keeper movie casting announcement  Big Country Homepage

Chad Mitchell and Al Pickett tell us about their book about the 2009 Abilene High School football team being adapted into a movie plus exciting casting ...



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