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  1. Tragedy Strikes as an Abilene High School Student Found Dead in Hotel Room on Field Trip  San Angelo LIVE!
  2. Abilene High School student dies in hotel room while on field trip in Grapevine  KTXS
  3. Abilene High School student found dead in hotel room while on field trip  Big Country Homepage
  4. Abilene ISD releases statement on death of AHS freshman student  MyFoxZone.com KIDY
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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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



'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.



Abilene High School plans on having assembly on day of National School Walkout  KTXS

On Friday, students from across the country will be participating in a second National School Walkout.April 20th was chosen to be the date of the second ...



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 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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



2018 Cooper-Abilene High Crosstown Showdown football game  ReporterNews.com

Lee "Leebo" Melchor carries an Abilene High flag around the tailgater tables Friday at Shotwell Stadium Sept. 14, 2018. There were several cookers, and a DJ, ...



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.



Student organizations offering Abilene high school students real experiences in work  ReporterNews.com

Abilene high school students get a chance to lead classrooms, fight bad guys and more through their involvement with student organizations.



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.



Former head track coach at Cooper HS fighting reassignment, says she was demoted for having baby  Big Country Homepage

The former Cooper High School head track coach is fighting her reassignment to a different position, saying she was demoted because she had a baby.



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 ...



'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 High students' performance has 'Despicable Me' writer bubbling over  ReporterNews.com

Cinco Paul, a screenwriter for the three 'Despicable Me' movies, will be in town to see the Abilene High production of his stage musical.



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 ...



High vs. LD Bell at Bedford  ReporterNews.com

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



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

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



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, ...



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.



Two schools placed on lock down after Abilene mom threatens children with firearm Thursday  Big Country Homepage

Two schools were placed on lockdown after an Abilene mother threatened to kill her children Thursday.



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 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.



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 ...



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.



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

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



Shooting threat prompts increased security at Breckenridge High, basketball tournament underway  Big Country Homepage

Police have increased security at Breckenridge High School due to a shooting threat made while a basketball tournament is underway.



Abilene High grad's tribute to her son is a field of flags  ReporterNews.com

EDITOR'S NOTE: Denice Bailey viewed Granbury's "A Field of Flags" on Memorial Day. Thursday is Flag Day, a time to enjoy the American flag, adopted by the ...



It's showtime in Abilene, folks: Your look at fun stuff coming our way  ReporterNews.com

With the arrival of the school year come events of kinds on local stages.



#TXHSFB: Big Country Football Scores 2018  Big Country Homepage

Big Country football fans, it's time for those Friday Night Lights to turn on for another season.



Some staff at Abilene ISD already armed  KTXS

President Donald Trump doubled down on his support for arming teachers in the classroom. He made the statement during his speech Friday at the ...



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 ...



AISD to increase school lunch prices for the 2018-2019 school year  KTXS

Abilene ISD made a decision this week to increase their school lunch prices for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.Beginning in August, students will pay 25 ...



Weather alert: Abilene ISD & Wylie ISD to close Thursday  KTXS

After being criticized by angry parents for not closing during Wednesday's ice storm, both Abilene ISD and Wylie ISD have announced they will be closed ...



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.



Abilene ISD: Madison Middle School educator named the school's next principal  KTXS

ABILENE, Texas – Madison Middle School is getting a new principal.Joshua Newton, who has spent time at Madison Middle as a student, teacher, coach, ...



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 ...



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.



Wylie student takes on President Trump for patriotic pep rally  KTXS

The Wylie High School football team will have the support of "President Trump" as they try to win their first game of the season this Friday. But will it be enough to ...



First look at Wylie East Elementary School  Big Country Homepage

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB) - The finishing touches are being put on the new Wylie East Elementary School which will hold pre-k through first graders this fall.



City of Abilene announces multiple road closures due to high water  Big Country Homepage

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - The City of Abilene released a list Wednesday night of road closures due to high water from extensive rain.



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 offering FREE lunches to all children under 18 this summer  Big Country Homepage

Abilene ISD is extending a free lunch program to all children under the age of 18 - no registration required.



Tim Lancaster named 2018 Abilene Citizen of the year  Big Country Homepage

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - The Abilene Chamber of Commerce recognized Tim Lancaster as the Abilene Citizen of the Year at its annual membership ...



Abilene Fire Department and AISD to hold interest meeting for parents and students  Big Country Homepage

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - The City of Abilene Fire Department and Abilene Independent School District (AISD) will host a meeting for parents and ...



Reagan Elementary School surprised with $10,000 donation  Big Country Homepage

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Teachers and students at Reagan Elementary School were surprised Friday afternoon with a $10000 donation from the new ...



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 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.



Demolition begins on old Lack's furniture store in south Abilene  KTXS

Demolition of the oldLack's furniture storeat Buffalo Gap and Antilley roads is underway. When the demolition permits were filed in September, H-E-B ...



2018 Business Mercado unites the Abilene community  Big Country Homepage

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Business Mercado 2018 has kicked off in a spirit of community unity.



Tax free weekend is an opportunity to shop locally  Big Country Homepage

ABILENE, Texas (KRBC)- If you are busting out the plastic cards next weekend, the Mall of Abilene is ready for you. Tax free weekend is upon us which means ...



Parking lot art brings tribute to Selena  Big Country Homepage

ABILENE, (KRBC) - Painting a parking spot, a senior-year rite of passage for some. "It means a lot because this is my last year and I want to make it big ad make ...



Major crash shuts down eastbound I-20 in Abilene  Big Country Homepage

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - Traffic is being rerouted along eastbound Interstate 20 in east Abilene following a major crash early Wednesday morning.



More officers on Cooper campus after shooting threat  KTXS

ABILENE, Texas An arrest has been made in a shooting threat that circulated around social media over the weekend, which caused concern for Cooper High ...



Wylie ISD has trained armed staff  KTXS

Abilene ISD and Wylie ISD have armed staff on their campuses as part of a School Marshal Program to keep students safe.Craig Bessent, Wylie ISD's assistant ...



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 ...



SCOTUS nominee's wife is from Abilene  Big Country Homepage

Newly nominated Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's wife is from Abilene.



Abilene ISD's Proposed $138.7 Million Bond Passes Without a Problem  San Angelo LIVE!

ABILENE, TX-- Abilene ISD's proposed $138.7 million bond package passed with ease on election night. The package will supposedly make "significant ...



Green substance in neighborhood creek not hazardous, according to Abilene police  Big Country Homepage

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) -- ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) -- A green substance in the creek at Butter Willow Parkway had some Abilene residents ...



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-opoly' for sale at local Walmarts  Big Country Homepage

An Abilene-based monopoly game is available for sale at Walmart.



Abilene father, son accused of killing neighbor over trash  KTXS

Police say a father and son shot and killed a neighbor in a dispute over trash.John Miller, 67, and Michael Miller, 31, are both charged with murder. Chief Stan ...



School delays/cancellations for Thursday  KTXS

Several Big Country school districts are delaying the start of school on Thursday. The main concern is buses driving on muddy and flooded roads when its dark.



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.



Funeral arrangements for fallen Abilene firefighter announced  KTXS

Funeral arrangements have been announced for an Abilene firefighter who died nearly three weeks after he was injured in a motorcycle crash in Colorado.



Case Keenum writing book about growing up in Abilene, football career  Big Country Homepage

Case Keenum is writing a book about growing up in Abilene and his transition into the NFL.



African refugee, 23, shot in chest after answering door at Abilene apartment during party  KTXS

Abilene police say a refugee from Africa was killed in an overnight shooting.The victim is 23-year-old Chance Bonni.According to Chief Stan Standridge, Bonni ...



Kirk Cameron to speak in Abilene October 15th  Big Country Homepage

Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron is coming to Abilene this month. We learn how you can hear him speak at Christian Homes and Family Services' Fall Dinner.



Complete list of closings, delays for Abilene and the Big Country  KTXS

ABILENE, Texas - Click HERE for the latest school and business closings and delays for Abilene and the Big Country.If you cannot see the list on your phone, ...



Abilene city, school officials prepared for possibility of 'tent city' at Dyess AFB  Big Country Homepage

The City of Abilene and Abilene school officials are prepared for a possible influx of immigrant children after Dyess Air Force Base was named one of three ...



Fire breaks out at southwest Abilene apartment complex  Big Country Homepage

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - One person was burned during a 2-alarm fire at a south Abilene apartment complex Tuesday afternoon.



Mayor Williams reveals "number one goal" for Abilene in second Community Conversation  Big Country Homepage

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB) - Mayor Anthony Williams held his second Community Conversation Monday night, where he revealed his number one goal for the City ...



HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Odessa High advances to regional quarterfinals with win over Abilene High  Odessa American

LUBBOCK The Odessa High Bronchos bounced back Saturday to win the decisive third game of their Class 6A baseball area playoff series to extend their ...



Abilene man accused of sexually abusing two children  Big Country Homepage

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - An Abilene man accused of sexually abusing two children has been arrested. Lee Ramirez, 37, was taken into custody ...



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.



Arrested: Man accused of stealing several packages off Abilene doorsteps  Big Country Homepage

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - The man accused of stealing several packages off Abilene doorsteps has been arrested.



Report: Accused Abilene rapist previously attacked women during fight over weed  Big Country Homepage

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - An Abilene man accused of attempting to sexually assault multiple women over a 24-hour period is accused of previously ...



Cleanup still underway after Sunoco pipeline leak in southwest Abilene  Big Country Homepage

Crews are still working to cleanup the aftermath of a leaking Sunoco pipeline in southwest Abilene.



Sixteen-year-old girl reported missing in Abilene, person of interest named  Big Country Homepage

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - The Abilene Police Department (APD) issued an alert Thursday afternoon regarding a missing 16-year-old girl.



Family of Lin Rushing releases statement on Abilene businesswoman's murder  Big Country Homepage

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - The Rushing and Magovern family released a statement Wednesday regarding the murder of Lin Rushing, as well as the ...



Abilene Allies host prom for LGBTQ students at ACU  Big Country Homepage

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB) - Students in the LGBTQ community at ACU are receiving an outpouring of support after the announcement of a new policy banning ...



West Texas Fair and Rodeo 2018 Schedule of Events  Big Country Homepage

The West Texas Fair and Rodeo 2017 is scheduled to take place from Thursday, September 6 through Saturday, September 15, at the Taylor County Expo ...



Abilene ISD career and technical education director named finalist for top job in Veribest  ReporterNews.com

Ryder Appleton, who has led Abilene ISD's career and technical education department since 2016, was named finalist for the Veribest ISD superintendent.



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 ...



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