Welcome Tim Walker! Our new editor and publisher for the Abilene Star!

14 November 2008, 1:01 am

Tim Walker

The Abilene Star is please to announce that we are starting the publication of our online daily newspaper. Our Editor has been selected, and we are proud to welcome Tim Walker to the paper! Tim will be covering the events and news in our region. Please check back daily for local news and updates on... Read More »

West Texas retiree, veteran has artistic way with welding

23 June 2018, 6:33 pm

ABILENE, Texas (AP) - The creative life. Its curse can be that the wheels never stop turning, the fire always needs to burn, the spigot always is open. The Abilene Reporter-News reports but just as powerfully, it can be a blessing as well. The act of a ...... Read More »

Small hidden camera discovered in women's bathroom in Abilene

23 June 2018, 11:50 am

KTXS, a CNN news affiliate in Abilene, Texas, reports a female customer discovered the small camera Friday afternoon inside the bathroom. The woman, who didn't want to be identified, told KTXS News,"When I flushed the toilet, I noticed an unusual small ...... Read More »

Travel: Stories abound in Abilene

22 June 2018, 4:33 am

ABILENE, Texas — Visitors will hear a lot of stories in this part of Texas. Some are even true. But truth or myth, history or make-believe, the tales to be found in Abilene will surely resonate with anyone who has ever watched a television Western or ...... Read More »

Retail gasoline prices in Texas drop 4 cents per gallon; Abilene down a nickle

21 June 2018, 7:51 am

COPPELL, Texas (AP) — Retail gasoline prices in Texas and across the country have declined this week. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price age the pump statewide dropped 4 cents to settle at $2.69 per gallon. Nationwide gasoline prices ...... Read More »

Abilene prepares for possibility of 'tent city' at Dyess AFB

18 June 2018, 11:45 pm

ABILENE, Texas -- Abilene, Texas, is many hundreds of miles away from the immigration crisis unfolding on our country's border; hundreds of mile away, for now. The federal government confirmed to WFAA Monday that Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene is one of ...... Read More »

Abilene a Candidate for a New 'Tent City'

18 June 2018, 12:27 pm

The city of Abilene is preparing for a possible influx of unaccompanied immigrant children from the Texas border. U.S. Health and Human Services confirmed Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene is among locations being considered for a new "tent city."... Read More »

Getting to know Jack Rentz: Abilene's newest Council member

18 June 2018, 1:40 am

ABILENE, Texas (KRBC) - A heated runoff election leading to Jack Rentz unseating, Councilman Bruce Kreitler from place two in the Abilene City Council. "I did not run with an agenda. My only agenda is do what's best for Abilene so we got to figure out what ...... Read More »

Central Texas men killed in plane crash northwest of Abilene

17 June 2018, 3:04 pm

The Texas Department of Public Safety said the single-engine Cessna 172N plane struck power lines before crashing into the bottom of a canyon on a ranch northwest of Abilene. The crash killed 33-year-old Dallas Lee McMahon of Austin and 38-year-old Jay ...... Read More »

Texas high school rodeo team determined at Abilene event

17 June 2018, 12:34 pm

The top four finishers in each event held at the Taylor County Coliseum make up the Texas team that will compete July 15-21 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. Results are from the THSRA website. "Others" represents competitors from the Big Country in each event.... Read More »

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