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SCAM WARNING: Taylor County Sheriff’s Office says a caller is impersonating a deputy, demanding money

TAYLOR COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) issued a scam warning Wednesday, after receiving multiple reports of someone impersonating a sheriff’s deputy over the phone. According to a Facebook post from TCSO, the impersonator will demand money from Taylor County residents and businesses, and tell the call recipients that they will […]
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Texas: Big Country Wheat Conference, Abilene, Aug. 18

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present the annual Big Country Wheat Conference on Aug. 18 in Abilene. The event will be held at the Taylor County Expo Center, 1700 Texas Highway 36. It will start with registration at 8 a.m. in Big Country Hall followed by the event from 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
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Taylor County Sheriff’s Office announces crack down in compliance checks for Registered Sex Offenders

TAYLOR COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Registered Sex Offenders in Taylor County should expect an increase in compliance checks from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO). According to a Facebook post from the TCSO, two-person units from TCSO’s Criminal Investigations Division and Patrol Division Deputies visited the homes of all 48 Sex Offenders in Taylor County […]
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COVID-19: Taylor County adds 132 cases Monday; Brown County sees 189 cases last week

The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District reported Monday 132 new cases of COVID-19, 40 of which were confirmed by polymerase chain reaction testing. Active cases Monday totaled 1,498 (405 PCR tests and 1,093 antigen tests), compared to 1,533 Friday and 1,595 the week previous. The percentage of COVID-19 inpatients in the 16-county Abilene trauma service area was...
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Kids learn to land a job, or a fish

There are two items I want to cover this week. One involves students in eighth grade through high school who need to know how to make an impression during a job interview. The other is for any age with one common interest: Fishing. And if you are also interested in helping out Boy Scouts of America, that’s a double plus.
ABILENE, TX
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Grand Jury List: 13/15 cases involving drugs in Taylor County were for meth

Editor’s Note: A Grand Jury indicted the following suspects on felony charges in Taylor County, Texas, August 4. All individuals named below are considered not guilty unless deemed otherwise in a court of law. Heather Lynn Wells – Possession of Methamphetamine  Crystal Crawford – Possession of Methamphetamine  Colten West – Assault Family Violence  Colten West […]
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COVID-19: Taylor County adds 71 cases Friday, sees uptick in active numbers

The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District on Friday reported 71 new cases of COVID-19, 23 of which were confirmed by polymerase chain reaction testing. Active cases Friday totaled 1,533 (418 PCR tests and 1,115 antigen tests), compared to 1,516 Thursday and 1,572 the week previous. The percentage of COVID-19 inpatients in the 16-county Abilene trauma service area...
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Inflation raises costs of historic 1915 Abilene courthouse restoration

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Rising inflation rates have significantly raised the cost for a Downtown Abilene project: restoring the 1915 courthouse. However, even with Taylor County having faced overbudgeting problems last year, the project is still on and won’t immediately impact the tax payer’s dollars. KTAB/KRBC was able to meet with Taylor County Judge Downing […]
ABILENE, TX
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Residents can rest easy after arson arrest

ABILENE, Texas — Dawn Fullerton says that, “I can feel at peace, happy and much more comfortable in our neighborhood.”. Fullerton lives near where the house that burned down on Tuesday morning and she says the suspect Jay Pace is well known in the area. We went to...
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COVID-19: Taylor County adds 41 cases Thursday

The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District reported Thursday 41 new cases of COVID-19, eight of which were confirmed by polymerase chain reaction testing. Active cases Thursday totaled 1,516 (407 PCR tests and 1,109 antigen tests), compared to 1,553 Wednesday and 1,548 the week previous. The percentage of COVID-19 inpatients in the 16-county Abilene trauma service area was...
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Taylor County extends burn ban through October 30

TAYLOR COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Taylor County commissioners have voted to extend the the burn ban for another 90 days. The burn ban will now be in effect though October 30, unless it rescinded before that time. This means that anyone found in violation of the ban will face a Class C misdemeanor fine. Violations […]
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Burn ban issued for Taylor County

ABILENE, Texas — Taylor County has renewed their burn ban, starting today. According to court documents, the ban comes after several weeks of dry conditions and heavy fuel accumulations in the unincorporated areas of the county. Any violation of this order is a Class C Misdemeanor and it will...
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COVID-19: Taylor County adds 55 cases Wednesday

The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District reported Wednesday 55 new cases of COVID-19, 10 of which were confirmed by polymerase chain reaction testing. Active cases Wednesday totaled 1,553 (428 PCR tests and 1,125 antigen tests), compared to 1,604 Tuesday and 1,523 the week previous. The percentage of COVID-19 inpatients in the 16-county Abilene trauma service area was...
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