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  • Abilene Animal Shelter closed for construction, re-open Monday

    Published On: Nov 22 2014 09:04:01 PM CST
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    The Abilene Animal Shelter is closed Saturday and Sunday for construction.

    The shelter is closed due to work and repairs in the front office area.

    It will re-open Monday morning at 10:30 a.m.

    Any animals that were impounded on Friday after 5 p.m. can be reclaimed on Monday.

  • Taylor County couple adopts twin girls on National Adoption Day

    By Jeff Cramer, Weekend Anchor/Reporter, jcramer@ktxs.com
    Published On: Nov 21 2014 06:08:57 PM CST
    Updated On: Nov 21 2014 07:21:27 PM CST
    ABILENE, Texas -

    November is National Adoption Awareness month and Friday at the Taylor County Courthouse an adoption ceremony was held as part of National Adoption Day.

    Hunter and Kelsey Aycock have a lot to be thankful for this year. The couple just adopted twin girls Friday; their first children.

    “It feels amazing,” said Hunter Aycock, the new official father of the twins. “The girls have been in our home for quite some time, we’ve been mom and dad for their whole lives so now it’s making it official and feels amazing.”

    The Aycock’s along with three other families adopted children Friday…a day none of those families will ever forget.

    “We’re able to start our family and move on, it’s a great family,” said Kelsey Aycock, mother of the twins.

    Amy Elizondo, a child protective services specialist, says the smiles on these families’ faces are unmatched.

    “National Adoption Day is incredible,” said Elizondo. “It’s celebrated nationally but it’s incredible for these families because they’re a new unified family and we get to see this whole process.”

    So, what’s next for the Aycock family?

    “Its nap time,” said Kelsey Aycock. The family also plans to have a celebration Friday night.

    For more information on National Adoption Awareness month, click here.

  • PLAYOFF SCOREBOARD: Latest scores from Abilene, the Big Country

    Published On: Sep 28 2012 09:05:54 PM CDT
    Updated On: Nov 22 2014 12:53:55 PM CST
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    Abilene High 55, Wolfforth Frenship 34 (Final)

    Abilene Wylie 75, Levelland 21 (Final)

    Stephenville 69, Lubbock Estacado 60 (Final)

    Sweetwater 46, Bridgeport 14 (Final)

    Big Spring 48, Andrews 34 (Final)

    Cisco 49, Post 7 (Final)

    Eastland 38, Coleman 28 (Final)

    Winters 26, Munday 13 (Final)

    Graham 41, Seminole 13 (Final)

    Wellington 20, Stamford 7 (Final)

    Celina 43, Monahans 15 (Final)

    Gordon 24, Zephyr 22 (Final)

    Abernathy 52, Hawley 21 (Final)

    Newton 56, Dublin 13 (Final)

    Ira 70, Garden City 22 (Final)

    May 65, Santa Anna 20 (Final)

    Sands 72, Blackwell 60 (Final)

    Loraine 45, Buena Vista 41 (Final)

    Throckmorton 70, Motley County 22 (Final)

    Spearman 62, Alpine 36 (Final)

  • 18-wheeler jack-knifes, blocks traffic on I-20

    By Christian Collins, Reporter/Weekend Producer, ccollins@ktxs.com
    Published On: Nov 22 2014 04:58:33 PM CST
    Updated On: Nov 22 2014 07:49:35 PM CST
    ABILENE, Texas -

    An 18-wheeler lost control and ran off of the road on I-20 just before Exit 267 at around 1:15 Saturday afternoon.

    The truck slid and crashed into the steel cables separating the two sides of the interstate. No other cars were involved.

    The accident blocked traffic all the way to Exit 270 after it occurred.

    No injuries have been reported.

  • Crash east of Texarkana kills 3 college students

    Published On: Nov 22 2014 08:02:25 PM CST
    Fatal crash
    TEXARKANA, Texas -

    A pre-dawn highway crash outside Texarkana has killed three college students.

    The Texarkana Gazette cites Arkansas State Police officials in reporting that the crash occurred around 1:40 a.m. Saturday on Interstate 30, just east of Texarkana. Few other details were immediately available.

    A statement on the website of Texas A&M-Texarkana said students Daniel Gonzalez and Nathaniel Rodriguez had been killed.

    Also killed was Sofia George, a Texarkana College student who the statement indicated had previously attended A&M-Texarkana.

    A university spokesman said Gonzalez and Rodriguez lived at the A&M-Texarkana dormitory. The ages and hometowns of the three victims were not provided.

    The university said it had counselors and staff on campus to provide grieving services.

  • EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Historic giraffe feeding bridge demolished at Abilene Zoo

    In this exclusive video, KTXS photographer Joe Fry captured the demolition Friday morning of the historic giraffe feeding bridge at the Abilene Zoo to make way for the new $3.8 million Giraffe Safari exhibit. The bridge was 50 years old. The new exhibit will double the space of the old exhibit and allow the zoo to start a breeding program.

    Exclusive video by Joe Fry/KTXS News

    (If you cannot see this on your phone or device, please use your browser to go to www.ktxs.com or m.ktxs.com)

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  • Loraine downs No. 10 Buena Vista in thriller, 51-47

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