Abilene Shopping Scare It seems like every day we hear about the economy taking a hit... Now, Big Country shoppers are experiencing the economic slowdown first hand. Just take a look at this list of stores that recently shutdown or will soon. From fashion hot-spots like the Gap to low-price superstore Steve & Barrys. - Gap Outlet Store - Goodys - Steve & Barrys - Dunlap - Steinmart Steinmart corporate officials say the decision is made for a store to close when sales expectations are not met, and current economic conditions pose a challenge for retailers. Steinmart will close by the end of January, 2009, and Steve and Barrys has yet to announce its closing date. Local business owners say if more people would participate in the decennial census, it would help them to meet consumers needs. The Abilene Industrial Foundation is beginning a campaign to encourage all residents to respond to the 2010 Census by accurately completing the questionnaire. In 2001, 67% of the Big Country participated. They want more to partake in the upcoming census in order to know and meet the needs of the Abilene community.
Texas Higher Ed Graduations Increase, Board Finds
Texas public universities awarded more than 50,000 bachelor's degrees in spring 2013, an increase of more than 5,000 from 2012, according to preliminary data from...
Criminal Justice Bills a Mixed Bag for Business Group
This session, the Texas Association of Business put a focus on legislation related to criminal justice, as it advocated for bills aimed at helping ex-offenders get...
Webcast: Video Released of Officer Shot During Traffic Stop
The Montague County Sheriff's Office has released the dash camera video of a shooting incident in which a sheriff's officer suffered three gunshot wounds.
Abilene, Hamby Fighting Grass Fire North of I-20
Firefighters from Hamby and Abilene are fighting a large grass fire near the 2200 block of north Elmdale Road just north of I-20.
APD: Man Crashes, Urinates on Road During Records Check
APD responds to a call about a man hitting a fence with his vehicle. During a records check, the man urinates on the side of...
Page 2 of 640