County commissioners to discuss fire academy

By Rick Phelps

The county commissioners will meet Feb. 8 and will discuss possible approval of burning permits associated with the annual fire academy held at Camp Bowie. The court […]

HPU recognizes academic success

Howard Payne University honored 264 students for academic success during the fall 2015 semester. Students must earn a 4.0 grade point average to be named to the President’s List, a 3.65-3.99 grade point average to […]

Candidate forum attended by more than 500

By Rick Phelps

Thursday evening, 19 local candidates running for local and area offices spoke before a crowd of more than 500 at the Brown County Republican Forum held at Victory Life Church. Precinct 1 […]

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The Latest: Tornado Strikes Women’s Prison, Damages Building

Several Nebraska schools and businesses remain closed for a second day as workers attempt to reopen snow-covered roads

School Kisses Valentine’s Day and Other Holidays Goodbye

A Minnesota elementary school has kissed Valentine's Day goodbye, along with Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas

Super Bowl 50: Life Was Much Different Last Time San Francisco Hosted

Averages gas prices were $1,09 per gallon and "Dynasty" was the number one show.

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Man struck with baseball bat, robbed outside Abilene strip club

A man was robbed outside an Abilene strip club early Tuesday morning, according to Abilene police.

Merkel man accused of sexually assaulting child free on bond

A Merkel man accused of sexually assaulting a child is out of jail on bond.

Probe underway into ‘serious acts of hazing’ at McMurry University

An investigation is underway into a “report of serious acts of hazing” from one of the men’s social clubs at McMurry University.

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Merle Haggard Cancels Show Last-Minute Due to Illness

Merle Haggard was forced to cancel a concert at the last minute on Tuesday (Feb. 2) due to ongoing concerns over his health. Continue reading…

Joey + Rory Share Life Update With Heartwarming Photo

Joey + Rory have been sharing their journey with the world as Joey Feek continues her losing battle with Stage 4 cancer. Some days are better than others, and Wednesday (Feb. 3) was a difficult one for Rory Feek, as he shared with fans on social media. Continue reading…

Garth Brooks Returns to Louisville

Garth Brooks will bring his live show to Louisville, Ky., for the first time in nearly a decade. Continue reading…

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