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  1. Ex-Abilene schools leader gets probation over fraud, abuseRead the original story

    Yesterday | KSWO

    A former West Texas educator must serve three years of probation for not immediately reporting alleged improper relationships between teachers and students. Heath Burns in February resigned as superintendent of the Abilene Independent School District.


  2. Last 2 sentenced in Abilene drug case linked to vehiclesRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 20 | KSWO

    The leader of a West Texas drug trafficking ring has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for smuggling marijuana in vehicle speakers. Officials say 43-year-old Fabricio Abelardo Perez of Abilene was sentenced Thursday to 13 years in federal prison.


  3. Police commanders punished in aftermath of Texas killingRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 19 | KSWO

    A West Texas assistant police chief has been suspended and two other commanders reprimanded for their roles during the high-profile investigation into the 2012 killing of a 15-year-old boy. Interim Lubbock Police Chief Jerry Brewer said during a news conference Wednesday that an internal review found "policy violations and procedural errors" by police in the aftermath of Mark Anthony Ysasaga's death.


  4. Actions of West Texas police force gain broad scrutinyRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 18 | KSWO

    The videotaped beating of a 20-year-old Mexican man by a police officer is raising further questions about a Texas city's police department, which was already under heavy scrutiny. Lubbock police in June alone saw their police chief demoted, had the U.S. Department of Justice claim their hiring practices are discriminatory and were criticized for the handling of a high-profile murder investigation.


  5. Wildfire in West Texas burns thousands of acresRead the original story

    Monday Aug 17 | KSWO

    An official says a wildfire that's burned about 5,500 of acres of ranchland over the weekend in West Texas is expected to be contained by the end of the day. Tom Green County emergency services manager Steve Mild said that fire crews had been able to contain about 50 percent of the fire by midday Monday and are expected to get around the entire fire by the end of the day.


  6. Demolition set for fire-damaged West Texas elementaryRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 16 | KSWO

    Demolition has been set for an elementary school in a small West Texas town that was heavily damaged by a fire last year. The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports that demolition will start later this month while construction is set to being on a new elementary by early November.


  7. No injuries in West Texas earthquake, near Fort StocktonRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 13 | KSWO

    The U.S. Geological Survey says the 3.0 magnitude quake happened at 3:49 p.m. CDT Wednesday and was centered 19 miles west-northwest of Fort Stockton.


  8. Drug ring members get life in prison for murder over methRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 6 | KSWO

    Four members of a West Texas drug ring have been sentenced to life in federal prison after their convictions of murder in a dispute over crystal methamphetamine. Forty-year-old Raymond Hernandez Olgin Jr., 34-year-old Rudolfo Romero Parades, 40-year-old Stacey Louise Castillo and 32-year-old Anthony Ryan Gonzalez face up to life in prison.


  9. Vacant West Texas lockup chosen to house sex offendersRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 2 | KSWO

    A long-vacant lockup in a remote part of West Texas has been chosen to house Texas' most violent sex offenders. The Houston Chronicle reports that after a year-long search, state officials say about 190 men convicted of sex crimes will be held at the privately-owned Billy Clayton Detention Center in Littlefield, about 36 miles northwest of Lubbock.


  10. Man arrested in fatal shooting in San Angelo, body in streetRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 30 | KSWO

    Police say a West Texas driver has been charged with killing an acquaintance who was hit while riding a bicycle and then fatally shot. Tom Green County jail records show Stephano Culbreath of San Angelo was being held Thursday on murder and possession of a controlled substance charges.


  11. 34 deer killed in Texas for chronic wasting disease testingRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 29 | KSWO

    State officials have euthanized 34 deer at a breeding ranch in Medina County where a buck tested positive for chronic wasting disease last month. The San Antonio Express-News reports the deer were euthanized for testing Tuesday at the Texas Mountain Ranch in Hondo.


  12. East Texas man arrested for 1989 slaying of West Texas teenRead the original story

    Jul 25, 2015 | KSWO

    An East Texas man has been arrested in the stabbing death of a West Texas teenage girl 26 years ago. Thompson Ward Stricklen Jr. is in Ector County Jail in Odessa jailed on murder and sexual assault charges.


  13. Texas officials to vote on $1B for water projectsRead the original story

    Jul 20, 2015 | KSWO

    State officials will vote later this week on approving $1 billion in loans and financial help to fund future water projects across Texas. Many of the 21 projects are in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas, where the population is expected to grow.


  14. Man indicted on murder charge, 2012 killing of Lubbock teenRead the original story

    Jul 15, 2015 | KSWO

    A convicted burglar has been indicted in the 2012 fatal shooting of a 15-year-old West Texas boy whose remains were found last month. Jose Simental of Brownfield was indicted Tuesday on a murder charge in the slaying of Mark Ysasaga .


  15. 2 Texas prisons in Abilene experience water flow issuesRead the original story

    Jul 11, 2015 | KSWO

    Showers have been limited for inmates at two West Texas prisons as authorities investigate what caused a drop in water pressure. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says the issue involves the Robertson Unit and the Middleton Unit, both in Abilene.


  16. Texas clerk issues 'declaration' in opposing same-sex unionsRead the original story

    Jul 7, 2015 | KSWO

    A county clerk in West Texas is refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples and asks state leaders in a self-described "declaration" to "protect natural marriage from lawless court opinions." The objection by Irion County Clerk Molly Criner to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that legalized gay marriage refers to prior court decisions, state resolutions from 1798 and the writings of Martin Luther King Jr. in arguing that marriage "between one man and one woman remains the law in Texas."


  17. Ex-probation officer gets prison for Texas sex traffickingRead the original story

    Jun 30, 2015 | KSWO

    A former juvenile probation officer in West Texas has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for his role in a gang-related sex trafficking ring. Prosecutors say McCullouch was among four men convicted in January of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of persons.


  18. 4 killed in SUV wreck east of Fort StocktonRead the original story

    Jun 29, 2015 | KSWO

    A mother and three of her children have been killed in a West Texas traffic accident that left two other relatives hurt. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the wreck happened late Sunday morning on Interstate 10, about 31 miles east of Fort Stockton.


  19. Funeral services Monday for officer killed in crash with SUVRead the original story

    Jun 28, 2015 | KSWO

    The funeral for a West Texas police sergeant killed when his motorcycle was struck by another vehicle will be held Monday. Services will be held at Foster Communications Coliseum in San Angelo for Sgt.


  20. San Angelo motorcycle officer killed in crash with SUVRead the original story

    Jun 26, 2015 | KSWO

    A veteran West Texas police officer has died after his motorcycle was struck by another vehicle while helping escort a parade of boats. Authorities say the SUV pulled out of a parking lot and hit a motorcycle ridden by Kennedy, who was a San Angelo police officer for nearly 20 years.


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