SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — Forecasters say four tornadoes struck parts of West Texas in severe weather that damaged some homes and businesses.
Status unclear for injured Kentucky star PJ Washington
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — PJ Washington wasn't wearing a cast on his left foot when he arrived at the Sprint Center on Thursday, and during the practice period open to the media he jogged, did some...
Top-seed Baylor women overwhelm NCAA 1st-timer ACU 95-38
WACO, Texas (AP) — Kalani Brown and her Baylor teammates got to be silly and goofy when their first-round women's NCAA Tournament game was over. They had a different kind of fun on the...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kentucky could afford to be down a man against NCAA Tournament newcomer Abilene Christian.
Going forward, the Wildcats are surely going to need that guy who was...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As the Kentucky Wildcats went through a casual shoot-around the day before their opening game of the NCAA tournament, complete with a blaring band and thousands of...
Abilene Christian coach will be busting from seams vs UK
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Golding hopes his team holds up better than his suit in the NCAA Tournament.
Golding ripped his pants celebrating Abilene Christian's seeding Sunday night and...
Abilene Christian gets 1st trip to NCAA Tournament
KATY, Texas (AP) — Breanna Wright scored 16 points, including two free throws with seven seconds remaining, and Abilene Christian held off Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 69-68 on Sunday in the...
Abilene Christian wins Southland for 1st NCAA berth
KATY, Texas (AP) — Jaylen Franklin couldn't hide his emotions after Abilene Christian's climb to its first NCAA Tournament was complete.
Jaren Lewis had 20 points and six rebounds, Franklin...
Ricks lifts Abilene Christian past SE Louisiana 69-66
KATY, Texas (AP) — Payten Ricks had 21 points as Abilene Christian edged past Southeastern Louisiana 69-66 in the semifinals of the Southland Conference tournament on Friday night.
SLU faces ACU in Southland semis
Southeastern Louisiana (17-15, 13-6) vs. No. 2 seed Abilene Christian (25-6, 14-4)
Southland Conference Tourney Semifinals, Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas; Friday, 7:30 p.m....
Lewis lifts Abilene Christian over Incarnate Word 81-52
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Jaren Lewis had 19 points to lead five Abilene Christian players in double figures as the Wildcats routed Incarnate Word 81-52 on Saturday.
Lamar looks to extend streak vs McNeese St.
McNeese State (9-21, 5-12) vs. Lamar (18-12, 11-6)
Montagne Center, Beaumont, Texas; Saturday, 5:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Lamar looks for its eighth straight conference win against...
Incarnate Word looks to end streak vs ACU
Incarnate Word (6-24, 1-16) vs. Abilene Christian (24-6, 13-4)
Moody Coliseum, Abilene, Texas; Saturday, 4:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Abilene Christian looks to extend Incarnate Word's...
Abilene Christian tops Stephen F. Austin 72-58
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Jaylen Franklin tallied 16 points and 10 assists to carry Abilene Christian to a 72-58 win over Stephen F. Austin on Tuesday night.
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SFA looks to sweep ACU
Stephen F. Austin (14-14, 7-9) vs. Abilene Christian (23-6, 12-4)
Moody Coliseum, Abilene, Texas; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Abilene Christian seeks revenge on Stephen F. Austin...
Incarnate Word looks to end streak vs Texas A&M-CC
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (11-17, 6-9) vs. Incarnate Word (6-22, 1-14)
Alice P. McDermott Convocation Center, San Antonio; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
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Lamar looks to extend streak vs SFA
Stephen F. Austin (14-13, 7-8) vs. Lamar (17-12, 10-6)
Montagne Center, Beaumont, Texas; Saturday, 5:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Lamar looks for its seventh straight conference win...
ACU looks to sweep Central Ark.
Abilene Christian (22-6, 11-4) vs. Central Arkansas (11-17, 6-9)
Farris Center, Conway, Arkansas; Saturday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Central Arkansas seeks revenge on Abilene Christian...
Abilene Christian defeats Texas A&M-CC 73-64
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — Jaren Lewis and Jaylen Franklin scored 16 points apiece as Abilene Christian defeated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 73-64 on Wednesday night. Hayden Farquhar added 12...
Lamar looks to extend streak vs HBU
Houston Baptist (10-15, 6-8) vs. Lamar (16-12, 9-6)
Montagne Center, Beaumont, Texas; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Lamar looks for its sixth straight conference win against...
Texas A&M-CC seeks revenge on ACU
Abilene Christian (21-6, 10-4) vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (11-16, 6-8)
American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST
Greenwood leads SE Louisiana over Abilene Christian 75-66
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Moses Greenwood had 27 points and 11 rebounds as Southeastern Louisiana defeated Abilene Christian 75-66 on Saturday.
Friday scores 15 to carry Abilene Christian over UIW 68-48
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jalone Friday registered 15 points as Abilene Christian easily defeated Incarnate Word 68-48 on Saturday.
Jaylen Franklin added 12 points, six rebounds and six assists for Abilene Christian (21-5, 10-3 Southland Conference).
Augustine Ene had 13 points and eight rebounds for the Cardinals (6-19, 1-11), whose losing streak reached 10 games.
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Sam Houston St. defeats Abilene Christian 90-85 in 2OT
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Marcus Harris scored 10 of his 23 points in the second extra period as Sam Houston State held on to beat Abilene Christian 90-85 in double overtime on Saturday to remain perfect in the Southland Conference.
Texas students don wigs in tribute to late painter Bob Ross
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — There were lots of happy little trees at one Texas middle school this week.
Man fatally shot in confrontation with West Texas officer
SNYDER, Texas (AP) — Police in West Texas say an officer has shot and killed a man during a confrontation between the two.
Police in Snyder, about 70 miles (113 kilometers) northwest of Abilene, say officer Whitney Merket was responding to a report of a suspicious person when she encountered the man Thursday evening.
Police Chief Brian Haggard says an altercation began that resulted in Merket firing her weapon and striking the man, who died at the scene.
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Franklin, Friday lead Abilene Christian past Lamar
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Jaylen Franklin scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half, Jalone Friday added 14 points and Abilene Christian defeated Lamar 75-64 on Wednesday night.
Franklin made 9 of 15 shots and Friday made 3 of 5 from the field and 7 of 10 free throws for the Wildcats (19-4, 8-2 Southland Conference). Abilene Christian shot 42 percent overall and made 5 of 15 3-pointers. However, the Wildcats made 20 of 26 free throws (77 percent).
Ex-Montana attorney accused of shooting husband in Texas
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Police in Texas say a former Montana county attorney shot and wounded her husband.
The Abilene Reporter News reports 47-year-old Jessica Cole-Hodgkinson faces an aggravated assault charge. She is jailed on a $50,000 bond after the shooting Sunday in Abilene.
Border Patrol agent struck, killed crossing highway
TYE, Texas (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent died in the line of duty over the weekend when she was struck and killed by a compact sport utility vehicle while crossing an Interstate 20 access road near Abilene.
Abilene Christian holds off Texas A&M-CC 78-71
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Jaren Lewis and Payten Ricks scored 18 points apiece and Abilene Christian nearly blew a 17-point second-half lead but held off Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 78-71 on Wednesday night to beat the Islanders for the first time in 10 tries.
B.J. Maxwell scored 16 points and Jaylen Franklin dished six assists for the Wildcats (18-4, 7-2 Southland Conference), who made 12 of 24 3-pointers and scored 25 points off of 19 Inslanders' turnovers.
Abilene Christian rolls past Central Arkansas, 79-56
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Jalone Friday scored 17 points and Abilene Christian claimed sole possession of second place in the Southland Conference by beating Central Arkansas, 79-56 on Saturday.
The Wildcats bounced back from a tough 61-60 loss at Stephen F. Austin that saw the Lumberjacks score eight points in the final :26 to pull out a win that snapped a four-game win streak.
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ABILENE, Texas (AP) _ First Financial Bankshares Inc. (FFIN) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter profit of $38.4 million.
The bank, based in Abilene, Texas, said it had earnings of 56 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 58 cents per share.
The results met Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 58 cents per share.
Bogues leads way as SFA rallies in final seconds
NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) — Shannon Bogues scored the final 5 points and Stephen F. Austin rallied from a 7-point deficit in the final 26 seconds to defeat Abilene Christian 61-60 on Wednesday night.
Davonte Fitzgerald made 1 of 2 free throws with 26 seconds left to start the rally, Kevon Harris dunked for two more points and Bogues hit a jumper at 0:13 followed by a 3-pointer for the lead with 5 seconds to go.
Balanced Abilene Christian rolls past Northwestern St. 78-69
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — B.J. Maxwell had 19 points, seven rebounds and five assists to lead Abilene Christian to a 78-69 victory over Northwestern State on Saturday night for its fourth straight win.
Abilene Christian (16-3, 5-1 Southland Conference) never trailed and had a double-digit lead for most of the game.
Jalone Friday added 17 points and seven rebounds for the Wildcats. Jaren Lewis chipped in with 15 points and nine rebounds, and Payten Ricks had 10 points.
Havar, Abilene Zoo’s white Bengal tiger, dies
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Havar, the white Bengal tiger that has been one of the Abilene Zoo's star attractions for 9½ years, has died at an age estimated between 18 and 20 years.
An Abilene Zoo statement says the big cat died Friday morning of natural causes in the presence of the zoo's care team. The zoo said that "although Havar was considered geriatric, his death has come unexpectedly."
Dr. Stephanie Carle, the zoo veterinarian, said Havar "was such an incredible tiger and was loved by us all."
Friday leads Abilene Christian past Houston Baptist 75-68
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Jalone Friday scored 21 points and Jaren Lewis added 13 and Abilene Christian beat Houston Baptist 75-68 on Wednesday night.
The Wildcats (15-3, 4-1 Southland Conference) have won three straight and are averaging 74.3 points in that span. The Huskies entered leading the conference in scoring at 82.2 points per game while the Wildcats were tops in scoring defense allowing 63.4 per game.
Delaney scores 30, Sam Houston State holds on for 71-68 win
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Sam Houston State watched a 25-point lead evaporate but a Josh Delaney free throw with 4.2 seconds remaining was enough to defeat Abilene Christian 71-68 on Saturday.
Abilene Christian had just enough time to get off a last 3-pointer, but BJ Maxwell's shot hit the front of the rim.
Abilene Christian rallies to beat New Orleans 68-58
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Payten Ricks scored 14 points, B.J. Maxwell added 13 with three 3-pointers and Abilene Christian rallied to beat New Orleans 68-58 in Wednesday night's Southland Conference opener to win its third straight.
Abilene Christian grabs 11th win, beating McMurry 88-40
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Joe Pleasant had 17 points and Jalone Friday added 12 as Abilene Christian had little trouble with Division III McMurry, rolling to an 88-40 victory on Saturday afternoon.
Hayden Farquhar added 11 points with eight rebounds for the Wildcats who outscored McMurry 50-20 in the paint. Jaylen Franklin had nine points to go with four steals.
No. 11 Texas Tech thumps ACU to close out Coliseum
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech said goodbye to its longtime home with a blowout victory.
Jarrett Culver scored a career-high 30 points, Matt Mooney added 14 and the 11th-ranked Red Raiders raced past Abilene Christian 82-48 in the final game at sold-out Lubbock Municipal Coliseum.
Texas Tech (10-0) called the Coliseum home from 1956-99, and Saturday was the second throwback game in the building. It will close next summer after a rodeo event.
Up to 6 inches of snow piles up in West Texas
SWEETWATER, Texas (AP) — As much as 8 inches (200 millimeters) of snow has accumulated in parts of West Texas as a winter storm swirls over the area.
The snow accumulation late Thursday prompted state highway officials to close Texas Route 70 about 8 miles (13 kilometers) south of Sweetwater, about 180 miles (290 kilometers) west of Fort Worth.
Storm dumps more than 10 inches of snow in parts of Texas
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Residents in parts of West and North Texas continue digging out of a winter storm that dumped more than 10 inches of snow in some locations.
The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports Lubbock received more than 10 inches of snow from late Friday through Saturday.
Abilene Christian goes batty in 93-53 win over Schreiner
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Jalone Friday scored 21 points, Hayden Farquhar added 15 and grabbed five rebounds, and Abilene Christian beat Division III Schreiner University 93-53 on Saturday in a game that was briefly delayed when a bat landed on the floor and was scooped up in a big fishing net.
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Arkansas City 66, Derby 57
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Beloit 63, Clay Center 44
Bishop Miege 69, East (Kansas City), Mo. 16
Buhler 58, Hutchinson 50
Burlingame 56, Lyndon 45
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