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Photo by: Rudy Fernandez
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What Dr. Seuss Book is More Popular in Abilene? [POLL]

With the Dr. Seuss Festival (a.k.a. The C.A.L.F. Children’s Art and Literacy Festival ) coming up in downtown Abilene Father’s Day weekend, here is your chance to vote for your favorite Dr. Seuss book. Is ‘The Cat In The Hat’ Abilene’s favorite book?  Or will it be ‘The Grinch’, ‘The Lorax’, ‘Horton Hears A Who’ or ‘Green Eggs And Ham’? I will be reading ‘Hop On Pop’ Father’s day Sunday, at the Abilene Zoo. So, I ask what is your favorite Dr. Seuss book?

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Category: Abilene News, Events
Flickr-Mike Baird
Flickr-Mike Baird
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Bikers Will Participate in Fun Run for Abilene’s New Diaper Bank

Saturday June 2nd, there will be a bike run in Buffalo Gap benefiting, ‘Baija’s Promise Ministries’. This fundraising event will help Baija’s Promise fill a warehouse with diapers, thus the name for the bike run, ‘Bikers for Bottoms’. Baija’s Promise Ministries is a nonprofit organization that ministers to young pregnant teens and helps provide them with diapers and other essentials that a young teen mother needs to help raise a child.

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Category: Abilene News, Events
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Flickr - Seth Lemmons
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Dyess AFB Troops Farewell Golf Tournament Date is Set

The Dyess AFB Annual Farewell Golf Tournament to support our troops as they all join together for a big farewell to our departing members and welcome those coming home to Dyess. The Mesquite Grove Golf Course at Dyess is one of the best maintained courses in West Texas for active military, retirees, families and civilians. You’re invited to join in as a sponsor for this popular event.

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Getty Images, Kevork Djansezian
Getty Images, Kevork Djansezian
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Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene to Honor Heroes on Memorial Day

The Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene will host a special ceremony honoring real-life heroes in the Big Country this Memorial Day. This commemoration is open to veterans and all those who support them.

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Abilene Ruff Riders Military Appreciation Night May 28th

What could be more American than some football and our military? The Abilene Ruff Riders have been on the road the last 3 weeks but this Memorial Day Monday they will be at home and celebrating our military.  Military Appreciation Night will be full of fun, football and give-a-ways.

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The Dr. Seuss Festival is Coming to Abilene

The Cultiral Affairs Council is putting on the Children’s Art and Literacy Festival (CALF) or as many are calling it the Dr. Suess Festival. It all kicks off during Art Walk on Thursday, June 14th and continues through Sunday, June 17th, 2012. Downtown Abilene will be transformed into the imaginative world of Dr. Seuss. View all his work at the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature (NCCIL) and at The Center for Contemporary Arts. Children will enjoy dramatic presentations from eight different Dr. Seuss books throughout the four day event. Meet the Dr. Suess characters, see the movies and take in the art works of Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) while visiting some of our historic landmark locations in downtown Abilene.

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Category: Abilene News, Events, Videos
Getty Images, Spencer Platt
Getty Images, Spencer Platt
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Abilene Coin & Collectible Show Set for June 8th and 9th

If you’ve ever been interested in rare coins and other collectibles, there’s an event coming to Abilene that’s right up your alley. The Abilene Civic Center will host the Abilene Coin & Collectible Show on June 8th and 9th.

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Category: Abilene News, Events
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Abilene Fire Fighters to Fill the Boot for MDA This Weekend

Wow! Has it been a year already? The Abilene fire fighters and Dyess AFB fire fighters ‘Fill the Boot’ campaign for M.D.A. will take place this weekend May 10th, 11th and 12th, 2012. The two major intersections the fire fighters will be collecting at are: SW Drive and the Winters Freeway and at North 10th and Judge Ely Blvd.

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Category: Abilene News, Events
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Facebook.com/western heritage classic
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Western Heritage Classic Hits Abilene this Weekend

The Western Heritage Classic is back this Thursday through Saturday bringing lots of fun and visitors to the Abilene area. The event has been bringing ranchers, rodeo cowboys and spectators to Abilene since 1985. It didn’t have the name “Western Heritage” at the time and it was a small 5 event competition for some local ranch hands. Over the years the event has grown to be a major part of the spring line up at the Taylor Co. Coliseum and brings in some of the biggest and best ranches around to compete for honors and braggin’ rights.

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Category: Abilene News, Events
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Abilene Readies for Range & Brush Field Day and "Heritage Tour"

In the cattle business, things are different from any other time in history. Grass has never been worth more than it is today, and brush and weeds have never been more costly than they are today. For that

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Rainwater Harvesting Seminar Thursday, May 10th at the Abilene Public Library

Rain is a very precious thing in our part of the world as we’ve seen with recent droughts. However, there are some things we can do to preserve what we do have and receive from nature. It’s called “Rainwater Harvesting” and you can find out all the ways to conserve and protect our water resources by attending the free workshop at the Abilene Public Library on Thursday, May 10th.

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Medical City Children's Hospital
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Medical City Children’s Hospital Air Ambulance Begins Service to Abilene

Medical City’s air ambulance plane begins flying this week, with a stop in Abilene Wednesday at Abilene Aero, 2850 Airport Boulevard. The public is invited to come out from 1 – 6 p.m. Flight nurses will show the air ambulance to children, and give them toy glider planes. Admission is free.

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