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Abilene Native & Cardinals Pitcher John Lackey Trades Babe Ruth Autograph for Jersey Number

Pro athletes, in many cases, are really attached to their uniform number. So, when a veteran is traded to a new team and his number is taken, tradition states that the veteran gets his number but there's typically a price attached to the exchange. The veteran will typically write the younger player a nice check, take him to dinner or give him a watch. What John Lackey did to get his coveted No. 41 was huge.

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The Fort Griffin State Historic Site Guided Tours in Albany are Back Aug 30th

The Fort Griffin State Historic Site are back starting Aug. 30th. Guided tours will consist of stories and history of the wild west Texas frontier, while experiencing what it was like being in the military in the 1870’s. In the evening, campfire tales, stories of cattle drives and other frontier adventures. The tours end with a night of star gazing with local astronomers and their telescopes. Here's how to get tickets.

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Abilene Facebook Group “Abilenee Swap Meet” Continues to Give CraigsList and Ebay Competition

I came across a new way to clear out our "yard sale" pile in the garage, and do a little shopping for myself, without leaving the house. Abilenee Swap Meet is the name, but I call it an addiction.

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Buffalo Gap Historic Village Presents Their Annual ‘Comanche Moon Social’ Fundraiser October 4th

The Buffalo Gap Historic Village will be filled with live history on October 4th with the 'Comanche Moon Social'. This event will include a one-person play called 'Teddy Roosevelt's Texas Adventure' featuring Joe Wiegand. Joe was recently featured on the History Channel's show 'The Men Who Built America'.

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State Fair of Texas Announces – ‘Big Tex Choice’ Finalists [PHOTOS]

The State Fair of Texas has announced the finalists for their "2014 Big Tex Choice Awards", including a chicken fried baked potato, and a beer. For the "Original State Brew" a Funnel Cake Ale.

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West Texas Rehab to Host Annual Tim Hamilton Memorial Golf Classic Oct. 10th

It's time for the 4th annual West Texas Rehab/Hospice of the Big Country Tim Hamilton Memorial Golf Classic. This years tournament will be held at the Fairway Oaks Golf Course. Director of Donor Relations Dan Huggins said "anyone can sign up whether you're a single player or a 4 person team." All golfers are encouraged to sign up, here's how.   

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Fight Night 9 Amateur MMA Cage Fights August 23rd at Abilene Civic Center

If you're a fan of UFC, Ultimate Fighter, or just anything that has to do with mixed martial arts, then you definitely wanna attend Fight Night 9 at the Abilene Civic Center.

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Rick Perry Indicted on Two Charges of Abuse of Power

UPDATE (8/16): Gov. Perry addressed Friday's indictments in a short press conference, today.  "We don’t settle political differences with indictments in this country," he said. "It is outrageous that some would use partisan political theatrics to rip away at the very fabric of our state’s constitution. This indictment amounts to nothing more than abuse of power and I cannot and I will not allow that to happen." Perry further added: "I intend to fight against those who would erode our state’s constitution and laws purely for political purposes and I intend to win."

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Abilene Community Theatre to Present ‘Steel Magnolias’ August 21-30

The Abilene Community Theatre is offering the opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy a night of great entertainment. You won't want to miss the ACT's production of 'Steel Magnolias', opening August 21st.

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Miracle Treat Day to Benefit Children’s Miracle Network is August 14th

Hot Summer days are perfect for a little frozen treat of some kind, and if you're looking for an excuse to partake of some creamy goodness, I'm about to give you one. Dairy Queen has partnered with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals for 'Miracle Treat Day'. Here's how you can participate.

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Teen Lives In Corsicana Walmart For Four Days Undetected [VIDEO]

Officials say a teenage boy lived inside a Texas Walmart for four days undetected.

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This Thursday, Go Back To School With Half Price Sonic Cheeseburgers

This Thursday, August 14, head over to Sonic and get yourself a half-price cheeseburger. They say it's to celebrate the start of the school year, but we know it's actually just because Sonic is delicious.

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