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Casen’s Crew Golf and 5k Benefit for Children’s Cardiomyopathy Set for August 23rd in Abilene

Golfers, runners and walkers alike are invited to take part in the annual 'Casen's Crew for Children's Cardiomyopathy' event August 23rd. The day will feature a 4-man scramble golf tournament as well as a 5k run/walk. Both events will take place at Maxwell Golf Course in Abilene, and will benefit the Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF).

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This Is What Happens to an Adult When You Leave Him in a Hot Car [VIDEO]

There have been far too many stories in the news this summer about parents leaving their kids in the car while they go in and shop. This is not okay! We all know that a quick trip in the store can end up being much more than that.

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5th Annual American’s With Disabilities Act Celebration is July 22nd at the Abilene Civic Center

The 5th annual American's With Disabilities Act Celebration is set to take place July 22nd, 2014 at the Abilene Civic Center. This year the guest speaker is Amberley Snyder who's better known for her amazing rodeo skills and the fact she over-came her disability caused by an auto accident. Amberley, who still rodeo's and is a motivational speaker says "this ain't my last rodeo and I'm living the dream with a disability." The celebration is hosted by Disability In Action, check out all the details.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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City of Abilene’s Zero-Tolerance Week for High Grass and Weeds Could Cost You Some Money

If you have some very high grass or weeds around your home, you might want to get that taken care soon or it could cost you some money. The City of Abilene will be holding a zero-tolerance week from July 21-25.

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Abilene is 1 of 25 Best Places to Retire in America – According to Forbes

After being listed as one of the windiest cities in America, and as top destination in Texas, Abilene has made another top list - this time as one of the best places to retire. In fact, Forbes Magazine have listed the 'Key City' as one of 25 best places to retire in America.

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The Worst Case of Animal Abuse in West Texas – Graphic Images

Rescue The Animals (RTA)/SPCA in Abilene responded to a call of animal abuse near Gorman, Texas. SPCA Investigator Mindi Qualls says "it's the worst case ever of animal abuse that I have ever come upon." Mindi told me that, what she found was a nightmare and it made her physically ill. After I viewed the photos and the videos, I too was sickened and became emotional as I wondered "who would do this to an animal?" I will warn you now, this contains graphic images.

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‘Hot Abilene Nights’ Car Show and Drag Races July 11-13

 

"Three days of gear head fun" is headed to Abilene this Thursday, Friday and Saturday with car shows and drag racing. There will be 3 car shows, 2 nights of drag racing and auto cross closed course.

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Firefighter Accused Of Posting Explicit Video Of Ex To Porn Site After Break-Up

A Lubbock firefighter is placed on administrative leave after being indicted on allegations he posted video he secretly recorded of his ex performing sexual acts while they were dating to a porn site after she broke up with him.

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How Hot Will it Be in 2100? This Interactive Map Will Show You Now

A new, interactive map, released by Climate Central, shows how hot Texas cities (and those across the nation) will be in the year 2100.

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Indiegogo's Head of Gaming John Vaskis, right, presents Rooster Teeth Co-Founder and Creative Director Burnie Burns, center, and RTX Co-Director Gus Sorola with Indiegogo's 'Most Funded Film' award belt at RTX 2014. (Photo by Jack Plunkett)
Indiegogo's Head of Gaming John Vaskis, right, presents Rooster Teeth Co-Founder and Creative Director Burnie Burns, center, and RTX Co-Director Gus Sorola with Indiegogo's 'Most Funded Film' award belt at RTX 2014. (Photo by Jack Plunkett)
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Most Crowdfunded Feature Film in History Comes to Austin [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

Austin-based online entertainment company Rooster Teeth has made history with their funding effort for a new feature film, called Lazer Team, raising their initial goal of $650,000 in only ten hours and reaching a total of almost $2.5 million dollars to become the most funded film project in the history of crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.

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Captain Buys Pizza for Frontier Airlines Passengers at Cheyenne Regional Airport [VIDEO, POLL]

When a Frontier Airlines flight from Washington, DC, to Denver was diverted to Cheyenne, Wyoming because of severe weather on Monday, the captain reached into his own wallet after realizing his passengers hadn't eaten in seven hours

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Oscar Rose Park’s 100th Birthday Celebration is July 12th at the Rose Park

The City of Abilene and the Cultural Affairs Council are working together to bring a city-wide birthday celebration and event together this Saturday, July 12th at Rose Park. There will be tours of the Oscar Rose Park facilities, a fun run/walk thru the park, Happy Birthday cake and cupcakes, archery shooting, rollerskating, dunking booth, Bocce open court, bounce houses, swimming at the Rose park pool, live entertainment and lots more fun festivities. Check it out.

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