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The Children’s Performing Arts Series Releases the 2014-2015 Schedule

If you recently attended the Children's Art and Literacy Festival (CALF) in downtown Abilene, you know how much fun and eventful the Calf was this year. And the Children's Performing Art Series (CPAS) is no different. Last year the CPAS sold out weeks before each show. This year the first show is "Skippyjon Jones" in October, then "Popovich Comedy Pet Theater" with two show times in February and finally "Fancy Nancy the Musical" in April 2015.

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The Dumbest Laws in Texas

It's super easy to complain about the current political landscape, but after a little research, it seems past legislators have a screw loose too.

Throughout the years, the Lone Star State has rolled out some really, really dumb laws.

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The ARK Shelter Will Host the “Shot in the Dark” Golf Tournament June 21st

The ARK is a domestic violence shelter and the acronym for Advocacy, Respect and Kindness. The ARK serves Coleman, Brown and Comanche counties and will host a benefit golf tournament on June 21st . The golf tournament will be 9 holes of regular golf and then 9 holes of golf at night. While the tournament is open to any team or player, it gives a chance for businesses in service counties to help and support The ARK.

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Elizabeth Smart Will be the Keynote Speaker at the Alliance for Women and Children’s 12th Annual Fall Luncheon

If the name Elizabeth Smart sounds familiar, it's because she made national headlines when she and her abductors were found. Elizabeth was returned to her family and as for her two abductors, they were prosecuted and one was put away for life. Smart will be the featured speaker, as she shares her story at the Alliance for Women and Children's 12th Annual Luncheon.

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Texas Tech Baseball Coach Tim Tadlock Named as Coach of the Year

This comes as Tadlock led Tech, which is also his alma mater, to the College Baseball World Series for the first time in school history.

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Hail Storm Pummels Downtown Abilene as Rudy Fernandez Watches

As the ArtWalk parade was winding down Thursday evening, a weather alert came over the loud speakers of the radio station's van. We were parked in downtown Abilene when we were warned that the impending storm contained golf ball to baseball size hail. Within five minutes of that alert all hell broke loose. Watch as the hail storm reeks havoc on Abilene's north-side.

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Women’s Night Out Featuring Kevin Fowler – in Pictures

Women's Night Out featuring Kevin Fowler was fun for everyone that attended. Here are a few highlights from last nights show, included is the Butt-O-Graphing of Kevin Fowler's Guitar we auctioned off. See if you recognize anyone in these pictures.

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Texas Tech Red Raiders to Compete in College World Series for First Time in History

The Red Raiders head to the College World Series for the first time in Texas Tech history.

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A Car That Runs on Ketchup? Yup, It Could Happen [VIDEO]

Well, here’s a business merger you probably never saw coming.

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Category: Abilene News
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The Annual Hope and Help Ministries Health Fair, Blood and Donor Drive is June 28th

About 10 years ago, Hope and Help Ministries Founder Dale Morrison was given a bone marrow transplant because he had cancer. On Saturday, June 28th at the Annual Hope and Help Ministries Health Fair and Donor Drive, Dale will meet his bone marrow donor for the first time. The event will take place at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church starting at 8:00am. The health fair includes a blood donation drive, an organ donor drive and blood screening.

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The Fort Griffin Fandangle is an Evening Full of Family Fun

The Fort Griffin Fandangle in Albany is coming up beginning June 19th. The event is the last two weekends in June. The Fandangle is a huge community/family event that you don't want to miss.

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Celebration of ‘Conan’ Creator – ‘Barbarian Festival’ in Cross Plains is June 14th

This weekend marks the 14th annual Barbarian Festival in Cross Plains. This is a fun time for the whole family with lots of antique cars, tractor show, kids booths, crafts and more. Why is it called the Barbarian Festival? Simple, the creator of Conan the Barbarian was from Cross Plains and this is a time to celebrate author Robert E. Howard.

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