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Abilene Genghis Grill to Donate a Portion of Sales to the ‘No Kid Hungry’ Campaign

The 'No Kid Hungry' campaign is a national effort to provide kids with healthy food to eat. Abilene Genghis Grill is giving you a chance to help the cause, by contributing a portion of their sales to the No Kid Hungry campaign.

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2014 Abilene Cattle Baron’s Ball Benefiting the American Cancer Society is October 11th

The Abilene Cattle Baron's Ball to benefit the American Cancer Society is set for October 11th. This is the 21st annual ball and this year's theme is Bandanas, Buckles and Birthdays. Join in the fun and help make more birthday's possible.

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‘Run to Remember 911′ is a 9.11 Kilometer Run September 6th at Red Bud Park Abilene

The first "Run to Remember" in Abilene is Sept. 6th. What makes this run special from all other 5k or 10k's is that it's a 9.11 kilometer run or just over five and a half miles. The run/walk will pause and pay tribute to the victims of September 11, 2001. This fundraiser benefits Jim Ned Volunteer Fire Department and the Air Force Sergeants Association Big Country Chapter 1056. This run is hosted by the Abilene Runners Club.

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Abilene Area High School Football Schedules

High school football is not just another sport in Texas, it's a way of life. With the 2014 high school football season upon us, we have all of the Abilene area football schedules in one easy place, so you're not scouring the entire web looking for them

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Berenstain Bears Live in ‘Family Matters the Musical’ Coming to Abilene October 18th

Here is something every kid will love 'The Berenstain Bears LIVE!' This family show is coming to Abilene in October. The show is not only fun but educational as well.

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Abilene Businesses That Are Gone But Not Forgotten

Over the years, Abilenians have seen some great local businesses come and go. Many who have lived in the Key City for a long time can point out the old buildings and locations, and quickly identify what business used to operate from those spots. Here is our list of places that have closed down, but will always have a fond (some more fond than others) place in our hearts.

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Texas School Posts Warning That Teachers Are Armed

One school in Texas has joined the ranks of many others in the state to allow certain teachers on campus to carry concealed weapons.

And they're not scared to tell that story, either.

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Chaz Explains How Many Decibels a Train Horn Puts Out

Whether you are stuck at the tracks waiting to cross, or you work near them like we do here at Townsquare Media, trains that roll through town can be pretty irritating - especially when you hear the loud train horn 12 or more times a day. But, exactly how loud is that train horn? After some extensive research (I asked a train dude), I have the answer for you.

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Back to School Driving Safety Tips

With school officially back in session in Abilene, that means that there will be a lot more kids going to and from school, making school zones way more active. Here are some back to school driving safety tips from TxDOT, as well as some biking and walking tips for kids, that will help us all be extra cautious during the school season.

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Annual Chili Cook-Off Benefiting Ben Richey Boys Ranch Labor Day Weekend

If you think you have some amazing grilling or cooking skills, you can show them off this Labor Day weekend, as well as help out a very worthy cause, with the annual chili cook-off in Buffalo Gap, benefiting Ben Richey Boys Ranch.

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Country Legend Don Williams Coming to the Abilene Civic Center November 12th

It's been more than 4 decades since Don Williams began his string of chart-topping country hits. More than 30 albums later, the Country Music Hall of Fame inductee is still making great music and touring. Fans will have the opportunity to see Williams in concert, as he brings his show to the Abilene Civic Center on Wednesday, November 12th.

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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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