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Make-A-Wish Foundation Needs Help Bringing a 6-Year Old Sweetwater Boy’s Dreams to Life

The City of Sweetwater and the Make-A-Wish Foundation need your help in making a 6-year old boy's dream come true this Saturday (9/13).

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The Most Completely Underrated Abilene Restaurants

Abilene has a lot of great restaurants. Some of them just don't get the recognition they richly deserve for a variety of reasons. But I feel there are some outstanding restaurants in the Key City who deserve to get their due

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Center for Contemporary Arts is Hosting “Thanks for the Memories” ArtWalk for the Alzheimer’s Association

The Center for Contemporary Arts and other downtown art galleries will host a special "Thanks for the Memories" ArtWalk, Thursday, September 11th in Abilene. The Abilene Alzheimer Association and Wisteria Place will be on hand to answer questions and display the paintings by Alzheimer's patients. See what else is happening.

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Abilene High vs Cooper ‘Crosstown Showdown’ Tickets Go on Sale Today

The annual 'Crosstown Showdown' between Abilene High and Cooper, is all going down this Friday night (September 12th). Starting today (September 8th) at 5pm, advanced tickets will be on sale.

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Lady Steals Bowie County Deputy’s Vehicle and Crashes [VIDEO]

Saturday afternoon sheriff deputy 310 and Lifenet were dispatched to a report of a suicidal woman lying in the middle of County Road 144 in DeKalb Texas.

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Red Rod at a Car Show
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Brave Brock’s Benefit is a Car Show, Barbecue, Concert and More Sept 6th in Abilene

Brave Brock's Benefit is a car show, bake sale, barbecue and live concert this Saturday, at the Abilene K Mart parking lot. Brock is a 4 year old little boy that was diagnosed with Leukemia. He is currently undergoing extensive and expensive life saving treatments. Help Brock by participating, here's how.

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Abilene Public Library to Hold the West Texas Book Festival Sept. 22-27

Bookworms will feel right at home when the Abilene Public Library hosts the West Texas Book Festival September 22-27.

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Sky Ride Edinburgh Thousands of participants enjoyed the sights bike riding
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Bike for Kid’s Sake to Benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters on October 4th

"Bike for Kids Sake" is a fun family event where everyone can ride their bicycles at their own pace. There are three routes being offered a 10 mile, 30 mile or 50 mile route. All proceeds will benefit Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Abilene. Early registration has already begun. Here are the details.

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Big Country Balloon Fest
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Annual Big Country Balloon Fest Returns to Abilene September 26th and 27th

The 20th Annual Big Country Balloon Fest is set to take flight September 26th and 27th at Red Bud Park in Abilene. Check out the Balloon Fest schedule.

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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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Runners running
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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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