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Big Country Hall of Fame Inductees

The 2019 Class of the Big Country Hall of Fame included a couple of firsts. First was the induction of Jackie Ramsey Cox, a 1970 graduate of Abilene Cooper High School who was an All-American Skeet Shooter and seven time World Champion.  A second first was Mark Oates, a 1981 graduate of Abilene High School,…

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Abilene, Wylie ISDs releasing 1 hour early due to severe weather threat

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Both Abilene ISD and Wylie ISD are releasing early because of the threat of severe weather around dismissal time.  AISD will release all campuses an hour early, meaning elementary will release at 2:15 and secondary will release at 2:40.  Wylie ISD will also release an hour earlier thannormal.  Buses for both districts…

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TORNADO WATCH issued for Taylor County, other parts of Big Country – Here’s what to do!

(KTAB/KRBC) – A Tornado Watch is in effect for much of the KTAB/KRBC viewing area, including Abilene, until 8 p.m. Monday. A Tornado Watch means that the atmospheric ingredients are in place to create a tornado, but does not necessarily mean that a tornado is on the ground. During a Tornado Watch, you should review your safety plan in case a warning…

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ICAN, You Can, We Can!

Gladys Abor had seen enough. She had seen several children killed right at her doorstep during drug transactions. The crime-infested, dirty neighborhood where she lived in Abilene was an unfit place to raise a family, and she was determined to change that. So, she contacted people who she knew would have solutions to the problems…

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Autism – Does Your Church Have A Plan?

By Amber Monroe Question: What is your church doing to meet the needs (and coming needs) of autistic children and adults in the community? What accommodations does your church provide for classes and service? What special family activities are being put together as both an opportunity for members to feel acknowledged and enjoy themselves as…

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Mr. Grover C. Everett, Remembered 97 years after Lynching

Ceremony to be held April 13th Grover C. Everett was a thirty-six year old migratory farm worker according to a street contractor who had known Everett for 11 years. When talking to Judge W. R. Ely, the contractor said Everett was a “hard -working negro.” Born on May 25, 1885, Everett had a WWI Registration…

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