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Rudy Fernandez

God fearing Christian, country music loving all American red blooded west Texan! I love to FIRST OFF, spend time with my AWESOME WIFE DONNA and family then if I'm allowed I like to scuba, hunt, camp, workout, SHOOT GUNS, build stuff, remodel, Collect Guns, and did I mention shooting?...OK that's enough.
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The 3rd Annual Stephens Memorial Hospital Skeet Shoot and Dance in Breckenridge is August 23rd

It's almost time for the Third Annual Stephens Memorial Hospital (SMH) Fall Hunters Skeet Shoot and Dance in Breckenridge. The skeet/clay shoot will be held at the Hubbard Creek Ranch near Breckenridge, while the dance featuring Bleu Edmondson will be at the Stephens County Airport in Breckenridge. This event is a benefit fundraiser for the SMH.

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Dozens Injured When a Two-Story Garage Roof Collapsed During A Religious Ceremony

Houston TV station KPRC is reporting that dozens have been injured when the roof of a two-story garage/dwelling collapsed in a Harris County neighborhood. Houston firefighters say they've removed everyone from inside the structure and sent those with the most severe injuries to area hospitals. Neighbors believed a religious ceremony was taking place at the time of the collapse. Arial video shows a first responders triaging the injured.

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Photo By: Safety City Mike Miller AFD/PIO

Abilene’s Safety City Summer Camp is July 21st – 24th

Space is very limited, so if you'd like your child to attend this years 'Summer Safety Camp' at the Melvin Martin Center for Children's Safety then sign up today. This year's first and only camp is set for July 21st through July 24th. Abilene Fire Department PIO Mike Miller says "space is very limited, and parents are urged to register their kids as soon as possible." This camp is only open to children going into the 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade when school starts in August.

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Photo by: Kelly Thompson Abilene Zoo

The Texas Army National Guard’s “Lone Star Band” Will Perform at the Abilene Zoo June 28th

The Abilene Zoo is hosting the the Texas Army National Guard's “Lone Star Band” and the event is called a “Salute to America.” Zoo Marketing Director Kelly Thompson says "the Abilene Zoological Society has declared the concert in honor of the area’s first responders like: volunteer firefighters, sheriffs’ deputies, city police and fire departments, emergency medical services and the military, but the event is open to everyone who wants to attend."

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A Lioness That Was Gored by a Buffalo Gets Help – Caution: Graphic Video

I've always believed that the lion was king of the jungle, right? In a Kenya Wildlife Reserve that may not be the case, as you'll see in this video a lioness was gored pretty severely by of all things, a buffalo. I will warn you though, the video is very graphic but it does have a happy ending, check it out.

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The ACU Summer Shakespeare Festival Returns to Abilene June 26th – July 3rd

The ACU Summer Shakespeare Festival is back featuring two plays. The first is the classic "Macbeth," a play of murder, witches and prophecy and is portrayed in the heart of the 1930s Mafia. The second is "William Shakespeare’s Land Of The Dead" a hilarious comedy about life in the Globe playhouse that takes a turn for the worse. As an epidemic spreads through London, the Globe is quarantined and the survivors within must fight for their lives. Great seats are still available.

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Photo by: Holley Jakelwitz Abilene-CAC

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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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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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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Dale Morrison at the Health Fair
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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 2nd Annual Summer Sizzle Cookoff and Dance is Set for July 18th & 19th in Baird

The Baird Chamber of Commerce (COC) is hosting the 2nd Annual "Summer Sizzle Cookoff" in historic downtown Baird in front of the old Train Depot. Christy King with the Baird COC says "I highly encourage all cook teams to get signed up because I'm afraid it's going to be huge this year, as it appears to be growing." Check out all the details.

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Cory Almanza
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Fundraisers are Established for Abilene High School Accident Victim Cory Almanza Who’s in a Coma

Cory Almanza an Abilene High junior that's hospitalized after he and two of his classmates were in a car accident. Cory has been in a coma in critical condition since the accident May 5th. Supporters and family members are organizing fundraisers to help offset the Almanza's medical bills for Cory and his mom, Ruby Flores. Here's how you can help.

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