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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.
Dying Dog at Gorman Rescue
Photo By Mindi Qualls RTA/SPCA

The Worst Case of Animal Abuse in West Texas – Graphic Images

Rescue The Animals (RTA)/SPCA in Abilene responded to a call of animal abuse near Gorman, Texas. SPCA Investigator Mindi Qualls says "it's the worst case ever of animal abuse that I have ever come upon." Mindi told me that, what she found was a nightmare and it made her physically ill. After I viewed the photos and the videos, I too was sickened and became emotional as I wondered "who would do this to an animal?" I will warn you now, this contains graphic images.

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Skaters Doing Their X-treme Skate Thing At Rose Park
photo: Rudy F.

Oscar Rose Park’s 100th Birthday Celebration is July 12th at the Rose Park

The City of Abilene and the Cultural Affairs Council are working together to bring a city-wide birthday celebration and event together this Saturday, July 12th at Rose Park. There will be tours of the Oscar Rose Park facilities, a fun run/walk thru the park, Happy Birthday cake and cupcakes, archery shooting, rollerskating, dunking booth, Bocce open court, bounce houses, swimming at the Rose park pool, live entertainment and lots more fun festivities. Check it out.

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Ice Cream Cop Stops
Photo By: Wall's Ice Cream via YouTube

Quincy California Police Officers Prank Innocent Drivers in This Hilarious Video

A couple of Quincy, California Police officers took to the streets to show off a 'kinder, gentler' side of the badge. They pulled over unsuspecting innocent drivers and made them believe they'd done something wrong. Instead of citations, the cops gave the drivers some ice cream. One driver was was so shaken by it, she was crying. Check it out.

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Skeet male shooter
Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images

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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Houston House Garage Collapse
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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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Melvin Martin Safety City Sign
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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Lone Star National Guard band
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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Lioness and her cub
Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

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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Macbeth a Broadway production
Photo by Jeremy Daniel/The Publicity Office via Getty Images

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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CPAS 2014-15 three-show graphic
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 on her way to court
Photo by George Frey/Getty Images

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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