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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.
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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Dale Morrison at the Health Fair
Photo by: Dale Morrison

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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Barbecue Smoker
Photo by Miles Willis/Getty Images

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
Photo By: Ruby Florez

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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Photo by: Kelly Thompson Abilene Zoo

The “Ghost of the Bayou” a Rare 6 Foot Albino Alligator Visits the Abilene Zoo

A very rare six foot albino alligator known as the "Ghost of the Bayou" has made the Abilene Zoo it's temporary home. Bill Gersonde, executive director of the Abilene Zoo says “these animals cannot survive in the wild on their own, and this is a terrific opportunity to learn all about the American alligator.” Jenny the albino alligator made her debut on Saturday May 24th and will be on display through the summer. Here's more on the Abilene Zoo.

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No Trespassing sign
Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images

Watch a Trespassing Hunter Get Blasted With Paint When He Sets Off a Booby Trap

A trespassing hunter gets blasted with paint when he sets off a booby trap intended for trespassers. First off, I believe he got what he deserved. Secondly, it was only paint and it didn't kill him but I will admit I couldn't stop laughing. Beware the trespasser starts swearing, I'd be swearing too if that had been me, but I know better. Check it out.

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Category: Sports, Videos
Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6
Photo by: Dani Prank via Youtube

Armored Up SUV’s for 2014 From Dartz and Mercedes-Benz Look Like Military Vehicles

I believe both Latvia's Dartz Motorz and Germany's Mercedes-Benz are determined to change the way we look at SUV's. Mercedes-Benz recently released their G63 AMG 6x6 armored-up SUV (inspired by the MRAP as seen in the movie Die Hard 5).  This vehicle looks like a six-wheeled militarized Humvee on steroids and can take on small arms fire and IED's. Both companies claim their 11 thousand plus pound vehicles can keep their passengers safe. The price tag for feeling safe is rumored to be around 3.3 million dollars for the newest model. Check out the videos.  

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Firefighter in Abilene FTB
Photo by: Lori Seamoore MDA

New Abilene Ordinance Affects the Firefighters “MDA Fill the Boot Campaign”

A new Abilene ordinance no longer allows "any on the street" collecting. Abilene and Dyess Firefighters are readjusting how they will operate their "MDA Fill the Boot Campaign." Abilene Firefighter and event organizer John Brunett said "due to the new city ordinance, we've changed locations and we will not be collecting on the streets for the first time in over 20 years."

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K-9 5k at the starting line
Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for ASPCA

The 4th Annual 5K Run/Walk for Runners and Their Dogs to Benefit Rescue the Animals is May 10th in Abilene

Here's your chance to get the entire family involved in the 4th Annual 5K Run/Walk to benefit Rescue the Animals, SPCA of Abilene. The event actually includes a one mile course for humans and their four-legged companions too. This all takes place at the Dog Park by the Abilene Zoo at Nelson Park.

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Category: Events, Sports

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