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Celebration of ‘Conan’ Creator – ‘Barbarian Festival’ in Cross Plains is June 14th

This weekend marks the 14th annual Barbarian Festival in Cross Plains. This is a fun time for the whole family with lots of antique cars, tractor show, kids booths, crafts and more. Why is it called the Barbarian Festival? Simple, the creator of Conan the Barbarian was from Cross Plains and this is a time to celebrate author Robert E. Howard.

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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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Photo by: Kelly Thompson Abilene Zoo
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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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Firefighter in Abilene FTB
Photo by: Lori Seamoore MDA
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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
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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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Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images
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March of Dimes ‘March for Babies’ Walk Coming to Abilene May 16th

The Abilene March of Dimes 'March For Babies' is an annual event whose goal is to raise money and awareness, and improve the health of babies.The event will be taking place on Saturday, May 16th at Red Bud Park.

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Mommy’s Haven Annual Garage & Bake Sale Benefiting Noah Project

What better way to raise money than a garage sale & bake sale? You get to do a little spring cleaning and then buy some goodies and it all helps a great cause; the Noah Project of Abilene.

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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
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Win a Trip to See Korn at The Mayhem Festival

We were pumped when we found out that Korn is headlining Mayhem Festival this year and we're even more pumped to send you to San Bernardino, CA to see the festival in person and meet Korn.

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Condoleezza Rice in red
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Condoleezza Rice Will Speak at Abilene Global Samaritan Resources Benefit Nov. 18th

Global Samaritan Resources (GSR) Executive Director Danny Sims announced that former Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice will be their featured speaker for their annual Fall benefit fundraiser. Unlike past GSR fundraisers, this will not be a dinner event but rather a lecture and discussion. According to Sims the lecture will makes it more affordable for students and military. Check out more on the event.

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Runners running
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Friends of the Abilene State Park are Hosting Their Annual “Life’s Better Outside” 5K Run April 5th

Friends of the Abilene State Park are hosting a “Life’s Better Outside” 5K run at the Abilene State Park. The run is scheduled for Saturday April 5th with registration beginning at 8:00am and the race starts 9:00am. This promises to be a beautiful and very scenic route. Here's what you'll need to know to register for this fun 5K.

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Kiwanis member loading pancake runners tray
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Kiwanis of Abilene to Host the 65th Annual Pancake Day April 26th

The Kiwanis Club of Abilene is hosting their "65th Annual All You Can Eat Pancake Day and Auction" Saturday April 26th, 2014. This years event at the Abilene Civic Center is sponsored by I-Hop. I-Hop provides all the pancake batter for this event, plus some key 'I-Hop personnel' to mix up the secret recipe batter for the pancakes. That said, you can bet I'll be broadcasting live, eating pancakes and bidding on the auction items. Here's what else is going on.

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