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Frenship ISD Teacher Karen Fitzgibbons Fired After Facebook #ImNotRacist Rant

Karen Fitzgibbons, the Bennett Elementary School teacher who made a racially-charged statement on Facebook, has been fired by Frenship ISD.

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Abilene Police vs. Firefighters Rib Eating Contest Benefiting Children’s Miracle Network

It's a friendly war, especially if there is food and a charity involved, between the police and firefighters. This Saturday the two organizations will go head to head in a rib eating contest to benefit Children's Miracle Network.

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Whitechapel Set to Rock The Silo Monday, June 22nd

Metal heads, get ready for one of the most brutal shows you'll ever see in Abilene when Whitechapel rocks The Silo on Monday, June 22nd.

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[Update] Frenship ISD Teacher Posts #ImNotRacist Rant on Facebook

 Frenship ISD has officially terminated Karen Fitzgibbon's employment at Bennett Elementary School. .

A teacher at Bennett Elementary School in the Frenship Independent School District is facing disciplinary action following a race-related post she put on her personal Facebook page Wednesday (June 10).

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Inexpensive Summer Programs in Abilene

Summer's here and kids want to have fun. Whether it's swimming or just playing. Here's a list of what I found for kids to have fun, learn and be with others

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Five Ways to Survive the Summer in Abilene

Temperatures are on the rise and I know you are looking for ways to stay cool and survive this summer heat. I have a few ways here to keep cool, on a budget, this summer.

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Where to Get a Snow Cone in Abilene

It's summertime and that means it's time to try and stay cool. A snow cone should do the trick but where do you find them? Here are a few locations that my co-workers and I came up with; did we miss any?

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Mark Ysasaga’s Body Positively Identified, Cause of Death Revealed

A body discovered in Lubbock Saturday (June 6) has been positively identified as Mark Ysasaga by the Lubbock County Medical Examiner.

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Albuquerque Officer Saves Baby’s Life [VIDEO]

I think we can all use a good cop story right about now. This is a great reminder that most police wake up in the morning and truly want to help their communities. This cop just happens to live right next door in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Since When Did Everything Become Political?

This incident in McKinney has everybody talking. I understand both sides and it's great proof that different people can see the same video and come to different conclusions. What I don't get is how it's being politicized.

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Aaron Vannoy Says Mosquito Viruses Not in Abilene Yet

Aaron Vannoy with Vector Control for Abilene discusses what kind of mosquitoes are in Abilene, the viruses they carry and how to eliminate them from your property. Check it out.

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8 Tips for Cleaning Up Post-Flooding Mold at Home

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a guideline to identify and clean post-flooding mold that's especially helpful after the flooding that's occurred throughout Texas this past month.

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Category: Abilene News, Weather

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