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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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People From The Abilene Area Who Made It Big

There are many people that are from the Abilene area who've not only been able to get out of the 'black hole', but make a very successful life and career in the process. Rocker Vinnie Paul, MLB pitcher John Lackey and pop star Jessica Simpson are included in this list of several people from Abilene who have made it big

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Gaye Gerard/Getty Images
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Best Places in Abilene for a Bachelor Party

Well, it appears wedding season is upon us and with weddings come bachelor parties. Obviously, the bachelor party is the most important part of the marriage, right? Well, without further adieu, here's my list of best places for a bachelor party in Abilene (and the surrounding area).

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Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
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When is the Last Day of School in the Abilene Area?

Summer...the 3 months that kids get to go to bed late and sleep in. That's also the time of year that parents worry about what they're going to do with their kids while they're off at work. Every parent has experienced the shock of the end of school and the beginning of summer vacation sneaking up on them. Don't get caught off guard, make sure you're well aware of the date that school lets out for the summer.

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Top 5 Things to BBQ this Memorial Day Weekend

Barbequing on holidays is a must in my book, especially if the weather is great like it should be this weekend. We all have our favorites that we like to grill, whether it's appetizers, meats, vegetables or desserts. Yes, I said dessert, you can grill that too! Here are a few ideas that might bring a little smile to your guests during this years Memorial Day Weekend parties.

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Fed Up Lufkin Dad Rants, Sells Daughter’s Car on Facebook

What's a dad to do?

A Lufkin father apparently has had enough of what he considers his daughter's bad decisions and as a result has listed her car on the Deep East Texas Classifieds Facebook Group. 

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David Cannon, Getty Images
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BBQ Tips for Summer Cookouts

Summer is the time of year when most people get ready to throw some meat and veggies on the grill. But, if you're not sure what you are doing, then your grilling experience could leave a bad taste in everybody's mouth

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Memorial Day in Abilene – What’s Open and What’s Closed?

Memorial Day is coming up on Monday, May 26th, 2014 and is a time we remember those who died fighting for our country. Being a national holiday and the kick off to the summer season, you should be aware of what's open and what's closed in the Abilene area.

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31 Year Old Woman Posing As A Sophomore High School Student At A East Texas School Arrested [VIDEO]

An East Texas woman posing as a sophomore high school student enrolled at New Life Christian School in Longview was arrested by Longview Police after she provided officers with false information.

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Vote Now For Your Favorite Restaurant for Chicken Fried Steak – The Best of Abilene

The goal of The Best of Abilene is simply to identify the very best business in each category, according to you, the public. We believe the best judge of a great business is the consumer, not some out of touch panel of judges.

We'd love to know which restaurant you think has the best Chicken Fried Steak in the Abilene and the surrounding area.

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Nikolay Trubnikov/Thinkstock
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Vote Now For Your Favorite Restaurant for Mexican Food – The Best of Abilene

The goal of The Best of Abilene is simply to identify the very best business in each category, according to you, the public. We believe the best judge of a great business is the consumer, not some out of touch panel of judges.

We'd love to know which restaurant you think has the best Mexican food in Abilene and the surrounding area.

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Chris McGrath, Getty Images
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Abilene Makes The Weather Channel’s Top 10 List of Windiest Cities in America

This may not be too much of a shock to you, but Abilene has made The Weather Channel's top 10 list of the windiest cities in America.

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