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Abilene Businesses That Are Gone But Not Forgotten

Over the years, Abilenians have seen some great local businesses come and go. Many who have lived here for a long can point out the old buildings and locations, and quickly identify what business used to operate from those spots. Here is our list of places that have closed down, but will always have a fond (some more fond than others) place in our hearts.

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The West Texas Rehab Center Top Gun Clay Shoot is April 4th and 5th in Abilene

The annual Top Gun Clay Shoot benefiting the West Texas Rehab Center is April 4th and 5th at the Abilene Clay Sports south range. It is a two-day event and it will feature two courses. This shoot is the most popular clay shoot in West Texas, with more shotguns and prizes given away. A $50.00 discount is offered if registered prior to the shoot. 

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The Silver Spur Gun and Blade Show is February 22nd and 23rd at the Expo Center in Abilene

The shortage of ammunition and certain firearms has eased up some what, nonetheless I think the shortages and some of the pricing is crazy. Anyone that knows me knows what a shooting and hunting enthusiast I am. So I am excited because this coming weekend the Silver Spur Gun and Blade Show will be at the Taylor Country Expo Center's Display Building, and I will try to be the first in line. 

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“Rocky” is a Very Sweet Husky Mix That Needs a New Home Now – Hairy Headbanger of the Week

 

Our Hairy Headbanger of the Week is "Rocky", a 2 year-old large black, white and brown Alaskan Husky mix that needs a new home now. Rocky is a very, very sweet and beautiful dog that has is overflowing with personality. Give Rocky a new home so he doesn't have to spend his final days behind bars.

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Kiwanis Club of Greater Abilene’s Annual Chili Supper and Auction is Saturday February 22nd

If you like chili, as well as helping out others, you can do both with the Kiwanis Club of Greater Abilene's 58th Annual Chili Supper and Auction. All proceeds (after food cost) goes to benefit local non-profit organizations in our area that help children.

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TNA Impact Wresling Presents the ‘Road to Lockdown’ World Tour at Taylor County Coliseum

The Taylor County Coliseum will be rocking on Friday February 14th as Impact Wrestling presents the 'Road to Lockdown' world tour featuring steel cage matches.

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Abilene Area School, Government and Organization Closings

Here are the Big Country's latest weather-related announcements.

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Abilene ISD Approves Middle School Standardized Dress Code – What Are Your Thoughts?

Well, it appears Abilene ISD has approved of moving forward with a standardized dress code at the middle school level, beginning in the 2014-15 school year.

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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Offers Free Tax Preparation in Abilene

It's the time of year we all dread - tax season. Time to belly up and pay Uncle Sam his dime in hopes we get a nickel back. Well, for many, tax preparation isn't only difficult, it's costly. For some, though, free tax preparation is available here in Abilene, and across the U.S.

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Highway Road Conditions Hotline and Winter Driving Safety Tips

With inclement weather causing slick roads and several accidents across the Big Country, it is important for every driver to be aware of the road conditions and take extra precautions. The best thing to do when it's icy and slick, is to stay off the roads. However, if you must be on them, here are some winter driving safety tips as well as the hotline to call if you need updates on road conditions from the Texas Department of Transportation.

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Chaz and Dave Reenact the “Tongue to Frozen Pole” Scene From ‘A Christmas Story’

Abilene got a bunch of snow last night. So, while most making snowmen or peeing in the snow, I decided to coax a couple of coworkers outside then put them on the spot to reenact a scene from "A Christmas Story".

Yep, the famous "tongue to the frozen pole" scene.

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Things To Do With The Kids On A Snow Day in Abilene

It doesn't snow or sleet much here in Abilene. But, when it does, it usually  delays or closes up a lot of businesses and schools. If you're not prepared for the snow day, you could get some serious cabin fever as the kids go absolut

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