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Addison Grace Hospital - May 2013
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The Benefit Fundraiser for 16 Month Old Addison Grace is Jan. 31st – Feb. 2nd in Abilene

 

Addison Grace is a 16 month old little girl that has been fighting to stay alive. She was born with a very rare heart defect and at 3 months old, Addison underwent open heart surgery. One month later she was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer called "Fibrosarcoma" and she's still fighting for her life. A benefit fundraiser, auction and raffle has been set up to help Addison's mom and dad offset some of her medical expenses.

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Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Zach Meyers Release New E.P. with a Shreveport Connection [VIDEOS]

When you're perusing the new music at your favorite music store (brick and mortar or online) tomorrow, look under "S". Not for Shinedown, but for "Smith and Myers" - Shinedown vocalist Brent Smith and guitarist Zach Myers new acoustic project

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Republican Presidential Hopeful Rick Perry Speaks To The Media In New York City
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Forget “State of the Union” – What’s the “State of Texas”? Medicore, at Best

Annually, the President holds a "State of the Union" address in which he speaks of the strength of country, be it strong or weak.

But, what about the "State of Texas"? What's the state of this great place that residents proudly boast about?

Well, according to findings by Politico magazine, Texas is just 'so-so', and sometimes downright bad.

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Girl Scout Cookie Booth Locations in Abilene This Weekend

Girl Scout cookie season is here and some of you may be looking for those little boxes filled with yummyness (it's a word, look it up). Many troops will be setting up in front of businesses around town for your convenience.

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“The Zombie Games” to Benefit the Buffalo Gap Historic Village are Scheduled for April 26th

When I first heard of the 'Buffalo Gap 5k Zombie Run' I thought to myself "I don't like zombies and I don't think anyone wants zombies chasing them while they're exercising". I was so wrong, apparently zombies are very popular and runners love to run from them. Now the Buffalo Gap Historic Village is hosting "The Zombie Games" where they've combined The Walking Dead, Survivor and the Hunger Games.

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“Lowrider” is a Fun, Fast, Little Terrier/Dachshund Mix That Needs a New Home Now – Hairy Headbanger of the Week

 

Our Hairy Headbanger of the Week is "Lowrider", a 2 year-old small black and tan Terrier/Dachshund mix that needs a new home now. We're told Lowrider is a very, very sweet and loving dog that was taken to the shelter as a stray. We're also told he's one of the lowest to the ground dogs they've ever seen at the shelter. Once they took him outside, they found he is a fun and fast little fella.

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Blue October Set to Make Long-Awaited Return to Abilene March 14th

We are super stoked to announce that Blue October are making their long-awaited return to Abilene. It's been at least 7 years since they've grace the Key City, but that's all about to change Friday, March 14th.

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Abilene Makes Forbes List of 25 Best Places to Retire in 2014

Abilene, Texas finds itself on the list of Forbes' list of 25 best place to retire in 2014. The business magazine cites several reasons that someone would want to settle in the Key City and spend their golden years.

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Should Texas Parks and Wildlife Ban the Gassing of Rattlesnakes? [POLL]

A proposal to ban the gassing of rattlesnakes is on the table for the Texas Parks and Wildlife. But, there are mixed emotions on this topic because on one hand, the gassing could be hurting the snakes. And, on the other hand, the ban would pretty much kill one of the largest events in Texas - the Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup.

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Best Abilene Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Men, Chosen by Men

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and even though the day is primarily a day that guys spend as much money as they can on their lady, guys like to get stuff too. But, it's not chocolates, silk boxers or a shaving kit we want. So, ladies, take note - this list is the best Valentine's Day gift ideas for your man, chosen by men.

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Chili’s Restaurant Hosts Daddy Daughter Night Out

Dad's and daughter's don't get enough bonding time so Chili's has a great night just for them. It's their annual Dad and Daughter Night Out at the restaurant and our own Chili's here in Abilene will be hosting the event tomorrow night.

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The Texas Wild Bunch Bonanza BBQ and Auction is Set for Jan. 25th Near Coronado’s Camp

It's time again for the Annual Texas Wild Bunch Bonanza Cook Off and Auction Saturday, January 25th. Attendees get to sample everything from quail, deer, elk, moose, chicken, catfish, beef brisket and smoked wild hog to some of them tasty jalapeno poppers. The Texas Wild Bunch Bonanza is an annual fundraiser for the ECCA Volunteer Fire Department. Last years proceeds netted ECCA's volunteer fire department a brand new firefighting tanker truck.

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