I'm Ally, a West Texas native who grew up in the middle of nowhere and now makes a habit of going just about anywhere. Whether it's on a weekend road trip or that favorite hometown coffee shop, I've got my planner with me. I'm an avid Wikipedia nut, so don't tempt me with something kooky, cool, old, or unique that I'm unfamiliar with. If every day isn't an adventure, you're not paying close enough attention. And when all else fails, grab another cup of coffee and improve the world around you. (Yes, even if it means that crazy art project takes over your dining room.)
Did You Know Texas’ Shortest Elected Official is Buried in Snyder?
Texas' shortest elected official, Charley Lockhart, was less than 4 feet tall and is buried in Snyder.
Don’t Let These Abilene Pranksters Get Away Clean
The Abilene Police Department is on the lookout for three vandals who were videoed dumping chemicals and soap into the fountain at Everman Park downtown on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.
Destination Texas: Things to Do Near Big Bend… That Aren’t Hiking
Here's a list of interesting things to see and do in the Big Bend area that aren't hiking or camping.
West Texas Vineyard Wins California Wine Competition
Christoval Vineyards, south of San Angelo, made waves when one of its signature wines earned top honors in two wine competitions.
What You Didn’t Know About Sweetwater, Texas
Quidditch in West Texas? Here's a list of odd and unusual things you didn't know about Sweetwater, Texas — where "Life is Sweet in Texas".
LOOK: This Whimsical Texas Airbnb Belongs in a Storybook
Check out this Austin, Texas AirBnb that looks like it belongs in a fantasy story instead of the Texas Hill Country.
Yes, These Abilene Hotels Have Indoor Pools
If you're coming to Abilene in less-than-stellar weather, here are five great hotels with indoor pools to enjoy year-round.
5 Times Abilene Made National News
Here are five times that Abilene, Texas made national news.
Find Your Next Hidden Gem at These Abilene Antique Shops
Hit these amazing antique shops in Abilene next time you need a blast from the past or you're looking to score a rare find.
Texas DMV Director Resigns After Paper Tag Fiasco
After a Dallas/Fort Worth news outlet exposed the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles' inability to track fraudulent paper vehicle tags across the Lone Star State, the DMV's executive director has officially resigned.
UIL Realignment Means Abilene Cooper and Wylie to Face Off Starting in 2022
The University Interscholastic League (UIL) has released classification numbers for Texas school sports for the 2022-24 school years, and the results may yield some interesting matchups for Abilene area high schools.
What They Don’t Tell You About Moving to Abilene
Here's what they won't tell you when you move to Abilene.