Read All About It: 5 Times That Abilene Made National News
Let's face it, for good, bad, or otherwise, Abilene doesn't seem to make it into the national news that often. But, when it does, it's usually for something big.
Can you remember the last time you saw Abilene on the national news? What was it about? Scroll on and uncover 5 times the Key City made national news.
LOOK: 5 TIMES THAT ABILENE MADE NATIONAL NEWS
Twins Who Were Born in Different Years (2013-2014)
Well, this is cool. How would you like to have twins who were born technically in separate years? This happened to an Abilene couple in 2013. This caught the attention of several nationwide. The family plans on celebrating their birthday on separate days.
Mad Dash for Cash on I-20
Here's another circumstance of what would you do? An armored truck accidentally let loose of what was called a "substantial" amount of cash along Interstate 20. Travelers stopped along the way to gather the cash but were quickly reminded that the act is highly illegal.
Wylie Girl Plays in World Series
Playing for her Wylie team, you know a girl has a game when at age 12 Ella Bruning plays in the 2021 Little League World Series. Not only that, but she becomes only the third girl in history to record multiple hits in the LLWS.
Jaguar on the Loose at the Abilene Zoo (2017)
Who remembers this? I certainly do. It's hard to miss when a jaguar escapes from the Abilene Zoo. This caught eyes all over the nation. Unfortunately, another animal was injured and had to be out down before the staff and officials contained the large cat.
Roe v. Wade Lawyer and Abilene Native Dies
Raised a minister's daughter in Abilene, Sarah Weddington went on to study law at the University of Texas. She then had an opportunity to argue the historic Roe v. Wade case before the Supreme Court in 1971 and 1972. She also served for the state of Texas among other civil positions. She was 76.
You've got to admit those are some pretty big stories worthy of making national news.
The thing about news is that sometimes it's good and unfortunately, sometimes it's bad. The news is not always good news. But, knowledge is power. Keep scrolling for information on missing children from June 2022 right here in Texas.