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Canberra Times
In defence of Tuggeranong - it has a soul and we see it every dayThe view from the top of Urambi Hills Nature reserve looking down on Oxley / Wa
In defence of Tuggeranong - it has a soul and we see it every day
Canberra Times / Posted 5 hours ago
The view from the top of Urambi Hills Nature reserve looking down on Oxley / Wanniassa Canberra. Photo: Colleen Petch I live there and see evidence of a soul there every day And it's in the smallest things. The view of Tuggeranong Town Centre... Read more
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The Star
Nazri: Check visa centre in ChinaKUALA LUMPUR: The Finance Ministry should examine the service charge imposed by
Nazri: Check visa centre in China
The Star / Posted 9 hours ago
KUALA LUMPUR: The Finance Ministry should examine the service charge imposed by the one-stop centre for Malaysian visas in China, said Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz. “That must be a matter for the Finance Ministry to look at.... Read more
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ESPN
The Whammys -- MLB Walkup Music TournamentThe first round of voting in our Whammys MLB walk-up music tournament featured
The Whammys -- MLB Walkup Music Tournament
ESPN / Posted 15 hours ago
The first round of voting in our Whammys MLB walk-up music tournament featured several upsets. A pair of No. 1 seeds went down, as Andy Mineo's "You Can't Stop Me" swept past Taylor Swift's smash hit "Bad Blood" and Ted Nugent's "Stranglehold" took... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Locals Plan to Line the Streets for Fallen Officer's Funeral(ABILENE, TX) - The Big Country community is choosing to stand strong in memory
Locals Plan to Line the Streets for Fallen Officer's Funeral
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 19 hours ago
(ABILENE, TX) - The Big Country community is choosing to stand strong in memory of an Abilene Police Officer who was found murdered while off-duty inside his home in Clyde Monday night. Officer Don Allen, 27, was a rookie on the force and had just... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Six Clerics Held in DRC FreedThe six Muslim preachers from Tanzania kidnapped by an armed group in eastern D
Six Clerics Held in DRC Freed
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
The six Muslim preachers from Tanzania kidnapped by an armed group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have been released following efforts by the two concerned governments. The development comes one day after President Jakaya Kikwete and... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Attaches tour rice, poultry, wine sitesSTUTTGART -- Vangile Titi-Msumza, a South African agricultural attache based in
Attaches tour rice, poultry, wine sites
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted yesterday
STUTTGART -- Vangile Titi-Msumza, a South African agricultural attache based in Washington, D.C., liked what she saw at a poultry farm in Farmington. Her counterpart from New Zealand was excited to see rice and cotton production for the first... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Cisco PD Talk About Officer Allen's LegacyThe investigation continues into the death of police officer Don Allen. He was
Cisco PD Talk About Officer Allen's Legacy
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted yesterday
The investigation continues into the death of police officer Don Allen. He was killed in his home in Clyde on Monday night. Multiple law enforcement agencies quickly responded to the scene. While the Abilene Police Department, along with the Texas... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Senior Spotlight: To Drive or Not to DriveCars have now been around longer than most people's lifespan; the Model T Ford
Senior Spotlight: To Drive or Not to Drive
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted yesterday
Cars have now been around longer than most people's lifespan; the Model T Ford was introduced in 1908. Regardless of how long you've been driving, there are some things we all need to think about. It's not just about complaining about that old turtle... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
Dry conditions in Big Country lead to Labor Day fire concernsDid any of you see smoke in the sky Wednesday afternoon? You're not alone -- th
Dry conditions in Big Country lead to Labor Day fire concerns
KTXS Abilene / Posted yesterday
Did any of you see smoke in the sky Wednesday afternoon? You're not alone -- that smoke originated from a large grass fire north of Abilene. Due to the current drought conditions and the amount of dry brush serving as fuel, authorities are concerned... Read more
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The Oakdale Leader
Country Artists Rock The Stage In OakdaleOne would not think that driving down country roads in Oakdale would lead to a
Country Artists Rock The Stage In Oakdale
The Oakdale Leader / Posted yesterday
One would not think that driving down country roads in Oakdale would lead to a concert out in the middle of nowhere where they would be entertained by artists like Craig Morgan, Frankie Ballard, and Love and Theft. But that’s exactly what happened... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Noah Smith Plays At The Flying Squirrel Sept. 20Noah Smith will perform at the Flying Squirrel on Sept. 20. Review for Noah Sm
Noah Smith Plays At The Flying Squirrel Sept. 20
The Chattanoogan / Posted yesterday
Noah Smith will perform at the Flying Squirrel on Sept. 20. Review for Noah Smith: Noah released a live album in July and is currently preparing to record his second album after his single “Let the Clutch Out” hit the Top 40 in its debut on... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Chinese military parade to be a show of forceSome 12,000 soldiers, 500 pieces of military equipment – including tanks and mi
Chinese military parade to be a show of force
The Globe and Mail / Posted 2 days ago
Some 12,000 soldiers, 500 pieces of military equipment – including tanks and missiles – and 200 aircraft will pass by Tiananmen Square, as Chinese President Xi Jinping watches alongside guests that include Russia’s Vladimir Putin, South Korea’s Park... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
Sunflowers sow seeds for a good dove hunting season in AbileneDove hunting season in the Big Country kicked off Tuesday, and many eager hunte
Sunflowers sow seeds for a good dove hunting season in Abilene
KTXS Abilene / Posted 2 days ago
Dove hunting season in the Big Country kicked off Tuesday, and many eager hunters set out to try their aim. This year, they're getting a little hunting help from sunflowers. The record-breaking rain the area received in the spring helped create... Read more
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ESPN
The Whammys -- MLB Walkup Music TournamentThe Whammys Walk-up music -- and its pitchin' cousin, entrance music -- is the
The Whammys -- MLB Walkup Music Tournament
ESPN / Posted 2 days ago
The Whammys Walk-up music -- and its pitchin' cousin, entrance music -- is the unofficial soundtrack of baseball. The batter's box has become a jukebox, and most players put plenty of thought into the personal anthem that accompanies them to the... Read more
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heraldscotland
Migrant policy 'not the British way', says Labour's Yvette CooperThe Ukip leader said Britain should offer refugee status to "a few thousand peo
Migrant policy 'not the British way', says Labour's Yvette Cooper
heraldscotland / Posted 2 days ago
The Ukip leader said Britain should offer refugee status to "a few thousand people" from Syria but should follow Austria's lead in imposing much tighter checks at borders to prevent illegal immigration. He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that the... Read more
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This is West Country
Bob Geldof and Co make Watchet Music Festival a weekend to rememberTHOUSANDS of music fans turned out to enjoy Watchet Music Festival which celebr
Bob Geldof and Co make Watchet Music Festival a weekend to remember
This is West Country / Posted 2 days ago
THOUSANDS of music fans turned out to enjoy Watchet Music Festival which celebrated its ninth year in style this bank holiday weekend. An eclectic mix of headline acts wowed the crowds including the Boomtown Rats, BBC Folk Award winner Seth Lakeman,... Read more
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This is West Country
Bob Geldof and Co make Watchet Music Festival a weekend to remembeTHOUSANDS of music fans turned out to enjoy Watchet Music Festival which celebr
Bob Geldof and Co make Watchet Music Festival a weekend to remembe
This is West Country / Posted 2 days ago
THOUSANDS of music fans turned out to enjoy Watchet Music Festival which celebrated its ninth year in style this bank holiday weekend. An eclectic mix of headline acts wowed the crowds including the Boomtown Rats, BBC Folk Award winner Seth Lakeman,... Read more
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Hampshire Chronicle
UK should be ready to open doors to Syria refugees, says Yvette CooperBritain should be prepared to open its doors to refugees fleeing the conflict i
UK should be ready to open doors to Syria refugees, says Yvette Cooper
Hampshire Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
Britain should be prepared to open its doors to refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria, Labour leadership contender Yvette Cooper has said. The shadow home secretary said the failure to offer sanctuary to people trying to escape the "new... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Credit cards with chips are coming to the US, but I promise it'll be fine | Oliver BurkemanBut it wasn’t. And, actually, cards with embedded microchips won’t become ubiqu
Credit cards with chips are coming to the US, but I promise it'll be fine | Oliver Burkeman
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 2 days ago
But it wasn’t. And, actually, cards with embedded microchips won’t become ubiquitous here just yet. October 1 merely marks the “liability shift”, when retailers that continue to allow transactions using the old magnetic stripe will have to assume... Read more
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This is West Country
Sir Bob Geldof and co make Watchet Music Festival a weekend to rememberTHOUSANDS of music fans turned out to enjoy Watchet Music Festival which celebr
Sir Bob Geldof and co make Watchet Music Festival a weekend to remember
This is West Country / Posted 2 days ago
THOUSANDS of music fans turned out to enjoy Watchet Music Festival which celebrated its ninth year in style this bank holiday weekend. An eclectic mix of headline acts wowed the crowds including the Boomtown Rats, BBC Folk Award winner Seth Lakeman,... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
12 Big Country Teams in Week 2 Harris RatingsThe Week 2 Harris Ratings are out, and 12 teams are ranked in the top 25 in the
12 Big Country Teams in Week 2 Harris Ratings
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 3 days ago
The Week 2 Harris Ratings are out, and 12 teams are ranked in the top 25 in their respective classifications. The Albany Lions are the highest ranked team in the Big Country, coming in at number 2 in Class 2A Div. II. They moved up one spot from... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
AISD Enrollment Down 300; Partly Due to New Charter AcademyElementary enrollment numbers after the first week of school for Abilene ISD ar
AISD Enrollment Down 300; Partly Due to New Charter Academy
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 3 days ago
Elementary enrollment numbers after the first week of school for Abilene ISD are down; the difference corresponds to the start-up of a new school choice for Abilene families. Phil Ashby, AISD Director of Communications, says that the 300-student... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Above-Average Rainfall Expected SoonThe drought is now officially back in the Big Country, according to the Texas W
Above-Average Rainfall Expected Soon
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 3 days ago
The drought is now officially back in the Big Country, according to the Texas Water Development Board's weekly report for August 31st. It shows a few areas in the region are showing moderate drought conditions, joining the 23% of the state that's... Read more
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Belleville Intelligencer
Tim on targetBelleville light-heavyweight Tim Cronin was the winner of a wild and ugly major
Tim on target
Belleville Intelligencer / Posted 3 days ago
Belleville light-heavyweight Tim Cronin was the winner of a wild and ugly majority-decision brawl over Francois Miville on the undercard of a professional boxing card held recently at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga. Final scorecards read 58-54,... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Blue Bell's Return to the Big CountryBlue Bell's back and on the shelves in some Texas stores around Houston and Aus
Blue Bell's Return to the Big Country
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 3 days ago
Blue Bell's back and on the shelves in some Texas stores around Houston and Austin, but that doesn't mean much for those of us in the Big Country who are looking forward to ending the "Blue Bell famine". We did some calling around to figure out when... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
Blue Bell back selling ice cream in Houston, Austin areasBlue Bell ice cream is back -- at least in the Houston and Austin areas, plus p
Blue Bell back selling ice cream in Houston, Austin areas
KTXS Abilene / Posted 3 days ago
Blue Bell ice cream is back -- at least in the Houston and Austin areas, plus parts of Alabama. Blue Bell Creameries has resumed selling its products in the select locations Monday, four months after the Texas-based retailer halted sales due to... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
KGNZ Radio: Music with a MissionThe times we live in seem to provide us with an increasing amount of stress and
KGNZ Radio: Music with a Mission
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 4 days ago
The times we live in seem to provide us with an increasing amount of stress and problems, so it's good to be aware of the places that can help us enjoy some positive thoughts. Since 1981, Big Country residents have been able to turn to KGNZ Radio for... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Week in Review with Avery Anderson Shows the Top Stories of Aug 24-30thIt's been another busy week in the Big Country, from Abilene firefighters mourn
Week in Review with Avery Anderson Shows the Top Stories of Aug 24-30th
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 4 days ago
It's been another busy week in the Big Country, from Abilene firefighters mourning the loss of one of their own, to the 10th anniversary of one of the deadliest hurricanes in United States history and how it affected some Big Country resident's... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Game Balls for Week OneEvery Sunday for the high school football season we are going to award "game ba
Game Balls for Week One
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 4 days ago
Every Sunday for the high school football season we are going to award "game balls" to acknowledge some of the top performances from across the Big Country. Here are our picks for Week 1: We start with Abilene High running back Abram Smith. In his... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
Abilene organizations pack food boxes for the hungryThe Children’s Hunger Fund partnered with Zion Lutheran Church, River of Life C
Abilene organizations pack food boxes for the hungry
KTXS Abilene / Posted 4 days ago
The Children’s Hunger Fund partnered with Zion Lutheran Church, River of Life Church and the Global Samaritan Resources to pack more than 2,000 boxes of food for families across the state of Texas on Sunday. CHF has distribution centers across the... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
Week 0 recap for AHS, Cooper, and WylieFriday night, the majority of our Big Country teams hit the gridiron for the fa
Week 0 recap for AHS, Cooper, and Wylie
KTXS Abilene / Posted 5 days ago
Friday night, the majority of our Big Country teams hit the gridiron for the fall season, but not every one of our Abilene schools got started out on the right note. Abilene High performed just about as well as they could against Colleyville... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Hurricane Katrina 10 Years LaterSaturday marks the 10 year anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina on
Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 6 days ago
Saturday marks the 10 year anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina on the gulf coast. The storm not only was the costliest hurricane on record but also the deadliest since 1928, killing more than 1,000 people. As a result, hundreds of... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
Tracking Saturday shower chancesA weak upper level disturbance and cold front are sending light showers into ma
Tracking Saturday shower chances
KTXS Abilene / Posted 6 days ago
A weak upper level disturbance and cold front are sending light showers into mainly the Big Country Friday evening. These showers will likely fade early Saturday morning. The weak cold front is forecast to stall over the extreme northern portions of... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Keep Up With Your High School Football Scores - 2015Big Country football fans, it's time for those Friday Night Lights to turn on f
Keep Up With Your High School Football Scores - 2015
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 6 days ago
Big Country football fans, it's time for those Friday Night Lights to turn on for another season. BigCountryHomepage, KTAB, and KRBC crews are out right in the middle of the action, providing live updates from fields and stadiums across the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Springfield keeps renewing his careerRocker-actor-writer Rick Springfield was already onto his second phase of Ameri
Springfield keeps renewing his career
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
Rocker-actor-writer Rick Springfield was already onto his second phase of American stardom when his 1981 single "Jessie's Girl" went into heavy radio rotation and a craze emerged for General Hospital, featuring Springfield as the dreamy Dr. Noah... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
Triple-digit temperatures, slight shower chanceHappy Friday to you! Be sure your weekend plans include ways to stay cool as ho
Triple-digit temperatures, slight shower chance
KTXS Abilene / Posted 6 days ago
Happy Friday to you! Be sure your weekend plans include ways to stay cool as hot weather is expected for this weekend. For today, mostly sunny skies can be expected with temperatures peaking near the century mark this afternoon. Winds will be... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Friday Weather Outlook: Isolated Showers PossibleHappy Friday! Rain to our northwest does present the opportunity for isolated s
Friday Weather Outlook: Isolated Showers Possible
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 6 days ago
Happy Friday! Rain to our northwest does present the opportunity for isolated showers to move into some Big Country counties but most will stay dry with mostly sunny skies. Winds out of the SSW around 10 MPH will provide a warm breeze as temperatures... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
Triple digit temperatures, slight shower chanceHappy Friday to you! Be sure your weekend plans include ways to stay cool as ho
Triple digit temperatures, slight shower chance
KTXS Abilene / Posted 6 days ago
Happy Friday to you! Be sure your weekend plans include ways to stay cool as hot weather is expected for this weekend. For today, mostly sunny skies can be expected with temperatures peaking near the century mark this afternoon. Winds will be... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Civil trial postponed again in 2010 apartment shootingA civil jury trial alleging that police officers violated the civil rights of 6
Civil trial postponed again in 2010 apartment shooting
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
A civil jury trial alleging that police officers violated the civil rights of 67-year-old Eugene Ellison before he was killed in his Little Rock apartment in late 2010 has been postponed again. Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Brian Miller... Read more
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Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune
Truhn sells Q99 radio stationA locally-owned staple of the Grande Prairie airwaves has officially been sold.
Truhn sells Q99 radio station
Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
A locally-owned staple of the Grande Prairie airwaves has officially been sold. Following approval by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission on Wednesday, Jim Pattison Group Ltd will purchase Q99 FM, officially known as... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
Tracking Friday rain chancesIt was hot and dry Thursday with most locations reporting upper 90s or low 100s
Tracking Friday rain chances
KTXS Abilene / Posted 7 days ago
It was hot and dry Thursday with most locations reporting upper 90s or low 100s for high temperatures. Fair skies are expected for Thursday night with lows Friday morning in the lower 70s. We are tracking a weak cold front that is forecast to... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
$60 Million Awarded In Case Against Abilene OilmanA $60 million verdict against the long time city attorney for Graham, and an Ab
$60 Million Awarded In Case Against Abilene Oilman
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 7 days ago
A $60 million verdict against the long time city attorney for Graham, and an Abilene oilman, may be the largest ever involving a defendant in the Big Country. A jury in Fisher County awarded the money to two groups of oil and gas investors, saying... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
Mustangs ready to begin 2015 season with tough competitionThe high school football season officially begins Thursday, as a handful of Big
Mustangs ready to begin 2015 season with tough competition
KTXS Abilene / Posted 7 days ago
The high school football season officially begins Thursday, as a handful of Big Country schools kick off their season on a typically unusual version of Thursday night lights. The Sweetwater Mustangs are one of them and are ready to continue their... Read more
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Radio Angulo
Severe Drought Hits Cuban Larger Storage CapacityThe delegate of the Institute of Hydraulic Resources in the central province of
Severe Drought Hits Cuban Larger Storage Capacity
Radio Angulo / Posted 7 days ago
The delegate of the Institute of Hydraulic Resources in the central province of Sancti Spiritus, Alberto Eirin, reported that the dams of the territory with greater capacity of water reservoir in Cuba only store 19 percent of its potential, and that... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
2 Big Country men sentenced to federal prison for child pornTwo Big Country men were sentenced to federal prison terms for possessing child
2 Big Country men sentenced to federal prison for child porn
KTXS Abilene / Posted 7 days ago
Two Big Country men were sentenced to federal prison terms for possessing child pornography Thursday in Abilene. 27-year-old Charles Coci of Abilene entered a guilty plea in April 2015 for searching for and downloading child pornography on his... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
West Texas Fair & Rodeo - 2015(ABILENE, TX) - It's time to break out those belt buckles, cowboy boots, and te
West Texas Fair & Rodeo - 2015
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 7 days ago
(ABILENE, TX) - It's time to break out those belt buckles, cowboy boots, and ten-gallon hats. Abilene's favorite way to usher in the fall is almost back for another year of ropin', ridin', and general rodeo and fairground festivities. The West Texas... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Sweetwater Company is Employer of the Year(SWEETWATER, TX) - A Big Country company that's been bolstering Sweetwater's ec
Sweetwater Company is Employer of the Year
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 7 days ago
(SWEETWATER, TX) - A Big Country company that's been bolstering Sweetwater's economy for decades has been deemed the Employer of the Year for 2015. Representative Susan King, Senator Charles Perry, and Board Chair John Beckmeyer presented The United... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
Tracking end of week heatHappy Thursday out there to you! Quiet and hot weather is the story for today.
Tracking end of week heat
KTXS Abilene / Posted 7 days ago
Happy Thursday out there to you! Quiet and hot weather is the story for today. This afternoon, high temperatures will climb to the upper 90s across the area with mostly sunny skies. Winds will be light out of the south at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight,... Read more
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KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene
Thursday Weather Outlook: High Pressure ReturnsAs high pressure moves near the Big Country it will bring us a lot of sunshine
Thursday Weather Outlook: High Pressure Returns
KRBC Abilene & KTAB Abilene / Posted 7 days ago
As high pressure moves near the Big Country it will bring us a lot of sunshine and hot temperatures. We'll be reminded it's still the Summer season these next two days with degrees creeping towards the triple digits. Now through Early Afternoon: A... Read more
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KTXS Abilene
Tracking Friday shower chancesShowers and thunderstorms stayed mainly south of our area Wednesday. Dry weathe
Tracking Friday shower chances
KTXS Abilene / Posted 8 days ago
Showers and thunderstorms stayed mainly south of our area Wednesday. Dry weather is forecast to hold for Wednesday night. Look for lows near 70 Thursday morning. Thursday should be mostly sunny again with afternoon temperatures near 100. The normal... Read more
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