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Benefiting Meals on Wheels Plus - Abilene, TX - July 29th & 30th!


The Bellamy Brothers, Cody Canada and The Departed, Josh Ward, and Dylan Wheeler on July 29th!

July 30th is local bands!


Grab your tickets at docsabilene.com!

VIP tickets are going FAST!

Make sure to bring your lawn chair and a cooler!

Carrey Thompson at Sharon's BBQ


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Catch Carrey Thompson LIVE IN CONCERT at Sharon's BBQ (849 US Highway 80 E, Abilene, TX 79601)!


You won't want to miss it!





Potosi Live 7/21 - 7/24


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Enjoy great food and live music featuring:


- Dusty Moats on 7/21

- Chad Miller on 7/22

- Chad Prather on 7/23 AND 7/24


Food and beverages available for purchase!

Curtis Grimes at Firehouse Bar & Grill


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Catch Curtis Grimes LIVE IN CONCERT at the Firehouse Bar and Grill!


Plus, Texas Red Dirt artist Seth Merritt will be kicking things off!


You don't want to miss it!

Grain Theory Block Party



What an uncertain, trying, and amazing six months it has been! Grain Theory knew they would never really get a grand opening (global pandemic and all) so instead they decided to just open the doors and see who came in. And boy, did you all show up. Big time! So they want to celebrate all the friends they have made so far and the supporters that have been behind them from the beginning.

This is your official invitation to the Grain Theory Block Party! They're shutting down the street, tapping special event-only beer releases, amazing food specials, food trucks, live music, outdoor games, local vendor's market, and more!



4 - 10 PM


202 Pine St. Ste 201
Abilene, TX 79601

The Average Person Will Eat 39 Scoops of Ice Cream This Summer... and Eating It Is One of Our Favorite Childhood Memories


You can eat ice cream guilt-free as a kid.  But even as adults, we're not slowing down much. The average Americans plan to eat 39 scoops of it this summer.


A new poll found 1 in 5 adults still have an emotional response when they hear an ice cream truck . . . and our favorite flavors are chocolate, cookies-and-cream, and vanilla.


39% of people also said some of their favorite childhood memories involve ice cream.  Here are our ten favorite memories from childhood...


1.  Playing with friends.

2.  Spending time with family.

3.  Watching cartoons.

4.  Eating ice cream.

5.  A childhood pet.

6.  Going to the beach.

7.  Going to an amusement park.

8.  Going to regular parks.

9.  Birthday parties.

10.  Playing board games. 





By: SWNS Staff

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Potosi Live 7/15 - 7/17


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Enjoy great food and live music featuring:


- Blan Scott on 7/15

- Tredwater on 7/16

- Caleb Young Band on 7/17


Free entry! Food and beverages available for purchase!







Abilene Freedom Festival 2021



On July 3rd, everyone is invited, free of charge, to the Downtown Celebration. Beginning at 4 pm, The AFF is joining the Downtown Association with live music, food booths, shopping, a parade and loads of fun. You can even enjoy the thrilling movie, "Independence Day," at the Historic Paramount Theater. Also open will be the many restaurants, pubs and bars downtown. 


Live music schedule for July 3:


  • 5 to 6 pm - Della Rose
  • 6:30 to 7:30 pm - Jordan Nix
  • 8 to 9 pm - Braxton Keith
  • 9:30 to 11 pm - X Factor


A free traditional 4th of July meal will be provided to first responders and their families. This event is not open to the public due to the attendance size. However, there will be a 'congratulations' victory line outside the south entrance of the Convention Center beginning at 6:15 pm.


On July 4th, come out for live outdoor festival concerts featuring superstar Neal McCoy, with special guests Chris Colston and Jerrod Medulla. Doors open at 4 pm and the music starts at 5 pm. Along with the great concerts, there will be vendors, food trucks, a kids area and more!


Please check out this year’s Abilene Freedom Festival Cook-Off hosted by the Sweetwater Jaycees.






Texas Cowboy Reunion




Don't miss the 91st Annual Texas Cowboy Reunion Presented by- Capital Farm Credit in Stamford, June 30th and July 1-3!


It's the world's largest amateur rodeo!

Trade show, chuckwagon meal, rodeo performance and concert & dance EVERY NIGHT!


This year they’re starting something new on Monday the 28th. PBR Bulls Night Out!!


Here is the concert schedule:

Wednesday, June 30th - Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys $15.00


Thursday, July 1st - Pecos and the Rooftops and local artist Holt Jones $20.00


Friday, July 2nd - Casey Donahew with special guest Braxton Keith $25.00


Saturday, July 3rd, is a HUGE night with Kolby Cooper and Slade Coulter $25.00


Get your tickets NOW!!

For more info or tickets, visit https://texascowboyreunion.com/








Hometown Spotlight Events presents Cross Plains, Texas Series


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They will be kicking off the 2021 Hometown Spotlight Events in Cross Plains, Texas.


Mark your calenders for June 26, 2021. They will be holding this event at Treadway Park located just off Hwy 36.


They hope to support this small community and the businesses within.


They will be hosting vendor booths, food trucks, a cornhole tournament and a kids area.


They will also have LIVE MUSIC with artist throughout the day.


If you would like to sign up to participate, please go to www.hometownspotlightevents.com and follow the registration tabs!

The Winery Comedy Tour at Willow Creek


Grab your friends and spend an evening by the creek filled with belly laughs and wine! 


More than a dozen New York and L.A. stand-up comedians are currently on the road, sampling the local wines and providing the finest and funniest in comedy entertainment.


This stop is set to feature a lineup of 3-4 comedians whose credits include top festivals, TV and major club appearances.


This comedy tour takes top comedians who you've seen on TV and sends them out on the road to perform at wineries throughout the country.


Find out which wine pairs best with hysterical laughter when this tour hits The Winery at Willow Creek!


Tickets are $13 and can be purchased online at: 






Ten Facts for the Official Start of Summer


The official start of summer is this Sunday.  If that's not specific enough, the EXACT moment summer starts is 11:32 p.m. Eastern, 8:32 p.m. Pacific. 


That's when the North Pole is at its maximum tilt toward the sun, making it the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.


Here are ten more facts for the start of summer...


1.  The term "dog days of summer" comes from astronomy.  Sirius is called the "Dog Star" and rises in late July.  In ancient Greece, the "dog days" meant the hottest part of the year.


2.  The world's largest scoop of ice cream weighed 3,010 pounds.  A company in Wisconsin pulled it off in 2014, and then used it to hand out free scoops all weekend.


3.  We tend to be happier in summer.  A study in 2011 found it's true by analyzing tweets from 2.4 million people.  They say it might be because there's just more sun.


4.  The Eiffel Tower gets six inches taller in summer, because the metal expands from the heat.


5.  Wham-O started selling Frisbees in 1957.  But the first frisbees were actually PIE TINS college students liked to throw around.  And it's also where the name came from.  They got the tins from the Frisbie Pie Company in Bridgeport, Connecticut.


6.  We'll eat around 150 million hot dogs on Fourth of July weekend alone this summer.  That's enough to stretch across the country more than five times.


7.  There are over 300 varieties of watermelon in the world.


8.  There's enough water in an Olympic-sized swimming pool to take 9,400 baths.  That's enough to take one bath a day for 25 years.


9.  Popsicles were invented by mistake.  Back in 1905, a guy in San Francisco left some sugary water out overnight, and it froze.  Then he realized it was delicious.


10.  Americans drink about three billion gallons of iced tea a year.  According to the national Tea Association, over 75% of all the tea we drink here is of the iced variety.





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UIL votes to allow live online streaming of Friday night high school football



The University Interscholastic League voted on Tuesday to allow Friday night high school football games to be live streamed on the internet.


The proposal was voted in by a clear majority, but it was not a unanimous decision.


Livestreaming was banned by the UIL every year until the 2020 season because they saw it as necessary because of COVID-19.


Many districts created a rule that required schools to provide some sort of livestream because attendance was limited at most high school stadiums across the state.


Abilene ISD and Wylie ISD, among others, streamed the Abilene High, Cooper, and Wylie games in the 2020 season, so you should look for them to do it again in 2021.


The ruling applies to online streaming only. Live broadcasts, over-the-air, of Friday night high school football games is still prohibited.



By: David Robinett 

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David Adam Byrnes with Matt Austin Live at The Firehouse Bar & Grill in Abilene, TX - June 12!


David Adam Byrnes will be live at Firehouse Bar and Grill Saturday night w/ special guest Matt Austin!!

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased with the link below!

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The Top Things We Do to Quickly Make Ourselves Happier


In this survey on self-love, we're surprised ACTUAL self-love didn't make this list . . . as in the manual kind.


A new study looked at the top things people do when they're in a bad mood and want to feel better.  Here are the 10 short-term mood boosters people said work best . . .


1.  Eating something.  But not always something healthy.  Sweets are the #1 choice.


2.  Taking a hot bath.


3.  Distracting yourself with a TV show or a book.


4.  Cooking something, or baking.


5.  Deep breathing or meditation.


6.  Cleaning your place.


7.  Exercising.


8.  Just going outside and getting some fresh air.


9.  Talking it out with a friend.


10.  Hanging out with your pet.  A stiff drink just missed the top 10 at #11. 





By: Victoria McNally

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There's Still Time to Vote for CMT Video of the Year


The "CMT Music Awards" is one week from today... and they're down to six finalists for Video of the Year.  Since the show is all about "fan voting" they're hoping you'll cast a ballot, or two. Here are the six V.O.Y. finalists:


•  "Hallelujah"Carrie Underwood with John Legend


•  "Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)"Elle King and Miranda Lambert


•  "Worldwide Beautiful"Kane Brown


•  "One Too Many"Keith Urban with Pink


•  "Hole in the Bottle"Kelsea Ballerini


•  "Knowing You"Kenny Chesney


You can cast your ballot now at vote.cmt.com. They're going to narrow that group down to THREE finalists, and will reveal them NEXT Wednesday at 10:00 A.M. The voting among those three will continue through the show that night. 





By: Jessica Nicholson

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Pizza Hut Is Bringing Back Its "Edge" Pizza from the '90s


Pizza Hut has been trying to take advantage of our '90s nostalgia with a marketing campaign called "NEWstalgia"... celebrating things like Book It pins and those tabletop Pac-Man games they had.  Here's their newest reboot...


Pizza Hut just announced they're bringing back a thin-crust pizza called "The Edge" that originally debuted in 1997.


The big selling point was that all the toppings went the whole way to the edge of the pie, so no crust.  Which might not seem like a huge innovation now... but it was apparently INSANE in the late '90s.


The pizza is made with their Thin 'N Crispy crust, which is the first type of dough they used at Pizza Hut in the 1950s.


They also brought The Edge back for a limited time in 2009, but it's been gone for over a decade.  And they say this one's a limited-time thing too. 


I guess they're not that nostalgic about PRICE though. The original Edge pizza debuted for $8.99, and the reboot costs $12.99.  (That's actually slightly cheaper if you adjust for inflation though.  Here's a photo.)


(EatThis / Yahoo)






By: Mura Dominko / Brooke DiPalma

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Police plan for traffic issues at Abilene, Wylie graduations



ABILENE, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) – The Abilene Police Department is working with school officials to help alleviate traffic issues at two graduation ceremonies planned for Friday, May 28, 2021. Wylie High School graduation will be held at the Taylor County Expo Center, 1700 TX- Highway 36, at 7 p.m. Cooper High School graduation is scheduled at P.E. Shotwell Stadium also on Friday, May 28, starting at 8 p.m. 


Traffic congestion is expected leading up to and after both of these events and with their close proximity to each other. APD will have officers helping direct traffic. We ask citizens to expect delays. The map included is the suggested course of entry and exit for visitors to each respective graduation ceremony.


 Please review the provided map on the next page for suggested traffic direction.


 AISD is working on a contingency plan should the graduation be rained out. AISD will notify parents of any changes. WISD is hosting the graduation indoors and therefore does not foresee any weather changes needed.



By: Abilene Police Department

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Abilene boutique serves as gallery for women artists


ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – From the classroom to owning a boutique. Giving back to the community is a priority for local entrepreneur Addie Helms who uses her boutique to give artists a place to display their work.


Helms grew up in Abilene and after years of teaching, she knew she wanted to continue giving back to the community that she loves.


Addie’s boutique may look like your typical store, but her retail space doubles as an art gallery– featuring local female artists who aspire for the kind of success she once strived for.


“I carry a handful of local artists and they’re all woman, so some of them paint, some of them make cards, some of them dye fabrics, some of them do jewelry, and some of them make journals and that kind of thing so that has been a positive thing that I’ve been able to sort of help local woman promote their own businesses, that’s been a great thing,” said Addie Helms, Addie’s business owner.


Every morning new artwork is promoted through a Facebook page and is available for sale.


Helms believes having the artist’s work on the walls gives them exposure to not only a different group of people but even adds to the ambiance of the store.



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Five Free Ways to Deal with Allergy Season this Year


Earlier this week we heard that people with allergies will spend around $16,000 during their life dealing with them.  So here are five FREE ways to help deal with allergy season this year . . .


1.  Stay inside during the worst part of the day.  Midday and afternoon are usually when pollen counts are highest, so try to be indoors during those hours.


2.  Keep your car windows up.  Even though a fresh breeze can feel good, keeping the windows closed helps limit the amount of pollen you'll come into contact with.


3.  Wear your mask.  We all have a bunch of face masks lying around these days, and they actually do a pretty good job at limiting allergy symptoms when you're outside.


4.  Rinse off before bed.  Changing your clothes, taking a shower, and washing your hair after being outside limits how much time you'll spend with pollen on your body . . . and it also stops it from getting in your bed at the end of the day.


5.  Vacuum more.  Pollen and other allergens can get trapped in your rugs and carpets, and vacuuming frequently will get those allergens out of your house. 


(Huff Post)



By: Kate Bratskeir 

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A New App Lets You Charge People to Make Decisions for You


Would you pay someone to make all your decisions for you?  Or, even better . . . what if they paid YOU for the PRIVILEGE to make your decisions?  Well, it's a thing now.


There's an app called NewNew that lets you charge people $5 to vote and make choices for you . . . like what to have for lunch, or who to go out on a date with.  Then you just do whatever gets the most votes.


It's mostly meant as another way for influencers to monetize what they do.  And they can charge more for specific things.  Like a writer might charge $20 to name a character after you in their next short story.  Or you could come up with a prank, and pay a YouTuber to do it.


Abilene ISD honors teachers retiring after more than 40 years


ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) — More than 100 Abilene teachers were honored at AISD’s service and retirement awards ceremony Thursday, including two soon-to-be retirees who are leaving the classroom after 40 years.


“Today we celebrate all of the people that have 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 years of service in the district, as well as our individuals that are retiring from AISD,” Superintendent Dr. David Young said at the ceremony.


A total of 142 educators received awards for their long service, but only two of them were marking 40 years with the district.


“That’s something I’ll never achieve. I’m not going to work another 34 years in Abilene, I hate to break it to you,” Dr. Young joked.


Stacy Evans and Lorry Spears came to AISD in 1981.


“The top song was ‘Physical’ by Olivia Newton John, and I’m sure Stacy Evans had that on play on his 8 track in his car,” Said head of AISD communications Lance Flemming.


According to Spears, days like these bring up both memories and realizations.


“I was thinking about that the other day, my very first group of kids was kind of a mixture. And one of them would be 55 years old now. What?” she says.


Classes, kids, and cultures have shifted during her tenure.


“Kids don’t even know what chalk is. An overhead projector, whats that?” Spears says.


Despite the pain of saying goodbye each year, Spears has gladly stayed with AISD, picking up some valuable advice along the way.


“Use your colleagues, work together, stay positive, and remember that this is your ministry. These kids need you,” Spears says.


No matter the subject or the decade, Spears says she sees a timeless curiosity in each and every child.


“Kids are kids, doesn’t matter if it’s in the 80s or now. They still need your love, still need your guidance and they still make me laugh. It’s just a good profession. I love teaching,” she says.


Spears says she’s looking forward to doing more volunteer work. It seems she’s not quite finished giving back to her community.



By: Noah McKinney

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What's on Your Summer Bucket List?


Knock on wood, it looks like we might actually get to have a real summer this year.  And we're not gonna waste it.


According to a new survey, 59% of people say they want to try something new this summer.  And here are the top 10 things on people's "summer bucket list" . . .


1.  Camping.


2.  Waterskiing.


3.  Wakeboarding.


4.  Surfing.


5.  Hiking.


6.  Skydiving.


7.  Fishing.


8.  Mountain climbing.


9.  Sunbathing.


10.  Going to a national park or a monument. 


(Yahoo News)



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10 Random Stats in Honor of National Teachers Day


Today is National Teachers Day, and after THIS year, giving your kids' teachers presents is the least you can do.  Well . . . it's not the absolute least you can do.  WE'RE going to do the absolute least:  Share some stats.


Here's National Teachers Day by the numbers for you . . .


1.  The average teacher works 10 hours a day and 52 hours a week.


2.  92.4% of teachers spend their own money on things for their classroom or their students.


3.  Teachers make an average of 14% less money than other jobs that need the same level of education.


4.  The average retirement age for teachers is 59 years old.


5.  And 20% of public school teachers have a second job outside of teaching.


So buy a teacher a damn Starbucks gift card today, man. 


(National Today)



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Here Are the Top 10 Ways People Treat Their Pets Like Their Kids


You pretty much always hear people with pets refer to those pets as their "kids."  And they back that up with how they TREAT their pets.


A new survey asked people to name the biggest ways they treat their pets like children.  And here are the top 10 answers . . .


1.  Making sure they eat a healthy diet, 54%.


2.  Sharing food with them, 54%.


3.  Making sure they get enough exercise, 53%.


4.  Spending quality time with then, 52%.


5.  Creating a social media account for them, 46%.


6.  Buying them presents for the holidays, 36%.


7.  Throwing them birthday parties, 29%.


8.  Potty training them, 28%.


9.  Buying clothes for them, 27%.


10.  Wearing matching outfits with them, 21%. 


(Yahoo News)



By: People Staff

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