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Wolfabilene Updates Archives for 2021-02

Three Braum's locations pending in Abilene

 

 

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Abilene could soon be home to multiple Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores.

 

City officials confirmed three locations for the fast food chain/convenience store are currently in the pre-development phase.

 

If everything works out as planned, one will be located on Hardin-Simmons owned property off Ambler Avenue, one will be located on Abilene Christian University property near KFC on Judge Ely Blvd, and one will be located at the corner of Antilley Road and Memorial Drive in south Abilene.

 

Both Judge Ely Blvd and Antilley Road locations are still in the pre-development planning phase, which means city officials and engineers are working closely with Braum’s to get the logistics for these new locations set.

 

The location of Ambler Avenue cannot begin planning process until two rezoning requests are passed through city council. Both rezoning requests will be subject to a final reading and public hearing at the upcoming meeting on March 1.

 

“Braum’s has not submitted any site plans for these properties which is one of the first steps in the building process, so we do not have a timeline for when the restaurant and convenience grocery store will open,” city officials explain.

 

KTAB and KRBC have reached out to Braum’s corporate office to get more information on the possible timeline.

 

Braum’s was started more than 50 years ago in Oklahoma, and now boasts nearly 300 locations throughout five states. 

 

Their nearest location is currently in Mineral Wells.

 

Braum’s previously applied for a sign variance in south Abilene in 2019, but those plans never developed any further.

 

 

By: Erica Garner

Copyright © 2021, KTAB/KRBC Nexstar Broadcasting. All Rights Reserved

Additional counties approved for individual assistance from FEMA, Taylor included

 

 

AUSTIN, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Thirty-one additional Texas counties have been added to the President’s Major Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance, including Taylor County.

 

In a press release issued by Governor Abbott’s Press Office, the Governor announced that 31 additional counties will be able to receive assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA.

 

The following counties were the initial 77 counties approved for Individual Assistance Saturday afternoon:

 

Angelina, Aransas, Bastrop, Bee, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Brazoria, Brazos, Brown, Burleson, Caldwell, Calhoun, Cameron, Chambers, Collin, Comal, Comanche, Cooke, Coryell, Dallas, Denton, DeWitt, Ellis, Falls, Fort Bend, Galveston, Gillespie, Grimes, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hood, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Kaufman, Kendall, Lavaca, Liberty, Madison, Matagorda, Maverick, McLennan, Montague, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Nueces, Orange, Palo Pinto, Panola, Parker, Polk, Rockwall, Sabine, San Jacinto, San Patricio, Scurry, Shelby, Smith, Stephens, Tarrant, Travis, Tyler, Upshur, Van Zandt, Victoria, Walker, Waller, Wharton, Wichita, Williamson, Wilson, and Wise Counties.

 

Since then, 31 additional counties have been approved:

 

Anderson, Austin, Bosque, Bowie, Burnet, Cherokee, Colorado, Erath, Fannin, Freestone, Gonzales, Grayson, Gregg, Harrison, Hill, Houston, Hunt, Jackson, Jim Wells, Jones, Limestone, Lubbock, Medina, Milam, Navarro, Rusk, Taylor, Tom Green, Val Verde, Washington, Wood.

 

“Additional counties will continue to be re-requested as the State of Texas continues to receive information reported from individuals who have suffered damage from the winter storm. Texans are urged to fill out the Texas Division of Emergency Management’s Texas Individual Assistance Reporting Tool (TIART) to help the state identify damages across Texas and help emergency management officials gain an understanding of damages that occurred during the recent winter weather,” said the press release.

 

How to apply for individual assistance:

Texas homeowners and renters in the 77 counties designated for individual assistance who sustained damage may now apply for disaster assistance with FEMA.

 

If you have insurance and are applying for disaster assistance, you must also file a claim with your insurance company as soon as possible. By law, FEMA cannot duplicate benefits for losses covered by insurance. If insurance does not cover all your damage, you may be eligible for federal assistance.

 

The fastest and easiest way to apply is by visiting www.disasterassistance.gov.

 

If it is not possible to register online, call 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585). The toll-free telephone lines operate from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT, seven days a week. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, Innocaption or CapTel should update FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service.

 

When you apply for assistance, have the following information readily available:

 

  • A current phone number where you can becontacted
  • Your address at the time of the disaster and the address where you are now staying
  • Your Social Security number, if available
  • A general list of damage and losses
  • If insured, the insurance policy number, or the agent and company name

If it is safe to do so, start cleaning up now. Take photos to document damage and begin cleanup and repairs to prevent further damage. Remember to keep receipts from all purchases related to the cleanup and repair.

 

Disaster assistance may include financial assistance for temporary lodging and home repairs, low-interest loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

 

Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration are available to businesses, homeowners and renters. Call the SBA at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 800-877-8339) or visit www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance.

 

The entire press release reads as follows:

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Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved an additional 31 Texas counties to be added to the President’s Major Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance. The Governor originally requested Individual Assistance for all 254 Texas counties on February 13th. On February 20th, the White House partially approved Texas’ request for a Major Disaster Declaration. The partial approval included Individual Assistance in 77 counties and for Public Assistance (Emergency Protective Measures Only) in all 254 counties. 

 

Additional counties will continue to be re-requested as the State of Texas continues to receive information reported from individuals who have suffered damage from the winter storm. Texans are urged to fill out the Texas Division of Emergency Management’s Texas Individual Assistance Reporting Tool (TIART) to help the state identify damages across Texas and help emergency management officials gain an understanding of damages that occurred during the recent winter weather. FEMA has asked the state of Texas for additional information regarding the amount of damage in the counties that have yet to be declared, and TDEM will continue to present that information until all Texas counties that qualify for federal assistance receive the assistance they need.

 

“I thank FEMA for their swift approval of these additional counties and for their continued partnership as we ensure Texans have access to relief following the winter storm,” said Governor Abbott. “I urge Texans to use the Texas Individual Assistance Reporting Tool so that the state can continue to identify damages and fight for the crucial assistance that our communities need.”

 

Counties included in this approval are Anderson, Austin, Bosque, Bowie, Burnet, Cherokee, Colorado, Erath, Fannin, Freestone, Gonzales, Grayson, Gregg, Harrison, Hill, Houston, Hunt, Jackson, Jim Wells, Jones, Limestone, Lubbock, Medina, Milam, Navarro, Rusk, Taylor, Tom Green, Val Verde, Washington, Wood.

 

 

By: Martin Mercado

Copyright © 2021, KTAB/KRBC Nexstar Broadcasting. All Rights Reserved

Friday, February 12, 2021: Freezing temperatures and cloudy skies continue today with upcoming heavy snow chances

 

FORECAST SUMMARY:

 

Friday will be dry and very cold. Expect highs in the middle 20’s under cloudy skies. There will be a breezy NNE wind. With the wind, it will feel like it is in the teens. Overnight, expect temperatures to fall to near 20° under cloudy skies. There will be a slight breeze out of the NNE.

 

Saturday will see a slight chance for snow showers. Impacts from this will be small if any at all. High temperatures will reach the middle 20’s under cloudy skies.

 

Sunday (Valentines Day) will see highs in the upper teens and lower 20’s. Better chances for snow will move in as well. The best chance for snow will be Sunday night into Monday morning. A *WINTER STORM WATCH* is in effect from 6 AM Sunday through 12 PM Monday. This may be of the heavy variety. We are tracking this storm very closely because of the big potential impacts this may cause. Right now most areas look to see around 4″-6″ of snow. This includes Abilene and the I-20 corridor. Higher amounts may be seen in the northern Big Country. Lower amounts look to be seen in the southern Big Country and Heartland. These numbers are subject to change. It is still a few days out.

 

Monday (Presidents Day) morning will see low in the single digits. Wind chill values will be in the negative teens. It will be windy. The chance for snow will taper off during the afternoon.

 

Tuesday morning will see low in the single digits. Wind chill values will be near -5°. It will be mostly cloudy. High temperatures will recover to the upper 20’s as the winds shift to the south.

 

A Wednesday morning cold front will keep temperatures a couple degrees below freezing. There will be a chance for a wintry mix as well.

 

Thursday will be cold and dry. Expect highs in the middle 30’s along with lots of sun.

 

FORECAST DETAILS:

 

Today: Mostly Cloudy. Breezy. High Temperature: 26° Winds: NNE 5-15 MPH

 

Tonight: Cloudy. Low Temperature: 20° Winds: NNE 5-10 MPH

 

Saturday: Cloudy. 20% Snow Showers. Breezy. High Temperature: 24° Winds: NNE 5-10 MPH

 

Sunday (Valentines Day): *WINTER STORM WATCH* Cloudy. 60% Snow. 90% Overnight Snow. High Temperature: 20° Winds: NNE 15-20 G25 MPH

 

Monday (Presidents Day): *WINTER STORM WATCH* Partly Sunny. 90% Snow AM Snow. AM Wind chill: -15° High Temperature: 12° Winds: NNW 10-15 G25 MPH

 

Tuesday: Mostly Cloudy. AM Wind chill: -10° High Temperature: 29° Winds: SSE 10-15 MPH

 

Wednesday: Mostly Cloudy. 40% Wintry Mix. High Temperature: 28° Winds: N 10-15 MPH

 

Thursday: Mostly Sunny. High Temperature: 36° Winds: NW 10-15 MPH

 

Average High Temperature: 60°

 

Average Low Temperature: 36°

 

Sunrise: 7:24 A.M.

 

Sunset: 6:22 P.M.

 

Meteorologist Zach Gilday

 

 

By: Zach Gilday

Copyright © 2021, KTAB/KRBC Nexstar Broadcasting. All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

What's the Most Romantic Thing to Drink on Valentine's Day?

 

If I drink ALL of these on Valentine's Day, does it cease to be classy?

 

 

2,000 people were asked to name the most romantic boozy beverages you can drink on a date.  Here are the top 10.  (They were allowed to pick more than one.)

 

 

1.  Red wine.  41% of people said it's one of the most romantic options.

 

2.  Champagne, 38%.

 

3.  White wine, 37%.

 

4.  Rosé, 29%.

 

5.  Wine cocktails like sangria, 26%.  So the top five are all wine.

 

6.  Martinis, 19%.

 

7.  Beer, 19%.

 

8.  Vodka soda, 14%.

 

9.  Gin and tonic, 14%.  And 16% said none of the above.  

 

(SWNS)

 

 

By: Joseph Staples

Copyright © 2021, SWNS. All Rights Reserved

The Top Reasons Non-Football Fans Watch the Super Bowl Are to Socialize, Eat, and Avoid FOMO

 

A lot of us watch the Super Bowl for the ads or halftime show, not the game.  And a new survey of NON-sports fans asked people WHY they watch major sporting events.  Here are the top ten reasons . . .

 

1.  For the atmosphere.

 

2.  To get together with family and friends.

 

3.  For the social factor.  So the first three are all mostly about socializing.

 

4.  To learn about the sport.

 

5.  So they can join in on conversations about the game the next day.

 

6.  For the adrenaline.

 

7.  The food.

 

8.  FOMO, or the "fear of missing out."

 

9.  To keep up to date with sports news.

 

10.  To impress someone. 

 

The top people we try to impress by watching sports are our friends, coworkers, and a significant other. 

 

(Express)

 

 

Copyright © 2021, Express. All Rights Reserved

Just in Time for Valentine's Day: The Best and Worst States for Single People

 

Good news:  If you're single and can't stand Valentine's Day, it's probably going to be a lot more muted this year.  And more good news:  You have plenty of time to RELOCATE so you're not single for next year's Valentine's Day.

 

The website WalletHub just ranked all 50 states from the best place for single people to the worst.

 

The rankings are based on 27 factors including the percentage of single adults, the gender ratio, online dating opportunities, drink prices, restaurants per capita, affordability, online dating safety, and how few Covid restrictions they have.

 

Based on all that, the top 10 states for single people are: Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, New York, Illinois, California, Ohio, Michigan, and Missouri.

 

And the 10 worst are:  New Mexico, West Virginia, North Dakota, Hawaii, Arkansas, Delaware, Kentucky, Wyoming, Alaska, and Mississippi. 

 

(WalletHub

 

 

(Check out the full list ranking all 50 states.)

 

 

By: Adam McCann

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