History: Abilene, Texas was incorporated in 1882. Established by cattlemen as a stock shipping point on the Texas and Pacific Railway in 1881, the city was named after Abilene, Kansas. Abilene became the first city in Texas to create a downtown reinvestment zone in 1982. The city now spans Jones and Taylor Counties. Abeline economy is based on oil, agriculture, commerce, light manufacturing, and services. Abilene Ranked 17th Best in Nation in 2006 for public education Festival and Culture: The West Texas Fair & Rodeo, The Western Heritage Classic, Abilene Founder's Day, Art Walk, Abilene Gem and Mineral Show, the West Texas Book and Music Festival, the Abilene Gun and Knife Show, the Erinshire Folk Festival, Abilene Arts Alliance, Paramount Theatre, The Abilene Philharmonic, The Grace Museum, the Center for Contemporary Arts, The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, The Abilene Zoo, and Frontier Texas Colleges and Universities: Abilene Christian University (ACU), Hardin-Simmons University (HSU), and McMurry University, as well as the Abilene campus of Cisco Junior College (CJC), a West Texas campus of Texas State Technical College, and American Commercial College. Abilene has one of the only competing and performing jump rope teams Did you know? Jessica Simpson was born in Abilene, TX?
Tidbits 5/29/2017 - Abilene Reporter-News
A Memorial Day ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, 7457 West Lake Road. Col. David M. Benson, 7th ...
Big Country to host multiple Memorial Day events - KTXS
City of Abilene Memorial Day Closings - Story | KTAB and KRBC
Abilene Chipotle one of the chain's many locations hacked with credit card-stealing malware
ABILENE, Texas - Chipotle in Abilene is one of the burrito chain's many locations hit by a cyber security attack that allowed hackers to steal credit card information from customers. KTXS confirmed the attack with Chipotle. Customers who paid with a ...
Chipotle — Security Incident
Education Notebook: Slipped through the cracks
My apologies to Trent High School and its valedictorian and salutatorian. You weren't included in our front page spread of pictures. This became apparent when I was contacted over Twitter Thursday night by a reader of a story I wrote about identical ...
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BRECKENRIDGE — The Breckenridge Airshow will be presented from 1-5 p.m. at the Stephens County Airport. Gates will open at 9 a.m. More than 50 World War II-era aircraft are expected to be be present. Admission is $20 for adults, $5 for children ages ...