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  • The Andrews Brothers May 25, 2017
    What do you do if the Andrews Sisters can't go on the stage in their USO Show for the troops? Hope that the stagehands have the voices and moves to step up so the show can go on. Mistaken identities and madcap adventures, and the music of an entire generation highlight this wonderful Valentine to […]
  • Horizonscapes April 25, 2017
    The small scale of Katie Maratta’s vast miniature vistas demands closer examination. Only then are you rewarded with the impeccable detail of her horizontal narratives of the vast Texas landscape.
  • Texas Noir: Photography by Ashton Thornhill March 30, 2017
    Ashton Thornhill is a fine art photographer currently working on the Llano Estacado of Texas. He spent several years working as a photojournalist before he returned to his alma mater, Texas Tech University, to share his love of the medium and teach photography.
  • As Is: Rural Realism March 23, 2017
    Identifiable subjects are only part of the enduring allure of realism. Each generation of realist artists brings new subjects, new media, and new viewpoints to the genre. The AS IS: rural realism exhibitions feature the art of contemporary realists who focus on off-road subjects to create unique ways of seeing just how significant the seemingly […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Looking for your own pot of gold? Like share and comment below:

Do you or someone you know love visiting Abilene, TX? Share with us below your favorite Abilene experience for a chance to win a $200 visa gift card!

Don’t feel comfortable sharing your experience below then feel free to message us!

Winner announced April 7th!

 

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Head to the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature to check our their new exhibit featuring James E. Ransom!

“In the spring of 2017, the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature opened an exhibition featuring vibrant paintings by James E. Ransome in its exhibition, Everyday People: The Art of James E. Ransome.

While a few of the books represented are illustrated in watercolor, Ransome’s primary media exhibited in the gallery is acrylic and oil paints. The vivid colors seen in Ransome’s paintings work in perfect balance with the subject matter of his books. The books featured in this exhibition cover a wide range of subjects but what they all have in common is the celebration of the simple, joyful moments in life. Based on this, the exhibition is divide into three sections: Stories of the Land, People who made History, and Family Ties.”

Information and photo provided by:https://www.nccil.org/exhibitions/everyday-folks-the-art-of-james-e-ransome

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Visitors Guide

Curious to know more about Abilene? Download our visitors guide to see what were all about!

http://www.abilenevisitors.com/Visitors-Guide

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National Pie Day!

Its National Pie Day! Don’t forget to pick up a slice of your favorite from one of our favorites including ,The Birdhouse Coffee Shop, The Milk & Honey Bakery and more!

Comment below what type of pie you’ll be enjoying today!

Pie photo by The Milk and Honey Bakery

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Happy Sunday!

Happy Sunday!

Photo by Abilene champion, Doug Hodel Photography

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It’s spring break and what better way to spend it than by exploring Abilene and a GIVEAWAY!

Like this post for a chance to win 2 round up passes that you can use throughout the week to places like the 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum, The Abilene Zoo, Taylor County History Center/ Buffalo Gap Historic Village, Frontier Texas!, The Grace Museum, and the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature!

Winner announced Monday at 12!

Image may contain: outdoorIt’s spring break and what better way to spend it than by exploring Abilene and a GIVEAWAY!

Like this post for a chance to win 2 round up passes that you can use throughout the week to places like the 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum, The Abilene Zoo, Taylor County History Center/ Buffalo Gap Historic Village, Frontier Texas!, The Grace Museum, and the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature!

Winner announced Monday at 12!


Spring Break 2017

Spring Break 2017!

Spring break is finally here and we couldn’t be more excited! Planning on visiting Abilene

and are in need of some things to do? Here is a few things happening around Abilene this week!

 

 

SUP SPRING BREAK!

Paddleboarding and kayaking at the lake! There’s a sandy beach, plenty of shade for picnics, sand volleyball, and room to paddle around in the cove!

  •  Sunday, March 12, 2017-Saturday, March 18, 2017
    10 am – 6 pm
  • SUP Abilene
    9 Cherokee Circle
    Abilene TX 79601
  • $20-1 hr. of water adventure; Free-Picnic, grill and sand volleyball area

SPRING BREAK CAMP

Join friends for fun filled days with activities like sports, games, arts and crafts, a field trip to PrimeTime Family Entertainment Center and more. For children ages 6-13. Hosted by the City of Abilene Recreation Division. Space is limited! Registration online. $65-Per child. Price includes field trip, daily lunch and snacks for the week. Financial assistance is available on a limited basis.

  •  Monday, March 13, 2017-Friday, March 17, 2017
    7 am – 6 pm
  • Sears Rec Center
    2250 Ambler Ave.
    Abilene, TX 79601

AISD INVITATIONAL BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

  •  March 9-10, 11 a.m.; March 11, 10 a.m.
  • Abilene High School and Cooper High School

59TH ANNUAL SWEETWATER RATTLESNAKE ROUND-UP

Attend the world’s largest rattlesnake round-up featuring snake handling demonstrations, coin, gun and knife show, and a chili and brisket cook-off. Don’t forget to try deep-fried rattlesnake or enter the rattlesnake eating contest.

  • Friday & Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sunday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Nolan County Coliseum
    1699 Cypress St.
    Sweetwater, TX 79556

AHS BILL WALLACE INVITATIONAL BOYS GOLF TOURNAMENT

High school boys from the Big Country compete. Hosted by A.I.S.D.

  • Friday, March 10, 2017-Saturday, March 11, 2017 8am
  • Diamondback Golf Club
    1510 E. Industrial Blvd.
    Abilene, TX 79602

PARAMOUNT FILM SERIES: THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN

Three hopeful American secretaries visiting Italy fling their coins into Rome’s Trevi Fountain, each making a wish. Soon, they each become romantically involved with unexpected men. Starring: Louis Jourdan, Maggie McNamara, Jean Peters; color; 102 minutes; not rated

  •  Friday, March 10, 2017 7:30 pm
    Saturday, March 11, 2017 2 pm & 7:30 pm
  • Historic Paramount Theatre
    352 Cypress Street
    Abilene, TX 79605
  •  $7 for Adults; $6 for Students, Seniors, Military and Children

CHAUTAUQUA LEARNING SERIES

This month’s presentation: ‘The Five States of Texas’ by Dr. Robert Sledge. This lecture series is based on the Chautauqua movement which began in Chautauqua, New York, in 1875, and spread throughout the rural United States in the following years. It provided educational lectures and entertainment for average Americans before the advent of mass media like radio and television.

  • Saturday, March 11, 2017 11 am – 12:30 pm
  • Buffalo Gap Historic Village
    133 N. William St.

    Buffalo Gap, TX 79508

TRADE DAYS OF WEST TEXAS

A community event for Abilene and surrounding areas. Featuring unique items, antiques, crafts, vintage, handmade, food trucks and more. A family event to shop until you drop.

  • Saturday, March 11, 2017-Sunday, March 12, 2017
    Sat., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Trade Days of West Texas
    2501 E. Hwy 80
    Abilene, TX 79601

25TH ANNUAL STEAM N WHEELS BIKE RACE

Featuring course routes of 12, 32, and 48 miles. The first 200 riders that register will receive a complimentary long sleeve event t-shirt. Register online. $25-Per rider; $30-Day of registration.

  • Saturday, March 18th 10 am
  • Nelson Park
    2070 Zoo Lane
    Abilene, TX 79602

 


Outlaws & Legends!

Don’t forget to get your tickets to Outlaws and Legends Music Fest March 31st – April 1st!

2017 Line-Up: Lee Ann Womack, Cody Johnson, Mark Chesnutt, Kevin Fowler, Mark Powell, Cooder Graw, Kyle Park, Jamie Richards, Zane Williams, Jesse Raub Jr., Josh Ward Music, Eleven Hundred Springs, Jerrod Medulla, Randall King and more Coors Light Balcony artisits to come.


Calling all Pizza lovers!

Best ‘Pizza Parlors’ in the ABI!

1. Vagabond

Where:

1056 N 2nd St

Abilene, Texas

Hours:

Mon-Sat

11 am – 2 pm

5pm – 10 pm

Phone:

(325) 268-4321

We make awesome pizzas. Dough from a secret recipe. Sauce from imported San Marizano tomatoes. Toppings that are phenomenal; hand crafted meats, local veggies, lots of love. Oh, and when we put it all together we throw it in 850° oven. Yeah, awesome is an understatement.

2. Pizza by Design

Where:

1801 HWY 351
Abilene, TX 79601

Hours:

Mon-Sat

10 am – 11 pm

Phone:

(325) 704-5450

Pizza By Design was established in 2016 by a husband and wife team who wanted to bring something new to their hometown of Abilene, TX.

We love pizza – but we don’t want anyone to tell us what to eat on our pizza! AND we love to mix it up a bit. We thought you would too!

So, you get to choose what goes on your pizza from an enormous assortment of toppings.

We want you to enjoy creating your own pizza and dining with us – so our staff is friendly and our toppings are generous.

We are located on Hwy 351, just next to the new Wing Stop.  We offer dine-in, pick-up and delivery through Arrowhead Delivery.

Specialties

Personalized 10″ pizzas with unlimited toppings.

3. Brick Oven Pizza Company of Abilene

Where:

44714 S 14th St,

Abilene, TX 79605

Hours:

Sun – Thurs

11 am – 10 pm

Fri – Sat

11 am – 11 pm

Phone:

325-691-5303

Brick Oven Pizza Company opened our first location’s doors in 2004. We wanted to offer you, our guests, a family friendly place to order a super product where you could dine in, let us do the cooking and clean up the mess for you!

We strive to offer a delicious variety of menu items that will satisfy the whole family as well as being the best product on the market. We can do this by constantly testing our product, listening to our guests and making changes where needed.

Our goal is to satisfy each and every person that walks through our doors with as close to 100% quality satisfaction, both in service and product, as we possibly can. We want to partner with you and the community to build strong relationships whenever the opportunity presents itself.

4. Potters Pizza (opening in March 2017)

 

Where:

3802 Buffalo Gap Road
Abilene, Texas 79605

Hours:

TBD

Phone:

325-704-5474

Potter’s Pizza is exactly that, Henry Potter’s dough and sauce recipe first made in 1991. After building up a small area chain in the 4-corners area he stepped away from the business for a few years.

Fast forward to August 2010. Henry and his son Shane Potter began having conversations about his plans after his senior year of high school. His response, he wanted to learn the pizza business and re-open the old pizza places here in Texas. Henry became excited about the idea and started working on gathering the necessary investors and location etc. to make that dream a reality. On March 3rd 2011 that dream and idea started by Shane’s conversation with his Dad became real and Potter’s Pizza opened its first location in Graham, TX.

Our vision, our passion, is to be the best pizza place in Texas. Our focus is on Service, Quality, and Consistency. In short, “Simply Fresh, Simply Better”! To be the benchmark for full service pizza restaurants; providing an excellent experience to both the customer and team members at all times. We look forward to serving you!

We know this is ‘cheesy’ but make a trip to Abilene to find out for yourself just h0w delicious our pizza truly is!


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