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Encyclopedia > Abilene, Texas
City of Abilene
Nickname: The Friendly Frontier or The Key City
Location within the state of Texas
Coordinates: 32°26′47″N 99°44′44″W / 32.44639, -99.74556
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Taylor, Jones
Government
 - Mayor Norm Archibald
Area
 - Total 110.6 sq mi (286.5 km²)
 - Land 105.1 sq mi (272.3 km²)
 - Water 5.5 sq mi (14.2 km²)
Elevation 1,719 ft (524 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 115,930 (city proper)
 - Density 1,102.8/sq mi (425.8/km²)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 79600-79699
Area code(s) 325
FIPS code 48-01000GR2
GNIS feature ID 1329173GR3
Website: http://www.abilenetx.com/

Abilene is located in Taylor County, Texas, United States, in the central portion of the state. The population was 115,930 at the 2000 census. It is the principal city of the Abilene, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a 2006 estimated population of 158,063. It is the county seat of Taylor County.GR6 Dyess Air Force Base is located to the west of the city. EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Adapted from Wikipedias TX county maps by Seth Ilys. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Index: Contents: Top - A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Anderson County formed in 1846 from part of Houston County. ... Taylor County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Jones County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... North American area code 325 is a state of Texas telephone area code for numbers in the Abilene area. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Taylor County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Map of Texas highlighting the Abilene metropolitan area. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Dyess Air Force Base is located in Texas, on the western outskirts of the city of Abilene. ...


Abilene is located off Interstate 20, between exits 279 on its western edge and 292 on the east. Abilene is 150 miles west of Fort Worth, Texas The city is looped by I-20 to the north, US 277/83 on the west, and Loop 322 to the east. A railroad divides the city down the center into north and south. The downtown area is on the north side of the railroad. Nickname: Motto: Where the West Begins Location of Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas Coordinates: , Country State Counties Tarrant, Denton Government  - Mayor Michael J. Moncrief Area  - City 298. ...


The fastest-growing parts of the city are growing to the southwest, along Southwest Drive, the Winters Freeway, and the Buffalo Gap Road corridor; the southeast, along Loop 322, Oldham Lane, Industrial Drive, and Maple Street; and in the northeast near the intersection of SH 351 and I-20. There are three lakes in the city, one on the western edge of Abilene Regional Airport, one on the southeast corner of US 83/84 & Loop 322 interchange, and one in Jones County north of the city. Abilene Regional Airport (IATA: ABI, ICAO: KABI) is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) southeast of Abilene, in Taylor County, Texas. ...

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History

Map of the city in 1883
Map of the city in 1883

Established by cattlemen as a stock shipping point on the Texas and Pacific Railway in 1881, the city was named after Abilene, Kansas; the original endpoint for the Chisholm Trail. The city later became a major cattle-producing area with diversified farming. In recent years, petroleum has added great impetus to the city's economy. By 1900, 3,411 people lived in Abilene. When the city celebrated its centennial in 1981, the city set up a demonstration oil-drilling rig on the county fairgrounds just to illustrate the techniques of "making hole". By pure accident, it struck oil, not much - but enough for modest profitable production. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 781 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (9217 × 7080 pixel, file size: 18. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 781 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (9217 × 7080 pixel, file size: 18. ... Year 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Texas and Pacific Railway Company (known as the T&P) was created by federal charter in 1871 with the purpose of building a southern transcontinental railroad between Marshall, Texas and San Diego, California. ... Abilene is a city in Dickinson County, Kansas, United States, 163 miles (262 km) west of Kansas City. ... The Chisholm Trail was a route used in the late 19th century in the Western United States for cattle drives, the movement of cattle overland. ... For general information about the genus, including other species of cattle, see Bos. ... Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Lubbock, Texas Ignacy Łukasiewicz - creator of the process of refining of kerosene from crude oil. ...


Abilene has become the commercial, retail, medical, and transportation hub of a 19-county area known as "The Big Country" or the "Texas Midwest". By the end of 2005, commercial and residential development had reached record levels in and around the city. The city is now undergoing a strong economic growth as new industries and businesses come to Abilene.


Geography and Climate

Downtown Abilene, Texas
Downtown Abilene, Texas

Abilene is located at 32°26′47″N, 99°44′44″W (32.446425, -99.745482),GR1 160 miles (257 km) west by south of Fort Worth. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 526 pixelsFull resolution‎ (900 × 592 pixels, file size: 431 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 526 pixelsFull resolution‎ (900 × 592 pixels, file size: 431 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Nickname: Motto: Where the West Begins Location of Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Texas Coordinates: , Country State Counties Tarrant, Denton Government  - Mayor Michael J. Moncrief Area  - City 298. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 286.5 km² (110.6 mi²). 272.3 km² (105.1 mi²) of it is land and 14.2 km² (5.5 mi²) of it is water (4.95%). The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 89 93 97 99 109 109 110 109 107 103 92 89
Norm High °F 55.2 60.7 69.1 77.3 84.7 91.1 94.8 93.7 86.7 77.6 65.1 56.9
Norm Low °F 31.8 36.5 43.8 51.8 61 68.5 72.3 71.4 64.4 54.4 42.3 33.9
Rec Low °F -9 -7 7 25 36 47 55 50 35 23 14 -7
Precip (in) 0.97 1.13 1.41 1.67 2.83 3.06 1.7 2.63 2.91 2.9 1.3 1.27
Source: USTravelWeather.com [1]

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 115,930 people, 2005 estimate placed the city's population at 120,021), 41,570 households, and 28,101 families residing in the city. The population density was 425.8/km² (1,102.7/mi²). There were 45,618 housing units at an average density of 167.5/km² (433.9/mi²). The ethnic makeup of the city was 78.07% White, 8.81% African American, 0.55% Native American, 1.33% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 8.73% from other races, and 2.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 19.45% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 41,570 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% are classified as non-families by the United States Census Bureau. Of 41,570 households, 1,709 are unmarried partner households: 1,577 heterosexual, 62 same-sex male, and 70 same-sex female households. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.07. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 15.3% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 102.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $33,007, and the median income for a family was $40,028. Males had a median income of $28,078 versus $20,918 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,577. About 10.9% of families and 15.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

Abilene has two school districts within the city limits, the Abilene Independent School District (AISD) and Wylie Independent School District (WISD). They are referred to jointly as the WAISD. The local high schools are Abilene High School and Cooper High School of AISD and Wylie High School of WISD. Opening in 2008, a new building in the Hardin-Simmons University campus will serve AISD high school students as a magnet school, Holland Medical High School, as well as HSU students as the Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics. The Holland Medical High School will be affiliated with Hendrick Medical Center which is across Ambler Avenue from the campus. Abilene Independent School District is a public school district based in Abilene, Texas (USA). ... Wylie Independent School District is a public school district based in Abilene, Texas (USA). ... Abilene High School is a public high school located in Abilene, Texas and is part of the Abilene Independent School District. ... Cooper High School (commonly reffered to as Abilene Cooper) is a public, co-educational secondary school in Abilene, Texas. ...


The city is also home to several higher education units, including three religiously affiliated private universities: Abilene Christian University (ACU), Hardin-Simmons University (HSU), and McMurry University (MMU), as well as the Abilene campus of Cisco Junior College, a West Texas campus of Texas State Technical College, and American Commercial College. In addition, a new Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy was recently built in north Abilene. Abilene Christian University (ACU) is a private university located in Abilene, Texas, affiliated with Churches of Christ. ... Hardin-Simmons University Hardin-Simmons University (or HSU) is a private Baptist university located in Abilene, Texas. ... McMurry University, founded in 1923, is a university in Abilene, Texas. ... Cisco Junior College is a community college located one mile north of Cisco, Texas, a small town between Fort Worth, Texas and Abilene, Texas. ... Texas State Technical College System is a system of two-year technical schools in Texas. ...


Abilene also ranked as the 17th city in the nation for high education in September/October 2006.[citation needed]


Culture

The cultural aspects of Abilene center around a mix of the local college and university campuses, the agriculture community of the surrounding area, and the numerous evangelical churches present. Abilene is also home to the restored Paramount Theatre, The Abilene Philharmonic Association, The Grace Museum, the Center for Contemporary Arts, The National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, The Abilene Zoo, Frontier Texas, the 87th Armored Division Museum, Taylor County Coliseum, five libraries, twenty-six public parks, six television stations and several radio stations, including one National Public Radio station (89.7 KACU). The Paramount Theatre is located in downtown Abilene, Texas on 352 Cypress Street. ... The Grace Museum is located in Abilene, Texas, USA. It contain three museums: an Art Museum, a History Museum and a Childrens Museum. ... NPR redirects here. ...


Abilene has one of the only competing and performing jump rope teams in the area, known as the "Jammin' Jumpers." They formed in 1996 and have been to the National Jump Rope Championships in Walt Disney World 3 times: in 2001, 2003, and 2005. The city's main newspaper is the Abilene Reporter-News. George Hamilton IV had a country and pop hit in 1963 with a song about the city, simply entitled "Abilene." The city also plays an important part in Richard Kelly's 2007 film Southland Tales, as well as his unproduced 1999 screenplay adaptation of Holes, both of which take place in the years following a nuclear attack on the city, where much of Kelly's family lives. An 1800 depiction of jumping rope A jump rope, skipping rope or skip rope is the primary tool used in the game of skipping played by children and many young adults, where one or more participants jump over a spinning rope so that it passes under their feet and over... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses... Abilene Reporter-News is a daily newspaper based in Abilene, Texas, USA. It is owned by the newspaper group, The E.W. Scripps Company. ... George Hamilton IV (born July 19, 1937 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) is an American country musician, known across the world for singles like Before This Day Ends and Abilene. He began performing in the late 1950s as a teen idol, only later switching to pop-country, then folk music. ... Abilene is a 1963 song originally recorded by George Hamilton IV. Written by Bob Gibson and John D. Loudermilk, it reached number one on the country music charts for four weeks, and peaked at number 15 on the pop music charts. ... Richard Kelly (born March 28, 1975) is an American film director and writer, best known for 2001s Donnie Darko. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Southland Tales is a 2007 science fiction / drama / dark comedy film, written and directed by Richard Kelly. ... This article is about the year. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

The Enterprise
The Enterprise

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Events

The West Texas Fair & Rodeo, held annually for ten days in mid-September, features exhibits and amusements reflecting early days of Abilene, plus modern attractions of West Texas.


The Western Heritage Classic in early May features ranch rodeo, campfire cook-off, sheepdog trials, farrier competition, Cowboy Poets Society, a Western art show and many other activities. Sheepdog trials (or simply Dog trials) is a competitive dog sport of an agricultural nature, popular in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and other farming nations. ... French farrier of Haras nationaux Italian farrier at work A farrier is a specialist in equine hoof care, including the trimming and balancing of a horses hoof so as to fit shoes to the horses foot. ... Although one may appreciate the written form of cowboy poetry, the original form was spoken live around a night campfire. ...


The first weekend in April features Abilene Founder's Day (formerly known as Celebrate Abilene), an outdoor festival held in the historic downtown area bringing the arts, history, railroad and family entertainment.


On every second Thursday evening of the month, Artwalk is held in downtown Abilene. During Artwalk all the local museums are free, the Paramount theater shows an "art film", local musicians and performers busk, and several crafters and artists set up booths and sell their wares. Busking is the practice of doing live performances in public places to entertain people, usually to solicit donations and tips. ...


There are also several special-interest conventions, festivals, and shows scattered throughout the year, including the Abilene Gem and Mineral Show, the West Texas Book and Music Festival, the Abilene Gun and Knife Show, the Friends of the Abilene Public Library book sale, and the Erinshire Folk Festival. The Erinshire Folk Festival is an annual event started in 2003 and is held at Erinshire Gardens. The purpose of the festival is to spotlight Abilene-area musicians and original music. Another annual local event is the "Cruise Night" parade of classic and modern sports cars held each September.


Also of note is the annual Abilene High vs. Cooper High football game, the Crosstown Showdown, usually held near Halloween. Two of these games, in 2001 and 2002, were for the district championship and were called the “Showdown at Shotwell” games played at Shotwell Stadium. Abilene High School is a public high school located in Abilene, Texas and is part of the Abilene Independent School District. ... Cooper High School (commonly reffered to as Abilene Cooper) is a public, co-educational secondary school in Abilene, Texas. ... Shotwell Stadium is a stadium in Abilene, Texas. ...

Abilene, Texas
Abilene, Texas

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Growth

Rapid residential and commercial growth has come to Abilene within the last few years and still continues to this day. Subdivisions have been created in different spots, mostly concentrated in 3 main areas of town, creating a strong housing market in Abilene. To reflect that, shopping centers and new businesses have also been constructed in certain parts of the city, developing some new retail and housing centers. Some subdivisions have been expanded while some shopping centers have seen new shops replacing old businesses. These new developments show that a strong growth trend for the area has begun, but an excessive expansion is not likely to happen in Abilene, unlike in other cities of similar size.


New and Expanding Subdivisions

Newly Established Subdivision
Previously Established but Expanding Subdivision
Newly Established and Expanding Subdivision
 Buffalo Gap Rd/Rebecca Ln/Beltway South Corridor 
  • Silver Oaks, off of Buffalo Gap Rd
  • Rio Mesa, also off of Buffalo Gap Rd
  • Indian Trails, off of Antilley Rd near Buffalo Gap Rd
  • Pebble Beach Estates, also off of Antilley Rd
  • Bella Vista Estates, at Buffalo Gap Rd and Beltway South
  • Tuscany Trails, off of Beltway South
  • 707 Ranch off of Beltway South
  • The Villages at Abilene, off of S Clack St north of Antilley Rd
  • Greystone Estates, south of Catclaw Dr and Chimney Rock Rd
 Winters Freeway Corridor 
  • Remington Estates
  • Mountain Shadows Ranch
  • Deer Valley Estates
  • Callahan Divide Estates
  • The Canyons
 Loop 322 Area in Southeast Abilene 
  • Parkside Place, off of Maple St
  • Lone Star Ranch, off of Loop 322 near Industrial Blvd
  • Vaquero Ranch, off of Oldham Ln
  • Indian Wells, also off of Oldham Ln
  • South Lytle neighborhood south of E Industrial Blvd
  • Tuscany Village, enclosed by Loop 322, Oldham Ln, and E Industrial Blvd
 SH 351(Ambler Avenue) at Interstate 20 
  • Heritage Parks
  • The Enclave, branching from Heritage Parks
 Other Developments 
  • The Grove Student Apartments, off of N Judge Ely Blvd and E Stamford St
  • Sunset Arbor Apartments, off of W Lake Dr and E Stamford St
  • Wildlife Trails, off of Griffith Rd near SH 351
  • Lexington Court, off of Yeomans Rd and Parsons Rd
  • Oldham Forbes, off of Oldham Ln west of Lytle Lake
  • The Arbors at Rose Park, off of S 7th St east of S Mockingbird Ln

New Shopping Centers & Businesses

Open Shopping Center or Business
Under Planning or Construction Stage
 Southwest Drive/Buffalo Gap Road/Winters Freeway Corridor 
  • Shops at Abilene - This shopping center includes the following stores, many of which are new to Abilene: Bed Bath & Beyond, Michael's, Ross Dress for Less, Shoe Carnival, rue 21, Lifeway Christian Store, PetSmart, Sally Beauty Supply, Old Navy, Goody's, Super Suppers, Catherine's Plus Sizes, Al's Formal Wear, David's Bridal, Smoothie King, Red Robin, EB Games, at&t, Cold Stone Creamery, Sport Clips, and Payless Shoe Source, among others
  • Abilene Marketplace, which so far only includes Kohl's
  • Wingate Inn
  • Rosa's Cafè & Tortilla Factory
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Logan's Roadhouse
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Aaron's Rental
  • Dollar General
  • Ashley Furniture Homestore
  • Lithia Toyota of Abilene
  • Zookini's
  • Jason's Deli
  • Hilton Garden Inn
 Loop 322 Area 
  • Prime Time Family Entertainment Center
  • Skyline Oven and Grill Restaurant
  • Lone Star Outpost Retail Center - Small shopping plaza that includes several local businesses
  • 7-Eleven at Oldham Ln.
  • 7-Eleven at Industrial Blvd.
 SH 351(Ambler Avenue) at Interstate 20 
  • Wal-Mart Supercenter
  • Abilene Corners Shopping Center - Tenants include Dollar Tree and Cato Fashion
  • Chili's
  • Enterprise Plaza, a master-planned retail area
  • Lowe's, the first business of Enterprise Plaza
  • A2Z Self-Storage
  • Comfort Suites
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Strip mall in front of Wal-Mart, includes Game Stop...and Movies Too, Sally Beauty Supply, Radio Shack, and other stores
  • Residence Inn by Mariott

Major Highways

Interstates

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US Highways

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Texas State Routes

Image File history File links Texas_36. ... State Highway 36 runs from Abilene to Freeport. ... Image File history File links Texas_Loop_322. ... Image File history File links Texas_351. ...

Farm to Market Roads

Image File history File links TexasFM89. ... Junction Location Taylor County US 83/US 84 Abilene FM 126 Near Nolan, TX Legend < FM 88 FM 90 > Texas State Highways Current - Deleted Farm to Market Road 89 or FM 89 starts in Abilene, TX at US 83 and US 84 and ends at FM 126 near Nolan, TX... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links TexasFM707. ... Farm to Market Road 707 runs from FM 1750 in Abilene, Texas to US 83 and US 277 in Anson, Texas. ...

Urban Roads

  • UR 18
  • UR 3438

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Famous People from Abilene

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Randall Tex Cobb (born May 7, 1950 in Abilene, Texas) is an American prizefighter from Texas. ... Boxing, nicknamed the sweet science and also called pugilism or prizefighting, is a sport where two participants of similar weight attack each other with their fists in a series of two to three-minute intervals called rounds. In both Amateur and Professional divisions, the combatants (called boxers or fighters) avoid... (Billy) Charles Coody (July 13, 1937 in Stamford, Texas) is an American golfer. ... This article is about the golf tournament. ... Stamford is a city located in Texas. ... Royston Campbell Crane (November 22, 1901 - July 7, 1977), who signed his work Roy Crane, was an American cartoonist and creator of the comic strip characters Wash Tubbs, Captain Easy, and Buz Sawyer. ... Wash Tubbs was a comic strip created by Roy Crane that ran from April 14, 1924 to 1988. ... 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Bonnie Curtis is a film producer, whose credits include Saving Private Ryan, A.I., Minority Report, and The Lost World: Jurassic Park directed by Steven Spielberg. ... Steven Spielberg (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... Shae DLyn (born Shae Dlyn Sherertz, November 24, 1963 in Abilene, Texas) is an actress known for her roles as Jane Cavanaugh in the series Dharma & Greg and as Cousin Vicki in the National Lampoon comedy Vegas Vacation. ... Bob Estes (born February 2, 1966) is an American professional golfer. ... // Michael Dean Standly (born May 19, 1964) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour. ... Megan Ewing on the cover of Marie Claire Megan Christine Ewing (born September 30, 1984 in Abilene, Texas) is a model. ... Larry Gatlin (born May 2, 1948 in Seminole, Texas) is an American Country Music Singer. ... Stedman Graham (b. ... Carol Hall is a composer and lyricist, born in Abilene, Texas. ... The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a stage and film musical, based on a story by Larry L. King. ... Gregory King Hoblit (born November 27, 1944 in Abilene, Texas) is a Hollywood film director. ... Andy Holmes is a leading British rower. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Cristan Lee Judd (born August 15, 1969, in Abilene, Texas) is an actor and choreographer, but is probably best known for his failed marriage to Jennifer López. ... For the meteorologist of The Weather Channel, see The Weather Channel (United States). ... John Derran Lackey (born October 23, 1978, in Abilene, Texas) is a major league baseball starting pitcher from Abilene, Texas. ... This article is about the player in baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... John Bradshaw Layfield John Charles Layfield, better known by his stage names John Bradshaw Layfield (JBL), and Bradshaw (born on November 29, 1967 in Sweetwater, Texas) is an American professional wrestler. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... Wilbert Montomery (born September 16, 1954 in Greenville, Mississippi) is a former American football player in the National Football League. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert (official) Andy Reid (de facto) Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... On TV: Played Veruca, a female werewolf, in several episodes of Buffy the Vampire slayer. ... Clint Norris was the bassist and back-up vocalist for the Christian metalcore band As I Lay Dying. ... Deirdre Lovejoy is an American actress. ... Johnson winning the 100 m final The 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, were held in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. ... Badge, released in the USSR The 1980 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXII Olympiad, were held in Moscow in the Soviet Union. ... Ty ONeal (born 2 August 1978) is an actor best known for playing Dwayne Robertson in The Mighty Ducks series of movies. ... It has been suggested that History of rodeo be merged into this article or section. ... For other uses, see Cowboy (disambiguation). ... Terry Orr (born September 27, 1961 in Savannah, Georgia) was an American football tight end in the NFL for the Washington Redskins and the San Diego Chargers. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... Fess Parker (born August 16, 1924) is an American film and television actor. ... University of Texas redirects here. ... Lee Roy Parnell (born December 21, 1956) is an American country music singer, most famous for his 1992 hits Tender Moment and What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am. ... 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City Indianapolis, Indiana Other nicknames The Horseshoes Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970... Hollis Thomas is a National Football League Defensive Lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles. ... Elizabeth Ann Wedgeworth (born January 21, 1935 in Abilene, Texas) is an American actress, best known for her role as Lahoma Vane Lucas on the daytime dramas Another World (1967-1970) and Somerset (1970-1973). ... Duane Whitaker (born June 23, 1959 in Abilene, Texas) is an American actor. ... Mason Williams with Claudine Longet Mason Williams (b. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f Al Pickett. "Abilene has produced more than its share of stars," Abilene Reporter-News, December 24, 1999.
  2. ^ a b Ted Dunnam. "Coaching by Hood vaulted ACU over top," Abilene Reporter-News, June 25, 2000.
  3. ^ http://www.arenafootball.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=244691&DB_OEM_ID=3500
  4. ^ ACU Centennial: Billy Olson
  5. ^ All-Time U.S. Rankings — Men’s Pole Vault, ranked #1 in the world for 1982.
  6. ^ Frank Litsky. "Billy Olson is inching ahead on way to a 19-foot vault," The New York Times, February 22, 1982, page C6, column 1 (late city final edition).
  7. ^ Texas Music Connection: Jamison Priest
  8. ^ Abilene, Texas at the Internet Movie Database

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External links

Texas Portal
  • Abilene, TX City Webpage
  • The Grace Museum
  • Abilene Police Department
  • Abilene Fire Department
  • Abilene Public Library
  • Abilene.com
  • MyAbilene.com
  • Abilene Area Parks
  • Open Directory: Abilene

Image File history File links This image, including all photography and graphics used in it, was taken and created by myself, Shem Daimwood. ...

Newspapers & Media

  • The Abilene Reporter News
  • KTXS-TV (ABC)
  • KTAB-TV (CBS)
  • KXVA (FOX)
  • KRBC-TV (NBC)
  • MIX 92.5 (KULL-FM 92.5) (AC)
  • CHANNEL 9-5-Q (KORQ-FM 95.1) (Top 40 / CHR)
  • XL-96 (KGXL-FM 96.1) (Variety Hits)
  • 98.1 FM, 98X (KTLT-FM) (Alternative Rock)
  • 99.7 KBCY (KBCY-FM)( Texas' Best Country)
  • (KFGL-100.7)True Oldies 100.7(Oldies)
  • 102 The Bear (KHXS-FM) (Classic Rock)
  • Power 103.7 FM (KCDD-FM) (Top 40/CHR)
  • KEAN 105.1 (KEAN-FM) (Today's Best Country
  • STAR 106 (KKHR-FM) (The Latino Mix
  • KEYJ Rock 108 (Active/Alternative Rock)

Colleges & Universities

  • Abilene Christian University
  • American Commercial College
  • Cisco Junior College
  • Hardin-Simmons University
  • McMurry University
  • Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing (formerly the Abilene Intercollegiate School of Nursing)
  • Texas Tech University at Abilene
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy Abilene Campus
  • Texas State Technical College

Coordinates: 32.446425° N 99.745482° W Texas Tech University at Abilene is a branch campus of Texas Tech University in Abilene, Texas. ... Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy Abilene Campus opened on August 12, 2007. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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