KACU News & Specials http://kacu.org en November Art Walk Celebrates Heroes http://kacu.org/post/november-art-walk-celebrates-heroes <p>Here's to the heroes. That's the idea behind November's ArtWalk, a monthly celebration held in downtown Abilene. KACU's Breylin Becton explains what the Big Country can expect at tonight's festivities.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 15:08:30 +0000 Meagan Freeman 31157 at http://kacu.org November Art Walk Celebrates Heroes Veterans Day in the Key City http://kacu.org/post/veterans-day-key-city <p>Veterans Day is a day to honor those who serve our country. KACU's Breylin Becton visited the 12th Armored Division Museum in downtown Abilene to find out what Veterans Day means to those that have dedicated their life to their country.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 19:46:11 +0000 Meagan Freeman 31012 at http://kacu.org Veterans Day in the Key City Remembering Michael Henry Martin http://kacu.org/post/remembering-michael-henry-martin <p>Michael Henry Martin is considered a local music icon. His unexpected passing was a shock to family, friends and the music community. KACU's Breylin Becton pays tribute to the man whose music will live on in our hearts forever.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:25:09 +0000 Meagan Freeman 30353 at http://kacu.org Remembering Michael Henry Martin Win A Rick Steves' "Smart Travel Kit" http://kacu.org/post/win-rick-steves-smart-travel-kit <center><p><a href="https://secure.touchnet.com/C20286_ustores/web/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=5&amp;CATID=17"><span id="docs-internal-guid-12901af8-ebf2-a2a4-250f-497faec96d9e" style="font-size:48px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">CLICK HERE TO ENTER!</span></a></p><p>Get ready to become a jetsetter! 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From the happiest of times to the darkest of days, people shared their stories, forever memorializing them for future generations.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 21:13:39 +0000 Meagan Freeman 30259 at http://kacu.org StoryCorps Celebrates 10th Anniversary Helping Others: The Dream Center http://kacu.org/post/helping-others-dream-center <p><span id="docs-internal-guid-294bdcd9-db95-ca42-d698-5e44df23eecc" style="font-size:15px;font-family:Cambria;color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Thousands of Americans deal with substance abuse everyday. Many want to quit these dangerous lifestyles, but don’t know where to turn. One Abilene organization is trying to help those who feel lost in a world of addiction. KACU’s Breylin Becton takes a look at The Dream Center.</span></p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:27:45 +0000 Breylin Becton 30136 at http://kacu.org Helping Others: The Dream Center ACU Homecoming Musical Has The People Singing http://kacu.org/post/acu-homecoming-musical-has-people-singing-0 <p>Last week, Abilene Christian University celebrated its' homecoming week. The week holds many traditional events for the university. One of the most anticipated of those is the theatre department's homecoming musical production. KACU's Meagan Freeman spoke to the cast and crew of Les Miserables as they prepared for the big show.</p><p></p><center><p></p></center> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:12:29 +0000 Meagan Freeman 30135 at http://kacu.org ACU Homecoming Musical Has The People Singing ACU Homecoming Musical Has The People Singing http://kacu.org/post/acu-homecoming-musical-has-people-singing <p>Last week, Abilene Christian University celebrated its' homecoming week. The week holds many traditional events for the university. One of the most anticipated of those is the theatre department's homecoming musical production. KACU's Meagan Freeman spoke to the cast and crew of Les Miserables as they prepared for the big show.</p><p></p><center><p></p></center> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:12:26 +0000 Meagan Freeman 30134 at http://kacu.org ACU Homecoming Musical Has The People Singing Do You Have A 'Heart For The Arts'? http://kacu.org/post/do-you-have-heart-arts <p>The fine arts has found an unexpected home in Abilene. A simple visit to downtown Abilene uncovers everything from art exhibits to musical productions. One Key City organization has made it a point to keep the fine arts a part of the town&#39;s environment.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:10:20 +0000 Meagan Freeman 29768 at http://kacu.org Do You Have A 'Heart For The Arts'? Zombies Crawl Into Abilene http://kacu.org/post/zombies-crawl-abilene <p>On the second Thursday of each month, downtown Abilene is transformed into a celebration of the arts with Artwalk. Each event has its&#39; own unique theme. October&#39;s theme brought zombies to the streets.</p><p>KACU&#39;s Meagan Freeman spoke with Bird Thomas with the Center For Contemporary Arts about what people could expect at the spooky celebration.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:00:51 +0000 Meagan Freeman 29767 at http://kacu.org Zombies Crawl Into Abilene Pumpkin Patch Benefits Local Nonprofit http://kacu.org/post/pumpkin-patch-benefits-local-nonprofit <p>Fall is here. From pies to lattes, nothing says Fall quite like pumpkins. KACU&#39;s Breylin Becton visited one pumpkin patch that is celebrating the season while supporting a great cause.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 16:15:41 +0000 Meagan Freeman 29571 at http://kacu.org Pumpkin Patch Benefits Local Nonprofit Big Country Balloon Fest Blows Into Red Bud Park http://kacu.org/post/big-country-balloon-fest-blows-red-bud-park <p>Looking for some family fun this weekend? This weekend marks the 19th annual Big Country Balloon Fest. The festivities kicked off this morning and KACU&#39;s Ashlyne Lanza was there to find out all about the event and all the fun in store.</p><p></p><p></p><p>More information on the festivities can be found at <a href="http://www.bigcountryballoonfest.com">bigcountryballoonfest.com</a>.</p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 19:41:04 +0000 Meagan Freeman 29201 at http://kacu.org Big Country Balloon Fest Blows Into Red Bud Park "Calling Me Home": A Conversation With Julie Kibler http://kacu.org/post/calling-me-home-conversation-julie-kibler <p></p><p>KACU&#39;s Walter Walker spoke with Julie Kibler, a local author featured during this year&#39;s West Texas Book Festival. 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Hundreds arrived for the event to hear Bradshaw speak on &quot;football, faith and family.&quot; KACU student reporters, Savanah Silva and Ashlyne Lanza spoke to attendants about why they chose to attend and support this Abilene non-profit.</p><p></p><p>More information on Global Samaritan Resources can be found at <a href="https://www.globalsamaritan.com/">globalsamaritan.com</a>.</p><p></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 19:13:10 +0000 Meagan Freeman 29197 at http://kacu.org Terry Bradshaw Talks Football, Faith and Family Support Abilene Public Radio! http://kacu.org/post/support-abilene-public-radio <h1><strong><a href="https://secure.touchnet.com/C20286_ustores/web/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=5&amp;CATID=17&amp;SINGLESTORE=true">CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR PLEDGE TODAY!</a></strong></h1><p><strong>“Read me a story?”<br /><br />We’ve all heard those plaintive words from a sleepy little one, clutching a well-worn book that’s been read so many times every word is familiar. 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