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Locally produced news segments and specials, as well as news from KACU.

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9:08am

Thu November 14, 2013
Arts

November Art Walk Celebrates Heroes

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.

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1:46pm

Mon November 11, 2013
-Local News

Veterans Day in the Key City

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.

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2:25pm

Fri October 25, 2013
-Local News

Remembering Michael Henry Martin

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.

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2:32pm

Thu October 24, 2013
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4:13pm

Wed October 23, 2013
Arts

StoryCorps Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Back in 2008, Abilene Public Radio partnered with the non-profit organization, StoryCorps. Through our partnership, StoryCorps visited Abilene and allowed people to share their stories. From the happiest of times to the darkest of days, people shared their stories, forever memorializing them for future generations.

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10:27am

Mon October 21, 2013
-Local News

Helping Others: The Dream Center

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.

More information on The Dream Center can be found on their website.

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10:12am

Mon October 21, 2013
Arts

ACU Homecoming Musical Has The People Singing

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.

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10:12am

Mon October 21, 2013
Arts

ACU Homecoming Musical Has The People Singing

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.

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10:10am

Fri October 11, 2013
Arts

Do You Have A 'Heart For The Arts'?

Credit Hearts For The Arts logo / Abilene Cultural Affairs Council

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's environment.

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10:00am

Fri October 11, 2013
Arts

Zombies Crawl Into Abilene

A zombie (Bird Thomas) poses with her spookiest pose at Art Walk.
Credit Bird Thomas / Facebook

On the second Thursday of each month, downtown Abilene is transformed into a celebration of the arts with Artwalk. Each event has its' own unique theme. October's theme brought zombies to the streets.

KACU's Meagan Freeman spoke with Bird Thomas with the Center For Contemporary Arts about what people could expect at the spooky celebration.

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11:15am

Mon October 7, 2013
-Local News

Pumpkin Patch Benefits Local Nonprofit

Fall is here. From pies to lattes, nothing says Fall quite like pumpkins. KACU's Breylin Becton visited one pumpkin patch that is celebrating the season while supporting a great cause.

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2:41pm

Fri September 27, 2013
Arts

Big Country Balloon Fest Blows Into Red Bud Park

A pilot prepares his balloon for the day's events.
Credit Walter Walker / Abilene Public Radio

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's Ashlyne Lanza was there to find out all about the event and all the fun in store.

More information on the festivities can be found at bigcountryballoonfest.com.

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2:29pm

Fri September 27, 2013
Arts

"Calling Me Home": A Conversation With Julie Kibler

Local author, Julie Kibler, talks with the media after a book signing event at the West Texas Book Festival.
Credit Walter Walker / Abilene Public Radio

KACU's Walter Walker spoke with Julie Kibler, a local author featured during this year's West Texas Book Festival. She spoke of her new book, "Calling Me Home." She shares about everything, from her personal connection to the story to Warner Bros. interest in turning it into a movie.

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2:13pm

Fri September 27, 2013
Arts

Terry Bradshaw Talks Football, Faith and Family

Football icon, sports analyst and speaker, Terry Bradshaw paid a visit to the Key City for Global Samaritan Resources' annual benefit event. Hundreds arrived for the event to hear Bradshaw speak on "football, faith and family." KACU student reporters, Savanah Silva and Ashlyne Lanza spoke to attendants about why they chose to attend and support this Abilene non-profit.

More information on Global Samaritan Resources can be found at globalsamaritan.com.

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11:33am

Thu September 20, 2012
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“Read me a story?”

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. Yet countless children throughout the Abilene area are unable to plead for a story at bedtime. In their world, books are a luxury, and scarce household funds go for necessities, not luxuries.

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