I'm Ally, a West Texas native who grew up in the middle of nowhere and now makes a habit of going just about anywhere. Whether it's on a weekend road trip or that favorite hometown coffee shop, I've got my planner with me. I'm an avid Wikipedia nut, so don't tempt me with something kooky, cool, old, or unique that I'm unfamiliar with. If every day isn't an adventure, you're not paying close enough attention. And when all else fails, grab another cup of coffee and improve the world around you. (Yes, even if it means that crazy art project takes over your dining room.)
Did You Know These Western TV Stars Went to Hardin-Simmons University?
Here are ten famous folks you didn't know were Hardin-Simmons University alumni, from TV stars to war heroes to theme park designers.
Get Your Diner Food Fix Inside a Train Car in Brownwood
If you like trains or classic American diner food, hop aboard this local Brownwood restaurant.
How You Can Help Monarch Butterflies as They Move Through Texas
As monarch butterflies migrate across Texas, here are some things we can do to help these black-and-orange pollinators.
Abilene Needs a Safer Way to Get Its Jesus Chicken
Everybody knows that the traffic jam in the Chic-Fil-A drive-through on Southwest Drive is the worst. It's about time for a change.
This Beloved Tex-Mex Institution Has Deep Roots in Abilene
Taco Bueno is a popular Tex-Mex chain found throughout the South and Southwest, but did you know the restaurant originated in Abilene?
Celebrate Fall by Visiting These 10 Gourd-eous Abilene Area Pumpkin Patches
Looking for some fall fun? Here are 10 gourd-eous pumpkin patches in the Abilene area.
How You Can Help Your Community at Abilene Good Neighbor Day on September 25
Kim Austin State Farm is bringing Good Neighbor Day back for the third year on September 25, 2021.
What’s Up With Those Aggie Fries at the West Texas Fair & Rodeo?
Are those Aggie Fries everyone raves about at the West Texas Fair & Rodeo really worthy of the hype?
2021 West Texas Fair & Rodeo Offers Sensory-Friendly Family Event on September 14
The West Texas Fair & Rodeo is hosting its Inclusive Event for Guests with Special Needs on Tuesday, September 14.
Did You Know These Country Stars (and Other Celebs) Went to Abilene Christian University?
Here are some famous folks you didn't know were Abilene Christian alumni.
You Can Help Global Samaritan Give ‘Food & Hope’ to Afghan Refugee Crisis
In a town known for its churches and church-affiliated universities, Abilenians have no shortage of worthy charitable causes to support and nonprofit groups willing to help others. One Abilene nonprofit, Global Samaritan is offering local groups and individuals the chance to provide crisis aid …
One Abilene University Is Requiring Masks for Students and Faculty Again
Abilene Christian University is now requiring masks for students and faculty until September 20. 2021.