"Its a surprise... it means a lot, thank you," said one lucky senior. A program called Santa for Seniors has brought the Abilene community together to buy gifts for the senior citizens of Abilene, who may be forgotten around the Holidays. "Its just very rewarding to see them light up whenever they get a gift, said Rea Barry, a correspondent with DAD. "It may be the only gift they get and it may be the only one of two to just say Merry Christmas to them... some of them have no families." And it means the world to the seniors. Cristi Bridge, with Adult Protective Services, said "it feels really good to be able to let them know that we care that theyre not forgotten and we remember them." And this year, many seniors will be graced with gifts. "Weve been really overwhelmed with the community response to this program, said Derral Reed, owner of Home Instead. "Even with the economic conditions, the way they are, people have still been willing to give and weve actually had a record year of people giving and were hopefully going to reach more and more seniors this year."
APD: Man Robs Adult Video Store with Shotgun
Abilene police responded to a call early Friday morning after a man allegedly robbed an adult video store with a shotgun.
Lack of Income Tax in Texas Draws Out-of-State Envy
A growing number of Republicans across the country are working to repeal their states' income tax, using Texas' economic success to make their case. Inside Texas,...
Energy Star Tax Holiday Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day weekend also marks the 2013 Energy Star sales tax holiday which gives Texas shoppers a break from sales tax on Energy Star labeled...
Zoo to Formally Announce Giraffe Exhibit Expansion
Thursday, May 30, the Abilene Zoological Society will make a formal announcement concerning the expansion of the giraffe exhibit, along with the addition of three...
Webcast: Friday Storms Less Severe
Friday begins with overcast skies and as the day progresses some more shower chances will begin.
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