"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."
Multiple Tornado Touchdowns in Brown & Comanche Counties - Damage Reported
Shortly before 6PM Monday the National Weather Service and a DPS trooper reported a tornado on the ground in the town of Blanket in Brown...
Mother on Trial for Allegedly Hiding Son from Police
An Abilene mother is on trial, accused of not turning her son over to police after he was arrested for his alleged involvement in a...
Texas Drought Continues to Worsen
Drought conditions continue to worsen across the Big Country. Exceptional drought conditions are in place in Jones, Fisher, Shackelford, and Haskell counties.
Walmart Loss Prevention Officer Assaulted, Three Arrested
Three people have been charged with robbery after they assaulted a loss prevention officer at Walmart.
City of Brownwood Schedule for Memorial Day
Due to the Memorial Day Holiday on May 27, all non-emergency City facilities will close and there will be no collection of residential waste.
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