Just a quick peek into a tradition at the annual West Texas Fair & Rodeo: the local university, Hardin-Simmons’ Six White Horses opening routine. This clip gives you a taste of the big shindig, which happens in September every year.
Chet Garner, the star of this TV show, criss-crosses Texas finding and trying out fun things to do in each town or city. He’s been to Abilene a few times. The show gives insider info about places to visit, food to try and people to see. Full disclosure: I’ve not actually watched the show, I’ve … Continue reading
I attended part of a concert at the West Texas Fair & Rodeo which consisted of cumbia (Mexican) music. Here is a clip of the toe-tappin’ type of accordian beat which caused people to, yes in fact, get up and dance. What I didn’t know is that when you dance to this kind of music … Continue reading
Enjoy a short music video of animals, reptiles and birds at the Abilene Zoo! It gives you a good taste of the place.
Audrey Perry has worked for 44 years (!) at the Abilene Civic Center. She is the manager. We walked around the entire 1970’s facility, including its 1990 conference center addition. It was interesting to see the spaces getting prepared for a show in the auditorium/stage/backstage, an event in the exhibit hall, nothing at the time … Continue reading
This is the beginning of a series of posts I will be making, where I will feature some of my current favorite blogs around the internet! — First off, is the Texas Country Reporter Blog! — If you haven’t discovered this show yet, you’re about to feel more at home in Texas if you do. … Continue reading