a town in central Kansas to the west of Topeka; home of Dwight D. Eisenhower
Early this morning, a thunderstorm dropped two-thirds of an inch of rain in less than an hour at Abilene, Texas.
He runs a cattle spread in "real horseback country" near Abilene, and avers that being around cattle keeps his cutters "fresh and lively." "Mind you, we don't treat the good ones common, letting just anybody ride 'em.
The victims were members of a Midland Boys Club team returning home after playing in a tournament in Abilene.
A tornado brought more misery Monday night, injuring three people and destroying several homes near the west Texas city of Abilene.
Texas also saw the Pentagon chose Dyess Air Force Base as a site for rail-based MX missiles _ a project that supportors say guarantees the Abilene installation a mission into the next century even as budget cutters slash military spending.
Al Becker of American Airlines said the diverted flights were sent to airports as far as 400 miles away, including Abilene, Lubbock and Amarillo in Texas and to Tulsa, Okla.
On Thursday, tornadoes touched down in Texas near Cottonwood and Austin during the afternoon and evening while wind gusted to 70 mph at Abilene.
Seven Furr's stores in Abilene will be sold, 14 stores will be closed and the remaining 35 Furr's and Bag & Save stores will be managed out of Lubbock.
The Texas National Guard sent 35 people and 20 trucks to help evacuate 200 people from Brownwood, southeast of Abilene, and from a small rural community on the Brazos River near Weatherford, just west of Fort Worth.
She made only four movies after the silent era ended, including a bit part in the 1959 Danny Kaye film "The Five Pennies." Mrs. Oslund and her son, Wilman F. Oslund, moved to Hawaii in 1983 from Abilene, Texas.
The heaviest rainfall during the six hours up to 2 p.m. EDT was 0.78 of an inch at Dyess Air Force Base at Abilene, Texas.
A cold front brought low temperatures across northwest Texas, as the mercury fell 20 degrees in an hour at Abilene, and 26 degrees in an hour at Amarillo and Childress.
Police said the Abilene Cooper High School student who had been sought in connection with the shooting surrendered to Taylor County sheriff's deputies late this morning.
Metro Airlines agreed in principle to acquire closely held Chaparral Airlines, Abilene, Texas, for $5.7 million.
When I left school the station didn't have full-time work but offered me a job at its sister station in Abilene, Texas.
Abilene National failed in August 1982 and was taken over by MCorp, then known as Mercantile Texas Corp., with $50 million in assistance from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Shreveport, La., tied its record of 29. Abilene's former record of 20 had been on the books since 1895.
Wealthy businessman Del Dunmire has given hundreds of thousands in donations over the years, but his $50,000 gift to the city of Abilene, Kan., had a special meaning.
Abilene school officials closed schools as a precaution.
Then, she says, "I went home and cried." "This is the scariest time I can remember," says Dave Bergmeier, the 28-year-old managing editor of the Abilene Reflector-Chronicle.
In Abilene, the National Weather Service reported a rainfall total of 3.16 inches by Wednesday afternoon.
The conference was at Eisenhower's presidential library in this east-central Kansas town of Abilene, which he called home.
As previously reported, Metro agreed to buy Abilene, Texas-based Chaparral for $5.7 million; Metro said it expects to complete the transaction in August.
E-Z Serve Holding was set up last year to acquire E-Z Serve, a closely held Abilene, Texas, concern with operations in wholesaling, transportation and distribution of gasoline and other petroleum products.
Mrs. Heffley, of Eastland, was in stable condition in an Abilene hospital.
Winston C. Beard, president of the Hendrick Medical Center Foundation in Abilene and NAHD conference committee chairman, said tax reform laws that went into effect in 1987 apparently have not affected charitable donations.
When Dwight was less than a year old, the family moved to Abilene, Kan., where the future president grew up and where he Eisenhower Presidential Library now stands.