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Winters ISD votes to approve 4-day school week for 2022-23 school year

WINTERS, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The Winters Independent School District (ISD) voted Monday evening to approve the move to a four-day school week for the next scholastic year (2022-2023). District officials officially announced the idea just last week. The Winters ISD school board voted Monday evening, the vote passing 6-0, KTAB/KRBC confirmed. If the new calendar […]
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Seeds of a Legacy: How Bluebonnets Came to Buffalo Gap

Mesas in the background, Perini Ranch Steakhouse on the outskirts, and bluebonnets everywhere–it’s undeniably Buffalo Gap, Texas. Just as Mother Nature can lay claim to the mesas, and Tom and Lisa Perini created the steakhouse, Mabel Reynolds can at least take some credit for the bluebonnets. A plaque at the entrance to Buffalo Gap Cemetery, just west of town, pays tribute to “Mabel Reynolds and numerous pioneers whose dedication and hard work have made this a beautiful resting place for our loved ones. We thank God for this consecrated spot.”

Novice Fire Department BBQ to be Held Saturday, March 19

The 36th Annual Novice Fire Department BBQ is scheduled for Saturday, March 19, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Novice Community Complex. The meal will feature Beef Brisket, BBQ Goat, Sausage, Potato Salad, Beans, Dessert, Tea or Water. Adults $15, Children (3-12) $7, age 3 and under Free.

16 Things to Do in the Abilene Area During Spring Break

Spring Break is just around the corner and if you're stuck in the Abilene area, then please allow us to offer a few activities for you to enjoy during your week off. Granted, Abilene isn't a beach in Florida or down in South Padre, but there's still some stuff you can do around here that'll help you enjoy the week off just a little more.

Ballinger Powerlifting teams show well at Heart of Texas Meet

After a some time off the Ballinger Powerlifting teams traveled to Brady to compete at the Heart of Texas Meet and overall the performed very well. The boys were able to take home 3rd place as a team with six lifters bringing home a top 5 medal. The girls did very well also, with two lifters bringing home a top 5 medal.

Big Country woman offers experience of hiking with goats

OVALO, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) — For some people, hiking is a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of every day living and enjoy some time to themselves, but Ovalo’s Wendy Hartshorn likes to bring a few friends a long when she goes hiking. With every mile they walk, Hartshorn and her goats reminiscence […]

The 2022 Fire & Ice Feast Benefits VFDs Of The Big Country

Do you have a mean smoked brisket recipe you’d like to be the talk of the town? Are you the neighborhood cornhole champion? Don’t miss the Fire & Ice Feast cookoff and cornhole tournament at The Old Settlers Camp Grounds in Buffalo Gap on Saturday, February 5th and 6th, 2022. This is a great opportunity to show off your cooking and cornhole skills, while also supporting local volunteer fire departments in Lawn, Tuscola, Jim Ned, and Moro.

10 Simple Fire Starters to Prepare for Texas Winters

First off, starting a fire in the fireplace or an outdoor BBQ grill we must all remember to practice safety at all times and be aware of any burn bans around us. That said let's get started. Starting a fire with little or nothing seems to be a common problem for a lot of us.

Historic Restaurant to Close After Decades of Serving West Texas

BUFFALO GAP, TX – One of the most legendary and oldest restaurants in the Big Country announced Monday that they will be closing their doors after decades of service. "It is with a heavy heart that we have come to a decision to close the restaurant," stated the Deutschalnder management in a public statement. Deutschalnder Freshwater Catfish company has been around for decades. After a fire in the 1970s, the restaurant had to rebuild and has been at 502 Houston St. since. Although the restaurant has always been a hit, Deutschalnders has seen a number of other issues arise. "With inflation,…

Beloved Seafood Restaurant in Buffalo Gap to Close December 19

For many years, Deutschlander Freshwater Catfish Company (502 Houston St) in Buffalo Gap, Texas has been a crowd favorite of locals and visitors alike looking for good seafood and a taste of the coast. However, amid common pandemic-era struggles, the restaurant will close its doors indefinitely on December 19, 2021.