Blend an old West town and a modern, medium-sized city, then throw in a good dose of hospitality, and a large helping of recreation, and you have Abilene, Texas! Established in 1881, Abilene is located near the geographic center of Texas and is named after a famous Kansas cattle shipping point. Abilene is located in Taylor County and has a population of 116,806. Dyess Air Force Base, home to the B-1 Bomber, lies in the western part of the city. Abilene Regional Airport offers daily connecting flights through DFW.
There are so many things to see and do in Abilene, including:
For more information on Abilene and its history go to: http://www.abilenetx.com/About/index.htm.
Abilene is served by two school districts: Abilene Independent School District (http://www.abileneisd.org/) which has over 17,000 students, and Wylie Independent School Distrcit (http://www.wylie.esc14.net/) which has over 2,750 students.