Mari Cockerell

POSTED: 1:58 PM Jun 06 2012   UPDATED: 12:02 PM May 16 2014

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Mari Cockerell is happy to call the Big Country and KTXS home!

She first came to Abilene in 2003, serving as KTXS 6 and 10 p.m. co-anchor (then Mari Hayes). Mari left KTXS in 2005 to accept the evening anchor job at KTSM, the NBC affiliate in El Paso. After three years in far West Texas, Mari moved to Austin to work as a reporter and fill-in anchor at KVUE-TV.

It was during Mari's first stint in Abilene that she met her husband, Chris, who is an Abilene native. In March of 2012 they welcomed their first child, a boy named Cash.  He and their bulldog, Betty, are buddies.

Mari has served on the board of the Day Nursery of Abilene, and is a 2010 graduate of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Abilene. She is a 2002 graduate of Vanderbilt University and a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority.

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Abilene first responders treated to drive-thru treats

Abilene police officers and emergency workers were able to get a sweet treat on the way to work today.

Water issues, rate increase top Abilene council agenda

A water and sewer utility rate increase, along with renovations to a pair of water towers, and the latest on the Possum Kingdom pipeline will be tackled at this week's meeting.

Abilene now set to receive Blue Bell ice cream Dec. 14

Abilene and several Big Country counties moved to phase 3 of Blue Bell reintroduction, now scheduled for Dec. 14.

(img1)Plans approved for library to move into the mall

Projected February opening for new Abilene south branch library

Abilene's south branch library is just about ready to begin work on its new space at the Mall of Abilene.

April 2016 opening projected for Abilene Zoo's new giraffe exhibit

Weather related construction delays and the safety of the animals have been cited as reasons to push back the Abilene Zoo giraffe exhibit's grand opening.

Leigh Anne Tuohy

'Blind Side' mom coming to Abilene for fundraising dinner

Leigh Anne Tuohy, the woman behind Sandra Bullock's character in the movie The Blind Side, will be in Abilene November 16th in support of Christian Homes and Family Services.

Citywide teen curfew up for discussion at Abilene council meeting

Abilene City Council and Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge plan to discuss the possibility of a citywide curfew for juveniles at this week's meeting.

Abilene Zoo to announce giraffe exhibit opening date next week

Construction and weather have caused delays in the opening of the Abilene Zoo's new giraffe exhibit.

That Wylie Band

Bands competing at Wylie's Big Country Marching Band Festival

The 22nd annual Big Country Marching Band Festival is taking place, with performances running through the evening and winners announced later tonight.

Fall Plant Sale set up underway at Taylor County Expo Center

The Big Country Master Gardeners Fall Plant Sale is set for Saturday at the Taylor County Expo Center's Modern Living Mall.

Emergency room, hospital

3 full-service, 24-hour emergency rooms set to open in Abilene

A Midland-based doctor is moving to the Big Country to open what he describes as a 'new E.R. concept' in Abilene.

City hall

Evidence facility, curbside recycling top Abilene council agenda

Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge is ready to purchase a facility off of Treadaway Boulevard to become the department's new evidence facility.




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