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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ACU planning new development on Abilene's north side

Plans are in the works for Abilene Christian University to develop 95 acres of land on Abilene’s north side that officials say, if built, will be a “super-regional shopping, leisure, hotel and residential village.”

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Cossacks Motorcycle Club cancels weekend rally in Mingus

A motorcycle rally has been canceled in Mingus in the wake of Sunday’s Waco biker shootout that resulted in nine deaths.

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Groundbreaking set for TTU School of Public Health

Construction will soon kick off on a new part of the Texas Tech campus in Abilene.

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Work underway to kick-start voter-approved Abilene bond projects

Abilene tax dollars are about to be put to work.

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Biker shootout: Plans for possible Abilene Twin Peaks remain uncertain

With everything that happened Sunday at the Waco Twin Peaks, a big question in Abilene is whether a Twin Peaks restaurant will still open here.

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Abilene council ready to discuss ambulance service Thursday

Allegiance Ambulance is requesting permitting from the city to operate as a back-up 911 provider to the current primary ambulance service, Metro Care.

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Is Twin Peaks restaurant coming to Abilene? Evidence suggests yes

Buzz has once again developed around a possible new restaurant in Abilene called Twin Peaks.


Abilene council: No need for ambulance firm to provide backup on 911 calls

The Abilene City Council voted Thursday to deny permitting to Allegiance Ambulance of Georgetown that would have allowed it to expand its service in town and to operate as a backup 911 provider.

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Final reading expected on 400-unit Wylie apartment complex request

Developers are hoping for zoning change that will allow for construction of 432 apartments, up from the currently zoned 400.

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Tickets now available for The Key City Rhythm & Blues Fest benefitting United Way of Abilene

A first of its kind event is set to bring new music to Abilene June 6, 2015.

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Public to be asked where new Abilene sidewalks should be built

In the wake of Abilene voters supporting $3.82 million in new sidewalk construction, city officials now plan to receive public input to help identify areas of the city most in need of sidewalks.

Kreitler to be sworn in Monday, May 18, instead of Thursday

Abilene's newest city council member will be sworn into office Monday, May 18, rather than at Thursday's city council meeting, the city said in a news release late Monday afternoon.




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