Lauren Alaina Co-headlines REHAB Telethon 2017
Georgia native Lauren Alaina captured America’s hearts when she appeared on Season 10 of “American Idol.” Lauren recently released a self-titled five-song EP, the highly-anticipated follow-up to her No. 1 debuting first album Wildflower. Lauren co-wrote every track on the EP including the ESPN(continue)
REHAB Telethon 2017
This year's 47th edition of the West Texas Rehabilitation Center's telethon promises to be one of the best yet featuring favorite guests along with two great co-headlining entertainers, Lauren Alaina and Charles "Chip" Esten, the online auction, and more. This year's telethon takes place on(continue)
Charles “Chip” Esten Co-headlines REHAB Telethon 2017
Charles "Chip" Esten is an American actor, singer and comedian. Esten is best known for his role as Deacon Claybourne on CMT's Nashville.
Born in Pittsburgh, PA, Charles “Chip” Esten was raised in Alexandria, VA and attended T.C. Williams High School (made famous in the film “Remember the(continue)
Capital Farm Credit Supports WTRC Top Gun Classic
The West Texas Rehab Center (WTRC) proudly announces that Capital Farm Credit has agreed to be the naming sponsor of the 14th Annual Rehab Top Gun Sporting Clays Classic, which takes place April 1 and 2 at Abilene Clay Sports.
Announcing the new sponsorship agreement, WTRC president Steve(continue)
This weekend at the Kim Hale Memorial Conference at West Texas Rehabilitation Center, therapists were trained in a patented technique to assist in soft tissue mobilization, called the Graston Technique.(continue)
The Graston Technique is an evidence-based form of instrument-assisted soft tissue
Rehab 2016 Raised Over $1.29 Million
The West Texas Rehabilitation Center’s (WTRC) 46th annual telethon and auction Saturday raised over $1.29 million to support its mission of providing top quality patient care in West Texas, regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. Along with the live show, the evening included an online auction(continue)
46th Annual Telethon Performer
This year’s 46th edition of the West Texas Rehabilitation Center’s telethon is going to be very special, and because of your continued support we expect to achieve a historic milestone that will be announced sometime during the 5 hour show.
The headliner for January 16th will be the(continue)
2016 Telethon Performer
Every year for our annual Telethon fundraiser we invite a well-known musician to perform at the show. We are so excited about this year's performer we can hardly keep it to ourselves! Stay tuned for our big announcement on December 8th to find out who our 2016 Telethon performer will be!(continue)
Steve Martin named President / CEO and Scott Jameson named COO
Two men with a combined tenure of almost 30 years at West Texas Rehabilitation Center were promoted this month to the organization’s top two positions.
Steve Martin, who joined the Rehab staff in 2000, has been named President/Chief Executive Officer to succeed the retiring Woody(continue)
Abilene Rehab Dinner Show
The West Texas Rehabilitation Center is making available a limited number of individual tickets for the August 27th REHAB Summer Dinner Show. A few tables also remain available at $3500, $2,000 and $1500. Individual tickets are $175 each.
Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis will join forces and(continue)
Abilene Rehab Dinner Show
The West Texas Rehabilitation Center is pleased to announce that we have signed, not just one, but two entertainers for this year’s REHAB Summer Dinner Show. Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis will join forces and entertain together as “Grits and Glamour” at the 37th annual REHAB show August 27th at(continue)
Woody Gilliland to lead WTRC Foundation, Board selects Steve Martin as new CEO of Rehab Center
Steve Martin, chief operating officer of the West Texas Rehabilitation Center, has been selected as the center's new chief executive officer by the Board of Trustees.
Rehab board chairman Steven Ezzell said the "timing is right" to make a leadership transition to allow additional growth(continue)
Help Ella Today
Ella, pictured here, is an 8-year-old Rehab patient with a simple goal that won’t surprise you. She wants to be like every other kid. She wants to fit in, to be able to walk on her own and not be the one who stands out in a crowd. And who wouldn’t want that for her?
I know you do. As one(continue)
Hospice of the Big Country remembers loved ones with butterfly memorial
A special memorial was held Saturday at Nelson Park by Hospice of the Big Country.
Each butterfly resembled a loved one who was lost; 200 painted butterflies were released each one emerging from an envelope with someone’s name on it.
“In releasing of the butterfly, there’s a degree of(continue)
Rehab 2015 Raises Over $1.3 Million, one of the best ever!
The West Texas Rehabilitation Center’s 45th annual telethon and auction Saturday raised over one point three million dollars, to be exact, $1,301,255. making it one of the best ever. The show in 2012 show raised the all-time high at just over $1.33 million dollars. Last year’s show total(continue)
The Rehab 2015 Auction is now open. Click here to go to the Auction website.
This year’s 45th edition of the West Texas Rehabilitation Center’s telethon promises to be the best ever. Some exciting changes for 2015 have been made and your help is appreciated in getting word out. Perhaps the(continue)
2014 Raffle Winner
The 2014 Harley Davidson raffle motorcycle was drawn for Saturday night in Snyder at the Big Country Christmas Ball. The winner....drum roll please....Martin Franklin of Kerrville, Texas. Congratulations Martin! He purchased the winning ticket from Cynthia Muniz during a visit to our San Angelo(continue)
Tim Hamilton Memorial Golf Classic
Our Rehab-Hospice of the Big Country Tim Hamilton Memorial Golf Classic is also just around the corner on October 10th. The event again this year is at the Fairway Course in Abilene.(continue)
Round-Up for Rehab
It’s Round-Up for REHAB time…a number of sales and events are coming up soon including our largest ones in Abilene and San Angelo. If you can get away, we invite you to come out for a chuckwagon lunch and meet Red Steagall who will be attending. Red will also be at the Round-Up Shrimp Peel in(continue)
Abilene Dinner Show 2014
Another Abilene dinner show, another record! This year’s show with Ronnie Milsap on August 21st raised almost $350,000. Many great sponsors, table buyers and volunteers helped make the evening a huge success by volunteering…a special thanks to all of you. About 1250 people attended the sold(continue)
Rehab Abilene Summer Dinner Show 2014
The West Texas Rehabilitation Center is pleased to announce that country music superstar Ronnie Milsap has been signed to perform at the 36th annual REHAB Summer Dinner Show August 21st at the Abilene Civic Center.
Dan Huggins, Director of Donor Relations for the REHAB, says Ronnie(continue)
2014 REHAB Harley Davidson Motorcycle Raffle Underway
The REHAB this year is raffling a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle! The Softail Slim is valued at $16,660. Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100 and are available on our website at WestTexasRehab.org, the REHAB Centers in Abilene and San Angelo. The bike will be at various locations in the Big(continue)
RECORDS SET AT 2014 REHAB TOP GUN EVENT
RECORDS SET AT 2014 REHAB TOP GUN EVENT
The 12th annual TOP GUN Sporting Clays Classic benefitting the West Texas Rehabilitation Center was held the weekend of April 4-5 at Abilene Clay Sports. There were over 500 paid shooters and the event with the auction raised over $177,000 for the REHAB(continue)
REHAB 2014 RAISES OVER 1.28 MILLION DOLLARS…ONE OF BEST EVER
The West Texas Rehabilitation Center’s 44th annual telethon and auction Saturday raised over one point two eight million dollars, to be exact, $1,280,765 edging last year’s total of $1,202,646. The show in 2012 show raised the all time high at just over $1.33 million dollars.
2014 Telethon Release
With great entertainers, fantastic sponsors and wonderful donors, this year’s 44th annual West Texas Rehabilitation Center’s telethon promises to be the best ever. Among the talented entertainers taking the stage on January 18th will be fast-rising country music artist Morgan Frazier,(continue)
Rehab 2013 Raffle Winner
And the RAFFLE winner is...Mr. J.C. Cook of Comanche! Mr. Cook won the REHAB raffle and will take to his farm a new Polaris 400 Ranger UTV courtesy of the West Texas Rehabilitation Center and Family Power Sports of San Angelo.
The winning ticket was drawn by 5 year old Nolan Miller on(continue)
AMERICA Brings down the house at San Angelo Dinner Show
Fun, Fellowship, a delicious gourmet dinner featuring Filet Mignon, and the hit songs from AMERICA were all on the menu for the 21st Annual Rehab Dinner Show in San Angelo on October 17th. The McNease Convention Center was filled with mouths watering for the dinner and the top hit band from the(continue)
Rehab & America Together in San Angelo on October 17th at the McNease Convention Center!
America’s albums--six certified gold and/or platinum, with their first greatest hits collection, History, hitting four+ million in sales--displayed a fuller range of the trio's talents than did their singles. Their material encompassed an ambitious artistic swath; from effects- laden rockers to(continue)
Cranial Helmets Offer Fresh Start For Kids
Wylie Enox is your typical little boy, all smiles, with the occasional tantrum.
You would never tell that just months ago, 1 year-old Wylie was recovering from an extreme medical condition.
"When he was born he was not able to move his neck muscles fully, so he would always lay on one(continue)
35th annual REHAB Summer Dinner Show is sold out
The West Texas Rehabilitation Center is pleased to announce that country music superstar Clint Black has been signed to perform at the 35th annual REHAB Summer Dinner Show August 22nd at the Abilene Civic Center.
Prolific singer-songwriter Clint Black has long been one of Country music’s(continue)
Camp Rehab 2013
In 1953, a young physical therapist by the name of Shelley V. Smith had a vision and convinced a long line of supporters to join him in providing a better quality of life for those seeking help in overcoming the disabling effects of illness or injury. West Texas Rehab Center opened in Abilene(continue)
Rehab Holds Largest Ever Clay Shoot in Abilene
The 11th annual FTS International/Blake Fulenwider Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep REHAB “TOP GUN” Sporting Clays Classic was the largest clay shoot fundraiser ever held at Abilene Clay Sports. Some 466 shotgunners from all over the state of Texas competed during the two day event.
The event raised(continue)
Rehab 2013 Raises Over 1.2 Million Dollars….One of the Best Ever!
The West Texas Rehabilitation Center 43th annual telethon and auction Saturday raised over one point two million dollars, to be more exact, $1,202,646. Last year’s show raised the all time high at just over $1.33 million dollars. This year’s total is the fourth highest ever raised. In 2008 the(continue)
West Texas Rehab Turns No One Away
In April, Jamie Thomas noticed that her son Hunter, now 2, was having some difficulties. Taking the advice of her sister, Thomas consulted with a pediatrician.
A series of referrals — after Thomas herself did some fairly extensive research on autism and sensory processing disorder —(continue)
Rehab 2013 Telethon & Auction
With fantastic entertainers, great sponsors and wonderful donors, this year’s 43rd annual West Texas Rehabilitation Center’s telethon promises to be the best ever. Among those taking the stage on January 19th will be one of the fastest rising country debut artists of 2012 Jana Kramer. The(continue)
Rehab 2012 Raffle Winner
Dr. George Dawson of Abilene was one happy man when the REHAB delivered his new Polaris to him. He was the lucky winner in the REHAB raffle. The raffle raised a record $45,701 for the West Texas Rehab Center! Thanks to all who purchased chances! Again, congrats to Dr. Dawson!(continue)
West Texas Rehab Center Officially Opens Pediatric Playground
The West Texas Rehab Center officially opened it's brand new pediatric playground Wednesday, a project that has been years in the making
Located behind the center's pediatrics building, the new playground has several therapy tools and is equipped to fit the needs of the many disabled(continue)
Junction extends generosity to Rehab center
Pastures are beginning to green up across Kimble County after several inches of rain, but the North Llano River remains mostly dry.
On the other hand, the South Llano is low but still running after almost two years of drought. Located at the confluence of the South and North Llano Rivers,(continue)
Congratulations Ken Burgess
We would like to congratulate Ken Burgess, WTRC Foundation Chairman for being named the Abilene Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen of the Year.
Congratulations and Thank You for your dedicted years of service to West Texas Rehabilitation Center and the community of Abilene.
Don Richburg Memorial College Scholarship
Recipient of the funds for the scholarship will be determined by the West Texas Rehab Selection Committee. All funds collected in any given year do not have to be awarded and may be placed in an account to draw interest for future scholarships.
Round-Up for Rehab raises $50,650
Sixteen head of cattle, two horses and cash donations brought in $50,650 at the annual Round-Up for Rehab sale Thursday at Producers Livestock Auction in San Angelo.
"We are overjoyed at the generosity of the agriculture community throughout the Concho Valley, especially with a drought and(continue)
Round-up for Rehab set to begin in Abilene
Moos echoed throughout the livestock pens as several cattle were unloaded from a semitrailer Monday afternoon to be sold during today's Round-Up for Rehab fundraiser benefiting the West Texas Rehabilitation Center.
Now in its 53rd year, Round-up for Rehab is a series of six auctions of(continue)
Drought recalls Round-Up for Rehab roots
BRONTE — The year was 1960, a time much like 2012.
At the Chadbourne Ranch, 12 miles north of here, Conda and Edna Wylie, like their neighbors, were struggling to overcome seven years of the 1950s' drought, the worst in their lives.
Edna came home from Abilene one day after touring the(continue)
New Wheelchair Donated To Double Amputee Burglary Victim
"Happy, excited, grateful... floating on air,"
Those are just a few words that describe how 67-year-old Karan Clark is feeling today. It's much different than the sadness she felt one day ago.
"Knowing that I was, you might say "stuck" here at home.. couldn't really go anywhere or do(continue)
2012 Abilene Dinner Show
Held each August at the Abilene Civic Center, the REHAB Dinner Show is a wonderful evening of dining and entertainment. Activities include a pre-show cocktail reception, seated dinner, and a nationally known entertainer(s). Some of our outstanding previous entertainers include Bob Hope, Louise(continue)
Rehab Among Best Private Practice and Outpatient Facilities Selection
Physical Therapy Products Magazine has selectioned West Texas Rehabilitation Center as one of the Best Private Practice and Outpatient Facilities in 2012.(continue)
2012 Don Richburg Scholarship
Roby High School Senior Tyler Brauneck is presented the Don Richburg Memorial Scholarship plaque by WTRC Board President Steven Ezzell in the photo.
The West Texas Rehabilitation Center is pleased to announce that Tyler Brauneck of Roby High School has been selected as the recipient of the(continue)
Autism Expert Coming to West Texas Rehab to Speak
Melissa Richardson began teaching in the late 70’s, knowing nothing about children with disabilities until her own son was diagnosed and placed in special education. At that point, she began seeking information.
That journey, which began with feelings of hopelessness and despair, has(continue)