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Archive for September 2006

Jacob’s Dream

A new and wonderful addition to the Abilene Christian University campus was dedicated on September 9th. Professor Jack Maxwell created the monument to commemorate the gift of over 26 million dollars by the Woodward family in memory of Grace Woodward. {{more}} The project includes a 45-by-45-foot “outdoor meditative space” with a garden, a pool of…

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West Texas Fair and Rodeo

The Fair does not start with the Parade. The Fair starts when people start showing up in downtown Abilene with their pickups and vans with chairs in the back. They start taking up the parking spaces more than an hour before the parade starts. Many take out {{more}} chests and serve a tailgate picnic. A…

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Kinky Friedman Campaign Statement

Friends and neighbors,While Rick Perry was cheerleading in college and Chris Bell was being potty trained, Kinky Friedman was picketing segregated restaurants in Austin to integrate them. Now that Kinky’s in second place {{more}} and a serious threat to the two-party system, Perry and Bell have paid political assassins to dig back as far as…

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9 – 11 Memorial

The Abilene Fire and Police Departments came together at the Civic Center on Monday, 11 September 2006 to remember the events of five years ago and honor those who fell at the hands of terrorists. Chief of Police Melvin Martin reminded us {{more}} that a lot has changed since then but much remains the same.…

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How To Handle Your Losses

At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.” In all this,…

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Churches of Christ discuss Race Relations at Fall Lectures

“God forbid that churches of Christ and schools operated by Christians shall be the last stronghold of refuge for socially sick people who have Nazi illusions of the Master Race.” Carl Spains, 1960 speech {{more}} at Abilene Christian College’s annual lectureship With these words, Carl Spains challenged the all-white school to set an example and…

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Places to go, things to do

There is so much to do in Texas ! According to the Texas Events Calendar, no matter where you live in our gigantic state, there are places to go, and things to do. {{more}} The following are some events being held in our part of the state in September; maybe some of these will appeal…

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What I Learned on My Summer Vacation

My husband, Richard and I have done quite a bit of traveling this summer, and it always amazes me how much I learn when we take these jaunts across the country. Let me share some of the insights I gained while visiting family and friends in Indiana, Georgia and Florida. Our granddaughter, {{more}} Abbey, is…

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ACU Second Century Convocation and Academic Symposium

Abilene Christian University’s Second Century Convocation and Academic Symposium, the oncluding events of the university’s year-long Centennial Celebration, are scheduled Monday on the ACU campus, said Dr. Michelle Morris, ACU Centennial Celebration director.The Convocation {{more}} will begin at 11 a.m. in Moody Coliseum featuring guest speaker Dr. Paul Corts, president of the Council for Christian…

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