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ACU’s SpringBoard Ideas Challenge entrepreneurs

ACU’s SpringBoard Ideas Challenge entrepreneursMarch and April are the two months that local budding entrepreneurs can pit their ideas against other students and faculty from Abilene Christian University, Hardin- Simmons University, McMurry University, the Texas Tech University at Abilene, Texas State Technical College and Cisco Junior College in ACU’s SpringBoard Ideas Challenge.”We’re really excited {{more}}…

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First Annual Young Masters Juried Art Exhibition

Thirteen Cooper High School and eleven Abilene High School art students were chosen by a selection committee on Tuesday, January 29, to have their artwork shown in the first annual Abilene Education Foundation Young Masters Juried Art Exhibition. The Abilene High students {{more}} whose work was selected are Mary Catherine Cook, Jennifer Crawford, Alex Dockter,…

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A-TEENS AT ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN SEND

Abilene, Texas – “You are doing a great and selfless act” and “May God guide you and protect you” are just some of the messages found on bright colored paper doodled with smiley faces and hearts. These personally designed notes were created by Alliance for Women & Children A-Teens to show their appreciation to troops…

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The Grace Museum director to leave in June

Abilene, TX – Patty McMahan, Board Chair of The Grace Museum, informed the Museum’s Board of Directors this afternoon that Dennis Kois, Director since 2006, will be leaving the Museum in June. Kois, who came to the Grace from the Smithsonian, informed the Board that he has accepted the Directorship of the DeCordova Museum and…

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GV Daniels Center hosts College Scholarship Education

The GV Daniels Center hosted a day to show Abilene area juniors and seniors how apply for scholarships and loans for college. They also provided computer time and assistance in filling out the FAFSA forms which is required by many schools when applying.The local universities{{more}} were all represented while Prairie View A&M had both a…

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5 Year Old Saves Mother’s Life

By the time the third plaque was being awarded by City Officials, Five-year-old Colton Foster had his head buried securely under his father’s arm. He briefly peeked out to accept a couple more and then back to dad’s safe arm.The shyest of the {{more}} family seldom talks to anyone but Wednesday morning February 20th when…

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Moments in the Mirror What Can We See In It?

The ACU Black History Play was a well-attended event. Many patrons from both the school and the community came out to partake of this magnificent production. Those in attendance were black and white, student and professor, young and old. The affair caused many to laugh and to gasp with fear and concern and tears were…

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Dreams really DO come true…

If you were to pass by the nursery at Southwest Drive United Methodist Church, you might have a cause to pause. Reason being…the artwork displayed on the wall, by Mr. Luis Quintana. Luis is originally from Santiago Cuba and at the age of ten, he began expressing himself through art by painting letters. While Quintana…

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Lydia Long Announces for Place 4 on the City Council

Mrs. Lydia Long stood among four generations of her family living in Abilene to announce that she is running for Place 4 on the City Council. She moved back to Abilene five years ago after retiring as a university professor teaching mainly Criminal Justice.She is President {{more}} of the Old Town Abilene Neighborhood Association and…

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Remarks of Senator Barack Obama: ‘A More Perfect Union’

Philadelphia, PA | March 18, 2008As Prepared for Delivery “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.” Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America’s improbable experiment in democracy. Farmers and scholars;…

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