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ACU presents as “three of the best” at international technology conference; selected finalist for innovation award

Abilene Christian University freshmen are “connected,” and the whole world is taking notice. In recognition of the innovative Mobile Learning Initiative, ACU was invited to present at the Handheld Learning Conference 2008, a prestigious British educational conference that has gained itself a reputation for drawing discussion of leading-edge technology from all over the globe. It…

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ALLIANCE SCORES AN A+ WITH THE A-CARD

Abilene, TX- Alliance for Women & Children is partnering with 64 local merchants to offer discounts and special offers, averaging 20% on each purchase from Friday, October 24 through Sunday, November 2. The card is available to local shoppers for $40 and 100% of the proceeds benefit Alliance for Women & Children. “We have modeled…

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McMurry University’s Bynum Band Hall re-dedicated Oct. 25

ABILENE, Texas – The Bynum Band Hall, which has undergone a $2.3 million renovation during the past 18 months, was rededicated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, as part of McMurry University Homecoming 2008.{{more}} The Band Hall was named for legendary band director Dr. Raymond T. “Prof” Bynum. In 1926 Dr. Bynum organized the Abilene…

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ACU students create art inspired by study in Europe

This summer, Abilene Christian University students had the opportunity to create art in some of the most beautiful places in Europe. Now their drawings and paintings from that experience are on display in the downtown ACU-Cockerell Art Gallery. The show, entitled Passage to Europe, will be displayed through Nov. 1. {{more}} During May and June,…

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Texas State NAACP Voter Protection Plan

The Texas NAACP is launching an Election Protection Program. The purpose of the program will be to ensure that eligible voters are able to vote and that unreasonable impediments have not been put in their place {{more}}NAACP State President Gary Bledsoe said that with problems encountered in the past by African-American voters in Texas we…

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ICAN Holds Organizational Meeting

ICAN has reached out to the Stephenson Neighborhood Community to help them organize to fight crime and drugs in their neighborhood. About 40 members of the neighborhood, representatives of the Abilene Police Department and City of Abilene and ministers from across the city gathered to listen to problems and start stopping them. {{more}}An officer from…

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Socially Speaking My Journey

After giving it much thought and even writing my biography, I decided that if I just share what is on my mind, it would work out much easier. It all started with someone suggesting that I write and publish my testimony and then it became too long. So, I will simplify my story with these…

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Nutcracker is Coming

Mark November 21st thru the 23rd on your calendar. Actually it is better to mark it for about three weeks prior to that time so you are sure of getting tickets to Abilene Ballet Theatre’s presentation of “The Nutcracker” at the Paramount Theatre.This is the 21st annual production of the Nutcracker. There will be two…

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Art Casarez Democrat Candidate for Taylor County Sheriff

Art Casarez Democrat Candidate for Taylor County Sheriff Family: Wife Elena; daughter Julie, a Mann Middle School Girl’s Athletic Coach; son Jason who lives in Denton; and grandson Tyler Cagle Occupation: Probation Officer in charge of supervising Child Custody, Minimum and Pre-Trial Diversion probationers since 2002 Education: Miles High School, Miles, Texas 1966; Bachelor of…

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Fall Festival

{{more}}Above music with Spoons. Photo by Joe Starkey.Sewing demonstration.Two Apache demonstrate crafts.

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