Formative momentYou never forget seeing your mother cry. Maria Fernandez certainly hasn’t.She was 10, her family was eating at a Dallas-area fast-food chain, and she accidentally spilled her juice. The cashier reacted with derogatory comments about the family’s race.Maria didn’t quite understand, but her mother made sure she learned a lesson from the potentially searing…

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Sunny days and warm evenings mean only one thing for many an apron-clad barbecue lover — it’s time to belly up to the grill. Perhaps one of our most-cherished seasonal traditions, barbecues give people the opportunity to get together while simultaneously enjoying the outdoors and some good eats. Many of the standard features of a…

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CarWalk/ArtWalkThe Center For Contemporary ArtsDATE: June 10thTIME: 5PM-8:30PMLOCATION: Downtown Abilene along Cypress Street

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For some it is a way of life.Others mix it with Medical etc. this is called complementary or in addition to.Some simply push it aside as a fad or quackery.All of the above have some measure of truth in them, all walks of life have good and bad. For this article let us look at…

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Don’t reach for another generic tie or watch when choosing a Father’s Day gift this year. Take a minute to think about what type of dad will be receiving your present. Is he an outdoorsman? Is he a gadget nut? Does he like puttering in the garden? By considering his interests, it will be easier…

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Before family and friends take to your deck or patio for barbecues, parties and other seasonal fun, you need to make sure it’s safe and in good shape. While the outdoors can be terrific for fun and relaxation, the elements can wreak havoc on decks, causing old or unprotected wood to warp, crack and grow…

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It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: learning that a child suffers from a serious ailment. But for many families, it’s not the end but the beginning of a brave, new chapter. By maintaining a healthy outlook and calmly educating children about their illness, families can come together to help kids deal with and potentially overcome their…

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No matter where you live, there is always an opportunity to make your home more nature-friendly by inviting plant life, songbirds, and woodland creatures to your yard or garden. Creative additions can transform simple grass and flowers into a natural haven. Embellishments may include birdbaths, birdfeeders, and even cautionary decals to prevent songbirds from flying…

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Hardin-Simmons University will soon have a new dean of graduate studies. Dr. Nancy Kucinski has been named to the post by HSU president, Dr. Lanny Hall. “Dr. Kucinski is well prepared to lead the administration of graduate programs at Hardin-Simmons University,” says Hall.“She has spent most of the last decade teaching at the graduate level…

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