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One day water restrictions take effect Monday, Oct. 3

ABILENE, Texas –Starting Monday, Oct. 3, the City of Abilene will move to the Stage 1 WaterConservation Plan. Outdoor lawn watering in the City of Abilene and itswholesale water customers is limited to one day per week. The announcement,made by Mayor Norm Archibald, will serve to heighten the City’s waterconservation measures.“With the lack ofrain in…

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Grace That Makes You Say Wow!

Ephesians 28”For it is by grace you have been saved, throughfaith and this not from yourselves, it is thegift of God 9notby works, so that no one can boast.”33 What do you think of when you hearthe word grace? In the Christian community we are surrounded by the word. Afriend of mine’s goes to a school named…

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Positive Perseverance Prompts Prosperity

Hebrews 12:1-3“1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a greatcloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin thatso easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out forus.2Letus fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for thejoy set before him endured…

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Faith Is The Foundation

Hebrews 11:1-31Now faith is being sure of what we hope for andcertain of what we do not see.2This is what the ancients were commended for.3Byfaith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that whatis seen was not made out of what was visible.In a sermon, a famous pastor spoke of a…

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My Soul Loves

Song of Songs 3:1-51”Allnight long on my bed I looked for the one my heart loves; I looked for him butdid not find him.” 2”Iwill get up now and go about the city, through its streets and squares; I willsearch for the one my heart loves. So I looked for him but did not find…

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Abilene Convention & Visitors Bureau takes Statewide Tourism Awards at annual conference

ABILENE, Texas – The Texas Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus awarded the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau with three top awards during the industry’s annual conference in San Marcos last week. The ACVB entered its “Heroes of Tourism” campaign into the Idea Fair, TACVB’s annual competition between bureaus and their destination-related ideas. TACVB Idea…

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Local Citizens Featured in TV Broadcast of ‘Civil Rights in Abilene: A Look Back’

AISD-TV will air a 90-minute program, “Civil Rights in Abilene: A Look Back,” featuring interviews with local citizens who lives through segregation and the civil rights movement in the city during the 1960s.The program will be broadcast twice this week on Suddenlink Channel 7: * Thursday, Sept. 1, 6 p.m. * Saturday, Sept. 3, 7:30…

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Facing State Budget Cuts, Texas Tech Museum to Change Hours

Due to state funding reductions, officials at the Museum of Texas Tech University will change some hours of operation.Beginning Sept. 1, the museum and Moody Planetarium will open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and Sunday from 1-5pm, said David K. Dean, director of museum information services. The museum will no longer…

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FOR FUN: Things I Learned Living in the South

* A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road.*There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in the South* There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 of them live in the South, plus a couple no one’s seen before.*If it grows, it’ll stick ya. If…

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Big Country Mudslinger Fun Run 2011

It’s all about having fun with friends and family! Walk or run an approximately 3 mile course that includes several fun and crazy challenges along the way.At the end of the race, participants crawl through the infamous Mud Pit, crossing the finish line as an official “MudSlinger”!The goal is not to finish fast…but to finish…

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