In honor of Black History Month, the Mockingbird Branch of the Abilene Public Library is offering free programs on African American achievers and achievements. On Thursday, January 19th, Haywood Talib will present “Shirley Chisholm: Unbought & Unbossed” starting at 6:30pm. While neither a historian nor public speaker by trade, Mr. Talib is long-time Abilenian who…

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ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Sports Alliance will offer $8,000 in scholarships to local graduating student athletes. One male and one female athlete from Abilene Christian, Abilene, Cooper, and Wylie high schools will receive this award. Applications may be picked up in the high school Counselor’s office, the Athletic Coordinator at each campus or on-line…

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There is really no one like Rachel Barton Pine. A virtuosic violinist, philanthropist, educator and music detective, Pine has earned critical acclaim for her many recordings and orchestra performances around the world.She performs with the Abilene Philharmonic on Saturday, January 28th at 8:00 pm at the Abilene Civic Center . Maestro David Itkin will conduct.…

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Becomes first all-Texas chain to earn Chain of Custody CertificationJanuary 4 – LUBBOCK, TEXAS – The Marine Stewardship Council announced today that United Supermarkets has become the first all-Texas grocery chain to obtain MSC Chain of Custody certification. United will immediately begin providing its guests with fresh and frozen seafood products bearing the blue MSC…

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WASHINGTON – Natural disasters exacted a significant financial toll on the United States in 2011. The Insurance Information Institute reports that insured losses from a series of disasters – which included devastating spring tornadoes in the Midwest, floods in the southeast, wildfires in the southwest, and Hurricane Irene – totaled $35.9 billion. Small businesses were…

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Showcase Dates: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Tuesday, January 24, 2012Times: 8:00p.m.-12:00a.m.Location: Lucky Mule Saloon 1850 S. Clack St. Abilene, TX 79605{{more}}Backporch Productions is pleased to introduce the new addition of the “Singer/Songwriter Showcase” to Outlaws and Legends Music Fest with the first showcase being held tomorrow, January 10th live at the…

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Our first classical concert of the New Year is Celebrations on January 28th featuring Danzon No. 2 by Marquez, Glazunov’s Violin Concerto in A minor and Symphony No. 5 by Tchaikovsky. The evening showcases violinist Rachel Barton Pine. {{more}}David Itkin, Conductor and Music Director, states, “Rachel Barton Pine brings an uncanny sense of personal communication…

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3I thank God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers.4Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy.5I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and…

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There’s nothing cozier than sitting indoors with a steaming cup of hot chocolate on a cool winter day. But when the weather outside is frightful, losing power can be uncomfortable, if not downright dangerous. So how can you help ensure your family a warm and safe winter season? Prepare Preparedness is your best defense in…

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