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Archive for May 2013

Abilene Celebrates National Tourism Week with full hotels, robust restaurants

May, in Abilene, is always a month when many out-of-towners enjoy the city’s hospitality. The city’s tourism infrastructure bursts at the seams as people pour into to town for university graduations and the long-running Western Heritage Classic. Abilene’s guests will be served by over 3,500 people who work in the tourism industry in Abilene, giving…

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Graduating Senior Hopes to Apply What She Has Learned to Helping Children in Africa

Tessa McGinnis is one of eight Hardin-Simmons University students who will walk the stage during graduation ceremonies with a perfect grade point average. During McGinnis’s time at HSU, she has participated in the HSU Honors Program, become an avid ballerina, a running enthusiast, and honed her interest in economics and finance into a dream to…

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Abilene Wednesday Rotary Club to Host Awards Luncheon for AISD Students

ABILENE, Texas – The Abilene Wednesday Rotary Club will be hosting an awards lunch for fifty-two AISD graduates who are participants in a federally-funded initiative that provides assistance to unaccompanied youth.  During the lunch to beheld on Wednesday, May 15th at Sharon’s Barbeque, graduates will be recognized for overcoming obstacles to achieve the successful completion…

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McMurry University to Launch Pre-College Summer Learning Program

McMurry University will launch the Pre-College Summer Learning Program this June 3-21. The program provides outstanding students entering 8th, 9th, and 10th grade the opportunity to earn college credit in courses uniquely designed for them in Art, English, Music, Computer Science, Business, and Mathematics. The cost per three-hour course is $300.00. For more information, contact…

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McMurry University to hold Spring 2013 Commencement on May 11

ABILENE, Texas – Abilene businessman and city councilman Robert Briley will be the featured speaker at McMurry University’s 2013 Spring Commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, in the Hunt Physical Education Center.  McMurry will confer degrees on 175seniors at the event. Baccalaureate service for the graduates will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 10,…

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