Boris was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in June and immediately began treatment for the disease. Recently, however, the disease had advanced, causing the animal discomfort as his heart failed. “It’s always difficult to make the decision to euthanize an animal,” explained Executive Director Bill Gersonde, “but just like with a family pet, it’s our…

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By Eleanor Dearman and John Reynolds U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a 2016 presidential candidate, speaking at the RedState Gathering in Atlanta on Aug. 8, 2015.The Big ConversationTed Cruz was back on his home turf of Texas on Thursday for a quick one-day visit, and he came with a message for other GOP presidential hopefuls. {{more}}”We’ve…

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By Nicole Ferrara Capt UCAF ACC 7 BW/PADyess Air Force Base, Texas – Nominations for the Dyess Air Force Base honorary commander program are due to the 7th Bomb Wing Public Affairs office by Sept. 23, 2015.Dyess is seeking applicants for the 489th Bomb Group, 489th Maintenance Squadron, 345th Bomb Squadron, and 317th Aircraft Maintenance…

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Nikaya L. Webber, an active member of the City Wide Usher Board, received a $500.00 Scholarship,toward her education, from the organization. Nikaya was presented the check by minister Andrew Penns.Mr. T.J. Jones, is President of the City Wide Usher Board.Nikaya is a graduate of Cooper High School and is a student at San Angelo State…

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The Energy Institute at Texas Christian University is conducting a three-day training program for mineral and royalty owners in Abilene and West Central Texas. The program is being held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, September 22-24, in the Garrison Campus Center on the McMurry campus.The first course, The Foundation of Energy…

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By Jeremy Bennett For those who plan to continue working in retirement, the calculation of where to retire can look a little different, considering factors like high-quality health care and good recreational opportunities as well as the job market. SmartAsset has crunched numbers to determine the top ten U.S. cities for worktirement, and Abilene ranks…

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Todd Nix has been chosen by the Abilene Independent School District as McMurry University’s Fifth Grade Math/Science Magnet Class teacher for the 2015-16 academic year. He takes over for Sharlyn Bammel, who retired after leading the program, nicknamed the McMagnets, for its first six years.The Math/Science Magnet Class opened in fall 2008 as a cooperative…

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