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Archive for September 2015

The Abilene Zoo is saddened to announce the death of one of its North American Black Bears, Boris

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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The Brief: Ted Cruz Makes Waves in Texas and D.C.

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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Dyess Solicits for Honorary Commander Nominations

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 Webber Receives Scholarship

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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TCU Energy Institute for Mineral and Royalty Owners Being Held at McMurry University

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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The United Family® and Guests to Help Fight Muscular Dystrophy through Annual “Aisles of Smiles” Campaign

By Kylie Wellman – The United Family® is joining Acosta Marketing and manufacturers to again collaborate in the fight against neuromuscular disease through Muscular Dystrophy Association’s 17th annual Aisles of Smiles campaign. All 66 United Supermarkets, Market Street, Albertsons Market, Amigos and United Express locations in West Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth and New Mexico are {{more}}…

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Dr. Shannon Cantrell Promoted to Assistant Director of Mental Health

Congratulations are in order for the oldest granddaughter of Abilene resident, Gene Burgess and his wife, the late Marion A. Burgess. Dr. Cantrell was recently promoted to Assistant Director of the Mental Health Department for the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Dr. Shannon Cantrell is a 36-year-old mental health professional with a Bachelor…

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