May 27- June 2, is national Hurricane Preparedness Week. To help Texans better understand and prepare for the hurricane season especially in hurricane-prone areas, videos and audio public service announcements featuring NOAA hurricane experts and the FEMA administrator, are being made available in both English and Spanish. Are you ready for hurricane season?
The Dyess AFB Annual Farewell Golf Tournament to support our troops as they all join together for a big farewell to our departing members and welcome those coming home to Dyess. The Mesquite Grove Golf Course at Dyess is one of the best maintained courses in West Texas for active military, retirees, families and civilians. You’re invited to join in as a sponsor for this popular event.
It’s John Wayne day on the Encore Western channel, for two reasons. First, John Wayne was born on May 26th, so it’s the Dukes birthday weekend and second, every Memorial Day weekend the Western Channel pays tribute to John Wayne by having a ‘John Wayne Movie Marathon.’ So I ask, what is your favorite John Wayne move?
Researchers at Texas Tech University found evidence of contamination after they tested some samples of farm-raised shrimp that came from abroad. Within the testing, the researchers discovered evidence of antibiotics and one of those antibiotics is a suspected dangerous human carcinogen. The shrimp was purchased from grocery store right here in the good ole USA.
I’ve often said that “Galveston is the Lone State States little Hawaii and one of my favorite spots in Texas.” As if I ever needed an excuse to go to Galveston for some R&R, this weekend is an awesome weekend to be on the seawall in Galveston, because the new ‘Pleasure Pier’ theme park opens this weekend. What is a Pleasure Pier you ask?
Like a kid with my nose stuck to the window, I have been watching the activity going on next door to our radio station. We’ve known for a while that a restaurant is being built, but today was different, because the signs finally went up and revealed what kind of restaurant it will be. It’s the Cattle Baron Cafe’ and as the name implies it is all about the beef.
Texas’ power, strength and leadership will be the top item of discussion during the 2012 WINDPOWER Summit that will be held this year by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) in Atlanta Georgia from June 3rd through June 6th. Over 90 Texas based wind energy companies will exhibit their wares and show off their expertise during this year’s event. The Summit is expected to attract over 12,000 wind power/energy professionals from around the world.
The Cultiral Affairs Council is putting on the Children’s Art and Literacy Festival (CALF) or as many are calling it the Dr. Suess Festival. It all kicks off during Art Walk on Thursday, June 14th and continues through Sunday, June 17th, 2012. Downtown Abilene will be transformed into the imaginative world of Dr. Seuss. View all his work at the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature (NCCIL) and at The Center for Contemporary Arts. Children will enjoy dramatic presentations from eight different Dr. Seuss books throughout the four day event. Meet the Dr. Suess characters, see the movies and take in the art works of Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) while visiting some of our historic landmark locations in downtown Abilene.
As I drive around Abilene I see a lot of empty buildings, I wonder if most are due to the strained economy. Then I realized that one particular business has a commonality: video rental stores. So I pondered, “Has Redbox Killed the Video Stores in Abilene?”
The 23rd annual ‘Friends of the Abilene Public Library’ book sale at the Abilene Civic Center is scheduled for June 7-10. The sale includes over one hundred thousand books, videos and cassette tapes, DVDs, CDs, records and more.
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