We were having a discussion today on what different acronyms mean, obviously T.G.I.F is the most popular and for the most part stands for “Thank God It’s Friday”, or “Thank Goodness It’s Friday”. Somebody said it stood for (and I love this one) “Thank God I’m Forgiven”. As the day wears on, I’ve heard more meanings for T.G.I.F. than I have ever heard before.
Wow! Has it been a year already? The Abilene fire fighters and Dyess AFB fire fighters ‘Fill the Boot’ campaign for M.D.A. will take place this weekend May 10th, 11th and 12th, 2012. The two major intersections the fire fighters will be collecting at are: SW Drive and the Winters Freeway and at North 10th and Judge Ely Blvd.
I’m conducting my own, not-so scientific, survey here at the radio station, as to where mom would prefer to go eat this Mother’s Day. It seems that dads are all too willing to make suggestions, but I don’t believe he’s got mom in mind when it comes to his decision.
Two Sundays ago, Pastor McQueen at Beltway Baptist Church said in passing, “we need to pray for rain.” This past Sunday I was visiting Wylie Christian Church and Pastor Doug said, “man It’s getting hot, y’all we need to pray for some rain.” Granted, Abilene’s in one of the worst droughts in recent history and we need rain, but is that what we really pray for?
It’s time for the 5th Annual Big Country Homebrewers Association Big Brew Day, this Saturday May 5th from 11am till 5pm. This year the local home-brewers are holding a fundraiser in conjunction with the Big Brew Day.
As Cinco De Mayo approaches, I am wondering, is there an official drink to celebrate the holiday? I know that I will celebrate with some authentic Mexican food like menudo, enchiladas, chips and hot salsa.
About a month and a half ago, I posted a blog about the Abilene city council considering some changes to the city ordinances that would have made owning a dog a bit more costly. In an effort to get a better perspective as to how the people of Abilene feel on these issues, Rescue the Animals, a non-profit proactive animal rights organization founded in Abilene, has just posted a survey on their website. Their intention is to deliver the results to the Mayor and the city council.
The Kiwanis Club of Abilene is hosting their 63rd Annual Pancake Day and Auction this Saturday April 28th, 2012. The event will be at the Abilene Civic Center with two separate feeding times, for breakfast and lunch from 8am till 2pm and for supper from 4pm till 7pm with their silent auction closing at 7pm As well.
The Dallas Cowboys Jason Witten, Cincinnati Bengals receiver Jordan Shipley and the Indianapolis Colts long snapper Justin Snow are the newest co-owners of the new D1 Sports Training Center in Abilene. The Abilene D1 Training facility will be co-owned by a group of investors and sports enthusiasts led by Dr. Dan Munton of Texas Sport & Spine right here in Abilene. The D1 Sports Complex is due to open on June 4th, 2012.
I couldn’t believe it either, my favorite sporting goods store in Abilene is closing it’s doors for good on May 14th, 2012. Store manager Ralph Zamarippa says “we’ve known for some time that Abilene was one of the stores that’s been on the list of stores closing in the Big 5 chain, but we couldn’t say anything”. The San Angelo store will be closing as well according to a visiting manager from the Lubbock store Roy Rocha.
Beautiful butterflies are everywhere in Abilene and for the most part this year, we are seeing thousands of Red Admiral, Tawny Emperor and Orange-Barred Sulphur butterflies. If you’ve seen butterflies and want to identify them, do as I did, I turned to the internet.
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