Upcoming University and College Commencements in Abilene
Graduation time is here again. Seems that this school year went fast, then again I’m not the one hitting the books every night. We have 3 local universities and 1 college with graduations this weekend.
What Phrase Do You Most Hate to Hear From Your Kids? [POLL]
There are some phrases that come from your kids that are almost like fingernails on a chalkboard. You hear them so much that you begin to hear them in your sleep! For me that phrase is “what’s for dinner?” and all you’ve done is pick them …
How Girls Shop for Fishing Lures
I was inspired to write this because I was standing in the fishing section of Academy the other night and this little girl of maybe 7 was looking at lures with her dad. She was shopping for them just like I do.
What’s Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor? [POLL]
I ran by the grocery store this evening for some milk and a loaf of bread. That’s all I went for, but you know how it is, between the bread isle and the milk is ice cream! I had to make the detour.
Rainwater Harvesting Seminar Thursday, May 10th at the Abilene Public Library
Rain is a very precious thing in our part of the world as we’ve seen with recent droughts. However, there are some things we can do to preserve what we do have and receive from nature. It’s called “Rainwater Harvesting” and you can find o…
Incredible 12 Year Old Jackie Evancho Performs on Dancing with the Stars [VIDEO]
While watching last nights episode of Dancing with the Stars they had a feature singer, it was Classical week, and she performed “Ave, Maria” and “Dark Waltz”. Now I can’t carry a tune in a bucket but I do know a great singer w…
Should You Have to Provide Social Network Passwords to Employers? [POLL]
It’s becoming more and more prevalent for employers and colleges to ask for and even demand your personal passwords for social networks, like Facebook and Twitter. Some employers will actually make you log into your account so they can scan your posts and photos before hiring you. Co…
Multi-County Wheat Tour Coming to Taylor County May 4th
This is something educational and enlightening for any farmer here in the Big Country. This Friday the Texas AgriLife Extention Service will be conducting their annual multi-county wheat tour beginning at 8:30 am.
What’s Your Favorite Children’s Story? [POLL]
Last week I told you about some of my favorite children’s book; stories that meant something to me growing up. They always bring back great memories when I hear them and you want to share them with others. So now it’s your turn to tell us what stories you enjoyed mo…
TSTC West Texas Graduates 151 Students Friday Night
Texas State Technical College (TSTC) will graduate 151 students Friday April 27th. Most of those graduates will walk the stage and right into a job helping themselves and our economy.
Are We Spoiling Our Kids with Gadgets? [POLL]
Every time you turn around there is something new the kids want. A Kindle isn’t enough, now they want the Kindle Fire. A cell phone isn’t enough now they want the iPhone 4S. The Wii wasn’t enough now they want Playstation 3. I had an Atari,
Beautiful Texas Wildflowers [PICTURES]
Spring in Texas means beautiful wildflowers. You see them growing on the side of the highway and they are just full of color. I love spring time just for this reason, of course, it also means allergies of which I am not fond. Sometimes when you’re driving you don’t…