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Coworkers Donate 154 Sick Days to Teacher Battling Breast Cancer

Here's proof that teachers can have an amazing impact on more than their students. A teacher fighting breast cancer was given an incredible show of support when fellow teachers donated their sick days to her.

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Glen Rose – Hidden Gems of Texas

Glen Rose is just a couple of hours from Abilene and has some fun and exciting places for the family to visit. There are three main places you don't want to pass up Dinosaur Valley State Park, Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and Dinosaur World. All are super family friendly and can be a short day trip or an overnight stay.

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Abilene’s Safety City Summer Camp is July 21st – 24th

Space is very limited, so if you'd like your child to attend this years 'Summer Safety Camp' at the Melvin Martin Center for Children's Safety then sign up today. This year's first and only camp is set for July 21st through July 24th. Abilene Fire Department PIO Mike Miller says "space is very limited, and parents are urged to register their kids as soon as possible." This camp is only open to children going into the 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade when school starts in August.

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‘True Blood’ Final Season Reveals First Clip, New Synopses, and a Musical?

This Sunday will see HBO's 'True Blood' beginning its final bleed with season 7 premiere "Jesus Gonna Be Here," but you didn't think you'd have to wait that long for the first taste, right? Check out our first bloodthirsty new clip from the final season, along with a fresh batch of spoilery synopses, and even news of a potential 'True Blood' musical!

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Abilene’s Morgan Jones Planetarium Offers Fun and Education For Everyone

Did you know Abilene has a Planetarium? If you have elementary aged kids then you might; but did you know it's also open to the public? Only a handful of planetariums exist in Texas so this is a treat for Abilene. You don't have to be on a school 'field trip' in order to visit the planetarium either. It's very inexpensive and a great learning experience for the young and old.

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When is the Last Day of School in the Abilene Area?

Summer...the 3 months that kids get to go to bed late and sleep in. That's also the time of year that parents worry about what they're going to do with their kids while they're off at work. Every parent has experienced the shock of the end of school and the beginning of summer vacation sneaking up on them. Don't get caught off guard, make sure you're well aware of the date that school lets out for the summer.

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The Painman’s Favorite Songs for ‘National Teachers Day’

National Teachers Day isn't an official holiday, but it should be. Heck, it should be every day. National Teachers Day is typically recognized on the Tuesday of the first full week of May. While most will only apply this day to traditional teachers, I think anyone in any field of education should be honored.

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Best Places for Teens to Look for Summer Jobs in Abilene

Teens looking for a summer jobs have a number of places to apply. One major advantage to looking for a job nowadays, is that nearly all businesses want you to apply online. Here are the best resources to help you find summer employment. Good luck!

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Abilene ISD Approves Middle School Standardized Dress Code – What Are Your Thoughts?

Well, it appears Abilene ISD has approved of moving forward with a standardized dress code at the middle school level, beginning in the 2014-15 school year.

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Swirled Cupcake Icing – Shay’s Instructional Video

As most of you know I love to make cupcakes, mainly because they are easy and fun to eat, however, you can also get creative when decorating them. I recently make some Ninja Turtle cupcakes, which took about 3 hours, but it's the swirled icing that gets the most "how did you do that' questions. So I decided to make a little instructional video to show how it's done.

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Michigan School Reverses Ban on T-Shirts Honoring Classmate Who Died of Cancer

12-year old Caitlyn Jackson lost her battle with cancer over the weekend. As if that isn't tragic enough, the little girl's school decided to add insult to the pain when it banned wearing t-shirts that memorialized their classmate.

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Reverse Truck Raffle to Benefit Communities in Schools of the Big Country

Communities in Schools is a local organization that strives to empower students to achieve their goals. CIS provides a range of community services that allows students to concentrate on learning. To help raise money for the organization to continue offering these services to our schools they are raffling off a 2013 Toyota Tacoma from Lithia Toyota of Abilene.

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