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What Are America’s Top Colleges?

When the shocking cost of going to college nearly constitutes selling a kidney to an international ring of black market organ dealers, would-be students should probably ask themselves whether their education is really worth waking up in a bathtub full of ice just to pay for it.

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Walk With Pride Program Provides New Shoes for Abilene Area School Children

Walk With Pride is an annual program that helps provide a new pair of back-to-school shoes for Big Country students. ‘Walk With Pride’ is a cooperative effort of the Salvation Army and the Abilene Association of Realtors. The program has been going on for over 25 years and is available to all children ages 4 through 12 years of age, the kids must be enrolled in head-start thru the 5th grade. Here’s how to apply.

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Free Immunizations Clinic for School Aged Children in Abilene is August 2nd

Get your kids immunizations all caught up before school starts this Thursday, August 2nd, 2012. The Medical Care Mission will be holding a free immunization clinic at their offices on Pine Street. There are some things you’ll need to bring with you in order to get your kids their shots.

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Texas Tech ‘Red Raider Send Off’ in Abilene is August 3rd [VIDEO]

The Big Country Chapter of the Texas Tech Parents Association will be hosting their annual ‘Texas Tech Red Raider Send Off’ August 3rd, 2012 at Frontier Texas. Tech supporters from Abilene are invited to come out and assist friends and family of area students that will be leaving for Texas Tech University in Lubbock,  for a big send off gathering.

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The Abilene Public Library Will Host a "Conquer your Kindle" Class

My wife was given a Kindle by her employer for Christmas 2010. Christmas 2011, her boss gave her a ‘Kindle Fire’, and I was handed down her first one. At first I said “wow, an over grown iPhone for books, great.” I didn’t appreciate this hand me down e-book, until Janis Test with the Abilene Library, told me that I can check-out books with my Kindle and that the library has a ‘Conquer your Kindle’ class that I needed to take. That class is coming up again.

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Join the Venus Transit Astronomy Party at Abilene State Park June 9th [VIDEO]

 

We just had a rare event happen with the annular solar eclipse, coming up in June there will be a similar event with the planet Venus. It’s called the Transit of Venus 2012 and it’s when the planet passes directly between the sun and the earth. Unless you plan on living a very long life this will be the only one you will ever see; the next one won’t be until 2117.

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What is the Most Important Subject in School? [POLL]

The school year is winding down, and I recently got into a discussion with my A.I.S.D. 6th grader, Nathan, about what he thinks is the most important subject in school. At first, he gave me the “make dad happy” answer, saying they are all equally important.

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How Do You Motivate Your Child to Get Better Grades? [POLL]

Just when I thought there was an outside chance that my children were all perfect in every way, the U.S. Postal Service delivered a dose of reality. It came in the shape of an automatically generated form letter, and I was extremely surprised to see what my child was up to.

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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.

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Abilene Readies for Range & Brush Field Day and "Heritage Tour"

In the cattle business, things are different from any other time in history. Grass has never been worth more than it is today, and brush and weeds have never been more costly than they are today. For that

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