This weekend marks the 14th annual Barbarian Festival in Cross Plains. This is a fun time for the whole family with lots of antique cars, tractor show, kids booths, crafts and more. Why is it called the Barbarian Festival? Simple, the creator of Conan the Barbarian was from Cross Plains and this is a time to celebrate author Robert E. Howard.
What do you do in the bathroom when you must be there for a certain length of time? You know, while you’re sitting on the “porcelain throne”. Do you like to read, play on your phone or iTouch, listen to music, write on the walls? We all do something while we are sitting there so fess up and tell us what you do while sitting on the potty.
National Flip-Flop day is coming June 15th, are you ready to hang out with your toes out? If you’re planning on celebrating the day you might want to make sure your feet are presentable first. While researching this holiday I found something very interesting, it’s not just a fun holiday but it actually was created to send kids with life-threatening illnesses, and their families to camp for relaxation and fun.
I come from a family that loves to read, and I personally read all the time. It might be magazines, newspapers or books, it doesn’t matter really, I just love to read. My mom was a teacher for over 40 years and has always bought books and read to us from as far back as I can remember. Some kids aren’t that fortunate however, they don’t even have one book in their house. That’s where H-E-B Grocery comes in to help with their Read 3 program.
School is out and summer has begun for most of us, what we forget is that sometimes school is the only place kids get healthy meals. The Abilene ISD will get their summer feeding program underway Monday, June 4th and continue through August 10th.
Texans we are a proud people and we see ourselves as completely different from the rest of the world. It takes a full day to drive across the state and I'm not talking a day as in 8 hours I'm talking at least 24 hours! We have our little nuances that make us unique but sometimes the stereotypes that others have of us are completely wrong, not that we care, we just play it up even more so! So what are some stereotypes of Texans that aren't quite true?
Texans we are a proud people and we see ourselves as completely different from the rest of the world. It takes a full
I did a blog post last week about it being National Tap Dance Day and listed for you my top 5 tap dancers of all time. I love watching it but I would much rather be doing it! So I decided to let you see me as a tap dancer.
School is out for the summer and now you can concentrate on other things. I am concentrating on getting things together for a garage sale. It sounds easy but it’s a daunting task that I really don’t want to undertake.
Quilting is an art that is most often passed down through generations although there are many reasons for taking up the craft. We have some wonderful craftsman(women) in Abilene and they will be displaying their works June 1-2 at the Abilene Civic Center.
It’s time to cast your vote in the Republican and Democratic primary election. Early voting will continue through this Friday, May 25th. Ballots can be cast at a number of convenient locations around Abilene.
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