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Abilene Public Library’s Summer Reading Program Returns for 2015

The Abilene Public Library will host their annual Summer Reading Program from June through the end of July, 2015 at all branches of the Abilene Public Library.

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University of Texas’ Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity Throws ‘Border Control’ Party

The University of Texas chapter of Phi Gamma Delta is in hot water after throwing a Western themed party that has been accused of being racist.

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Best & Worst Texas College Cities & Towns

With several college application deadlines coming up, students are planning their visits to many campuses across America. If you're wanting to get your education in Texas, the Lonestar State offers up several towns and cities that made the list, including College Station and Abilene.

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Video Shows School Lunches From Around the World

This video caught my attention because I've often wondered how well West Texas kids eat in school compared to other cities. However, this video shows how American school kids eat compared to other kids in other countries? Check it out.

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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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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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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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Watch These 10 Amazing Hacks That Make Parenting Easier

Why couldn't these videos have been around when I was raising my eight kids? Back then all I had was Parenting Magazine. The first part of this video, actually used to happen to me with my rug-rats all the time (squeezing the juice boxes). Simply telling the kids to "hold the juice box's wings" actually works because I tried it with my grandchildren the other day. Check it out.

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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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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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