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Abilene Support for Parks

Just discovered the “Park Bucks” and “ReLeaf” public support programs, within the Parks & Rec department. “To contribute $1.00 each month on your water bill, please print your name and the water billing address you want the donation applied to below and return this form with your water payment.  You also have the options of … Continue reading

Parks & Rec Public Meeting

I would like to say that I’m hugely gratified that the Parks & Recreation public meeting opportunity took place at all. The fact that the Parks & Rec department hosted a chance to get and give feedback, I thought was so good. The consultant/moderator (not sure where he was from, or with what company/cost – … Continue reading

“Good People” – A {Southern} Truism

One result of myself taking part in Abilene’s City University program is a new, strong appreciation for the number of dedicated, talented people I’ve met who work for the City of Abilene (us!) in various capacities. Over and over again, I’ve been impressed with the dedication, creativity and good attitudes of people I’ve encountered whom … Continue reading

Abilene Community Gardens

Full of vegetables in season and opportunities for connecting with fellow Abilenians. Here is a list including addresses, of gardens planted throughout our community. Also below, find some good links to gardening resources: Allelon Urban Farm – 800 block of Cockerell Drive – Wes Flach – wesley.flach@gmail.com Broadview Baptist Church community gardens – 2500 South … Continue reading

Foster Parenting in Texas

Goals of a recent re-design of Texas’ foster care system include keeping kids in foster care a shorter amount of time, accelerating finding permanent placements, and keeping children closer geographically as possible to their home of origin, ideally no further than 50 miles away. According to Alayna Brooks, a local Abilene woman who recently completed … Continue reading

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