The City of Abilene website is confusing to navigate, according to everyone I’ve talked to. Everything you need to know is there, maybe… somewhere. Instead, I recommend the more navigable blog format, recently developed by our current Communications & Media Relations Manager for the City of Abilene, Leah Mazzarelli, a friend from City University. The … Continue reading
A series of posts where I feature some of my favorite books! — Education is so important to all of us. Good schools are essential to a healthy community, but often we don’t hear from teachers themselves on the issues. This book provides first-person windows into classrooms across the country, therefore informing about subjects like … Continue reading
“12 Strategies That Will Transform Your City’s Downtown,” by John Karras has some good ideas and concepts to think about. Not everything will work or be beneficial for every city. Some things Abilene is already doing, but we could spread the word more. Anyway, this article gets the juices flowing.
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
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
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org Broadview Baptist Church community gardens – 2500 South … Continue reading
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