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City University – {Parks, Libraries, Health Center, Civic Center}

Audrey Perry has worked for 44 years (!) at the Abilene Civic Center. She is the manager. We walked around the entire 1970’s facility, including its 1990 conference center addition. It was interesting to see the spaces getting prepared for a show in the auditorium/stage/backstage, an event in the exhibit hall, nothing at the time … Continue reading

Beating the Heat – My Top 5 Abilene Summer Activities

We moved here in the summer of 2010 and have been experiencing a drought ever since. That’s serious heat, people. Growing up in Colorado I thought any time the temp was over 100 degrees it was a big deal. Here, it’s usual to have it in the 100’s, and that’s hot. So first off….   … Continue reading

Boutique Lodging in Abilene

Sayles Ranch Guesthouses — Sometimes I like to just click through photos of these houses for fun, because the designs are so amazing & gorgeous. Each one is decorated differently and with various themes. It’s not a ranch, they’re a series of amazingly renovated lodgings. There are 9 different properties, ranging from craftsman cottages to … Continue reading

Abilene’s 12th Armored Division Museum

This is a World War II museum, and a surprisingly good one. Its building looks like nothing much from the outside and is easy to drive right by, but is worth going in – and plan for some time to investigate. I’d say about an hour and a half to get a good look. The … Continue reading

Meet Teanna Rose – ‘Neon Twisters’ Jump Rope Team Coach

February 9, 2013 |  Teanna Rose is the unexpected coach of Abilene’s only competitive jump rope team, the Neon Twisters. Eighteen years old and a senior at Cooper high school, Teanna took over as sole coach of the team two years ago, after her young co-leader Kaitlin Copelin died suddenly. Teanna was a student at … 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

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