ABILENE, Texas – Beginning May 7, the City’s Environmental Recycling Center will expand its weekday hours of operation. The new operating hours are: Sunday- ClosedMonday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Tuesday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. “The new hours will allow citizens to take advantage of longer summer daylight hours,” said…

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Students under the stress of passing finals next week will have a furry friend to turn to for a moment of relaxation. Elizabeth Worley, associate director for public service and professor in the Hardin-Simmons University Richardson Library, says petting an animal reduces stress and lowers heart rate. Worley, who has been researching therapy dogs, says,…

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The Key City Coin Club meets on the first Thursday of each month at the Senior Citizens Center, S. 7th and Barrow Streets, 7:00 pm.Its annual show will be held at the Abilene Civic Center on June 7-8.

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Students enrolled in Hardin-Simmons University’s May Term Leadership Studies workshop are getting their legs in shape for a bike ride across Texas later this month. Students will bike from El Paso to Texarkana, making stops along the way to talk with students about the importance of healthy living and exercise. Dr. Colman Patterson, professor of…

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Geoff Haney, Board Chair for the United Way of Abilene, announces that Dr. Cathy Ashby will be the new President/CEO of the United Way of Abilene following the retirement of Dixie Bassett. Dr. Ashby will start on July 8, 2013. Dr. Ashby is currently serving as the Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction of Abilene…

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ABILENE, Texas – In his latest book, “Earthquakes in Place after Place,” Abilene author Yibniyah Hawkins reveals the causes of earthquakes and natural disasters occurring on Earth. Readers will learn about secret governmental programs designed to harness the enormous power in the atmosphere for military purposes, causing climate disturbances and earthquake stimulation. Hawkins believes record-breaking…

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