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10 Things You Shouldn’t Do On Your First Day of School — The Funnies

It’s time to hit the books again. Summer is officially over, and the time for learning is at hand.

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The 10 Best Back-to-School Apps Will Have You at the Head of the Class

The weather might be more ice cream trucks and long days at the pool, but the calendar is inching towards yellow buses and new backpacks. Every parent knows about back to school clothes and back-to-school supplies, but nowadays, back-to-school apps are just as important.

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Abilene ISD Will Begin Offering Healthier Lunch Choices to Students

One of the biggest differences AISD students will notice as they get back to school are the choices they will have in the cafeteria this year. The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 is officially going into effect this fall, and that means there will be new requirements from the children going through the lunch line.

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Where to Find Back to School “Stuff the Bus” Supply Donation Boxes in Abilene

It's now August and that means Back-to-School. Hard to believe it's right around the corner but school will start in about 3 week; August 27th for both Abilene & Wylie ISD. Everyone will need school supplies but sometimes money can be tight and folks could use a little help. That's where "stuff the bus" locations can provide some relief.

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Abilene Church Gives Kids One Last Summer Bash Before School Starts

Trinity Baptist Church youth Pastor Joseph Plagge says they're planning one last bash before school starts. The event is will take place at Trinity Baptist Church located at 871 Woodlawn Drive. It is free and open to children ages 3 years old thru 5th grade. Plagge says "this will also be a perfect opportunity to introduce neighborhood children to AWANA." 

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Top 3 “Must Have” Back to School Gadgets For College Students

School starts for college kids in the next few weeks and for many parents, as well as the students, it's a world unknown. What will they need, for the dorm/apartment, or better yet for class? I have 3 gadgets that could make a college students life much easier. They may seem a bit pricey but remember they are an "investment" in your child's future.

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Many Parents Are Talking to Their Kids About Back-to-School Shopping Budgets — Dollars and Sense

The new school year begins soon, and with that comes back-to-school shopping. And since many parents are feeling the crunch of the economic downturn, that means lots of them are talking to their kids about something they often haven’t before: money.

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Abilene Has its own Feelings About Waiting for Tax-Free Weekend

School is back in session for Abilene and Wylie ISD August 27th. With Texas' back to school tax holiday coming up August 17-19, deal-seeking parents can expect a certain amount of discomfort while shopping for their kids. But how many Abilenians are willing to put up with the large crowds and sold out items as they hop from store to store to save less than 10%? We recently asked if you will be participating in tax free weekend this year, and the results are in.

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Walk With Pride Program Provides New Shoes for Abilene Area School Children

Walk With Pride is an annual program that helps provide a new pair of back-to-school shoes for Big Country students. 'Walk With Pride' is a cooperative effort of the Salvation Army and the Abilene Association of Realtors. The program has been going on for over 25 years and is available to all children ages 4 through 12 years of age, the kids must be enrolled in head-start thru the 5th grade. Here's how to apply.

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Do You Wait For Tax-Free Weekend to Go Back to School Shopping?

Texas' Tax-Free Weekend is coming up August 17-19 this year, just one week before the start of the new school year. Stores will be packed with parents, teachers and students, checking items off their back-to-school lists in preparation for another season of learning. Will you be among the crowd?

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What is the Most Important Subject in School? [POLL]

The school year is winding down, and I recently got into a discussion with my A.I.S.D. 6th grader, Nathan, about what he thinks is the most important subject in school. At first, he gave me the "make dad happy" answer, saying they are all equally important.

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Mariah Slick, a Student With Down Syndrome, Crowned Homecoming Queen in Moving Ceremony [VIDEO]

Mariah Slick, a high school senior from Texas who was born with Down Syndrome, was crowed homecoming queen by her peers in a touching public ceremony.

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