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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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5 Ways to Get Your Kids to Do Their Homework

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Fall means school, and school means homework, and homework –- for many a family -– means stress and arguments. But gettin

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5 Great Educational Apps for Kids

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Ever given a five-year-old with an iPad a dirty look? Silently tsk tsk-ed in your head? Hold onto your judgment for a minute – they're not all playing Angry Birds. In fact,

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10 Great Songs About School

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We've got ten good reason schools shouldn’t be cutting arts budgets: these great songs about their hallowed halls. After all, if they eliminated music classes, who’s gonna write songs about how cool school is?

 

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10 Amazing Lunch Boxes

If you don’t want your kids braving the mystery meat this school year, the first thing you need is a super-cool lunchbox. Here are some of our faves:

 

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I’m Not a Paper Bag Bag

 

 

Made of 100% recycled cotton, this non-paper bag sends a (slightly snobby, but hey – you’re being green) message about your eco-savviness. After just a few months of using this

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Cool New Baggies Solve Soggy Sandwich Dilemma [VIDEO]

School is about to start, and every year there are those "new items" that every kid just has to have. Remember those shoes with the roller skate heals called Heelys? How about the year every kid had to have their name embossed on their notebooks. Well, this years it's moms and dads that are going to be wanting something new. They are called EcoZips, a new and better way to pack you child's lunch. Plus a million other uses.

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5 Fun After School Activities That Keep Kids Learning

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A child’s day doesn’t end when the final school bell rings. In fact for many children it’s just beginning. Where to go for

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