October 15th, 2012
As your child becomes a teenager, you may feel you no longer have much influence on your teenâ€™s decision making, especially when it comes to details like dating, abstinence, sex, and birth control.
The good news is parents count. Recent research shows that when parents communicate their attitudes and values about teen sexuality to their children, their teenagers are less likely to have sexual relations at an early age.
A two-day Food Protection Management training for food service managers in the Big Country area will be held October 22 and 29, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Taylor County Extension Office located on the Taylor County Expo grounds in Abilene.
Tuesday, November 6 is the date for the general election, but a number of important deadlines are also coming up in the meantime.
With the final day to register to vote already passing on October 9, 2012, voters can already look ahead to early voting. But prior to the early vote, the automatic tabulating equipment that will be used in the general election will be tested on Friday, October 19.
It will be held at 10 a.m. at 100 E. 3rd, Suite 305, to ensure that the votes cast will be accurately counted for all offices and on all measures.
Texas State Technical College West Texas received an award from The Hispanic Business Council and Abilene Chamber of Commerce for five years of building bridges.
Kim Porter and Nick Alvarado accepted the award from Business Mercado Co-Chairs David Hernandez and Jesse Cardenas.
This fall the Texas Classroom Teachers Association awarded scholarships totaling $6,000 to two 2012 high school graduates from the Abilene area who are pursuing higher education: Fabian Esquivel, Winters High School, Winters ISD; and Emilia Richardson, Sweetwater High School, Sweetwater ISD.
The two deserving teens are among 42 students across Texas to receive scholarships totaling $108,000 from the TCTA Scholarship Program, which is funded by the estate of the late Charles and Phyllis Gottlieb. Awards are based on the cost of tuition at recipientsâ€™ chosen schools and financial need.
Monday's forecast is looking mostly sunny with a high near 82. Winds will be from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight, we'll see partly cloudy skies and a low around 60, with southern winds at 10 to 15 mph.
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In a wild District 4-3A opener at Mustang Bowl that featured a pair of 2-3 teams with first-year head coaches, the winner of Fridayâ€™s Sweetwater vs. Snyder showdown wasnâ€™t decided until the final play.
Even though Sweetwater never trailed, the Mustangs couldnâ€™t relax until a Snyder fumble on that very last play sealed a 34-27 triumph.
And while the first feeling might have been one of relief, it was immediately followed by joy in the Bowl as Sweetwater won its 4-3A opener against a fierce rival â€” and one with three con-secutive lopsided victories over the Mustangs.
HIGHLAND â€” Facing its in-county six-man rival, Highland cruised to its fifth straight victory on Friday as the hosting Hornets beat the visiting Hornets from Blackwell by a final score of 54-22.
ALBANY â€” A huge under-dog to Albany, Roscoe got on the board first in Fridayâ€™s District 7-1A, Division II matchup on a 3-yard touch-down run by Vincent Pan-toja to take a 6-0 lead with 9:08 left in the first period.
But after that, it was all Albany as the Lions â€” who were led by the outstanding play of their quarterback Jake Bumgardner â€” roared to a decisive 69-12 win.
The Sweetwater volleyball team still clings to playoff hopes after beating Snyder in three games Friday at Mustang Gym.
In addition to winning for the 23rd time this season, the Lady Mustangs (23-14) are now 3-4 in District 4-3A after dispatching Snyder for the second time this season by scores of 25-20, 25-19 and 25-17. Snyder is 21-14 overall, but 0-6 in district.