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Nathan Gibbs

Tavis Smiley spoke about the role poverty plays in American democracy at the Christian Scholars Conference at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas, on June 5, 2015. Smiley is an author, philanthropist and hosts "The Tavis Smiley Show" on PBS and NPR stations.

The northeast corner of Abilene Christian University's property will soon become a shopping and residential center known as The Village at Allen Ridge.

Melissa Mason’s mascara was running. Beads of sweat rolled across her forehead as she scraped coarse hair off the back of a dead pig.

“I grew up on the 35th floor of a building in New York City,"Mason said. "We did not have things like this."

“Not in New York City?” said Justin Gibson, Mason's boyfriend. The two worked side by side Wednesday at Slowpoke Farm in Cross Plains.

A petite young woman watches as her peers shuffle into their seats for microbiology class on Tuesday at Abilene Christian University. Then she stands up to make an announcement.

Meera Gurung begins to explain that she grew up in a Nepalese refugee camp before her family moved to Texas in 2008.

“To see my dear country and so many people in deep sorrow and terror, my heart cries,” Gurung says.

Open Carry Legislation Passes in Texas House

Apr 24, 2015

The Texas Senate is currently trying to pass Senate Bill 11, legislation that would allow anyone with a concealed handgun license to enter a college campus with his or her weapon.

The House passed the matching bill, house Bill 11, in mid-March. This would change carry laws for college campuses across the state. Joe Cardot, Senate chair at Abilene Christian University, explains the different meanings of this bill for public and private universities.

Taste Of Abilene Event Growing Every Year

Apr 24, 2015

Taste of Abilene returns Thursday, April 30, at the Abilene Civic Center from 6-8 p.m. The event allows residents to experience over 40 restaurants all over Abilene and the surrounding area. The event includes food and drinks for adults, as well as other activities and entertainment.

Abilene Christian University Chief of Police Jimmy Ellison informed the campus through email to expect hearing sounds of gunfire or small explosions during a drill Wednesday inside the vacant Chambers Hall on campus. ACUPD and 17 Abilene Police Department SWAT members practiced reaction for events including active shooter response, hostage negotiation and collaboration with multiple agencies of police.

ACU Homecoming Musical Has The People Singing

Oct 21, 2013

Last week, Abilene Christian University celebrated its' homecoming week. The week holds many traditional events for the university. One of the most anticipated of those is the theatre department's homecoming musical production. KACU's Meagan Freeman spoke to the cast and crew of Les Miserables as they prepared for the big show.

ACU Homecoming Musical Has The People Singing

Oct 21, 2013

Last week, Abilene Christian University celebrated its' homecoming week. The week holds many traditional events for the university. One of the most anticipated of those is the theatre department's homecoming musical production. KACU's Meagan Freeman spoke to the cast and crew of Les Miserables as they prepared for the big show.