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Larry Zelisko is a columnist and the content editor at the Abilene Reporter-News. His column, "Larry The Answer Guy," responds to reader-submitted questions on a wide range of topics.

In today's column a reader asked, What is a baccalaureate service?

Several years ago when the Dyess Air Force Base Chief’s Group held their first Memorial Day service, forty people showed up. Last year more than eleven hundred people traveled from across the state to take part in the event at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery.

This year there will be a fly-over by the Commemorative Air Force and a community band performance. One part of the service is devoted to honoring Gold Star mothers and fathers.

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

Larry Zelisko is a columnist and the content editor at the Abilene Reporter-News. His column, "Larry The Answer Guy," responds to reader-submitted questions on a wide range of topics.

In today's column a reader asked, Was Robert Vaughn was in "I Spy" or "The Man From U.N.C.L.E?"

Larry Zelisko is a columnist and the content editor at the Abilene Reporter-News. His column, "Larry The Answer Guy," responds to reader-submitted questions on a wide range of topics.

Today a reader asked, "I always hear people pronounce "drought" as "drouth." Are there two separate words that mean the same thing?"

"Some of the regional dictionaries say it is a term that is heard mainly in the south and mainly among older people," Zelisko said.

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.

Larry Zelisko is a columnist and the content editor at the Abilene Reporter-News. His column, "Larry The Answer Guy," responds to reader-submitted questions on a wide range of topics.

In today’s column, he answers this question from an Abilene reader, “What is a Blue Lacy? Why is it blue?”

The Blue Lacy is the official state dog breed of Texas.

 

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church members are looking to restock their shelves for baby needs.

The Baby Room ministry is organizing a community baby shower tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Abilene Woman’s Club on 3425 S.14th St.

St. Mark’s Deacon Peggy Valentine said they are accepting any donations for baby care, clothing and food.

 

Larry Zelisko is a columnist and the content editor at the Abilene Reporter-News. His column, "Larry The Answer Guy," responds to reader-submitted questions on a wide range of topics.

When you think of rattlesnakes, the last things that come to mind are education and safety. But the folks in one small Texas town host an annual event all about teaching people about how to stay safe in a place where rattlesnakes are so prevalent.

The Sweetwater Jaycees is the group responsible for hosting the event. Members of the group have decades of experience working with the most common rattlesnake in the area- the Western Diamondback.

Abilene's NPR radio station, KACU, will make a historic change to expand its broadcast coverage area. Its FM radio frequency will change from 89.7 to 89.5 on March 15.

"This is the first time many of the communities surrounding Abilene will hear the high-quality news programming of KACU," said Nathan Gibbs, KACU general manager.

Icy road conditions are causing Abilene ISD to cancel school more frequently than normal. Director of Communications, Phil Ashby, said there could be more delays and closings before winter is over. 

So how do AISD administrators decide to delay or cancel school?  Ashby said it all starts the night before, by paying attention to forecasts and reports from the Texas Department of Transportation. Abilene ISD relies on radar technology from Dyess Air Force Base and they work closely with Wylie ISD to determine road conditions.

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