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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. 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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Abilene Area School Supply Lists for 2017-2018 School Year

The start of the new school year is coming up on August 28th, so it's time to start thinking about school supplies. You've come to the right place for all of the school supply lists for the Abilene area.

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When is the First Day of School in the Abilene Area?

It's time to start thinking about "back to school" and when that actually takes place here in our area.

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Tasty Back To School Lunch Ideas

The new school year is here and that means it's time to think about making all those school lunches. Here are some winning ideas; easy for you, yummy for the kids.

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Commerical Uses Mall Employees That Can’t Sing [VIDEO]

It's back to school time and a mall in St. Joseph, Missouri put together a T.V. commercial and well...it's pretty bad! This is too funny!

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Bob Marley Selling School Supplies at Target [VIDEO]

So, lots of music artists sell out right? For some reason though, Bob Marley selling school supplies at Target bothers me... check it out.

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Kids Are Back in School And Most Parents Are Secretly Happy, Are You? [POLL]

Kids are back in school and most parents are very, very happy about it...secretly happy that is. A new survey says three out of four parents were ecstatic to say "Have a great day at school!"  

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Communities in Schools and H-E-B Team Up to ‘Stuff the Bus’ With School Supplies This Saturday

Communities in Schools will be at H-E-B this Saturday taking your donations of school supplies to help local kids start school with all the necessary tools. The goal is to fill up or 'stuff the bus' and you can help.

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Abilene Association of Realtors, Salvation Army and Payless Shoe Source Have Teamed Up For the ‘Walk With Pride’ Shoe Giveaway

Hard to believe but the new school year is just a few weeks away. That means getting new school supplies, clothing and shoes for the kids. To make things a little easier on your pocket book the Abilene Association of Realtors, Salvation Army of Abilene and Payless Shoe Source have teamed up to give kids up to 5th grade a new pair of shoes for the school year.

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Abilene United Supermarkets Hosting School Supply Drive for Kindergartners

The local United Supermarkets are getting you ready for 'back to school' with a school supply drive for kindergarteners. The will provide kindergarten classrooms with two new, age appropriate books and school supplies needed for a successful year.

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Cool Back To School Gadgets

It seems like everybody is shopping for back to school right now, and I thought it might be interesting to look at a few cool gadgets to get back to class in style.

1. Amazon Kindle: Amazon's e-reader is not only a quick and convenient way to download books, it also can save college students a lot of money over conventional text books. The Kindle can access thousands of school books with instant download capability. And just like a regular book, it will allow book marks so you can save your place. The index can find chapters and pages instantly too. Find it at amazon.com/kindle for $139.

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Texas ‘Cool Schools’ Grants Will Save Money On Air Conditioning Costs

The Texas Comptroller's Office has announced 'Cool Schools' grants to help replace outdated and inefficient air conditioning systems in schools across the state. The program will no only save money with more efficient systems, it will also help ensure that students are comfortable as school starts in extreme heat across the Lone Star State. This summer has been a brutal, record-breaker for heat and drought. This program should help Texas schools in the long term as well as the short term as classes begin late in August. Here is the official press release from the Texas Comptroller:

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