Ice storm cancels school, but not student fun

The winter storm that rolled through West Texas Thursday night and into today left bitter cold and about a half-inch of ice and sleet. That was enough to cancel classes and close the Abilene Christian University campus, but where some saw a good reason to stay inside, a few innovative ACU students saw perfect conditions […]

Campus thawing after four-day ordeal

Saturday morning sunshine and temperatures headed for the mid-40s this weekend are just what the doctor ordered for Abilene Christian University, whose campus was socked in by winter weather for a likely record four straight days this week. The university was closed Tuesday-Friday after a fierce Monday night snow and ice storm roared through Texas, […]

Ice, cold cause campus to close for second day

Abilene Christian University officials decided Tuesday night to close the ice- and snow-bound campus Wednesday for a second consecutive day. Tuesday’s high never exceeded 18 degrees, and Wednesday’s is expected to top out near that again, with single-digit lows expected both nights and wind chills at or below zero. Roads in Abilene and around the […]

Wicked winter weather closes campus

Less than 12 hours after basking under a bluebird sky and near 70 degrees of glorious late-winter warmth on Monday afternoon, the Abilene Christian University campus is closed today. Mother Nature threw most of her bag of meteorological tricks at West Texas in a wild overnight of rain, thunder, lightning, hail, sleet, snow and wind, […]

Flaky February

Apparently Old Man Winter – Mother Nature is too kind to blame for this – didn’t get the memo that Summit (formerly known as Lectureship) moved from late February to September a couple years ago. ACU was closed yet again Tuesday when another winter storm passed through Abilene, leaving great snowball fodder but making travel […]

Here we snow again

It may be baseball season at ACU, but Old Man Winter just won’t quit. The Big Country is under a winter storm warning, causing  road conditions to deteriorate and the campus to again be covered in a blanket of heavy snow. Classes, starting with Chapel, have been cancelled for the rest of the day.

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