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Celebrating 17 years: Floyd Miller looks back on his and the West Texas Tribune’s pasts as he forges new paths in community journalism

For just about all of his life, Floyd Miller has been on the leading edge of history. In 1966-67, his senior class was the first integrated class at Hallettsville High School in the Central Texas county of Lavaca. When he came to Abilene in 1971, he was the first Black salesperson hired by Elanco Products…

Remembering ‘Muh’

By Floyd Miller | May 5, 2022

Publisher’s Note: This article about Mamie Lee Ferell-Frazier was originally published in May 2005, the West Texas Tribune’s inaugural issue. By Floyd Miller Mama, Mom, Mother, “Muh” are just a few of the names that we use in referring to the person that birthed us.…

Remembering ‘Muh’

By Floyd Miller | May 5, 2022

Publisher’s Note: This article about Mamie Lee Ferell-Frazier was originally published in May 2005, the West Texas Tribune’s inaugural issue. By Floyd Miller Mama, Mom, Mother, “Muh” are just a few of the names that we use in referring to the person that birthed us.…

May 20 2022

Mesquite Heat Fire burns 10,000 acres; resources available for those affected

A great tragedy is playing out in Taylor County. At this time, about 10,000 acres have been burned, 20 to 25 homes have been destroyed, about 25 percent of a premium deer ranch is a part of the casualty, and one person has been injured, according to various reports. According to the Texas A&M Forest…

Red Hatters celebrate Red Hat Society’s 24th birthday

The 24th Red Hat Society Birthday Flamazing Flamingle was celebrated at the Abilene Woman’s Club on April 30th. The Abilene Woman’s Club was an excellent location for this classy group of women.
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Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom Festival

Let Us Breathe will host the third annual Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom Festival on June 17-19. For more details email Letusbreatheabilene@letusbreatheabilene.com

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Juneteenth Meal

On Friday June 17, there will be a meal served at the G V Daniels Recreation Center, 541 N. Eighth St., starting at 11 a.m. There will also be some education as to the purpose of Juneteenth.

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G.V. Daniels Recreation Center, 541 N. 8th Street
Abilene, TX 79601 United States
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Chamber Barbecue, health fair and vendor fair

On Saturday, June 18, the chamber will serve barbecue. There will also be a health fair and a vendor fair. Activities start at 9 a.m. and close out at 4 p.m.

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Showtime at the Apollo

On Saturday night the Chamber will host “Showtime at the Apollo” from 8 p.m. to midnight.

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