Racism Lives! Racism Kills!

Our hearts are broken for the families of the 13 people shot, of which 10 people were killed, in the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York. According to his now public manifesto, entitled “The Great Replacement,” the killer, Payton Grendon was inspired by recent hate crime incidents, such as the mass murder at Emmanuel A.M.E.…

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For the Record: There’s a time for everything

In the book of Ecclesiastics, we read that there is a time for everything. Today, we celebrate 17 years of publishing the West Texas Tribune. The first edition was published on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2005. It was a time of immense excitement as I loaded my car with papers and begin distributing them at…

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Remembering ‘Muh’

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. These names are some of the most powerful names in…

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West Texas Tribune announces new nonprofit newspaper status

With this May 2022 issue, the West Texas Tribune not only celebrates its 17th anniversary, but it also enters a new era as Abilene’s only nonprofit community newspaper, Publisher Floyd Miller announced recently. With the move from a for-profit business model to a nonprofit newspaper, the West Texas Tribune joins a growing trend across the…

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