Abilene Mayor Anthony Williams announced Wednesday that he has received notification of testing positive on a PCR test for COVID-19. At this time, the Mayor remains in self-quarantine at his home, and has yet to experience any symptoms of the virus, or feel unwell. Mayor Williams was notified the night of Monday, July 27, that…

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Recently a group of concerned citizens came together to express their concern for the conditions of Stevenson Park here in Abilene Texas. They used the Public Comments portion of the meeting to get their voices heard. For some time now there has been a need and an outcry from residents for the upkeep of Stevenson…

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Stevenson Park was filled with a large crowd of individuals that wanted to show brotherly love, solidarity and peace.             Union Army General, Gordon Granger announced  federal orders in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865, proclaiming that all slaves in Texas were free.  Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation formally went in effect on January 1, 1863.  However,…

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On Monday morning, July 13th, citizens from the Abilene Community met at Station One Venue, the scene where words of hate had been written, to speak words of love. Someone had painted a swastika sign on the property and written a racially insensitive word laced with profanity.        Dr. Kelvin Kelly, Associate Professor of Practical Theology…

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Everman Park was the venue for individuals that wanted to remove confederate names from schools in the AISD. Most of the speakers were passionate in their reason as to why the names need to be changed.  Dr. Robert Fink, a historian gave the history of the AISD going back to the 1880’s.  Integration was a…

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Undoubtedly, most have heard the old adage: “Kill two birds with one stone.” For our purposes we will replace the birds with two women and the stone will represent a troubled, hurt and hardened heart transformed through the Love of Christ Jesus. John 14:1 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also…

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The 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration was held on Monday, January 20th at the Abilene Convention Center. The theme was “be the change you wish to see in the world” by Mahatma Gandhi. The Master of Ceremonies was chief of police Stan Standridge. The keynote address was given by Colonel Todd A. Bean of…

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Prisoner in Texas Panhandle Vows Vision for Fighting Voice It’s speculated, for reasons that are both subtle and distinct, incredibly high numbers of neglected, abused and exploited children are still fighting to escape an abysmal situation that almost no one knows they’re at war with every day. Charles Kelly Adams can empathize. He was once…

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