If a person’s name appears on the marque of the paramount theater that might be a clue that it’s a front-page story. I didn’t need a clue Mark had been giving us clues for the last 17 or 18 years. When I think about Mark’s life, I am reminded of something (my grand pa) Papa…

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Why 2 Never Advertise 4 Ever Unless You’re Always Up 4 the Down. By: Jack Walker Let me pump this dream through you, people of Abilene Texas and surrounding cities and towns—especially the spectacular arrangement of folks that have never seen a community newspaper before. Community newspapers are free.  They cost you nothing and the…

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STAFF REPORTS LIVE WIRE (StatePoint) Afterschool programs help students succeed in school and in life and provide invaluable support to communities. As we’ve seen this year, these programs play an especially important role when students, families, and communities are struggling. Programs across the country have stepped up in the pandemic, providing virtual educational activities, delivering…

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Plumbing Relief Application Deadline March 10, 2021 Beltway Park’s Boots on the Ground Ministry, in partnership with the Big Country VOAD, is coordinating efforts to help those who need assistance with plumbing issues due to the recent severe winter storm. To be eligible for this program, applicants must live within Taylor County and meet certain…

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BBB Warns Big County Against Frigid Weather Scams (Abilene, Texas – Local Better Business Bureau CEO John Riggins warns Big Country residents and businesses that scam artists are likely to be active and possibly defrauding victims with new schemes. “Particularly when people find themselves in desperate situations, scam artists have absolutely no compassion on victims,”…

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State Fair Classic moved to Globe Life Park this March By Demetrius Harper • Published February 22, 2021 • Updated on February 22, 2021 at 12:52 pm NBCDFW.com State Fair Classic in Fair Park moved to March 13, 2021 at Globe Life Field. The annual football game between Grambling State University and Prairie View A&M University typically held at the Cotton Bowl Stadium…

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By Floyd Miller Is there a rule somewhere that states that the next month must be more dramatic than the last? In January we saw a group of NON-PATRIOTS storm the Capitol to stop the vote to certify the next President and Vice President of the United States. As February begin, we saw the trial…

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Here are 2 podcasts that I produced . The first one is with Minister Andrew Penns, Curator of the Curtis House Cultural Center. It touches on Blacks in Abilene in the 30’s. The second one deals with Human Trafficking with  Stephanie Rocha, founder of Beyond Trafficking. This is a good one for anyone that has…

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The West Texas couples that have continued to go the distance

By: Floyd Miller Editor-In-Chief, West Texas Tribune We just thought we wanted to get away from 2020. The New Year gave us five days of hope and then January 6th came. It is another day that will live in Infamy. It is the day that President Trump orchestrated an insurrection from inside the Whitehouse. More…

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