On December the following individuals were presented plaques for being Heroes in the city of Abilene. They were Edward Sheppard and Floyd and Marilyn Miller, the first couple to receive the award. The awards were supposed to be presented in April but were delayed a couple times by the pandemic. Mayor Williams and Pastor Andrew…

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The Nation Has Spoken             The voters of America turned out in record numbers to exercise one of the most sacred and patriotic duties.  Votes are being counted and recounted.  But as it now stands, President-Elect Joe Biden and VP-Elect Kamala Harris has received 306 electoral votes and 80.4 million votes.  President Trump and VP…

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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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Yes, Christmas is upon us once again. It’s one of the greatest times of the year. In most cases we exchange gifts and spend time with family and friends. It can also be a time of nostalgia as we think about Christmas’s Past. Perhaps we are reminded of loved ones who are no longer with…

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Kimberly Truong InStyleOctober 14, 2019 On Saturday, a 28-year-old woman was shot and killed by police in her home in Fort Worth, Texas. According to NBC News, police were called for a welfare check on a residence with a door that was ajar when an officer opened fire on Atatiana Jefferson, killing her while she was…

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By Joe Starkey Emily Hamrick of Anacoco, Louisiana earned herself a free pizza and a case of Bud Light in the barrel racing. She started out really fast but tipped over the first Barrel. She then very carefully and deliberately tipped over the second Barrel and followed this off by carefully laying down the last…

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Dr. Jerry Andrew Taylor, Founding Director of the ACU Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action It is with great gratitude that I express sincere appreciation to Dr. Carson Reed and the Siburt Institute for inviting me to speak to this gathering today.  Thank you for entrusting such a noble task into my…

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The 2019 Class of the Big Country Hall of Fame included a couple of firsts. First was the induction of Jackie Ramsey Cox, a 1970 graduate of Abilene Cooper High School who was an All-American Skeet Shooter and seven time World Champion.  A second first was Mark Oates, a 1981 graduate of Abilene High School,…

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ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Both Abilene ISD and Wylie ISD are releasing early because of the threat of severe weather around dismissal time.  AISD will release all campuses an hour early, meaning elementary will release at 2:15 and secondary will release at 2:40.  Wylie ISD will also release an hour earlier thannormal.  Buses for both districts…

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