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Veterans who gave everything honored at Elmwood Memorial Park

There was a nice breeze gently moving through Elmwood Memorial Park on Memorial Day as visitors begin to fill the seats at about 9:45 a.m. They were there to remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The crowd was engaging but in a quiet manner, as you would expect. ...

To Our Moms

By Dean Meink

If Mom has passed on and is really gone- And when the card games are finally wonHow come…

Ode to Bessie Celebrating Our 60th Easter

By Joe Starkey

It seems like we’ve been going to “Aunt Bessie’s house for Easter all of my life. Not that…

Boys and Girls Club Holds Annual Banquet

By Floyd Miller

Mark Young Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Abilene welcomed a large crowd to the…

Wylie District Track Meet

By Joe Starkey

Kelsey Loflin broke the school record in the 400-meter dash with a time of 59.99 seconds, and Cameron…

ICAN Banquet

By Joe Starkey

This was the 10th Anniversary of ICAN and the 4th Heroes luncheon. Reverend Lankford gave thanks for the…

Support your local Fire Department

By Joe Starkey

Are you aware that by having a local volunteer fire department, homeowners and renters receive an 8 to…

Souterland 50th Wedding Anniversary

By Joe Starkey

Jerry and Eva Southerland of Eastland, TX thought they were being taken to lunch by their children from…

Molly and Charlie’ Music and Song by George Crane

By Joe Starkey

If you did not know the story of Charlie Goodnight as one of the premier early cattlemen of…

Christine Jones Retires

By Joe Starkey

Mrs. Christine Jones retired from the Betty Hardwick Center and is moving to Austin, Tx to be near…

Author Of Dead Man Walking Keynote Speaker

By Floyd Miller

Sister Helen Prejean author of Dead Man Walking and death penalty opponent was the keynote speaker for Just…

Beto O’Rourke speaks at the People Plaza in Abilene on May 21st

By Floyd Miller

Beto O’rourke , candidate for Texas Governor was in Abilene to lay out his plan for veterans. You…

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

By Floyd Miller

A great tragedy is playing out in Taylor County. At this time, about 10,000 acres have been burned,…

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

By Carla McKeown

For just about all of his life, Floyd Miller has been on the leading edge of history. In…

Red Hatters celebrate Red Hat Society’s 24th birthday

By Floyd Miller

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.

Remembering ‘Muh’

By Floyd Miller

Publisher’s Note: This article about Mamie Lee Ferell-Frazier was originally published in May 2005, the West Texas Tribune’s…

West Texas Tribune announces new nonprofit newspaper status

By Carla McKeown

With this May 2022 issue, the West Texas Tribune not only celebrates its 17th anniversary, but it also…

Celebrating Dorothy M. Woody’s 100th birthday

By Thalia Robertson

Abilene Mayor Anthony Williams declared Saturday, March 26, to be Dorothy Woody Day in honor of her turning…

Career pathways on display during TSTC open house

By Ben Barkley/TSTC

More than 200 high school students had the chance to interact with the latest technology during Texas State…

City commemorates Cesar Chavez Rec Center, honors Ovelia Campos

By Floyd Miller

On March 31, 2022, officials from the City of Abilene, The Hispanic Leadership Council and LULAC #605, came…

Taylor County, City of Abilene announce partnership with Lancium for $2.4 billion data center campus

By Floyd Miller

Taylor County and the City of Abilene have approved a project with Lancium, a Houston-based energy technology and…

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