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

A great tragedy is playing out in Taylor County. At this time, about 10,000 acres have been burned, 20 to 25 homes have been destroyed, about 25 percent of a premium deer ranch is a part of the casualty, and one person has been injured, according to various reports. According to the Texas A&M Forest ...

Abilene’s Tommy Lee Jones Sr. credits family, church, and community for the good life he’s lived

By Floyd Miller

Looking back on a life of running a business, portraying Buffalo Soldiers, raising seven successful children, and filling…

National Blood Shortage: Omicron Variant, Other Factors Decimate Blood Supply, More Donors Needed to Make Appointments Now 

By Floyd Miller

National Blood Shortage: Omicron Variant, Other Factors Decimate Blood Supply, More Donors Needed to Make Appointments Now Donors…

Sgt. Willie Ford retires from APD

By Joe Starkey

  In 1985, a young black man from Stamford took the test to be an Abilene firefighter. He…

Abilene Philharmonic: Christmas Movie Magic MATINEE

By Floyd Miller

All aboard! Take a ride with the Abilene Philharmonic featuring the soundtracks from your favorite Christmas movies: The…

Wylie wins nail-biter 2-1 over New Jersey in elimination game, stays alive in Little League World Series.

By Jack Walker

By: Jack Walker After suffering a soggy and suspenseful disappointment in Monday’s (August 23) rain-delayed contest to Michigan…

WYLIE LITTLE LEAGUE SQUAD LOSES HEARTBREAKER TO MICHIGAN IN SECOND ROUND 6-5 IN WILLIAMSPORT, PA BUT STILL ALIVE

By Jack Walker

By: Jack Walker West Texas Tribune SPORTS It just wasn’t meant to be for Wylie’s little league team…

A young father is fighting colon cancer Peter and Lesly Jaramillo tell their story

By Floyd Miller

Abilene Community joins the Jaramillo Family in fighting colon cancer. Peter at age 24 was diagnosed with colon…

Southwest Airlines promotes Tony Roach Jr

By Floyd Miller

Managing Director Tony Roach was promoted to Vice President Customer Experience & Customer Relations. Roach’s focus will be strengthening efforts to…

Heart & Hope: Where Neuroscience Meets Theology an interview with Dr. Ben Gray

By Floyd Miller

Dr. Ben Gray was a guest on Its Everything West Texas his subject was “ Where Neuroscience Meets Theology.”…

West Texas Tribune Community Survey

By Floyd Miller

The West Texas Tribune is a local, community-based newspaper covering the Abilene area. We would like to know…

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…

Cleghorn honored for 25 years on job

By Floyd Miller

  On Jan. 2, Stephonse Cleghorn celebrated 26 years with his employer, Cotton Patch Café, who honored him…

Mother-daughter alteration team sets up shop in Abilene

By Floyd Miller

I had the pleasure of visiting with Chong Flint and Crystal King at their alteration shop, Wildfire Altercations,…

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