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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 ...

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,…

Presidents Club Speaker Overcame Poverty Illiteracy

By Floyd Miller

The 2006 HSU Presidents Club Dinner welcomed Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch as the featured {{more}} speaker for the annual…

City Boards Hold Open House

By Joe Starkey

Many of the boards that run the City of Abilene held an open house at the Rose Park…

Abilene High Students Protest Threatened Expulsion Of Illegal Immigrants

By Joe Starkey

A little after 2 PM on a hot, sunny Friday afternoon, approximately 30 Abilene High School students walked…

Dyess Celebrates Turning 50

By Joe Starkey

The ceremonies started with a short history of Dyess Air Force Base. Following the outbreak of the Korean…

City Bike Race Stopped By Lightning

By Joe Starkey

The 14th Annual “Bike N Steam” race was called off just before start time due to large amounts…

City Plan Special Election For Council Place 4

By Floyd Miller

ABILENE, Texas – Place 4 City Council member John Hill turned in his resignation from the City Council…

John G. Walker Retires

By Marilyn Miller

John G. Walker was honored with a retirement dinner at the Beehive Restaurant in Albany, Texas. Mr. Walker…

Professors Conduct Study OF Black Farners Injustice

By Mitch Holt

This past fall, Waymon Hinson, professor in the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy at Abilene Christian University,…

Second Annual Diabetes Educational Forum

By Floyd Miller

The Abilene Area Lions Clubs are presently in the process of preparing for the Second Annual Diabetes Educational…

Professors Conduct Study Of Black Farmers Injustice

By Mitch Holt

This past fall, Waymon Hinson, professor in the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy at Abilene Christian University,…

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