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Friendship forms Abilene Restorative Community Circle

Kristi Newton and Deborah Williams formed a powerful friendship after the murder of George Floyd. Kristi Newton, a white woman and Deborah Williams a black woman meet for the first time at the MLK Bridge. Newton was compelled to act as she watched George Floyd be choked to death by a police officer as he ...

Pregnant and looking for options an interview with Holly Joiner

By Floyd Miller

In light of Roe V Wade being turned over I interviewed Holly Joiner, Executive Director of Pregnancy Resources…

Veterans who gave everything honored at Elmwood Memorial Park

By Floyd Miller

There was a nice breeze gently moving through Elmwood Memorial Park on Memorial Day as visitors begin to…

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…

Hispanic council Hosts Representative Naugebaur

By Joe Starkey

Representative Naugebauer first concern was the need to make America safe. The enemy got in the first punch…

Martin Luther King Banquet

By Joe Starkey

A most dynamic speaker gave a remarkable, enthusiastic call to excel at this banquet. Mr. Farrah Gray told…

AYSA Gives Many Thanks

By Sienna Miller

The Abilene Youth Sports Authority held a luncheon to thank those who helped make this year’s Sports Expo…

Abilene City Employees Earn Certification

By Floyd Miller

Ten City of Abilene employees graduated Dec. 12 from the Texas State University William P. Hobby Center for…

50th Wedding Anniversary

By Sienna Miller

More than 50 years ago, in a place on the Virgin Islands called St. Thomas the intermakings of…

Story of her Love

By Sienna Miller

Story of Her LoveBy Erica RayAs I sit here on your death bedThinking of the pain you went…

HSU Students Urged to ‘Shine Like Stars’

By Joe Starkey

Dr. Albert Reyes, President of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, urged students to “shine like stars in…

HSU Leadership Awards

By Joe Starkey

HSU Leadership AwardsBy Joe Starkey Tomorrow’s Leaders Today Scholarships were presented to Christina Bull, Lauren Clemons and Sarah…

Prince’s Death Burnishes, Not Diminishes His Considerable Legacy

By Floyd Miller

By Barrington M. Salmon – Anika Trahan recalls sitting at her computer, at a friend’s house where she’s…

City Offices Closed July 4th

By Floyd Miller

City offices to close for July 4th ABILENE, Texas – In observance of the July 4th holiday, most…

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