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Apr 3 2020

Two New Birds, One Old Stone Original writing by Robert Lilly

Undoubtedly, most have heard the old adage: “Kill two birds with one stone.” For our purposes we will replace the birds with two women and the stone will represent a troubled, hurt and hardened heart transformed through the Love of Christ Jesus. John 14:1 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also…

Feb 21 2020

Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet

The 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration was held on Monday, January 20th at the Abilene Convention Center. The theme was “be the change you wish to see in the world” by Mahatma Gandhi. The Master of Ceremonies was chief of police Stan Standridge. The keynote address was given by Colonel Todd A. Bean of…

Feb 21 2020

Mayor Anthony Williams cast a Vision for the Future of Abilene

Taking a theme of “20/20” Vision, Mayor Anthony Williams on Monday, February 10, 2020 delivered his yearly State of the City Address, painting a picture of Abilene that focused both on the here and now and into the future. As of February, $5,465 million has been collected to maintain city roads, Williams said. Further, the…

Feb 21 2020

Abilene’s Black History at the Curtis House

Curator. What is a curator? According to the dictionary, a curator is a person who is a keeper of items at a museum. Reverend Andrew Penns is the curator for the Curtis House Cultural Center, a two-story building located at 630 Washington Street in Abilene. Items of importance to African-Americans and others interested in black…

Feb 21 2020

Maurine Harriet Mallon

Abilene – Maurine Harriet (Brekke) Mallon passed away Friday, Feb. 7, in Round Rock, TX after a brief illness, near her children’s homes at the age of 95. A Memorial Service were held on Saturday Feb. 15 at 2:00 PM at First United Methodist Church in Abilene with Rev. Lynn Moore, officiating under the direction…