They say its raining in New Orleans today where I once had laid my foundation, since the storm came and shredded my home to pieces it has left nothing but memories Look out the window, the teacher says to the school children as they need to learn about this nation, Weatherman says it seems kinda cloudy as a…

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Are you thrilled by the sight of wildlife in its natural environment? If so, you don’t need to travel for the experience. With a little effort, your own backyard can become a stopover for some of North America’s most colorful wildlife. Fall and spring are migratory season in America as flocks of birds migrate between…

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Frank Jackson, Mayor of Prairie View, Texas will be the key-note speaker at the annual Abilene Black Chamber of Commerce Banquet scheduled for November 4, 2010. The Banquet will at the Abilene Country Club, 4039 South Treadaway Blvd, at 6:30 pm. The there is “Setting Goals for Future Generations.” You can purchase a ticket by…

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The 3rd annual Abilene Guns-N-Hoses event will take place on Saturday, October 2nd at 1:00pm. The event will be held at the Abilene Police Department Training Center located on FM 2833 , 2 miles north of the intersection of FM 2833 and Hwy 351. This challenge pits area police and fire departments against each other…

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ABILENE, Texas – Abilene Fire Chief Ken Dozier announced September 17th that Robert Lawson, M.D. will serve as the medical director for the Abilene Fire Department as it transitions to a more advanced level of emergency medical care. Current AFD Medical Director Zane Travis, M.D. has provided the medical direction and leadership to the fire…

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The Environmental Protection Agency is having hearings across the United States to determine if the ash from burning coal should be classified as toxic waste. A group from Sweetwater, Abilene and the surrounding area went to the hearing in Dallas to encourage the EPA to do so. They were accompanied by a group of students…

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Fraternal Order of X-Offenders Editor’s Note: The West Texas Tribune welcomes Brother Ellsworth Johnson-Bey . Brother Bey is Founder and President of the Fraternal Order of X-Offender , Inc. Brother Bey has a wealth of knowledge that is of value to ex-offenders, their families, and the general communities regarding strategies to deter, decrease and prevent…

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Dictionaries and encyclopedias define music as “an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental and voice tones in a structured and continuous manner.” There are many theories regarding when and where music originated.Many agree that music began even before man existed.Personally, I wouldn’t want to try and pinpoint an exact date in time.However, as being…

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#21 Vincent Miglorie makes a stop on Plant HS All American # 32 James Wilder. Photo by Joe Starkey#3 Josh Jones made the fumble recovery in the first quarter that allowed AHS to stay in the game. Photo by Joe StarkeyEven future AHS stars have to have a nap sometime. His mom said he stayed…

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The canon from Fort Griffin was fired at last month’s Garden Club meeting. Donna McMinn sang God Bless America. After the ceremony those in attendance enjoyed a delicious meal. The Garden Club meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 10:00 am at 300 Westwood Drive. Anyone is welcome to attend. The next meeting is…

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