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LUBBOCK, TX—The Museum of Texas Tech University is pleased to welcome the new Curator of Clothing and Textiles, Marian Ann J. Montgomery, Ph.D., to the team. Dr. Montgomery recently moved from Dallas where she has been an independent museum and textile consultant, handling projects for museums, corporations, and individuals. Her previous experience includes positions such…

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Jess Cagle, editorial director of PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly, to be honored at HeARTS for the ARTS benefit October 18

ABILENE, TX — When it comes to snagging celebrity interviews on Academy Awards night, no one knows more red carpet tricks than Jess Cagle.Want to catch Hillary Swank’s attention? Don’t shout her name. Call out her publicist’s name. Be prepared for shoe stomping and shoving from reporters jostling for position.And don’t mix up an actor’s…

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Awareness campaign aims to reduce crashes, save lives in Texas’ energy-producing communitiesAUSTIN — As energy exploration and production continue to boost the state’s economy, the Texas Department of Transportation reminds drivers in those regions to Be Safe. Drive Smart. when sharing the road with increased traffic, work crews and heavy, commercial trucks. “Safety is our…

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ABCC Retreat

The Abilene Black Chamber held a retreat in January to complete their work plan for the year. The new officers were also sworn in. President Dr. Terrina Fitts, Vice President Neomia Banks and Board Member Dee Moore. Photo by Floyd MillerBilly King, Chamber Treasurer, reviews a financial report. Photo by Floyd Miller{{more}}Board Member Leon Petty…

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Oil and Natural Gas “Boom” vs. “Bust”

All of West Texas is buzzing thanks to the recently increasing oil and natural gas production on the Cline Shale Zone. The word “Cline” in the words “Cline Shale Zone” is just simply the proper name of the specific West Texas Shale Zone that this article is talking about. And all that a “Shale Zone”…

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Clift Construction

Ryan Clift grew up around homebuilding. His grandfather was a homebuilder and Ryan grew up watching and helping his grandfather build homes in East Texas. But he hasn’t always built homes. Ryan graduated with degrees in both Accounting and Finance but decided accounting wasn’t where he wanted to be so moved into mortgage lending and…

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Upgrade: Upgrade to a Modern Lifestyle

Due to the recent economic financial downturn in the United States’ economy, families from all across the Country have all been forced to make drastic cutbacks to their household budgets. Let’s just face the facts shall we? A dollar bill just doesn’t purchase as much as it use to in the days of old. Due…

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Book signing at Hastings

There will be a book signing at Hastings in Abilene on Friday April 4th from 1:00 to 5; 00 pm. The title of the book is Be Free and its author is The Gentleman.It is a story that takes place in the cold and cruel inner city of Chicago. A young black man is forced…

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