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MLK Banquet Speaker Praises Event

Henry O. Adkins, from Plano, the keynote speaker for the annual Abilene Black Chamber of Commerce Banquet, states, that this was the highlight of his year thus far. He further states that to start the year off on such a high note means that there is nothing but good things expected for the rest of…

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Made in America

I met Robert and Holly Hoemke for the first time a few days ago and I could have written a nice Valentine Story about them. I could tell that this couple who married in 1983 and work together in their business appreciate each other and love each other’s company.However, my assignment was to write about…

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MLB Off-Season Recap

This year’s offseason was a crazy one. Activity got started early with Boston, Toronto, and San Diego making major splashes. Toronto is desperate to make the playoffs, as it’s been since ’93 since Canada had any October baseball. Miami, both Chicago clubs, and Seattle also made bold moves; with former Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz going…

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President Obama Honors San Antonio Spurs

By Abby LivingstonWASHINGTON, D.C. — For a Chicago Bulls fan, President Obama had high praise Monday as he honored the San Antonio Spurs for their 2014 NBA World Championship.“It’s never easy celebrating a non-Bulls team,” he joked at the traditional White House ceremony for winners of major sport championships. “That’s all I’ve been able to…

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M.E.R.C.Y. Health Care Center has Grand Opening

M.E.R.C.Y. Clinic’s Grand Opening was well attended by dignitaries and citizens of Abilene. The Clinic will serve those in Abilene and the surrounding area that may not, otherwise, be able to obtain health care services because of finances.Mr. Derrick Neal, M.P.A. Director of Abilene-Taylor County Health District was excited about getting the clinic opened. He…

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Law Enforcement Forum

The panel for law enforcement was all white and the panel presenting the questions was all black. Several of the questions presumed prejudice on the part of the authorities because of their race. However, the part of the forum that everyone should take to heart is Chief Stanbridge’s statement that the safety of the community…

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Texas Tech Professor’s Antarctic Expedition Featured in Museum’s ‘Antarctica – Pioneering American Explorations of the Frozen Continent’

This “Up from the Basement” exhibition runs Jan. 30 – Dec. 20 at the Museum of Texas Tech University Battling roaring winds, freezing temperatures, and crevasses, F. Alton Wade, joined the Second Byrd Expedition to Antarctica in 1933. He was appointed lead geologist for the Eastern Sledge Party, a 77 day sled journey into the…

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By Chief of Police Stan StandridgeAfter numerous conversations, on Wednesday, January 21 the Abilene Independent School District and the Abilene Police Department had a meeting and began collaborative efforts to develop better policies and practices for cooperation during AISD investigations when criminal charges could be implicated. These efforts will not only greatly improve the relationship…

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January 9, 2015 was National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Abilene did it’s part

Abilene, Texas – On January 9th, 2015, Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. and partnering organizations in support of law enforcement officers nationwide promoted National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day Locally, the United Way of Abilene and the Community Foundation of Abilene joined them to show support to law enforcement officers that serve to protect our community.…

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