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Archive for January 2016

Shirley Taplin, MLK Speaker for 2016

Shirley Taplin an exciting communicator, inspiring speaker, coach and author that has been Empowering audiences since 2001 will be the MLK Speaker. What Shirley shares with people is not just theory it is from her own personal experiences and family history of health challenges. Her life has progressed through research and practice on integrated healthy…

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The Brief: After Bland Grand Jury Action, Focus Is on Trooper

By John Reynolds The Big ConversationA day after a Waller County grand jury decided not to indict any county jail employees in connection with the July death of Sandra Bland, the focus remained on the Department of Public Safety trooper who made the initial traffic stop.The grand jury, which will reconvene next month, has yet…

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Physicians Assistants Program

HSU is in the process of starting a program for Physicians Assistants. Dr. Jennifer Eames, Director of the program, spoke to members of the Greater Kiwanis Club of Abilene about the program. Dr. Eames, visiting with Kiwanian Carl Brown, after the program. Photo by Floyd Miller

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The Express Yourself Coffee House

Back in the 1960s at the University of Wyoming, several of the college youth groups got together to form a coffee house in the basement of a local church. No entrance fee, free music and poetry from volunteers and coffee and desserts available.2015 – Abilene, Texas and the Unity Church is hosting the Express Yourself…

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City of Abilene Announces New Fire Chief

ABILENE, Texas – The City of Abilene is pleased to announce that Larry Bell has been named the new Fire Chief following the retirement of the current Chief, Ken Dozier early next year. City Manager Robert Hanna has every confidence in the 33-year veteran of the Abilene Fire Department. “Larry is ready to be our…

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Misusing Jeremiah 29:11 – Does God Have Plans to Prosper You?

We’ve probably all seen the words of Jeremiah 29:11 on graduation cards, encouragement cards, and other merchandise. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’” . The way we use this…

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Prison Teacher Almost Missed Her Calling

By: The Texas TribuneABILENE – Jody Addy walks through a metal detector, waits for a pat down, shows her ID and passes through locked gates before walking into her classroom, which is in the middle of a maximum-security prison in west central Texas.Since 1995, Addy has walked the same path to teach literacy skills at…

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Mission on the Move Soup Kitchen

The Mission on the Move Soup Kitchen is beginning its 5th year. It was founded by Rev. Iziar Lankford, Minister of the Southwest Drive Community United Methodist Church. He and the 10 volunteers that work with him on a weekly basis feed anywhere from 260 to 370 individuals every Tuesday. There are a couple of…

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Childers presented with honorary doctorate

By Sarah CarlsonTerry L. Childers on Friday December 11th, received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree for distinction in public and governmental service, and contributions to the university and society.Childers was awarded the degree, one of ACU’s highest honors, at December Commencement in Moody Coliseum. At a celebratory dinner beforehand, president Dr. Phil Schubert extolled…

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