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Archive for December 2016

Race, Gender and Healing

– Just a few days before the corrosive 2016 election, it occurs to me that no matter what the outcome, our social fabric has been shredded by the ugliness of this campaign. Sure, there have been ugly campaigns before, but this one has revealed the extent to which racism and sexism are acceptable features of…

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My Prayer for the United States of America

I must say I am completely surprised. I truly did not expect Donald Trump to be elected president. The next four years will undoubtedly be interesting times in the United States of America. I believe this is a time for prayer and I want to share with you some of the things I’m praying about…

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Why You Need to Try to Understand Other People’s Perspectives

If someone’s behavior or opinion seems completely absurd to you, you could tell them they are wrong or even idiotic. You could tell them they should stop thinking that way and see things your way. Or, on the other hand, you could start by trying to understand their perspective. You could ask them friendly questions…

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Veterans Day Parade & Art Walk

I’ve always thought that on Veterans Day; the troops and Veterans should get to sit on the side of the street and all the people who never served march for us. {{more}}But that hasn’t happened yet. Instead the veterans of our wars and active duty military give up their day off and go march in…

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Homeless in Abilene

Darron Cox , Homeless Liaison for AISD is pictured with Mike Bannister. Darron spoke to the Greater Kiwanis Club of Abilene. He said there are 924 Homeless Children in the AISD. {{more}} He said a big need at this time of the year are socks, undergarments and shoes. The Greater Kiwanis Club made a donation…

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Merry Christmas

The Staff of the West Texas Tribune would like to wish each of you a Merry Christmas. The pictures you are looking at are from a display that use to appear in Thornton’s Department Store dating back to the 1930’s. This display is now housed at Arrow Ford’s South First location. {{more}}As you view these…

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Salvation Army

Brent Deal was standing in front of United Grocery Store ringing the bell and taking donations for the Salvation Army. {{more}} You know that Christmas is right around the corner when you hear the bells ringing.

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