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Archive for January 2017

2017 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION

Monday, January 16th, at the Abilene Civic Center, hundreds of people gathered to honor the life and memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The theme and title of the Program was The Fabric of America: What Makes America Great. It was a wonderful evening of entertainment, speakers, and dinner organized by The Abilene Black…

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This Week; Texas Shines Big Spotlight on School Choice

Gov. Abbott States That 38 Local Leaders Issue Proclamations Recognizing School Choice Week.By Shelby Doyle, Director of Communications and External Relations AUSTIN–– National School Choice Week begins today in Texas and across the country. There are 1593 events planned in the Lone Star State to raise awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.…

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Famous or Infamous

The other night as I was watching the news on a local TV station it was announced that out of all of the TV markets in the US, the Abilene, Texas market had the highest percent of people in the US voting for Donald Trump. That makes us number one in the US and possibly…

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Mayor From Gary, Ind., Goes Undercover to Help City Employees

Karen Freeman-Wilson is the mayor of Gary, Indiana. She’s decided to check in on the employees of the city on an episode of Undercover Boss. Freeman-Wilson was born in Gary, a city known for its high violent crime rate. She returned to Gary after graduating from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. {{more}}After two mayoral…

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“God’s Measure of A Man”

By James Parker Jr.You Never Know Where A Man Stands Until The Setbacks, Heartbreaks, Interruptions and Trials Hit The Fan.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in times of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” In his…

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ABILENE CITY COUNCILMAN TO RUN FOR MAYOR

City councilman and civic leader, Anthony Williams, Sr. officially announced his intention to be the next Mayor of Abilene. Williams made the announcement at a press conference Monday, December 19th at his residence. {{more}} The press conference was a small and somewhat intimate gathering with only his wife, Lynette, his two sons, John and Ahjae,…

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Happy New Year to you and your Greatness!

It is wonderful to be blessed with the opportunity to start a New Year. It is my prayer that this will be a Great year for you as well as your family and friends.We will strive to keep the West Texas Tribune the premier community based newspaper with positive and useful information. {{more}} That is…

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The Nation Celebrates MLK Day

During the less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December, 1955 until April 4, 1968, African Americans achieved more genuine progress toward racial equality in America than the previous 350 years had produced. Dr. King is widely regarded as America’s pre-eminent advocate of…

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Abilene Police Department Lieutenant Graduates from FBI National Academy

ABILENE, TX – Two hundred and twenty–two Law enforcement officers graduated today from the FBI National Academy Program in Quantico, Virginia. The 266th Session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 48 states. {{more}} Included in the class are members of law enforcement agencies from the District of Columbia, 20 international countries,…

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