The three chapters of Business Network International (BNI) located in Abilene hosted Wake-up Wednesday, a Chamber of Commerce Program. BNI’s mission is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive and professional referral marketing program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals. Steve Black is the Executive Director…

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Yes, Christmas is upon us once again. It’s one of the greatest times of the year. In most cases we exchange gifts and spend time with family and friends. It can also be a time of nostalgia as we think about Christmas’s Past. Perhaps we are reminded of loved ones who are no longer with…

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I visited with Tamara Wood and her husband, Jeremy, a few weeks ago. We discussed what life was like having a son with Autism. They also wanted to share a tool that has been very helpful to them in keeping their son safe. Alex is now a 13 year old middle school student. He was…

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The local chapter of the NAACP is in the process of being reactivated in the City of Abilene. The NAACP had a presence in Abilene for many years. When Petty Hunter, the president, became ill several years ago, the chapter lost its charter. The reactivation drive is being spearheaded by Dr. Morris Baker, a retired…

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Black Plumbing and Bug Blasters Win BBB Torch Award. McMurry University was the location of a Banquet honoring men and women that exemplify the highest ethics in conducting business in their community. The goal of the BBB is to help foster an atmosphere that provides an ethical market place for buyers and sellers to conduct…

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December 3, 1954 ~ November 25, 2019 (age 64) Kathleen (Kathy) Laverne Dalbert Merrill was born December 3, 1954 in Cameron, TX. She lived with her grandmother, Ethel Lee, until the age of ten in Milano, TX. Once her grandmother passed, she came to live with her parents in Abilene, TX. She went to school at Woodson Elementary,…

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Cassandra C. Moreno gained her angel wings on November 7, 2019. She was born on February 4, 1979 to Alfredo and Anely Moreno. She lived in Abilene, Texas her whole life and was a proud Cooper Cougar graduate. She was a devoted mother and had a big loving heart for her precious grandsons who adored their…

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We have decided to dedicate this edition of the West Texas Tribune to Mr. Odis Debolancy Dolton III. This is a first for us. All of the inhabitants of our city are important whether they are alive or have passed on. Every person has worth in the eyes of God and have their own unique…

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