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Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger found guilty of murder in shooting of Botham Jean

Guyger shot and killed Jean, who was 26 and unarmed, in his apartment. She said she mistook Jean’s apartment as her own and thought he was a burglar. BY STACY FERNÁNDEZ AND JUAN PABLO GARNHAM OCT. 1, 2019 *Correction appended. DALLAS — A Dallas County jury found former police officer Amber Guyger guilty of murder Tuesday morning in the…

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Mainstream entertainment sports manifest behind bars as cut-throat global enterprises. Douglas Dean Jones, a non-violent offender has spent half of his life in ‘the system’, where football season has been his head of steam.             By self-proclamation, Jones is a “die-hard Dallas Cowboys and University of Texas Longhorns fan”, – in essence – per se…

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An Appeal to White Christians in the World

Dr. Jerry Andrew Taylor, Founding Director of the ACU Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Action It is with great gratitude that I express sincere appreciation to Dr. Carson Reed and the Siburt Institute for inviting me to speak to this gathering today.  Thank you for entrusting such a noble task into my…

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At Abilene Christian, diversity isn’t just a talking point anymore

Timothy Chipp, Abilene Reporter-News Published 5:50 p.m. CT Aug. 28, 2019 Despite earning a new position within Abilene Christian University’s senior leadership, Stephanie Hamm is still learning on the fly. As chief diversity officer, a position she’s essentially creating from scratch, she’s tasked with making sure an increasingly diverse student body is able to find support…

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Harriet Huff

December 10, 1953 ~ September 1, 2019 (AGE 65) Harriet Cosey Huff was born on December 10, 1953 in Abilene, Texas. She grew up in Lubbock Texas and moved back to Abilene, Texas when she was in high school. She graduated from Abilene High School and married Van Huff in 1971. Harriet and Van moved to Plano, Texas…

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T.C. Bell, Sr.

T.C. Bell Sr. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family in Abilene, TX on Wednesday August 14th 2019. A visitation will be Friday, August 23, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at New Fellowship Baptist Church, 1142 Tracy Lynn Street, Abilene, Texas. A funeral service will be Saturday, August 24, 2019 at…

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Hardin-Simmons alumnus manages growing DFW soccer club

Macee Hall, Communications and Content Strategy Assistant, Assignment Editor (ABILENE, Texas)–A portion of Hardin-Simmons University’s graduates relocate to far corners of the world, but many find their callings closer to home. Outside of Abilene, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex houses one of the densest HSU alumni populations in Texas and includes Rusty Oglesby, high school coach…

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Social media expertise pays off for ACU grad Ryan Cantrell

By Rowdy Riggins, June 6, 2019 Many young men grow up dreaming of playing in the major leagues. While most do not make it, ACU alumnus Ryan Cantrell (’11) is doing the next best thing. Cantrell, a Fort Worth native who earned a degree in broadcast journalism, works for the Texas Rangers as a social media coordinator where he…

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