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City of Abilene Announces Director of Human Resources

The City of Abilene is pleased to announce that Brenda Alexander has been named the new Director of Human Resources after serving as Interim Director for Administrative Services since June of this year. City Manager Robert Hanna is very confident in the appointment of Alexander. “During the time that she has served as Interim, I…

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Protecting you I.D. after a data breach

Scammers have all kinds of techniques to collect personally identifiable information . Once they have it, they can effectively become you, using your identity to open accounts, file taxes, or obtain medical coverage. How the Scam Works:With enough information about you, a scammer can take over your identity and commit a wide range of crimes.…

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TSTC Culinary Art Graduate Finds His Passion in the Kitchen

– Sweetwater native Marc Silvas went off to Texas Tech University to study to be a pharmacist but soon realized he was on the wrong career track. “I wasn’t enjoying it and I couldn’t see myself being a pharmacist for the rest of my life,” said Silvas. “So I found myself back at home and…

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Garcia’s State Farm Agency Named Small Business Of The Year

Garcia’s State Farm Agency Named Small Business Of The Year By The Abilene Business Council Of The Abilene Chamber Of Commerce The Small Business of the Year award recognizes a business with long-term success that has contributed to the community’s quality of life and exemplifies Abilene’s strong work ethic and ability to overcome business challenges.…

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Tips to Help Ensure Financial Marital Bliss

Wedding bells are ringing and “I Dos” are in the air. Newlyweds are taking their first steps toward happily ever after, including combining their finances. But doing so is not without potential pitfalls. Undeniably, money can be a huge stressor on a relationship, especially on a brand-new marriage; and most couples have an unrealistic view…

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The Texas Roundtable comes to Abilene

By Floyd MillerThe Abilene Black Chamber and the Texas Association of African Americans Chambers of Commerce hosted a Roundtable at TSTC. The purpose of this gathering was to give more African American the information they need to do business with the state. Mr. Charles O’Neal, CEO of TAAACC presented some pretty alarming number when it…

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Constraining Consumer Access Doesn’t Solve the Payday Debt Trap

By Sasha Orloff The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a government agency created after the 2008 financial crisis, is in the process of creating the first set of federal rules governing the short-term lending industry. Fearing that consumers are getting caught in “debt traps” — borrowing money to pay back previous loans over and over again…

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