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Happy State Bank presents Taste of Abilene

Rotary Club of Abilene hosts annual all-you-can-eat extravaganza ABILENE, TX – Eat, drink and be merry at this year’s Taste of Abilene. Presented by Happy State Bank and hosted by the Rotary Club of Abilene, Taste of Abilene will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Abilene Convention Center. This…

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Brother’s Keeper

You were there. Now it’s a movie and you’re watching it happen again, but from someone else’s viewpoint on it. That’s what happened to about 2,000 people Saturday night. Brother’s Keeper had its World premiere in Abilene at the Civic Center Saturday night. First was a red carpet walk and photographs under the Abilene Eagle.…

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Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup

Snakes, snakes, and more snakes is the theme of The Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup. There were displays of rattles and heads encased in Plastics to use on your desk. There were lots and lots of headbands and even one place that had a pair of rattlesnake skin boots. Then there were all of the people looking…

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UNACCOMPANIED VETERAN BURIAL

On Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at 11:00am SHARP, the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene, in Abilene, TX will conduct an unaccompanied Veteran burial for AMN Michael Reginald Gibson.  Gibson served in the United States Air Force from 1978 to 1979.  Gibson is not expected to have anyone attend his funeral.  Please help us spread…

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Mr. Grover C. Everett, Remembered 97 years after Lynching

Ceremony to be held April 13th Grover C. Everett was a thirty-six year old migratory farm worker according to a street contractor who had known Everett for 11 years. When talking to Judge W. R. Ely, the contractor said Everett was a “hard -working negro.” Born on May 25, 1885, Everett had a WWI Registration…

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Kiwanis Chili Day

By Floyd Miller, March 6, 2019 The Greater Kiwanis Club hosted another successful Chili Day. The Chili Recipe has remained a secret for many years and is only passed down to fellow Kiwanis after some serious vetting. People come back each year because this particular bowl of chili is one sell for only one day.…

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MLK Speaker, Hawkins, Speaks from the Heart

Representative Barbara Gervin-Hawkins, speaker at the 27th annual Martin Luther King Banquet, spoke to approximately 400 individuals. Her speech centered around one of Dr. King’s quotes, “Education without morals is like a ship without a compass”. Hawkins spoke about mentoring and engaging young people. Hawkins who was widowed at a young age raised two sons…

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