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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When Odis Debolancy Dolton III moved to Abilene from Greenville, MS to attend Abilene Christian College, he probably did not realize the incredible impact he would have on the city. But ask anyone who knew him, and they would assure you that the man’s influence was profound. He worked for the City of Abilene for…

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If you were to look at the smile of Fred Morrell, you would just think everything was swell, but if you were to dig a little deeper and remove the veil, you would find out that Fred has been on a long hard journey, but he now sees a ray of hope and brighter days…

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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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Anne Branigin Here it comes: your regular reminder that Simone Biles is the most dominant athlete alive—and, at 22, the Greatest Gymnast of All Time. Biles made history again this weekend at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Kansas City, Missouri, where she became the first person ever to land two twists and two somersaults coming off the…

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