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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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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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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Odis and I met in March 1975 after a track meet while I was walking with friends. A couple of weeks later on our first date we talked about what we wanted our lives to be. It didn’t take long to realize how kind hearted he was and how much his family and friends meant…

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Kimberly Truong InStyleOctober 14, 2019 On Saturday, a 28-year-old woman was shot and killed by police in her home in Fort Worth, Texas. According to NBC News, police were called for a welfare check on a residence with a door that was ajar when an officer opened fire on Atatiana Jefferson, killing her while she was…

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By Joe Starkey Emily Hamrick of Anacoco, Louisiana earned herself a free pizza and a case of Bud Light in the barrel racing. She started out really fast but tipped over the first Barrel. She then very carefully and deliberately tipped over the second Barrel and followed this off by carefully laying down the last…

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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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