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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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African Children’s Choir in Abilene

Abilene, TX, Sunday, May 27, 2018 || 9:00 & 11:00 AMAldersgate United Methodist Church1741 Sayles Blvd Abilene, TX 79605-6031The African Children’s Choir melts the hearts of audiences with theircharming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dances.The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditionalSpirituals and Gospel favorites. Performances support AfricanChildren’s Choir programs, such as education,…

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Autism and my “Tick Tock” moments

I wrote this article awhile back, but I wanted to share it again as April 3rd was Autism Awareness Day, and April is Autism Awareness Month. I hope you enjoy it and gain insight from it as well. #AutismAwareness #AutismAcceptance.So those of you that know me well know that I am an avid teen sci-fi…

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Billy Enriquez, School Board, Place 6

What do you feel is your greatest accomplishment as a public servant?Serving othersWhat do you feel like is the greatest challenge facing the Abilene Independent School District, and what would you do to solve it?Funding-I will be an advocate for finding new or better resources to help fund public school.{{more}}Sometimes the citizens have a cynical…

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Sam Garcia, School Board, Place 1

What do you feel is your greatest accomplishment as a public servant?My work with the Workforce Solutions Board has enabled me to help people get a job which can change their lives. I was recently awarded the W.O. Lawton Business Leadership Award for small business by the National Association of Workforce Boards .{{more}}What do you…

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Dr. Kelvin Kelley, School Board, Place 6

What do you feel is your greatest accomplishment as a public servant?My greatest accomplishment as a public servant so far is providing leadership and perspective regarding the development and adoption of the recent bond proposal. That was a very challenging time for us as a community as we determined a step forward in our future.…

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