• SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL, 30 AD

    By DANNY MINTON It was early Sunday morning when everyone in town was awakened by a violent earthquake. It was particularly unsettling since it was the second in the past

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  • A SIGN FROM ABOVE

    By DARRYL TIPPENS On Monday I watched with dismay as the fires consumed the nave of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. I have had the pleasure and joy

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  • HOLY WEEK LUNCHEON SERIES

    Following are links to stories in the Reporter-News written by Loretta Fulton about the Holy Week Luncheon Series. A new story link will be posted each day, along with the

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  • PDBC EASTER PAGEANT CONTINUES

    By LORETTA FULTON The last time John Whitten recalls being in a play, he was in elementary school. The next time will be a little more challenging. Whitten is portraying

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  • TELLING HEADLINES

    IDLE AMERICAN Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury It was bound to happen, and finally, it did. I overheard the words “artificial intelligence” and “fake news” mentioned in the same sentence. Maybe

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  • THE MORE YOU GIVE, THE MORE YOU GET

    By DANNY MINTON I heard the story years ago about a preacher who preached at a small-town church. One Sunday he took his young daughter with him so she could

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  • ALL INVITED TO HOLY WEEK LUNCHEON SERIES

    BY LORETTA FULTON A tradition of more than 35 years resumes Monday with the Holy Week Luncheon Series. Each day, one of five churches — First Central Presbyterian, First Baptist,

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  • VIRGINIA CONNALLY FOND FAREWELL

    Editor’s Note: An updated version of Loretta Fulton’s biography, “Virginia Connally, M.D.: Trailblazing Physician, Woman of Faith” is available at Texas Star Trading Company, 174 Cypress St. or by contacting

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  • WHAT’S COMING UP IN ABILENE

    Be sure to check out the Happenings page for information on upcoming events of interest. Concerts, lectures, and special services are always going on–don’t miss out! Happenings  

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  • EDDIE JORDAN BENEFIT CONCERT

    By LORETTA FULTON The Rev. Eddie Jordan, pastor of New Light Baptist Church, is in need of a kidney transplant. A gospel concert will be held April 12 to help

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SPIRITUAL HONESTY IN THE BIBLE BELT

By NANCY PATRICK Living in the Bible Belt of America has many advantages. Christian people who live morally upright lives, support their families, participate in their communities, donate to charities, and exemplify integrity and honor comprise the majority of the community. In spite of the positive aspects of living in a Christian community, some people feel alone and alienated when

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ICAN HONORS ‘HEROES’

By LORETTA FULTON No greater tribute could have been paid to the Civil Rights giant Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the anniverary of his assassination than the “sermon” delivered April 4 by Dr. Jerry Taylor. King was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. Exactly 51 years later, Taylor, a religion

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HISTORY REMEMBERED

By LORETTA FULTON A disturbing but significant piece of local history will be commemorated in a public ceremony April 13 when soil is collected to add to a national project marking the sites of lynchings in America. The event will begin at 10 a.m. at 341 Ash. St., where Grover C. Everett of Sulphur Springs was shot to death at the

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NOW ISN’T THAT SPECIAL?

IDLE AMERICAN Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury A commonpractice when decision-makers arrive in Washington, D. C., is to check common sense at the door. There’s daily evidence of “bonehead” decisions that make us wonder about competencies. The other day, President Trump hit replay when citizens came unstuck with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ announcement that the federal government would no longer

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