Category Archives: Loretta Fulton

HSU HONORS ITS BARRIER BREAKERS

By LORETTA FULTON At 105, Virginia Connally’s still got it–wit, intellect, grace, elegance. Connally, Abilene’s first female physician, added another first to her lengthy list of firsts Sept. 6. when she was honored as the inaugural recipient of the James B. Simmons Award given by Hardin-Simmons University. The dinner was all class–starting with Connally and family members arriving at the

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‘LEADERS NEED A HEART TO CARE’

  By LORETTA FULTON The usual high-energy opening from the founder of the Global Leadership Summit was missing this year, replaced by a statement of confession and contrition from the president of the association that sponsors the summit. In April, the founder of the summit and lead pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, Bill Hybels, resigned

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HARD CONVERSATIONS AND GRACE

    Photos courtesy Scott Delony Abilene Christian University   By LORETTA FULTON “My name is Houston Heflin, and I don’t like hard conversation.” That opening remark was made by one of the speakers for the fourth annual Summer Seminar hosted by Abilene Christian University, but most likely anyone in the audience could have said the same thing. “The Gospel

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ABILENE HOSTS WORLD VISITORS

      Dr. Mohammad Al-Sayyad, an Abilene physician, leads Juma’a Prayers     By LORETTA FULTON The theme for a two-week gathering in Abilene of people from various ethnicities and countries is “Hospitality and the Stranger,” but the group, hosted by Hardin-Simmons University, is learning that in Abilene at least there aren’t any strangers, just plenty of hospitality. The

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JULY FOURTH FUN AT ALAMEDA CENTER

  By LORETTA FULTON The Alameda Neighborhood Association hosted its annual patriotic parade June 29 in front of the Alameda Community Center. The festivities were started by the former New Haven Community Church. “Now it’s a neighborhood thing,” said Erica Currie, associate pastor for missions at nearby Pioneer Drive Baptist Church. The church owns the property where the community center

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