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The Food Park launches at South First, Sycamore

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Posted on March 22, 2016 | Filed under News,Showcase | Comments Off on The Food Park launches at South First, Sycamore

Many food trucks around Abilene united downtown Tuesday to launch The Food Park, a new centralized location for the public to eat a variety of foods. People can choose their lunch from nine food trucks including: Rock’n Roller’z, 1881 Food Truck, Beastro Food Truck, The London Express, Beffers Food Truck & Catering, Kona Ice of […]

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New lighting illuminates Abilene as Storybook Capital

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Posted on March 8, 2016 | Filed under News,Showcase | Comments Off on New lighting illuminates Abilene as Storybook Capital

The streets of downtown were illuminated Tuesday as the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council unveiled new custom lighting installations at a special night festival. Tuesday’s Illumination Celebration highlighted Abilene as the Storybook Capital of Texas and home to many sculpted works inspired by works of children’s literature.   Over 10,000 people filled downtown to celebrate the lighting ceremony. Mayor Norm […]

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Cultures, religions converge at TEDxACU

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Posted on March 1, 2016 | Filed under News,Showcase | Comments Off on Cultures, religions converge at TEDxACU

Islam, fatherhood and math were the hot topics at Saturday’s second annual TEDxACU conference. Omar El-Halwagi, a law student at the University of Michigan, told his personal story about life as a Muslim-American in post-9/11 America. He first experienced “Islamophobia” when he was bullied in the first grade. One little girl stood up for him […]

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Alpha Chi sponsors its first blood drive

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Posted on February 29, 2016 | Filed under News,Showcase | Comments Off on Alpha Chi sponsors its first blood drive

Honor Society Alpha Chi will be sponsoring a blood drive in the campus center living room Wed. March 2 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Everyone who donates blood will receive a free T-shirt. Every donation makes a difference and those who donate will be giving back to the Abilene community directly because the blood […]

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GATA, Galaxy and sophomores take home the trophy

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Posted on February 21, 2016 | Filed under News,Showcase | Comments Off on GATA, Galaxy and sophomores take home the trophy

For the first time since 1986, the women of GATA brought home the Sing Song trophy. The men of Galaxy came back for a win since their last one in 2008, and the sophomore class chalked up its thirteenth win in Sing Song history. GATA director Macie Liptoi said breaking the 34-year losing streak left her […]

Campus Court bids farewell to 40-year florist

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Posted on February 19, 2016 | Filed under News,Showcase | Comments Off on Campus Court bids farewell to 40-year florist

After 40 years of candy baskets, floral arrangements, weddings and mums, Bitsy’s Flowers is finally moving off Campus Court. Bitsy Gregory, the owner, closed the doors in May of 2013, but didn’t sell the property until last Friday. It may have been two years coming, but Bitsy finally handed over her keys and left for […]

Lytle leaves behind legacy of excellence

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Posted on February 19, 2016 | Filed under Features,Showcase | Comments Off on Lytle leaves behind legacy of excellence

Rick Lytle is stepping down from his 16 year deanship, but is not disappearing from campus just yet. Lytle first came to the university 25 years ago and is leaving his longtime position to serve as the CEO of CEO Forum Inc., a non-profit organization whose mission is to create spiritual statesmen and women for […]

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Texas A&M and SMU highlight Wildcats future non-conference schedule

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Posted on February 17, 2016 | Filed under Showcase,Sports | Comments Off on Texas A&M and SMU highlight Wildcats future non-conference schedule

ACU athletics released the football program’s non-conference slate through 2021 on Wednesday afternoon. The schedule includes some of the top programs in the nation along with several familiar names. Head coach Ken Collums and staff will have the task of preparing future ACU teams for two members of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), one from the Big […]

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Lecrae concert brings energy to Moody

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Posted on February 12, 2016 | Filed under News,Showcase | Comments Off on Lecrae concert brings energy to Moody

LECRAE CONCERT PHOTOS People of all ages were filled with energy and excitement as Lecrae, along with Propaganda and DJ Promote, performed for his Higher Learning Tour at Moody Coliseum Thursday night. The Christian hip hop/rap singer from Houston, Texas is a two-time Grammy Award-winning artist. Lecrae is also the first-time artist in Billboard chart […]

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Zeta Rho adopts physical representation of club motto

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Posted on February 11, 2016 | Filed under News,Showcase | Comments Off on Zeta Rho adopts physical representation of club motto

With the dedication of a light pole in front of the Brown Library, women’s social club Zeta Rho established a physical representation of the club motto, “friendship is our light and shall not be hidden.” Last Friday, Zeta Rho dedicated the light pole in front of the library in time for spring pledging. Adelaide Rich, […]

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Freshman Phenom: Franklin dominates Southland in first year

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Posted on February 10, 2016 | Filed under Features,Showcase,Sports | Comments Off on Freshman Phenom: Franklin dominates Southland in first year

JAYLEN FRANKLIN PHOTOS At 6-foot-8, 250 lbs, LeBron James dominated on both the football field and the basketball court in high school. His athletic build and skill set made him almost a shoe-in for a top draft pick for either the NFL or the NBA. As most know, King James ended up running out coast-to-coast […]

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Keep Abilene Interesting: The Micah Bynum Story

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Posted on February 3, 2016 | Filed under Arts & Culture,Features,Showcase | Comments Off on Keep Abilene Interesting: The Micah Bynum Story

Abilene is anything but boring for Micah Bynum. He used to live in the paradise of Hawaii, but today he’s pursuing his passion for music here in West Texas. “Once you start it’s really easy to keep going, especially here in Abilene,” Bynum said. Although he’s not studying music, Bynum is finding ways to play professionally […]

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