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Past articles by Brian:

Blue Cross Blue Shield customers could lose in-network coverage at Hendrick

Customers in some of the provider's networks may lose in-network access to Hendrick Health System Feb. 1, unless contract negotiations are successful. → Read More

B-21 bomber revealed Friday night, and Abilenians who were there share their impressions

Kathy Warden, chair, chief executive officer and president of Northrop Grumman, said the plane is "the most capable stealth bomber ever built." → Read More

'Sanctuary city' leader Scott Beard announces run for Abilene City Council Place 4

Beard recently helped lead a campaign to make Abilene a "sanctuary city for the unborn." → Read More

Abilene City Councilman Weldon Hurt announces bid for mayor

Hurt's announcement comes after Mayor Anthony Williams said last week he does not plan to run again. → Read More

Williams announces he will not seek third term as Abilene mayor

Ending service to city of Abilene. → Read More

Lancium powers up its energy project in Abilene with groundbreaking

Effort will expend $2.4 billion over the next five years. → Read More

Fighting the flu starts with a shot, and it's time to get them, officials say

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone six months and older get vaccinated, ideally, by the end of October. → Read More

House fire in central Abilene Wednesday causes $50,000 in damage

No injuries were reported. → Read More

Abilene woman dies in fatal crash in parking lot Saturday

A 97-year-old woman died, police said, in the 25th traffic death this year. → Read More

Dee Moore honored as Abilene chamber's Citizen of the Year

Dee Moore, retired from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, was honored as Citizen of the Year at the Chamber's yearly awards celebration. → Read More

Abilene City Council funds design plans for a more pedestrian-friendly Cypress Street

Better crosswalks, two-lane traffic and more details will emerge as a local engineering firm works through concepts, city officials said. → Read More

Abilene City Council targets lower tax rate in first round of 2023 budget hearings

Property values are up, prompting the tax rate to go down. Residents may also see a bump in street maintenance fees. → Read More

No monkeypox in Abilene, Taylor County health sources say

As of Friday afternoon, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported a dozen cases in the state. → Read More

Abilene City Council, Place 5: Kyle McAlister wins fourth term

Voters elected McAlister by more than 61% in unofficial totals. → Read More

Abilene reactions to Supreme Court abortion leak range from hope to resolve

Sanctuary city supporters say the Supreme Court's yen to remove Roe v. Wade complements their plans; others see need to fight for abortion rights. → Read More

Homeowners, get ready: 2022 property assessments, going out Friday, may jump 20%

Inflation driving up values, but maybe not as much as other parts of Texas, appraisal chief says. → Read More

'Sanctuary city' supporters contest Abilene City Council pushing ordinance to public vote

Council votes 4-3 to let residents decided the issue, prompting some to contest legality of its decision before overflow crowd Thursday. → Read More

'Project Destiny Abilene' raises $32,000 for 'sanctuary city' goal

Among the effort's expenses is $12,625 for "walkers to knock on 72,000 doors." → Read More

325 Day a way to celebrate Abilene, Big County's most familiar digits

Residents and businesses are encouraged to "show their pride in the 325" on Friday. → Read More

Four named 'Champions for Children' at award luncheon Wednesday

Advocates for vulnerable children were honored at the 23rd Champion for Children conference at the Abilene Convention Center Wednesday. → Read More