Abilene, TX Other News

This Polarizing West Texas Mexican Restaurant Is More Confident Than Ever in Its Purpose

After coming across the Instagram page for the Local, a contemporary Mexican restaurant and bar in Abilene, I was determined to visit. It didn’t look like the typical rustic mom-and-pop Mexican restaurant I’m accustomed to seeing in West Texas. The social media posts showed a sleek establishment, which piqued my curiosity. But several issues prevented me from stopping by right away. First there was the COVID-19 pandemic. Later, travel plans collapsed. Then owners and spouses Justin and Alex Russell and their business partner–executive che ... Read more

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29 Fantastic Big Country Restaurants Outside of Abilene You

While Abilene is the biggest city in The Big Country, it's not your only source for awesome cuisine. In fact, you can take a short little drive in any direction to sample some amazing restaurants that feature everything from Tex-Mex to Homestyle cook ... Read more

3 Auburn commits Texas football should flip after Bryan Hars

Another big domino fell around the college football coaching landscape this week, which is something that can always impact Texas football on the recruiting trail when another blue blood program is involved.

On Oct. 31, the Auburn Tigers ... Read more

Cornyn Highlights Bills Signed Into Law in 2021

U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after multiple bills he introduced became law during the first year of the 117th Congress:

“Even at times when we seem irreparably polarized, the truth of the matter is there are real opportunities to address some of the biggest challenges facing our country in a bipartisan way,” said Sen. Cornyn.

Bills sponsored by Sen. Cornyn that were enacted into law as standalone bills or part of other legislation include:

Legislation sponsored by Se ... Read more

Accountability in Texas education should not be a participat

Across the board, the Texas public education system is in crisis. Last week’s national assessment results are lower than they have been in a generation. But while the pandemic certainly had an impact, Texas’ scores have been declining since the e ... Read more

Impact Texas Drivers (ITD) Program

If you take a driving skills test, you are required to successfully complete one of the following Impact Texas Drivers (ITD) programs and provide proof of completion at the time of your driving skills test. You MUST bring your valid certificate of co ... Read more

Cornyn Bill to Rename Rocksprings Border Patrol Station Afte

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement after his Donna M. Doss Memorial Act, which would rename the U.S. Border Patrol Station in Rocksprings, Texas in Agent Doss’s honor, passed the Senate. Agent Doss had s ... Read more