Abilene’s Nightlife District - Downtown & Around

Historic Downtown Abilene. For anyone who has spent time in Abilene, “Historic” isn’t an adjective. It is part of who we are and what we take pride in – our history. For generations, Historic Downtown Abilene continues to offer its community and visitors a variety of unique museums, children’s art and literacy centers, classic movie theaters and concert halls. Recently though, new ideas and exciting visions are coming together to create a Nightlife District among Historic Downtown Abilene. Thanks to a few locals pulling up their sleeves and pulling out their wallets, old, worn-out buildings of the past are being revamped, refreshed and bringing new life into our beloved Abilene. The Mill Win

James Bridwell Member Spotlight - May

Name: James Bridwell Where do you work? Sockdolager Brewing Co./ Noah Project What’s your job title/what do you do? Head Brewer, Owner/ Primary Prevention Specialist Where are you from? Savannah, GA How long have you lived in Abilene and what brought you here? I moved to Abilene in 2010 to attend graduate school at Hardin Simmons University. What is your favorite thing about living in Abilene? I attended undergrad in Atlanta, Ga, and the traffic was the absolute worst. I love that I can be anywhere in town in 10-15 minutes. What do you do in your free time? Well, lately, my business partners and I don’t get very much of that, with all three of us working full time jobs outside of the brewery

Samantha Thompson Member Spotlight - May

Name: Samantha Thompson Where do you work?: Abilene Regional Medical Center What’s your job title/what do you do?: Human Resource Generalist Where are you from? Garland, TX If you’re not from Abilene, how long have you lived here and what brought you here? I attended Hardin-Simmons University in 2006. I graduated in 2010 and haven’t left Abilene since. What is your favorite thing about living in Abilene? As someone that grew up living in a big city, Abilene feels homey. I love the small town feeling and being out in the country. The people here are welcoming. Plus side: no traffic! What do you do in your free time? Workout at D1. Whatever can get me outdoors: Hunting, fishing, hiking, etc. I

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