Grateful for Everything Abilene has Given Me

Everyone has a hometown. Your hometown is not something you choose, nor can you change it after the fact. Everyone’s hometown fits him or her differently. No matter where you are from, or what you do in your life, there is just something different about a hometown. Your hometown has a huge impact on your life, and Abilene is that hometown for me. My life wouldn’t be the same if I weren’t born in Abilene. I was incredibly blessed to be born and raised in a place that provided a firm foundation for two of the biggest pillars of my life: faith and community. My faith in Christ would not be the same without being born in the town of “a church on every corner.” While that saying is obviously not

Zach Reyes Member Spotlight - Dec.

Name: Zach Reyes Where do you work? First Financial Trust & Asset Management What’s your job title/what do you do? CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ / Relationship Manager / Trust Administrator Where are you from? Rotan, Texas If you’re not from Abilene, how long have you lived in the area and what brought you here? My wife and I lived in Abilene from 2007-2009, moving away to attend school and pursue career opportunities. We returned two years ago after the birth of our first child. What is your favorite thing about living in the Big Country? No stop-and-go traffic. What do you do in your free time? In my free time, I enjoy watching Disney Junior with my daughter, trying to get my 8-month-old so

Allison Carroll Member Spotlight - Dec.

Name: Allison Carroll Where do you work? Monks Coffee Shop What’s your job title/what do you do? Owner; I spend most of my time wrangling baristas, putting out fires, and providing that life-sustaining, nectar-of-the-gods, go-juice for the good people of Abilene. Where are you from? I’m from Midland, TX—born and raised. How long have you lived here and what brought you here? I’m not from Abilene originally, but after being here for 17 years it’s definitely my home now. I came here to attend ACU, met some great people, and the rest is history. What is your favorite thing about living in Abilene? My favorite thing about living in Abilene is the community created by people that inhabit it—you c

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