Abilene Farmer’s Market: Meet your farmers

ML Farms – Becky Lovvorn Becky resides in Jones County and is a fifth-generation operation. She specializes in farm-raised beef, pork, and chicken (antibiotic, hormone, and steroid-free meat) and she makes baked goods that are keto and gluten-free. And you need to try her jelly, jams, infused olive oils, pickles, chow-chow, and more. Her number […]

Beyond Roses: Unique Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Downtown Abilene

As the month of February unfolds, a wonderful aroma of love begins to set in downtown. Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, marking a time to celebrate love and relationships. Let’s look at some ideas to make sure this Valentine’s Day is genuinely special in the quaint heart of our city. From picturesque picnics to creative […]

Have 2024 reading goals? Join Abilene’s Silent Book Club to read through your stack

The following is an article from our friends at the Abilene Reporter-News. She called it “a book club for introverts.” Arlene Kasselman, owner of Seven and One Books, shared her excitement for the establishment of Abilene’s first-ever Silent Book Club. Never heard of it before? The global organization founded in 2012 started with an idea between a […]

Party bike tour, pedicabs now happening in Abilene

A new business offering party bike tours, pedicabs, and more has taken over a building recently vacated by a legacy brewery in Abilene. Bike ABI received an initial green light from the Planning and Zoning Commission last week to get a property on the 400 block of S Treadaway Boulevard rezoned, so they can sell […]

Dark Horse Dance Hall, the newest Bar in town

 Abilene Couple Reid Burton and Madison Holeman have opened a new bar and dance hall at 141 Oak Street, located in the place formerly known as ‘Stairs’ or ‘The Upstairs Club.’ The pair hope to provide not only a place for dancing but also a place for the less coordinated to get their feet stepping […]

Abilene’s Farmers Market: The Secret Ingredient for Your Thanksgiving Feast

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s the perfect time to think about how we can make our holiday meals special, flavorful, and meaningful. One fantastic way to achieve this is by turning to our very own Farmers Market. This year, make your Thanksgiving table a showcase of local abundance and community spirit. Celebrating 45 Years of Local […]

The Big Map of Texas Indie Bookstores

SevenandOneBooks sign

The book news out of Texas isn’t all about bans, lawsuits, and school board battles. We noticed something, out in the field: our state today has more independently owned bookstores than we’ve ever seen before. Texans crave bookshops in our communities, and whether as entrepreneurs or customers, we’ll take action to keep them there. Over […]

On the Double: Downtown Abilene hotel opens with Texas-style branding

For months, Abilenians and those regularly visiting the city have watched a hotel go up downtown, often fascinated by the effort it takes. The Abilene skyline doesn’t change often. Recently, signage was placed, trees and vegetation planted, and other final exterior touches checked off the list at the site of the seven-story DoubleTree by Hilton. […]