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It's Everything West Texas

The podcast about everything and everyone in West Texas.

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  • Join Jessica B for “Celebrate Sooner! Clovis’ First Annual ‘Holiday with Hillcrest’”. Hillcrest Zoo in Clovis, NM is the second largest zoo in New Mexico, and is hosting their first animal holiday festival to raise money for a new and improved enclosure for their Bengal Tiger, Sooner, per guidelines set forth by the Zoological Association of America (ZAA). This is two-part festival with something for everyone. Tune in for more information and contact jessicabboisseau@gmail.com if you want to get involved or sponsor!
  • One Day with God camps began with a vision of having one day inside the prison walls where parents and children could reconcile with one another with God-anointed mentors working beside them. If one child could have a Christ-centered Mom or Dad return home from prison, there would be a joyous change in that home forever, and it could change the path that child takes in life.
  • Mark is a taphophile (one who enjoys cemeteries, funerals, and gravestones). He was born in Stephenville and grew up in the Panhandle. He attended Amarillo College, West Texas State University, and graduated from ACU. His interest started when he was 14 while rain dropped 8 inches in less than an hour. The Lohn Cemetery had quite a few sunken graves and families were expected to shovel dirt into the holes and bring the grave sites up to ground level. It was his first time to wander around and read the headstones. The iconography of the stones is a hobby in itself, but clever, poignant, and oftentimes just plain heartaches etched on the stones increases the interest as well.
  • The overall goal of the Young Ladies Success Conference is to expose young ladies in grades 6-12 to collegiate and career opportunities, self-reflection, boost their self-esteem, and empower self-responsibility to create success in school and in life. Childers also recognized the need for a Young Ladies Success Conference after mentoring several young ladies at Tyler Junior College and Blinn College. With the help of family and friends, the summit became a reality February 2013.
  • Dr. Jerry Taylor, founding Director of the Carl Spain Center on Race Studies and Spiritual Actions is Hosting "The West Texas Rally For Christians Against Hate." Dr. Taylor has done extensive research on religion and current politics. The purpose of our interview and the rally is to get Christians to stay focused on the way Jesus handled matters of the nature. The rally is on October 23rd, at 3:00 pm at the ACU AMPHITHEATER.
  • Kevin Staton and Cody Davis are Electric Power Control instructors. They volunteered to be on the podcast not as a part of their job, but for their passion to let individuals know that TSTC can play a role in helping one live the American Dream.
  • The mission of Houses for Healing is to care for the sick by providing free temporary housing to those are receiving medical treatment away from home. They provide a tiny house free of charge to those in need. While in the house, the Good Samaritans of Abilene express the healing love and grace of Jesus Christ, by serving the guests in other ways.
  • The best ideas sometimes come from humble beginnings. During his studies at Abilene Christian University’s Graduate School of Theology, Curtis Alexander King wrote a research paper in which he described ways to improve information and resource sharing to persons who were choosing to make a home for themselves in Abilene, Texas, following incarceration. As a minister and as a friend of several returning citizens, King had developed a great appreciation for the challenges that individuals often face attempting to reacclimate to society after their release. For well over a year, no action was taken, but the thought of finding a way to make the “assignment” a reality remained in his heart, and he eventually began reaching out to like-minded people in the Abilene area and beyond who would be interested in collaborating on improving the reentry experience in the Big Country.
  • The group is made up of families who have lost a loved one while they served in the Armed Forces. Klemen says they strive to allow the flow of grace to increase family members' ability to forgive reality for being what it is and not what they'd like it to be. They work to carry on the legacy of loved ones by incorporating the values and principles they served: Country Loyalty Duty Respect Selfless Service Honor Integrity Personal Courage Sacrifice. Group members work to emulate the Warrior Ethos: I Will Always Place The Mission First I Will Not Accept Defeat I Will Never Quit I Will Never Leave a Fallen Comrade. By supporting each other and the community to honor all past, present, and future military members, they commit to be there for each other in the best and worst of times and say they find they are truly Stronger Together.
  • Dr. Michael Herbert is a professional licensed pastoral counselor with a bachelor of arts, master of ministries, doctorate of theology, and doctorate of philosophy in clinical Christian psychology and doctorate of philosophy in clinical Christian counseling. He wrote the book What Makes Love True? I believe this interview and the book he wrote could be helpful to improving relationships in marriage or dating.