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Servicemaster by A-Town/Hi-Tech employees earn only Master Rug Cleaners Certification in the Big Country

Servicemaster by A-Town / Hi-Tech is proud to announce that Jonathan Jeter and Oliver “Matt” are certified as MASTER RUG CLEANERS..Jonathan and Matt are the only service technicians to earn this certification in the Big Country. Their certification is part of an elite group certified by the Master Rug Cleaner Facility in Dallas, Texas.

A certified Master Rug Cleaner is a professional who is trained in the care of fine oriental and specialty rugs. Individuals who attain this designation have passed rigorous training including hands on cleaning rug repair and have successfully completed the written rug identification exam. This one year mentoring program is taught by Ellen Amirkham and Aaron Groseclose at Oriental Rug Cleaning Company a 100 year old business in Dallas, Texas.


Texas Governor Appoints Abilene man to Brazos River Authority Board of Directors

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Mike Fernandez, of Abilene, to the Brazos River Authority Board of Directors for a term set to expire on Feb. 1, 2025. Hernandez is a current board member of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce.

The Board formulates plans deemed essential to the operation of the District and its administration in the control, storing, preservation and distribution of the storm and flood waters of the Brazos River and its tributary streams. In addition, the authority may discover, develop, and produce groundwater in the Brazos River basin for the use of its customers.

Mike Fernandez is executive vice president and chief financial officer and a member of the Board of Directors at Texas National Bank in Sweetwater.


Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas Dispersing Surplus Office Supplies

These items will be available for distribution to local non-profits on Thursday, September 26th 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., until all listed items have been removed.

All items will be located at the Abilene Workforce Solutions main office, located in the Enterprise Building, 500 Chestnut Street, 12th Floor, Abilene, Texas 79602.

Due to limited availability of space, we ask for you to please schedule an appointment time to review/select your items of interest.  Appointments, for the day of disposal, may be scheduled immediately upon receiving this notification. To schedule an appointment, send an e-mail to and a time will be assigned for your organization.

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