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My Emergency Room 24/7 and Urgent Care Now Offering Rapid COVID-19 Testing

Hi fellow Abilene Chamber Members! With numbers on the rise, we are doing what we can to help keep our community safe! We wanted to let our fellow members know that we offer COVID-19 testing (both Antibody and Nasopharyngeal) and are no offering rapid COVID-19 nasopharyngeal testing. $0 copay with most insurances. Please call 325-704-4470 or visit us at 4438 S. Clack if you have any questions. We want to help keep Abilene and our community SAFE!!


Fulbright Board Selects Abilene TTUHSC Faculty Member for Scholar Program

Courtney Queen, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Department of Public Health at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), was selected to be a Fulbright U.S. Scholar.

Brandt Schneider, Ph.D., dean of the TTUHSC Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, said being selected to participate in the Fulbright Scholar program is a tremendous honor and he congratulated Queen for her achievement.

“With less than 500 Fulbright U.S. Scholars working world-wide, this award clearly identifies Dr. Queen’s research as being highly meritorious, innovative, impactful and wide-reaching,” Schneider said. “The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the Julia Jones Matthews Department of Public Health are incredibly proud of Dr. Queen and her accomplishments.”


KRBC welcomes Lauren Ailles as new Evening Anchor

The Board of Trustees is pKRBC Abilene’s Local News is proud to announce the addition of Lauren Ailles as the new Evening Anchor.  Lauren will anchor KRBC News at 5 and co-anchor KRBC News at 6 and KRBC News at 10 with David Bacon. Together, David and Lauren will help lead the KRBC News team, both in front of the camera, and off camera.

“We are thrilled to welcome Lauren to the KRBC News team,” said News Director Travis Ruiz. “KRBC believes in embracing the community and we are excited to introduce Lauren to the Abilene community.”

Lauren is a ‘Texas girl’ as she was raised in Baytown, Texas. She attended the University of Texas at Arlington before starting her career in the Midland-Odessa market.

“I’m excited to make Abilene and the Big Country my new home,” said Lauren. “I’m looking forward to meeting people in the community, and working with the great KRBC News team.”

She makes her debut Monday, June 15, alongside David Bacon and Chief Meteorologist Dylan Smith.


Center for Contemporary Arts Announces New Executive Director

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Megan Dobbs will be the new Executive Director of the Center for Contemporary Arts! Megan will begin her new role at the Center on June 22, 2020.

Megan is coming to us from the Community Foundation of Abilene, where she has served as the Marketing and Communications Director. As a community advocate, Megan has served in leadership positions on various boards throughout the community and has led multiple initiatives and projects to enhance the nonprofit impact throughout Abilene.


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