Member News allows you to share information with other members, the Big Country and beyond! To submit your Member News please fill out the form below.

Chamber Member News

North Texas-Based Messer Fort & McDonald (formerly Messer, Rockefeller & Fort) Announces Merger with
Austin-Based Akers & Akers

(Frisco, Texas, June 6, 2019)…The partners of North Texas-based Messer, Fort & McDonald, PLLC (formerly Messer, Rockefeller & Fort) have announced their firm merged with Austin-based Akers & Akers, L.L.P. The announcement was made during the Local Government 101 Conference hosted for municipalities by Messer, Fort & McDonald at the Ennis Conference Center on May 17.

Both Akers & Akers and Messer, Fort & McDonald specialize in local government and have a long record of serving municipalities throughout Texas. Under the leadership of partners Andy Messer, Julie Fort and Brenda McDonald, a team of over a dozen attorneys, paralegals and support staff now offers over 350 years of combined experience with expertise in all legal matters related to the delivery of governmental services.


Hendrick named as one of the nation’s best places to work in healthcare

Hendrick Health System has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The award program identifies and recognizes outstanding employers in the healthcare industry nationwide. Hendrick is one of 18 Texas healthcare facilities included on this year’s list. 




Submit Your Member News

For Abilene Chamber members only. Submissions must be submitted by noon on Friday to be considered for the following week. Submissions are limited to one per week; totaling 100 words. To submit an event, please visit our Member Hosted Event section of our website. To add a logo to your news, please email a JPEG to