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Radway, Gates catch TDs in first NFL game

It didn’t take long for two former Abilene Christian University stars to make an impression in the National Football League. Rookie wide receivers Raymond Radway and Edmond “Clyde” Gates each caught a 6-yard TD pass in the third quarter of their first NFL exhibition season game this past weekend. Radway made a diving catch in … Continued

Hill's ACU car finishes 25th at Watkins Glen

On a day of firsts for ACU graduate Randy Hill (’90) and his new NASCAR racing team – as well as his alma mater – 19-year-old Casey Roderick drove purple car No. 39 with an Abilene Christian University logo on its hood to a 25th-place finish in the Zippo 200 at legendary Watkins Glen International … Continued

NASCAR team a dream come true for Hill

Randy Hill Racing is NASCAR’s newest team, and its namesake couldn’t be happier. Hill (’90), an entrepreneur and longtime racing fan, achieved a lifetime dream when he received his NASCAR team owner credentials in early June. His No. 08 Chevy Impala, driven by 18-year-old Casey Roderick, finished 13th last weekend in the Prairie Meadows 200 … Continued

RSVP today for next week’s Wildcat Caravan

Abilene Christian University fans are guaranteed a sports smorgasbord when the Wildcat Caravan travels to major cities in Texas next week. ACU head coaches Chris Thomsen (football) and Grant McCasland (men’s basketball) will be joined by other coaches, plus athletics director Jared Mosley (’92) and Wildcat sports broadcaster Grant Boone (’91) in five cities: July … Continued

New Abilene school to carry Martinez' name

The next public school built in the Abilene Independent School District will be named after an Abilene Christian University graduate with a passion for education. Myra P. Martinez Elementary School will be built on the site of the old Franklin Middle School on the corner of North 12th and Merchant streets, and honor the memory … Continued

California voters elect Janice Hahn to Congress

Janice Hahn (’75), three-term member of the Los Angeles City Council, has become the second Abilene Christian University graduate to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, joining U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (’70) of Houston. She won a runoff election last night over Republican Craig Huey to represent California’s Congressional District 36. Hahn won … Continued

July is prime time for former ACU presidents

Although it was not likely a prerequisite for their selection, Abilene Christian University’s three past presidents – plus its founder – were all born the same week in the middle of July. This photographic portrait of the most recent trio – (from left) Drs. John C. Stevens, William J. Teague and Royce L. Money – … Continued

Harold's popular Abilene eatery to close soon

If the sign on the door is accurate, connoisseurs of Harold’s Pit Bar-B-Que in Abilene may have only about 30 days to get their fill of a culinary tradition known far and wide. Harold Christian, who inherited the business started by his father, Toby, in July 1956 and changed its name to Harold’s in 1972, … Continued

Joplin Diary 5: Redefining “an act of God”

David Scott, a 1994 graduate of Abilene Christian University, lives in Carthage, Mo., with his wife, Whitney, and their two children. David and Whitney own Whitney Scott Photography, a boutique studio with a number of clients who were affected by the May 22 tornado in nearby Joplin that killed 151 people and injured more than … Continued

Alums write of Joplin’s challenges, blessings

Among the approximately 7,000 families displaced by the May 22 tornado in Joplin, Mo., are two Abilene Christian University graduates who are taking time to write of their experiences on personal blogs. Anna (Radomsky ’07) Edwards, a social worker by profession, is seeing first-hand the challenges and blessings of a community still under siege by … Continued