Abilene 22nd-poorest city in Texas

Aug 28, 2008 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: ReporterNews.com

Roughly 17 percent of Abilenians live below the poverty line, making Abilene the 22nd-poorest among 49 Texas cities listed in a U.S. Census Bureau report released this week.

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personel

Abilene, TX

#1 Mar 20, 2009
Abilene is one town that will never advance, especially when things are offered to come into Abilene such as buinesses, water parks. There is nothing for our youth, if they get into mischief it's no fault but the Abilene City council and the lack of concern for the poor here in Abilene. Certain ones in Abilene are just worred about their own greed and no one elses. It's find to give when thankgiving and Christmas come around, but these people need more on a daily basis. How about job's that could have been brought into Abilene and the many times you have turned it away. For a big shame.
stan

San Angelo, TX

#2 Mar 21, 2009
why the hell would you ask john hills oppinion on anything. what a moron! i mean if people like him knew anything at all they would be more than a college professor. i mean you are asking someone that probably has income right at the poverty line why everyone else is in poverty. use your heads and its easy to figure out why abilene is in poverty. all this garbage you hear from people of this city about not wanting certain businesses because of these lame excuses like saying its not a christian business, or whatever other garbage they come up with is exactly what i just said, garbage. here is the deal, they tell you a race track or water park isnt a christian business? so if you race cars or swim you cant be a christian? or what about the boat factory that never happened because we were concerned with polution?
how about use our head here and see that we didnt want the boat factory because it was going to employee several hundred people at about triple the average wage of abilene, and some of these christians looking out for your better intrest didnt want to have to compete with that in the businesses they own or manage. as for the water park and race track, well those would have brought tourism here which would have brought some of your bigger convinent store franchises here that would be selling gas and other things, and that takes away from more of the christians looking out for you.
who cares

Fort Worth, TX

#3 May 6, 2009
personel wrote:
Abilene is one town that will never advance, especially when things are offered to come into Abilene such as buinesses, water parks. There is nothing for our youth, if they get into mischief it's no fault but the Abilene City council and the lack of concern for the poor here in Abilene. Certain ones in Abilene are just worred about their own greed and no one elses. It's find to give when thankgiving and Christmas come around, but these people need more on a daily basis. How about job's that could have been brought into Abilene and the many times you have turned it away. For a big shame.
It would be good if they spent some money on literacy. Maybe you wouldn't be such an illiterate moron.
mexi-tex

Fort Worth, TX

#4 May 6, 2009
Abilene is completely infested with mexicans and mexicans breed poverty. They seem to have plenty of money to spend on ground effects for their pickups and big chrome letters for their back windows, beer and music, but they still breed poverty.
stan

Sulphur Springs, TX

#5 May 10, 2009
who cares wrote:
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It would be good if they spent some money on literacy. Maybe you wouldn't be such an illiterate moron.
you have nothing better to do than to look for mistakes and jump on someone about something completely off the subject? damn you know how to have fun.
wise owl

United States

#6 May 10, 2009
The boat factory is across the street from Abilene Regional Airport (Tige').As for Mexicans,some of my,and my son's ,and my daughter's best friends are Mexicans.I have friends from Laos,and some black friends.Moral of this story is assholes come in all colors,as do friends.As for Ft.Worth,I work there at the Navy base,and there are people of all races who work there,and some of my co-workers can't spell anything right,but it does'nt make them stupid.Best guess is Mr. literate can't completely dis-assemble a C-130,then put it back together again.
stan

Sulphur Springs, TX

#7 May 10, 2009
wise owl wrote:
The boat factory is across the street from Abilene Regional Airport (Tige').As for Mexicans,some of my,and my son's ,and my daughter's best friends are Mexicans.I have friends from Laos,and some black friends.Moral of this story is assholes come in all colors,as do friends.As for Ft.Worth,I work there at the Navy base,and there are people of all races who work there,and some of my co-workers can't spell anything right,but it does'nt make them stupid.Best guess is Mr. literate can't completely dis-assemble a C-130,then put it back together again.
yeah there is a boat factory, but mr pigeon wanted to build a new and much bigger one that employeed hundreds of people, but the city said no
Captive Audiance

San Antonio, TX

#8 May 10, 2009
They gladley took the jobs fron General Dynamics (Lockheed Martin) People in my deparment went to the street.
They have the state 4H show there. Plenty of tourist money. Easely a million dollars in the city coffers.
They will host the Texas High school Rodeo We(2) grandparents, will spend about 1000. dollars just to watch a grand child. Multiply that by 100 AVG per class.
Some qualified in more than 1 class. Not many.
There will be 11 0f our family there spending money.
There are a lot of shows there like these every yr.
The illegals bring down the wages and the theft goes up.
God it is hot and humid there. I wish it were cool There.
wise owl

United States

#9 May 10, 2009
The boat factory IS NEW!!!!! It's just not on the shores of Lake Ft. Phantom as Tige' had desired. It is no longer spread about town on hwy.277 (two addresses),and the address of the upolstery/completion center on business hwy.80.As I said before,It's New,Large,and is on hwy 36 across from the airport. As for illegals,they are everywhere in the U.S A., Not just Abilene,or Texas for that matter. My friends are U.S. Citizens,and pay taxes as all citizens must do,(even though some U.S.citizens don't).Also note that Lockheed has a rather large factory in Ft.Worth near the base.They test fly F-16's there almost everyday.
Captive Audiance

San Antonio, TX

#10 May 11, 2009
wise owl wrote:
The boat factory IS NEW!!!!! It's just not on the shores of Lake Ft. Phantom as Tige' had desired. It is no longer spread about town on hwy.277 (two addresses),and the address of the upolstery/completion center on business hwy.80.As I said before,It's New,Large,and is on hwy 36 across from the airport. As for illegals,they are everywhere in the U.S A., Not just Abilene,or Texas for that matter. My friends are U.S. Citizens,and pay taxes as all citizens must do,(even though some U.S.citizens don't).Also note that Lockheed has a rather large factory in Ft.Worth near the base.They test fly F-16's there almost everyday.
Goverment do the F15s. Lockheed M is At the base and uses it in Ft. Worth.
Support equipment is built there at the base in Abilene by ------. To be reworked in FT Worth.
stan

Abilene, TX

#11 May 11, 2009
wise owl wrote:
The boat factory IS NEW!!!!! It's just not on the shores of Lake Ft. Phantom as Tige' had desired. It is no longer spread about town on hwy.277 (two addresses),and the address of the upolstery/completion center on business hwy.80.As I said before,It's New,Large,and is on hwy 36 across from the airport. As for illegals,they are everywhere in the U.S A., Not just Abilene,or Texas for that matter. My friends are U.S. Citizens,and pay taxes as all citizens must do,(even though some U.S.citizens don't).Also note that Lockheed has a rather large factory in Ft.Worth near the base.They test fly F-16's there almost everyday.
i mean really! stop trying to make excuses for things you are not so wise about. i mean damn, if you think abilene is up to par then you are blind
wise owl

United States

#12 May 11, 2009
stan wrote:
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i mean really! stop trying to make excuses for things you are not so wise about. i mean damn, if you think abilene is up to par then you are blind
I'm just trying to get people like you Mr. Stan to get the facts straight.Let's face it ,there are communities ALL OVER that are'nt up to so-called "PAR",Maybe where YOU live now is'nt so great either.Abilene is growing, and you may desire to return here some day.
wise owl

United States

#13 May 11, 2009
Captive Audiance wrote:
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Goverment do the F15s. Lockheed M is At the base and uses it in Ft. Worth.
Support equipment is built there at the base in Abilene by ------. To be reworked in FT Worth.
For the record,I work at JRB. I can count one one hand how many times I've seen an F-15 in two years.There are an abundance of twin tail F-18 Hornets operated by the Marines that could be confused at a distance by a greenhorn as an F-15.LM builds F-16's there new,and again test fly them over the base ALL THE TIME!!!!!
stan

Sulphur Springs, TX

#14 May 12, 2009
wise owl wrote:
<quoted text> I'm just trying to get people like you Mr. Stan to get the facts straight.Let's face it ,there are communities ALL OVER that are'nt up to so-called "PAR",Maybe where YOU live now is'nt so great either.Abilene is growing, and you may desire to return here some day.
people like you that buy into the excuses of those trying to hold abilene back is the sole reason abilene isnt and will not grow
EForce

Abilene, TX

#15 May 12, 2009
stan wrote:
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people like you that buy into the excuses of those trying to hold abilene back is the sole reason abilene isnt and will not grow
Grow up, your obviously a child,I'm done with you,your stupid.
james kirk

Abilene, TX

#16 May 12, 2009
sounds like "Stan" works at McDonalds for a minority manager.That would be "Stan's" problem,Right?
Glory Bitch STAN

Abilene, TX

#17 May 12, 2009
I agree with James Kirk,yeah stan you probably at McDonalds A-ha-ha gettin fat.. or maybe you already are?? i'm guessing yes..It's not anybodys fault you had it rough when you were a child you got man handled by a man which turned you gay cuz you enjoyed it..so you need to stop talkin mess,cause your just really bad at it..your never gonna win the argument..face it..
first post

Abilene, TX

#18 May 12, 2009
I do not pass judgement against anyone,BUT,Stan ,you must be the stupidist person alive.I've heard about West Va.,But Stan,you alone have just proved it single-handed.(yes-that pun WAS intended)What an idiot!!!!!!!!!!
first post

Abilene, TX

#19 May 12, 2009
P.S. STAN.are you in-bred?
stan

Sulphur Springs, TX

#21 May 12, 2009
EForce wrote:
<quoted text> Grow up, your obviously a child,I'm done with you,your stupid.
haha and thats from trent texas, where your momma is also your aunt and sister, and your dad is your cousin uncle and grandpa. crawl back in your shack and have some moonshine, and dont worry yourself about things that dont have anything to do with hill billy world

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