With the coldest winter in over 100 years I know we are all looking forward to spring and some patio weather. We are so thankful for our loyal readership here in Abilene and the Big Country. This issue we are introducing TWO new sections, Hometown Cookin’ and Hometown Wedded Bliss! Have your photographer contact us for an opportunity to have your wedding featured in future issues. We also welcome local cooks to contribute their one of a kind recipes with us to be considered in Hometown Cookin’. This edition is one of our most diverse yet. The upcoming Western Heritage is celebrating their 30th anniversary and Abilene Living has the exclusive! Take a tour down memory lane with founders, Jimmy Parker and Phil and Jane Guitar. ALM has more in depth profiles of hometown residents than ever before. We were so honored to have Dr. Virginia Connally sit down with us to share memories and insights from her 101 years. As always we want to thank our advertisers for their involvement – help us to thank them by Shopping Local. Their involvement allows this publication to come FREE of charge to you! Check them out in the Index of Advertisers (end of the magazine) and go by to get your copy today. Also, view our magazines online at www.hometownliving. com & ‘LIKE’ us on Facebook at: With You In Mind Publications for additional updates on Abilene Living and our other Texas & latest Oklahoma market.