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Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Well, were do we start here?  First Cinco De Mayo is NOT "Mexican Independence Day". It's a celebration of the the "Battle Of Puebla" in which Mexican forces whipped the French in 1862.  It was basically 2000 under-equipped Mexicans versus 6000 Frenchmen and they whooped 'em good. This was good for the U.S. too, because some thought if the French won, they'd use Mexico as a launching point to get involved in the civil war. 

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Best Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

A list of some of the best margaritas including classic mixes, as well as some exotic mixes just in time for Cinco De Mayo.

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Why Do We Celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

Just recently I learned why we celebrate Cinco de Mayo. So, I decided to roam the building to see if anyone else knew the story behind the 5th of May.

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Places in Abilene to Party on Cinco de Mayo

May 5th, otherwise known as Cinco de Mayo, is one of the biggest party days of the year. So, if you're looking for places in the Abilene area to toss back a few margaritas and tequila shots, then check out this list.

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Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Did you know the holiday is in remembrance of a hard fought victory won by an under-gunned Mexican army over the French a long time ago?

Did you know that if you build tiny burritos a hamster will eat them while using a poker chip as a damn plate?

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10 Alternative Recipes for Cinco de Mayo That Will Make Your Mouth Water

This year on Cinco de Mayo, to honor our neighbors to the south and inspire greater cultural awareness, why not try some new and different foods and beverages?

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What Is the History of Cinco de Mayo?

With Cinco de Mayo around the corner, a few of you may be wondering, what exactly is Cinco de Mayo? Put down that sweet margarita and let us enlighten you.

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5 Fun and Easy Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas

Are you planning a Cinco de Mayo party, but you still need a bit of inspiration? Here are five tips for the best Cinco de Mayo party this side of the border:

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Cinco de Mayo Celebration in Abilene Includes Food, Games and Live Music

This year marks the 31st annual Cinco de Mayo celebration in Abilene at St. Vincent Pallotti Catholic Church. Abilene's biggest Cinco de Mayo is the love and labor of the St. Vincent's parishioners. Pascual Mirelez owner of Mirelez Productions says "this is a family friendly event that features a softball tournament, dozens of food booths, bounce houses, children's games, bingo, adult games and lots of live music. The event is mostly free with the exception of food and games."

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Twisted Sister Team Up With Mariachi Band for Cinco De Mayo [VIDEO]

When I think of Twisted Sister, I don't think of Tequila...until now. Dee Snider and company have teamed up with Hornitos Tequila. Included in their new ad campaign is a mariachi band for the song "We're Not Gonna Take It".

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10 Surprisingly Fun Facts About Mexico to Help Get Ready for Cinco de Mayo

They’re our neighbor to the south. We share the second largest border between two countries. We enjoy their food and celebrate their culture every year on May 5. But, what do we really know about the officially named United Mexican States?

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What Should be the Official Drink for Cinco De Mayo? [POLL]

As Cinco De Mayo approaches, I am wondering, is there an official drink to celebrate the holiday? I know that I will celebrate with some authentic Mexican food like menudo, enchiladas, chips and hot salsa.

So what do I wash it all down with?

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