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The 56th Annual “Worlds Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up” is Mar. 7th-9th in Sweetwater

The 56th annual "Worlds Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up" is March 7th, 8th and 9th at the Nolan Country Coliseum in Sweetwater. In 1958 the Sweetwater Jaycees started this event as a way to control snake populations in West Texas. The over population of rattlesnakes was causing harm to livestock in the Big Country. Today, this event draws more than 40,000 visitors every year. Here's what is happening this weekend.

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Some Facts and Safety Tips to Help Prepare You for Tornado Season in the Big Country

Spring is typically the time of year when we see tornadoes in the Abilene and surrounding area. And, it's always a good idea to brush up on your tornado knowledge, as well as reviewing safety measures to help you prepare for the season. So, here's some facts and tips that anybody living in 'Tornado Alley' should be aware of.

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The 2nd Annual Abilene Kid’s Fest Promises a Day Full of Family Fun [RESCHEDULED]

If you're looking for a little something different to do with the entire family with lots of activities and easy on the wallet, then you definitely wanna check out Kid's Fest, which has been rescheduled due to inclement weather.

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The Beach to Booze to Concerts and More – Where’s Your Happy Place?

We try to have as much fun as possible in radio. But, there are days we don't. So, in a recent meeting, we were talking about those days and the subject of 'finding our happy place' came up. After the meeting, I decided to roam the halls to find out where that happy place is for a few of my co-workers.

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Relay for Life of Taylor County

Relay for Life is  coming up April 25th so it's time to get your team together and start raising money for the American Cancer Society. This is an incredible event that I was a part of, for the first time, two years ago. I will, again, be making the 'survivor' lap this year.

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Katey and Chris Blow Off a Little Steam by Doing Back-Flips at Work

Radio is a lot like most jobs. There are good days and there are bad days. Well, while I was wandering the building spreading tidings of love and joy, I came across Katey and Chris hard at work. Both appeared to be under a lot of stress. So, I encouraged both to attempt back-flips to rid their souls of negative energy. They seemed to think I'm the Dr. Oz of Abilene radio and actually believed that would work.

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Riley Sawyers of Animal Planet’s ‘Rattlesnake Republic’ Talks About Sweetwater Jaycees ‘Rattlesnake Round-up’ on The Morning After

The 2nd weekend in March of each year is the Sweetwater Jaycees "World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up". This year, the Jaycees will be celebrating their 56th year of this great event.

Sweetwater Jaycees member, and star of Animal Planet's "Rattlesnake Republic", Riley Sawyers stopped by the Rock 108 studios to talk about this year's event. He even brought a few of his rattling friends too.

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Amber Alert Cancelled For 15-Year Old Nomei Velazquez of Nacogdoches, Texas

The Amber Alert issued for 15-year old Nomei Velazquez has been cancelled. She was found safe in Lubbock, Texas. The suspected abductor, Juan Fabian Arenas Delacruz, has been taken into custody.

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Skid Row to Rock the Lucky Mule in Abilene on May 21st

We are extremely excited to announce that Skid Row are playing their maiden concert in Abilene at the Lucky Mule Saloon.

Guaranteed to be one of the highest energy concerts Abilene will have all year, Skid Row are on tour in support of their new 2 volume collection, United World Rebellion.

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Crosses to Play Abilene March 20th at the Lucky Mule

Rock 108 is proud to announce that ††† (Crosses) are coming to Abilene to play the Lucky Mule on Thursday, March 20th.

Crosses features Chino Moreno (Deftones), Shaun Lopez (Far) and Chuck Doom. The LA-based trio has been around since 2011, but this will be their first visit to Abilene.

If I were to describe this show in one word, it would be "epic".

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Listen to Our Children’s Miracle Network Celebration to Help Raise Money for Local Children

Children's Miracle Network (CMN) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for children's hospitals. In fact, our own Hendrick Hospital is a CMN beneficiary. Together with our sister station KEAN 105, Rock 108 will be hosting this year's Celebration (radiothon) to help raise money for local children.

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Did Two Police Officers Cross the Line In Electra, Texas? [VIDEO]

Video of a confrontation involving Electra, Texas police goes viral.

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