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Fourth of July Events In and Around Abilene

The Fourth of July is just around the corner as firework stands are up and running, plans are being made for family and friends to get together and event organizers everywhere are planning for their annual fireworks display, all to celebrate our independence

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Learn to Practice Proper Flag Etiquette

Photo by: Rudy Fernandez

As Memorial Day nears, many of us will be flying Old Glory high and proud. With that, comes the responsibility and respect for our flag. There are laws that govern how and when the Stars and Stripes can be flown. I have noticed that many Abilene businesses fly the American flag all year-round, not just on holidays. Some of these local businesses are actually in violation of flag laws and lack flag etiquette, and probably don't know it.

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Photo By Kevin Wright
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Images of Sweetwater Standoff That Ends When Suspect is Shot and Killed After Firing at Police

A standoff in Sweetwater, Texas ended when police shot and killed the suspect who was accused of stealing construction equipment on Thursday (June 27). As the events unfolded, one of our listeners captured the situation with some pictures, and a short video of the standoff.

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Dozens Injured When a Two-Story Garage Roof Collapsed During A Religious Ceremony

Houston TV station KPRC is reporting that dozens have been injured when the roof of a two-story garage/dwelling collapsed in a Harris County neighborhood. Houston firefighters say they've removed everyone from inside the structure and sent those with the most severe injuries to area hospitals. Neighbors believed a religious ceremony was taking place at the time of the collapse. Arial video shows a first responders triaging the injured.

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‘Texas Highways’ Magazine Reveals Top Travel Destinations in the Lone Star State

After making The Weather Channel's top 10 windiest cities list, it looks like Abilene is on another top list. This time for one of the top destinations in Texas. In celebration of 40 years, Texas Highways magazine are slowly revealing their top 40 travel destinations in the Lone Star State, according to their readers.

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Abilene’s Safety City Summer Camp is July 21st – 24th

Space is very limited, so if you'd like your child to attend this years 'Summer Safety Camp' at the Melvin Martin Center for Children's Safety then sign up today. This year's first and only camp is set for July 21st through July 24th. Abilene Fire Department PIO Mike Miller says "space is very limited, and parents are urged to register their kids as soon as possible." This camp is only open to children going into the 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade when school starts in August.

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Vans and Chuck Taylor All Stars: Two Shoes That Will Always Spark Conversation

I don’t usually pay close attention to what other guys are wearing, but the other day I couldn't help but notice the footwear on my coworker, Chaz. He happened to be sporting a pair of checkered Vans.

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Radio Station Tour of Abilene’s Rock 108

If you've ever wondered what the inside of the Rock 108 studios look like, then here's your chance to see it. Watch as I take you inside of where all the "magic" happens.

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The Texas Army National Guard’s “Lone Star Band” Will Perform at the Abilene Zoo June 28th

The Abilene Zoo is hosting the the Texas Army National Guard's “Lone Star Band” and the event is called a “Salute to America.” Zoo Marketing Director Kelly Thompson says "the Abilene Zoological Society has declared the concert in honor of the area’s first responders like: volunteer firefighters, sheriffs’ deputies, city police and fire departments, emergency medical services and the military, but the event is open to everyone who wants to attend."

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Quick and Easy 4th of July Recipes

July 4th holiday will be here a week from today! So you want to do something fun and have friends over for a picnic/bbq and you're at a loss as to what you should serve. Well I just happen to have a few quick, easy and fun ideas to help you out.

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Annual ‘Who Burnt The Beans’ BBQ Cook-Off in Novice, Texas

With Independence Day just around the corner, several events and activities are lined up all around the Big Country. That includes the annual 'Who Burnt The Beans' BBQ cook-off in Novice, Texas.

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Amber Alert Discontinued for Kidnapped Texas Girl, 13 [UPDATED]

UPDATE: 6/20/14 12:05 PM: Authorities have officially discontinued the amber alert for 13-year-old Phoebe Nichole Hughes. The Texas Department of Public Safety said that Phoebe was found safe.

No other details have been released. We will update this story when more info becomes available.

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Original alert:

A statewide Amber Alert has been issued for Phoebe Nichole Hughes, 13, who was last seen at around 5 a.m. (Friday 6/20) in Cuero.

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