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Highway Road Conditions Hotline and Winter Driving Safety Tips

With inclement weather causing slick roads and several accidents across the Big Country, it is important for every driver to be aware of the road conditions and take extra precautions. The best thing to do when it's icy and slick, is to stay off the roads. However, if you must be on them, here are some winter driving safety tips as well as the hotline to call if you need updates on road conditions from the Texas Department of Transportation.

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Chaz and Dave Reenact the “Tongue to Frozen Pole” Scene From ‘A Christmas Story’

Abilene got a bunch of snow last night. So, while most making snowmen or peeing in the snow, I decided to coax a couple of coworkers outside then put them on the spot to reenact a scene from "A Christmas Story".

Yep, the famous "tongue to the frozen pole" scene.

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Things To Do With The Kids On A Snow Day in Abilene

It doesn't snow or sleet much here in Abilene. But, when it does, it usually  delays or closes up a lot of businesses and schools. If you're not prepared for the snow day, you could get some serious cabin fever as the kids go absolut

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Send Us Your Snow Day Pictures [GALLERY]

We got some nice snow overnight and we're sure you're gonna take a few seconds out of your day to enjoy it. So, whether you're making a snow angel, building a snowman, or peeing in the snow, we want you to send us your pictures so we can share them with everyone else.

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The Harlem Globetrotters 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour Comes to Abilene February 19th

The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Abilene, and they're bringing their fun filled 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour to the ACU Moody Coliseum on Wednesday, Feb. 19th. Their hilarious style of basketball will keep you on the edge of your seat laughing. They are known as the "Ambassadors of Goodwill" because of their philanthropic endeavors and their ability to entertain all the while helping the less fortunate. Here's the rest of the event info.

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Harlem Globetrotter Brings Anti-Bullying Presentation to Taylor Elemetary School in Abilene Feb 5th

Harlem Globetrotter Scooter Christensen is coming to Abilene to visit Taylor Elementary School, Wednesday, February 5th at 2pm. Scooter will be presenting the “ABC's of Bullying Prevention” a program the Globetrotters started two years ago. Scooter will teach the kids all about Action, Bravery and Compassion, comprising the "ABC's of Bullying Prevention."  

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The Painman Challenges Coworkers to Sing Brady Bunch Theme Song

So, I stumbled upon a Brady Bunch marathon the other day, and naturally, I sang along to the theme song every time it played. Now, the theme song is stuck in my head. So, I decided to trek through the building to see how many of my coworkers know one of the most popular theme songs of all-time by memory.

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2nd Annual American Cancer Society Bark for Life Relay is March 1st in Abilene

The 2nd annual Bark for Life Relay from the American Cancer Society (ACS) is scheduled for March 1st at Nelson Park in Abilene. Unlike the 12-hour 'Relay for Life,' the Bark for Life will only go from 9am until 1pm. This fundraiser promises to be a fun and festive event complete with a survivor lap, demonstrations, contests, and games. Bark for Life is a noncompetitive walking event for dogs and their owners. This is a fundraiser and awareness event for the American Cancer Society.

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The 37th Annual Cactus Lions Club Spaghetti Supper is February 8th at Abilene High School

The 37th annual Cactus Lions Club and John Massey Memorial Spaghetti Supper will take place at the Abilene High School cafeteria. Cactus Lions Club members often brag about their secret spaghetti sauce recipe, Pete Beretta said "the real secret is in how I infuse the garlic butter onto the bread, being that I'm in charge of and the CEO of the BB&B or the bread buttering and browning".

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IHOP to Give Away Free Pancakes on National Pancake Day, March 4th, to Raise Money for Children’s Hospitals

Whether the economy is good or bad, free food is always a good thing. Free IHOP pancakes are even better. You read right, free pancakes from IHOP and I've got all the details for you how you can get a stack and help out children's hospitals.

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Super Moon Set to Light Up the Sky January 30th

If you take some time to look at the sky this Thursday night, you can catch a somewhat rare, up close and personal view of a new  moon known as a Super Moon.

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The Benefit Fundraiser for 16 Month Old Addison Grace is Jan. 31st – Feb. 2nd in Abilene

 

Addison Grace is a 16 month old little girl that has been fighting to stay alive. She was born with a very rare heart defect and at 3 months old, Addison underwent open heart surgery. One month later she was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer called "Fibrosarcoma" and she's still fighting for her life. A benefit fundraiser, auction and raffle has been set up to help Addison's mom and dad offset some of her medical expenses.

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