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Dave Chooses to Look at Paying Taxes as a Good Thing

For several years now, I've found reasons to use a motto loosely borrowed from comedian Bill Hicks. The basic intention of this brief saying helps me find a fresh perspective on life's situations that may seem negative at first glance. The motto? "It's all in how you look at it.". Tax season reminds me of this saying.

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Rudy Gets a Call From a Rude, Vulgar and Belligerent Telemarketer [NSFW]

Friday at 2:43pm I received a call on my cell phone from an "unknown" number. Since my son is deployed his calls usually come in as caller ID "unknown". Fridays call was from a telemarketer though, offering a lower rate credit card. When I told him I don't own a credit card, this guy snaps and becomes vulgar and belligerent. I want to Warn you, this video has graphic/vulgar language that is NSFW, children or anyone that is easily offended.

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Best Places in Abilene to Get Your Spring Gardening, Landscaping, and Outdoor Decor Supplies

Spring is here, which means grass is starting to come out of dormancy, and flowers and trees are blooming. It also means water bills will start going up, and more insects will start coming around.  So, it's time to start thinking about getting all of the supplies you need for gardening and landscaping

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Hometown Heroes – Hall of Heroes

Abilene is home to quite a few extraordinary men and women, many of whom serve (or have served) in the military and also those who are local first responders (police, firefighters, EMS). Townsquare Media is honored to be a part of this great community and would like to thank those who put their lives on the line each and every day.

Please, join us in honoring our Hometown Heroes by thanking them for their willingness to sacrifice their lives for the freedom we enjoy daily. Not only do these heroes put their lives on the line day in and day out, but they also sacrifice time with their families that we take for granted.

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Find Out How Close You Live to Sex Offenders in the Abilene Area

There are many types of sex offenders, from those who commit child sexual abuse to rape, and there may be one living near you. Thankfully, many states like Texas have rolled out legislation to closely monitor sex offenders. One of the forms of monitoring is the Sex Offender Registry. In most cases, the registry shows the actual residence of the offender, as well as name, picture and offense. This may be good information to know before purchasing a new home or for peace of mind for the place you currently live.

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The Painman Reveals the Truth About Giving Your Info to the Cashier at Retail Stores

My wife and I went shopping this past weekend and at one of places we were at, the cashier kept asking for personal information. First she asked our name, then address, then phone number and it went on and on. Finally, I told the lady she didn't need that info. She kept insisting she needed it to complete the transaction. She also said she needed it for the receipt. I gave her a piece of my mind and we were on our way.

Well, this isn't the first time this has happened, but it doesn't have to happen to you.

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Amber Alert Canceled For Denton Child — Woman Taken Into Custody

Denton Police Department say the Amber Alert for 10-year-old Jake Davis has been canceled and the woman wanted in connection with his abduction, Brandi Diane Williams, has been taken into police custody.

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9 Year Old Suspended From School After Shaving Head in Support of Friend With Cancer

As I'm reading news stories online I found one, in particular, that really just floored me. A student at a Colorado elementary school shaved her head to show support for a friend going through cancer. When showing up to school with her freshly shaved head, she was told she would not be allowed back without a wig or until her hair grew back. What?

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Graco Company Recalls Millions of Car Seats Due to Buckle Safety [UPDATED]

I know Graco is a very popular brand of car seat so many of you may own one of those listed in their recent recall. In fact 3.8 million car seats from 11 different models have been recalled by the company due to buckle safety.

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5 Post-St. Patrick’s Day Hangover Remedies

Step away from the Bloody Mary. The hair of the dog may go down easy, but it won’t cure that hangover. Instead, try these remedies that we swear by—and some (sour pickle juice?!) we’ll pass on.

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Amber Alert Issued for Temple Toddler Canceled – Found Safe

The Amber Alert issued for the Temple toddler has been canceled as the child was found safe in Mesquite, Texas.

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Enhanced Fujita Scale Rates the Strength of a Tornado

 

When I did my forecast yesterday (Monday March 10th) I saw that we could be in for wind gusts of up to 50 mph today. So, I posted on my Facebook page that those wind speeds are close to an EF 0 tornado. I immediately got a few messages asking me what an EF meant. So, I decided to throw a little knowledge at you on what exactly the EF scale is.

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