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Fireworks Fail! San Diego’s July 4th Display Goes Off All at Once

While the rest of us were enjoying a lengthy 4th of July fireworks show last night, San Diego residents got completely robbed when their display went off all at once in a spectacular explosion that lasted a mere 15 seconds.

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What We Should Know About Our Nations History So As Not To Repeat It

It’s the 4th of July and there are a lot of history shows on television today. I started with the “John Adams” mini-series on HBO now I’m onto “America: The Story of Us” on the History Channel. I’ve realized how little history I really know.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Fourth of July

The legend of America’s birth is only 236 years old. However, in that short amount of time, a number of legends that would normally take centuries to grow and multiply in any other civilization have sprung up. 

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Favorite Independence Day Song – Readers Poll

As America celebrates July 4th on Wednesday, we look at the top country songs that celebrate America. Check out this list of the Top 10 Independence Day Songs, and then decide which is your all-time favorite. Vote in the readers poll below, or write in another in the comments section.

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Category: Independence Day
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10 Amazing Tips and Tricks to Make You a Grill Master

The sun is out, your friends are over and the kids are splashing around in the pool. Ah yes, it’s summertime, and you’re just dying to break out your grill or smoker and throw an amazing barbeque party in your backyard, at the beach, or wherever you happen to be.

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Photo by Erik S. Lesser/Getty Images
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July 4th Neighborhood Parades Are Alive and Well in Abilene [VIDEO]

s the fourth of July nears, there are a lot of celebrations going on in Abilene and the Big Country. First off, there are two neighborhood parades I’m aware of, the Amarillo Street Parade and the Hillcrest neighborhood parade. The later will take place Wednesday July 4th. There are a lot of other Independence Day celebrations going on, here’s a list of what I’ve gathered so far.

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Quick and Easy 4th of July Recipes

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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; other than hot dogs and hamburgers. Well

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July 4th Events in Abilene

Well here we are again, almost July and that means celebrations of all kinds to honor our nations independence. Some of us celebrate with family and friends, just small gatherings and others go all out with huge parties that include the entire neighborhood. Then, of course, there are the public events with family friendly environments and fireworks to top it all off. I did some research and found the following events here in the the Big Country for everyone to attend.

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Photo by: Rudy Fernandez
Photo by: Rudy Fernandez
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Flag Waving Abilene Businesses are Breaking the Law and Lack Flag Etiquette [GALLERY]

As July 4th 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 a lot of Abilene businesses fly the American flag all year-round, not just on holidays. Some of our local businesses are in violation of flag laws and lack flag etiquette.

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Photo by: Chaz Mcguire
Photo by: Chaz Mcguire
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Fireworks Display In Abilene [PHOTOS]

The Fireworks display was back in Abilene once again after a one year absence from the Fourth of July festivities – and, holy moly,  did they ever come back.

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Simple ‘Firecracker’ Salsa Recipe For The 4th

I love homemade salsa. I’ve experimented with several recipes and have a good handful of favorites. But when I just want a simple, quick, and delicious salsa, this recipe never lets me down. You can put it together and have it on the table in 10 minutes.

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4th Of July Hot Dog Eating Contest Winner [VIDEO]

It's the 4thof July and it's time for hot dogs, water melon and homemade ice cream, right? While I'm at it, I still don't understand the basis of a "food eating contest", in the past I've been asked to participate and very early on, I did participated in a few eating contests.

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