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Annual Free Summer Reading Program Returns to Abilene’s Public Libraries for June and July

The Abilene Public Libraries (APL) just announced that their annual Free Summer Reading Program will run June 2nd through July26th at all branches of the Abilene Public Library. This year the APL, The Greathouse Foundation and Hearts for the Arts will be hosting 'Young Artists Performances' free. Here's the complete summer reading schedule.

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Michael Clyde spinning fire
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Fire Spinning is Performed Regularly at the End of ArtWalk in Downtown Abilene

The last ArtWalk I attended in downtown Abilene I discovered Fire Spinning a type of Fire Juggling. Bird Thomas with the Center for Contemporary Arts says "Michael Clyde has become a regular during ArtWalk as it starts getting dark Michael takes to the Street in front of the Center and performs his beautiful art." I was able to capture some of Michael Clyde's magic, check it out.

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Top 5 Things to BBQ this Memorial Day Weekend

Barbequing on holidays is a must in my book, especially if the weather is great like it should be this weekend. We all have our favorites that we like to grill, whether it's appetizers, meats, vegetables or desserts. Yes, I said dessert, you can grill that too! Here are a few ideas that might bring a little smile to your guests during this years Memorial Day Weekend parties.

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Fed Up Lufkin Dad Rants, Sells Daughter’s Car on Facebook

What's a dad to do?

A Lufkin father apparently has had enough of what he considers his daughter's bad decisions and as a result has listed her car on the Deep East Texas Classifieds Facebook Group. 

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BBQ Tips for Summer Cookouts

Summer is the time of year when most people get ready to throw some meat and veggies on the grill. But, if you're not sure what you are doing, then your grilling experience could leave a bad taste in everybody's mouth

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Memorial Day in Abilene – What’s Open and What’s Closed?

Memorial Day is coming up on Monday, May 26th, 2014 and is a time we remember those who died fighting for our country. Being a national holiday and the kick off to the summer season, you should be aware of what's open and what's closed in the Abilene area.

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31 Year Old Woman Posing As A Sophomore High School Student At A East Texas School Arrested [VIDEO]

An East Texas woman posing as a sophomore high school student enrolled at New Life Christian School in Longview was arrested by Longview Police after she provided officers with false information.

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Vote Now For Your Favorite Restaurant for Chicken Fried Steak – The Best of Abilene

The goal of The Best of Abilene is simply to identify the very best business in each category, according to you, the public. We believe the best judge of a great business is the consumer, not some out of touch panel of judges.

We'd love to know which restaurant you think has the best Chicken Fried Steak in the Abilene and the surrounding area.

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Vote Now For Your Favorite Restaurant for Mexican Food – The Best of Abilene

The goal of The Best of Abilene is simply to identify the very best business in each category, according to you, the public. We believe the best judge of a great business is the consumer, not some out of touch panel of judges.

We'd love to know which restaurant you think has the best Mexican food in Abilene and the surrounding area.

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Abilene Makes The Weather Channel’s Top 10 List of Windiest Cities in America

This may not be too much of a shock to you, but Abilene has made The Weather Channel's top 10 list of the windiest cities in America.

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Vote Now For Your Favorite Restaurant for Steak – The Best of Abilene

The goal of The Best of Abilene is simply to identify the very best business in each category, according to you, the public. We believe the best judge of a great business is the consumer, not some out of touch panel of judges.

We'd love to know which restaurant you think has the best Steak in Abilene and the surrounding area.

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Vote Now For Your Favorite Coffee Shop – The Best of Abilene

The goal of The Best of Abilene is simply to identify the very best business in each category, according to you, the public. We believe the best judge of a great business is the consumer, not some out of touch panel of judges.

We'd love to know which Coffee Shop is your favorite in Abilene and the surrounding area.

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