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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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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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Rudy Catches Coworker Wading Ankle Deep in “Lake KEAN”

Every time it rains for any period of time, it seems as if we get our own "Lake KEAN" in our parking lot. And as if to add insult to injury, it starts seeping into the building too. Earlier today I noticed my coworker Vicki heading out the door without her shoes. Guess what I caught her doing? Wading ankle deep in "Lake KEAN" next to her car, check it out.

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Say Goodbye to State Inspection Sticker

Texas motorists need to get ready for a big change coming in March 2015.  At that time, vehicles registered in the State of Texas will no longer need separate inspection and registration stickers.

One less thing to worry about, right?....Not exactly. 

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New Movies This Week: ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

Okay, so only one new movie this week, but it's a biggie: the fourth installment in the robot-alien-EXPLOSIONS!!! saga based on a 1980s cartoon.

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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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Category: Abilene News, Fashion
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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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Johnny Manziel Fans Put Up Cleveland Browns Billboard in Tyler

The Dallas Cowboys passed on Tyler native and former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel in this year's NFL Draft, but some "former Cowboys fans" are making their new allegiance known right here in Johnny's hometown.

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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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Whataburger Bringing More Items to H-E-B Stores

Whataburger is great, but you have to leave your house to get it. Gotta get dressed, get in the car, go through the drive thru... It's a whole thing. Not anymore! Just a year after introducing their line of condiments to H-E-B stores, Whataburger is back with more.

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