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Dave Meets John – Abilene Subway Employee and Classical Guitarist

I was out with my son, enjoying a sandwich at Subway at the end of their Saturday lunch rush. As we were polishing off our $5 footlong and getting ready to hit the road, I couldn't help but notice a small orange amp at one of the tables behind me. So, we stuck around to find out what the heck was going on.

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Watch These 10 Amazing Hacks That Make Parenting Easier

Why couldn't these videos have been around when I was raising my eight kids? Back then all I had was Parenting Magazine. The first part of this video, actually used to happen to me with my rug-rats all the time (squeezing the juice boxes). Simply telling the kids to "hold the juice box's wings" actually works because I tried it with my grandchildren the other day. Check it out.

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Abilene Mayor’s 5K, 10K and Fun Run

Attention all runners, walkers, crawlers and skippers get ready for the Mayor's 5K/10K & fun run coming up April 12th. The event was established in 2008 to help make our community healthier. The run will take place through downtown Abilene and is open to anyone wanting to come out and join the fun.

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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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The Create Womentum Women’s Conference is Coming to Abilene April 5th at the Paramount Theatre

The 'Create Womentum' Women's Conference will be in Abilene on April 5th. Kathy Hawk says "you can get your 'Wo' back and I'm willing to help you during the 'Womentum Conference', plus I'll help make you realize dreams and ambitions". Kathy and friends invite you for a day of faith, inspiration, connection and love at the Paramount Theater. Here are all the details to sign up

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Test Proves Flammability of Hand Sanitizer and Water is a Poor Extinguisher

I found some hand sanitizer at work and noticed on the back that it's flammable. Since we have a professional firefighter in the building, I decided to light this stuff to see if it really is flammable.

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4th Annual Cajun Fest to Benefit the Abilene Education Foundation is April 10th in Abilene

Hungry for some authentic Cajun food? The Abilene Education Foundation (AEF) is hosting the 4th annual Cajun Fest Thursday, April 10th. The crawfish and shrimp boil is being prepared by Chris Casto's Catering (formerly Two Daddy's Crawfish) from Bosier City, Louisiana. Casto's/Two Daddy's is world known for their authentic Cajun Cuisine. My advice to you is don't miss it, get your tickets now and get there early.

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The All New “Big Country Outdoor and Home Expo” Expands and Moves to the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene

What do you get when you combine the "Big Country Home & Garden Expo" with the "Big Country Boat & Outdoor Sports Show"? The Big Country Home Builders Association's (BCHBA) all new and improved "Big Country Outdoor & Home Expo." This big new event will be Saturday and Sunday, March 29th and 30th at the Taylor County Expo Center.

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The National Wild Turkey Federation Lists Texas in the “Turkey Hunting’s Top Ten States”

If you ask me, it's no surprise that Texas made the National Wild Turkey Federation's (NWTF) "Turkey Top Ten States." What did surprise me is that Texas was No.9 on the list. So the numbers don't confuse anyone, the NWTF reported that Texas was number nine on the number of gobblers harvested last year. The NWTF predicts the 2014 forecast for Turkey hunting in Texas looks awesome. Check it out.

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Teacher Lets Fifth Graders Drink Non-Alcoholic Beer in Class

Some parents are saying a teacher at Hyatt Elementary School in Linden, Michigan may have taken "method teaching" a step too far by giving a class of fifth graders non-alcoholic beer as part of a history lesson.

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Abilene Chili’s Restaurants to Donate a Portion of Proceeds to The Noah Project March 20th

One reason why I personally love our little town of Abilene is seeing the help that our community gives. We are truly a very giving community. For example, both Chili's restaurants in Abilene will be helping out the Noah Project by donating their profits this Thursday, March 20th.

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Friends of the Abilene State Park are Hosting Their Annual “Life’s Better Outside” 5K Run April 5th

Friends of the Abilene State Park are hosting a “Life’s Better Outside” 5K run at the Abilene State Park. The run is scheduled for Saturday April 5th with registration beginning at 8:00am and the race starts 9:00am. This promises to be a beautiful and very scenic route. Here's what you'll need to know to register for this fun 5K.

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