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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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Ways to Lose Weight in Abilene

Whether you're wanting to take some pounds off to fit into that swim suit this summer, or you just simply want to feel better, losing weight is a healthy choice to make. Fortunately, there are many ways you can achieve your weight loss goal here in Abilene

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The ACU Summer Shakespeare Festival Returns to Abilene June 26th – July 3rd

The ACU Summer Shakespeare Festival is back featuring two plays. The first is the classic "Macbeth," a play of murder, witches and prophecy and is portrayed in the heart of the 1930s Mafia. The second is "William Shakespeare’s Land Of The Dead" a hilarious comedy about life in the Globe playhouse that takes a turn for the worse. As an epidemic spreads through London, the Globe is quarantined and the survivors within must fight for their lives. Great seats are still available.

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Man Behind Cadillac Ranch – Stanley Marsh 3 – Dies at Age of 76

Amarillo native Stanley Marsh 3, an eccentric artist and businessman, died on Tuesday, June 17, leaving behind a trail of public art pieces as well as unsettled allegations of molestation.

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Category: Abilene News
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Houston Texans Name Ryan Fitzpatrick Starting QB Over Abilene’s Case Keenum and 2 Others

The Houston Texans have finally named their starting quarterback and it's not Abilene Wylie's Case Keenum.

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Category: Abilene News, Sports
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‘Scott Steenblock Benefit’ for Family of Victim of Recent Fatal Motorcycle Accident is This Sunday

There will be a benefit for the family of Scott Steenblock on Sunday, June 22nd at Play Faire Park.

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Category: Abilene News, Events

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