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Rudy’s List of Foods and Snacks to Keep On Hand for the Kids During Spring Break

On a recent shopping trip to the grocery store with my wife Donna, I noticed she was loading up on the kind of foods our kids and grandchildren really like. I asked her "what gives?" She told me, "spring break is almost here and the kids need things they can eat and snack on, that they can prepare quickly and safely

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The Beach to Booze to Concerts and More – Where’s Your Happy Place?

We try to have as much fun as possible in radio. But, there are days we don't. So, in a recent meeting, we were talking about those days and the subject of 'finding our happy place' came up. After the meeting, I decided to roam the halls to find out where that happy place is for a few of my co-workers.

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50-foot-tall Foley Snowman
Dan DeBaun, WJON News
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Central Minnesota Farmer Builds Giant 50-Foot-Tall Snowman [VIDEO]

For the last month and a half, Foley farmer Greg Novak has been busy building a 50-foot tall snowman.

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Shay Hill
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Relay for Life of Taylor County

Relay for Life is  coming up April 25th so it's time to get your team together and start raising money for the American Cancer Society. This is an incredible event that I was a part of, for the first time, two years ago. I will, again, be making the 'survivor' lap this year.

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Nomei Velazquez and suspect Juan Fabian Arenas Delacruz
Texas Department of Public Safety
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Amber Alert Cancelled For 15-Year Old Nomei Velazquez of Nacogdoches, Texas

The Amber Alert issued for 15-year old Nomei Velazquez has been cancelled. She was found safe in Lubbock, Texas. The suspected abductor, Juan Fabian Arenas Delacruz, has been taken into custody.

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Willie Nelson and Dierks Bentley
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Dierks Bentley is Scheduled to Perform at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic

Yep, it's true the powers to be at the worlds largest honky-tonk, Billy Bob's Texas just announced that Dierks Bentley will join the red headed stranger on stage for his 4th of July picnic. While details as to who else is performing are sketchy at this time, two facts remain the picnic will be held in Cowtown and Dierks will be performing on Willie Nelson's stage.

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Electra, Texas Police Dash Cam
Electra, Texas Police Dash Cam
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Did Two Police Officers Cross the Line In Electra, Texas? [VIDEO]

Video of a confrontation involving Electra, Texas police goes viral.

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Abilene Businesses That Are Gone But Not Forgotten

Over the years, Abilenians have seen some great local businesses come and go. Many who have lived here for a long can point out the old buildings and locations, and quickly identify what business used to operate from those spots. Here is our list of places that have closed down, but will always have a fond (some more fond than others) place in our hearts.

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Elizabeth Sabo shoots during the U.S. Open Skeet Championships
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The West Texas Rehab Center Top Gun Clay Shoot is April 4th and 5th in Abilene

The annual Top Gun Clay Shoot benefiting the West Texas Rehab Center is April 4th and 5th at the Abilene Clay Sports south range. It is a two-day event and it will feature two courses. This shoot is the most popular clay shoot in West Texas, with more shotguns and prizes given away. A $50.00 discount is offered if registered prior to the shoot. 

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Abilene Gun & Knife Show
Photo by: Silver Spur Kim Sansom
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The Silver Spur Gun and Blade Show is February 22nd and 23rd at the Expo Center in Abilene

The shortage of ammunition and certain firearms has eased up some what, nonetheless I think the shortages and some of the pricing is crazy. Anyone that knows me knows what a shooting and hunting enthusiast I am. So I am excited because this coming weekend the Silver Spur Gun and Blade Show will be at the Taylor Country Expo Center's Display Building, and I will try to be the first in line. 

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A bowl of chili
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Kiwanis Club of Greater Abilene’s Annual Chili Supper and Auction is Saturday February 22nd

If you like chili, as well as helping out others, you can do both with the Kiwanis Club of Greater Abilene's 58th Annual Chili Supper and Auction. All proceeds (after food cost) goes to benefit local non-profit organizations in our area that help children.

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Race Car Twinkies — Fun And Easy Valentine’s Day Treat For Kiddos

Valentine's Day is in a few days, which means school parties for the kiddos! I always try to bring an extra special treat for my son's class and this year, I found something that is super easy and cute.

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