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The 37th Annual Cactus Lions Club Spaghetti Supper is February 8th at Abilene High School

The 37th annual Cactus Lions Club and John Massey Memorial Spaghetti Supper will take place at the Abilene High School cafeteria. Cactus Lions Club members often brag about their secret spaghetti sauce recipe, Pete Beretta said "the real secret is in how I infuse the garlic butter onto the bread, being that I'm in charge of and the CEO of the BB&B or the bread buttering and browning".

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Who Can Predict the Weather Better, Punxsutawney Phil or the Old Farmers Almanac?

Who can better predict the weather, Punxsutawney Phil or the Old Farmers Almanac? That was the topic of discussion at my house on Sunday Groundhog day. Since Phil saw his shadow and went back into his hole, that means we're in for six more weeks of cold winter weather.

My daughter (who is college educated) believes that groundhogs have some kind of internal sensor to predict the weather. I told her I thought my Old Farmers Almanac does a better job of "accurately" predicting the weather. That got me to thinking, how accurate are these two sources at predicting the weather? Here's what I found out.

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10th Annual Autism Extravaganza Comes to Abilene Christian University February 19th

Calling all parents, family members and teachers, the Abilene Region 14 Education Service Center and the Autism Speaks foundation are hosting the "10th Annual Autism Extravaganza" kick-off luncheon at the ACU Hunter Welcome Center. The featured speaker is Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan, PhD. Dr. Brusnahan will share her unique experiences, as she and her young adult son with autism present this interactive session on Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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The Walking Dead: ‘Dead Yourself’ App Lets You Turn Yourself and Others Into Walkers

With about a week and a half until AMC's 'The Walking Dead' comes back on TV, fans are starting to get a little antsy.  To tide over all the die hard fans out there, AMC has released several trailers of the upcoming season, as well as an app that can turn yourself into a walker.

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IHOP to Give Away Free Pancakes on National Pancake Day, March 4th, to Raise Money for Children’s Hospitals

Whether the economy is good or bad, free food is always a good thing. Free IHOP pancakes are even better. You read right, free pancakes from IHOP and I've got all the details for you how you can get a stack and help out children's hospitals.

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Where are the Best Bars in Abilene to Watch the Super Bowl?

Super Bowl XLVIII kicks off this Sunday, February 2nd. This year's game features Peyton Manning as he attempts to make history by leading two different teams to Super Bowl victories. The Denver Broncos will be taking on the Seattle Seahawks, led by "Beast Mode" Marshawn Lynch

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Category: Abilene News, Sports
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Super Moon Set to Light Up the Sky January 30th

If you take some time to look at the sky this Thursday night, you can catch a somewhat rare, up close and personal view of a new  moon known as a Super Moon.

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The Benefit Fundraiser for 16 Month Old Addison Grace is Jan. 31st – Feb. 2nd in Abilene

 

Addison Grace is a 16 month old little girl that has been fighting to stay alive. She was born with a very rare heart defect and at 3 months old, Addison underwent open heart surgery. One month later she was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer called "Fibrosarcoma" and she's still fighting for her life. A benefit fundraiser, auction and raffle has been set up to help Addison's mom and dad offset some of her medical expenses.

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The West Texas Bridal and Quinceanera Showcase Returns to Abilene February 9th

The 5th Annual West Texas Bridal and Quinceanera Showcase is February 9th at the Abilene Civic Center. Over 100 exhibitors, vendors and services will be on hand for this years showcase. The showcase promises to be bigger and better than ever, and comes complete with my favorite event, the infamous "Cake Dive" put on by Creative Cakes. This is where a dozen brides-to-be destroy a beautiful multi-tiered wedding cake in search of a wedding ring. Whoever finds said ring will win the grand prize. Check out the the video for the icing tasting bandit (and it was good too). 

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Forget “State of the Union” – What’s the “State of Texas”? Medicore, at Best

Annually, the President holds a "State of the Union" address in which he speaks of the strength of country, be it strong or weak.

But, what about the "State of Texas"? What's the state of this great place that residents proudly boast about?

Well, according to findings by Politico magazine, Texas is just 'so-so', and sometimes downright bad.

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Category: Abilene News, Political
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‘Face Team’ Will Blow Your Mind With Their Acrobatic Slam Dunks

The sports world is buzzing about Paul George's 360/windmill dunk he pulled off in the middle of a game. Well, that reminded me of a group called Face Team that specialize in acrobatic dunks.

Described as 'acrobatic sports theater', Face Team is a group from Hungary that specialize in choreographed basketball and trampoline moves that will take your breath away.

Trust me, these guys are extraordinary.

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Category: Abilene News, Sports, Videos
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Jim Henson’s “Sid the Science Kid – Live” is Coming to Abilene February 23rd

Based on the popular PBS Kids television series, Jim Henson's "Sid the Science Kid - Live" is coming to the Abilene Civic Center auditorium.

So, round up the kids for a performance with audience interaction, cooperative problem solving, and plenty of laughs.

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