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Rudy Goes in Search of a Traffic Jam in Abilene Texas

Every time I'm driving and I get into any kind of traffic, the James Taylor (JT) song "Traffic Jam" starts running through my head. So I went out during rush hour to find a 'traffic jam' in Abilene and video how bad my situation is. I'll warn you now, I may lose it on a few drivers so watch at your own risk. Plus I'm including JT's "Traffic Jam" video so that you too, may now be infected with it.

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Ben Sklar, Getty Images
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‘Texas Highways’ Magazine Reveals Top Travel Destinations in the Lone Star State

After making The Weather Channel's top 10 windiest cities list, it looks like Abilene is on another top list. This time for one of the top destinations in Texas. In celebration of 40 years, Texas Highways magazine are slowly revealing their top 40 travel destinations in the Lone Star State, according to their readers.

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People From The Abilene Area Who Made It Big

There are many people that are from the Abilene area who've not only been able to get out of the 'black hole', but make a very successful life and career in the process. Rocker Vinnie Paul, MLB pitcher John Lackey and pop star Jessica Simpson are included in this list of several people from Abilene who have made it big

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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 in the Key City for a long time 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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Alex Wong, Getty Images
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Things To Do In Abilene on Memorial Day

First and foremost, Memorial Day is a day where we remember those that sacrificed their own lives to keep America safe and free. But, it's also a day for families and friends to gather together to fire up the grill and spend some time together. If you're looking for things to do in Abilene on Memorial Day, here are some things you can do.

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Sarah Glenn, Getty Images
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BBQ Restaurants in Abilene

Here in Texas, we take pride in having some of the best BBQ on the planet. No exception in Abilene as we have a plethora of amazing BBQ restaurants to get your grub on. Here's a look at all of the BBQ restaurants in Abilene

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
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Sweet Meat Bar B-Q is the Newest BBQ Restaurant to Open in Abilene

Anybody that knows me, knows that I love me some food. So, anytime a new restaurant opens up in Abilene, especially a BBQ place, I'm all over it like white on rice. Well, it looks like we got another new one in town and they're called Sweet Meat Bar B-Q.

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FireShot capture #018 - 'Abilene, TX _ Looking north on Cypress Street
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You Know You’re From Abilene, Texas if…

You hear them all the time no matter where you live - those quirky sayings that poke a little fun at your hometown. What makes them funny is that most of the time they are true. So, with a little help from my co-workers at Townsquare Media, you know you're from Abilene if

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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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Check Out the First Annual Abilene Beer Summit Coming September 22nd

Here's something great for the adults. This Saturday you can check out Abilene's 1st annual Beer Summit at Frontier Texas. There will be music, food, fun and, of course, beer!

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Best Hotels in Abilene – Rudy’s Top 5

From family to rodeos to class reunions, there are many reasons people visit Abilene on a daily basis. For those looking for some good lodging on your next visit, here’s a list of the best hotels in Abilene.

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Tom Perini On The Cover Of Texas Monthly
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Tom Perini Is On The Cover Of Texas Monthly

The old Texas saying goes, "when you make the cover of Texas Monthly you've made it to the top". Guess who is smiling from ear to ear? My friend whom I affectionately address as thee "Ambassador Of West Texas" Mr. Tom Perini. Congratulations Tom you are most deserving and an awesome ambassador of grea

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