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Five Ways to Survive the Summer in Abilene

Temperatures are on the rise and I know you are looking for ways to stay cool and survive this summer heat.

Rudy covered the pools in Abilene where you can stay cool this summer, but what if you can't get to the pool? I have a few ways here to keep cool, on a budget this summer without a pool, or at least your own pool.

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The Top 5 Songs From the Summer of 2001

The Summer of 2001 was an incredible time for country music because, three songs dominated the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts for most of the summer. One of those was from a relatively unknown artist back then, today he's a country superstar and a judge on The Voice. Blake Shelton's song "Austin" was No.1 for five week in a row. The summer of 2001 also had other amazing songs like it.

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The Top 5 Songs From the Summer of 1985

My wife and I went down to The Record Guys to get a needle for my dad's record player.

While we were there, we looked through thousands of albums. Then, from across the store, Donna yells "honey look, do you remember this one?" as she held up the vintage Steve Wariner album "One Good Night Deserves Another". That was the album that had his first number one hit "Some Fools Never Learn". The summer of '85 also had other amazing songs like it.

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The Top 5 Songs From the Summer of 2000

Power outages like we experienced in Abilene Monday evening (6/17) reminded me of when the air conditioner broke at our house in the summer of 2000.

That was the year Donna and I spent a lot of time on the back porch trying to keep cool. We sipped iced tea and listened to music like "Cowboy Take Me Away" by the Dixie Chicks and "How Do You Like Me Now" by Toby Keith. The summer of 2000 also had other awesome songs like them.

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Things to Do With Kids ‘Outside’ This Summer

Last week I told you some health risks involved with playing video games for hours on end. Since it's summer, that is what many teens will be doing this summer. So I have a few idea that might help get them outdoors, at least for a little while, this summer

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The Top 5 Songs From the Summer of 1995

Does an older song remind you of a time and place in your life, like who you were with and what you were doing at that very moment in your life? Music brings back memories and makes you feel young again.

1995 is that kind of year for me, because that was the year Tim McGraw dropped by the radio station to bring us his new music and play us an awesome song called "I Like It I Love It". The summer of '95 also had other amazing songs like it.

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The Top 5 Songs in the Summer of 1987

I just heard a coworker playing an old C.D. in her office, the song had me thinking about where I was and what was going on in my life in 1987.

That was the year I married Donna, love seemed to fill the air and the hot summer nights. Restless Heart helped me serenade my new bride with their love ballad "Why Does It Have To Be Wrong Or Right?". The summer of '87 also had other amazing songs like it.

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Shay’s Top 5 Summer Memories

As we all start planning our summer vacations and getaways we also reflect on some of our past adventures. Vacations make for the best memories, good or bad. I've had a few memories that I wanted to share with you and maybe they will spark some ideas for you and your family and your next vacation

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Things to do This Summer in Abilene

The summer months are coming soon and the kids will be out of school. So what do you do with them? What can you do as a family? What can you the spouse do when the kids are away? My co-workers and I came up with a few suggestions for you

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‘May in the Summer’ Review

Who is May? She's a half-American, half-Palestinian Christian, born and raised in Amman, Jordan and living as an author in New York City. That's a lot of labels, so you can somewhat understand why she's having trouble figuring out what she wants in life.

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11 Things You Must Do Before Summer Is Over — The Funnies

August is here, and that means you only have a month left of summer. Where did the time go?

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Summer Safety Camp Comes to Safety City in Abilene

Looking for something your kids can do this summer? Look no more, because the folks at Abilene' Safety City are holding a 'Summer Safety Camp' for students entering 2nd through the 4th grade. Summer Safety Camp will include pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular safety, just for starters. The only down side to this, they are limited to the first 40 kids to sign up, here's all the details.

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