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4th of July 411...

Glitter Graphics | http://www.graphicsgrotto.com/   Archie wishes you & your family  a Happy &  Safe 4th of July Holiday. Let's get 'THE DON'TS' out of the way  for the 4th of July. The fireworks ban is the result of a disaster declaration on and extended through July 5 by Texas Governor Rick Perry. Due to Dry  & Windy Conditions All Fireworks are banned/ restricted for sale and use in several counties in Central Texas which does include: Ban violations are subject to fines up to $2,000 (depending on the counties) could be more if damages occur and up to 180 days in jail. Fireworks ban covers any device lit by an ignition source, including but not limited to sparklers, firecrackers, Roman candles, aerial repeaters, aerial shells, bottle rockets, spinners, wheels, fountains, missiles, and snakes... Travis County-all fireworks banned- no permits permitted for public displays so no Big display this year with the Austin Symphony- no music either, at least the word for now! Williamson County- all fireworks banned -Fireworks displays that are permitted by a local fire department are allowed under the County disaster declaration Blanco County- banning the use of missile & skyrockets Bastrop County-all fireworks banned Burnet County-all fireworks banned until July 16th Caldwell County- all fireworks banned McLennan County- all fireworks with 'sticks and fins' banned NO FIREWORKS AT ALL PERSONAL OR PUBLIC:  Austin-Cedar Park -Dripping Springs-Leander-Pflugerville-Round Rock- San Marcos-Taylor-   Archie approved/Firework Displays for the public that are a 'GO'... Since the last updates 6/30/11  just a few!!! (KXAN was a big help to Archie) *Georgetown Sertoma Club @ San Gabriel Park is still scheduled to occur. It will take place from the McMaster Athletic Fields on N. College Street. The Georgetown Fire Department & Georgetown Police Department will have extra firefighters & police officers working bon July 4th@ San Gabriel Park and other areas of the city to respond to any emergencies. Horseshoe Bay fireworks show is still on. Sunday July 3rd at dusck at the Horseshoe Bay Yacht Club. Click here 411. *Kyle - Independence Day Celebration Fireworks show has been moved from Gregg-Clarke Park to Plum Creek Golf Course practice/ driving range at S.W corner of Kyle Parkway and Kohler's Crossing on Monday 7/4 starting around 9:30pm. Click here for more 411!   Cool Alternative to Fireworks: Austin- The Veterans of Foreign Wars-VFW/Post 4443 decided if  ATX won't celebrate the 4th cancelling the fireworks and also the ATX Symphony performance. The VFW invite you to come to their compound for a 4th of July Parade and Picnic. Monday July 4th  from 11am-1pm. 7614 Thomas Springs Road, Oak Hill! Click here for more 411! *Buda is planning it's largest Fireworks show on Monday July 4th. 'Brew-B-Que Festival & Fireworks' @ the Buda City Park 204 San Antonio Street. Admission $15 for adults. Kids 8 and under free with an adult from 11am-11pm! Click here for more 411!   Update 6/21/11:  Buda has decided to cancel the fireworks portion of their festival.  Everything else will go on as planned.   *Cedar Park will the July 4th fireworks display at Milburn Park  1901 Sun Chase Blvd, click here for the 411, unless the National Weather  Service Issues a red flag warning, which will cause the city to cancel or postpone the professional display. The 4th of July party is  from 4pm-10:40pm. It's free to the public.  More on Cedar Parks Fireworks ban here! Update 6/30/11-residents can watch Arcattack, as seen on America’s got Talent, perform at Milburn Park starting at 4 p.m. A washer tournament, sack races, bingo and free watermelon are also part of the schedule of events.  *Leander Liberty Fest- Monday July 4th 6pm-10pm @ Crystal Falls Golf Club. No fireworks display, but a laser light show around 9:15pm. Admission is FREE! Click here for the 411! Pflugerville's Pfirecracker Pfestival at Lake Pflugerville is canceled.  The lake will be open! *Round Rock- Frontier Days/ Old Settlers Park 'Frontiers Day' -Monday July 4th.  No personal fireworks are allowed in the park! Click here for the 411 on the whole day of fun and how to get there! This event FREE Family Fun!  Decided  6/23/11- NO FIREWORKS DISPLAY, BUT THE REST OF THE EVENTS DURING FRONTIER DAYS IS ON! *Round Rock -Dell Diamond/Round Rock Express  plans to have fireworks after the games vs. Nashville Sounds on Friday July 1st &  Sunday July 3rd! Saturday, July 2nd Lou  Gramm  former frontman of Foreigner will perform 30 minutes after the game. Update 6/30/11 Fireworks have been  canceled! *San Marcos-Summerfest San Marcos Monday July 4th. 202 N. CM Allen Parkway from 5-11pm. Free for the public. Click here for 411  Update: 6/30/11: The fireworks show in San Marcos is canceled, but the Summerfest events will go on. ARCHIE REMINDS YOU: *PLEASE DON'T SET OFF FIREWORKS OF YOUR OWN. ALL COUNTIES ARE GOING TO BE TOUGH AND YOU WILL BE FINED AND GET POSSIBLE TIME IN JAIL DEPENDING ON THE COUNTY. FINES CAN RANGE FROM $500-$2,000 WITH UP TO 180 DAYS IN JAIL. FINES CAN BE EVEN MORE IF YOUR FIREWORKS CAUSE DAMAGE!! HAVE A HAPPY & SAFE 4TH OF JULY!!! Glitter Graphics | http://www.graphicsgrotto.com/  
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Archie's NYE TV List....

Archie's planning on chilling at home with a big bag of treats and Kool Aid (SSSHH don't tell) to ring in 2011! He's setting the DVR since there are lot of Cool specials/performances to catch!!Archie's NYE TV picks:   Bravo’s 1st New Year’s Eve Special w/ Andy It seems Andy Cohen really does have the 4-1-1. The Bravo host of "Watch What Happens: Live", who doubles as the network's senior vice president of production and programming, will be hosting the network's first New Year's Eve party live from the Bravo clubhouse. Guests will include comedian Sandra Bernhard, Megan McCain, a bevy of "Housewives" (Tamra Barney from “The Real Housewives of O.C.,” Lisa Vanderpump with her pup Giggy from “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”) and Jeff Lewis from “Flipping Out.” And there will be live performances by ... Kim Zolciak ("The Real Housewives of Atlanta") and Jenni Pulos ("Flipping Out"). But that's not the most brilliant part. There's no lighted ball bringing us into the new year. Nope. A wig will drop to usher in 2011!  Watch What Happens Live: Andy's New Year's Party airs live at 9?30pm Central Time/10:30 ET..tape delayed PT on Dec. 31. Dick Clark’s Rock’n New Years Eve starting at 9pm on ABC w/ Ryan Seacrest  & Correspondent Jenny McCarthy in Times Square in NEW YORK! & Fergie hosting the L.A festivities: Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas will return to host the Los Angeles-based portions/Hollywood.  with recently announced performances including, Jennifer Hudson, Willow Smith, Ne-Yo, Avril Lavigne, Drake, Jason Derulo, La Roux, Mike Posner, Natasha Bedingfield, Far East Movement Train, Kesha, & Taio Cruz!! More info ABC.com NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Caron Daly: *Hanging out with bon & the Edge/U2 will chat w/ Carson about ‘Spider-Man’Turn off The Dark’ New Broadway musical they wrote the score & lyrics for!! Performances by Grammy Nominee Nicki Minaj, My Chemical Romance & Lil Wayne… From Time’s Square in New York! NBC starting 9pm Central! http://www.nbc.com/ FOX News/FOX NEW CHANNEL New Year’s Eve Special Bring Back hosts: Megyn Kelly & Bill Hemmer go live from Duffy Square in Times Square in NEW YORK staring at 10pm Central Time!! FNC welcomes Rick Springfield, Katharine McPhee, Miss USA & FNC talent including Greg Gutfeld, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Rick Leven thal & Ainsley Earhardt!! FOX NEWS *New Year’s Eve Live on Fox’ hosted by Nancy O’Dell (taking over Mary Hart duties in 2011 on Entertainment Tonight! Starting 10pm Central time Friday 12/31/10! FOX will be at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Lsa Vegas & New York City! Hip-hop sensation Travie McCoy and American Idol season seven finalist David Archuleta will perform on Fox's New Year's Eve Live MTV’s New Year’s Bash: Hosted by Comedian Whitney Cummings starts on MTV 10pm Central from New York’s Time Square. Snooki- Jersey Shore will be lowered into Times Square in her ball. Watch out for the ‘Snooki Ball’ to drop at Midnight to ring in 2011… The crowd will be led into a Fist Pumping Frezy to attempt to break a Guinness World Recod.. -Flo Rida will perform.. While Cummings will be hosting the show live from the MTV studios in Times Square, the hosts of "The Seven," Kevin Manno and Julie Alexandria, will be reporting on the festivities down below, and the "Shore" kids will make sure to keep the crowd hyped. They will also be on hand to unveil an exclusive sneak preview of the upcoming third season of the "Shore" during the NYE special, which kicks off at 10pm Central More on MTV.COM CNN’ New Year’s Eve Bash’ with Anderson Cooper supposedly Kathy Griffin wilL be back for co-hosting duties. Her mission to throw Anderson off as much as possible. Maybe get him fired! CNN.COM  *Let Archie know if he missed any! :)  
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The answer to the 'NYE' Question...

'Where are the Parties?'... Archie's got the answers...
After a few MIX 2010 snapshots:

New Year's Eve Celebrations to Ring in 2011!!

 PARTY 411!!!! @ the Paramount Theatre w/ Suzanne Choffel opening
Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles @ the Palmer Events Center! Conductor: Peter Bay
DO512- Bar/Club Bashes in & around ATX!z
Club Zone- Bar/Club Bashes in & around ATX!!
*Find yummy ATX eats to Ring in 2011!*
Holiday/NYE Restaurant Sampler!!
*Taxis      *Limos       *Hotels *Restaurants/Reservations *Click Here  for more ATX NYE FUN!
*Archie's Picks:New Year's Eve TV Specials:
NEW YEAR'S EVE 411 TO BE SAFE & PREPARED!! *Sober Ride- 512-657-2999 21& UP!
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It's time to 'Talk Turkey'...

Butterball Celebrating 30 years of saving 'Turkey Day Dinners'! Well most of them! Butterball always says 'There are no Stupid Questions'. But Archie has run across a few!

Archies Top 10 List of the Weirdest (Stupid)  Questions for Butterball...

1.) Can you pop popcorn in the Turkey's cavity while it's roasting?                        This comes from the Turkey (Joke) recipe! (NO Is the answer) 2.) How do you carve a turkey with a chainsaw?   3.)Can motor oil be used to baste the Turkey?                        (you have to ask Please stop cooking)   4.)How do you get the metal out of your Turkey?                                              (Don't use a steel scouring pad to scrub your Turkey) 5.) How do you get your dog out of the Turkey Cavity?                               (This happened in '93 to lady in Kentucky when her Chihuahua dived                                 in the cavity & got stuck!  We are Thankful she knew that before                                cooking the Turkey, or that would have made for a very Bad Turkey Dinner)   6.) Can you cook a turkey on a radiator? Or speed up the cooking with the cleaning option on the oven? It says Roast but my oven only says Bake & Broil, what do I do? (Again, if you have to ask go out to dinner. Stop Cooking!)  7.) Is it okay to thaw my Turkey in the bathtub the same time I'm washing the kids?                          (Really?, I know scary)     8.)Since it's been cooking for 24 hours, is the 5 lb Turkey Done?                                             (Think Christmas Vacation Dinner scene... CLASSIC) 9.) Will the turkey expand in the oven?                                 (Kinda like Bread rising?  Don't go near the oven?)   10.) What is the best way to re-attached the drumsticks  and thighs                                           when they fall off?    (PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THE KITCHEN!!!)
  Here's the Butterball 411! Use it wisely or you might end up on this list next year!
Send us a message Call: 1-800-BUTTERBALL Weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST (Central Standard Time)
  *How to Survive Thanksgiving Dinner w/ Family!  [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/EGtQJ_apkyA" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]
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Archie sniffs out the answers...

... to the Question... Hey, don't forget the Pies or the Holiday shows that goes great with Pie! * Advice for Black Friday Shopping- "Stay in  Bed!" according to 'The Stars & Planets' Click  here to see why?   *Don't care about 'Space' you're going Shopping- Here's some help- Black-Friday.net   *Travel 411 :ABIA...Roads... *TSA SLOGANS YOU NEED TO BE AWARE OF BEFORE YOU TRAVEL! CLICK HERE!  *Prep for the TSA- To avoid a 'GROPE'!
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'Office Scare'...

Archie found this going on in the office today. Archie will get'em Jill (Kim Iverson's producer) !
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Archie's Halloween 'Trick or Treats'....

*Archie got a hold of  some pictures of the MIX Air Staff he wanted to share with you which could be a 'Treat or Trick' if  you only knew how he got the pictures... It's a Secret! Although a few of these could make great 'Blackmail Pictures'  *Wait there's more 'TREATS'... *MIX Air Staff :Favorite Halloween Ear Candy: #1 'Monster Mash' - Bobby 'Boris' Pickett (Alex, Sandy & Veronica) #2' Thriller'-Michael Jackson (Nikki & Graham) #3 'Nightmare on My Street'- DJ Jazzy Jeff  & The Fresh Prince (Sara) #4 'Ghostbusters'-  Ray Parker JR (JB) #5 'Welcome to my Nightmare'- Alice Cooper (Heather) #6 'The Hearse Song' (Cassiday learned it in Elementary School- IS THAT WRONG?) #7 'HA double LO double U double EN spells Halloween Song' (John) #8 'X Files theme Song'  (Marty) MIX Air Staff   :Favorite  'Scary Movie' & Halloween Candy to go w/ it- No order just SCARY *JB & Sandy Morning Show -'Friday the 13th'  (w/ a young Kevin Bacon) & Carmel Apple- JB' The Omen' & Jolly Rancher- Sandy 'Halloween H20' (w//LL Cool J) & Nerds- Alex (She finds horror movies Funny?) -'Scream' & Candy Corn Pumpkins- Sara -'Seven' & Candy Corn-Cassiday *Middays/Work Day Fun w/ Heather *Halloween (The Original-Don't watch this while babysitting-BAD IDEA) & Exorcist (Still have NEVER touched a Ouija Board) & Brachs Pumpkins *Drive Home w/ Nikki Nite *Nightmare on Elm Street (The original-Johnny Depp's Big Screen Debut) & Hershey's Minis *Weekend Warriors: *Signs (genuine Scary moments) & Mini Dark Chocolate Kit Kat                   /Dark Chocolate ANYTHING-Graham Candyman & Candy Corn-John *'The Others' or 'Sleepy Hallow' (w/ Johnny Depp he watches this one every Halloween)                     & Starbust-Tropical/Sour Flavors- Marty *Veronica say's she's a 'Scaredy Cat' so NO SCARY MOVIES  for her!     She'll have FUN eating her Twizzlers &  Kit Kats  


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Archie's 'PICKS' of Haunts & Scary Fun...

Archie's ATX Haunted Picks... in no particular Order...








Pioneer Farms Haunted Trail


E.)Halloween @ The Y





F.) Planet K 'Fireworks'


G.) Center Stage Texas-        Haunted Trail     






*18 and up Halloween Entertainment Party*


K.) *Sweet Berry Farms/ Harvest the Fall Fun *Family Fun

L.) House of Lunatics House of Lunatics

*Archie & his Bud Huey wish you a Happy & Safe Halloween Season! May it be filled w/ LOTS of TREATS.. TOYS ROCK TOO!  



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