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Prosper Man Has a Texas-Sized Beer Can Collection

Edward Hicks started collecting cans when he was 9 years old



    Texas Connects Us: The Can Collection

    Edward Hicks started collecting cans when he was 9 years old. Today his collection dates back to the 1930's and consumes an entire wall in his upstairs game room. (Published Monday, Jan. 8, 2018)

    Once you reach the second floor of Edward Hicks home in Prosper, you can't miss it.

    A wall of twelve ounce cans, lined up in perfectly spaced rows, and on display in custom wooden shelves.

    "In World War II, they came out with what's called camo cans," said Hicks, while proudly showing off his collection of beer cans. "There's stories behind so many of them."

    Some people collect rare coins, or cars, but Hicks prefers aluminum cans.

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    Domino's Pizza is tweaking its home delivery service for those times you're not at home.
    After years of delivery right to your doorstep, Domino's drivers will now deliver to outdoor locations.
    That includes beaches, parks, landmarks, and other outdoor locations across the country.
    Domino's says its drivers will deliver to 150-thousand locations from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, to the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign.
    The locations are now active and show up in the company's app or website as "Domino's Hotspots."
    Customers pre-pay for their orders, select a location, and your pizza is on the way.
    Previously, Domino's delivered to offbeat locations, but, the new service sets up designated drop off points.
    The service was tested last fall in Miami before being rolled out nationwide.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    "I specialize in Texas. I love Texas stuff," Hicks added. "As a kid going down dirt roads that's typically what I found."

    Hicks, a 54-year old semi retired financial planner, owns cans from all over Texas and the world.

    His hobby started in 1972, when his Dad brought home a can from Colorado.

    "He found that and said, 'what in the world is a Hoffman House?' As a nine-year-old kid in Lufkin, Texas, I was like, that's really cool," Hicks recalled.

    Before long he couldn't get enough.

    "I've been collecting ever since," he said. "Then I found out later on, I wasn't the only nerd doing that."

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    Canadian lawmakers wore hockey jerseys on Monday to honor the victims and their families of that tragic bus crash in Canada that killed 16 people.
    The bus was carrying the junior league Humboldt hockey team to a game when a tractor-trailer slammed into the bus.
    Sixteen were killed and thirteen people were injured in the crash.
    Today's remembrance was one of a number of events that honored the team and their families.
    Earlier the lawmakers honored Rusty Staub, a major leaguer who played for the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    He owns cans that date back to the 1930s.

    "The reason these are so rare is because of what happened in the '30s, '40s, '50s and even up until the '60s. What did you do? You were driving and threw it out or went picnicking and you threw them on the ground, you didn't even think to collect them."

    He won't talk about the value or money he's spent. For Hicks it's more sentimental.

    "I have memories as a kid, finding that can down a dirt road with my father," he said. "I remember finding that can with my Daddy."

    Yes, there's still room to grow, if his wife okays it.

    "She made the rule when we got married, she said as long as you can contain them, put them in one area – I'm fine with it."

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    Storms in Pennsylvania caused heavy damage to a large apartment building, leaving dozens without a place to live.
    Residents of Luther Wood Apartments in Scranton have been evacuated after wind ripped the roof off the building. 
    It happened just before 6 a.m. Monday.
    As of 11 a.m., Scranton fire officials say 90-people have been evacuated from the building, and another 35 may be forced to leave.
    A shelter is being set up to help the residents of the senior apartment complex.
    No word on any injuries.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

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