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Abilenians talk about New Year's traditions

By Ariana Garza, agarza@ktxs.com
Published On: Jan 01 2013 05:41:02 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 01 2013 11:04:36 PM CST
New Year's Eve 2013
ABILENE, Texas -

Abilenians rang in the New Year with time honored traditions, but seemed less concerned with making any resolutions.

They stayed up until midnight to watch the ball drop in New York's Times Square or watch the clock strike 12 o'clock.

"We watched a countdown on the computer, just like a 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 kind of thing," Jaime Gonzales said.

And many said they didn't miss their chance to kiss at midnight and welcome 2013 as a couple.

One couple said the also plan to eat black-eyed peas together before the day ends. 

"It's just a family tradition on my side," One man said. "It's all we've ever done."

But one of the most popular New Year's traditions, making resolutions, may be losing its appeal this year.

"I don't like to set goals because I don't like to fail," Gonzales said.

Others said their only resolution was to avoid making any resolutions. But one man said he has already promised his dad they would keep in touch more as part of his resolution.