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  • Consider This....Best of the Basin 2018

    Consider This....Best of the Basin 2018

    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    It's time to let your voice be heard in NewsWest 9's Best of the Basin. It's an opportunity for you to vote for your favorite local businesses and show your appreciation. 

    It's time to let your voice be heard in NewsWest 9's Best of the Basin. It's an opportunity for you to vote for your favorite local businesses and show your appreciation. 

  • Consider This...Veteran's Day

    Consider This...Veteran's Day

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    One holiday that is often forgotten in the rush to Thanksgiving is Veterans Day. It's Saturday, Nov. 11. We are able to celebrate all of our holidays because of Veterans and our armed forces on active duty around the world today.  

    One holiday that is often forgotten in the rush to Thanksgiving is Veterans Day. It's Saturday, Nov. 11. We are able to celebrate all of our holidays because of Veterans and our armed forces on active duty around the world today.  

  • Consider This.....Election Day voting

    Consider This.....Election Day voting

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    This is a reminder that tomorrow is your last chance to let your voice be heard and go vote.  While the limelight of the Presidential Election has long past, there is still important work to be done right here on the Permian Basin.  

    This is a reminder that tomorrow is your last chance to let your voice be heard and go vote.  While the limelight of the Presidential Election has long past, there is still important work to be done right here on the Permian Basin.  

  • Consider This... #metoo

    Consider This... #metoo

    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    You may have seen the post #metoo on social media this week. Friends, family have shared this hashtag. Too many have shared this hashtag.

    You may have seen the post #metoo on social media this week. Friends, family have shared this hashtag. Too many have shared this hashtag.

  • Consider This… Las Vegas

    Consider This… Las Vegas

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    The tragedy in Las Vegas touched many; reaching close to home as our team spoke to two who were from the Permian Basin and attended the concert. Our heart aches for the victims and their families; and we are left feeling vulnerable, vulnerable to when evil acts alone. 

    The tragedy in Las Vegas touched many; reaching close to home as our team spoke to two who were from the Permian Basin and attended the concert. Our heart aches for the victims and their families; and we are left feeling vulnerable, vulnerable to when evil acts alone. 

  • Consider This...Convergence of politics into sports

    Consider This...Convergence of politics into sports

    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    The recent convergence of politics into the sports arena has been polarizing to say the least. If this continues on it stands to make Thanksgiving dinner taste a little different this year. 

    The recent convergence of politics into the sports arena has been polarizing to say the least. If this continues on it stands to make Thanksgiving dinner taste a little different this year. 

  • Consider This...Safe start to the school year

    Consider This...Safe start to the school year

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    School started this week for some and for all by next week. You will see the flashing lights for school zones and traffic will move a little slower in certain areas.

    School started this week for some and for all by next week. You will see the flashing lights for school zones and traffic will move a little slower in certain areas.

  • CONSIDER THIS.....Restore, Repair, Resurface Midland Roads

    CONSIDER THIS.....Restore, Repair, Resurface Midland Roads

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    Restore, repair, and resurface.  It's the new call to action to address Midland roads authored Councilman Lacy and our transportation director.

    Restore, repair, and resurface.  It's the new call to action to address Midland roads authored Councilman Lacy and our transportation director.

  • Consider This....Mayors Roundtable

    Consider This....Mayors Roundtable

    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    This week mayors from Lubbock, Amarillo, San Angelo, Big Spring, Midland and Odessa circled the wagons so to speak. The meeting was the idea of Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope. Goal being to share the similar struggles facing each West Texas community with the hopes of being able to tackle the issues together.

    This week mayors from Lubbock, Amarillo, San Angelo, Big Spring, Midland and Odessa circled the wagons so to speak. The meeting was the idea of Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope. Goal being to share the similar struggles facing each West Texas community with the hopes of being able to tackle the issues together.

  • Consider This... Cancel the August Break?

    Consider This... Cancel the August Break?

    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    Our leaders on Capitol Hill are scheduled to take five weeks off in August. This has been delayed by two weeks due to the lack of progress on any legislative action of substance, but mainly due to the health care bill.

    Our leaders on Capitol Hill are scheduled to take five weeks off in August. This has been delayed by two weeks due to the lack of progress on any legislative action of substance, but mainly due to the health care bill.

  • Consider This... The Volunteers of the Fourth of July

    Consider This... The Volunteers of the Fourth of July

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    If you haven't already, you most likely will be heading to a community 4th of July Celebration. These are typically put on by nonprofit organizations. They rely on sponsorships from leading businesses to fund the event. But before the first hotdog, before the entertainment plays their first song, and before the fireworks, there is a group of folks who give up their holiday weekend, brave the heat, help setup and insure a successful event.

    If you haven't already, you most likely will be heading to a community 4th of July Celebration. These are typically put on by nonprofit organizations. They rely on sponsorships from leading businesses to fund the event. But before the first hotdog, before the entertainment plays their first song, and before the fireworks, there is a group of folks who give up their holiday weekend, brave the heat, help setup and insure a successful event.

  • Consider This: George W. Bush Childhood Home Study Act

    Consider This: George W. Bush Childhood Home Study Act

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    The George W. Bush Childhood Home is a remarkable attraction for the Tall City. This week U.S. Representative Mike Conaway reintroduced a resolution that would endeavor an analysis to make the home a national historical landmark and part of the National Park System.  

    The George W. Bush Childhood Home is a remarkable attraction for the Tall City. This week U.S. Representative Mike Conaway reintroduced a resolution that would endeavor an analysis to make the home a national historical landmark and part of the National Park System.  

  • Consider This: High winds, hail and now the heat

    Consider This: High winds, hail and now the heat

    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    Tough week to be outdoors. Mother Nature went toe to toe with the Basin and dealt a pretty hefty blow. High winds, hail, and now the heat.

    Tough week to be outdoors. Mother Nature went toe to toe with the Basin and dealt a pretty hefty blow. High winds, hail, and now the heat.

  • Consider This... Memorial Day

    Consider This... Memorial Day

    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    It’s the known as the official kick off to summer: schools let out, pools open and the barbecues begin.

    It’s the known as the official kick off to summer: schools let out, pools open and the barbecues begin.

  • Consider This... Hindsight 20-20

    Consider This... Hindsight 20-20

    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    Have you looked back at the 4B and wonder what happened. Some took to social media after the results came in. 

    Have you looked back at the 4B and wonder what happened. Some took to social media after the results came in. 

  • Consider This....Bustin' for Badges

    Consider This....Bustin' for Badges

    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    From the looks of it, the 4th Annual Bustin' for Badges was a resounding success. 

    From the looks of it, the 4th Annual Bustin' for Badges was a resounding success. 

  • Consider This... "Vote Early Vote Often"

    Consider This... "Vote Early Vote Often"

    Apr 20, 2017 07:00 PM2017-04-20 23:00:00 GMT
    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    You have heard the saying "vote early and vote often."  While the ethics of the phrase may suggest corruption in the actual process, if you break it apart, it provides a good rule of thumb. 

    You have heard the saying "vote early and vote often."  While the ethics of the phrase may suggest corruption in the actual process, if you break it apart, it provides a good rule of thumb. 

  • Consider This.... Safe 2 Save

    Consider This.... Safe 2 Save

    Apr 13, 2017 07:00 PM2017-04-13 23:00:00 GMT
    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    We can now say "there's an app for that" and it's doing what no ordinance or law has been able to actually rewarding drivers for not texting and driving. It is called Safe 2 Save, you simply download from your respective app store, create a user account, and simply earn points for not texting while driving. 

    We can now say "there's an app for that" and it's doing what no ordinance or law has been able to actually rewarding drivers for not texting and driving. It is called Safe 2 Save, you simply download from your respective app store, create a user account, and simply earn points for not texting while driving. 

  • Consider This... Prescott's Visit to the Tall City

    Consider This... Prescott's Visit to the Tall City

    Apr 06, 2017 07:00 PM2017-04-06 23:00:00 GMT
    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    Two Dallas Cowboys made headlines this week. One who is trading in his helmet and pads for a suit and microphone. 

    Two Dallas Cowboys made headlines this week. One who is trading in his helmet and pads for a suit and microphone. 

  • Consider This....Closing Crockett Elementary

    Consider This....Closing Crockett Elementary

    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    A decision to hit the reset button on Crockett Elementary could come as soon as this Monday. The school has found itself on the Texas Education Agency's improvement required list consistently over the past six years.  

    A decision to hit the reset button on Crockett Elementary could come as soon as this Monday. The school has found itself on the Texas Education Agency's improvement required list consistently over the past six years.  

  • Consider This....Helping the Panhandle

    Consider This....Helping the Panhandle

    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    Not surprised to see the Permian Basin reaching out to the Panhandle this week. 

    Not surprised to see the Permian Basin reaching out to the Panhandle this week. 

  • Consider This...Positive Post of the Day

    Consider This...Positive Post of the Day

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    It’s nice to actually stop and recognize a good deed when we see it. This week David Rodriguez did just that; he sent us this picture. 

    It’s nice to actually stop and recognize a good deed when we see it. This week David Rodriguez did just that; he sent us this picture. 

  • Consider This... Best of the Basin

    Consider This... Best of the Basin

    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    You have just a little over a week to let your voice be heard in NewsWest 9's Best of the Basin.  

    You have just a little over a week to let your voice be heard in NewsWest 9's Best of the Basin.  

  • Consider This.... MISD Weekend Work Session

    Consider This.... MISD Weekend Work Session

    Jan 18, 2017 07:00 PM2017-01-19 00:00:00 GMT
    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    It was good to see the Midland ISD School Board rolling up their sleeves this past Saturday and Sunday to tackle the future what some have called a troubled district. 

    It was good to see the Midland ISD School Board rolling up their sleeves this past Saturday and Sunday to tackle the future what some have called a troubled district. 

  • Consider This....Midland 4B Tax

    Consider This....Midland 4B Tax

    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    It's rare that a discussion about taxes has a silver lining of sorts.  Regardless on your take how the 4B came to fruition.  

    It's rare that a discussion about taxes has a silver lining of sorts.  Regardless on your take how the 4B came to fruition.  

  • Consider This... Weather Warriors

    Consider This... Weather Warriors

    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    I think we were all reminded last week how a good size cold front and a strong wind can change your life and routine. 

    I think we were all reminded last week how a good size cold front and a strong wind can change your life and routine. 

  • Consider This.... Toy Drive

    Consider This.... Toy Drive

    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    As you can see the Toy Drive wrapped up this week. The scale at which this drive has grown over the years is pretty remarkable. 

    As you can see the Toy Drive wrapped up this week. The scale at which this drive has grown over the years is pretty remarkable. 

  • Consider This....Iraan Football Team

    Consider This....Iraan Football Team

    Dec 06, 2016 07:00 PM2016-12-07 00:00:00 GMT
    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    One step closer to state, a hard fought win under the Friday Night Lights for the Iraan Braves. 

    One step closer to state, a hard fought win under the Friday Night Lights for the Iraan Braves. 

  • Consider This… Purple Heart Puzzle

    Consider This… Purple Heart Puzzle

    (Source: KWES)(Source: KWES)

    A quest to find the recipient of a symbol of sacrifice courage and bravery that started right here has come full circle.

    A quest to find the recipient of a symbol of sacrifice courage and bravery that started right here has come full circle.

  • Consider This: Shop Local for the Holidays

    Consider This: Shop Local for the Holidays

    If you are like me, you will spend a big part of your annual gift giving budget in the next few weeks.  I want to encourage all of us to shop as much as possible with locally-owned businesses. 

    If you are like me, you will spend a big part of your annual gift giving budget in the next few weeks.  I want to encourage all of us to shop as much as possible with locally-owned businesses. 

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