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TTUHSC’s community open house invitational

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center invites West Texas to their School of Health Professions open house.

  Building of the Southwest is no more

  Midland County Sheriff’s Office holding community awareness event

  OFR recognize members during pinning ceremony

Lone Star Brass holding free concert

Ellen Noël Art Museum holding Community Art Day

Head for the Cure brings 5K Run and Walk to Midland

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  Local law enforcement prepare for 2019 Support Mor Badges

Children’s book author comes to Midland

  5th Annual Permian Basin Comic Con returns to Midland

Odessa College holds Yogathon to benefit Ronald McDonald Family Room

Free Pancake Day benefits Children’s Miracle Network hospitals

  Local superheroes hold benefit concert for 5-year-old boy diagnosed with brain tumor

  4th annual Tap into Downtown Odessa to feature wineries, food trucks

Attendees will get the chance to try drinks from regional wineries and breweries.

  Midland Quilters Guild meeting to feature chalk couture

The quilters guild meeting will feature the topic of chalk couture and how to add chalk to textiles to enhance your quilts.

  Midland community mourns loss of Officer Heidelberg

Just last week it was a standard issue police cruiser. But now, as a community mourns the loss of an officer, this cruiser mean so, so much more.

Permian Basin Spring Break: Events through the week

Looking for something for your children to do during spring break? NewsWest 9 has all the fun camps and events for your children to attend March 11 through March 15.

  Permian Basin Weekend 3/8-3/10: Events for the whole family

  A local non-profit’s mission honors soldiers through nature

  Trinity School seniors apply real world knowledge

  Workforce Solutions opening program to help lower-income youth find summer jobs

  Workforce Solutions to hold two programs this summer focused on youth employment

  You can help name the Midland Downtown Library

George W. Bush Childhood Home presents Spring Break coloring adventure

Your child could have the chance to win a cool prize basket by simply coloring a picture of George W. Bush and taking him around town.

  Jersey Mike’s Subs gives 100% to the West Texas Food Bank

Every year, Jersey Mike's Subs in both Midland and Odessa give all their proceeds to the West Texas Food Bank. As part of their Day of Giving, it's how the company helps out a local organization.

Odessa senior center providing free tax assistance for seniors

Seniors who need help with their taxes can go to the center and receive free tax help.

  Odessa Animal Shelter closing for repairs, close to capacity

The shelter is asking for help adopting out animals as they are almost at capacity.

  Top winners of 2018 Entrepreneurial Challenge say business continues to going well

The Tall City Brewery and Most Wanted Waste Disposal, discussed how their business is coming along, where that money has been spent and their gratitude for MDC’s investment.

  Texas Nursing Student Association collecting supplies for local crisis centers

From March 1 to April 30 the TNSA will be selling teal items to raise funds and collecting household items, stuffed animals and more.

Progressive Park in Odessa temporarily closing

The park is expected to be closed for about a month, reopening in the first part of April.

Petroleum Museum hosts ‘Building Bots’ robotics and engineering lab

The Building Bots lab will use STEAM programming to get children excited about learning, team building and creative design.

Kirsten’s Korner: Our review of ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ at Midland Community Theatre

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is the latest show from Midland Community Theatre. So did the Pickwick Players succeed in bringing this Tony Award-winning show to the stage?

Odessa Forum honors local first responders with ceremony as part of first ever “First Responder Appreciation Day.”

A ceremony for first responders was held Friday by the Odessa Forum at the Odessa Police Department headquarters as part of the newly minted “First Responder Appreciation Day.”

Midland group to celebrate Texas Independence Day

The Haley Memorial Library and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas will host an annual observance of the signing of the Declaration of Independence by the founders of the Republic of Texas.

Sul Ross theatre program presents ‘Constellations’

“Constellations” focuses on a physicist and a beekeeper and the way their relationship exists in many multiverses at once.

  Permian Basin Weekend 3/1-3/3: Events for the whole family

Looking for something to do this weekend? NewsWest 9 has all the fun and exciting stuff for you AND your family to experience March 1 through March 3.

MCT presents ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’

The show is based on a mystery novel, telling the story of a teenage boy on the autism spectrum that gets wrapped up in the mystery of his neighbor’s dead dog.

  Once paralyzed below the waist, former football player walks, speaks for CASA of West Texas

CASA of West Texas invites former college football player to reflect on his journey from overcoming injury to his new mission in foster parenting

  Former astronaut Scott Kelly speaks for Habitat for Humanity in Midland

Kelly spoke at a Habitat for Humanity fundraiser Thursday night at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena

  Basin PBS announces quarterly “Café” series

The first Café will be held Saturday, March 2 from 2-4 p.m. at the Basin PBS Studios at 203 N. Main in Midland.

Downtown Odessa presents small business expert Barry Moltz

Downtown Odessa is bringing Small Business Expert Barry Moltz to the area for their next Business Workshop Friday at 8 a.m.

First ever Permian Basin Classic, Zack Glasscock Memorial Racquetball Tournament comes to Midland

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Cole’s Grace Project.

Kelly D. Kennedy Fine Art hosts monthly Wine & Art Soirée

The public is invited and the event is free. Complimentary wine and lite bites will also be available.

Celtic fair and Highland games travel to West Texas

The West Texas Celtic Fair and Highland Games will set up tent for a weekend celebration.

  City of Midland removes recycle containers around town until further notice

This removal is due to equipment maintenance at the Butts Recycling Center.

Registration opens for 2019 Citizens Fire Academy

Participants will get an in-depth look at the OFR's operations, including riding along in a fire engine, seeing how 911 operations works and donning a firefighter's protective gear.

Midland Academy hosting book fair celebration for Dr. Seuss’ birthday

Students are invited to hang out, enjoy books being read, join a dance party and wear crazy socks to celebrate the birthday of the famous children's author.

Midland Texas Historical Society opens new World War II exhibit

The society is holding a special event to show of the new museum space and exhibit.

Miss Cayce’s hosting Easter door decor class

Supplies, instruction and wine and cheese will be provided.

  HIVE Comics hosting free comic art workshop

If you love comics or art, this is the workshop for you.

West Texas Food Bank holding gardening basics series

Each week attendees will learn basic skills for home gardening including planning, preparation, planting, watering and harvesting

  Cancer survivor shares story before Head for the Cure 5K

Football is a game that many of us here in West Texas cherish, but for one man the game saved his life.

  Stanton holds grand opening for new law enforcement center

The new center will function as the new Martin County Sheriff’s Office and Jail.

  State of Downtown Odessa Address celebrates revitalization

This event will celebrate the progress and future of Odessa's downtown with a fun night of food and awards.

Midland College hosts marine scientist for science seminar

March's lecture will deal with marine science in the Gulf of Mexico.

  Kirsten’s Korner: Our review of “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” at the Permian Playhouse

"Smokey Joe's Cafe" is a musical revue of the songs of Leiber and Stoller. But does the Permian Playhouse do them justice?

  Permian Basin Weekend 2/22-2/24: Events for the whole family

Looking for something to do this weekend? NewsWest 9 has all the fun and exciting stuff for you AND your family to experience February 22 through February 24.

  Mayor Morales names Feb. 22, The Iron Orchard day

West Texas novel, “The Iron Orchard” will be brought to life visually. February 22, the film is set to show at theaters near you.

  Energy City Half Marathon carries on cyclist’s legacy

Cameron Stotts may be gone, but his impact in the Permian Basin is continuing through the race he started five years ago.

National Love Your Pet Day

We complied a few pictures out of hundreds sent to our NewsWest9 Facebook page of your furry loved ones.

  World’s Largest Rattlesnake Round-Up comes to Sweetwater

There will be a Miss Snake Charmer pageant, carnival, cookoff, gun and knife show, flea markets, food vendors and more.

Midland RockHounds holding open house event

Featured at the open house will be ballpark tours, information on season tickets and free hot dogs and soda.

Odessa College holding 35th Annual Wrangler Rodeo

Student athletes from 18 colleges and universities will be competing in a variety of events including bull riding, steer wrestling, team roping and more.

  Permian Playhouse presents ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’

The show is a musical revue of the songs of lyricist Jerome Leiber and composer Mike Stoller. Songs featured will include “Jailhouse Rock”, “Stand By Me”, “Yakety Yak” and more.

Willie Nelson and Family come to Midland

Doors open at 7 p.m.

Odessa College kicks off 35th Wrangler Rodeo this week

Odessa college is inviting West Texans to the 35th Annual Wrangler Rodeo at the Ector County Coliseum on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Feb. 21 through Feb. 23.

  COM Aquatics holding Whataburger fundraiser

Attendees will also have the chance to win free Whataburger for a year.

  Ector County Tax Assessor-Collector Barbara Horn retires

A reception was held today at the Ector County Commissioners Courtroom for retiring Ector County Tax Assessor-Collector Barbara Horn in honor of her dedication and many years of service.

Kidd’s and Canvas holding Valentine’s Date, Paint & Dine

This Valentine's event includes everything you need for the perfect evening, including supplies, the meal and dessert.

  Odessa pool rental rates may be on the rise

The Odessa Parks and Recreation department is has recommended a price increase to the City Council to solve their financial issue.

CASA of West Texas seeking more volunteers

During the event, lunch will be provided and attendees will learn how to volunteer and advocate for children in the foster care system.

Ellen Noel Art Museum hosting pop up movie night

The free screening of the classic will start at 6 p.m. and will include refreshments and popcorn.

  Come meat up at the West Texas BBQ cook-off

The Odessa Parks Office is hosting a community BBQ cook-off February 15-16 at American Legion.

ACL, Lollapalooza parent company bringing new festival to Marfa

Marfa is set to soon be home to a new music festival.

  Odessa Animal Shelter closing for maintenance

They apologize for any inconvenience the closures cause but say they will be open for regular hours on Monday.

  ECISD coaches are coaching boys into men

The Crisis Center of West Texas is partnering with ECISD coaches to help influence lives of student-athletes

Dee’s Bistro, West Texas Talent hosting Valentine’s dinner theater

For Valentine's Day you can enjoy a five course meal, serenades and a special performance of the show "Check Please".

  Midland Downtown Farmers Market features numerous local goods

Tomorrow you will be able to shop local products including produce, gluten free bread, homemade jams, kettle corn, jewelry and more.

  Howard College Theater Department presents ‘Charlotte’s Web’

Admission to the play is free but seating is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Skoopy’s Saturday raises money for the Education Foundation of Odessa

Saturday, February 23, Skoopy’s Island will hold ‘Skoopy’s Saturday’ to support the Education Foundation of Odessa.

Midland Park Mall unveils first ever play area with ribbon cutting, balloon drop

Friday, the Midland Park Mall announced the Grand Opening of their first ever play area.