TTUHSC’s community open house invitational

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

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

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

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  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

  Midland Quilters Guild meeting to feature chalk couture

Permian Basin Spring Break: Events through the week

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

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

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.

  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.

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.

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’

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

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

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

  Former astronaut Scott Kelly speaks for Habitat for Humanity in Midland

  Basin PBS announces quarterly “Café” series

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.

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.

  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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Midland Health hosting Talk Talent Tuesday job fair

The organization is hiring in all areas but if you are planning on attending you are asked to preregister online.

CPR workshop in Odessa teaches compression-only technique

Medical students will be on site to help you learn the #TX2StepCPR, a hands-only technique.

  UTPB Small Business Development Center holding free tax seminar

By the end of this class you will have a better understanding of the changes in tax law as well as the potential to find savings.

  TxDOT asks West Texans to participate in statewide freight study

TxDOT needs to gather input from freight shippers, drivers, logistics professionals, and facility operators to assess truck parking and freight infrastructure design needs, challenges, opportunities and solutions in West Texas.

Junior League of Odessa gives high school juniors leadership opportunities

Students from Odessa High School, Permian High School, Falcon Early College High School and New Tech Odessa all have been given the opportunity to learn about leadership.

Permian Basin Events holding Valentine’s-themed 5k

Prizes for the run will be given out for the top three male, female and couple categories, as well as for the best Valentine-themed costume.

Friends of Ector County Library holding used book sale

For just $5 you can fill a bag full of books. Reusable bags will be provided and no outside bags will be permitted.

  Mr. Gatti’s in Odessa donating portion of Monday night funds to Red Cross

As part of Restaurant Night, proceeds from the Mr. Gatti's buffet dinner will go to helping local Red Cross services.

Midland College hosting Chocolate Fest

During the event there will also be a presentation by Midland author Jimmy Patterson about his recent book “History of Character”.

Ellen Noel Art Museum holds Valentine’s Shopping and Ladies Night

This free event will feature shopping, wine sipping, crafts and more.

Midland YMCA holding Little Sweethearts Dance

Available at the event will be light refreshments, crafts, pictures and of course dancing.

Aphasia Center holding Chocolate Decadence fundraiser

Featured at the event will be decadent desserts, live music, a silent auction and more.

Basin PBS hosting free Tutu Tea Party

Children will be able to enjoy coloring, story time and crafts including making their own tiaras.

  Permian Basin Weekend 2/1-2/3: 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 February 1 through February 3.

Mid-Cities Church, Stonegate Fellowship to host Night to Shine Prom event in collaboration with Tim Tebow Foundation

The worldwide event provides a prom experience for special needs members of the community.

  Permian Basin Red Cross holding open house in Midland

The Red Cross open house gives the community a chance to meet the employees and volunteers that serve their area.

  Midland College holding free performance celebrating significant African-American women

This event is free and tickets are not required.

JLM pumps up for 18th Annual Shotguns and Stilettos fundraiser

During the fundraiser weekend former President George W. Bush will also make an appearance.

Miss Cayce’s hosting Galentine’s Day Card Party

Poppycox Ink's class will provide instruction on how to make cute Valentine's cards and feature fun goodies.

Midland Memorial hosting plant-based nutrition class

This class is focused on type 2 diabetes and how a plant-based diet can help reverse this diagnosis.

Midland College holds First Friday Science Lunch Lecture

This month's lecture will focus on algae and how it ca help sustain bio-based products.

2R’s presents Valentine shopping expo

Admission to the event is free and door prizes will be given away during the day.

  Permian Basin Weekend 1/25-1/27: 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 January 25 through January 27.

Permian Basin Regional Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse to hold panel focusing on drug use among West Texas youth

Panel will be held in Odessa featuring people in recovery providing tips on topics like intervention and communication with youth.

  Permian Basin PA Society hosting free CPR training

If you feel like brushing up on your CPR training, this is the class for you.

Permian Basin Opera announces next performance, new creative leadership

The Permian Basin Opera has hired a new Artistic Director and Executive Director, as well as a 2020 performance of The Elixir of Love.

Public hearing addresses I-20 Overpass project

A public meeting to discuss proposed construction of an overpass and ramp improvements on Interstate 20 near County Road 1250 in Midland County is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Midland Horseshoe’s Education Building.

  Midland Community Theatre to present Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

The show is a stage musical version of the Disney animated classic that tells the story of Belle and the Beast.

Sword fighting school hosting long sword workshop

If you’ve ever dreamed of learning how to wield a sword, this workshop is your opportunity.

Petroleum Museum holds first Family Science Night of 2019

Experiments with static electricity, wind energy and more will be available at the free event for children to experiment with.

West Texas Food Bank presents Empty Bowls 2019

For $15, attendees will receive a hand-crafted bowl and all-you-can-eat-soup.

Wagner Noël presents ‘Legally Blonde-The Musical’

Based on the 2001 movie starring Reese Witherspoon, the musical tells the story of Elle Woods as she tackles obstacles in her pursuit of her Harvard dreams, all while showing you can be both fabulous and smart.