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Disney acquisition of Twentieth Century Fox to be finalized by Wednesday

Fans have speculated about the deal's potential to bring together Fox and Disney superhero worlds.

Reality TV star ‘Mama June’ arrested in Alabama

MySpace still exists and it just lost 50 million songs

Name April the Giraffe’s new calf

  Seersucker Gin Distillery shaking up the liquor game

A ‘Doodle for Google’ could win you $50,000

  George Strait sets new all-time NRG Stadium attendance record in Houston

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Ore-OMG: IHOP has Oreo pancakes for a limited time only

Feeling Lucky? Lucky Charms Is Giving Away 15,000 Boxes Of Rainbow And Unicorn Marshmallows

Last Blockbuster Video on Earth still uses floppy disks

Cow stops traffic while crossing street to Chick-fil-A

Dick Dale, ’King of the Surf Guitar, dead at 81

Jeanine Pirro’s show not on Fox lineup, week after Omar comments

YouTube star Lilly Singh to host new NBC late-night show

NBC is shaking up late-night TV, giving Carson Daly's slot to a woman of color who's a star on YouTube.

San Antonio bachelor cast on season 15 of The Bachelorette

Mike J. is one of several Texans that will appear on Hannah B's season of The Bachelorette.

  Broadcast, radio enthusiasts prepare for 64th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest

The 64th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest and ARRL West Texas Section Convention is coming to the MLK Community Center March 16.

Fan-made ‘Bel-Air’ trailer gives a gritty look to ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’

The present-day adaption of the popular 90s sitcom was so good that fans are trying to wish it into existence.

Petroleum Museum continues Family Science Night with oceanography

Humane Society of Odessa hosts 3rd Annual BBQ Cookoff-Fundraiser

  From inmate to business owner: Midland chef shares her story of triumph with Texas Country Reporter

Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to lying to police

  Marvel releases new ‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer and no one is ready

‘Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?’ game debuts on Google Earth

Will Smith pays tear-jerking tribute to Robin Williams with ‘Genie’ post

The ‘Fresh Prince’ actor will be taking over the role in the live-action version of ‘Aladdin.'

2019 Rock Hall induction ceremony: Harry Styles, Trent Reznor among special guest presenters

See which celebrities will be honoring this year's class of inductees.

Disney releases first trailer for live-action ‘Aladdin’

The trailer features clips of classic songs 'Friend Like Me' and 'A Whole New World.'

‘Saturday Night Live’ tackles R. Kelly interview with Gayle King in cold open

‘Saturday Night Live’ is no stranger to controversial current events and the Gayle King CBS interview with R. Kelly was no exception.

Disney’s new streaming service will include every Disney movie

Disney CEO Bob Iger announced at the company's shareholder meeting this week that the upcoming Disney+ streaming service will include "the entire Disney motion picture library."

  Selena mural in Downtown Austin erased hours after it was completed

The mural was painted on a building at the intersection of I-35 and Sixth Street.

  HIVE comics encourages literacy, holds special offer for teachers

The store offers Scholastic titles and many other books for near wholesale price, 25 percent discount to teachers

Police: Taylor Swift stalker arrested after breaking into her house again

The 23-year-old Florida man had recently been in jail for nine months after previously breaking into Taylor Swift's home.

R Kelly says ex-wife destroyed his name, others stole money

Kelly, who also faces felony charges that allege he sexually abused three girls and a woman in Chicago, shouted and cried as he spoke in an interview. He said his ex-wife was lying when she alleged he'd abused her.

Tom Hiddleston as next James Bond is betting site frontrunner

Daniel Craig is suiting up for what is likely his last run as James Bond, so odds are being compiled for which man -- or woman -- will replace him.

  ‘An American treasure’ | Social media filled with well-wishes for Alex Trebek

It's clear the entire country is pulling for 'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek.

Ellen Noël Art Museum calling for entries for 61st Annual Permian Basin Juried Art Exhibition

This year’s theme is Out of Place.

Mother of Dragons! The Game of Thrones Season 8 trailer is finally here

Winter is no longer coming. It is here and so are the White Walkers.

Say ‘Thank U, Next’ to your regular Starbucks order because the Cloud Macchiato is here

Ariana Grande and Starbucks hinted at the new drink’s release on Twitter.

Everything you need to know about all the performers at ‘Something in the Water’

If the lineup for the 'Something in the Water' music festival has you asking, "Who's Lil Uzi Vert and Mac DeMarco?" Don't worry. We've got full explanations on every one of the acts!

  Luke Perry, ’90210′ and ‘Riverdale’ star, dies at 52

Perry was hospitalized last week after reportedly suffering a massive stroke.

  ‘90210’ star Luke Perry dies at age 52

Perry played construction company owner Fred Andrews, father of main character Archie Andrews, for three seasons on “Riverdale.”

  Cardi B sets rodeo attendance record

Cardi passed previous record holder Garth Brooks by three people.

‘The Sandlot’ is returning as a TV series, with the original cast

The show has been picked up by a streaming service, but director David Mickey Evans did not reveal which one.

Nathaniel Taylor, who played Rollo on ‘Sanford and Son,’ dies at 80

Nathaniel Taylor, the actor best known as Rollo Lawson, the street-smart best friend of the son on the 1970s sitcom “Sanford and Son,” has died.

  Longest-running TV shows of all time

‘Grey’s Anatomy’ is now the longest-running prime-time medical drama, but it’s nowhere near the top of the list of all TV shows.

Dr. Seuss book to come out 28 years after his death

‘Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum’ will be available Sept. 3rd.

  Stripes teaser video shows second of three 2019 Selena cup designs

The Rose Cup is the second design of a three-part cup series created to honor the late Tejano Superstar.

  YouTube turns off comments on videos that feature kids

The change comes after advertisers began boycotting the site last week in response to inappropriate comments made on videos of minors.

  Big Bend expects large crowds, little room during Spring Break

The busiest time during spring break this year will be March 7 through 24.

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

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

This is the ‘Star Wars’-themed park you’re looking for

Disney is introducing 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge' which immerses you a full experience on a planet in a galaxy far, far away.

‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ returning with original cast

FOX announced a six-episode reboot this summer, but with a twist involving six original cast members.

24 years ago Selena performed her last televised concert

Were you there?

Legislation to preserve George W. Bush’s Childhood Home passes Congress

Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed S. 47, The Natural Resources Management Act which includes Congressman Mike Conaway’s bill to preserve the Midland home of the Bush family as a national landmark, H.R. 368.

Jeraldine Saunders, ‘Love Boat’ creator, dies at 96

Jeraldine Saunders' book chronicled her time as the first female cruise director for a major cruise line.

  Mother finds video with suicide instructions on YouTube

The mother, who’s a pediatrician, posted a warning to Twitter after seeing the YouTuber tell kids how to slice their wrists to “end it.”

  R. Kelly leaves jail after posting $100K in sex abuse case

A spokeswoman for the Cook County Sheriff's Office said the money was posted late Monday afternoon, and Kelly was expected to be freed by early evening. He will be forbidden from having any contact with females younger than 18.

‘Green Book’ wins Oscars best picture award

The "Green Book," which stars Mahershala Ali as a black concert pianist in the 1960s and Viggo Mortensen as his driver, won three Oscars on Sunday, including best picture.

R. Kelly met underage girl while on trial for child porn

While on trial for child pornography in 2008, R. Kelly still found time to meet an underage girl he later invited to his home, according to prosecutors.

US Latinas rally around ‘Roma’ actress Yalitza Aparicio

Yalitza Aparicio, the Oscar-nominated, first-time actress in "Roma," is finding strong support among Mexican-American women who identify with her indigenous roots despite backlash she is receiving in Mexico.

Stanley Donen, director of ‘Singin’ in the Rain,′ dies at 94

Filmmaker Stanley Donen, a giant of the Hollywood musical who through such classics as "Singin' in the Rain" and "Funny Face" helped give us some of the most joyous sounds and images in movie history, has died. He was 94.

  Inside an iconic – and valuable – movie memorabilia collection here in North Texas

Inside an iconic – and valuable – movie memorabilia collection here in North Texas

  You can eat and sleep at the original ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ gas station

You can eat and sleep at the original ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ gas station

NASA renames West Virginia facility in honor of ‘Hidden Figure’ Katherine Johnson

NASA renamed a facility in West Virginia in honor of Katherine Johnson, a famous mathematician and West Virginia Native.

Which Oscar nominees have the best chance of winning?

Did your Oscar favorites make the list?

‘Empire’ removing Jussie Smollett from season’s remaining episodes after arrest

‘Empire’ executive producers said Smollett’s character was being removed ‘to avoid further disruption on set.’

  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.

  West Texas Spring Fling Carnival has arrived

The fair kicks off Feb. 21 at 5 p.m. at the Security Bank Ballpark and runs till the Carnival packs ups on March 3 at midnight.

  Jussie Smollett gave detailed instructions for fake attack, prosecutor says

“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett gave detailed instructions to two brothers who helped him stage a racist, anti-gay attack on himself, a prosecutor said Thursday.

  Peter Tork, Monkees singer, dies at 77

Peter Tork was diagnosed with a rare form of tongue cancer in 2009.

  Sing along with the cast of Beauty and the Beast

This one-time only performance and first-ever sing-along of Disney’s classic, “Beauty and the Beast,” will allow you to watch the musical and sing out loud with the cast!

A brief history of Oscar, the Academy Awards statuette

At 13.5 inches tall, it’s the most recognizable statuette in the world.

  Renovations coming soon to vacant Vaughn Building for new hotel

Midland’s Downtown Development is stepping up to the plate by bringing a new hotel in the place of the vacant Vaughn building built in 1963.

Willie Nelson and Family come to Midland

Doors open at 7 p.m.

  Stripes reveals first of three 2019 Selena cup designs

Selena cups are back!

Vacation anyone? Golden Girls themed cruise sailing out of Florida in 2020

Fans will get the opportunity to participate in Golden Girls trivia, a Key West Golden Girls bar crawl, a Golden Girls costume contest and fancy dinner and much more.

Medical emergency sparks stampede at ‘Hamilton’ in San Francisco

Panicked audience members rushed out of the theater after mistaking an alarm during a scene for a shooting during the Hamilton show in San Fransisco.

Academy reverses plans, will air all awards live at Oscars

Academy reverses plans, will air all awards live at Oscars

  High-school students across West Texas gather for OC culinary skills competition

Odessa College Culinary Arts Department hosted the district high school culinary skills competition Friday morning.

  Nickelodeon reviving ’90s classics ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ and ‘All That’; ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ spinoffs also on the way

The network on Thursday announced a new slate of shows, some of which should bring back fond memories for millennials.

Michael Avenatti says he has new video evidence against R. Kelly

Attorney Michael Avenatti said Thursday he has given Chicago prosecutors new video evidence of R&B star R. Kelly having sex with an underage girl.

HIVE comics holds Valentine’s Day Book-Tasting

Get a taste of some new comics while you sip some wine