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New Facebook Page About Midland Gaining Popularity


By Geena Martinez
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - There's a new Facebook page that's gaining a lot of attention for Midland but the reason might surprise you. The page playfully pokes fun at the Tall City and other cities around it.

It was created for some comic relief but many said the page is pretty accurate.

A new Facebook page called, "Midland Texas Memes and Jokes" has exploded since it was created over the weekend.

In just a few days, it's gained more than 7,000 likes.

The page takes a jab at issues like accidents, housing and customer service in the Tall City and surrounding areas.

But is it funny or offensive? It depends on who you ask.

"Yea I could relate to all of them," Michael Johnson said.

"They're kinda funny but it's kinda true with the industry," Glenda Flores said.

"Probably most people think it is funny but I'm sure some of the people who those things have happened to them, they don't think its too comical," Daniel Mitchell said.

One post shows a Midland landmark with a very different message.

It says, "Welcome to Midland! Hometown of weekly fatal accidents and horrible drivers."

"That's kinda scary but it is true," Mitchell said. "I don't know if it's the roads can't handle the people out here or if the people don't know how to drive."

"It's a reality lately. We've seen a lot of fatal accidents," Johnson said.

Another post pokes fun at the high cost of housing.

"Well it's true," Johnson said. "People that come here need to be aware that they're gonna pay a high price for rent."

And last but not least, the need for workers outside of the oil industry.

People NewsWest 9 spoke with said the jokes are spot on.

"It's hard to get service and the people at the places giving service don't really care if they're doing a good job or not with the customers," Mitchell said.

NewsWest 9 contacted the page's creator. They wanted to remain anonymous but in a message they said Midland is seeing some unique problems because of the boom and "everyone is frustrated."

They said they're not trying to offend anyone but they feel we have two choices: "To get upset or laugh at how ridiculous it is." They say, "laughter is always a better choice."

"It just depends on what kind of humor you have," Flores said. "It's food for thought though."