New gateway monument to welcome Midland visitors

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - Those of you travelling into Midland on Highway 349, you will have something good to look at from now on.

Keep Midland Beautiful, the Texas Department of Transportation and the City of Midland have dedicated a new gateway monument to welcome visitors into the city.

The Hardscape project was funded by award money from the governor's community achievement awards and given to communities that have the best grassroots environmental projects.

"This is special for Keep Midland Beautiful, because this is the product of two years' worth of award money that we have gotten from Keep Texas Beautiful and TXDOT. With the help of our community, we've done a lot of great things in the areas of litter prevention, recycling and beautification," said Amanda Byrom, Executive Director of Keep Midland Beautiful.

Keep Midland Beautiful worked with the Texas Department of Transportation, Mayor Morales and others to accomplish this monument.

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