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Past articles by Ben:

Midland County leaders discuss $26M justice of the peace complex

On Monday, the Midland County Commissioners’ Court discussed the proposed facility,... → Read More

Midlanders come out for Commissioners' Court hearing about library

Midland County Commissioners' Court holds forum to hear about content that can be found in the young adult sections of the Midland County Public Lbrary → Read More

‘Moving back home’ ... 2012 MHS graduate achieves small business dream

Hancock Group President Savannah Alvarado states Midland allows for opportunities to... → Read More

Sparks files bills aimed at reforming local debt measures

State Sen. Kevin Sparks (R-Midland) announced a bill package aimed at reforming the ways local governments use their taxing authority. → Read More

Midland College's Pre-K Academy to prepare children for Midland ISD

Midland College Pre-K Academy and Center for Teaching Excellence to prepare children,... → Read More

Midland County: No policy in place to ban donated books

The discussion regarding Midland County Public Library books containing controversial subject matter continued at the Midland County Commissioners’ Court → Read More

Ector County leader wants to work with Midland on new juvenile jail

KWEL interview: Ector County Judge Dustin Fawcett discussed working with Midland County to build a new $90 million regional juvenile detention facility. → Read More

Midland Christian adds video gaming

Midland Christian School has coordinated a pilot season this spring for competitive video gaming or esports. → Read More

Biz Buzz: Mayberry brothers celebrate life at new funeral home

The Mayberry Funeral Home in Midland held a ribbon cutting ceremony this week for the location at 406 E. Illinois Ave. → Read More

Midland County library director comments on banned book concerns

Midland County Commissioner Dianne Anderson said she would provide the library with a list of books that contain subjects like critical race theory and gender → Read More

Half-acre pit master takes first in San Antonio, ready for Houston cookoff

Midlander Aaron Lesley won first place for his brisket at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Barbecue Cookoff, a competition of nearly 300 teams. → Read More

Midland County leaders want to check donated books for banned titles

County commissioners discussed Midland County Public Library books containing subjects... → Read More

New opportunities make Midland more attractive to younger residents

Three Midlanders who graduated from Midland high schools talk about coming home after... → Read More

Susie's South Forty offers Midland option for Valentine's Day gift

Susie Hitchcock-Hall, founder and owner of Susie’s South Forty Confections, says her treats’ freshness and quality set them apart from the treats inside grocery → Read More

Community feel, ease of life make Midland home for younger Midlanders

Younger Midlanders return after going away to college because of factors not found in... → Read More

Biz Buzz: Tall City Meat Market offers prime cuts in central Midland

Tall City Meat Market owner leaves oilfield to open business in central Midland. → Read More

Gov. Abbott touts Odessa College workforce training program

Gov. Greg Abbott toured and held a press conference Thursday at an Odessa College welding lab, where he discussed the future of Texas’ workforce. → Read More

Forum: Next president should carry on Midland College's legacy

A Midland College presidential profile meeting on Wednesday was not as much about what a... → Read More

August Pfluger , Texas GOP delegation call for assistance at border

The Texas Republicans wrote that the state of the southern border is due to the Biden administration’s failed policies. → Read More

County leaders approve stop signs, speed limit changes

The Midland County Commissioners’ Court approved the addition of stop signs and a speed... → Read More