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Rich Lopez


DFW Airport, TX, United States

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Past articles by Rich:

Concert promoter goes big with first Boomtown Bash

Music isn't second nature to Scott Hayley, but it did take a backseat to his work in the oilfields. Now he's determined to live his music dream through his own music or as the new promotions collective Texas Wild Music. That begins in Midland on Friday at the Horseshoe Pavilion. → Read More

Opening day crowds lift up Raising Cane’s

Despite the low temperatures and cold wind, a line of customers had waited since early morning for a taste of the popular fast-food chain. → Read More

Local venues to host fans for Super Bowl LIV

Football's big weekend is here. Instead of watching at home, hang out with other football fans at these local spots over cold drinks and food specials. Plus, there's nothing to clean up to do after the San Francisco 49ers take on the Kansas City Chiefs. → Read More

Flatland Cavalry’s frontman finds growth in band’s new chapter

For those familiar with Flatland Cavalry's story, it begins with frontman and songwriter Cleto Cordero's accidental songwriting. When he was 17 and a student at Lee High School, Cordero penned his first song without any particular inspiration. A decade later, he and his band are on the road with its second album, 2019's "Homeland Insecurity." → Read More

MFB’s ‘The Nutcracker’ among this weekend’s holiday events

With Christmas Day nearing, there are still a few holiday events this weekend to get in a joyous, cheerful spirit. Festivities range from one of Midland's biggest traditions to some facetime with Santa himself. The countdown to Christmas begins now. → Read More

Senior Life Midland’s RSVP celebrates 25 years at annual luncheon

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program has been connecting senior volunteers with opportunities at local organizations for 25 years. That milestone was celebrated at a volunteer recognition luncheon Thursday at the Petroleum Club. → Read More

Holiday Weekend: Spend time in the holiday spirit

With the Thanksgiving turkey and pumpkin pies all gone, it's time for the winter holidays, which get a big start this weekend in the Permian Basin with music, art and theater and even Frito Pie. These events have become favorites to celebrate the holidays. → Read More

Kent Cos. donates to local first responder agencies

Through an in-store campaign at all its affiliates, Kent Cos. raised $100,000 that was distributed among six departments in Midland and Ector counties. The fundraiser was a response to the Aug. 31 mass shooting incident that resulted in seven deaths and 25 people injured. → Read More

MARC breaks ground for new, modern facilities

MARC hosted a groundbreaking event on Tuesday to begin the organization's $7 million expansion and renovation to the campus and facilities. → Read More

Small Bites: A look inside the new Tall City Brewing Co.

Small Bites is back with your news on area restaurants and food trends. → Read More

Perrys, Eoffs to be recognized at Family of the Year fundraiser

This year will mark a big milestone for the nonprofit Samaritan Counseling Center. The annual Family of the Year event, which is Thursday, also will be a 25th anniversary celebration. → Read More

Ally Village announces addition of Cork and Pig Tavern

Cork & Pig Midland will be opening in the up-and-coming Ally Village development. → Read More

Fundraiser will celebrate Marfa Public Radio’s service to Midland

The Marfa Comes to Midland fundraiser celebrates the spirit of Marfa's art and culture but will serve as a reminder that the station's coverage extends to this area, as well. → Read More

Review: Playhouse’s ‘Godspell’ offers vibrant interpretation of the Gospel

Upon first sight, the set for “Godspell” at the Permian Playhouse is a delight with the rainbow of colorful graffiti and a four-door sedan anchored centerstage. The atmosphere is both gritty and bright for this musical retelling of the Book of Matthew. An equally gritty and colorful cast entered from all sides of the theater. The stage and cast suggested a downtrodden state where beauty can… → Read More

Midland man makes the team on ‘The Voice’

On Monday night’s episode of ‘The Voice,’ some viewers might have seen a familiar face on the screen. Midland singer and musician Matt New, 29, was among those to audition for season 17 of the show. After performing “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee from the film “Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse,” judges Kelly Clarkson, Gwen Stefani and John Legend swung their chairs with hopes of… → Read More

Local singer Matt New makes the team on 'The Voice'

Midland singer and musician Matt New secures a spot on Team Legend. → Read More

Scenes from the Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love

Music, art and outdoors came together at the 14th annual Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love held in Marfa over the weekend. → Read More

Future events have a fine home at the Bush Convention Center

After the speeches were done and the ribbon was cut, the Midland City Council toasted the opening of the Barbara and George H.W. and Bush Convention Center by popping champagne bottles. That was the signal to open the doors and let the crowd into the building. Immediately, the building made a grand impression. → Read More

Eclectic music rules at the 14th annual Trans-Pecos Festival

Thursday marks the opening of the Trans-Pecos Festival of Music + Love in Marfa on the campgrounds and community lodge of El Cosmico. → Read More

Small Bites: Marble Slab Creamery, The Patio among newest openings

Small Bites features news and trends in area restaurants and foods. → Read More