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  • Today, October 13, 2019
  • Texas Commission On The Arts And Texas Cultural trust now accepting applications for 2020 class of Texas young masters

    AUSTIN Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) and Texas Cultural Trust are now accepting applications for the 2020 class of Texas Young Masters, a joint initiative that provides exemplary Texas-based arts students in grades 8-11 with the financial help needed to pursue advanced study in the areas of visual arts, literary arts, music, theatre, dance, musical theater, folk arts, and media arts.

  • Old Sorehead Trade Days

    Old Sorehead Trade Days has been scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12 and from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 Downtown Stanton. Visit https://www.stantontex.com.

  • Texas Size Garage Sale

    Senior Life Midland has scheduled the 30th annual Texas Size Garage Sale benefiting Midland Meals On Wheels Oct. 11-13 at 407 E, Scharbauer Drive, Midland.

  • Frankenstein

    The Midland Community Theatre, 2000 W. Wadley Ave, Midland, will present the Pickwick Players Frankenstein Oct. 4-6 and Oct. 11-13. Shows are scheduled from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 4-5, 11-12 and from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and Oct. 13. Tickets, visit www.mctmidland.org.

  • Pickwick Players Frankenstein

    The Midland Community Theatre, 2000 W. Wadley Ave, Midland, will present the Pickwick Players Frankenstein Oct. 11-13. Shows are scheduled from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 11-12 and from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Tickets, visit www.mctmidland.org.

  • Mamma Mia

    The Midland High School SIP and MCH Theater will present Mamma Mia! Oct. 10-13 at MHS. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10-12 and at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 12-13. Tickets at tinyurl.com/y26zzpyv.

  • Best Christmas Pageant Auditions

    Permian Playhouse, 310 W. 42nd St., has scheduled the Best Christmas Pageant Auditions at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13-14. Four adults males, six adult females, eight boys, nine girls and 3-4 smaller children. Call 362-2329 or visit permianplayhouse.com or tinyurl.com/y5n2z29a.

  • Monday, October 14, 2019
  • Texas Commission On The Arts And Texas Cultural trust now accepting applications for 2020 class of Texas young masters

    AUSTIN Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) and Texas Cultural Trust are now accepting applications for the 2020 class of Texas Young Masters, a joint initiative that provides exemplary Texas-based arts students in grades 8-11 with the financial help needed to pursue advanced study in the areas of visual arts, literary arts, music, theatre, dance, musical theater, folk arts, and media arts.

  • Building Bots Robotics & Engineering Funlab

    The Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, 1500 I-20, Midland, has scheduled Building Bots Robotics & Engineering Funlab for the fall line up for students in grades K-6. Registration opens to Petroleum Museum Members on Aug. 1 and to non-members on Aug. 5. Kindergarten to second grade: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, and Nov. 5. Third grade to sixth grade: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, and Nov. 19. There will be different themes for each session. The STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) educational programming will use equipment such as LEGO Robotics (WeDo 2.0 and Mindstorm EV3s), Ozobots, Osmos, Spheros, and NEW KUBO to help get kids get excited about learning. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $25 per session for Petroleum Museum members and $30 per session for non-members. Call 683-4403 or email education@petroleummuseum.org. To register, visit tinyurl.com/y4hbhvva. For discounts, visit tinyurl.com/y6fvahuc.

  • Men's fellowship

    A men's fellowship has been scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 907 S. Dixie Blvd.

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Once again, I am saddened and shocked by the sentencing passed down to the low life people in Odessa that get caught red handed.

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Sandy Milner’s writing is astonishing.

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GOOD NEWS: Certification

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Medical Center Health System’s Cardiovascular/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program achieved its certification from the American Ass…

GOOD NEWS: MCH receives performance achievement award

GOOD NEWS: MCH receives performance achievement award

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Medical Center Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR (National Cardiovascular Data Registry) Chest Pa…