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Look at all the cool things happening in YOUR community!
  1. The Midland Fire Dept. is celebrating fire prevention week with a kids poster contest! Plus…they can win cash. This is your last weekend to work on posters because they have to be submitted to the Central Fire station by October 2nd at 5pm. Visit for more info.
  1. Clint Black is performing this Saturday at the Wagner Noel! 8pm-10pm. You can check out their website to get your tickets now.
  1.  Keep your kids and community safe! PDAP is hosting a “Medication Take Back” this weekend. You don’t even have to get out of your car. Just roll up with all your old medications in their original containers to 1208 W Wall Street in Midland this Saturaday from 10a-2pm. You could save a life!
  1. Also happening in Odessa THIS Saturday, September 26, 2015, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Ellen Noel Art Museum: Free community Art Day with activities for all ages, followed by a gallery talk with artist Judy Youngblood.
  1. How does this sound…Buffalo Battle Mud Run!? Individuals, or teams, can compete while crawling, climbing and jumping in the mud. Entry fees for individuals are $55 in advance or $60 on race day. Event Contact Phone: 432.368.3548. Saturday, September 26, 2015, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Mountain Bike Park near Highway 191 and Billy Hext Road.
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Your guide to having the best weekend ever!
  1. The UV Splash by Color Dash 5k benefits the United Way of Odessa and happens this Saturday at 7pm at UTPB. There’s going to be dance competitions, hula-hoop contest and a TON of giveaways. Race starts at 8:30pm/color explosion at 9:30pm. Get tickets at
  1. Tomorrow is the Rockhounds Fall concert at Security Bank Ballpark! Jerrod Nieman and Chris Janson performing. If you want tickets, you can pick them up at I’ll be at the show with a bunch of the Kicks crew so come say hi if you plan on going!
  1. Midland Park Mall is hosting a free outdoor movie night on Saturday. Donations will be accepted for Coats For Kids to help ensure that no child within the community is left in the cold. Starts at 730pm in the parking lot at Midland Park Mall.
  1. Don’t forget the Permian Basin Fair and expo goes on through Saturday so if you haven’t had a chance to check that out yes, this is your last chance!
  1. The 2015 Wellness Tour, Midland’s first annual city-wide health and wellness event happens on Saturday. This all-day health and wellness event will kick off at 8:30 a.m. at Centennial Plaza. Health and wellness activities will be taking place throughout the day at various indoor and outdoor locations around downtown Midland and across the city. For more information please visit:
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People : Chris JansonJerrod Nieman



It's fair season around West Texas & I'd like to challenge a cotton candy vendor to do this...

I worked at a place with a cotton candy machine when I was younger... all I managed to do was get cotton candy EVERYWHERE.
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I saw a post on facebook today about "Goodwill Dating"... the jist of it is, couples challenge each other to wear an outfit from Goodwill out on a date.  According to the post :  Official rules: each person picks out their significant others (or BFF's) surprise outfit at Goodwill, $10 budget, outfit has to be gender appropriate. When on the date you can't tell people it's a joke. When you upload your picture you have to challenge two more couples. Good luck! UPDATE: Never thought this would catch on like it has, please hashtag ‪#‎goodwilldate‬ on fb/instagram so we can see what everyone comes up with!
Actually, I think it's an interesting concept. 

For more about Goodwill in West Texas, click HERE

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Since we just launched our CMA Song of the Day Contest, and giving somebody a chance to go see the CMA's when they air in Nashville on November 4th... I thought I would post the full list of CMA Nominees so you can get exicted to see them all at the show


The 2015 CMA Awards Nominees:

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Eric Church
Miranda Lambert

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack
Kelsea Ballerini

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Chris Stapleton

Album of the Year
Jason Aldean, Old Boots, New Dirt
Kacey Musgraves, Pageant Material
Little Big Town, Pain Killer
Kenny Chesney, The Big Revival
Chris Stapleton, Traveller

New Artist of the Year
Sam Hunt
Maddie & Tae
Chris Stapleton
Kelsea Ballerini
Thomas Rhett

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)
“American Kids,” Kenny Chesney (Written by Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally)
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town (Written by Lori McKenna, Hillary Lindsey, Liz Rose)
“Like a Cowboy,” Randy Houser (Written by Randy Houser, Brice Long)
“Like a Wrecking Ball,” Eric Church (Written by Eric Church, Casey Beathard)
“Take Your Time,” Sam Hunt (Written by Sam Hunt, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally)

Single of the Year
“American Kids,” Kenny Chesney
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town
“I Don’t Dance,” Lee Brice
“Take Your Time,” Sam Hunt
“Talladega,” Eric Church

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
Thompson Square

Musical Event of the Year
“Django and Jimmie,” Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
“Lonely Tonight,” Blake Shelton (Feat. Ashley Monroe)
“Raise ‘Em Up,” Keith Urban (Feat. Eric Church)
“Smokin’ and Drinkin’,” Miranda Lambert (Feat. Little Big Town)
“Wild Child,” Kenny Chesney (Feat. Grace Potter)

Music Video of the Year
“Biscuits,” Kacey Musgraves
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town
“Girl in a Country Song,” Maddie & Tae
“Little Red Wagon,” Miranda Lambert
“Something in the Water,” Carrie Underwood

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush
Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Mac McAnally

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Here's your guide to this weekend in Midland Odessa!
  1. Cory Morrow is performing live on Saturday with JB and The Moonshine Band at KD’s BBQ—it’s 21 and over, but if you’d like to be there for free keep listening because we have more chances all day!
  1. Tomorrow the 2nd annual West Texas Family Christian Festival is taking place! It’s at Grande Stadium and it’s free! A play area is going to be available for kids. It kicks off at 11am and goes all the way until 11pm.
  1. Odessa High plays Coronado tonight at 7:30pm at Ratliff stadium. And super convenient if you can’t make it there but wanna keep up with all the action…just download the Kicks app! Stream the game live from anywhere. Just search KHKX in your app store.
  1. Michael’s Craft Store in Odessa and Midland is hosting a craft day for the kids tomorrow 10am-noon! Only $2 per child! So it you think about it, it’s $1 and hour for your kid to have a little bit of fun! Tomorrow’s craft is a football windsock! Visit for more info.
  1. Basin Burger House, 607 N. Colorado St., Midland, has scheduled Karsie Blanton to perform live on the patio from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 5 as part of the Rock The House concert series.
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I'm with a bunch of other Texans in thinking that September should become a state holiday in Texas.  I'd spend my holiday wearing camo, sitting in the brush, waiting on the birds to fly!  Of course, September 1 is the opening day of dove season in Texas.  Pat Green even wrote a song about it:

If you'd like to know more about dove hunting, and hunting seasons in general, visit

And here's a link to a great Texas Monthly article from 2009 How to Dove Hunt
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