Community Roundup for Midland (non-entertainment events)

The Midland County Elections Office is looking for bilingual workers to help with early voting.

Those interested and able to speak English and Spanish can give the Elections Office a call at 432-688-4890.


Openings on city boards, commissions

There are eightseats available (due to term expirations or vacancies) on City of Midland boards and commissions.

The City Council began making appointments in September for the new fiscal year. The majority of terms will begin on Oct. 1. Terms generally vary from two to four years. A complete list of boards/commissions, along with meeting schedules, is attached to the application form and can be found on the city’s website.

Applications are available at the City Secretary’s Office, Room 330, City Hall, 685-7441. The application can also be downloaded from the City website at (select Government, and then click on Boards and Commissions). The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Following is a list of the remaining boards/commissions which have open seats:

  • Midland – Odessa Urban Transit District Board – 1 seat,
  • Parks and Recreation Commission – 2 seats,
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment and Airport Zoning Board of Adjustment – 1 seat, and 4 alternate seats.


Midland Association of Retired School Personnel

The Midland Association of Retired School Personnel will host its next meeting on Thursday at First Baptist Church, 2104 W. Louisiana Ave.  

The meeting will begin at 11:45 a.m., and lunch will be $6.  For reservations call, text, or email Anita Patton at 349-6822 or apatton123@sbcglobal. 


Texas Size Garage Sale

Senior Life Midland will have its Texas Size Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7-8 and 11-12 at 407 E. Scharbauer Drive.

There is a VIP Shopping experience, where people can get a “sneak peek” of the items. That will take place Sept. 20 from 5-8 p.m. The cost is $50. Call 432-689-6693 for more information.


Scholarships for Writers Workshop

There will be “full-ride scholarships” to students in West Texas high schools, colleges and the University of Texas Permian Basin, as well as to as to four teachers of English or deserving youth to the annual Writers Workshop on Oct. 8-9 at Midland College.

For a full list of events and participating authors and agents, see:


MLK programs for kids

The City of Midland Parks and Recreation will be hosting new programs for kids at the MLK Center, 2300 Butternut Lane, starting Oct. 3.

They include:

  • Monday: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Game Nights for ages 6-14 years of age. We will have a variety of board games for the kids to play.
  • Thursday: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Arts and Crafts for ages 6-14 years of age
  • Wednesday: 11 a.m. Story Time for Tots.

Each program will be $1 to participate and can be paid at the front desk upon arrival.

Please contact La Salle M. Williams at for more information.



Texas Size Garage Sale, Oct. 7-8 and Oct. 11-12, 407 E. Scharbauer Drive.

Writers Workshop, Oct. 8-9, Midland College.

Pink in the Park, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 15, Centennial Park

City of Midland Health Department in conjunction with Familia Dental: Fall Festival & Resource Fair, 1-4 p.m., Oct. 15, Dennis the Menace Park, 2201 W. Indiana Ave. 

33rd annual Tom Arnold Memorial Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., Oct. 15, American Legion Building, 501 Veterans Airpark Lane.

Midland Northside Lions Club’s 19th annual Roar with Laughter hilarity revue fundraiser, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Hispanic Cultural Center.

Alzheimer’s Association to end Alzheimer’s, 9 a.m., Oct. 15, Cimarex Pavilion, 5514 Champions Drive. Visit

West Texas Women’s Symposium, Oct. 19-20, Bush Convention Center.

Fall Festivals/Trunk or Treats/Country Fairs

Midland Police Department: Candy for Cans Trunk or Treat, 6-8 p.m., Oct. 21, Hogan Park – 1201 E. Wadley Ave.

Midland Fire Department: Trunk or Treat, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 22, Central Fire Station –  1500 W. Wall St.

Midland Bible Church Country Fair, 4-7 p.m., Oct. 30, 5900 Whitman.


Election 2022

Debates/forums scheduled:

  • Reporter-Telegram MISD debates, Oct. 18 (District 3, 7 p.m., District 5, 7:45 p.m.; District 6, 8:30 p.m.); at Carrasco Room at Midland College.
  • Reporter-Telegram City of Midland debates. Oct. 20 (District 4, 7 p.m.; mayoral, 7:50 p.m.); at Carrasco Room at Midland College.
  • League of Women Voters on Oct. 6 – MISD, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and City of Midland 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. inside the Carrasco Room.
  • Basin PBS on Oct. 11, 13 and 17. The debates will be televised – MISD school board from 7-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 11, mayoral forum from 7-8 p.m. on Oct. 13 and Midland City Council from 7-8 p.m. on Oct. 17.
  • The Midland Republican National Hispanic Assembly will have forums on Oct. 17 and 19. The MISD candidates will go from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the SpringHill Suites, 5716 Deauville Blvd. The Midland City Council forums will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (mayor) on Oct. 19 and from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (District 4).
  • The Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club of Midland on Oct. 22 at the MLK Jr. Community Center. The forums will include judges, school board and city council candidates at 10 a.m. and mayoral candidates at 1 p.m.


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