Community Roundup for Midland (Non-Recreation Program)

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

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

Inauguration on city boards, commissions

Eight seats are available (due to expiration or vacancies) on the City of Midland Board and Commission.

The city council began making appointments for the new fiscal year in September. Most of the terms will start on October 1. Terms typically vary from two to four years. A complete list of Boards/Commissions, along with the meeting schedule, is attached to the application form and can be accessed on the city’s website.

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

Following is the list of remaining Boards/Commissions which have open seats:

  • Midland – Odessa Urban Transit District Board – 1 seat,
  • Parks and Recreation Commission – 2 Posts,
  • 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 start at 11:45 a.m. and lunch will be $6. To make reservations, call, text or email Anita Patton at 349-6822 or [email protected]

Texas Size Garage Sale

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Senior Life Midland’s Texas Size Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 7-8 and 11-12 at 407 E. Scherbauer Drive.

A VIP shopping experience, where people can get a “sneak peek” of items. It will take place on September 20 from 5-8 pm. The cost is $50. Call 432-689-6693 for more information.

Scholarship for Writers Workshop

Students in West Texas high schools, colleges and the University of Texas Permian Basin, as well as four English teachers or qualified youth, will have “full-ride scholarships” at the annual Writers’ Workshop on October 8-9. at Midland College.

For a full list of events and participating writers and agents, visit:

MLK program for kids

The City of Midland Parks and Recreation will host new events for kids beginning October 3 at the MLK Center, 2300 Butternut Lane.

they include:

  • Monday: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. game nights for ages 6-14. We will have a variety of board games for kids to play.
  • Thursdays: Arts and Crafts for ages 6-14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.;
  • Wednesday: Story time for Tots at 11 a.m.

Each event will cost $1 to attend and can be paid for at the front desk upon arrival.

For more information, please contact La Salle M. Williams at [email protected]


Texas Size Garage Sale, October 7-8 and October 11-12, 407 E. Scherbauer Drive.

Writers’ Workshop, October 8-9, Midland College.

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

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

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33third Annual Tom Arnold Memorial Fish Fry, 5-8 p.m., October 15, American Legion Building, 501 Veterans Airpark Lane.

Midland Northside Lions Club K 19th Annual Roar with Laughter Hilarious Review fundraiser, October 15, 7:30 p.m., Hispanic Cultural Center.

The Alzheimer’s Association will end Alzheimer’s, 9 a.m., October 15, Simrex Pavilion, 5514 Champions Drive. Go to

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

Fall Festivals/Trunk or Treats/Country Fairs

Midland Police Department: Candy for Can’s Trunk or Treat, 6-8 p.m., October 21, Hogan Park – 1201 E. Wadley Avenue.

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

Midland Bible Church Country Fair, 4-7 PM, October 30, 5900 Whitman.

Election 2022

Debate / Forum set:

  • Reporter-Telegram MISD Debates, October 18 (District 3, 7 pm, District 5, 7:45 pm; District 6, 8:30 pm); In the Carrasco Room at Midland College.
  • Reporter-Telegram City of Midland Debates. October 20 (District 4, 7 p.m.; Mayor, 7:50 p.m.); In the Carrasco Room at Midland College.
  • League of Women Voters – MISD on October 6th, 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 October 11, 13 and 17. The debate will be broadcast – MISD School Board from 7-8:30 pm on October 11, Mayor’s Forum October 13 from 7-8 pm and Midland City Council October 7 – 17 at 8 pm.
  • Forums will take place on October 17 and 19 at the Midland Republican National Hispanic Assembly. MISD candidates will visit Springhill Suites, 5716 Deauville Blvd. from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Midland City Council Forum will take place on 19 October from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mayor) and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (District 4).
  • The Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club of Midland on October 22 at the MLK Junior Community Center. Forums will include judges, school board and city council candidates at 10 a.m. and mayor candidates at 1 p.m.
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