Community Roundup for Midland (non-entertainment events)

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

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

Openings on the municipal councils, the commissions

There are eight seats available (due to term expirations or vacancies) on Midland City Councils and Commissions.

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

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

Here is a list of the remaining councils/commissions that have vacancies:

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

Midland Retired School Staff Association

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

The meeting will start at 11:45 a.m. and lunch will cost $6. For reservations, call, text or email Anita Patton at 349-6822 or [email protected]

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 “preview” items. This will take place on September 20 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The cost is $50. Call 432-689-6693 for more information.

Writers Workshop Scholarships

There will be “full scholarships” for high school and college students from West Texas and the Permian Basin at the University of Texas, as well as four English teachers or deserving young people at the annual writers on October 8 and 9. at Midland College.

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

MLK programs for kids

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

They understand:

  • Monday: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Games evenings for 6 to 14 year olds. We will have a variety of board games for children.
  • Thursday: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Arts and crafts for ages 6 to 14
  • Wednesday: 11 a.m. Story time for toddlers.

Each program will cost $1 to participate and can be paid for at reception upon arrival.

Please contact La Salle M. Williams at [email protected] for more information.


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

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

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

City of Midland Health Department in conjunction with Familia Dental: Fall Festival and 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 19e annual fundraiser Roar with Laughter hilarity revue, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Hispanic Cultural Center.

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

West Texas Women’s Symposium, October 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

Scheduled debates/forums:

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

Any additions to the community summary should be sent to [email protected]

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