Midland, TX

NM women arrested in Odessa drug bust

ODESSA, Texas (KMID/KPEJ)- Two women from New Mexico were arrested late last week after they were caught bringing drugs to Odessa. Amber Vargas and Crystal Arguello, both of Raton NM, have been charged with two counts of manufacturing or delivery of a controlled substance and one count of marijuana possession. According to an affidavit, on […]
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Odessa man charged with DWI following traffic stop

ODESSA, Texas (KMID/KPEJ)- An Odessa man was arrested last weekend after police said he was drunk behind the wheel. Dustin Lowe, 30, has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated.  According to an affidavit, around 2:00 a.m. on August 7, an officer with the Odessa Police Department was patrolling in the area of Oakwood and John […]

MPD investigating Best Buy theft

MIDLAND, Texas (KMID/KPEJ)- The Midland Police Department is asking for help from the community to identify two people accused of theft.  According to a Facebook post, on July 26, the man and woman pictured below visited the smart home section at Best Buy where the woman reportedly placed two doorbell cameras and a dash camera […]

Midland businessman sentenced to 2 years in prison; $12M in restitution

MIDLAND, Texas (KOSA) -– Yesterday, a Midland man was sentenced to two years in prison for failure to pay over employment taxes. According to court documents, Thomas Valdez Rodriguez, 45, was the owner of both Tom-E-Lee Trucking and Tom-E-Lee Industries. From 2012 through 2018, Rodriguez failed to pay employment taxes withheld from the employees of his trucking company.

Catfish & Company closes its doors after 30 years

ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) - A staple in the Odessa restaurant community closed its doors for good last Sunday after three decades in business. “Our slogan was ‘Our company loves your company,’ and we always tried to mean that,” said owner Megan Clark-Sanchez. The restaurant closed at the...

Cosmetology school in Odessa offering free back-to-school haircuts

ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) -A cosmetology school in Odessa is offering free back-to-school haircuts for the month of August. The service is being offered by Amenti Beauty Academy on East University. They are doing free haircuts for kids aged between 5 to 12 years old. The owner of the academy tells...

Local businesses to give away 5 vinyl records from upcoming artists

MIDLAND, Texas (KMID/KPEJ) – The Wagner Noël and Endless Horizon are teaming up to give away 5 vinyl records this Friday in honor of National Vinyl Record Day. Participants will have the opportunity to receive a record from upcoming WNPAC artists set to perform this year. Here’s how you can win a one-of-a-kind record: The records […]

Whataburger hosts Back to School Milk & Cookies Event

MIDLAND, Texas (KOSA) - The Whataburger team went to the Boys and Girls Club of Midland Tuesday. They teamed up with the Midland Rockhounds and Rocky for the Scoring in Schools program. Over 300 bags of Whataburger supplies and goodies were given out as part of the Whataburger Feeding Student...

Loss, Addiction and Triumph: The story behind the popular Mi Cocinita food truck

ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) - When you go to Mi Cocinita, you’ll see a bright red food truck, a couple of kids and owner Yvette Hernandez’s late brother in the window. “I was in the streets, I was doing drugs. I was in the streets, I was selling drugs. I was doing a lot of things I wasn’t supposed to. My brother was really big on ‘get your stuff together for my nieces and nephews. Get your life together. They need a good mom.’ Their dad was never there. So my brother was my brother, my supporter, my dad, my kids’ dad... He was everything to us.”

Whataburger celebrates 72 years with Boys and Girls Club

MIDLAND, Texas — Whataburger celebrated its 72nd anniversary Tuesday with the Boys and Girls Club of the Permian Basin. The burger restaurant recently launched its first ever Whataburger Feeding Student Success Back-to-School program. It will be celebrating in 19 cities, including Midland. Students with the Boys and Girls Clubs...

Tasty! Is This The Most Unique Flavor Of Ice Cream In Texas?

There are so many different types of flavors of Ice Cream these days. But, this flavor is so unique that it might be the craziest and most unique in Texas! In February of this year, The TV show The TEXAS BUCKET LIST featured Midland Texas' own Fountainville Creamery & Soda Fountain. And, it featured what is probably the most WEST TEXAS flavored Ice Cream and most unique in Texas!

Odessa Animal Shelter - Animal Shot Clinic

The date has been set for our next animal shot clinic. Please mark your calendar for Sept. 24th from 10 am - 1 pm. It will take place at the Odessa Animal Shelter and be a drive-through clinic ONLY. Vaccinations are critical in keeping your furry friends healthy!

All New Seize The Deal Drops This Friday

Each week we bring you a new local restaurant that you can enjoy for half off. In the previous weeks, we have brought you Dickey's BBQ, Palio's Pizza, and this week we are excited to bring you.....Hook and Reel. Hook and Reel has two great locations one in Midland and...