Ward County, TX

TxDOT issues traffic alerts for Thursday

The Texas Department of Transportation issued traffic alerts for Thursday, July, 14, 2022. >> MIDLAND COUNTY: Equipment issue has extended this closure. The outside westbound main lane of I-20 between West Loop 250 and FM 1788 will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday (7-14) as crews adjust barriers and prepare the westbound detour connection. Westbound detour scheduled to be put in place the night of Thursday, July 21. #BeSafeDriveSmart #EndTheStreakTX.

Ward County institutes firework ban

WARD COUNTY, Texas (KOSA) -Due to the ongoing drought, fireworks are prohibited in Ward County this year. The only ones allowed will be public displays that are approved and supervised by local fire departments (such as the Chamber’s show at the Million Barrel). Ward County has banned fireworks on...
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Fifth Ward native is donating thousands of children’s books to Uvalde

HOUSTON – A Fifth Ward native is driving to Uvalde with over a thousand children’s books in her RV. Her name is Sheletta Brundidge, a book author and mom of 3 kids with Autism, who will be delivering books to El Progreso Library’s Summer Reading Program. Half...
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Open Mic Night to benefit Ward County Library

MONAHANS, Texas — Hill Park in Monahans will be hosting an open mic night Friday evening. Authors, musicians, visual artists and poets will be performing from 6 to 8 p.m. Chief Luis Tijerina will be featured as a guest author. This is a family friendly event that will feature...

The Red Dirt Road Show Is Coming To Ward County Pavilion In Monahans!

Lonestar 92.3-The Basin's Country Concert Connection-welcomes the Red Dirt Road Show to the Ward County Pavilion in Monahans on Friday night, May 13th with Texas Country Sensation Stoney LaRue! Along with Cody Canada & The Departed and Tanner Usrey! Maverick International is bringing you a night of great live music here in the Basin that you won't want to miss! Come hear all your favorites like Oklahoma Breakdown, Look At Me Fly, and Down In Flames!!

Battery storage improves reliability of area’s renewable energy facilities

West Texas is an energy center, home not only to one of the world’s most prolific oil and natural gas basins but major wind and solar power installations. Now the region is becoming home to battery energy storage facilities. “It’s really where they can be the most beneficial,” Caitlin...
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1 killed, 2 injured in Ward Co. crash

WARD COUNTY, Texas — One person is dead and two others are recovering in the hospital after a three-vehicle crash in Ward County. According to DPS, Anatalio Gallegos, 70, of Monahans was driving his truck north on SH 18 when he navigated a curve at an unsafe speed and entered the southbound lanes.

Crash kills 1 from Monahans, injures 1 from Brownfield

A Brownfield man was involved with a crash that took the life of a Monahans man Sunday evening in Ward County, the Texas Department of Public Safety said. DPS said Anatalio Molina Gallegos, 70, of Monahans was driving a pickup truck “at an unsafe speed” around a curve along State Highway 18 near Grandfalls.
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Howl At The Moon

The Monahans Rotary Club has scheduled Howl At The Moon, an evening of live music and dancing, featuring Dueling Pianos from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Ward County Event Center, 1525 E. Monahans Parkway, Monahans. Doors open at 7 p.m. BYOB. Water, soft drinks, ice cups and...

Monahans woman dies in Ward County crash

WARD COUNTY, Texas (KOSA) - A 79-year old woman had died has died in a crash Monday morning. The crash happened 1 mile east of Monahans. Frankie Weaks was driving southbound on Ike Street when she ran a stop sign and crossed over the service road. She then went over the burrow ditch and vaulted over safety cable into the highway. That’s when her car was struck by a semi-truck and the semi-truck caught fire.
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Victim in fiery Ward Co crash identified

WARD COUNTY, Texas (Nexstar)- The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified the victim who died Monday in a fiery crash along Interstate 20 in Ward County. 79-year-old Frankie Allene Weaks, of Monahans, died at the scene.  Around 9:50 a.m. on February 14, DPS troopers responded to the two-vehicle crash on I-20 near mile marker […]

Traffic Alert: Crash in Ward County

WARD COUNTY, Texas (KOSA) - A DPS spokesperson has confirmed DPS was called to a crash at around 10:15 A.M on I-20 between Monahans and Pecos. The crash involved a semi-truck and another vehicle. DPS is still on the scene. There is still traffic in the area and drivers are...

Family seeking answers after the death of their son

PECOS, Texas (Nexstar) – On Decemeber 11th 2021, Texas DPS reported a fatal accident on I-20 in Ward County that took the life of 25 year old Shaiden Paul Abila. Now, Abila’s family is seeking answers for just exactly what happened to their son that night that lead to the tragic crash. Abila’s mother, Valerie […]