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Midland Police searching for woman missing

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - Savanna Victoria Gillum, of 2500 block of Hoya Drive in Midland, was reported missing after her family last contacted with her via text messages on Sunday, Jan. 6.


MPD investigating man chasing students as Alamo Jr. High

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - The Midland Police Department was called to a Alamo Jr. High student at approximately 8:30 A.M. Thursday morning in reference to juvenile being chased by an adult male.


Smith County Sheriff's Office, Texas Game Wardens searching for suspect in recent high-speed chases

SMITH COUNTY, Texas — The Smith County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Game Wardens are currently on the lookout for a Tyler man who is wanted for multiple criminal offenses.


Midland College holding student club fair

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - Midland College will be holding a club fair for students from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on January 23. The fair will be an opportunity to visit a multitude of existing clubs. Students will have the chance to find their place at school by discovering such various clubs and honor socie


Victims in Midland County fire identified

MIDLAND COUNTY, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) - The victims in a fire out of Midland County Tuesday have been identified. The County Fire Marshal's office say the man killed as been identified as, Daniel Calvillo, and the injured victim has been identified as Aaron Montanez.


A dark road in the middle of nowhere

Born on Nov. 4, 1946, in Midland, Texas, Laura Lane Welch was the apple of her parents’ eye. As an only child, how couldn’t she be? With devoted parents, her father in real estate and her mother his bookkeeper, she grew to love life and literature. As she progressed in school, she rewarded her adori


Oilpatch is seeing a resurgence in Texas

The majors are coming. The majors are coming. ExxonMobil “planted its flag as the most active driller” in 2018,” Blum wrote. This “supermajor” has plans to surpass 600,000 barrels a day in the Permian by 2025.


Man found guilty in 2015 Odessa murder

ODESSA -- An Odessa man has been found guilty of the murder of a man in 2015. According to the Ector County District Attorney's Office, Matthew Armindariz was on trial for the murder of Jimmy Porras.


2019 Matt Wells Texas spring tour underway

The 2019 Matt Wells Texas spring tour kicked off with a luncheon at the Midland Petroleum Club on Wednesday. The entire tour calls for 13 stops in 10 cities between now and mid-May in which new Texas Tech head coach Matt Wells will meet with Red Raider fans and alumni across the Lone Star State, int


Andrews VFD warns of phone scam

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - According to the Andrews Volunteer Fire Department, they received a number of phone calls from concerned citizens asking if we are soliciting donations. The AVFD does not solicit donations via the phone and warn that this is a scam.


Local Law Enforcement: Border Security

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - The Rio Grande divides Texas and Mexico, and according to the Texas Department of Public Safety, there is not enough manpower to protect that border. “You can get from the Mexican side to the U.S side within seconds and go undetected,” said Orlando Alanis, Texas Department of Pu


MCT presents ‘Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery’

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - Midland Community Theatre will be presenting “Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville, A Sherlock Holmes Mystery”. The show will start at 7:30 p.m. on January 18 and 19 at the Yucca Theatre. Tickets are only $10 and are general admission.


CONFIRMED: Bodies Found In Oklahoma Identified As Texas Friends

OKEMAH, Okla. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Two bodies found this week in shallow graves in rural Oklahoma have been positively identified as a missing woman and man from central Texas, an Oklahoma medical examiner confirmed.


OA: Odessa Pastor charged with touching 15-year-old girl inappropriately

ODESSA, TX (OAOA.com) -- An Odessa church pastor has been charged after it was reported he inappropriately touched multiple members of his congregation including a 15-year-old girl.


Abandoned home fires spark search for answers

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - Wednesday, October 17, firefighters responded to a fire at an abandoned home in the 3000 block of Michigan Avenue. It is one of many abandoned homes in the past few months that have caught fire around Central Midland.


HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING: Permian boys take third at District 2-6A meet

Permian's Drake Hernandez competes in the 100-yard butterfly during the District 2-6A swimming and diving championship Thursday at COM Aquatics in Midland. Odessa High's Alexia Lara competes in the 200-yard freestyle during the District 2-6A swimming and diving championship Thursday at COM Aquatics


McKinney couple arrested in southeast Texas in connection with indecency with a child investigation

McKINNEY, Texas — A McKinney couple was arrested in southeast Texas last week in connection with a McKinney investigation for indecency with a child, police announced earlier today.


Odessa police searching for suspect in road rage shooting

ODESSA -- The Odessa Police Department is looking for a suspect who shot at another driver in a fit of road rage on Wednesday night. According to OPD, their officers responded to the intersection of 35th and Bellaire just before 9 p.m. for a report of shots fired.


Restaurant Report: Two low performers in Odessa

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - Christmas week was not a good one for health inspectors in Odessa. There were no top performers for the week of December 24 through December 28. However, there were two low performers. Meanwhile, Midland had no reports for us to review for this particular week.


Tank battery catches fire in Midland County, one person possibly injured

MIDLAND COUNTY -- Authorities are responding to a tank battery fire in Midland County on Tuesday. The fire is located on FM 1788 south of I-20. Smoke from the fire can be seen in all directions.