An inmate crew is helping the City of Midland catch up on its backlog of heavy trash pickup orders. The program has become a benefit for the city and a few hours outside the jail walls for the inmates.
You might have noticed some visitors up and down your neighborhood streets in Odessa.
Despite a decline in oil prices, Polyflow, a Pennsylvania based company that engineers, manufactures and sales pipelines recently opened the first pipeline manufacturing facility in Midland.
Summer 2015 will be an exciting time for the Midland County Public Library and the Museum of the Southwest as they come together to host an internationally-traveling exhibition, Permian Monsters: Life before the Dinosaurs.
A home in the 2500 block of Gulf St. caught fire Monday evening around 6:00 pm.
As temperatures fall into the 20's overnight, people rush to prepare for the arctic blast.
Odessa Police called out to a suspicious death investigation.
MIDLAND, TX (Local Big 2 News) - "Pencils and a spoon and a backpack," said four-year-old Kara Fithian.
Frigid air is predicted for the Permian Basin and the American Red Cross has steps people can take to stay safe during this hazardous weather.
A Midland mother claims her son was slapped by his teacher Monday, at Ben Milam Elementary School.
A man faces a felony charge after a fight leaves another man bloodied, according to police
Odessa police say one woman used her car as a deadly weapon against an officer on Saturday.
The City of Midland Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting entries for the 2014 Christmas parade.
A number of companies are offering freebies to veterans on Veterans Day.
Representative Tom Craddick filed a bill that he hopes will ban texting and driving in Texas.
MIDLAND, TX (Local Big 2 News) - "Any night that the temperature falls below 32 degrees, we'll be going out," said Evan Rogers, president of Church Under the Bridge Midland.
For many veterans, the biggest challenges they face come when they return home from overseas.
Midland Park Mall, a Simon shopping center, is announcing enhanced holiday season opening hours to accommodate the needs of busy holiday shoppers.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the Presidio port of entry assisted in the delivery of a healthy baby boy Saturday evening. The mother of the child, a resident of Presidio, was in labor when she arrived from Mexico and presented herself for inspection at the port.
A Midland woman faces forgery charges after police say she stole checks and other items by using a business she owns.
Police say a man was found with "multiple" gunshot wounds in Midland early Monday morning.
Ector County Commissioners consider updating the social media policy for employees in the county.
MIDLAND, TX (Local Big 2 News) - It is said an education can bring you a better future, but Permian Basin school districts like Midland ISD see some students slipping away.
Miss Cayce's Christmas Store held a Breakfast with Santa Sunday where kids of all ages got to take pictures with Santa while also enjoying some chocolate milk and cookies.
Local students used their skills and their time to help stroke survivors this weekend in Odessa.
The city of Midland opened six new playgrounds at city parks this weekend while also taking the time to plant 30 new trees in one of the parks.
The MOMS Club of Midland held their second annual touch a truck event this weakened to benefit the Genesis Center.
MIDLAND, TX (Local Big 2 News) - Garrett Whitehill is a just a kid, but at 11-years-old, he has a huge heart.
Due to the damage of a recent crash, the Texas Department of Transportation is restricting the Lamesa Road overpass at Interstate 20 to one lane operation.
A crash has damaged a control cabinet for the traffic signals at Front Street and Fairgrounds Road.
Name a child who wouldn't love to climb aboard a fire truck, big rig or bulldozer?
The holiday season is in full swing, with a total of 19 days until Thanksgiving.
One woman says her space heater sparked a fire when it wasn't even turned on.
A man reports being shot by his neighbor, according to police
Timothy Burton, Chief of Police, OPD said, "The officer's power and authority follows him or her wherever they go. It's always present, they're always able to act in that capacity anytime they are lawfully required to do so."
The college on Thursday recognized individuals and groups for their impact on the community.
ODESSA, TX (Local Big 2 News) - "I will never walk on one again. Never. Unless there's a crossing guard there, never," said Bailea MacMurdo.
Both Odessa and Midland release their sales tax revenue for November 2014.
The Tall City brings home the gold.
The Coalition hopes to bring light to the issue.
With republicans controlling both houses of Congress, it is likely that they will begin to consider energy issues including the Keystone XL pipeline, exporting crude and hydraulic fracturing.
Odessa Mayor David Turner hosted a State of the City Address luncheon, informing residents of upcoming plans the city has in store.
Investigators believe they have found Mary Broughton's body. She's believed to have been missing since her daughter was arrested for fraud.
With the passing of Proposition 1, we wanted to know what drivers in the Basin want to see improved on our roadways.
A car leaves the road, flips and ejects the driver, according to the Department of Public Safety.
SEMINOLE, TX (Local Big 2 News) - History made in Seminole.
The Midland City Council is currently working on a stricter billboard ordinance. But despite having more rules, some in the council are opposed to having the billboards in the city.
An increase in population across the Permian Basin has brought an increase in the number of serious accidents.
Ector county sheriff's deputies arrest a man after finding multiple stolen items in the back of a pickup truck on Monday.
Police found the body of Darren Zitterkopf in an apartment in Big Spring.