About one in three people in Midland County have difficulty reading, according to research by Midland Need to Read, a nonprofit organization working to address literacy needs in the county.
Police have made an arrest in connection to a stabbing that occurred early this morning at Woodview Apartments.
West Texas recognize the familiar tale of a drought followed by water restrictions but seldom do they see the story put to music.
The rain showers from this weekend will push out of the region, with warm, dry, and mostly sunny weather to start the work week.
Another Friday night of high school football now in the books! With the forecasted storms, and rain today, some teams practiced a little differently this week.
ODESSA, TX (Local Big 2 News) - Jose Jimenez and his wife have lived at their home for 40 years.
A cold front moving into West Texas overnight will bring a 6 in 10 chance for rain, and cool temperatures this weekend with high's only reaching the upper 70's to low 80's.
Police say Erick Carbajal, 23 , planned to push drugs through a local jail.
Two bus routes will be affected Friday afternoon, according to the district.
"They're going to hit, and we're going to be ready," said Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter.
Odessa police say they're working to shut down I-20 W after a possible deadly accident Thursday night.
BIG SPRING, TX (Local Big 2 News) - The West Texas VA Healthcare System works to address a number of issues.
Medical Center Hospital adds a pharmacy to its campus.
Bob the Builder stopped by our local Big 2 News Studios Thursday to say hello!
Two people were indicted by a federal grand jury for a bank fraud scheme in Odessa.
Moisture from the remnants of Dolly and from Hurricane Norbert will bring an increasing chance for showers and storms on Friday afternoon into the weekend.
Odessa, TX (Local Big 2 News) - "Have a plan, have thought it out while you still have your whole brain to use," said Thomas Stanger, with the Counseling Center at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
Moisture from the remnants of tropical storm Dolly and Hurricane Norbert in the Eastern Pacific will bring increasing rain chances to West Texas this weekend.
Big Spring Police, Howard County Sheriff's and SWAT picked up several people while executing a search warrant early Wednesday morning at 713 Lorilla.
A local elementary school was placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon as Odessa police chased a suspect nearby.
Odessa Police are asking for the public's help to find a thief.
Meals on Wheels in Midland says back to school means they're losing many volunteers, and they're looking to replenish their ranks.
The UTPB STEM Academy is looking to furnish their new facility, and they need your help.
Odessa Police terminated Andrew Ligon. If that name sounds familiar to you, it's because Ligon has made headlines before --- for his charity work.
KERMIT, TX (Local Big 2 News) - Risks of sexual activity, drugs, alcohol, and bullying were the topics of Tuesday's night sex-ed program meeting for parents at Kermit Junior High.
An ECISD school bus was "rear ended" by an Animal Control Unit on Tuesday.
It's been a year since Midland College had its last reported sexual assault on campus and the school takes extreme precautions to prevent future cases.
Highs n the lower to middle 90's Wednesday.
A thirty minute class that can help save a life.
Customs and Border Patrols say they arrested a woman Sunday after trying to smuggle drugs into the U.S.
UTPB Police make an arrest in the sexual assault case.
Odessa High defensive back made two big time plays in the Bronchos 45-7 win.
Starting next year, Sul Ross University in Alpine will offer a Master degree in Homeland Security.
September is Chiari Malformation Awareness month, and a local woman battling the disorder wants you to know about it.
Midland, TX (Local Big 2 News) - According to last year's numbers, DPS made more than a 15-hundred arrests during these increased patrols.
Authorities say Justin Lara was wanted in Brewster County for several felony charges.
Highs will be near and above 100 degrees.
Oil and gas is a way of life for many West Texans, however that lifestyle doesn't make them immune to high gas prices.
Labor Day means a day off work for many, but not for our Hometown Heroes.
Labor Day marked the start of hunting season in the Permian Basin, and hunters from all across West Texas were up and ready to shoot dove early Monday morning.
Texas Governor Rick Perry said he had nothing to do with a tweet mocking Democratic District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg.
Hundreds of people headed out to Fort Davis over Labor Day weekend to help celebrate the grand opening of a new museum at the Fort Davis National Historic Site.
A strong ridge of high pressure over central Texas will keep temperatures about 10 degrees above average on Monday, with high's above 100.
The Marfa Lights Festival took place this Labor Day weekend around the historic Presidio County Courthouse.
Hot air balloons filled the skies in Alpine this weekend in celebration of the Big Bend Balloon Bash.
Braves offense shines versus Crane
Fort Stockton is 1-0 in 2014.
Odessa High got off to a fast start in 2014, winning 45-7 over Monterey.
Temperatures in the upper 90's for labor day weekend, with sunny and dry conditions in place.
Odessa, TX (Local Big 2 News) - 17-year-old Dayton Dennard will have to miss being on the field for his senior year of football.