Gunner grew up in Chicago and left at age 20 to travel the country and work on-air. He's lived all over the place and is now happy to be planted and staying put. When he's not waking up early and hanging out with Gwen on the Lonestar 92.3 Morning Show and playing your favorite country songs, you'll find him in the office working behind the scenes... He is also Brand Manager for Lonestar 92.3 and our sister station, 99.9 KBAT. He's excited to be here and he and his wife Vicki are looking forward to exploring West Texas and taking it all in... playing mini golf, going to movies, or grilling on the patio with the radio on.
Midland Odessa Weather This Weekend A Welcome Relief
After what seems like an entire Spring filled with temperatures above the 3-digit mark, setting and/or tying records for high temps-the Permian Basin is finally in for some relief this weekend.
Tired Of The West Texas Heat? Move Here Instead!
Heaven help the home or business where the air conditioning goes on the fritz and you have to call the repairman. We've been waiting for a new compressor for our ac units at the radio stations for over a week, and we're told they are on backorder. So our Boss has the office staff mostly working from home while we wait for the part we need. Thankfully the studio units are still working so we can come in and do shows on the air. There IS relief in sight though as high temperatures over the weekend drop from the 100s into the upper 80s on Saturday and low to mid-70s on Sunday.
Taco Bell Lovers In Midland COULD Have Had The Mexican Pizza Days Ago…
It was November 2020. The month that Taco Bell decided it was done with the Mexican Pizza. The reason given at the time had something to do with the packaging not being eco-friendly or something. I'd always loved it, and it was my go-to order whenever we went to Taco Bell. So naturally, I was devastated when it went away. I ended up settling for their 3 Hard Shell Taco Supremes value meal as the go-to after that, but it was never the same. And even though no one else in my immediate circle liked it or ever ordered it-I was surprised to learn so many others, including big celebrities like Dolly Parton loved it as much as I did.
Midland Odessa-Cici Needs Your Help!
This little Chihuahua mix is almost 11 years old but still has the energy of a much younger dog. Cici is used to being around cats and gets along with other dogs. She isn't comfortable with children and would need a household with no kids. Cici lives in one of their cat buildings, so if you would like to meet Cici please let the office staff know when you get there, and they will take you to her building. Please share and help Cici find a happy ending to her story. Lonestar Sanctuary For Animals is at 4200 Fairgrounds Road in Midland, and visiting /adoption hours are every day EXCEPT Thursdays from 1:30-4:30 pm. Closed on Thursdays.
Reminder With Hot Temperatures In Midland Odessa: ROLL THE WINDOWS DOWN
With high temperatures in the 100's this week-I thought it might be a good time to remind everyone that a hot car or truck IS NO PLACE to leave an animal. While there is no specific law making it illegal to leave a pet in a parked car in Texas-there ARE animal cruelty laws that can be applied to cases like this with some pretty steep penalties. Best to use common sense-would YOU want to be left in a locked, parked car with no air on an extremely hot day? NO, you wouldn't. So use your head and don't do it to your dog, either.
Top 5 Things To Remember Before You Go To The Pool In Midland Odessa
FINALLY! It's that time of year again in West Texas. After weeks of temperatures warm enough to be at the pool-the gates are finally unlocked and the pools are OPEN! Just in time to get a small tan on before Memorial Day Weekend and Bar-B-Ques and Pool time. Just a few things to remember, though, with temperatures this week reaching above 100 degrees for highs--to be safe and comfortable:
A Brief Reprieve From The Dust Bowl This Weekend In Midland Odessa
Supposed to be nice and warm temperature-wise, touching the low 100s (which is fine because many area pools are opening this weekend for the season here). But the big news is the forecast for the wind. Only supposed to get to 9 miles per hour on Saturday, and up to 15 miles per hour on Sunday. THAT means you can light the grill, and set all the condiments outside on the patio table with the paper plates too-and they won't all blow into the neighbor's yard!!! Wind does pick up slightly starting again on Monday-but only into the low 20s as far as wind speeds for the start of the week. Be safe, and enjoy or warm wind-free weekend!
An Odd Site On 191 In Midland Heading In From Odessa
I've driven past this 100 times or more since moving here but never paid that close attention till today when it caught my eye from across the other side of 191 heading toward Loop 250 in Midland. And it struck me as odd, because even though I know who the man on the billboard is because I'm 52-I wondered if anyone here age 35 or under would? I mean, growing up in the '70s and 80's, everyone knew who John Wayne was. "The Duke" starred in so many films, one of which is my favorite western thanks to my Dad passing on his love for it--Rio Bravo. I've even been to the movie set in Tucson Arizona to see where they filmed. But like everything else in life, as time passes and generations move forward-what and who was famous to one, will be replaced by the next in line.
Yellow Mustard Shortage In Midland Odessa?
It's getting warm consistently now, and the pool in our subdivision opens this coming weekend. Grilling season is here! And who doesn't love a good burger or hot dog on the grill on a warm weekend afternoon? With all the fixins like ketchup, onion, pickle, tomato, and lettuce... And oh yeah-MUSTARD! But wait--you head to the grocery store to look for good ole yellow mustard--that staple that's always right there on the shelf when you need more and it's GONE. Poof! You can't find it. Went to two different stores near the house and both were OUT. Which is crazy! Why a yellow mustard shortage? I didn't realize there was any kind of threat to production for it till I went looking for it and couldn't find it. The good news is-Dollar General down Big Spring Street happened to have a few bottles, so this weekend's grilling has been saved. But it's still puzzling. What did we miss as far as shortages go? Is there something you love that you haven't been able to find any of lately? Comment below and tell us!
5 Things To Practice Today In Midland Odessa To Stay Safe On Friday the 13th
Whether you're bothered by the number 13, the movies with Jason and his Goalie mask, or some of the other superstitions surrounding the day Friday the 13th-here's a look at some things you can put into practice here in Midland Odessa to get ready for tomorrow: