The 69th Season of Summer Mummers. Catch this hilarious show that takes you back to the summer of ’69 as performed by the Midland Community Theatre. The show runs all summer long, every weekend.
Pops in the Park. Celebrate Independence Day with a great live concert at Comanche Trail Park on July 3rd in nearby Big Spring. You can start heading to the park at 5pm to take your pick from a variety of food vendors. Then, there is a pre-show at 6pm and the symphony and fireworks will start at 8:30pm.
Movies in the Park. Throughout the summer, there will be a free movie series hosted by the Odessa Parks Foundation. On July 8th, catch the Jungle Book at Lawndale Park. Then, head to UTPB Park on July 22nd for an outdoor showing of Jurassic Park.
Midland Downtown Farmers Market. Every Saturday from 8:30am through 12:30pm, head out to the Farmers Market to pick up some delicious locally-grown and prepared food. Find everything from carrots, to bread, to jams, and more.
Here at Midland Buick GMC Cadillac, we hope to see you and your family at some of these fun events.
Summer in Texas is a beautiful thing. While it may be flaming hot most of the time, here are four places you can visit to help you take your mind off the heat.
Devil’s River. Head to Del Rio to take in the sights of the picturesque Devil’s River. Head to the bank, and stick your feet in the cool, clear water.
BSR Cable Park. Want to spend a day relaxing in the water? You can’t do much better than the world’s longest lazy river found at BSR Cable Park in Waco.
Barton Springs Pool. If you like the idea of swimming in a lake or river, but not the idea of what’s hiding under the water, try the Barton Springs Pool in Austin. This is a man-made swimming pool that looks more like a lake. It is filled with natural spring water, some small fish, and even some water plants.
Burger’s Lake. When you visit this lake in Fort Worth, the whole family is guaranteed to have fun. It comes equipped with water slides, a trapeze swing to jump in the water, and so much more.
Here at Midland Buick GMC Cadillac, we love our Texan summers. What is your favorite way to spend the summer?
Now that summer is right around the corner and the temperatures are warming, it’s the perfect time to get out and explore trails in the area. Hiking is a great way to get exercise while also experiencing the great outdoors, and many find it incredibly rewarding. Plus, if you need a car to go on your next adventure, you can easily find one at Midland Buick GMC. Read on to learn more about hiking in Midland.
According to All Trails, one of the top trails in the area is the I-20 Wildlife Preserve. This easy trail is perfect for beginners looking for scenic views. There are a range flora and fauna in the preserve, including butterfly, hawks, bobcats, porcupines, and turtles, among other things.
Beal Park is especially friendly for young kids. This park has a cricket field, baseball, grilling, fishing, and more. There is also a windmill and elevated tank, making this park a one-stop location for summer fun. Visit today to see what else makes this location truly special.
Finally, check out the Windlands Park Loop Trail. This short 0.8-mile loop has light traffic as well as wildlife, and its perfect for walking. Dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash, and this park also offers wide-open spaces for running as well. Visit one of the many great trails in Midland today.
There are tons of June events in Midland to consider. From local farmers’ markets to comedy performance, there is truly something for everyone in the area. Midland is especially well known for its welcoming community and rich history, one reason we here at Midland Buick GMC couldn’t be happier to serve the area.
According to Your Basin, there are a range of things to consider in June. In particular, this includes the local farmers’ market, held every Saturday through the month. This is held at the Museum of the Southwest, and you’ll find fresh bread, jam, veggies, and more. It’s held from 8:30am to 12:30pm, so be sure to stop by.
You can also check out Brian Regan at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center on June 10. This event is at 7:30pm, and tickets start at $69. Regan is known for both his clean humor and his singing, bringing a distinct quality to his comedy that you just can’t find elsewhere.
Finally, check out the Midland Hot Dog Run. There is a 5K and 1K on June 24 from 7:00am to 11:00am. This will be held at Midland College, starting in the parking lot of the Allison Fine Arts Building. There will be pet contests and prizes as well, making this run truly enjoyable for all ages.
Spring symbolizes rebirth and fresh starts, which is why this season has cleaning and organization on everyone’s mind. If you’re looking to get your surroundings in order, check out some of our favorite spring cleaningtips from Midland Buick GMC Cadillac.
Remove Out-of-Reach Dust
Thanks to all of the beautiful new blooms and pollen, spring can be a rough time of year for those with allergies. Don’t let dust add to that issue. Spend a day cleaning hard-to-reach places like the tops of door frames, ceiling fans, and book shelves.
Use Your Dishwasher
This hard-working machine doesn’t have to be just for dishes. Fill yours with things like light fixtures, vases, toys, or anything else that could benefit from a gentle rinse.
Remove Dust from Upholstery
The quickest way to get rid of dirt, fur, dust, and debris is by using rubber gloves. Run your gloved hands under water, pat them dry so that they’re damp, and then run your hands over chairs, couches and rugs to collect debris.
Clean Around Your Stove
Use special degreasing kitchen cleaner to scrub away the grease that has built up from cooking. People are more likely to cook if their kitchen is clean and welcoming. With fresh spring and summer produce lingering on the horizon, there’s no better time than now to get that stovetop ready.
Looking for something different to do this month? From sports to theater, there are plenty of events in Midland that are sure to keep you occupied.
Midland RockHounds vs Tulsa Drillers, San Antonio
Nothing says springtime like a little minor league baseball. Head to Security Bank Ballpark on the first and second weekends in April to see your local team play the Tulsa Drillers and the San Antonio Missions. Tickets are $9-$16.
“Come hear the music play” at the Sul Ross Theatre Program’s production of Cabaret April 7-9, 2017. This award winning musical is sure to have you laughing, singing, and dancing in your seat. Tickets are $12.
Midland Downtown Farmers Market
There’s nothing quite like spending a morning picking out fresh produce for a delicious lunch later that day. The Midland Downtown Farmers Market opens this month and offers everything from locally grown fruits and veggies to homemade breads and jams.
Church Under the Bridge 3rd Annual Golf Tournament
Enjoy the weather and practice your swing all while supporting the Church Under the Bridge. This annual tournament is held at the Hogan Park Golf Course, just minutes away from Midland Buick GMC Cadillac. Registration is $400 per team with various sponsorship levels. Don’t miss out on your chance at a $25,000 hole in one!
March is here and spring has sprung, which means for a lot of people, it’s time to check some things off your list of spring cleaning and maintenance. Here are some spring car prep tips to get you started on taking care of your vehicle.
Wash Your Car
Winter leaves all kind of dirt and grime on cars that you wouldn’t even realize – for example, salt stuck up in the undercarriage, or dirt left behind by snow. Give your car a thorough spring cleaning to make it shine again.
Don’t Overlook Your Wipers
Spring means rain, which means you should probably swap out your wiper blades and refill the wiper fluid reservoir.
Inspect Your Tires
Check tread depth on your tires and also make a point to fill them up to the recommended tire pressure; cold temperatures cause tires to deflate faster.
As with any holiday, there are lots of ideas and preconceptions surrounding St. Patrick’s Day that people don’t know about or just flat-out aren’t true. We’ve decided to bust a few St. Patrick’s Day myths to spread some little-known knowledge.
Myth: St. Patrick Was Irish
Reality: St. Patrick was from Britain, which was at the time a part of the Holy Roman Empire. He was kidnapped at 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave.
Myth: Parades Have Always Been a Part of the Festivities
Myth: St. Patrick Used the Shamrock to Explain the Trinity
Reality: It’s a popular legend that St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to converts in Ireland, but there’s no historical documentation proving this.
Myth: Leprechauns Have Always Been Short, Green-Clad Men
Reality: While the word Leprechaun comes from “luchorpan,” which translates to “little body,” the term originally described native water spirits and eventually got crossed with multiple other legends from fairy folklore.
Myth: Corned Beef and Cabbage is An Irish Dish
Reality: Pork and potatoes is a more authentic, traditional dish. Corned beef and cabbage originated in the United States when poor Irish immigrants used Jewish corned beef to flavor their cabbage by boiling them together.
Valentine’s Day is a day set aside for couples to celebrate their love for one another. Going out together, a few cocktails and a refined meal — that can be fun. However, a night in can be just as fulfilling. Here’s a list of the best movies to watch on Valentine’s Day with your significant other…
No one says you have to watch an Oscar-winning arthouse movie on Valentine’s Day. And Dirty Dancing is definitely not that. But it’s a lot of fun, and for many people, a nostalgic favorite. Maybe you and your partner can practice some of the moves!
As Good As It Gets
Couples that laugh together, stay together. So why not watch one of the greatest, funniest romantic comedies on Valentine’s Day? As Good As It Gets features great writing, memorable characters and one of the best lines ever. Hint: it happens when Helen Hunt’s character demands a compliment from Jack Nicholson’s character.
Ever dream of spending a night wandering in Vienna only to fall suddenly and madly in love with a French woman (or man, if you insist)? Watch those dreams come to life in Before Sunrise, a beautifully-shot and memorable romantic film. The chemistry between actors Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy is palpable.
If you happen to be single on Valentine’s Day, do not watch these movies. You may want to try something more like this.
GMC took the opportunity to present the completely redesigned 2018 GMC Terrain at the 2017 North American International Auto Show. Needless to say, the new design was a big hit with the fans in attendance. Many in the automotive press also found themselves impressed.
Henry Payne, of The Detroit News, made a few remarks that got to the heart of the new design’s appeal, “Shedding nearly 500 pounds, the turbo-4 powered Terrain should ride as good as it looks.”
He’s right. This is one good-looking small SUV. It features a bold and redesigned grille, C-shaped wraparound LED signature lighting and is also available with 19-inch wheels.
The redesigned 2018 GMC Terrain comes available with your choice of three, count’em three, turbocharged powertrains. There’s the efficient 1.5-liter four-cylinder. The more powerful 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder pumps out 252 horsepower. There’s also a turbocharged diesel four-cylinder option.
The Traction Select will return again — naturally. Available now on the 2017 model, this system lets you pick different driving modes to match road conditions. You can choose Off-Road, Snow, Sport, or Trailer/Tow.
The redesigned 2018 GMC Terrain is competing in an awfully crowded segment, but should benefit from the early exposure it got at the 2017 NAIAS.