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’s Newest Seafood Destination Now Open!
Everyone in West Texas LOVES to go out to eat and we needed another classy seafood restaurant with amazing food and drink to add to the list of options here... So along comes Red Crab Bar in Odessa to fill the spot on our list!
Midland Odessa Pet Of The Week
Meet Chrome! This sweet guy was adopted from Lone Star when he was a puppy. Chrome was sadly returned because his owner's Son was allergic to him. Although he was initially sad to see his former owner leave, Chrome has adjusted quickly to being back at the Sanctuary. He has two new doggie pals and his tail never stops wagging! Chrome is a four-year-old large Pit Bull Terrier mix. He is the sweetest boy that just loves people! He is good with kids and other dogs. Although he has never met a cat, Chrome has no prey drive and all signs point to him doing well in a household with a cat. He is a timid boy and requires an owner with a gentle touch. Very soft correction is what is needed for this boy. Chrome is not a high-energy dog and would love to be your indoor couch potato! He does love his swimming pool and jumped right in the minute he was put into a yard after arriving at the Sanctuary! Given his size and breed, he can not go to an apartment and his owner must have a fenced-in yard. Chrome's previous adopter said that he is mostly potty trained but did have a few accidents here and there.
Is The Oil Field The Reason There’s A Worker Shortage In Midland Odessa?
Where are all the workers? There's still a mortgage or rent to pay, utilities and cell phone bills-probably also a car payment to make. How is everyone doing it if they aren't working? I haven't seen the news that 5,000 winners of the Power Ball Jackpot were splitting the pot in West Texas. How do you pay your bills if unemployment and assistance don't last forever, even WITH the pandemic still a thing? Inquiring minds want to know.......
Time For Chicago To Surrender “Windy City” Title To Midland Odessa!
The wind isn't constant there like it is HERE-so I think it's time that all of us here in West Texas start our own petition to get the nickname moved from up there to down here. I mean, who Governs these kinds of things, anyway? Is there some "Nickname Agency" somewhere here in the United States that decides who gets to use a nickname for a place? I know there are copyright and service mark and trademark laws, but do those also cover city nicknames? I'm not sure if anyone up there would agree to 'play ball' with nicknames-but Midland's nickname--"Tall City" based on being the city with taller buildings than any other in West Texas in the downtown area-would really fit Chicago with all of the incredibly tall buildings in their downtown area.
Sit For The Red Light-How Texas Law Differs From Other States For Bikers
Sitting at traffic lights here in the Midland Odessa area can be tedious. The lights seem to take FOREVER to change, especially if you are waiting at a red light around one of the highways or Loops here. You may as well bring a book to read while you wait for the green to come back your way. Seriously. And that's if you're in a car or truck--with the sensors recognizing you are there. Now, imagine you're riding a motorcycle. Sitting there forever just got a whole lot worse. Those aren't the lightest machines to balance on two legs for extended periods of time. That's why-in MOST states-it is 100% LEGAL for a motorcycle to run a red light as long as conditions are safe and clear for them to do so. The law mostly exists because not all traffic lights everywhere have sensors that pick them up. They pick up heavier vehicles, but not bikes.
3 Things That Everyone Who Goes To Whataburger Knows
In Texas, we *LOVE* us some Whataburger! And if you ever leave the state for any reason, you miss one being nearby to grab a tasty #1 and a Dr Pepper Shake! And even though there are locations that are starting to pop-up in other states (Patrick Mahomes has brought the Texas favorite to Missouri!) among other locations, we all know there are certain things you can always count on when you stop by the big Orange W BESIDES the drive-thru line being long:
Road Construction In Midland Odessa… Let’s Talk About What We Really Need Help With
If you happen to jump on 191 off 1788 heading toward Odessa-and you're headed to the strip mall that has Grub, Cork & Pig, Walk-On's, and the breakfast place 'Flipped' in it... But accidentally get off on Faudree instead of Billy Hext Drive to make the Loop around backward to get there--you're then completely screwed because you literally have to drive almost 3 miles all the way back to Midland and the 1788/191 intersection in order to flip back around and head the other way and stay on 191 to Billy Hext. It's absolutely insane! So my suggestion would be at some point (hopefully close to the halfway mark) that construction be done to somehow add an off-ramp / loop-around ramp so that you could head back the other way if by chance you goofed and exited too early. Just saying that options would be nice instead of driving 6 miles out of the way if ya don't have to with gas prices what they are right now especially... Thoughts? Comment below!
Temperatures And Precipitation Above Average This Spring For Midland Odessa
We look to the Farmer's Almanac for Spring 2022-and it says that BOTH temperatures AND precipitation will be above normal for April. So as we get started on the month (and this is NO joke!)--watch for extra rainstorms to occur. And when they're heavy or severe, of course, follow severe weather protocol, be safe, and protect your loved ones-including pets! A small piece of advice to go along with this news-ya might wanna wait to put the cushions outside on the patio furniture til May. Either that or you're going to be constantly putting them away and taking them back out with the off-and-on stormy weather. On second thought-might be good additional exercise!
3 Places The REST Of America WISHES It Had That Exist In Texas
There are certain businesses in all different categories--restaurants, bars, concert venues, sports teams, stores... that are unique to a specific area of the country that, when we're on vacation or make a business trip thru a certain area we like to stop and partake in the joy and goodness. One example of that would be In & Out Burger. It all started in California and worked its way south and east, landing in Arizona and Texas. And even though it doesn't exist here in the Basin or even as close as Lubbock (they were SUPPOSED to head there a couple of years ago but then sold the land they had purchased and bailed out)... But that's one example of a place people love that's specific to a certain region. Here in the Lonestar State-we have those too
An Open Letter To The Girl Walking Your Dog In The Dark Without A Leash
I am a dog owner. And even though I KNOW my dogs obey me-I would NEVER walk a dog in the neighborhood (or anywhere else for that matter) without a leash. First of all it's illegal. Second-it's for their protection just as much as it is for yours and everyone around. You may THINK you have control of any situation that arises. I promise you-a stray dog comes walking down the block and sees you and your dog and takes off like a bullet towards you--you're done. There's no way to stop what's about to happen (Unless you're the bionic woman).