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Midland Safe for FIREWORKS!

by The Underwood Team

Midland County Judge Mike Bradford brought up the situation of banning fireworks and said that the circumstances aren't there to restrict the use or sale of fireworks. The last time Midland County was able to use or purchase fireworks was in 2010. the ranking on The Keetch-Byram Drought Index or KBDI for short must be greater than a 575 and as of Monday Midland County scored a 456. If for any reason come Friday the score becomes greater the court can ban certain fireworks such as rockets with sticks and missiles with fins. But more than likely Midland will be able to pop colors into the night starting June 24th.  We advise that even though there is no burn ban for this years fourth of July to please use every precaution  while using the fireworks. If shooting in Midland County, you must be on your own property and are not allowed to pop fireworks on the road, or be launched within 5000 feet of city limits.  So have fun and be safe Midland Texas! 

Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

by The Underwood Team

Federal Officials have denied the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard from being put on the endangered species list. This lizard can only be found in West Texas and New Mexico. The decision was based solely on best available science. It is found only in sand dune complexes that have shinnery oak which are mainly where oil and gas production are produced. If the lizard had been protected it would mean that the habitat of the lizard can not be harmed or disturbed in anyway which would effect the massive amount of 100 million barrels of oil produced everyday here in West Texas and New Mexico. Environmentalists have called the decision unfortunate and argue that U. S. Fish and Wildlife Services are giving into political pressure and energy interests. But 95 percent of the lizards habitat in New Mexico, and more than 70 percent in West Texas is contracted under voluntary conservation and perfect science not to put the reptile on the list now or in the future. 

Summer Mummers

by The Underwood Team

You know its that time of year when children are out of school, temperatures are in the triple digits, and your hands burn to touch your car just to get in...Summer Mummers is here once again for another spectacular summer full of great and hilarious shows. This years theme is Scurrilous Among the Stars or May the Farce Be With You‚Äč.The shows are every weekend from now till September 1st at the Yucca Theatre located at 208 N Colorado Ave Midland Texas. Tickets are $20 for the pit, $15 for the house, $10 for the balcony and $5 for the gallery. Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made by calling 570-4111. 

 

Water Wells in Midland Texas

by The Underwood Team

Midlanders are staying in the requirements for the water restrictions, so how are they getting around it to keep their plants, yards and pools alive? Water Wells. From January 1st through May 31st 460 permits were issued by the city for new water wells to be drilled in Midland. Only 12 permits were issued during that time period last year. In Midland residential wells are very popular for those individuals who are trying to keep their landscape beautiful and alive, as well as not using city water to fill their pools. These wells cost anywhere between $2000 and $10000 depending on what it comes with. In Midland and Odessa the numbers have increased to 80 percent from last year on residential water wells. 

Rare View of Venus!

by The Underwood Team

 

Tuesday Midland will be able to witness a rare solar event, where Venus will cross offer the face of the sun and appear as a black dot moving across the sun. It will take Venus six and a half hours to do so. The last time this happened was in 2004 and the next time will be in 2117. The planetarium here in Midland will be hosting a viewing party beginning at 4:00pm and will have view telescopes to view the solar event. Andrew Kerr from the Planetarium says telescopes won't be necessary to see the event, Venus is roughly the size of Earth and will look like a black dot on the face of the Sun. So if your at home in your back yard or front you will get to witness this amazing solar event that will not take place for another 105 years.

Fun Fact: The transit occurs in recurring intervals of eight years, 121.5 years, eight years, and 105.5 years. The alignment of Earth and Venus has only occurred seven times since the invention the the telescope. 1631, 1639,1761,1769, 1874, 1882, 2004.                               

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