Where has the year gone? It's already August but he summer fun isn't over yet, because there are still many events planned for this month.

The City of Midland will hold a public meeting in the evening to discuss a proposed ordinance that would ban texting and driving on August 3rd. You’re invited to come and voice your opinion at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center (2300 Butternut Lane) starting at 6PM before City Council holds its second and final vote on the ordinance later this month.

If you are a runner that wants to take it to the next level, join USA fit Midland in a 14 week half marathon training program in preparation for the Dallas half marathon on December 13. Train as a group so each runner will perform at their personal best, in a non-intimidating, fun and safe environment. Register now at Usafitmidland.com and learn more about the half marathon at Dallasmarathon.com.

In Monster News: Due to the exceeding popularity of the Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs exhibit at the Centennial Library and Museum of the Southwest has been extended until August 21st. Don’t miss your chance to visit before it really goes extinct! For additional information, you can call the Exhibits staff at 432-742-7437.

If you haven't yet made it out to Movies in the Park, it’s not too late! The City of Midland’s Parks and Recreation Division and Fox 24 have been holding movies in the park all summer long. The final two movies of the summer are 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' on August 7th and 'Alexander and the Terrible— Horrible—No Good, Very Bad Day' on August 24th. Both movies will start at dusk. For more information on Movies in the Park, visit midlandtexas.gov/movies.

The Midland Rockhounds are still in action at Security Bank Ballpark! The 2014 Texas League champs are currently sitting at the top of the Texas League South looking for their second straight title. The Rockhounds have fireworks for every Saturday home game so don't miss out! The ballpark is located at 5514 Champions Drive. For more information on their schedule visit MILB.com and select Texas League.

If you have any events you would like folks to know about, just drop us an email a few weeks in advance of the event.