Join the only professional football team in the Permian Basin for opening night of its hard-hitting 2011 season. Named after the state's iconic oil workers and random sightings of reptilian skin growth throughout the area, the Roughnecks stand ready to unleash staggering stiff-arms and aerial antics on the pigskin-hungry crowd at Ector County Coliseum. Be on hand as the team ushers in its division-rival— the Bricktown Brawlers—for a bone-crushing commencement to its 2011 Indoor Football League campaign. To celebrate opening night, the first 1,000 fans will receive Roughneck rally towels, great for cheering on the squad and sopping up yellow stains caused by eating an unhealthy amount of mustard-filled hot dogs, causing oddly-specific saffron sweat to drip onto your shirt.
For more than 30 years, the professional shutterbugs at Mark's Photography have snapped impeccable images for a plethora of occasions. Single subjects can memorialize high-school commencement with a senior picture, celebrate motherhood with maternity portraits, or score an invite to celebrity steak night with actors' headshots. The masterly camera wielders set up optimal in-studio lighting and arrange folks in flattering poses over the course of the 30-minute shoot. Afterward, photogs will retreat to their professional lab to dexterously retouch an 8"x10" image by removing red eyes or ivory tusks until a final image is produced.
Specializing in making creative and distinctive portraits of babies from conception through their first fortnight out of the womb, Louder Photography captures the beauty of women throwing off that special glow and young infants before they get the chance to grow up so fast. Owner Dewayne Louder's cavernous 4,500-square-foot studio is overflowing with whimsy, including sports themes, faux flowers, and the ever-popular baby-as-a-stockbroker background, to best represent your tyke's personality. Utilizing an arsenal of props and costumes and years of experience, Louder Photography works with mothers and babies to deliver picture-perfect proofs (a $100 value) you can't take your eyes off of or there's a 100% refund guaranteed. Maternity shoots run for one hour and the baby session can last up to three hours. At the end of the shoot, models and their minders will walk away with two 8"x10" prints (a $50 value) that can be the focal point on your mantle and the mug shot on baby's first wanted poster.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the visual arts, Palm Beach Photographic Centre has kept citizens abreast of ever-evolving aesthetics since it was incorporated in 1985. Recently settled into their brand-new facility in the City Hall complex, guest instructors including Robert Farber, Ross Whitaker, and Laurence Gartel hold more than 300 photography workshops every year. The in-house staff teaches other classes, with curricula ranging from Photoshop tutorials to technology-oriented lectures to far-flung traveling workshops in such locales as Peru, Bali, and the mirror city located beneath Lake Mangonia. Members earn discounts on all of these opportunities, receive invitations to exclusive events, and get the chance to be displayed in the annual INFOCUS juried exhibition.
Wash Em Up's staff returns clothing to its original glory with detoxifying hydrotherapy and tumbling sauna treatments. Have spaghetti-sauce-accentuated shirts removed from the premises with the free pickup service (available in Midland), or cart soiled shorts in your own vehicle and leave them in the capable care of expert sudsing technicians. Outfits will be disabused of dirt using top-of-the-line detergents and cleaners before being transferred to dryers capable of heating up to 175 degrees, the temperature at which dirt disintegrates. When items have been appropriately air-fluffed, they are folded and dropped off to owners in drawer-ready condition.
Inside Ashley Furniture HomeStore?s sprawling warehouses and show rooms, friendly staffers stock plush beds, sturdy end tables, and stylish home accessories. Expert?designers?craft these dwelling fillers, testing raw materials' durability and basic arithmetic skills before transforming them into classy furniture items that mesh with any decorating style. They build many tables and chairs to meet?eco-friendly business standards, using recycled engineered wood to reduce landfill waste and slow down deforestation. Ashley also stocks nonwood items, including a selection of state-of-the-art body-cushioning mattresses from brands such as Tempur-Pedic and Simmons.
For an additional charge, Ashley Furniture HomeStore transports its furniture using its own fleet of semi trucks and fighter planes, which ensure that comfortable couches and slick dining-room tables are never damaged and always fresh smelling. Each location is locally owned and operated, meaning staffers are friendly residents who know which couches best complement regional design trends and indoor weather patterns.