For Immediate Release

For more information, or to schedule an interview, contact:
Valerie Acosta, Midland County Public Library Foundation Executive Director

Midland, Texas—Twenty‐five years ago there was quite a buzz surrounding a book featuring the West Texas town of Odessa. Twenty‐five year later, that Buzz returns and he is bringing friends. 

On Tuesday, Sept. 15, Buzz Bissinger , author of “Friday Night Lights,” will join  Peter Berg, director of the “Friday Night Lights” movie and television series, Roy Williams, former Permian Panther, Texas Longhorn, and Dallas Cowboy, and Lloyd Hill , 1988 Permian Panther, former Texas Tech Red Raider, and Texas Terror, to discuss the impact the lights have played in shaping West Texas and high school football nationwide. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the panel discussion begins at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Yucca Theatre , 208 N. Colorado St., in downtown Midland.

“This event could not have happened at a better time,” said Valerie Acosta, executive director of the Midland County Public Library Foundation, (MCPLF). “With the kickoff of football season and Project Literacy Week occurring at the same time, this panel is a great way to tie the activities together.”

Those interested in attending the panel discussion can purchase tickets for $125, which includes admission, a signed copy of the 25th anniversary edition of “Friday Night Lights,” and concession‐style food and drinks. Table sponsorships are also available. Those interested in reserving a table or purchasing tickets can contact the MCPLF at 432‐688‐ 4345.

Proceeds of the event will benefit the Midland County Public Library Foundation, which supports projects and programs of the Midland County Public Library. This includes Project Literacy, which runs Sept. 14 through 18. Other programs supported by the Midland County Public Library Foundation and its donors include Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs, Arthur’s World, summer reading programs, and special programs at the library

The above information has been provided by the Midland County Public Library Foundation and distributed by the Midland Convention & Visitors Bureau.  

The mission of the Midland Convention & Visitors Bureau  is to encourage economic growth by developing, promoting, enhancing and supporting Midland as a vibrant visitor destination.