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OUR VIEW: It’s a New Day as Basin Becomes a Powerhouse

Posted on December 7, 2018

THE POINT: Working together will help make our community better, safer and more engaged.   Prospects for a bright future for the Permian Basin just got a lot brighter. We direct your attention to this guest view piece in which leaders of 17 major energy companies are announcing a unified effort to work with communities to make […]

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GUEST VIEW: An Extraordinary Partnership For Extraordinary Times

Posted on December 7, 2018

Guest View As leaders of major energy companies operating in the Permian Basin, we often engage in spirited competition with each other for quality workers, leases and equipment, and to make our individual companies the best operators and service providers in the industry. But a once-in-a-generation opportunity has brought us together for a common purpose […]

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County Revisits Solar Project

Posted on December 7, 2018

The Commissioners’ Court will consider approving a contract with Oberon Solar that would add additional solar panels to a project in west Ector County. The meeting will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the commissioners’ courtroom, Room 120, located in the Ector County Administration building annex, 1010 E. Eighth St. County Judge Debi Hays […]

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Odessa College Board to Consider Participating in TIRZ

Posted on December 7, 2018

The Odessa College Board of Trustees will consider participating in a tax increment reinvestment zone, or TIRZ, at their meeting set for 6 p.m. Thursday in the Saulsbury Conference Room of the Electronics Technology Building at OC, 201 W. University Blvd. The TIRZ is aimed at helping to redevelop the downtown area, a previous Odessa […]

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Work Beginning On Housing Study

Posted on November 16, 2018

By Paul Wedding pwedding@oaoa.com The Odessa Development Corporation met recently with a consulting firm to begin their study on how to alleviate the current housing shortage in Odessa. ODC awarded the contract for the housing study to Houston-based Community Development Strategies in late August at a total cost of $73,060. Their first meetings were Wednesday through […]

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Study: Millennials Love Odessa

Posted on October 25, 2018

ODESSA — Young people are moving to Odessa. According to a study by RentCafe, two Odessa zip codes saw increases in their millennial population that rank in the Top-5 for the state of Texas. The study defined millennials as anyone born between 1977 and 1996. The zip codes, 79766 and 79765, are on the east side […]

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Good things going around all of the Permian Basin

Posted on October 25, 2018

Folks around Odessa are doing great things. We are not surprised and we bet you aren’t either. A couple of thumbs up to those out helping others in our fair city: Thumbs up to Al Lara of Al’s Complete Auto Repair. Lara took the time to not just worry about bullying but to help do something […]

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Permian Basin International Oil Show welcomes attendees

Posted on October 25, 2018

By Courtney Borchert cborchert@oaoa.com Thousands of Permian Basin International Oil Show attendees have poured into Odessa seeking new products and partnerships, but PBIOS Executive Director Tony Fry said rain could impact overall attendance. The oil show was initially anticipated to bring about 40,000 people to the Ector County Coliseum over the course of three days. After […]

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UTPB, Texas Tech announce healthcare management partnership

Posted on October 25, 2018

By Ruth Campbell rcampbell@oaoa.com To help fill openings for healthcare management in the Permian Basin, the University of Texas of the Permian Basin and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center announced a partnership that will enable students interested healthcare administration to complete their MBA from UTPB and their graduate certificate in health systems policy and management […]

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UTPB breaks ground on $37 million Kinesiology Building

Posted on October 11, 2018

Photo: UTPB UTPB President: Our students and athletes deserve a facility like this ODESSA — Construction on the University of Texas of the Permian Basin’s Kinesiology Building has officially begun. University and community leaders broke ground on the project Tuesday morning during a special ceremony. UTPB President Sandra Woodley hopes the building will be a […]

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