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Odessa Hospital Passes Trauma Test in Face of Massacre

Posted on September 10, 2019

Emergency physician Sudip Bose said “the system” is the hero in the aftermath of the shootings on Aug. 31. Perhaps that’s part modesty from the decorated war hero who founded a nonprofit to help injured veterans; perhaps it is really the case. Because the system put in place at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa might […]

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Permian Strategic Partnership Announces Grant Assistance for Two N.M. Counties

Posted on September 10, 2019

Odessa American – oanews@oaoa.com   The Permian Strategic Partnership announced a partnership with the JF Maddox Foundation and The Grants Collective and Community Development Consulting Associates LLC to provide professional grant writing, management and training expertise to local governments, school districts and non-profits in Lea and Eddy counties to strengthen their ability to successfully compete for […]

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Permian Basin Roads Gain $2 Billion in Additional Funding

Posted on September 10, 2019

ODESSA, TX. (KOSA) The Texas Transportation Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to provide an additional $2 billion in funding to improve Permian Basin roads. The commission awarded the funding to the Odessa District of the Texas Department of Transportation. Every year, the commission updates and improves the Unified Transportation Program, commonly referred to as the […]

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Perryman Recognized for Commitment to Economic Development

Posted on September 10, 2019

Economist Ray Perryman will be presented with the Chairman’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in Economic Development from the International Economic Development Council this fall. Perryman is the head of The Perryman Group and is being recognized for his decades-long commitment to economic development and providing the information corporations and communities need to optimize location decisions, a […]

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Permian Highway Pipeline Beginning Construction

Posted on September 10, 2019

By Paul Wedding – pwedding@oaoa.com Preliminary construction for the Permian Highway Pipeline kicked off Wednesday near Pecos, an approximately 430-mile-long natural gas pipeline expected to provide additional takeaway capacity to the region. The pipeline, being built by Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline, will run from the Pecos area to the Katy area, near Houston, transporting natural gas […]

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OC Expanding Automotive Offerings This Fall

Posted on September 10, 2019

By Courtney Borchert – cborchert@oaoa.com Construction work on the Odessa College Sewell Auto Tech Center is approaching the finish line. The facility located at 2425 E. Eighth St. will serve as the training ground for automotive and diesel technology students in addition to the college’s truck driving academy. There is not a set grand opening date […]

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GOOD NEWS: Local Companies Earn Top Honor for Workplace Safety

Posted on September 10, 2019

Odessa American – oalife@oaoa.com   Texas Mutual Insurance Company announced that five employers in Ector County have been awarded the company’s top honor for workplace safety. Texas Mutual, the state’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance, recognized these companies for making safety a priority. Honorees from Ector County include: Blakely Construction Co. Inc., Miura Oilfield Services, […]

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RIGZONE.COM: Permian Fracking Continues to Break Records

Posted on September 10, 2019

(BY: VALARIE JONES; RIGZONE.COM) The prolific Permian Basin continues to break records. Hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the Permian broke old records in June, according to energy research firm Rystad Energy, who estimates there were as many as 18 wells fracked per day in June. Previously, fracking operations in the Permian peaked at 520 wells in […]

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Marriott Opening Late September

Posted on September 10, 2019

By Paul Wedding – pwedding@oaoa.com   Inside the Odessa Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, the carpeting has yet to be laid, the rooms have yet to be filled, but that won’t be for much longer as management says they expect to open around late September. “They’re doing finishing touches,” Marriott General Manager Steve Dennis said. “The […]

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Tippin named MCHS President, Chief Executive Officer

Posted on August 10, 2019

The Ector County Hospital District’s Board of Directors named Russell Tippin as Medical Center Health System President and Chief Executive Officer, a press release detailed. Tippin was reportedly named to the position during the ECHD’s Board Meeting on Tuesday. He’s expected to start Sept. 9. The Andrews High School graduate previously served as Chief Executive […]

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