Recent Developments

New Teacher Prep Program coming to UTPB

Posted on January 11, 2021

By Ruth Campbell – rcampbell@oaoa.com   Having been invited to submit an application for the UTeach program aimed at preparing future math and science teachers, University of Texas Permian Basin hopes to have its first group of students by 2022. Dean of the College of Education Larry Daniel said UTPB plans to put in its […]

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Permian Highway Pipeline now in service

Posted on January 11, 2021

ODESSA, Texas (KOSA – CBS7) The Permian Highway Pipeline has begun full commercial in-service to start the new year. According to Kinger Morgan Inc., the pipeline began full service on January 1. It will deliver natural gas to Katy, Texas, with connections to markets along the Gulf Coast and in Mexico. The pipeline aims to […]

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OC Aims for Vision 2030

Posted on January 11, 2021

By Ruth Campbell – rcampbell@oaoa.com Photo: Eli Hartman Odessa College has its eye on about $100 million worth of projects on its campus, but the institution is taking them one step at a time. The first two priorities for Vision 2030 are a new health sciences building and Wilkerson 2, meant to be a twin […]

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3 hospitals join forces for POWER Initiative

Posted on January 11, 2021

Odessa American – oanews@oaoa.com   The POWER Initiative has announced its partnership with all three Midland/Odessa hospitals, beginning Jan. 1, 2021. Midland Memorial Hospital will join previous partners, Medical Center Hospital and Odessa Regional Medical Center, in the reading initiative partnership. POWER is an overarching plan to try to “connect all the touchpoint and through […]

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RRC: Permian counties account for Texas’ top five for production

Posted on January 11, 2021

By Midland Reporter-Telegram  Saturday, December 12, 2020 The Permian Basin counties dominated Texas like few times in recent memory, according to the Railroad Commission’s preliminary oil production report from September. The RRC showed Permian Basin counties made up the top five counties and nine of the top 10 in terms of oil production. Howard and Upton […]

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Chevron donates $60,000 to local hospitals

Posted on January 11, 2021

WEST TEXAS (KOSA – CBS7) Chevron has announced major donations for local hospitals. According to a release, Chevron is donating $20,000 to the Pecos County Memorial Hospital, the Reeves County Hospital, and Ward Memorial Hospital. The donations were made to help frontline healthcare workers as they continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. “We hope […]

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New Health Sciences building on tap at OC

Posted on January 11, 2021

The Odessa College Board of Trustees approved an agreement to name the new health sciences building the Wood Health Sciences Building. The move was made during the virtual trustees meeting Thursday. Jacqui Gore, executive director of advancement at OC, said the Wood Family Foundation donated $5 million to fund the $39.7 million, 83,000-square-foot building. Cruz […]

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Odessa IDEA Campuses On Track for Fall 2021

Posted on November 2, 2020

By Ruth Campbell – rcampbell@oaoa.com   With one school up and going, IDEA Public Schools is looking toward opening campuses in Odessa in August of 2021. Founded in 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free, prekindergarten through 12th grade public charter schools in […]

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Brown Foundation invests in OC

Posted on October 7, 2020

Odessa American oanews@oaoa.com As colleges and universities across the country work to contain COVID-19 outbreaks and protect students, faculty, and staff members, the uncertainty of how the term will play out on local campuses has left the degree-earning potential of thousands of college students hanging by a thread. The Prentice Farrar & Alline Ford Brown Foundation, […]

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OC has variety of programs for career changes

Posted on October 6, 2020

Odessa American oanews@oaoa.com Opportunities to pursue higher education, change careers or learn new skills are still available at Odessa College. A Coffee and Community Conversation on the OC Facebook page Wednesday was moderated by Vice President of Instruction Tramaine Anderson and featured Jennifer Myers, dean of the School of Business and Industry, Pervis Evans, dean of […]

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