Recent Developments

Sewell Auto Tech opens after years in the making

Posted on March 11, 2020

By Jacy Lewis, 191 News ODESSA — Sewell Auto Tech officially opened its doors Thursday at 2425 East 8th St. Odessa College, the Sewell Family of Cos. and Odessa Development Corp. built a state-of-the-art campus that has been years in the making. “Today, we celebrate the opening of the building, but for me what I’m really […]

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A look back at the resiliency West Texans displayed during the mass shooting on the 6-month anniversary

Posted on March 11, 2020

MIDLAND-ODESSA-SHOOTING A look back at the resiliency West Texans displayed during the mass shooting on the 6-month anniversary “At that time, we saw the very worst of humanity, but we also saw some of the very best of humanity,” Mayor David Turner said. Author: Rachel Ripp (News West9) ODESSA, Texas — August 31st changed the very […]

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Odessa College Looks to Update, Improve Campus

Posted on March 1, 2020

By Ruth Campbell – rcampbell@oaoa.com The goal of reaching 10,000 students and plans to continue revitalizing the Odessa College campus have led officials to realize the need for more infrastructure. OC recently completed work funded by Vision 2015 funded through a $68.5 million bond passed in 2010. Executive Vice President of Administration Ken Zartner said the […]

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Schneider Electric Makes Donation to Odessa College

Posted on March 1, 2020

Schneider Electric, a digital transformation of energy management and automation company, has donated more than $300,000 to the Odessa College School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The donation ties in with a trade show held Tuesday and Wednesday in the Electronics Technology Building at Odessa College. The intent of the donation is to […]

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UTPB Kinesiology Building is Nearing Completion

Posted on March 1, 2020

ODESSA — The D. Kirk Edwards Human Performance Center at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, which has been under construction since September 2018, is nearing completion. Construction should be done by June, and the building should be in use by the fall semester, the project manager said. The 63,717-square-foot center is a […]

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Odessa Revamping Downtown with Plans to Develop 4 Lots

Posted on March 1, 2020

City officials hope these lots become restaurants, apartments or retail stores. Author: Rachel Ripp (News West9) ODESSA, Texas — Odessa has taken some big steps in revitalizing their downtown area these past few months, and they’re not done yet. In addition to two new restaurants coming to downtown, city officials are now planning to develop four […]

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D. Kirk Edwards performance center taking shape

Posted on February 5, 2020

By Ruth Campbell rcampbell@oaoa.com The state-of-the-art D. Kirk Edwards Family Human Performance Center at the University of Texas Permian Basin continues to take shape and substantial completion is anticipated for June 22. The single-story building will house a biomechanics lab, athletic training education lab, exercise physiology lab, classrooms, team meeting room/lecture hall with 150 seats, faculty […]

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Boutin urges community involvement

Posted on February 5, 2020

By Michael Merlo mmerlo@oaoa.com David Boutin, 68, has served the Odessa community through his community service for decades and was chosen from a panel of Odessa Chamber leaders for the 2019 Odessa Citizen of the Year award. Boutin was raised in Odessa and graduated from Permian High School before attending Odessa College. He then went on […]

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Oil and gas M&A market poised for recovery in 2020

Posted on February 5, 2020

Operators’ efforts to become cash-flow positive beginning to pay off — By Mella McEwen mmcewen@mrt.com Unconventional shales are evolving from a growth industry to a mature industry generating dividends and share buybacks for its investors. But completing that transformation and laying a foundation for the next decade requires consolidation among oil and gas producers and […]

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Education Partnership talks next steps

Posted on February 5, 2020

By Ruth Campbell rcampbell@oaoa.com Connecting community entities to continue the momentum toward kindergarten readiness was discussed by those attending the Education Partnership of the Permian Basin meeting Tuesday at the Complex Community Federal Credit Unit Training Center. Starting Jan. 1 with the first babies of the New Year, Medical Center Hospital and Odessa Regional Medical Center […]

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