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Christi Craddick: Permian Contributes to National Security

Posted on October 15, 2019

By Mella McEwen, MRT.com/Midland Reporter-Telegram Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick, talks with Kristin Schmidt Wednesday before speaking at the Women’s Energy Network luncheon. Just a few years ago, the oil supply disruptions being seen today would have sent oil prices through the roof, says Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick. During a visit to Midland last week, she […]

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GOOD NEWS: MCH Receives Performance Achievement Award

Posted on October 15, 2019

Medical Center Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR (National Cardiovascular Data Registry) Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2019. Medical Center Hospital is one of only 86 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes MCH’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for […]

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UT System Awards UTPB Funding for Relief Efforts

Posted on October 15, 2019

By Courtney Borchert – cborchert@oaoa.com The University of Texas System Board of Regents will award the University of Texas Permian Basin with additional funds this month to support Odessans affected by the Aug. 31 shooting. Regents announced Friday that UTPB’s student government will receive $10,000 to allocate as they deem best, similar to what was done […]

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GOOD NEWS: Odessa Physicians Assume TMA Leadership Positions

Posted on October 15, 2019

By OA Lifestyles Three Odessa physicians will begin new terms in Texas Medical Association (TMA) leadership positions next week during the TMA Fall Conference. TMA leaders appoint or elect TMA physicians and medical students to one of TMA’s 25 boards, councils, and committees. They are responsible for studying healthcare-related issues and making recommendations on important health […]

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Texas Mutual Awards Dividends to Local Firms

Posted on October 15, 2019

AUSTIN — Texas Mutual Insurance Company, a policyholder-owned company and the state’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance, has distributed a company-record $330 million in dividends to over 55,000 policyholders across the state. As part of this year’s program, Texas Mutual awarded $9,408,876 in dividends to 701 Ector County companies, which will be invested back […]

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ORMC Expands Services

Posted on October 15, 2019

Odessa Regional Medical Center is expanding access to care in the community with the addition of several new physicians in family medicine, OB/GYN, general and orthopedic surgery. The expansion in services means patients have easier access when seeking medical care close to home, a news release stated. ORMC recently welcomed OB/GYN physician Dr. Leela S. […]

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UTPB Engineers Graduating Career Ready

Posted on October 15, 2019

By Courtney Borchert – cborchert@oaoa.com The University of Texas Permian Basin College of Engineering is producing career-ready graduates at a rate higher than the national average. The Fundamentals of Engineering exam administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying is used as a measure of workforce readiness and is one of the first […]

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UTPB Falcon enrollment sky high

Posted on October 15, 2019

“What we’re doing is really important to the quality of life and the future of this region.” Author: Sammi Steele ODESSA, Texas — The University of Texas of the Permian Basin has a lot to celebrate as more and more people are graduating as Falcons. The university saw a record number of graduates in 2019, with […]

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Permian Basin Association of Pipeliners aims to make industry safer

Posted on October 15, 2019

By Mella McEwen, MRT.com/Midland Reporter-Telegram A wide-ranging group of energy industry personnel make up the Permian Basin Association of Pipeliners. Speaking before the association’s monthly luncheon at the Petroleum Club, association president Jason Wolf said the group in April 2018. He said its members come from the producers who send their production through the pipelines to […]

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Area Oil Business Rapidly Changing

Posted on October 15, 2019

By Ruth Campbell – rcampbell@oaoa.com Hastings Equity Partners in Houston and the University of Houston have combined to research new pipelines coming into the Permian Basin, figuring out where all the oil would be going, who would be using the oil on the other side and what bottlenecks would occur when the lines were in place. […]

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