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Housing Coalition Proposed to Solve Crisis

Posted on April 1, 2019

By Paul Wedding The results of a months-long housing study were presented to the Odessa City Council and the Odessa Development Corporation Tuesday afternoon, and ODC is already proposing to develop a workforce housing coalition to begin addressing the ongoing housing crisis. Community Development Strategies, a Houston-based consulting firm, conducted the study, and CDS President Steven […]

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Odessa Development Corporation Addresses Housing Crisis

Posted on April 1, 2019

Since 2010 over 2,500 new apartment complex units were built in Odessa, but the city has seen nearly 17,000 new residents ODESSA, TX (KWES) – For the last few years, Odessa has experienced a housing crisis. Odessa residents are familiar with the skyrocketing rent prices that come with the crisis. Tuesday night at a joint […]

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Housing Company Opening in Odessa

Posted on April 1, 2019

By Odessa American Copious Creations, a company providing custom housing and containers, which they say will help to solve the ongoing housing shortage in the city, is hosting its grand opening this Thursday. The grand opening will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at 4609 Rasco Ave., near 42nd Street and County Road West. They provide […]

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Exxon, Chevron Plan to Dominate Permian, Grow as others cut back

Posted on April 1, 2019

The nation’s two largest oil companies said Tuesday they plan to significantly hike their activity in West Texas’ Permian Basin and dominate the region, spending even more money while others cut back. Both Exxon Mobil and Chevron said they will each churn out close to 1 million barrels of oil equivalent a day just from […]

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Odessa College Earns Spot in Community College Rankings

Posted on April 1, 2019

By Odessa American SR Education Group, a leading education research publisher founded in 2004, has released its first online community college rankings categorized by state. Odessa College was ranked No. 11. In order to develop the 2019 Best Online Community College Rankings, the organization only considered states with at least three regionally accredited schools offering at least […]

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Midland-Odessa economies continue setting records

Posted on March 3, 2019

2018 was ‘a very good year’ for the area, Ingham says By Mella McEwen, MRT.com/Midland Reporter-Telegram Midland and Odessa’s economies remained in expansion mode as 2018 came to an end, with consumer spending and housing construction hitting record highs. “The Midland-Odessa economy had a very good year,” said Karr Ingham, the Amarillo economist who prepares the […]

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Permian Strategic Partnership names CEO

Posted on March 3, 2019

The Permian Strategic Partnership board of directors announced on Tuesday their chief executive officer will be Tracee Bentley effective March 18. Bentley was most recently the executive director of the Colorado Petroleum Council, a division of the American Petroleum Institute, where she focused on all segments of the oil and natural gas industry in Colorado […]

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District Approves Solar Applications

Posted on March 3, 2019

Odessa American oanews@oaoa.com The Ector County Independent School District Board of Trustees approved two applications for appraised value limitations on property south of Interstate 20 and east of Farm to Market Road 1601 for two solar projects. The board also approved hiring Dan Casey of Moak Casey & Associates to guide the district through the application […]

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Proposed Winkler County refinery could benefit local drivers’ pocketbooks

Posted on March 3, 2019

California-based Meridian Energy Group is seeking to build a new refinery near the Permian Basin town of Kermit. The company is already building its Davis Refinery in the Bakken Shale of North Dakota.  The $1 billion, 60,000-barrel-a-day refinery Meridian Energy Group is planning for Winkler County could benefit local producer as well as local consumers. […]

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PERRYMAN: Texas had a banner year in terms of job creation

Posted on March 3, 2019

By M. Ray Perryman As the numbers for 2018 begin to trickle in, it is becoming increasingly obvious that Texas had a banner year in terms of job creation. Overall, the state economy added 391,800 jobs through the 12 months ending in December 2018. That amounts to well more than 1,000 jobs each day. The […]

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