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To Keep An Odessa School From Closing, Ector County ISD Focuses On Improving Student Literacy

By Mitch Borden In Odessa, Blackshear Elementary Magnet is on its last leg. For years the state has said the struggling school needs to improve, and in 2018 the Texas Education Agency even gave the Permian Basin campus a failing … Continue reading

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The City Of Odessa Forced To Releases Report Detailing An Argument Between Officials

By Mitch Borden After denying and downplaying a fight that happened between city officials last October, the City of Odessa was forced by the Texas attorney general to release a report detailing the incident to the newspaper the Odessa American.  … Continue reading

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Midland And Odessa Help Keep Public Buses On The Road During Government Shutdown

By Mitch Borden  Yesterday,  the U.S. Senate rejected two bills that would’ve reopened the federal government. And as the partial shutdown continues with no end in sight, cities in the Permian Basin are pitching in money to keep government-funded public … Continue reading

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Multiple Sheriff Deputies Wounded After Shooting In Odessa

By Mitch Borden  Three Ector County Sheriff deputies in Odessa were shot while serving a warrant Monday night. All of the officers survived and have been released from the hospital. Josh Pool, Cody Smith, and Ricki Rodriguez were a part … Continue reading

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Odessa Residents Chime In On Superintendent Search

By Mitch Borden The search is on for the new Ector County Independent School District Superintendent. Recently, in Odessa, public meetings were held to gather the opinions of community members about what kind of person residents want to see lead … Continue reading

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Report: Is Permian Tight Oil Growth Sustainable?

A new study suggests oil production in the Permian Basin could peak as early as 2021 due to geological constraints. This was the downside scenario gamed out by researchers with industry intelligence company Wood Mackenzie. “We’re going to drill really … Continue reading

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West Texas residents become U.S. citizens at Fort Davis naturalization ceremony

Eleven West Texas residents became U.S. citizens Monday during a naturalization ceremony at the Fort Davis Historic Site.

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Texas Town’s Fortunes Rise And Fall With Pump Jacks And Oil Prices

The middle class has shrunk faster in Midland, Texas, than nearly anywhere else in the U.S. Overall, more people are getting rich than falling behind. But extreme booms and busts make life precarious.

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The West Texas Wisdom of Rooster & Butch

The second season of West Texas Investors Club launches Tuesday (June 7) on CNBC, hosted by Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam. Similar to the TV program Shark Tank, Rooster & Butch listen to a group of entrepreneurs each episode and then decide to … Continue reading

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Moody’s Considers Credit Downgrades For Texas Governments Dependent On Energy-Related Tax Revenue

The credit rating agency Moody’s Investor Services reviewing its ratings for 10 local governments in Texas — including Midland and Odessa — and may issue downgrades within 90 days. The culprit is the precipitous decline in crude oil prices and … Continue reading

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