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TxDOT Approved the UTP with $600M in New Funds for Permian Roads

AUSTIN, TX – Permian Strategic Partnership (PSP) Chairman Don Evans today appeared before the Texas Transportation Commission to thank state leaders for directing an additional $600 million in strategic state funding over the next two years to make life-saving road improvements in the Permian Basin. “The terrible reality is that our region is averaging almost […]

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Texas Transportation Commission approves 2020 UTP

The Texas Transportation Commission unanimously approved a statewide transportation plan today that will provide more than $2 billion in additional funding to transportation projects in the Odessa region over the next decade.

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PSP, region await state’s decision about $600M in transportation funding

Midlanders could land their second big win in this year of transformation. The Texas Transportation Commission on Thursday will vote on projects that make up its Unified Transportation Plan. Should the vote go the way many in the Permian Basin desire, it would mean $600 million in projects for the region. That includes $243 million […]

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Texas shale towns grapple with growth as oil-bust fears fade

ODESSA, TEXAS (Reuters) – In west Texas, the center of the U.S. oil boom, about 3,800 students at Permian High School are crammed into a campus designed for 2,500, with 20 portable buildings to help with the overflow.

Texas oil group hires D.C. lobbying firm

A Texas oil industry group has hired a prominent Republican lobbying firm to help educate lawmakers about community needs in the Permian Basin oil field.

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U.S. Senator John Cornyn and the PSP Host Roundtable in Midland

Senator Cornyn has been closely following the development of PSP and requested a visit to Midland to learn more about the Permian Basin and specifically the five focus areas for PSP. The PSP and Senator Cornyn hosted a roundtable on August 19th that included Meghan O’Sullivan, TxDOT Chairman Bugg, Secretary Evans and Senator Cornyn. The […]

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Cornyn hears regional concerns from local leaders

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, joined Permian Basin leaders Monday to discuss how the region’s energy revolution has created explosive growth along with a multitude of challenges.

WATCH: Sen. Cornyn meets with local leadership

US Senator for Texas John Cornyn made a stop in Midland Monday afternoon. The Permian Basin Strategic Partnership and US Senator John Cornyn hold a roundtable discussion with local leaders and experts at the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum on Monday afternoon. 

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Sen. Cornyn to meet with Midland leadership

MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – U.S. Senator John Cornyn will be making a pit stop in the Permian Basin to discuss infrastructure, the economy and health care with Midland leadership next week.

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‘Big Oil’ has big money ideas…

The new Permian Strategic Partnership of 20 energy companies says that it will donate $16.5 million to support the opening of 14 new charter schools in the Midland-Odessa area.

Stantec to design specialized Career Technical Education high school in New Mexico

New institute to offer an energy course cluster to promote jobs in the Energy sector HOBBS, NM (August 15, 2019) TSX, NYSE:STN Hobbs Municipal Schools (HMS) has selected Stantec to design a new Career Technical Education (CTE) Center in Hobbs, New Mexico. As a regional facility, the Center will potentially serve students from surrounding school districts in Lea […]

Housing discount could be increased

If the Ector County ISD Board of Trustees approves at its 6 p.m. meeting today, district employees will be able to get an increased discount on Weidner Apartment Homes.