Permian, Texas must take action to reclaim, extend prosperity

Over the past decade, the Permian Basin has powered Texas. Our region has generated billions of dollars in gross domestic product (GDP), contributed millions to the state’s coffers and provided work to hundreds of thousands of Texans. We fueled the nation’s drive to energy independence. Our region also grew very, very quickly. Then the pandemic […]

Local economy a mixed bag

Things in the Odessa economy are still moving, but at a slower pace due to the pandemic, the downturn in oil prices and general uncertainty about the election and the increase in COVID-19 cases.