Discussion focuses on Permian as a place for families

“We’re in a long, long cycle of prosperity, and that has ramifications,” said Ben Shepperd, president of the Permian Basin Petroleum Association, Tuesday at a discussion of the energy industry’s impact on Texas. Shepperd was one of three panelists at an event presented by the Texas Tribune at the Saulsbury Campus Center at Odessa College […]

BOOM spotlights Permian’s contributions

A panel discussion titled – BOOM: A Conversation about How the Oil and Gas Sector Impacts Texas” talked about the benefits and struggles resulting from the region on the cusp of becoming the most productive energy producing region in the world.

Priority Midland is focus of chamber’s State of the Economy Luncheon

Priority Midland can play a pivotal leadership role as the community moves into important times. The Midland Chamber of Commerce held its State of the Economy luncheon Wednesday, and Priority Midland was front and center at the Bush Convention Center.

34 Top Texas Leaders Join Texas 2036 Board Of Directors

DALLAS, Sept. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Nearly three dozen of Texas’ most distinguished business and civic leaders have joined the board of Texas 2036, a non-partisan, nonprofit organization focused on finding data-driven solutions for some of the state’s biggest long-term challenges and opportunities.

Hobbs schools announces partners for CTE

The City of Hobbs, the Permian Strategic Partnership, and the JF Maddox Foundation have each committed $10 million for a new career technical education high school in Hobbs, and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is encouraging local voters to approve $15 million more needed for the new school in a November bond election.

Great Job Carlsbad!

More than 1,100 people attended our Sept. 12 Carlsbad Mayor’s Energy Summit. We believe it is our second-highest attendance in the seven-year history of the energy summit.

makeshift RV park in Eddy County

Boom creates new pressures in Permian

CARLSBAD — As Eddy County’s planner drove through oil country on a recent day, he passed a makeshift RV park and let out a groan.

Partners join to help fund new Hobbs Career Technical Education High School

The Hobbs Municipal School district today announced a group of public and private sector partners are joining together to help fund construction and development of a new career technical education high school to serve a growing number of students and better prepare them for technical jobs available across the Permian region.

Dr. Ray Perryman, Economist on Permian Perspective PP021

Welcome to the Permian Perspective Podcast. In this episode, Krista sits with Dr. Ray Perryman, an Economist here in the Permian Basin. Dr. Perryman talks about his take on “what oil’s going to do?” and to discuss the work he is doing with Priority Midland.

Midland College

MC could take new role in Priority Midland

Midland College President Steve Thomas told the board Tuesday that the college could become the “organizational backbone for Priority Midland,” if trustees agree to the action at a future meeting.

Media Meeting 9-15-19

This week on Media Meeting a two part show. First, we bring you information about the Lea County Schools’ new program “Attendance Matters To Me”.

XTO mock oil and gas site

$500K coming to Eddy, Lea counties to support grants for schools, roads

A group of oil and gas companies and local stakeholders is donating half a million dollars to Eddy and Lea counties to assist with grant writing as the industry booms in the two southeastern New Mexico counties leaving local communities in need of additional infrastructure funds.

vigil after Odessa shooting

Editorial: A message for our Odessa neighbors we are here for you

We salute the people of Odessa. We are so proud of how our neighbors to the west have conducted themselves in what had to be one of the toughest times in memory. They have stood strong and showed us that comebacks are not only possible but are expected. We like that.