ECISD to pilot SpaceX internet

Ector County ISD on Tuesday became the first school district in the nation to partner with SpaceX to provide broadband service to families with poor or no internet access.

City Awarded “STOP School Violence” Grant

The City of Carlsbad has received a grant for more than $340,000 to go toward preventing school violence. The City received grant assistance from Terry Brunner and Pivotal New Mexico, a company contracted by the PSP to help local governments, school districts and non-profits compete for state, federal and private grant opportunities.

2020 Census: PSP remains committed to the count

COVID-19 and changing deadlines caused the Permian Strategic Partnership (PSP) to redraw plans in its drive to make sure those living in oil and gas producing counties in Southeast New Mexico and West Texas are counted in the 2020 Census.

$41K grant to help fund CISM training for Carlsbad Fire Department

The Carlsbad Fire Department received a $41,135 grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, an application inspired by the efforts of a local grassroots organization. The funds will allow personnel at the department to undertake Critical Incident Stress Management training to address behavioral, mental, emotional trauma from repeated exposure to tragic and stressful situations.

Permian Counts makes final push

The U.S. Census Bureau recently announced it would be adjusting the response deadline for the 2020 Census to September 30, 2020. In response to this change in deadline, the Permian Strategic Partnership is making a final push to maximize participation across the Permian Basin through its educational campaign, The Permian Counts.

Evans: ‘The future has never been brighter’

For all the riches the Permian Basin’s oil and natural gas resources has generated since the first discovery in Mitchell County 100 years ago, there’s more to come. Last week, the PSP issued a report quantifying those opportunities, finding that the Permian contains more than 92 billion barrels of oil in proven reserves and enough […]

Permian in for Prosperous and Bright Future

The Permian Basin’s future is prosperous and bright. That’s what the Permian Strategic Partnership (PSP) stated in its latest report.

As Permian Basin Grows, So Too Should Infrastructure Investment

Surging energy production in the Permian Basin of West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico has meant a financial windfall for the area and the United States as a whole, but a lack of infrastructure is holding back the region says a new report from the Permian Strategic Partnership.

Infrastructure investment needed to fulfill Permian’s promise

Although the Permian Basin region that spans both Texas and New Mexico is home to only a small portion of those states’ population, it contributes significant portions of gross domestic product of both states. “It’s important for us to get out there and tell this story,” Don Evans, chairman of the Permian Strategic Partnership, told […]

Federal funding secured to rebuild I-20, Cotton Flat Rd intersection

According to a joint release from the Texas Department of Transportation and Gov. Greg Abbott’s Office, federal grant funding has been secured for the project via the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development program.$25 million will go towards improving the intersection.

Permian Basin roadwork nabs federal funding

Gov. Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of Transportation announced Thursday that TxDOT has won a federal grant to help transform an intersection on I-20, which is set to ease congestion and make roads safer.

Gov. Abbott, TxDOT Announce Federal Funding For Major Project In Permian Basin

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) today announced that TxDOT has won a federal grant to help transform an intersection on I-20 to ease congestion and save lives. Through its Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation grants, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded TxDOT $25 million for the I-20 […]

Frustration expressed over Census deadline change

A change in the deadline for collecting Census data is not sitting well with some in Congress and nonprofit groups charged with getting every resident in the United States to complete the 2020 Census.

First Responders Receive Grant for CISM Training

The Carlsbad Fire Department has received a $41,135 grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, an application inspired by the efforts of a local grassroots organization.

Improvement project on U.S. 285 south of Carlsbad begins next month

A four-phase project to rebuild portions of United States Highway 285 in Eddy County is set to start Aug. 3, according to the New Mexico Department of Transportation (DOT). The DOT, City of Carlsbad, Eddy County, Permian Strategic Partnership (PSP), Permian Road Safety Coalition and others identified a need to expand for road safety improvements.