Monthly Archives: November 2014

UTPB sees record enrollment

ODESSA – The University of Texas of the Permian Basin has a record-high fall 2014 enrollment of 5,565 students, which represents an 8.6 percent increase in number of students and a 4.4 percent increase in student course hours over fall 2013. Among the programs with a significant increase in enrollment are petroleum engineering (up 95 Read More

Fifty-four months of Midland-Odessa economic expansion

MIDLAND, ODESSA – The Midland-Odessa Regional Economic Index was 6.8 percent higher in August 2014 than in August 2013, and has recorded 54 straight months of economic expansion, according to economist Karr Ingham. Midland and Odessa issued 107 permits in August 2014, up from 105 in August 2013. The two cities have issued 913 permits so Read More

Midland median income up by 14.8 percent

MIDLAND – Midland’s median household income rose to more than $71,000 in 2013, a 14.8 percent increase year-over-year from 2012, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Midland’s median household income has increased by 27 percent since 2011, rising $15,000 between 2011 and 2013. The Midland metropolitan area now ranks ninth in the U.S. for median Read More

$5.8M health care facility arrives in West Odessa

ODESSA – The $5.8 million, 23,000-sf Medical Center Hospital’s (MCH) Center for Primary Care has opened its doors at 6030 W. University Blvd. in West Odessa. The medical facility will offer pediatrics, family practice, OB/GYN, urgent care and optometry. West Odessa “…has always been an underserved area and now with the oil boom the population Read More

4 bed / 3 bath Across From Permian High

4200 Waverly Ave – Odessa TX CLICK TO VIEW VIDEO TOUR Listed at $180,000  (call for current market price) Broker: Donna Edwards Realty 432-934-4439

Midland Sam’s Club $5.7M renovation completed

MIDLAND – The Sam’s Club store, located at 1500 Tradewinds Blvd., has reopened after a six-month, $5.7 million renovation. Renovations include: •  a new $1.2 million gasoline island, •  a new pharmacy, •  an expanded optical center, •  a new hearing aid center; and •  remodeled and expanded restrooms. Midland’s Sam’s Club opened in 1986 Read More

Odessa hotel building booms

ODESSA – In 2013, Odessa added six hotels with more than 1,200 rooms, and in so far 2014 eight more have been announced or are under construction, according to the Convention and Visitors Bureau of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce. Three of the eight hotels underway are expected to come online by October 2014 when Read More

Weatherford begins $24M, 120,000-sf project

ODESSA – Weatherford International recently began a $24 million, 120,000-sf construction project beside its facility on I-20. Building permits show a more than $5 million facility, a roughly $2.3 million facility and a nearly $6.5 million facility at 710 S. Faudree Rd. Some other projects underway include a $550,000 truck wash, a $465,000 gun-load structure Read More

Midland Microtel Inn decor includes guestroom work stations

MIDLAND – The 82-room Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham has opened 12 miles from the Midland International Airport. There are numerous corporate offices within a five-mile radius of the hotel including IBM, Halliburton, Patriot Drilling, as well as the Midland Center, several attractions, and dozens of restaurants within a two-mile radius. This Microtel Inn Read More

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