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Making Room for HEB Shelf Space

ODESSA – Construction on the new H-E-B store on West University near Loop 338 is well underway. The 98,984-sf store is located on approximately 9.75 acres. The project is estimated to be $15.8 million. The construction represents the first sign of what should be a broad expansion of grocery offerings in Odessa in the latter Read More

Total Office Solution Midland TX

Total Office Solution Midland TX Total Office Solution has been named the number one provider of Xerox products within similar-sized markets across the country. The store has seen about a 67 percent sales increase since 2008, according to co-owner Tommy McCrury. In 2013, Total Office Solution recorded $12 million in sales, and about $5.5 million Read More

Commons Northpark Midland TX

Commons Northpark Midland TX MIDLAND – The Midland Planning and Zoning Commission has approved a 32,000-sf expansion of the Commons at Northpark shopping center on four acres just east of the current development. The new shopping center expansion will include a strip mall for several businesses to lease space in addition to two stand-alone buildings, Read More

Southwest Airlines Midland TX

Southwest Airlines Midland TX MIDLAND – Southwest Airlines will offer an additional direct flight between Midland International Airport and William P. Hobby Airport in Houston beginning in June 2014. There will be four daily flights to and from Houston and Midland, according to Michelle Agnew, a Southwest spokeswoman. There are currently three daily flights. Other Read More

Midland Employment Growth

Midland Employment Growth MIDLAND – Midland has been ranked number one for employment growth and named the fastest-growing economy in the country for the second year in a row, according to IHS Global Insight, a global think tank. Midland’s gross metro product (GMP) grew 7.5 percent in 2013, and had previously grown 14.4 percent in Read More

Midland Shared Spaces

Midland Shared Spaces MIDLAND – The 42,000-sf Midland Shared Spaces opened its doors at 3500 N. A St. with 11 nonprofit organizations and their 60 employees housed under one roof. The building has space for 13 nonprofits. The idea for a shared nonprofit facility is to offer a discounted rent by maintaining separate office spaces Read More

Westridge Park Midland TX

Westridge Park Midland TX MIDLAND – Pontikes Development LLC has purchased 19 acres in the 100-acre Westridge Park, according to CB Richard Ellis (CBRE). SBC LP sold the property. Pontikes plans to develop a complex consisting of approximately 500,000 sf of office space, including structured parking facilities. Construction plans will allow tenants to begin occupying Read More

Staybridge Suites Odessa TX

Staybridge Suites Odessa TX ODESSA – The four-story, 90-unit Staybridge Suites has broken ground at 810 South JBS Pkwy. The estimated cost of construction is $6.5 million. Hotel amenities will include a theater and a gymnasium, according to Tipoo Hossain, director of operations. Completion is set for December 2014, according to H.S. Ferdous, project manager Read More

West Texas Water Partnership

West Texas Water Partnership MIDLAND – The Cities of Midland, Abilene and San Angelo have formed the West Texas Water Partnership, a coalition addressing long-term water needs of the region. The municipalities will share costs and combine efforts to find enough drinking water. “Nowhere else in the state are cities combining their resources to find Read More

Solar Farm in Pecos County

PECOS COUNTY – Ground has broken on the Barilla Solar Project, a 22-megawatt solar plant by First Solar Inc. The project will be located on a 200-acre site off Hovey Rd. in the western part of Fort Stockton, according to Doug May, Fort Stockton Economic Development Corporation Director . Commercial operations will begin by mid-2014, Read More

Orbital Outfitters Midland TX

Orbital Outfitters Midland TX MIDLAND – Orbital Outfitters will receive nearly $7 million from the Midland Development Corporation (MDC) for relocating its equipment and constructing a headquarters that includes an altitude chamber complex. The economic development agreement includes: $2.2 million for headquarters construction; $3.2 million for altitude chamber complex construction; and $1.5 million for salaries Read More

Odessa home sales, prices surpass Texas averages

ODESSA, ECTOR COUNTY – Fourth quarter 2013 saw 272 homes sell, a 9.67 percent increase over 4Q 2012, while the average price increased by 11.74 percent to $185,426, according to the Texas Quarterly housing Report by the Texas Association of Realtors. Both statistics were ahead of the state average of 6.78 percent more homes sold Read More

HEB New Midland Store

HEB New Midland Store MIDLAND – The 135,000-sf former AT&T Call Center building, located at 5407 Andrews Hwy., has been purchased by H-E-B. In 2013, the assessed value for the property was about $11.2 million, according to the Midland Central Appraisal District. H-E-B operates an existing store at at 3325 W. Wadley Ave., less than Read More


UTPB falcons soar to new enrollment heights  ODESSA – Spring 2014 enrollment at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB) hit a record-high of 5,014 students, which represents a 22.8 percent increase in students and 14.8 percent increase in credit hours. UTPB hit the 5,000-student mark for the first time during fall 2013 Read More

2013 Midland TX Home Sales

2013 Midland TX Home Sales MIDLAND – The average home price reached $254,680 in 2013, a 7 percent increase from the average in 2012, according to the Permian Basin Board of Realtors. August 2013 saw the largest home prices, with an average of $283,568. The median home price in 2013 was $221,504, nearly an 8 Read More

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