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Report: Is Permian Tight Oil Growth Sustainable?

A new study suggests oil production in the Permian Basin could peak as early as 2021 due to geological constraints. This was the downside scenario gamed out by researchers with industry intelligence company Wood Mackenzie. “We’re going to drill really … Continue reading

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West Texas residents become U.S. citizens at Fort Davis naturalization ceremony

Eleven West Texas residents became U.S. citizens Monday during a naturalization ceremony at the Fort Davis Historic Site.

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2nd Annual Beers of the Basin to be Held November 10

Purchase Your Tickets or Table Sponsorship Our Beers of the Basin event is a chance to try a variety of craft beers from across the country right here in the Basin! The event will be held at 6 PM on Thursday, … Continue reading

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Texas Town’s Fortunes Rise And Fall With Pump Jacks And Oil Prices

The middle class has shrunk faster in Midland, Texas, than nearly anywhere else in the U.S. Overall, more people are getting rich than falling behind. But extreme booms and busts make life precarious.

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The West Texas Wisdom of Rooster & Butch

The second season of West Texas Investors Club launches Tuesday (June 7) on CNBC, hosted by Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam. Similar to the TV program Shark Tank, Rooster & Butch listen to a group of entrepreneurs each episode and then decide to … Continue reading

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An Evening With David Sedaris in Odessa

This weekend, another public radio personality visited West Texas. About two weeks prior, Jad Abumrad of Radiolab gave a talk in Midland, and on Friday, David Sedaris appeared in Odessa. We got to know him from appearances on This American … Continue reading

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Friday Night Lights Author Buzz Bissinger Returns to Odessa; Still Takes Hard Look at High School Sports

Buzz Bissinger returned to Odessa – the setting for his book Friday Night Lights – to talk about our over-emphasis on high school sports. He spoke with Lana Straub of West Texas Public Radio, who had personal experience with the … Continue reading

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The Joys of Playing Beethoven on the Violin, according to MOSC Performer Edward Dusinberre

Saturday at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center is “Opening Night at the Symphony.” It’s the start of the 2015-16 season for the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Choral. Berlioz, Beethoven, and Dvorak are all on the bill for Opening Night for the … Continue reading

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Mexican Venture Capital Seeks Opportunity In Rubble Of Oil Downturn

ODESSA, Texas — Mexican venture capital is hovering over distressed energy companies in the Permian Basin of Texas, the nation’s highest-producing oilfield. Those companies – including oil and gas drillers, and service companies – crafted budgets when the price of … Continue reading

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A contract crew drills an oil well for Elevation Resources in Andrews County, north of Odessa. (Travis Bubenik / KXWT)

Midland-Odessa Stays Positive, but Oil Price Drop Won’t Be Easy

The falling price of oil is great news for consumers who are saving at the gas pumps, but in the center of the nation’s highest-producing oil field, cheaper gas means the economy’s hurting. Drilling is already slowing down, and people … Continue reading

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