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Midland average home price seventh highest in Texas

Midland real estate continued to post strong numbers, with real estate franchise Coldwell Banker ranking Midland seventh in Texas for average home price. A four-bedroom, two-bath house in Midland was reported to have an average price of $278,773, and out of the top 10 market areas listed, Midland was the only West Texas market to make the cut. Boerne, located ...

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BRIEF: New company hiring Carlsbad drivers

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Wilkbanks Energy Logistics, based in Artesia, is hiring for 30 new positions in the Carlsbad area. Wilbanks Energy is a logistics and rig mobilization company. “Wilbanks is expanding to meet the needs of our growing customer base, and we’re seeking top talent in search of long-term career opportunities to support our growth,” Chief Operations Officer Lance Wilbanks said in a ...

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Boy Scouts honor Tim Leach with Distinguished Citizen award

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In a packed dining room at Midland Country Club, the Buffalo Trail Council of the Boy Scouts of America honored Concho Resources President and CEO Tim Leach with the Distinguished Citizen of the Permian Basin award. “Scouting has changed the culture of our country, and I know everybody in this room is aware that Scouting is under attack in some ...

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Price drop keeps boom alive

How long and how low the slide in crude prices will go remains unclear, but prices lingering in the $80 range should support a continued boom in the Permian Basin, according to oil and gas producers, analysts and investors speaking at Hart Energy’s 2014 Executive Oil Conference in Midland  Tuesday. Tuesday saw a West Texas Intermediate crude price of $77.54 per barrel, ...

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Veterans group helps keep lights on and food on the table

The Golden Gate National Cemetery

Veterans Day is a time when more than 22 million Americans are honored for their service. Of that number, more than 1.5 million are in Texas, according to the governor’s office. While many veterans leave their service whole, thousands of others struggle with disabilities that no holiday can mask. This is where the organization Disabled American Veterans can help. When ...

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Energy Center brings the oilfield to the classroom in Midland


Offshore Energy Center is bringing their Mobile Offshore Learning Unit (MOLU) to Midland, Texas, schools to incorporate oil companies into student’s learning curriculum. Mansfield Independent School District (MISD) officials told Midland Reporter-Telegram that MOLU will be making its way to Henderson Elementary School today.  The unit will give the students a hands on experience and will help improve their math, ...

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Hearst Energy Award: Government advocacy Congressman Smith: I support the industry because it supports the country

At one time, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, represented a portion of Midland County and so became involved in issues related to the oil and gas industry that dominates the Permian Basin. The San Antonio native was recently named the most effective lawmaker in the 112th Congress by a study conducted by political scientists at the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt ...

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City seeks feedback for comprehensive plan

The city of Midland wants residents to think outside the box and let City Hall know what Midland should be like 20 or so years from now. The “Tall City Tomorrow” campaign is the city’s effort to get more public participation in its long-term comprehensive plan. Through Facebook, online surveys and several workshops scheduled next week at Midland County Public ...

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Is fracking still cost effective?

The declining price of oil, which has dropped more than 25 percent since June, is great for consumers, but is making some methods of production less profitable, according to a recent report by National Public Radio. The drilling boom in the United States is a result of improved technology that allows for the development of unconventional shale formations. On the ...

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Heavy industrial zoning voted down in face of opposition


In a strong show of opposition, more than a dozen Midlanders turned out to oppose the rezoning of a 163-acre plat of land in the northeast corner of Midland from agricultural estate to heavy industrial. The rezoning request was voted down with 8-1. Commissioner Chase Gardaphe voted in support of the rezoning. The request, made by Midlander Josh Harrison, would ...

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