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Perryman at State of the City: ‘We’re in pretty good shape’

Jackrabbit sculpture + City Hall, North Sam Houston & 8th St., Odessa, TX (1990)

Economist Ray Perryman had a lot to say about declining oil prices during Tuesday’s annual State of the City address, but worrying about them was not a recommendation. With an increase in local and national oil production, a slowdown of the world economy, and the strengthening of the dollar, Perryman said the drop in oil — posted at $75.25 a ...

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Sugar skulls and marigolds

Day of the Dead Skulls

Depictions of death could be seen from every corner. Painted faces representing skulls filled the room, however, the mood surrounding the square was cheerful and a cause for celebration as the Ellen Noel Art Museum hosted a community art day featuring Dia de los Muertos, or more commonly known as ‘The Day of the Dead,’. The Day of the Dead ...

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On display: Facets of an oil industry

Permian Basin International Oil show organizers chose a theme to capture the entire oil and gas industry, but various service companies and manufacturers still saturate what’s long been called “the working man’s show.” An oil boom means a need for bits, pumps, lifts, valves and on and on. And many exhibiting at the show on Wednesday seek to fulfill some ...

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Oil Show Old-timers

oil workers installing an oil pipeline

Among the entrepreneurs hoping to break into the region or expand through the Permian Basin International Oil Show were the long established companies who still exhibit anyway. Sivalls Inc. owner Dick Sivalls has pictures of the company exhibiting in Floyd Gwinn Park, before the oil show moved to the coliseum in 1956. They sell the surface gathering equipment they manufacture ...

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The oil show is finally here

It’s about that time again, the Permian Basin International Oil Show is finally here.  Vendors and exhibits from all over the industry have set up their booths and are ready to show off their products and new technological advancements. Donnie Neff, the rig sales manager for Loadcraft industries, expressed how the show should be a good one if everything goes ...

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Oil show president brings new ideas to the table this year

Larry Wadzeck, area manager for National Oil Well Varco Fluid Control, is president of the 74th Annual Permian Basin International Oil Show (PBIOS). Wadzeck has been on the board of the PBIOS since 1996 and a member of the executive committee since 2006.  He expressed that being elected president is an honor and something he never thought he would see ...

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George P. Bush visits Permian Basin in land commissioner campaign

George P. Bush stumped in the Odessa and Midland area on Tuesday in his campaign for land commissioner, touting his experience as an energy attorney and investor, a former teacher and a war veteran. The land commissioner is a little-known position responsible for a variety of functions including management of tens of billions of dollars worth of state lands, investments ...

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Texas paves the way in failing infrastructures

Texas may be excelling in oil and jobs and may boast a prospering economy, but its roads are literally killing the state.  Over the last five years there has been a 157 percent increase in traffic deaths on Texas roads.  The state is in need of $500 million to reduce congestion and improve the safety of its roads. The oil ...

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E-cigarettes’ popularity brings shops to Midland

Since 2003, e-cigarettes and vaporizers have grown from a small group of users to a global market worth more than $1.8 billion in 2013, according to figures provided by Wells Fargo tobacco analyst Bonnie Herzog. The rapid rise of e-cigarettes and vaping has led to a burgeoning market both online and on the ground, as some entrepreneurs open stores exclusively ...

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