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September 20, 2017

Dual-credit enrollment at Midland College has increased from fall 2016, trustees learned in a presentation Tuesday at the board’s monthly meeting.

Fall 2017 enrollment for dual credit -- which allows students to earn both high school and college credits -- was 1,392 as of Tuesday. The figure is a jump from 1,116 students during the same semester last year, according to figures provided to the Reporter-Telegram.

September 19, 2017

Texas has held the top business climate ranking since 1999.

Texas has the best business climate in the country, according to a new survey of U.S. corporate executives from Development Counsellors International (DCI). Florida is the runner up, followed by Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

September 11, 2017

September 11, 2017 (Midland, Texas) Weir Oil & Gas, a leading supplier of equipment and services to the oil and gas sector, has agreed to build a new multi-million dollar facility in Midland, securing nearly 100 jobs over the next 5 years.

September 11, 2017

September 11, 2017 (Midland, Texas) – The Midland Development Corporation (MDC) approves $316,000 to assist in the construction of the new Chris Davidson Opportunity Park to be located at Bush Tennis Center.

September 11, 2017

September 11, 2017 (Midland, Texas) – The Midland Development Corporation (MDC) is pleased to contribute an amount not to exceed $1.7 million to road improvements at Carver Street and Scharbauer Drive.

Improvements might include, but are not limited to, drainage, sidewalks, handicapped ramps, road improvements and utilities.

August 31, 2017

All Tenaris operations in Houston, Freeport and Bay City, Texas, are currently closed as devastating flooding and rain continues throughout south Texas.

August 17, 2017

First Bancshares of Texas, the holding company of Midland-based FirstCapital Bank of Texas, announced Don Cosby has been hired as its new president.

Cosby replaces Ken Burgess, who will remain as FirstCapital Bank’s chairman.

August 17, 2017

Midland and Odessa’s economies are entering the second half of 2017 with significant upward momentum, shaking off the effects of falling crude oil prices.

At the end of the second quarter, the Midland-Odessa Regional Economic Index marked the eight-month anniversary of its current recovery with its first year-over-year increase in two years.

August 10, 2017
August 4, 2017
 
 
Dr. Raymund A. Paredes
Commissioner of Higher Education
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
P.O. Box 12788
Austin, Texas 78711
 
Dear Dr. Paredes:
 
August 9, 2017

More high school students will get the chance to develop their careers before going to college.

The Midland Development Corp. board on Monday approved a contract with the Midland Community College District to help expand Midland College’s dual-credit career and technology program, which in the past school year served 301 Midland Independent School District students. All involved hope to more than double that number in two years.

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