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July 26, 2017

Texas’s GDP growth in Q1 led the nation at 3.9%. The mining sector was the largest contributor to growth in Texas. 
 


 

July 20, 2017

Not quite there yet, but the Midland-Odessa Regional Economic Index continues its journey back to the heights reached in December 2014 as oil prices were beginning to plummet.

July 18, 2017

Midland College is receiving its second $349,480 Texas School Ready Grant from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

The grant focuses on professional development, coaching and mentoring for pre-k, Head Start and private child care teachers throughout West Texas.

July 12, 2017

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -

Flights out of Midland are usually carefree, but people have been dealing with overcrowding during peak flying times.

The crowding creates hassles for passengers and airport security, but soon there will be an expansion to that area for easier flying.

July 11, 2017

XCOR Aerospace thus far has met its obligations as required by the economic development agreement signed nearly five years ago with the Midland Development Corp. and has collected $9 million in performance incentives, relocation payments and renovations. Still, the space industry company faces payroll, capital investment and rent obligations that officials said will be a challenge considering its financial status. 

July 11, 2017

As a part of Midland Health’s vision, to become the healthiest community in Texas, the administration believes in transparency and proactively working hard to attend to our community’s health-care needs. In response to an issue with a patient who had unintended complications, a Pediatric Task Force was initiated. Its main purpose is to set up goals from both pediatric and ER perspectives.

July 8, 2017

Just when you thought it was OK to look forward and start talking about what our community’s future, the website Parabolic Arc felt the need to pile on.

Last week, the space industry blog was the first to report XCOR Aerospace was laying off its remaining employees. 

That’s right, the same XCOR Aerospace our community invested in -- or bet on -- to put Midland on the space industry map. 

July 7, 2017

Despite laying off its 21 remaining employees, XCOR Aerospace isn’t dead yet. But, it’s not in real good shape, either.

It turns out that a major blow to the company was the loss of a contract with United Launch Alliance (ULA) to develop an upper stage for the Vulcan booster.

July 6, 2017

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - Home sales are on the rise in Midland and so far this year, there's been record numbers. Even homes over a million dollars are getting sold. It's something that's leaving the real estate market puzzled because oil isn't exactly booming.

"Oil and gas prices aren't having as much of an effect on our real estate market as compared to the past," said Bill Lanier, Real Estate Agent and Broker.

July 6, 2017

Midland Development Corp. board Chair Brent Hilliard was right when he called XCOR’s decision to lay off its workers in Midland and Mojave, California, “disappointing.”

It is very disappointing. There is another feeling stemming from the economic development agreement that apparently went belly up on Wednesday: This one stings.

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