MDC approves contract with college district

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.

“It’s been a long process working with the MDC and MISD,” MC President Steve Thomas said ahead of the vote.

The Midland Development Corporation Approves an Agreement with Midland College for Expansion of their Midland College Dual Credit Career Program and the Technology Education Program

August 7, 2017 (Midland, Texas) – The Midland Development Corporation (MDC) approved an Economic Development Agreement with the Midland Community College District (Midland College) for the expansion of the Midland College Dual Credit Career Program and the Technology Education Program.

The fostering of the aforementioned programs will promote or develop new or expanded business enterprises in the City of Midland. The programs will assist in the retention of primary jobs through development or expansion of job training facilities for use by higher education.

The Sky’s The Limit In The Lone Star State

If Texas was a country, it would have the tenth-largest economy among nations. A business-friendly climate—TX, which has no corporate or personal income taxes, is the top-ranked state for Best Business Climate in our 2017 Rankings Report—as well as a highly skilled workforce, easy access to global markets and robust infrastructure has attracted the headquarters of 50 Fortune 500 companies to the Lone Star State.

Gross Domestic Product by State: First Quarter of 2017

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


Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 43 states and the District of Columbia in the first quarter of 2017, according to statistics on the geographic breakout of GDP released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Real GDP by state growth in the first quarter ranged from 3.9 percent in Texas to -4.0 percent in Nebraska (table 1 and chart 1).

MMH Receives Baby Boxes to Reduce SIDS

Midland Memorial Hospital is proud to become one of the first hospitals in West Texas to be a designated Baby Box Co. distribution center. Baby Everly of Odessa, TX was the first baby at MMH to receive a Baby Box.
The purpose of these boxes is to educate new parents on safe sleep practices and to provide infants with a safe sleep space in an effort to reduce SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Baby Boxes can be used for the baby's first five to six months of life and are to be placed either on the floor next to the bed, or safely on the bed.

Midland ISD Board of Trustees approves new CFO, principals

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - The Midland Independent Board of Trustees unanimously approved a new Chief Financial Officer and two new principals.

We’re told Darla Moss was approved as the new CFO.

Moss joins Midland ISD with more than 12 years of experience in school finance and 30 years in accounting and finance. We’re told in the last six years she has served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Liberty-Eylau Independent School District. She began her career working in the private-sector as a finance and accounting specialist.

Midland-Odessa economy shows impressive recovery as it journeys back to previous heights

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.

Midland College receives $349K grant for teaching programs in West Texas

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.

“The goal of this program is to help children be better prepared for school.
Midland College received a similar grant in 2015, and we hire a coordinator to lead professional development activities for teachers in Midland, Odessa and rural West Texas communities.

Midland International Air & Space Port expanding TSA line after frequent overcrowding


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.

"It's going to really kind of change the whole footprint of the airport when you walk in," said Justine Ruff, Director of Airports. "Probably the last five or six years it's been an issue for us."