• December 8, 2019

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GOOD NEWS: Pink the Basin

Midland College cosmetology students and faculty member Michael Fields presented a check to Pink the Basin representatives Valerie Longoria and Rheta Duncan. The Midland College Cosmetology Department offered pink hair extensions for $5 each during the month of October. All proceeds raised were donated to Pink the Basin whose mission is to raise awareness of women’s health issues. In Midland and Ector County, reports show that four out of five women over the age of 40 do not get a mammogram. This vital organization is dedicated to assisting those who either have no health care coverage or have limited health insurance.

GOOD NEWS: Hometown Heroes
GOOD NEWS: Donation

Doubletree of Midland recently donated blankets to Odessa’s Salvation Army. Pictured are, from left: shelter manager Chris Cooper, Keith Dial, B Patel, Shafik Tejani and Captain Juan Gomez. With colder weather here the Salvation Army shelter always needs blankets and sheets. Twin sizes are needed the most but they will take any size. Call 332-0738 to donate.

GOOD NEWS: Board of Regents re-elects chair and vice chair

ALPINE The Texas State University System Board of Regents recently re-elected William F. Scott of Nederland as chairman of the board and David Montagne of Beaumont as vice chairman.

GOOD NEWS: SouthWest Bank named top lender

SouthWest Bank was recently named this year’s top Small Business Administration 7(a) lender for the Lubbock-West Texas district based on total dollar volume.

GOOD NEWS: Donation

Miss Cayce’s Wonderland of Midland matched the donations during the Round Top Decorating event at Miss Cayce’s. Customers donated to the event and the store matched them.

GOOD NEWS: MSW receives highest national recognition

MIDLAND The Museum of the Southwest has again achieved accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public.

GOOD NEWS: Roundtable

U.S. Senator John Cornyn recently participated in a roundtable with members of the Permian Strategic Partnership to discuss the Permian Basin’s vast oil and natural gas reserves and how best to develop those resources efficiently and responsibly.

GOOD NEWS: TSUS issues $28.4 million in bond sale

The Texas State University System has issued $325.5 million in bonds at an average rate of 2.65 percent to refinance existing debt at lower rates and acquire proceeds for the construction of new facilities at three TSUS member institutions.

GOOD NEWS: Tractor Supply’s program raises $967,681 for 4-H

As part of ongoing efforts to support 4-H youth nationwide, Tractor Supply Company customers and team members raised $967,681 for the National 4-H Council during this year’s Fall Paper Clover campaign.

GOOD NEWS: In Appreciation

Members of the Odessa Study Club recently donated cookies to the Odessa Police Department in appreciation for all their hard work and dedication.

GOOD NEWS: Black Chamber announces Ebony Bar Awards honorees

The Black Chamber of Commerce-Permian Basin recently hosted the 30th Ebony Bar Awards Banquet at the Odessa Regional Medical Center East Campus Auditorium.

GOOD NEWS: MC program trains oil workers

MIDLAND Several years ago, a lucrative oil field job lured Nicholas Michael Ramos away from higher education, but this time around he is not going to let that happen again.

GOOD NEWS: Career Day
Good News: Donation

Lowe's La Tienda recently donated water to the Odessa Police Department.

GOOD NEWS: Upgrades in store for Museum of the Big Bend

ALPINE Brand new video monitor kiosks with touch screen capabilities will highlight current technology upgrades at the Museum of the Big Bend, Alpine.

GOOD NEWS: NFWF awards second grant to BRI

ALPINE The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has awarded a second six-figure grant to the Borderlands Research Institute (BRI) for a grassland enhancement project in Marfa and Marathon.

GOOD NEWS: MC employees write book about Kennedy assassination

MIDLAND Bancroft Press recently published The Lone Star Speaks: Untold Texas Stories about the JFK Assassination written by two Midland College employees, Sara Peterson and Katana Zachry.

GOOD NEWS: Names in the News

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GOOD NEWS: New Club Member

The Odessa Rotary Club introduced its newest member recently at its weekly meeting at Odessa College. Pictured are, from left: New member Deby Hurt, her husband and club member Rodney Hurt and Odessa Rotary Club President Lisa Crenshaw. 

GOOD NEWS: Skyline back in business

ALPINE After a year-and-a-half hiatus, The Skyline, a student-produced publication covering Sul Ross news and commentary, has been revived and is now moved to an online format at news.sulross.edu/skyline/.

GOOD NEWS: Costume Contest
GOOD NEWS: Sul Ross QEP on display

ALPINE The Sul Ross State University Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) has been selected by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission (SACSCOC) to be showcased in the Resource Room at the SACSCOC annual meeting Dec. 7-10 in Houston.

GOOD NEWS: Donuts for Heroes
GOOD NEWS: Celebrate parks at the Museum of the Big Bend

ALPINE Big Bend National Park is celebrating its 75th anniversary with special events all year.

GOOD NEWS: OHH reaches milestone of $5 million shared

Oilfield Helping Hands (OHH) has now shared $5 million with oilfield families in need.

GOOD NEWS: Permian Basin Fair & Expo board names new president

A familiar face will be leading the Permian Basin Fair and Expo in 2020, Chris Yount is the newly elected fair president.

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