Midland tops U.S. housing markets thanks to Permian Basin oil boom

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A Texas city has landed on top of the list of the country’s hottest housing markets.

But the boomtown isn’t Dallas, Austin or Houston.

The West Texas oil patch town of Midland is the top U.S. home market in Realtor.com’s ranking for May.

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Local Engagement Specialist – Dallas, TX

The Dallas Engagement Specialist will inspire, support, and strengthen community members and volunteer activists while implementing education and mobilization campaigns. Engagement Specialists act as the face of the ACLU in their regions, offering support, information, and expertise. The Dallas Engagement Specialist will help build a sustainable volunteer program by increasing training, diversifying, and activating volunteers to promote local initiatives and participate in strategic campaigns. The Dallas Engagement Specialist will educate, motivate, and develop leaders in affected communities to advocate for change, while simultaneously developing relationships with public officials, law enforcement, faith leaders, coalition partners, and community and business leaders to galvanize support for ACLU of Texas programs. The Dallas Engagement Specialist will work out of the Dallas office, but will spend a great deal of time working in the community and surrounding areas.

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It’s time Dallas requires developers to chip in to pay for land for Dallas parks

Dallas has made do without these fees for decades longer than many other cities in Texas, including Plano and other neighboring communities. And we are typically skeptical of mandatory fees, but in this case we believe Dallas needs to pull private developers into the process if it is to have the park land needed to ensure it is a city of the first order for generations to come.

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Boom time comes early to West Texas oil patch

A pump jack lifts oil out of a well, during a sandstorm in Midland, Texas, U.S., April 13, 2018. Picture taken April 13, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Saphir

This parched patch of land, under which lie the largest oil-producing rock formations in the United States, is used to growth binges as well as the busts that always follow.

After a two-year crash, the price of crude CLc1 began to recover in 2016 and pierced $60 a barrel early this year. But oil is still far cheaper than at the peak of the previous eight-year boom that began in 2006 North Dakota’s Bakken oil patch and supercharged the city of Williston.

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Watch as seniors meet their elementary school pen pals face-to-face: ‘I can’t wait to meet him.’

Wearing her silver Dallas Cowboys earrings and bracelet, Nancy Miller patiently waits for a bus full of kids from Good Shepherd Episcopal School. Out of the 20 students, The Presbyterian Village North resident has her mind set on just one – a 9-year-old Cowboy fan named Ahan Jain.

Ahan and Miller are pen pals. After back and forth letters since September, the two were finally meeting face-to-face.

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PCI Group Holds Open House In Their New Facility in Dallas, TX

The Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce welcomed PCI Group to the Dallas area with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, April 3rd. Attending the ceremony were several dignitaries from state and local government, including Irving City Councilman, Oscar Ward, Irving City Police Chief, Jeff Spivey and Irving City Fire Chief, Victor Conley and several members of the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce. Attending on behalf of PCI Group were several members of the Kropac family including its founder, Chris Kropac, Sr, its current President, Chris Kropac, Jr and its Executive Vice President, Skip Pawul. Also, in attendance were over 70 customers and suppliers to celebrate PCI’s expanded business operations in Texas.

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Visual BI Announces Their Next Batch of Training Sessions for SAP Lumira 2.1 at Dallas, TX

Led by the industry’s leading experts, Visual BI has a strong track record in delivering Training and Workshop sessions for both SAP Lumira Designer and SAP Lumira Discovery. Their training course content is two-pronged: Basic and Advanced, and covers all facets of the tool, leaving the trainees better equipped to leverage the advanced functionalities available in SAP Lumira 2.1 Discovery and Designer.

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Boeing Snub Helped Shape Dallas into Amazon Contender

The 2001 selection by aircraft maker Boeing of Chicago instead of Dallas as a new corporate headquarters helped spark changes that make North Texas more competitive today for Amazon’s HQ2.

North Texas is one of 20 finalist regions under consideration by Seattle based Amazon for a second headquarters that could include up to 50,000 well paid employees.

The Dallas Arts District now has several venues that did not exist in 2001 when Boeing cited a lack of cultural facilities as a mark against North Texas.

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