While activity in the oilfields may be slowing down, Odessa is still seeing new hotels coming in.
In the wake of making a commitment to keep part of one plant - the current home of Flint Hills - in Odessa, the board of the Odessa Development Corp. discussed a plan to keep another company from taking its operations to Midland.
At least part of the Flint Hills Resources petrochemical plant could be saved if an Odessa man has his way.
Some say oil prices will rebound. Others say they've yet to reach bottom.
With a recession nationally and oil dropping to less than a third the price it traded for five months ago, many in the Permian Basin have concerns about their job status.