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Aug 26, 2016

I recently testified at a Texas House Defense and Veteran's Affairs Committee in Wichita Falls. The topic was "how encroachment impacts the vital missions of our military bases in Texas and which policies can be put into place while retaining respect for private property rights, economic growth, and the operations of military facilities. The topic of the day was sitting of wind farms farms. The committee is Chaired by Representative Susan King and the Vice Chair is Representative James Frank.

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Aug 25, 2016

Check out the following NASA opportunities for the education community. Full descriptions are listed below.


New This Week!


Free NASA Educator Professional Development Webinars

Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Home School and Informal Educators

Next Event Date: Aug. 25, 2016, at 6 p.m. EDT

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Aug 22, 2016

I recently attended the West Texas Legislative Summit in San Angelo. The topic of this years annual event was "Meeting the Challenges of Education and Workforce in Texas". Dr. Raymund Paredes, Commissioner of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board made a presentation on the 60x30TX. 60x30TX is designed to have at least 60% of Texans ages 25-34 having a postsecondary credential or degree by 2030. Texas currently sets at 38% in the targeted age group.

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Aug 19, 2016

For additional information, contact:  Herbert ReckziegelHerbert.Reckziegel@BuzziUnicemUSA.com 325-242-4011

For Immediate Release: September 1, 2015

Major Expansion Project Update

Sweetwater, Texas - Buzzi Unicem USA is pleased to report that the major project to modernize and expand its cement production at the Maryneal Texas plant remains on schedule for anticipated completion by early 2016.

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Aug 19, 2016

September 9, 2015

PRESS RELEASE ……………. For immediate release

For additional information, please contact;

Ken Becker, Executive Director of Sweetwater Economic Development: 325-235-0555 or

Atisthan Roach, Vulcan Materials Company: 205-298-3220

Sweetwater, Texas; Vulcan Materials Company has acquired a location in the BNSF Logistic Center in Sweetwater, Texas.  Vulcan (NYSE:VMC) is North America’s leading producer of construction aggregates, which consist of primarily crushed... Read More

Aug 19, 2016

Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick Announces Texas Oilfield Relief Initiative


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By Sweetwater | Jul 27, 2016

Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick recently spoke at the Roseland Oil & Gas "West Texas Showdown" in Midland at the Horseshoe Arena.  Commissioner Craddick spoke about the differences in the Permian Basin and other Shale Plays in Texas.  Texas is fortunate to have Shale Plays like the Barnett, the Eagle Ford, and now Shale Plays in the Permian Basin.  The main differences in the Texas Shale Plays is that the Barnett and Eagle Ford have one layered formation play and the Permian has from 10-14... Read More

Jul 26, 2016

Interesting take on oil & gas and renewable energy

Texas Energy Clips

San Antonio Business Journal

Slight rebound for new drilling as crude oil prices get comfortable in the mid-$40s

By Sergio Chapa

July 25, 2016


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Jul 20, 2016

I hope this finds each of you well and resting. As we look forward to the beginning of the 2016-17 school year, I "Thank You" for allowing SEED to be a part of the education process in Nolan County. Our connection to business and industry can assist the students in "real world" experiences. The Speakers Bureau and Senior Interview programs have been a good match for the ISD's and the business community. We are proud to be a part of those successful programs.

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Jul 19, 2016

Attached you will find a "DRAFT" agenda for the upcoming E3 Summit presented by the West Texas Energy Consortium (http://wtxec.org). There are a few ads to get placed to finish up the overall program.

The agenda is full of opportunities including a chance for ISD Superintendents to attend an "Invitation Only" roundtable discussion w/ TEA Commissioner Mike Morath.

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