Our Region


Odessa is only 10 miles from the Midland International Air & Space Port (serviced by American, Southwest & United Airlines)

Highway transportation on Interstate 20, U.S. 385, and Texas Highway 191

Higher Education

Odessa College is a public junior college in Odessa. The college serves the people of Ector County and the Permian Basin. It was established in 1946 and currently enrolls about 5,000 annually in its university-parallel and occupational/technical courses, and 11,000 students annually in its Basic Education, Continuing Education, and Community Recreation courses.

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The University of Texas of the Permian Basin is a public university in Odessa. It is part of the University of Texas System. UTPB was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and founded in 1973. Its official Spring 2016 enrollment was a record high 6,050, a 15% increase in headcount since the previous year


The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in Odessa opened the doors to its patient practice in June of 1999, which provides increased access to primary and specialized health care for patients of the Permian Basin. This 81,374 square foot facility houses patient-related services on the first and second floors and administrative offices and academic programs occupy the third floor.

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Check out these Hot spots

Barn Door Steakhouse

Barn Door Steakhouse

If you are looking for a delicious steak, you've come to the right town! The legendary Barn Door Steakhouse is famous for their steaks. Go check out their unique location inside a repurposed train depot!

La Bodega
La Bodega Mexican Restaurant & Bar

La Bodega Mexican restaurant & BAr

West Texas is known for our Mexican heritage and that shows in our abundance of Mexican restaurants! La Bodega has a vast menu to choose from, go try their out of this world enchiladas or tacos!

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A Region Full of Life

Davis Mountains - (149.1 mi) via I-20 W and TX-17 S

Big Bend National Park - (182.1 mi) via fm 1053 S

mcdonald observatory - (163.9 mi) via I-20 W

Marfa Lights - (169.1 mi) via Fm 1776 S

guadalupe peak - (172.9 mi) via I-20 W

balmorhea state park - (116.4 mi) via I-20 W

Monahans Sandhills State Park - (30.9 mi) via I-20 W

Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National park

Mountainous setting along the Rio Grande River that separates Texas from Mexico. River rafting and hiking trails abound. For more information call 432-477-2251

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

These world-renowned natural caverns just across the border in New Mexico feature stunning underground stalagmites and stalactites. Awe inspiring “bat flights” occur throughout the year. For more information call 505-785-2232

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Monahans Sandhills State Park

Monahans sandhills state park

Giant dunes of sand still reveal Indian artifacts to those who explore the terrain. Grab the discs and go sliding down the sand dunes in true fashion! For more information call 432-943-2092