Odessa

  • Texas Oil Boom: Bad For Teachers?

    Texas Oil Boom: Bad For Teachers?

    After she completed her year as a student teacher in southern Oregon, Joleena Malugani (pictured) couldn't find work close to home. So she accepted the best offer she got -- which meant moving to the heart of oil country, Odessa, Texas -- and learned that not everyone is lifted in a boom economy. West Texas'... Continue Reading

  • Oil Boomtowns: Plenty Of Jobs, But No Place To Live

    Oil Boomtowns: Plenty Of Jobs, But No Place To Live

    Like a 21st century Gold Rush, tens of thousands of Americans have packed their bags in the last two years and moved to one of the country's booming oil towns. But many of these migrants, lured by the promise of jobs and prosperity, have found themselves unable to find work or housing. Some have ended up... Continue Reading