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    Plus, there is a very strong possibility Midland will have three 4A sized schools in the near future. There is strong support for a 3rd high school right now. So, who knows what a West Texas 4A district will look like in the near future.
    Really? I'm used to Odessa and Midland being represented by two schools. Why doesn't MISD just let Lee and MHS swell to around 4000 students each and then consider adding another high school. I'm more for there being schools built in between the two cities and calling it Midessa ISD or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGold View Post
    Really? I'm used to Odessa and Midland being represented by two schools. Why doesn't MISD just let Lee and MHS swell to around 4000 students each and then consider adding another high school. I'm more for there being schools built in between the two cities and calling it Midessa ISD or something.
    MISD is planning to eliminate the separate freshman centers and move the freshmen to the high schools. Midland Lee could be expanded some, but Midland High is landlocked. They have discussed a few options- including just building a new, larger Midland High- but the most popular one (according to my source) is to build a 3rd high school.

    By the way, Midland ISD has enough students (according to the last set of numbers) that they could open a fairly good sized 4A school and still keep Midland and Lee as small 5A schools. I'd be real surprised if they did that though. Much easier to have all your schools in the same district.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eaglemaniac View Post
    My son was graduating from Tech on Saturday and we went by Lowry several times over the week-end. All I could see was the elevator shaft that was partially up. I don't see any way possible for the pressbox to be finished for this season. Could someone from Lubbock weigh in and maybe give some outsiders a report. Stadium look like it going to be fantastic. I does not really matter as far as AHS playing Coronado because the game is at Shotwell in 2012, however, the Eagles do typically p
    lay one to two play-off games in Lubbock. Are the Lubbock folks thinking all the stadium renovations and press-box will be finished for the 2012 season?
    No, it wont be. It will be functional but far from complete. It will be similar to Jones Stadium in 2002, where the press box was nothing more than plywood, wires, and electrical outlets.

    The locker rooms are very iffy at this point being fully ready by 2012's playoff schedule. I'm not even sure they will be functional by the start of the 2012 season. Three months to go and there isnt a concrete foundation that hasnt been laid out yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by odessapermian.com View Post
    MISD is planning to eliminate the separate freshman centers and move the freshmen to the high schools. Midland Lee could be expanded some, but Midland High is landlocked. They have discussed a few options- including just building a new, larger Midland High- but the most popular one (according to my source) is to build a 3rd high school.

    By the way, Midland ISD has enough students (according to the last set of numbers) that they could open a fairly good sized 4A school and still keep Midland and Lee as small 5A schools. I'd be real surprised if they did that though. Much easier to have all your schools in the same district.

    What about Ector County ISD? I remember a few years back, there was talk about making Ector MS a high school again. Is any of that talk of a third high school gaining steam in Odessa, again?
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    Construction update, 5-22-2012

    I have these links to the construction progress and the renderings of that particular part of the stadium. Kind of to show how much progress is being made, but how much more work needs to be done.



    Lowrey Field West Side:



    Construction:

    http://twitpic.com/9o8xd0/full

    (North viewpoint): http://twitpic.com/9o907k/full

    (South view point): http://twitpic.com/9o8x5u/full


    South side with scoreboard with landscaping



    Construction:

    http://twitpic.com/9o8xs1/full


    East Side concessions:

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    Construction photos of east side concessions from multiple angles.

    http://twitpic.com/9o8wx5/full

    http://twitpic.com/9o8yl1/full

    http://twitpic.com/9o8wk8/full



    Locker rooms:



    Construction photo. Still, no concrete foundation for the locker rooms. It's getting close to June.

    http://twitpic.com/9jznu2/full


    Entry to Lowrey Field West Side and West Side concessions:





    Construction photo:

    http://twitpic.com/9o9cp8/full

    Construction of West Side concessions:

    http://twitpic.com/9o8xmh/full

    (This one is from 10 days ago): http://twitpic.com/9jzo0h/full


    One more photo of Lowrey Field overview construction photo:

    http://twitpic.com/9o8wv6/full


    Well, that's about it. I'll update it again, once the locker rooms get their foundation or if the West Side starts to take more shape. Less than two weeks from now, the West Texas Football Classic is supposed to take place. I dont think it can take place here. I think it might have to be moved to Pirate Stadium in Woodrow (just outside of Lubbock) or People's Bank Stadium in Wolfforth.
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    Default Re: Lowrey Field Renovations

    Quote Originally Posted by RocklandDragon View Post
    What about Ector County ISD? I remember a few years back, there was talk about making Ector MS a high school again. Is any of that talk of a third high school gaining steam in Odessa, again?
    Not really. I don't think the public is ready to support that the way they apparently are in Midland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RocklandDragon View Post
    Construction update, 5-22-2012



    Less than two weeks from now, the West Texas Football Classic is supposed to take place. I dont think it can take place here. I think it might have to be moved to Pirate Stadium in Woodrow (just outside of Lubbock) or People's Bank Stadium in Wolfforth.
    It's going to be at Pirate Stadium. I may have to sneak up and watch that one.

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    Our district is blessed to have good facilities to play in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odessapermian.com View Post
    MISD is planning to eliminate the separate freshman centers and move the freshmen to the high schools. Midland Lee could be expanded some, but Midland High is landlocked. They have discussed a few options- including just building a new, larger Midland High- but the most popular one (according to my source) is to build a 3rd high school.

    By the way, Midland ISD has enough students (according to the last set of numbers) that they could open a fairly good sized 4A school and still keep Midland and Lee as small 5A schools. I'd be real surprised if they did that though. Much easier to have all your schools in the same district.
    Wow. Is this just talk, or are they serious?

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    Quote Originally Posted by odessapermian.com View Post
    It's going to be at Pirate Stadium. I may have to sneak up and watch that one.
    Pirate Stadium is nice diggs. Too bad it isnt the this weekend. It is on June 9th. I thought it was June 2nd. A shame too because the weather for the weekend looks all right.
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    BTW, I checked the site today and there is still no concrete foundation for the locker rooms. More trenches though. Looks like more pipe is going to be laid out or somethin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Honcho View Post
    Wow. Is this just talk, or are they serious?
    Very serious. A good friend lives next door to someone high up in administration over there and hears all the scoop. A third high school is a very real possibility.

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    In afew years if Abilene doesn't grow I think Cooper and Abilene may be 4-A. I suppose if things line up LSWC could be tough 4-A. Lot of ifs here tho....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGold View Post
    Really? I'm used to Odessa and Midland being represented by two schools. Why doesn't MISD just let Lee and MHS swell to around 4000 students each and then consider adding another high school. I'm more for there being schools built in between the two cities and calling it Midessa ISD or something.
    It could perhaps be built on the West side of Faudree Road but the name Midessa High just plain sucks
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    Quote Originally Posted by mojotrain View Post
    It could perhaps be built on the West side of Faudree Road but the name Midessa High just plain sucks
    True, Midessa isn't a very good name. But I wonder if this growth will ever start moving between the cities? If so then schools could start popping up in between.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGold View Post
    True, Midessa isn't a very good name. But I wonder if this growth will ever start moving between the cities? If so then schools could start popping up in between.
    The growth on both sides of 191 and US80 is there now, mostly commercial and a seemingly large amount of Churchs. Odessa Housing developments on both sides of 191 are already well into Midland county. As I posted before Odessa and Midland are growing at a 12 % rate. I think 12% is a low ball estimate. The thing thats holding both cities back is places for move-ins to live. There is not a business in town that isn't looking for help. Most exist with about 60 % staffing. Oil companys are renting every hotel room within a 60 mile radius of Odessa/ Midland just for employees. A 2 billion dollar near zero emmission coal fired plant is on schedule to began construction West of Odessa soon. Hopefully this will draw interest in development on the West side of Odessa.

    Midland already has four significant schools other than MHS and Lee. Midland Trinity, Midland Classical, Greenwood and Midland Christian. All have students from Odessa and Midland and all have sports programs. No doubt that they too will expand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojotrain View Post
    The growth on both sides of 191 and US80 is there now, mostly commercial and a seemingly large amount of Churchs. Odessa Housing developments on both sides of 191 are already well into Midland county. As I posted before Odessa and Midland are growing at a 12 % rate. I think 12% is a low ball estimate. The thing thats holding both cities back is places for move-ins to live. There is not a business in town that isn't looking for help. Most exist with about 60 % staffing. Oil companys are renting every hotel room within a 60 mile radius of Odessa/ Midland just for employees. A 2 billion dollar near zero emmission coal fired plant is on schedule to began construction West of Odessa soon. Hopefully this will draw interest in development on the West side of Odessa.

    Midland already has four significant schools other than MHS and Lee. Midland Trinity, Midland Classical, Greenwood and Midland Christian. All have students from Odessa and Midland and all have sports programs. No doubt that they too will expand.
    I was looking at the boundary map of Midland ISD and unless Midland ISD owns more land than the map shows, they don't have much room West of Loop 250. Where do those students go? It's about 15 miles from the edge of West Loop 250 to the Ector County Line, right?
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    Updated construction pics of Lowrey Field.



    The West Side of Lowrey Field plus press box. The press box is getting it's first planks for the floor. It looks like a form of a press box will be ready for the 2012 season.


    http://twitpic.com/9ti43n/full

    http://twitpic.com/9ti30d/full

    http://twitpic.com/9tfmcd/full


    Lowrey Field West Side Entry way:

    http://twitpic.com/9o9cp8/full



    The press box:


    http://twitpic.com/9ti51b/full

    http://twitpic.com/9ti5gv/full


    West Side Concessions:


    http://twitpic.com/9ti4pn/full

    http://twitpic.com/9ti6ro/full


    Not much on this photo but this is where the second set of concessions will be for the West Side of Lowrey Field:

    http://twitpic.com/9ti972/full


    East Side Concessions:


    http://twitpic.com/9ti7hp/full

    http://twitpic.com/9ti8xb/full

    http://twitpic.com/9ti9i5/full


    East Side overview:


    http://twitpic.com/9ti8cq/full

    http://twitpic.com/9ti9x4/full


    Lowrey Field overview and Locker room site (no concrete foundation yet, but still a lot of trench digging around the future site):

    http://twitpic.com/9tfmy5/full

    http://twitpic.com/9tfmwg/full


    Overall, the concessions are looking great. It is good to see that the West Side main building is getting the columns set up and the press box is starting to get built. The landscaping looks good too with the bricks being laid out nicely underneath the concessions. The locker rooms is still a big concern for me as there is still no concrete foundation. The locker rooms won't be ready for the 2012 season. I'm not talking about being completed. I'm talking about just being useable. I don't see it happening unless the crew will be working 24/7 for the rest of the summer.

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    Default Re: Lowrey Field Renovations

    Quote Originally Posted by RocklandDragon View Post
    I was looking at the boundary map of Midland ISD and unless Midland ISD owns more land than the map shows, they don't have much room West of Loop 250. Where do those students go? It's about 15 miles from the edge of West Loop 250 to the Ector County Line, right?
    I believe the kids that live near Odessa's Mission Country Club (but in Midland County) attend Midland Lee, or they pay a tuition and go to one of the Odessa schools.

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    What op said and but I think the City of Midland has annexed more land fronting hwy 191 towards Odessa.

    I love the money aspect of the growth but both cities have outgrown what all County and City services can handle.

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