Midland Oilman Donates to His Hometown Schools

November 27, 2017


Midland’s West Texas Gas Inc. owner J. L. Davis says he wouldn’t be where he is today if not for his education in the schools of his hometown of Mart, Texas, according to local officials, so he’s giving back by donating $3 million to the district — on top of the $4 million he’s already gifted to the Mart ISD, about 20 miles east of Waco.

Davis announced the contribution earlier this month, just after the school district passed a $9 million bond issue, giving Mart ISD more than $11 million to work with in upgrading school facilities, with another $1 million of Davis’ gift to be used for scholarships.