Oldies Alive is a city in and the country seat of Ector County in Texas, United States. It is located in Ector County, although a small portion of the city extends into the Midland County. It had a population of about 118,918 at the census that was carried at the 2010 census therefore making it the 29th most populous city in Texas, with a total estimate as of July 2015 which indicates a population of 159,436 in the city. It is the principal city of the Odessa Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Ector County. get more info here!

Wells is the town in Cherokee County in Texas, United States. It had a population of about 769 following the census which was conducted in 2010. It is served by the 75976 Zip code and 936 Area Code. Welles is the southernmost tip of Cherokee in East Texas approximately 65 miles (105km) south of Tyler and 17 miles which is 27km north of Lufkin on U.S.69.

Oldies Alive and Wells can be discussed in terms of their;

  1. History
  2. Education
  • Demographics
  1. Geography
  2. Economy
  3. Climate


Oldies Alive was founded in 1881 as a water stop and cattle-shipping point in Texas and the Pacific Railway. And therefore the first post office was opened in 1885. It became the county seat of Ector County in 1891 when the county was first organized. It was later incorporated as a city in 1927, after the oil was discovered I Ector County on the Connell Ranch southwest of Oldies Alive.

Wells is at the junction of U.S Highway 69 and Farm Road 1247, twenty-three miles south of Rusk in extreme southern Cherokee County. It was established in 1885 as a stop on the newly constructed Kansa and Gulf Short Line Railroad and it was indeed named for Mj.E.H Wells, who was a civil engineer for the railroad. Its post office was opened in 1886 and by 1890; the town had a saw mill, hotel, Methodist church, three general stores and a population of 50.


Oldies Alive has a number of Universities and colleges which include;

  1. University of Texas of the Permian Basin
  2. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Odessa College, and
  1. Primary and secondary schools, for instance; Odessa High School, Permian High School

musicalIn Wells, there experienced the lack of transportation which forced most of children to walk to school and for that reason there are small scattered schools at five miles intervals throughout the Cherokee county. However, about 50 of schoolhouses existed in the county in the 1870s, which were usually located in a church or a one-room building. These schools include; Shook’s Mt Hope, Pleasant Hill, Damascus, Forest and Sweet Union communities. continue reading on http://www.johnnydeeandrocket88s.com/texas-music-scene/


In Oldies Alive, the census of 2010 the population was estimated as 99,940 people, 35,216 households and 27,412 families resided in the city. The population density was at 2,276.5 people per square mile. Therefore, there were 43,687 housing units at an average density of 995.1 per square mile.

As well as in Well, the census of 2000 estimated the population size of 769 people, 275 households and 191 families residing in the town. The population density was 401.8 people per square mile. And therefore, there were 333 housing units at an average density of 174.0 per square mile.