Mart: Oil company owner donates another $3 million to Mart ISD

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MART, Texas (KWTX) A Mart High School graduate who owns a West Texas oil company has donated another $3 million to the Mart ISD, adding to the $4 million he has already contributed.

Mart alumnus J. L. Davis, owner of West Texas Oil in Midland, announced the additional donation over the weekend as the district celebrated passage of a $9.2 million school bond issue proposal earlier this month.

The proceeds from the bond issue will fund construction of a new high school and $2 million of Davis' $3 million donation will be added to the $9.2 million voters approved.

The other $1 million will be used to fund scholarships.

Davis says he would not be where he is today if it were not for the Mart ISD, and the Mart community, Mart Mayor pro tem Henry Witt III said.

“The cool thing about Mr. Davis is that he’s not looking for any type of recognition,” Witt said.

“The fact that he has been so successful, and he is still so humble, there are not enough words to describe what this donation is going to mean to our kids, and our community.”