• May 7, 2015

Odessa American: Ector County

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Commissioners approve issuance of debt

The Ector County Commissioners’ Court approved issuing $8.7 million in debt during its Monday meeting, citing the need to fix the runway at Odessa-Schlemeyer Field and to pay the county’s part of a Texas Department of Transportation grant for road improvements.

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County leaders may issue debt

In a year where most people will be paying more in property taxes and the county’s budget increased by $5.5 million, commissioners now will vote on whether to issue more than $7 million in debt to cover a number of expenses in the county.

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Red light cameras could see Texas ban

The discussion for red light cameras in Odessa has been tabled by the City Council for more than a year, but a bill passed by the Texas Senate could keep the cameras out of all Texas cities.

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Commissioners amend road project

The Ector County Commissioners Court approved to rearrange their list of projects that will be completed using mostly grant money given from the state.

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Commissioners approve game room resolution

Ector County Commissioners approved supporting a resolution that would petition state lawmakers to allow the county to enact stricter regulation of game rooms in unincorporated areas.

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Commissioners to discuss game room regulations

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Semi-nude clubs stripped of independence

The two semi-nude strip clubs in Ector County will now be required to register with the sheriff’s office after commissioners voted Monday to tighten up the ordinance regarding sexually oriented businesses.

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Commissioners seek public input on sexual business ordinance

The community has been invited to speak their opinions about amendments to the sexually oriented business ordinance at 9:45 a.m. Monday, which has received proposed amendments to expand licensure requirements.

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Commissioners approved amended food truck rules

The Ector County Commissioners’ Court approved amendments to their rules regarding mobile food vendors, which were asked for by the local vendor association, after the court approved eased restrictions on their operations in January.

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