Commissioners approve $150,000 from sales tax revenues

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In a seeming departure from their original mandate, Ector County commissioners Tuesday moved on a split vote to use $150,000 in county sales tax...

Final COVID Zoom held Tuesday by health officials

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Odessa’s two hospitals working hand in hand rather than as fierce competitors during the COVID 19 crisis, local health officials say, created a higher...

Church leaders condemn mayor’s disparaging comments

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Odessa clergy and church leaders on Friday issued a stinging public rebuke to Mayor Javier Joven for making disparaging and false remarks about Councilman...

Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation

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State Rep. Brooks Landgraf, R-Odessa, on Wednesday night said a staff member in his Austin office has resigned from his office and employment with...

Mayor seeks clergy push for ordinance

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Odessa City Councilman Tom Sprawls on Wednesday said he was “disappointed” that Mayor Javier Joven made disparaging and false remarks about his spouse during...

City of Odessa receives state award

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The City of Odessa’s Public Safety Communications Department on Monday received the Telecommunicator Team of the Year Award from the Texas Association of Public...

Pro-life rally slated for Saturday

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A pro-life rally to encourage residents to support making Odessa a sanctuary city for the unborn will be held from 11 a.m. to 1...

City pays $85,000 settlement

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The Odessa City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to pay an Odessa resident $85,000 to reach an out-of-court settlement involving a vehicle accident that...

Council says no to downtown master plan

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What seemed to be a routine piece of business turned into a bit of confusion during Tuesday’s Odessa City Council meeting. Councilwoman Denise Swanner changed...

Improved health conditions coming

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Dr. Babatunde Jinadu, Ector County’s health authority, told commissioners Tuesday that the county “has come a long way and we are seeing the light...