Pfluger in secure location amid protests

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Newly sworn in U.S. Rep. August Pfluger, R-Texas, said was reached by phone in a secure location. Pfluger represents District 11, which includes Odessa.He...

Pfluger takes oath of office todayNew congressman has legislation ready to be introduced

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Whether he was leading his beloved Central High School football team to victory as its quarterback or serving as a fighter pilot in the...

Joven eager for first council sessionBartlett not asked to be advisor, new mayor said...

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EDITOR’S NOTE: After a version of this story ran online Monday afternoon, Mayor Javier Joven called and requested an opportunity to clarify comments made...

Mayor accuses city staff of underminingEarly swearing-in ceremony was on Tuesday afternoon

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Odessa’s new mayor was sworn in Tuesday and by Wednesday was accusing city staff of intentionally undermining him while also saying he and two...

Joven, Swanner and Matta take oath of office

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Javier Joven, Denise Swanner and Mark Matta reportedly met at the Ector County Courthouse where Ector County Court at Law Judge Christopher Clark officially...

Mr. Conaway leaves Washington

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Joking immediately that there was no red carpet in the elevator for his final “farewell interview” U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway goes out as he...

168th – 169th COVID-19 related deaths reported at MCH

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Medical Center Health System is reporting two more COVID related deaths. The first patient, an 85-year-old female, died Friday afternoon, Dec. 18. The second...

Medical Center Health System confirmed to receive 2,500 COVID-19 vaccine doses

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Medical Center Health System has confirmed with the Department of State Health Services that it will receive 2,500 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. ...

JPs’ work ethics questionedHomebuilder says officials have been unavailable since spring

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The owner of an Odessa multi-family home construction company told Ector County commissioners Thursday that the county’s four justices of the peace have been...

Joven first Hispanic mayor of Odessa

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Odessa’s newly-elected Mayor Javier Joven on Tuesday vowed that once he takes office he will immediately call for an investigation of the city’s finances...