• September 22, 2020

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County’s new budget reviewed

Ector County commissioners today will consider adopting the county’s 2020-21 budget and the new property tax rate, which would rise from 36.5 cents per $100 in valuation to 36.9, meaning that with an overall bump in values throughout the county, homeowners’ tax bills would increase.

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Ector County trials resume

The Ector County courts are back in business.

1:55 pm | See more

County resuming criminal, civil trials

During a special 10 a.m. meeting Tuesday, Ector County commissioners will consider designating Barn G in the county coliseum complex as the setting in which long-delayed jury trials will be held.

2:47 pm | See more

County’s new HR head named

Ector County commissioners Tuesday announced the hiring of Donna James of Odessa, former human resources director at the Reeves County Detention Center at Pecos, to succeed the retiring County Human Resources Director Patricia Patton.

2:59 pm | See more

County HR director retires

Having weighed the applications of 20 people to succeed the retiring longtime Human Resources Director Patricia “Pat” Patton, Ector County commissioners held a special meeting Wednesday and narrowed the field to two candidates, Odessans Robert Segura and D.J. James.

4:20 pm | See more

Court sets tax rate, views solar project taxes

Ector County commissioners Tuesday bumped the 2020-21 tax rate to slightly higher than the current levy and told a solar energy company representative to come back in two weeks with a modified tax abatement plan that will pay the county an unspecified up-front fee.

2:28 pm | See more

Court reviews new tax rate

In concert with their recent hearings to write the 2020-21 budget, Ector County commissioners today will consider setting the next fiscal year’s ad valorem tax rate. 

3:16 pm | See more

Old facility on East Yukon Road ‘old, outdated,’ county judge says

Ector County doesn’t have a good place to hold its juvenile delinquents, but that’s apparently about to change. 

3:17 pm | See more

Commissioners plow through budget

Ector County commissioners Monday granted Sheriff Mike Griffis’ request for 27 new Chevrolet Tahoes, which Griffis said will greatly enhance his office’s ability to protect the public.

3:24 pm | See more


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