• July 11, 2020

Odessa American: Ector County

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Drone purchases viewed

Long concerned about illegal dumping in the rural areas and specially funded to deal with it in a November 2018 sales tax election, Ector County commissioners Tuesday will consider buying an aerial surveillance drone for use by the county’s emergency management environmental services department.

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Health department staff doubled

Ector County commissioners Tuesday approved a big beefing-up of the county health department in an effort to push the COVID-19 pandemic into the category of unpleasant history.

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Census needs good response

Getting an accurate Census count in Ector County may be a little easier this year than it was 10 years ago and officials hope the citizenry responds so that manifold benefits may be derived.

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County tax money falling

The COVID-19 pandemic is clobbering Ector County sales tax receipts, but conservative budgeting last year will cover all of the county’s expenses for this fiscal year.

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County dreads 2020-21 budget-writing

Ector County commissioners Tuesday thanked assembled county department heads for making deep cuts in their budgets and warned them that writing the 2020-21 budget will be even tougher in light of COVID-19-related revenue losses.

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Court begins 2020-21 budget review

Taking COVID-19 pandemic-related economic damages into consideration, Ector County commissioners today will lay out their goals for the county’s 2020-21 budget and review the current year budget with department heads.

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Confusion at the courthouse

Ector County District Attorney Bobby Bland said since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a lack of communication between the county judge, county commissioners and department heads and elected officials.

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Senior centers’ meals resumed

Hearing that many of Ector County’s senior citizens may need more attention than they are willing to admit, Ector County commissioners on Tuesday voted to reopen the North Side Senior Center at 1225 Adams Ave. for only the curbside dispensing and home deliveries of meals.

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2015 cut called mistake

Ector County Precinct 1 Commissioner Eddy Shelton, Precinct 3 Commissioner-elect Don Stringer and former city councilman Mike Gardner, Shelton’s July 14 Republican primary runoff opponent, gave mixed reviews to the county’s performance during the COVID-19 crisis.

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