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Police searching for truck tractor trailer involved in crash

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Council to discuss Public Art Ordinance

The Odessa City Council will consider various issues including the first approval of a public art ordinance that city officials say will be a benefit for the community.


Traffic signal project to close lanes on East Loop 338

The Texas Department of Transportation is reportedly scheduled to install arms on traffic signal poles on East Loop 338, which will cause short-term lane closures.

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