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Council gets parks master plan update

When it comes to parks, Odessa doesn’t compare. In fact, Odessa City Council members were told Tuesday Odessa has 3.9 acres of parks for every 1,000 residents, compared to 14.8 acres per 1,000 in Amarillo and 6.8 acres for every 1,000 in San Angelo. In addition, since the City...
ODESSA, TX

Crockett assistant principal wins EOY award

Although she hasn’t been with Ector County ISD long, Angelina Hilton has already made an impression. Hilton, an assistant principal at Crockett Middle School, was recently named the Secondary Assistant Principal of the Year. Born in Rio Bravo, Mexico, Hilton grew up mostly in Edinburg. She worked there for...
ECTOR COUNTY, TX
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Abbott announces Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant program

AUSTIN Gov. Greg Abbott and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism today announced on Tuesday the opening of applications, beginning July 6, for the Texas Travel Industry Recovery Grant Program established by Senate Bill 8 and signed into law by the Governor following the 87th Legislative Session to administer $180 million of funds received from the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
TEXAS STATE

2 Odessans dead following crash

Two Odessa men were killed Sunday night while evading law enforcement officers in Crane, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. According to DPS, Adrian Elijah White, 20, was speeding west on U.S. 385 in an apparent attempt to evade officers when he lost control of the Kia Forte he was driving and it went into a building.
ODESSA, TX

Gomez acquitted in kidnapping case

An Ector County jury last week acquitted a 37-year-old Odessa man accused of kidnapping his former girlfriend at gunpoint. On June 28, Maria Quinonez, 39, a single mom of three children, testified Julian Gomez kidnapped her shortly after she’d broken off their short-term relationship in the spring of 2020.
ECTOR COUNTY, TX