West Texas traffic alerts for the week of Oct. 2
MIDLAND COUNTY, Texas — There are multiple traffic alerts starting Oct. 2 in West Texas. On Oct. 2, crews will be performing Herbicide and Debris removal on SH 349 beginning at SH 349 and Midland County line and continuing south to Rankin city limits. In Winkler County:. On Oct....
YMCA Learning Center still enrolling students in PreK 3 program
With nearly 200 little ones, the YMCA Learning Center is still enrolling new 3-year-old students. The maximum is 300 children. Principal Sandy Canava said they are nearly at 200, so they still have a good amount of seats left. Parents can apply on the Ector County ISD website, go under...
TxDOT announces roadwork projects through October 6th
PERMIAN BASIN (KMID/KPEJ) – The Texas Department of Transportation announced a variety of road construction projects across the Basin that begin as early as the night of Friday, September 29th and are expected to last until Friday, September 6th, barring any weather delays. Ector County Crane County Midland County Reeves County Upton County Winkler County Drivers […]
Meet Floyd, NewsWest 9's Midland Pet of the Week
Floyd is a six-month-old male heeler mix who was rescued off a property in Ector County.
Multiple agencies assist Andrews in arrest of shooting suspect
ANDREWS, Texas (KMID/KPEJ)- Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Ector County Sheriff’s Office, Midland County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety, US Marshal Service, and the Odessa Police Department assisted Andrews County officials in arresting a wanted suspect earlier this week. 29-year-old Landon Scott Henry has been charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly […]
Ector County businesses receive $7 million in dividends from Texas Mutual
AUSTIN Texas Mutual Insurance Company, a policyholder-owned company and the state’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance, has distributed $340 million in dividends to over 69,000 Texas businesses, representing approximately 92% of the company’s policyholders. Of those businesses, 814 are in Ector County and received $7 million in dividends, which they can use to reinvest back into their businesses and local communities.
ECISD bus carrying students involved in crash
Odessa Police Department: An Ector County ISD school bus carrying 24 students was involved in an accident Friday morning
GUEST VIEW: All of Ector County will benefit from this bond election
My name is Sara Moore, life-long resident of Ector County and the City of Odessa. I received my education through ECISD and graduated from Permian High School in 1974. I married another life-long Odessan who graduated from Odessa High School in the same year, and yes, we were able to work out our high school rivalry issues early in our marriage.
Ector County Community Supports Sheriff's Office in Mourning Corporal David Core's Loss
The Ector County Sheriff's Office in West Texas is grieving the passing of Corporal David Core this week. Corporal Core, who had received a promotion earlier this year, had been a crucial member of the department. His funeral was held at West Acres Funeral Home in West Odessa, and many from the department attended.
TxDOT issues traffic alerts for Oct. 2-Oct. 6
The Texas Department of Transportation has issued traffic alerts for the following dates and locations. October 2: Crews will be performing Herbicide and Debris removal on SH 349 beginning at SH 349 and Midland County line and continuing south to Rankin city limits (mm 362-392). Winkler County. October 3-5: Crews...
Ector County ISD launches Education Preparation Program
ODESSA, Texas (KMID/KPEJ) – Odessa’s “Pathway to Teaching” applications are open today! E-C-I-S-D is one of three Texas school districts to provide this program. The OPT program is a 17-month certification process that encourages future educators to propel students’ academic success. The certification is available in Core Subjects EC-6, Core Subjects 4-8, Mathematics 7-12, Science 7-12, […]
Buying or selling homemade foods this holiday season? Here’s what you need to know:
ECTOR COUNTY, Texas (KMID/KPEJ)- As the holidays approach, you may start to see more people selling homemade food, such as tamales, cakes, jams, and pie. The Ector County Health Department said people need to be aware of “cottage laws” before they try to buy or sell homemade food. Cottage laws are rules stating that you […]
From 800 to 300,000: Ector County Library's 85-year Journey of Growth and Service
Located on 5th St., the Ector County Library, a hub of cultural enrichment and learning in Odessa, has proudly served the city for 85 years. Originally housed in an old courthouse cum jailhouse, the library began in 1938 with a mere 800 donated books; a testament to its humble beginnings and the drive of the town's women's clubs and community groups. Managed initially by Miss Lila Box White, a former local school teacher, the library's collection rapidly escalated from 800 to a staggering 2,500 within its first year.
The world’s biggest carbon capture facility is being built in Texas. Will it work?
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Rising out of the arid scrubland of western Texas is the world’s largest project yet to remove excess carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, a quest that has been lauded as essential to help avert climate catastrophe. The creators of the project have now been awarded funding from the Biden administration, even as critics attack the technology as a fossil fuel industry-backed distraction.
ECISD's Novel Program Tackles Teacher Shortages: The Odessa Pathway to Teaching
The Ector County Independent School District (ECISD) is tackling teacher shortages with an innovative initiative, dubbed the 'Odessa Pathway to Teaching'. This unique program, one of just three in Texas, offers bachelor's degree holders a chance to gain practical teaching experience in a paid role.
The 1:11 Project to hold 7th annual Empty Chair Campaign event on Sept. 29
ECTOR COUNTY, Texas — The 1:11 Project will be holding its annual Empty Chair Campaign on Sept. 29. This is the 7th year for the campaign and these chairs will be displayed at the Ector County Courthouse from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. These empty chairs represent loved ones that have passed away due to fentanyl.
Sit down with ECISD’s Superintendent Dr. Scott Muri, on the 2023 Bond
ECTOR COUNTY, Texas (KMID/KPEJ) – This week ECISD’s Superintendent Dr. Scott Muri spoke with Big 2 about the 2023 bond. “So we have a bond package, total package of about $437 million, divided into three different Propositions: A, B, and C. The largest proposition is Proposition A, and it contains the majority of the bond […]
Supporting local: ODTX Downtown Market opens for one Saturday a month
West Texans who enjoy frequenting the local farmers and artisan markets can give reason to celebrate because a new event is now scheduled for the fourth Saturday of every month in Odessa.
ECSO says goodbye to Corporal David Core
ECTOR COUNTY, Texas (KMID/KPEJ)- On Monday, the Ector County Sheriff’s Office said goodbye to one of their own; Corporal David Core, who died last week, was laid to rest amid his family, both off and on the job. “Everybody is sad, especially those that he worked with day in and day out. When you work […]
One dead after crash in Ector County
20-year-old Addison Nichole Palma of Odessa was pronounced dead after being transported to Medical Center Hospital.