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Odessa business owner files federal lawsuit after outcries of police ‘brutality’
ECTOR COUNTY, Texas (KMID/KPEJ)- Odessa business owner Dennis Roberson said he was assaulted by several deputies with the Ector County Sheriff’s Office in October of 2021 after they came on his property looking for someone involved in a traffic incident. In an interview last year, Roberson told us the man in question was a friend […]
Grandfalls-Royalty student passes away
"His warmth, kindness and bright spirit touched the lives of many in our community. It's a loss deeply felt by all who knew him."
The chicken/coffee debate: Here’s why these restaurants are investing in the Basin
PERMIAN BASIN (KMID/KPEJ)- We’ve all heard it, the grumbling every time a new chicken restaurant or coffee shop lays claims to real-estate in Midland and Odessa. New business announcements involving these establishments are often met with comments like this: “Oh, ANOTHER chicken place.” “Do we really need another chicken place?” “No more chicken or coffee, […]
ECUD’s outdated boundary data sparks concern ahead of county meeting
ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) - A look into records from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality shows the Ector County Utility District is decades behind on reporting boundary changes. That revelation comes as residents, county commissioners and the board grapple with questions about oversight. Questions about the outdated record brought varied...
Weekly Safety Report: Assaults, Murder, and Harassment in Odessa, Texas
This week in Odessa, Texas, several incidents occurred that required police intervention. These incidents include an aggravated assault arrest, an assault at a Mexican restaurant, an accusation of choking and cutting a girlfriend, a murder suspect in custody, and a woman standing up to a harasser at a gym.
Odessa's Christmas Parade: A Glowing Success and Kickoff to the Holiday Season
We saw it all, from marching bands and our local leaders to businesses. The floats were glowing, and the energy was high. "The parade was a huge success. It is always heartwarming to see families enjoy this great event. It kicks off the holiday season, and let us not forget Jesus is the reason for the season. Special thanks to the Parks Department and Downtown Odessa! " Shared Councilwomen Denise Swanner. Which float was your favorite?Visit here for more details.
Lebby reaching back to west Texas roots with hiring of Shaud Williams as Bulldog strength coach
Jeff Lebby and Shaud Williams played Texas high school football together…well, let’s say a few years back and leave it there. Now they are reunited at Mississippi State as new head football coach Lebby will bring in Williams to take charge of Bulldog strength and conditioning. Williams, 43,...
15 OC nursing graduates to sign with MCH
Fifteen soon-to-be associate degree nursing graduates will sign agreements with Medical Center Hospital District at a signing ceremony Tuesday at Odessa College. At the special ceremony at 9 a.m. Dec. 5 in the Zant Room of the Saulsbury Campus Center, the future graduates will sign an agreement committing to begin or continue their nursing careers at Medical Center Hospital. The students will graduate on Friday, Dec. 7.
OPD seizes 17 grams of cocaine
A traffic stop Thursday led to the arrest of a 37-year-old Odessa man on felony drug charges. According to an Odessa Police Department report, intelligence unit detectives saw Iram Rodriguez Aguilar fail to stop at a designated stop point at West Pool and South Grant Avenue and pulled him over in the 100 block of East Odessa.
Ector County Felony Dispositions & Indictments: December 1, 2023
The following is a list of recent first and second-degree felony dispositions from the Ector County District Clerk’s Office. Jacobrian Mancha. Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Dismissed. Pleaded guilty to assault, other charges. Two years deferred adjudication. Wayne McBride. Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Dismissed. Pleaded guilty...
Get ready for heart-pounding action at John's Adrenaline Circus in Odessa, TX!
🎪🚀 Get ready to buckle up, folks! Because on Tue, Dec 5, your adrenaline is set to hit the roof! We're talking about the one and only - John's Adrenaline Circus Stunt Show, kicking off at 7:00PM in the heart of Odessa, TX.
Robbery suspect nabbed by OPD
A 60-year-old Odessa man was arrested Friday in connection with the robbery of a DK store on South Grandview Avenue. According to the Odessa Police Department, the store clerk called 911 around 6 a.m. to report the robbery. When officers arrived, the clerk told them the suspect demanded cash while threatening them with a knife and then fled on foot.
Local teacher surprised with Teacher of the Month honor
Local teacher surprised with Teacher of the Month honor.
PHOTO GALLERY: Parade of Lights kicks off the holiday season
The 28th annual Parade of Lights kicked off the holiday season Saturday evening in Odessa with colorful floats and plenty of Christmas cheer.
Ultimate recognition was given to UT Permian Basin students on Monday
ODESSA, Texas — Some UT Permian Basin students got the ultimate recognition on Monday. The university held their induction ceremony for students who were accepted into Pi Kappa Lamda, which is a music honor society. Students were selected based on their academic, leadership and musical abilities. "Just emulating what...
UTPB Police make drug arrest
A traffic infraction led to the arrest Thursday morning of an Odessa man and the seizure of cocaine, marijuana, Xanax and THC. Court documents indicate a University of Texas of the Permian Basin Police Department officer saw Daniel Vizcaino blow through a red arrow at Highway 80 and Loop 338 around 2 a.m. and when he tried to pull him over, Vizcaino fled before eventually stopping at a convenience store on East University Boulevard.
Ector county leaders look for options to benefit West Odessans
WEST ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) -West Odessans made their opinions heard on the state of the unincorporated area at a town hall meeting in July. Ector County Judge Dustin Fawcett held this town hall to hear what they had to say and maybe even come to an agreement. Even though there...
The City of Odessa Parade of Lights
ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) - The annual Odessa Christmas parade of lights was tonight to kick start the holiday season. Many organizations in Odessa participated in this event and designed their floats to get into the holiday spirit. This is the largest parade that the city of Odessa has had so...
KISD administrator placed on leave following legal allegations
KERMIT, Texas (KMID/KPEJ) – District officials with Kermit ISD were made aware of legal allegations against a campus administrator on Tuesday, November 28th, originating from a previous student disciplinary matter. After learning of these investigations, KISD placed the administrator on leave as the investigation continues. KISD Superintendent Joe Lopez said in a release on Friday […]
PBRC hosts 39th Annual Celebration and Tree Lighting
The event took place at 6 p.m. Monday evening at Optimist Park.