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Ector County Energy Center opens

A roughly 350-megawatt natural gas plant formally opened northwest of Goldsmith on Wednesday, heralded by local governmental officials as a boon to the local tax base, particularly the Ector County Independent School District. The so-called Ector County Energy Center sits on about 32 acres that were vacant ranchland a year ago near the Andrews County line. It is designed to ...

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EPA finds harmful pollutants at Ector Drum site

Environmental Protection Agency officials cleaning up thousands of abandoned oil drums at a defunct business just east of Odessa report a clearer understanding of some of the toxic materials left at the property. About 40 percent of the 15,550 barrels found on the site contained some sort of liquid, often in containers labeled incorrectly or not at all, according to ...

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La Entrada al Pacifico expands with Lamesa road project

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La Entrada al Pacifico’s goals have changed some since its 1997 inception with the 1,200-mile trade corridor now posing the lucrative prospect of natural gas exports. Congress has not yet approved the sale of American natural gas from the wellhead to foreign buyers, but the compressed form of it might be exported as a refined product when a pipeline under ...

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Hotelier bankruptcy signals strain brought by oil and gas downturn

A bankruptcy case under way in Midland federal court highlights troubles facing hotel developers after a frenzy of building during the oil boom and plummeting rates now that industry activity wanes. The business isn’t what it was last year, and that means a pinch for some of the developers who are newer to the local market. A group of companies ...

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TxDOT project under way in Odessa

Construction crews will be working in the area during the next few weeks as part of ongoing Texas Department of Transportation projects. According to a TxDOT news release, FNH Construction of Farmers Branch will be working in both Odessa and Kermit. Workers will repair concrete that holds decorative pavers in place at intersections on Highway 385 between Fourth Street and ...

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Sales tax Odessa sees lower sales tax revenue

The City of Odessa received its July sales tax check for $3,246,663.77. This includes the economic development sales tax of 1/4 cent. The City of Odessa will receive $2,597,331.02 and the Odessa Development Corp. will receive $649,332.75, a news release said. The city itself saw a decrease with July’s sales tax revenue total of $2,597,331.02, which reflects a $362,553.17 or ...

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Odessa Pumps under new ownership

A recently-announced transaction posed a win-win situation for DistributionNOW and its newly-acquired pump fabrication company Odessa Pumps, the Odessa American reports. DistributionNOW CEO Robert Workman said the acquisition will allow the company to expand its services further, while Odessa Pumps co-owners Toby and Sondra Oeff say will offer security and aid their business during the downturn. Although the exact terms ...

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Affidavit: Family was giving nephew a ride before shooting

Maria Pilar Regalado told her husband she was going to give her 17-year-old nephew Luis Rey a ride from their home before Rey reportedly shot her to death and attempted to shoot his uncle. Rey has been charged by the Odessa Police Department with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was being held Monday without bond at ...

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Odessa car theft results in multiple stab wounds

A 22-year-old man sustained serious injuries in a stabbing that erupted Wednesday after he tried to retrieve his stolen car. The Odessa American reports Jose Pinon-Arroyo was pumping gas at a Stripes gas station on West University in Odessa when a man stole his gold Ford Contour and drove off. Pinon-Arroyo later spotted the suspect inside the stolen vehicle and tailed ...

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West Nile virus a concern following heavy rains

There are no confirmed cases of West Nile virus in Ector County but with recent rains, the Permian Basin is at greater risk for the disease. National Weather Service officials said 9.33 inches of rain has fallen in Odessa this year. Combine that with high heat in between the rainy days and you have a mosquito breeding ground, medical officials ...

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