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Last Updated on Jun 14 2021, 8:53 am CDT
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Washington, D.C. — Friday, Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) signed a letter calling for the immediate removal of Representative Ilhan Omar (MN-05) from the House Committee on Foreign Affairs due to her anti-American, antisemitic, and bigoted statements and conduct, most recently likening the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban.
“Through her history of inflammatory, antisemitic, and subversive rhetoric, Representative Omar has repeatedly revealed her true beliefs which are counter to the example a Member of Congress must set,” the Members wrote.
In the letter, the Members detail several examples of Representative Omar’s engagement in hate speech, such as spewing violent anti-Israel rhetoric, engaging in antisemitism, minimizing the 9/11 attacks, and mocking American concern with al-Qaeda and Hezbollah, and most recently, likening the United States and Israel to terrorist organizations like Hamas and the Taliban.
The letter states, “Despite the slew of hateful statements made by Representative Omar in the past, her most recent comments steep to a new low. Equating genocidal extremist groups with democracies like our own is a slap in the face to all victims of terror and millions of oppressed people who have found refuge in places like the United States and Israel. While Democratic leadership has scolded Representative Omar, we are long past the point of needing ‘clarification’ […] House Democratic leadership must take immediate and meaningful action to remove her from the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. We consider anything less to be a form of complicity.”
A contractor working for the City of Midland will start road construction at the interchange of Loop 250 and Midkiff Rd during the week of June 14th.
This capacity improvement project will widen the eastbound and westbound Loop 250 service roads to provide additional turn lanes at the Midkiff Rd interchange, and is funded jointly by Midland Park Mall and the City of Midland. Work will start on the eastbound service road and various lane closures will be required throughout most of the project. Work on both service roads is currently scheduled to be completed by October.
Access to all properties will remain open, but motorists should exercise caution around workers in the roadway and expect delays at the intersectio
Due to the recent rainfall, this Friday’s Movie in the Park will now take place at CJ Kelly Park located at 5500 League Drive. Sonic the Hedgehog is the movie that will be featured.
All movies start at dusk.
|ODESSA – A district crumb rubber seal coat project begins Monday, June 14, 2021, in the Odessa District of the Texas Department of Transportation and continues for about the next month. Approximately 155 miles of roads in five counties will be treated.
Each year the Odessa District seal coats select roads as part of a program to prolong the life of the roads. Seal coating offers three major benefits: it protects the road base by keeping water from seeping in; it seals cracks and stops them from spreading; and it provides a new surface which improves safety.
It is likely that loose rocks will be encountered in the work zones during the seal coat process. Motorists are urged to find alternate routes if possible and avoid work zones. Loose rocks may be present after work is completed as well.
Pilot cars and flaggers will be used due to necessary lane closures. Wait times will vary depending on the amount of traffic. Motorists should obey any pilot cars, warning signs, or flaggers they encounter. Slower speeds are also advised. If possible, motorists should find alternate routes.
It is difficult to predict exact dates for each location and scheduled dates are subject to change pending weather and other unforeseen circumstances. The locations and tentative schedule are:
WEEK OF JUNE 14
>> Pecos County: 44.9 miles of the I-10 service roads from the Pecos County line to Highway 18.
>> Pecos County: 6.8 miles of FM 1776 from Highway 285 to I-10.
WEEK OF JUNE 21
>> Reeves County: 6.4 miles of the I-10 service roads from 6.4 miles west of the Pecos County line to the Pecos County line.
>> Reeves County: 22.1 miles of FM 2903 from I-10 to I-20.
>> Reeves County: 10.8 miles of the I-20 service roads from I-10 to 8.8 miles north of I-10.
WEEK OF JUNE 28
>> Ward County: 29.8 miles of the I-20 service roads from the Pecos River to 1.3 miles west of FM 1927.
>> Pecos County: 7 miles of FM 1776 from the Pecos River to FM 1450.
WEEK OF JULY 5
>> Ector County: 21.9 miles of the I-20 service roads from the Crane County line to 2.4 miles west of FM 1601.
>> Midland County: 5.3 miles of FM 662 from Highway 349 to Highway 158.
The work generally begins in the southwest part of the district before moving north and then east. A striping crew will follow in each location.
Cox Paving of Texas of Blanco won the project with a bid of a little more than $6.7 million.
ODESSA DISTRICT: A district crumb rubber seal coat project begins Monday, June 14, 2021, in the Odessa District of the Texas Department of Transportation and continues for about the next month. Approximately 155 miles of roads in five counties will be treated. https://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/media-center/local-news/odessa/014-2021.html #BeSafeDriveSmart #EndTheStreakTX
WINKLER COUNTY: Overpass project has two-way traffic on SH 115 with 12-foot width restriction. County Road 113 closed week of June 14 for paving and culvert work. SH 302 traffic on new service roads. See graphic. Slow down and obey signs/flaggers. #BeSafeDriveSmart #EndTheStreakTX
ECTOR COUNTY: Work on the East Loop 338 overpass that spans BI-20 will require lane closures starting the week of June 14. Work will take about six weeks. Closures will move as work progresses, but at least one lane will be open in each direction. Ramps should remain open, but caution is advised. Find alternate routes if possible. Slow down and obey signs/flaggers. Please follow pilot car safely. #BeSafeDriveSmart #EndTheStreakTX
REEVES/WARD COUNTIES: Mobile operation will be picking up debris and making repairs on Interstate 20 all around Pecos and Barstow on Monday (6-14). Slow down and obey signs/flaggers. #BeSafeDriveSmart #EndTheStreakTX
MIDLAND COUNTY: The County Road 60 crossover on Loop 250 will be closed Monday (6-14). Traffic will be detoured to CR 1150 and CR 1135. Closure should only be for one day. Find alternate routes if possible. Slow down and obey signs/flaggers. #BeSafeDriveSmart #EndTheStreakTX
MIDLAND: The city is starting a project the week of June 14 to widen Loop 250 service roads at Midkiff Road. Eastbound will be started first. Various lane closures throughout project’s duration. Work scheduled to be completed in October. Find alternate routes if possible. Slow down and obey signs/flaggers. #BeSafeDriveSmart #EndTheStreakTX
WARD COUNTY: Lane closures will be needed on southbound FM 516 just north of BI-20 in Barstow on Tuesday (6-15) for repair work. Slow down and obey signs/flaggers. Please follow pilot car safely. #BeSafeDriveSmart #EndTheStreakTX
On 5-24-21 at approximately 2121 hours, Odessa Police responded to 3310 Andrews Highway (Art of Fadez) in reference to a hit and run. Investigation revealed that the driver of a silver Jeep crashed into a business (barber shop) and left the scene without meeting necessary legal requirements. Anyone who recognizes the suspect’s vehicle shown in the surveillance photo is encouraged to contact Hit & Run Investigator T. Yelley at 432-335-5759 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference Case #21-0008413.