Change in Water Disinfection
Change in Water Disinfection
The City of Odessa will return to the usual
method of combined chlorine and ammonia
(chloramines) to disinfect the water supply on
Saturday July 2, 2022. The City has completed
the use of free chlorine disinfection for the past month.
It may take a couple of weeks for the change to be distributed throughout the water
The change in disinfection was implemented as a proactive maintenance activity in our
distribution system to assist in maintaining adequate chlorine residuals
Please join us for a ceremony to mark the official completion of
Midland County’s Gratitude Square Memorial on Friday, July 8,
2022 at 7:30 PM.
The ceremony will include Patriot Guard, a flag raising ceremony
by a local Boy Scout troop, the pledge led by Sheriff Criner, a
prayer by Pastor Roy Smith, Midland County Sheriff’s Office
Mounted Patrol and Honor Guard, and more.
Gratitude Square is a Midland County project designed to honor
our local deceased veterans. The memorial features a wall with
engraved names of veterans that were honorably discharged. Flags
are flown proudly, above an angel statue in honor of the Gold Star
Families. The memorial is open to the public to visit at any time.
Gratitude Square is also available for event usage with notice and
at no cost.
Today, June 27, 2022, the Midland County Commissioner’s Court
extended an Outdoor Burning Ban for Midland County. As of
today, all outdoor burning in Midland County is PROHIBITED. This
Outdoor Burning Ban will be in place for the next ninety (90) days.
It is set to expire on September 24, 2022.
The unincorporated areas of Midland County have been
determined to be under drought conditions by the Texas Forest
Service. These conditions have prompted the Midland County Fire
Marshal to request the Ban on Outdoor Burning in an effort to
protect lives and properties of the residents in Midland County.
A violation of the Court Order Prohibiting Outdoor Burning is a
class C Misdemeanor and punishable of a fine up to $500.00.
We urge all residents of Midland County to help us during this
time. For our residents in the rural areas, we suggest that you
make sure that you keep an area of approximately 30 feet mowed
around your home and outbuildings to prevent a fire from
reaching your structures.
Odessa, TX – The 25th Firecracker Fandango will take place July 2nd from 6pm-10pm in
Community members are invited to enjoy a free evening of family fun including live music by
Tommy Tarango and Rick Trevino, food trucks, alcohol vendors, market vendors, face
painting, balloon artists, jumpers, circus performers, a car show, and much more! Fireworks
will be launched from downtown at 9:45pm!
Battle of the Bands will take place from 5pm-8pm at The Ector Theatre. Admission is $5 for
adults and children 12 and under are free!
ODESSA, TX – First Basin Credit Union has officially kicked-off the Seventh Annual “Back to School” donation drive, benefiting children of the Rainbow Room of the Permian Basin. While summer may have just begun, First Basin wants to ensure area children are prepared with the necessary school supplies for the 2022/2023 school year.
First Basin is requesting monetary donations be made at any FBCU location in Midland, Odessa or
Andrews - account number 80001-02. Donations will be accepted through Wednesday, July 27
with a $500 donation from First Basin kicking off the drive. All donations collected will be presented to the Rainbow Room for purchasing school supplies for the upcoming school year.
The Rainbow Room works with Child Protective Services (CPS) to assist foster children, and all other children involved in CPS care, throughout Midland, Odessa, Andrews and surrounding counties.
First Basin believes every child deserves an opportunity to have the supplies they need to be prepared,
successful and confident in school. For this reason, First Basin and it’s more than 25,000 members are committed to supporting the Rainbow Room.
Deadline for donations is Wednesday, July 27.
In light of what happened in Uvalde, some are wondering about programs available at the Odessa Police Department. This one has been around for about five years.
The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events program, also known as CRASE, is conducted by the Odessa Police Department to groups, businesses and churches seeking more knowledge about how to prepare for an active shooter situation. It also provides an assessment of where they stand in terms of preparation and what steps they could do to improve their safety.
A group of officers has been trained and certified by the American Crime Prevention Institute to conduct the training and assessments. The program is FREE. It was created soon after the Sutherland Springs church shooting back in 2017. The team gets annual refresher courses in the training and assessment, as mass shootings are always different and ther
AUSTIN – Today, Texans for Greg Abbott announced the first purchase of broadcast and cable media time ahead of November’s general election. The $8.8 million purchase allows Governor Abbott's campaign to have the most impactful and cost-efficient ad placement across broadcast TV, cable, radio and connected TV platforms in Texas media markets. This significant investment in ad time will allow Texans for Greg Abbott to secure prime ad slots in live sports programming and local news before they sell out.
“As I have crisscrossed the Lone Star State, I have seen the momentum building for a pro-freedom tidal wave this fall. This media buy will allow us to reach every corner of the state and speak directly to voters about the issues that matter most to them,” said Governor Abbott. “Texans want to ensure that we continue to have a growing economy, improving schools, and a secure border. We'll use these ad buys to remind everyone across the Lone Star State that Texas is still the best place to live, work and raise a family.”
This is the first phase of media buys by Texans for Greg Abbott, and is in addition to the $2.75 million already planned for Hispanic media buys.
WASHINGTON, DC – Thursday, Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) released a statement on the Biden Administration’s intention to end the Trump-era “Remain in Mexico” border protection policy:
Rep. August Pfluger (TX-11): “Without Remain in Mexico it’s Remain in the US. President Biden’s policies have created an environment of weakness along our southern border that emboldens drug cartels, human traffickers, suspected terrorists, and criminals to break our laws and put American and migrant lives in danger. Under the Biden Administration, over 3 million migrants and 50 suspected terrorists have crossed our southern border illegally, and heartbreaking human smuggling casualty events have become all too common. We should be empowering our border patrol agents, not removing the few tools they have.”
On Sunday, June 26, 2022, at approximately 11:00 AM, members of the Midland Police Department were dispatched to Spectrum Apartments, 4331 W. Dengar in reference to a gunshot victim.
The victim, Jayshun Jurail Anders (B/M 19 years old) was pronounced deceased at the scene from a gunshot wound.
Crimes Against Persons Unit and Midland Police Department Crime Scene Unit were notified and responded to the scene.
At this time, no arrests have been made.
Next of kin has been notified.
The investigation is ongoing.
This morning, ECISD and the Odessa Police Department received a tip that a student attending summer
school at Bonham Middle School could be in possession of a gun. ECISD police and school leaders responded
immediately, and found the student, a 13-year old male, in possession of a gun. Police believe he brought the
weapon to school to show other students; there is no indication he intended to harm anyone. He is now
charged with Places Weapons Prohibited, a Third-degree Felony, and will also face disciplinary action from
the school district.
ECISD would like to thank those who came forward with the information. “If you see something, say
something” is more than just a slogan; it is an imperative for all of us to follow in order to help keep our
community safe. We also want to thank the officers and campus leaders who moved quickly to find the
student and take him into custody. ECISD, together with other local law enforcement agencies, has very
specific protocols in place for responding to this type of incident and we are grateful for the cooperation
between these agencies.