Tag Archives: Ector County

Gun Rights Activists Protest Ector County’s Sheriff’s Arrests at West Odessa Bar

By Mitch Borden Over 100 armed protesters gathered at Big Daddy Zane’s, a bar in the unincorporated community of West Odessa, to challenge the arrests of six armed protestors made by the Ector County Sheriff’s Department in early May. The … Continue reading

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Armed Activists Protested Coronavirus Restrictions In Odessa. Now They’re Returning To Rally For Second Amendment Rights.

By Mitch Borden  What first began as activists, dressed in tactical gear and armed with assault rifles, supporting Odessa businesses that defied coronavirus restrictions has now turned into a fight over Second Amendment rights. 

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Texas National Guard Heads To Permian Basin Hubs To Test For COVID-19

By Mitch Borden As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise across the Permian Basin, the Texas National Guard is coming to the region to set up two temporary mobile coronavirus testing sites. The effort is part of a … Continue reading

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Arrest Warrant Reveals New Details in Odessa Highway Shooting

By Mitch Borden Around 10:30 p.m. on September 26, Juan Rosalez was driving east on Highway 80 with his older brother Eduardo. The two were heading out of Odessa when their white pickup truck stalled.  Juan—who had just turned 31 … Continue reading

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Suspected Gunman Who Targeted Ector County Drivers Is In Custody, Has Been Charged With Murder

By Mitch Borden For two days throughout Ector County, a gunman targeted drivers on Permian Basin roads. One victim was waiting for a tow truck on a barren stretch of highway near a Pilot gas station. Another, whose vehicle had … Continue reading

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Sheriff’s Office Have Taken A Suspected Gunman Into Custody For Targeting Ector County Drivers

By Mitch Borden The Ector County Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect on Friday they believe has been shooting at drivers in and around Odessa for the past week. There have been four confirmed shootings so far, one person has been … Continue reading

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What’s On Your Ballot In May? A Guide To 2019 Elections In West Texas

Counties, cities, and school districts across the Big Bend region and Permian Basin will hold elections on May 4, 2019. Not sure what’s on your ballot, or where to vote? Areas holding elections are listed by county in alphabetical order … Continue reading

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Ector County Residents Gather To Talk About Raising Local Sales Tax

By Mitch Borden The Ector County Commissioners held public forums this week to go over a sale tax increase that’s about to go into effect across the county at the beginning of April. People gathered at these meetings to share where … Continue reading

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The Sierra Club Takes Aim At Permian Basin Facility It Says Is Big Polluter

By Mitch Borden An environmental group plans to take legal action against a Permian Basin facility it says is one of the area’s biggest polluters.  Before formally filing a lawsuit, the Sierra Club sent a letter to the owners and … Continue reading

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Multiple Sheriff Deputies Wounded After Shooting In Odessa

By Mitch Borden  Three Ector County Sheriff deputies in Odessa were shot while serving a warrant Monday night. All of the officers survived and have been released from the hospital. Josh Pool, Cody Smith, and Ricki Rodriguez were a part … Continue reading

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