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Bill splits I-14 into two West Texas routes
Under the already-approved plan known as Ports to Forts, I-14’s western terminus would be at I-10 and U.S. Route 190, near Iraan. US 190 would be converted to I-14 to Brady, and the project would continue eastward.
Midland-Odessa economy reaches record highs
The April index set a new record high, surpassing the previous high set in January 2015 before falling crude oil prices sent it down 19 percent in a decline that lasted until October 2016. The April index came in 21.3 percent higher than April 2017, marking the 18thconsecutive month of increase. Sin
Traffic alerts for the week of June 25
In Midland, traffic signals on FM 1788 and Loop 40 will be put in flashing mode as an all-way stop from Wednesday to mid-July, when crews are expected to install traffic signal sensors. Also, northbound traffic on Fairgrounds Road near East Loop 250 will have to make a right turn onto the loop begin
Area of Andrews Highway and University blocked off following "major" accident
ODESSA --Odessa Police are responding to an accident on University and Andrews Highway in Odessa.The multiple-vehicle accident occurred around 6:00 p.m. Friday evening and closed off the area of University and Andrews Highway.Dispatch tells CBS 7 News that this is a major accident and information on
Boom poses challenges for restaurants
“Labor has really dried up, and places are offering more and more money,” said Michael Shapira, owner of Michael’s Charcoal Grill. “And you have to go up on your hourly wage to keep your employees. Everybody’s in the same boat.”
ECTOR COUNTY RESTAURANT REPORT: June 13 through June 18
Texas Food Establishment Rules now use a 3, 2, 1 point system (no longer 5, 4, or 3), equating to Priority violations (3 points), Priority Foundation violations (2 Points) and Core violations (1 point).
Midland widow speaks out after drunk driver convicted
MIDLAND --A Midland widow opened up after the drunk driver who hit her husband was convicted in a Midland County court.Logan Screws, 30, was sentenced to 15 years in prison Thursday evening for intoxication manslaughter with a deadly weapon.The accident happened on May 5, 2017, in Greenwood.On the n
DPS investigating fatal crash near Andrews
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OPEC has made their decision, so what does that mean for West Texas?
MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) - After much speculation, OPEC has now made their decision. They will now pump an extra million barrels a day in the next few months.
Police: Man arrested after he ran over security guard
ODESSA --Odessa Police arrested a man who they say ran over a security guard.Police say that on June 21, officers responded to 6201 East Highway 80 in reference to a security officer that needed assistance.Upon arrival officers observed the 31-year-old security officer lying on the ground in the hot
Meals On Wheels Car Show Classic
Spectators view a variety of different cars during the Meals On Wheels Car Show Classic first annual car show at Meals on Wheels of Odessa. The event was free for admission and included vendor booths, food trucks, jalapeno and watermelon eating contests, sharpie tattoos, a car smash, raffles and mor
OPD charge one theft suspect, one still wanted
Police first responded to the theft March 31 at Target, 3909 East 42nd St., after two women stole about $1,830 worth of merchandise from the store.
Suspect accused of assaulting mother, violating protective order
As the officers came in, the suspect, Alex Reyna charged them, "in an aggressive manner," police say.
Indoor picnic and movie night
First Baptist Church, 201 E. Second St, Andrews, has scheduled an indoor picnic and movie night, “I Can Only Imagine,” from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Fellowship Center.Hot dogs and popcorn will be available.
Painter: Teen confesses in death of 26-year-old man
Painter said Midland County deputies received a call about 1 p.m. Thursday that there was a body inside a house in the 2800 block of West County Road 115, south of Midland city limits. The caller claimed to be a relative of the victim, Jordon Baker, 26, Painter said. After investigators received a w
Woman arrested for reportedly stealing $300,000 from Breaking Bread Kitchen
MIDLAND --A woman was arrested after reportedly stealing over $300,000 from Breaking Bread Kitchen, a charity in Midland.According to officials, investigation revealed that 38-year-old Trisha Lynn Weatherford stole from the charity for several years during her role as Financial Director.An affidavit
Odessa teen killed in Andrews County crash identified
DPS says the the accident involved two vehicles, a 2006 Chevrolet, Malibu and a 1997, Freight-liner, truck tractor, towing a semi trailer.
Two people in critical condition following Odessa motorcycle crash
The operator of the motorcycle, 46-year-old Martin Samson, and his passenger, 49-year-old Dena Hagerty were taken to Medical Center Hospital with life-threatening-injuries.
Man arrested after assaulting, choking mother; resisting arrest
ODESSA --A man was arrested after allegedly assaulting and choking his mother.Odessa Police Department say officers responded to the 1300 block of Lindberg in Odessa in reference to an unknown problem.Upon arrival, officers heard an active disturbance occurring inside the residence.They then heard a
Man charged with running over security officer
Officers were called about a security officer needing assistance around 1:38 a.m. Thursday at the hotel, 6201 East Highway 80, an Odessa Police Department news release stated, and arrived to find the 31-year-old officer lying on the ground in the hotel parking lot.