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I-20 project in Ward Co. will rebuild all 4 lanes
WARD COUNTY, TX (KWES) - A project to improve a section of I-20 in Ward County will begin March 25. The project will consist of all four lanes of I-20 being rebuilt. Lane closures will be required throughout the duration of the project.
Man’s ‘badly decomposed’ body found inside closet in Texas, police say
A grisly discovery was made in Texas on Thursday when a man’s body was found inside a closet, authorities said. Officers with the San Antonio Police Department arrived at the scene in response to “a call for a DOA,” police said in a statement. At the address was an apartment building, MySanAntonio.c
Snake removers find 45 rattlesnakes underneath Texas house
Two Texas snake removers found 45 rattlesnakes underneath a house when responding to a call. The snake removers were able to successfully remove all of the animals from the home.
Abducted Central Texas children were bound with zip ties, duct tape
BELTON, Texas (KWTX) Two Belton children who turned up in Arizona with a truck driver a day after they were reported missing told authorities their hands were bound behind their backs with zip ties and their legs were secured with duct tape, an FBI probable cause affidavit says.
Overturned RV snarls southbound traffic on I-35 in Central Texas
WEST, Texas (KWTX) An RV that overturned Thursday on Interstate 35 snarled southbound traffic in West. The crash was reported just before 5 p.m. Thursday near the FM 2114 exit, closing all of the southbound lanes.
Officer involved shooting in North Monahans, one suspect killed
MONAHANS, Texas (BIG 2 / FOX 24) - A suspect is dead after an officer-involved shooting early Saturday morning in North Monahans. It happened around 8:30 a.m. when Monahans PD received a call about a man firing a weapon near the 300 block of North Bruce.
Texas House passes bill legalizing lemonade stands run by kids; next stop is Senate
The Texas House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill that would legalize lemonade stands run by children. The bill, sponsored by Republican Rep. Matt Krause, sought to legalize what's typically considered a harmless hobby or fundraiser that kids participate in for fun. Lemonade stands and o
2 mechanics die after being crushed by machinery at North Texas tractor shop
Two North Texas men died Wednesday after being crushed by heavy machinery they were working on at a Cleburne tractor-equipment shop. Vikunt Chand, 46, of Arlington and Robert Goldberg, 77, of Granbury were pronounced dead around 1 p.m.
More public meetings planned on assistance district
ECTOR COUNTY, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) - Ector County officials have officially scheduled two additional public meetings to discuss the County Assistance district with residents. The first meeting will be held Wednesday night at the Garden Dale Community Building, 4226 Larkspur Lane.
Traffic Alerts: March 18
(Big 2/Fox 24) - Here is a look at the road project set to begin this week from the Texas Department of Transportation. MIDLAND COUNTY: Lane closures will be necessary as we make repairs on the north service road of I-20 near the Ector County line on Tuesday (3-19). Expect delays. Please obey flagge
Local artist dedicates mural to Ector County Sheriff's Office
ECTOR COUNTY -- The Ector County Sheriff's Office became a bit brighter and more colorful on Monday. It's all thanks to one woman's effort to show her gratitude to the men and women that put their lives on the line every day.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Permian Basin Scoreboard for Tuesday March, 19
Barrett Knapp and Jon Cantu. Noey Brito and Taylor Sullivan. W — Brito. L — Knapp. 2B — Tascosa: Harris Shoemaker; Permian: Manny Guerrero. 3B — Tascosa: Santiago Sandoval, Logan Nance; Permian: Aleck Villa.
Back to back hit and run accidents in Ector County
ECTOR COUNTY, Tx (KOSA) -- A man led a hot pursuit with the Ector County Sheriff's Deputies after he committed two hit and run accidents and is now behind bars. According to Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis, DPS Troopers were asked for assistance after a hit and run crash.
Town hall in Ector County focuses on sales tax
ODESSA, TX (KWES) - Ector County Commissioners town hall meeting today at 6 p.m. focuses on providing information about the passed sales tax voted upon in November. The endorsed sales tax levies 1.25 cents per dollar and builds assistance districts within Ector County, including outside the city lim
Ector County to host passport fair March 30
The Ector County District Clerk’s Office is preparing for another passport fair at the end of the month. County officials approved the passport fair in a meeting of the County Commissioners about a week ago, setting a date for March 30.
Ector County now using postcards for jury summons
ECTOR COUNTY, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) - Residents in Ector County may soon receive a postcard that looks like a jury summons. County officials say the postcards are legitimate, representing a new format for jury summons in Ector County.
Environmental groups suing Ector County gas plant
The Sierra Club and Environmental Integrity Project announced last week their intention to file a civil lawsuit against the James Lake Gas Plant in Ector County alleging Clean Air Act violations.
ECISD board sets special meetings
The Ector County ISD board of trustees will meet at 3 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the board room of the administration building, 802 N. Sam Houston Ave. to interview and discuss superintendent candidates.
ECTOR COUNTY RESTAURANT REPORT: March 11 through March 14
These are the food inspection scores for March 11 through March 14 performed by the Ector County Health Department. Violations dock points, with a perfect score starting at 100.
TxDOT: Pay attention in work zones
As of Friday evening, the Crash Records Information System from the Texas Department of Transportation listed 14 work zone related crashes in Odessa for the 2019 calendar year.