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Police: Shots fired overnight at Odessa bar

ODESSA -- Odessa Police responded early Sunday morning to shots fired at an Odessa bar located off 16th Street and West County Road. According to Police, there was an altercation between two people, one of them began shooting at two trucks in the bar's parking lot.


Architects to unveil courthouse design concepts

The idea of building a new courthouse has reentered public discourse but whether or not Ector County officials will move forward with proposed options is dependent on the pulse of the community.


Rapper Tone Loc Detained At An Airport In Texas

The rap star encountered some sort of issue over the weekend in Texas. (AllHipHop News) Rapper Tone Loc ran into some problems over the weekend in Texas. According to reports, the 53-year-old rapper was detained in Midland, Texas.


What’s the big IDEA?

Within the next five years, IDEA Public Schools plans to open 14 schools on seven sites in Odessa and Midland. August of 2020 is when IDEA plans to open its first school in Midland. The location has not yet been approved by the school board.



These are the food inspection scores for March 15 through March 18 performed by the Ector County Health Department. Violations dock points, with a perfect score starting at 100.


Odessa Police looking to identify Target theft suspect

ODESSA, Tx (KOSA) -- On March 11th at 12:20 p.m., Odessa Police responded to the Target at 3909 East 42nd Street in reference for a theft. An unknown male suspect concealed merchandise in his jacket and left the store without paying.


Texas pet owner dead, ‘attacked by her two pit bull terriers’: police

A Texas woman died on Saturday after she was “attacked by her two pit bull terriers,” police said. Officers arrived at North O’Connor Road to help out the fire department, who was called to a veterinary facility about “reports of a woman in need of medical attention,” Irving Police said in a news re


UPDATE: Cruise ship passengers from Midland reportedly heading back to U.S.

Midlanders Larry and Valerie Prucka finally are disembarking from the cruise ship that ran into trouble off Norway’s western coast on Saturday. It was expected that the Pruckas would be evacuated from the Viking Sky on Saturday. The Associated Press reported that more than 475 passengers were airlif


Central Texas coalition working to end veteran homelessness

KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Across the area, the Central Texas Homeless Coalition is working to provide resources to end veteran homelessness. According to a "point in time" count conducted in January, there were 31 veterans identified between Bell, Coryell, Lampasas and Hamilton counties.


Midland couple wait to be evacuated off the coast of Norway

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - Viking Sky cruise ship hit severe weather off of Norway’s western coast earlier today. On that ship is a couple right here from Midland, Larry and Valerie Prucka, who are among 1300 passengers waiting to be rescued.


Report: Midland is 21st for home affordability in Texas

Higher median income makes it easier to pay off a median-priced home, according to homearea.com. An online housing area study shows Midland as 21st in Texas for affordable homes.


HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Frenship's Johnson stifles Permian

Midland Lee at Amarillo Tascosa, ppd. Wolfforth Frenship at Permian, ppd. Amarillo Tascosa at Midland High, 4:30 p.m. Midland Lee at Permian, 4:30 p.m. Odessa High at Wolfforth Frenship, 7 p.m.


Teenager dies in 4-vehicle collision

A 15-year-old Honduran girl died as a result of a four-vehicle collision Thursday afternoon in southeast Odessa, an Odessa Police Department press release detailed. The fatal crash was reported to have happened at 4:46 p.m. Thursday in the 14000 block of W. Highway 80, the release stated.


Mexican officials pick up 21 lost migrants south of Texas

MEXICO CITY – Mexican immigration authorities say 21 migrants have been rescued in the northeastern state of Coahuila after wandering near the U.S. border for seven days. The National Migration Institute said Saturday that its assistance unit, Grupo Beta, received a call for help after the migrants


Waco: Central Texas Girl Scouts hold 7th annual "STEM Fest"

WACO, Texas (KWTX) S.T.E.M, stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Important subjects to know, as the Central Texas Girl Scouts are doing their part to learn about the different subjects in the 7th annual "STEM Fest."


No injuries after apartment fire in Central Midland

MIDLAND, Tx. (KOSA) -- The City of Midland confirms that MFR responded to an apartment fire at 400 block of Humble Ave around 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. The city also tells CBS7 that residents were evacuated and there are no reports of any injuries at this time.


Daily aspirin no longer recommended for healthy hearts

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - For years doctors have recommended taking low-dose aspirin as a preventative for heart attack and stroke, but it is no longer recommended for adults age 70 and older.


Fort Stockton safe house closed

The Lilah Smith Safe House in Fort Stockton, a satellite shelter of the Crisis Center of West Texas, was closed after the executive board of the agency voted to cease its operation.


Keep Odessa Beautiful Crosstown Rivalry

ODESSA, TX (KWES) - The Keep Odessa Beautiful Crosstown Rivalry clean up challenge kicks off Monday, March 25, at Noon and runs until April 22. Students from Permian High School, Odessa High School, and, for the first time, New Tech Odessa are gearing up to participate.


HS BASEBALL/SOFTBALL: Roundup from March 22

Lee’s Friday road game at Amarillo Tascosa was postponed due to rainy weather in the Panhandle. Lee and Tascosa will play their District 2-6A game at an undisclosed time today in Amarillo.