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Posted on: January 30, 2023

City Offices Closed Wednesday February 1st

City offices will remain closed Wednesday due to increased inclement weather.

City of Odessa offices will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, February 1st, due to the increasing inclement weather and deteriorating driving conditions. Ice accumulations are expecting to increase this evening into Thursday morning making roads more dangero...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Mayor Joven Makes the December Rising LoneStars List

Mayor Joven was selected as a Rising LoneStar for the month of December!

Odessa Mayor Javier Joven’s commitment to “return to basics” earned him a spot as a December 2022 Rising LoneStar. An organization that recognizes exceptional acts of leadership and provides information about local elected officials.

Mayor Joven pledged to...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Faudree Road Construction Traffic Update

Faudree Road traffic will be shifted to the newly paved roadway on January 22, 2023.

Faudree Road traffic will be shifted to the newly paved roadway on January 22, 2023.

56th Street between Sleepy Hollow St and Faudree Rd will be closed to traffic for the remainder of this first phase of construction.

This first phase of construction will i...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2023

January 2023 Sales Tax Check

The City saw an increase in sales tax revenue with January’s sales tax revenue total of $4,643,575.69.

The City of Odessa received its January sales tax check, in the amount of, $5,804,469.61. This amount includes the Economic Development sales tax of ¼ cent. The City of Odessa will receive $4,643,575.69 and the Odessa Development Corporation wi...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2023

New Interim Fire Chief Named

Battalion Chief Jason Cotton has been named the new Interim Fire Chief!

On the heels of Fire Chief John Alvarez’s retirement, The City of Odessa announces the role of interim Fire Chief will be filled by current Battalion Chief Jason Cotton until a permanent replacement is identified.

Cotton has more than 25 years of...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2022

Project Reconstruction of South Meadow Avenue

South Meadow Ave. between E. Murphy and North Service Road of I-20 will be reconstructed.

Beginning Tuesday, January 3, 2023, City of Odessa contractors will begin the project reconstruction of south Meadow Avenue, between east Murphy and the north service road of I-20.

This will include the installation of a concrete valley gutter, curb work, ...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2022

Tanglewood Lane Reconstruction Project

The reconstruction of Tanglewood Lane between Penbrook St. and 52nd St. will begin January 3rd.

Beginning Tuesday, January 3, 2023, City of Odessa contractors will begin the project reconstruction of Tanglewood Lane, between Penbrook Street and 52nd Street.

This will include the installation of a new water main and road reconstruction.

The reconstruct...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2022

Sewer Line Replacement Project for 2100 Blk of N. Dixie

Sewer line project is set to begin January 3rd.

A sewer line replacement project is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, January 3rd at the 2100 block of N Dixie Boulevard and the surrounding alleys.

It is estimated the work will be completed in 2 months. Edgardo Madrid and Associates is the contractor for th...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2022

First Phase of Faudree Road Construction Project Begins January 3rd

The first phase of the Faudree Road Project is expected to last 6 months.

The first phase of the Faudree Road Construction Project is scheduled to begin January 3, 2023 and is expected to last approximately 6 months. This construction activity will occur between SH 191 and Windchase Street.

The initial work lasting approximately...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2022

State of Downtown Odessa Address

Join Downtown Odessa Inc. for the State of Downtown Odessa Address!

Downtown Odessa, Inc. invites you to “Save the Date” for the State of Downtown Address Thursday February 23, 2023. The State of Downtown Address is an annual event that aims to celebrate achievements and local businesses located downto...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2022

Message From Mayor Joven

Please read this message from Odessa Mayor, Javier Joven.

The citizens of Odessa voted for change in the November election, and the majority of our City Council and myself are onboard with continuing to move our community forward. Council is committed to continually improving every aspect of the City. After exte...

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News Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2022

HEB Feast of Sharing Today at 4-8 p.m. at the Ector County Coliseum Barn D&E

 Join Keep Odessa Beautiful and H-E-B for the 20th annual Feast of Sharing Holiday dinner today!

The event starts at 4 p.m. and continues to 8 p.m. Feast of Sharing is taking place at the Ector County Coliseum, 4201 Andrews Hwy, in building D&...

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KOB News
Posted on: December 7, 2022

December Sales Tax Check 2022

The City saw an increase in sales tax revenue with December’s sales tax revenue total of $4,441,543.47 which reflects a $843,463.82 increase compared to December 2021.

The City of Odessa received its December sales tax check, in the amount of $5,551,929.34. This amount includes the Economic Development sales tax of ¼ cent.  The City of Odessa will receive $4,441,543.47 and the Odessa Development Corp...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2022

City Offices Closed Monday, September 5th for Labor Day

City of Odessa offices will be closed Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day. Trash will not be picked up on this day.

City of Odessa offices will be closed Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day. Trash will not be picked up on this day. Customers with roll out carts normally serviced on Monday can expect service Tuesday, September 6th. Carts normally serviced o...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2022

August Sales Tax Check

The City saw an increase in sales tax revenue with August’s sales tax revenue total of $4,525,242.60 which reflects a $204,484.12, or 4.73% as compared to August 2021.

The City of Odessa received its August sales tax check, in the amount of, $5,656,553.25. This amount includes the Economic Development sales tax of ¼ cent. The City of Odessa will receive $4,525,242.60 and the Odessa Development Corporation wil...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2022

TXDOT Project Will Rebuild Highway 385 from 8th St. to 42nd St.

TXDOT will begin a new project to rehabilitate and resurface U.S. Highway 385 in Odessa on July 6th.

A project to rehabilitate and resurface a 2.3-mile segment of U.S. Highway 385 in Odessa is scheduled to begin the week of July 6. Work will stretch from Highway 191 (42nd Street) to Eighth Street. 

To minimize impact on traffic on this major traf...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Several Locations to be Resurfaced by TXDOT Next Week

TXDOT will be resurfacing several roads in Odessa next week.

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News Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis Request Donations for Uvalde Shooting Victims

Sheriff Mike Griffis is asking for donations for the victims of the Uvalde school shooting.

Ector County Sheriff, Mike Griffis, has requested that the community donate for the victims of Uvalde. Donations can be dropped off at the Ector County Sheriff’s Office, 2500 S Hwy 385.

Message from Sheriff Mike Griffis:

5-25-2022***Folks, since t...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2022

TXDOT To Begin Seal Coat Project Next Week

Motorists are reminded that state law requires them to obey warning signs, flaggers and traffic control devices.

A district seal coat project is scheduled to begin the week of Monday, May 16, 2022, in the Odessa District of TxDOT. Approximately 180 miles of roads in eight counties will be worked on in May.

Each year the Odessa District seal coats select roads as part...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Faudree Road and P Bar Ranch Road Intersection Traffic Signal

This intersection warrants the installation of a traffic signal. The traffic signal design is complete and the project will go to bid.

Odessa, TX – The City of Odessa has completed a traffic signal warrant study for the intersection of Faudree Road & P Bar Ranch Road. This intersection warrants the installation of a traffic signal. The traffic signal design is complete and ...

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News Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2022

Faudree Road Updates

The City of Odessa would like to remind the community about traffic conditions on Faudree Road, north of State Highway 191 due to construction.

Odessa, TX – The City of Odessa would like to remind the community about traffic conditions on Faudree Road, north of State Highway 191 due to construction. Yukon Road has been closed from Loop 338 East to Faudree Road by the Texas Department of...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Incident at 93rd and Rainbow Water Tower UPDATED

UPDATE: The tank has been drained. Crews will pump out residual water and place a new clamp. The tank should be back in service tomorrow.

UPDATE: The tank has been drained. Crews will pump out residual water and place a new clamp. The tank should be back in service tomorrow. Yukon pumps are working and the system should have water. Please contact the City if you continue to have water press...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Mayor’s Drug & Crime Commission’s Healthy Families Build Healthy Communities Event

The event will include resources by community organizations, fun activities including a DJ, hot dogs, police and fire vehicle displays, and a jumper.

The Mayor’s Drug & Crime Commission’s Healthy Families Build Healthy Communities event is scheduled on Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

It will be held at Sherwood Community Center’s parking lot and inside,...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 28, 2021

No Cost COVID-19 PCR Tests

The City of Odessa Incident Command and Curative are offering free COVID-19 tests.

The City of Odessa Incident Command is partnering with Curative to offer COVID-19 PCR Tests. Testing began November 28 at the corner of 2nd St and Grant,  South of Odessa Police Department, and is from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Insurance information will ...

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