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[TEXAS VIEW]: Radioactive West Texas

Associated Press | Appeared in The Odessa American The nuclear waste disposal site operated by Waste Control Specialists in West Texas is steadily morphing away from its original mission as a depository for very limited quantities of low-level radioactive items from Texas and Vermont. Today, the site is taking on much greater quantities and higher levels of radioactive waste from ...

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Chevron donates $10,000 to Odessa Fire/Rescue

By Nathaniel Miller | The Odessa American, TX Employees with Odessa Fire/Rescue will have about 10,000 reasons to smile here in the next few days. That’s because the department has recently received a $10,000 donation from Chevron that will be used in the immediate future to purchase new equipment for employees. The donation, which Odessa Fire/Rescue Chief Roger Boyd said ...

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Power problems in the Permian Basin

BY JON VANDERLAAN | Odessa American, TX Amid several power outages over the past week putting thousands without electricity, an Oncor spokesman said the outages are to be expected. Gus Ortega, area manager with Oncor, said it takes time to repair outages. “We can’t predict outages and we can’t guarantee no outages,” Ortega said. “There are always outages throughout our ...

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City mulls water pipeline project for Halliburton, industrial development

BY COREY PAUL | The Odessa American, TX Odessa city officials are considering helping Halliburton pay for a nearly three-mile 12-inch pipeline that would pump drinking water to the oilfield services company and other industrial customers in the southern part of the city. To build the pipeline, the city would pay about $1.3 million in construction costs for the pipeline, ...

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Gas energy plant given tax abatement by OC board

By Lindsay Weaver, The Odessa American, TX A 100 percent, five-year tax abatement was approved unanimously on Tuesday night by the Odessa College board for the $120 million power plant to be built near the Ector-Andrews county line. Evan Horn, of Ryan Tax Service which consults withInvenergy LLC, made the request to the board during its regular board meeting. After not much ...

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City: Residents should heed water restrictions

by the Odessa American The recent rainfall did not end the drought, and City of Odessa officials would like to remind citizens of the current water restrictions and the water nuisance ordinance. Outdoor irrigation of landscaping is allowable twice a week based upon address, the city stated in a release. Businesses and homes with even numbered addresses may water on ...

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Rain, thunder pounds Permian Basin

By LINDSAY WEAVER, The Odessa American, TX Overnight, the Permian Basin received more rainfall than it had seen in the last five months, according to the National Weather Service. As measured at the Midland International Airport, 1.83 inches of rain soaked the area on Sunday, with 1 inch hitting the ground between 5 and 7 a.m. Sunday morning, NWS meteorologist Rick ...

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Oil keeps fueling Odessa economic growth. But could that slow in coming months?

Corey Paul | The Odessa American Higher-than expected oil prices buoyed Odessa’s economy this year despite forecasts of flattening growth, according to the latest Odessa Economic Index by the Amarillo Economist Karr Ingham, released Friday. Ingham was one of those who had anticipated that job growth, building and other signs of the booming economy would slow down after years of ...

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Odessa car theft results in multiple stab wounds

A 22-year-old man sustained serious injuries in a stabbing that erupted Wednesday after he tried to retrieve his stolen car. The Odessa American Eagle reports Jose Pinon-Arroyo was pumping gas at a Stripes gas station on West University in Odessa when a man stole his gold Ford Contour and drove off. Pinon-Arroyo later spotted the suspect inside the stolen vehicle ...

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