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Congressman Pfluger: Nearly 600 Afghan Pilots, Service-Members, and Texas Family Members Stranded and in Danger

Texas Congressman August Pfluger (R-TX11) told Odessa Headlines in a statement that over 600 Afghan pilots, service-members, and family members of his constituents are stranded in the country of Uzbekistan, and that he is working to get them extracted to safety as the Taliban puts immense pressure on the Uzbek government to repatriate them back […]

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Major Candidate Forum Featuring Governor/Attorney General Candidates Planned

A coalition of local Republican Party groups in the Permian Basin has announced a joint forum featuring gubernatorial and attorney general candidates running in the Republican Party Primary Election. The forum will be held Tuesday, February 1, at the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center between Midland and Odessa, from 6-8 PM. Ticket prices will range […]

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Conflict Accusations Erupt in Tumultuous Odessa Council Meeting

Accusations and questions flew across the dais of the Odessa City Council Chamber Tuesday night, as Council-members Steve Thompson and Mari Willis brought forth an agenda item to remove Odessa Economic Development (ODC) Board member Jeff Russell from his post.  Thompson, who spearheaded the effort, faced accusations of political motivation and double standards as he […]

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Ector County Judge Candidates Square off Over Handling of Federal Funds

The Odessa Lion’s club held a lunch forum Thursday, featuring the first public campaign debate between incumbent Ector County Judge Debi Hays, and challenger Dustin Fawcett.  Both candidates were allowed to start by giving speeches that highlighted their professional backgrounds, with Fawcett giving his plans and vision for the office if he is elected, and […]

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Weakening Illegal Voting Laws Becomes Heated Issue in State Representative Race

The Republican Primary race to be the next State Representative in House District 81 (HD-81) is heating up, with challenger Casey Gray going after incumbent State Representative Brooks Landgraf’s (R-Odessa) controversial vote to reduce the penalty for five core election fraud statutes from major felonies to misdemeanors – and now, Landgraf is firing back.  At […]

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State Rep. Candidate’s Gun-Toting Family Christmas Photo Garners Social Media Attention

One candidate running for office in West Texas has a family Christmas photo getting explosive shares on social media, drawing over 100,000 views on LinkedIn and thousands of reactions on Twitter. Candidate Casey Gray (R-Odessa), who is running in the March 1, 2022, Republican Primary for the HD-81 seat in the Texas House of Representatives, […]

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Odessa Businessman Billy Tripp Announces Campaign for Ector County Commissioner

Odessa businessman Billy Tripp has announced his candidacy in the March 1, 2022, Republican Primary, filing earlier this month to run for Ector County Commissioner in Precinct 2.  According to a campaign press release, Tripp is a lifelong Odessa resident and cites a professional background in building construction, oil and gas, ranching, and farming.  Tripp […]